Topic: Jump Start Perpetuum Community Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Hi Everybody,

you will probably agree with me that no great MMO game can exist without its community. The involvement of players into the evolution of the game, creation of outside tools, blogs, guides, etc. Since the game is nearing its release it is probably a good time to jump start some of these community related activities. I would like to propose a contest with prizes being 4 early access codes allowing you to pay for the first 30 days of the game plus all the early access bonuses. If you already purchased early access you can use this code to pay for regular 30 days of game time.
I was never good at writing or graphical design and always admired (and envied) people who had a knack for it. I know there is a lot of talented people out there that is why I wanted to run the contest in two categories:

  • short story - create a short story centering around the world of Perpetuum. You can find a lot of information about a world on the Perpetuum website. Use it as your starting point/background.

  • graphics - create a design of a new robot that you would like to see in the game, or use the existing design but put a custom paint on it or just take a particularly interesting screen capture from the game. Just be creative.

The prize in each category is going to be TWO game access codes awarded to the best two stories and two graphical designes. The contest will run for a bit more than 2 weeks. The submission should not be later than midnight (server time) Nov. 15th. The winners will be announced on Nov 17th. I will be the one choosing the winners but I will base my decision heavily on the vote from community members.
Please submit your stores in this thread. As for the graphics please use some kind of outside image hosting service and submit link to the image.
Only 1 submission per person please.
I am really hoping to get some great stories and pictures from you that we all can enjoy.

In case someone is curious I must say that I am not (was not and am not planning to be)  affiliated with Avatar Creations. I am a player just like you. You can find me killing some drones or running around Asintech Alpha terminal late evenings US central time.
Any comments or question are welcomed. Have fun everybody.

EDIT: ADDED 2 MORE PRIZES. NOW 2 BEST STORIES AND 2 BEST GRAPHICS WIN!!!!!!!

Last edited by Lexor (2010-11-16 19:23:15)

Re: Jump Start Perpetuum Community Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Winners in the category Graphic design are:

Arcsin
Pentence

Winners in the category Short story

Delos Harriman
Campana

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who participated.


All Contest Entrants:

Category: Graphic design:

Alexadar: http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/9342 … edited.jpg
Arcsin: http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/9554/robotcmplt.jpg
Blackomen: http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/8015/mechpaintb.jpg
Styx: http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/2743/pumav.png
Pentence: http://i56.tinypic.com/289jsxw.png


Category: Short story:

Gremrod: http://perpetuumfiles.wordpress.com/
Delos Harriman: http://forums.perpetuum-online.com/post/24078/#p24078
Campana: http://www.filefront.com/17519773/TheGhostProject.pdf/

Last edited by Lexor (2010-11-16 19:22:41)

Re: Jump Start Perpetuum Community Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

*Reserved*

Re: Jump Start Perpetuum Community Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Nice, I like it! big_smile

Perpetuum Community Wizard Guy!
For beginning video tutorials please visit: http://gremrod.wordpress.com
Perpetuum Short stories: http://perpetuumfiles.wordpress.com/ Written by me.

Re: Jump Start Perpetuum Community Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Interesting idea.  You might want to post this on some other websites like MMORPG.com to stir up more activity and interest for those who might want to check it out and are creatively inclined.

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Neoxx wrote:

Interesting idea.  You might want to post this on some other websites like MMORPG.com to stir up more activity and interest for those who might want to check it out and are creatively inclined.

Thank you. I will try to spread a word around but I also count on you guys to help. The more the merrier.

Re: Jump Start Perpetuum Community Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Edited rules to say that only 1 submission per person will be accepted. In case someone wanted to submit a lot of pictures. Please select the one that you think is the best.

As for posting on other web sites I will do what I can but most of these game related websites are blocked by my employer so I can't do much right now until I get back home. That is why I said I count on help from others in that regard.

Re: Jump Start Perpetuum Community Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Sounds like a cool idea for those creatively inclined. One issue would be the you've got a relatively short time between now and early access to complete this event. Two weeks might not be enough time to get a huge amount of entries but it's still a very nice idea.

Would also be nice if you could get a Dev to confirm that early access codes will become normal 30 day codes once release arrives else a large amount of players might not have a need to enter as they'll already have all their accounts sorted.

