Monday, February 08, 2010

Lovers of EVE Online - Blog Banter Winners


If there's one thing that shines through all the entries - all 56 of them - it's the passion that these bloggers have for this vast and harsh landscape on the InterTubes we call New Eden. As I sat through the cold February night, reading and rereading all these articles, I couldn't but help myself but feel pride at the accomplishments, achievements and opportunities of all we've been able to accomplish within and through EVE Online.

And so, it was with the utmost care and consideration that I started picking, choosing, weighing in all these testimonials to our communal passion for the virtual world we spend so much time living in, dreaming of, plan for and talking about. The result of this process is listed below. But before you drop your eyes a few lines to look at the listing, please remember that 46 other bloggers took the time to write and submit their entries, and they all deserve the recognition. SO please consider dropping by some of these and letting them know through a comment.

So wither further ado, here are your 10 winners!
  1. 1st Prize - $100 in EVE Store merchandise: Wench with a Wrench

  2. 2nd Prize - $50 in EVE Store merchandise: Don't Fear the Mutant

  3. 3rd Prize- $25 in EVE Store merchandise: Into the unknown with gun and camera

  4. 4th Prize - $25 in EVE Store merchandise: Sered's Lives

    And the following bloggers each win a 14 Day EVE Time Code:

  5. FlashFresh
  6. EVEOGANDA
  7. Vive Virtual
  8. Why do I love EVE Online
  9. An Extremely Complicated Survival Machine
  10. Ecliptic Rift
IMPORTANT: I've got one more request for these winners. I need all 10 of you to write a follow-up post on the same blog you submitted your entry, in which you'll provide me with your email. This way, I'll ensure that I don't get an email from someone pretending to be a winner and asking for his prize. Please let me know you've done that by a quick comment below.

Congratulations again to all of you!

10 comments:

astral dominix said...

congratulations to the winners some very good articles picked CK :)

Mail Lite said...

Congrats to all the winners, some AMAZING posts and I have enjoyed reading every single one of them!

I have to admit I did not envy CK his job on chosing the winners =P

Fly Dangerous o/

Mail

Lea said...

Wow CK!!

I am dumb-stricken! Loss for words!

Thank you so much! I really didn't expect to place at all, tho I will confess to secretly wishing to! ;-)

I am humbled to have been placed at the top of so many incredible entries.

As requested, my post has been updated. :)

Bryan Ward said...

http://eveoganda.blogspot.com/2010/02/why-do-i-love-eve-contest.html

Just published the follow up post, and my email is always available in the right sidebar.

I've read about 90% of the entries myself (snowed in this weekend) and they all deserve much praise. I'm very new to the Eve blogger community and humbled that my entry was worthy of any consideration. Thanks!

Chain Trap said...

As requested, a follow-up post at http://wp.me/pwvnN-2J

I'm mightily chuffed to have featured! The standard was extremely high!

Grats to all.

Jaggins said...

Thanks for coordinating a great contest, CK!

Here's my f/u post:
http://vivevirtual.blogspot.com/2010/02/blog-banter-contest-winners.html

Thanks for giving me the benefit of the doubt despite my initial formatting folly!

-Jaggins

Prideful said...
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Prideful said...

Hey, Prideful here!

Here's my follow-up post:

http://eve-stl.blogspot.com/2010/02/keep-on-flyin.html

Fly Safe!

Prideful

MinorFreak said...

Such audacious entries for the winners! grats!

Sered Woollahra said...

Thanks CK! I wrote my follow up post, here:

http://sered-sl.blogspot.com/2010/02/happenings.html

Cheers,
Sered