Friday, March 12, 2010

EVE Online Wallpaper Competition - Billions of ISKs at stake!

This is a guest post by Xiphos83 from A Misguided Adventurer. You can follow him @Xiphos83.

The EVE Online universe is a captivating and awe inspiring world to view. Wonderfully detailed ships, planets, and effects grace our screens and create a canvas of color rivaling many of the other MMOs out there. The changes CCP Games has made to the environment over the years have simply been stunning and it's time to do justice to this graphical wonder.

I, @Xiphos83 (formerly of A Misguided Adventurer) am teaming up with CrazyKinux to give away some always in demand ISKies and encourage capsuleers out there to put their creative caps on, take some screenshots and build wallpapers that we can grace our gaming machines with.

  • The entry fees will be a measly 10 million ISKs to be transfered to the in-game character "CrazyKinux". Only those who have deposited their participation fees will be eligible for the draw.
  • The contest will require that you create a wallpaper of a minimum size of 1280 x 1024 in one of two categories from screenshots taken within EVE Online - Action or Scenic.
  • Themes: Action (being war, mining ops, ratting, etc) and Scenic (planets, stations orbiting moons, etc).
  • All images incorporated in the wallpapers must be from EVE. Whichever way you decide to incorporate your screenshots into the wallpaper is up to you, as long as you stick to the Scenic or Action theme.
  • You may submit one (1) wallpaper to each categories, but no more.
  • The judges will be Brendan of Massively, CrazyKinux, and Xiphos83.
  • Submissions will be gathered on one of CK's Flickr Set, where size, date of submission and artist will be mentioned (and linked back to whenever possible)
  • Contest ends on March 26th, 11:59 PM EDT.
Now comes the juicy part.

The entry fee will be a measly 10 million ISKs and the winners will split the pot! Additionally, CrazyKinux will donate 15 million ISKs to the pot and I, Xiphos83, will be donating 100 million ISKs. So even if we have 1 person apply, there's 175 million up for grabs. That's a few new ships with fittings to boot.

How to Submit:
1) Drop a comment on the post, with URL, character name. Or on this EVE Forum thread.
2) Transfer the 10 million ISK to my character "CrazyKinux"
3) Once you see your screenshot on my Flickr Set, you know your submission has been received and approved!

Additional Donators:
  • Crovan - 50 million ISKs
  • Krispy Dingo - 50 million ISKs
  • AnMiTh - 1 Billion ISKs (!!!!!) and a Free year of Lonetrek Hosting Coupon

You will have 14 days to submit your entries to CrazyKinux, so get out there, fire up your Velator of Doom, and start snapping photos!

Remember, the more participants, the bigger the prizes will be!

Good luck to you all!

[UPDATE: After much back and forth with the #tweetfleet and in view of your comments, we've decided to ask for a minimum size wallpaper (1280x1024). This way, almost everyone can partake in the competition and no one is left out!]


Stark said...

Please! Consider widescreen and high rez!
How many of the 'my eve space' had only 4:3?

Balsakian McGiggles said...

Agreed. It would be nice to have them in high resolution!

CrazyKinux said...

So what would you guys prefer 1600 × 1200, 1920 × 1080 or 1920 × 1200?

Unknown said...

Well I am sure you can make a high res version but he's asking for a very common resolution.

I normally shoot in 1680 x 1050 but if I enter I will just make two versions of the entry.

jtyler said...

Fun idea guys. I'm in.

I'll personally make a 1920 x 1200 version available, and just size it down to whatever the final requirements are for the contest.

Zombie Brewer said...

Will there be a Gallery of all submissions hosted somewhere?

CrazyKinux said...

@Rettic - Would you say that asking for 1600 x 1200 would be the safest bet. I use that size for both 4:3 and 16:9 type monitors.

@Victor - That's actually a great idea. Maybe I could have them up on my Flickr account!

Benoit CozmikR5 Gauthier said...

1- We know where to send the ISK, but where do we send the actual pictures?

2- All my screenshots are 1680 x 1050. This disqualifies me?

CrazyKinux said...

How about you all email me your wallpapers and I put them up on my Flickr account with proper credits?

As for the size, simply take a few more screenshots and combine them to create a 1600 x 1200 wallpaper. Work that magic!

Rixx Javix said...

Ahh, maybe the above comment answers my question, can we combine images taken in-game into one screenshot for submission? Just that little extra bit of creativity y'know.

Count me in of course. Sounds fun.

CrazyKinux said...

Cozmik - You should be fine now! Check the new resolution requirements! See you at Brutopia!

Benoit CozmikR5 Gauthier said...

Cool thanx.

Now I have to get the shutter bug going because all my previous screenshots are imprisoned on my failed hard drive... good thing I have them on my computer at work!

And c ya tonite! :)

Arukemos said...

My entry is up at

Arukemos: Print Screen FTW

I also sent you the 10M in game just let me know if you got it so I can sleep easy :D

CrazyKinux said...

@Arukemos! - Thanks for your submission and good luck!

Anthony Thurston said...

CK - Lonetrek would love to sponsor this event. We are adding a Free year of Hosting Coupon to the Mix as well as 1 Billion ISK.

Email me to set the details.

Unknown said...

Here's mine. The screenshot is a little dated, but I still like this one way more than any other I've taken to date.

ISK sent to CrazyKinux for this entry from "Tom Dreyfus"


Unknown said...

Err... linkage fail >.<

try this instead:

CrazyKinux said...

@Tom - I assume that this is in the Scenic category? Right?

Unknown said...

Yeah, thanks; That's for the scenic category.

Perseus Kallistratos said...

Heres mine.

The Four Powers

Taken several hours before we engaged PL in Y-2 and they lost several titans.



Aggressive Tendencies

Perseus Kallistratos said...

Isk sent to Crazykinux... still not seeing it on Flickr

CrazyKinux said...

@Perseus - Am at work mate and will get it up on Flickr as soon as I can log into EVE and check the payment. No worries, it'll get added! Nice shot!

Unknown said...

Heres my Entry, its kinda an old one but I like the setup.

In game Char name Archase

Unknown said...

Please also check out the other pics on my flickr eve online set. Which I could get pics like this on my new monitor but what Ive gained in size have to take away in quality to keep the framerate high enough to play. now think I should of entered this one:

or this one:


Opiboble Inte said...

Well I have 4... And well I just cant pick 2 of them so I will leave that to you 20mill will be in your wallet soon:

ISK from: Opiboble Inte

(the other 2 which I sorta like more but I think the first 2 are better)

Opi out.

Rixx Javix said...

Man, been a busy week and meant to get this in sooner, but here is my entry.

It's an odd 2560x1177 size, but I'm an odd dude and it looked best panoramic and not square.


Anonymous said...

Hi CK!

Here I am:
"BOOOM!" by Mal Iss

ISK sent.

As usual, well done... keep up the good work!


Anonymous said...

... and this is the "scenic" one:

"Do you beleive?" by Mal Iss

ISK sent.

Take care mate!

Anonymous said...

CK here are my two entries:

Combat :


They should be decent Res but I may be able to manipulate them if needed.

Velocity Prime said...

Here is my entry for the contest for the Action category. ISK sent. Good luck, all.

Quintrala said...

I wonder... this one is the wrong size but still looks so cool.

It's not like I can go back and re-shoot it. May I supersize it? :)

Unknown said...

Action Entry
Sheol's Broadside's%20Broadside.jpg

Isk sent

-Riyusone Haro

Beowolf Schaefer said...

Here's the scenic entry from Beowolf Schaefer.

Isk will be sent in a couple hours.

Anonymous said...
if it's one, total, go w/ the action one. ISK sent from korleena