Last edited by Alexander (2010-10-29 20:46:52)

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Alexander wrote:

Sounds like a cool idea for those creatively inclined. One issue would be the you've got a relatively short time between now and early access to complete this event. If you can get confirmation that the code will become normal 30 day codes after early release that it might gain a little more acceptance. Most players wanting to play this game will have their codes by now and more codes will just mean more account that you'll only keep for a month.

I assumed that codes that give you early access can also be used to pay for 30 days of regular game time. Can one of the Devs or GMs confirm that?

Last edited by Lexor (2010-10-29 21:04:50)

Re: Jump Start Perpetuum Community Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

If they are used after early access has started (or ended), will they still give the extra 30 days of EP since it was purchased during early access?  That might help extend this competition a few more days (or a week) if needed.

Re: Jump Start Perpetuum Community Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Great idea!

Last edited by Merrek (2010-10-29 23:59:28)

Re: Jump Start Perpetuum Community Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Lexor wrote:
Alexander wrote:

Sounds like a cool idea for those creatively inclined. One issue would be the you've got a relatively short time between now and early access to complete this event. If you can get confirmation that the code will become normal 30 day codes after early release that it might gain a little more acceptance. Most players wanting to play this game will have their codes by now and more codes will just mean more account that you'll only keep for a month.

I assumed that codes that give you early access can also be used to pay for 30 days of regular game time. Can one of the Devs or GMs confirm that?

The early access codes are good for the early access plan until the early access goes live.

Once the early access is live the codes used after the start date are good for a 30 day subscription only.

Perpetuum Community Wizard Guy!
For beginning video tutorials please visit: http://gremrod.wordpress.com
Perpetuum Short stories: http://perpetuumfiles.wordpress.com/ Written by me.

Re: Jump Start Perpetuum Community Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

GM Gremrod wrote:

The early access codes are good for the early access plan until the early access goes live.

Once the early access is live the codes used after the start date are good for a 30 day subscription only.

Comment moved to its own thread here: http://forums.perpetuum-online.com/topi … mitations/

Please keep this thread on the topic of the competition!!!  big_smile

Last edited by Neoxx (2010-10-29 22:55:03)

Re: Jump Start Perpetuum Community Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Sounds like a great idea!

Can you give me some more details as to what your looking for in the short story?

Re: Jump Start Perpetuum Community Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Xiao Xian wrote:

Sounds like a great idea!

Can you give me some more details as to what your looking for in the short story?

Not looking for anything specific. Just be creative. Use existing Perpetuum lore and your imagination. The story can be based on planet Nia or on Earth with its corporation politics and agents running robots remotely... anything goes.

Re: Jump Start Perpetuum Community Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Time to get my creative cap on! Thanks.

Re: Jump Start Perpetuum Community Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Merrek was kind enough to donate one game access code to the cause. I decided to change the rules of the contest and award 2 game access codes in each category (4 prizes total). I am looking for one more person to donate the code. If I can't find anyone I will cover it myself.

Last edited by Lexor (2010-11-01 16:14:46)

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Time to break out the pen and paper.

Re: Jump Start Perpetuum Community Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Im in smile
*reserved*

Re: Jump Start Perpetuum Community Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Submission:
Nuimqol understands that without war there will be no peace. Thats why they had to create peacekeepers for the problem territories. Artillery mech Hata was hired to keep peace for the Nuimqol.
http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/9342 … edited.jpg

Re: Jump Start Perpetuum Community Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Surprised Siddy hasn't entered this yet. He's actually a damn good artist. Sadly I don't have a lick of artistic talent. sad

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Alexadar wrote:

Submission:
Nuimqol understands that without war there will be no peace. Thats why they had to create peacekeepers for the problem territories. Artillery mech Hata was hired to keep peace for the Nuimqol.
http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/9342 … edited.jpg

Hata's gonna hate.

Re: Jump Start Perpetuum Community Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Throwing in my short story. smile

http://perpetuumfiles.wordpress.com/

For beginning video tutorials please visit: http://gremrod.wordpress.com
Perpetuum Short stories: http://perpetuumfiles.wordpress.com/ Written by me.
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We noticed this week they agents can be priest/mages  They control the bots that can heal and do EW.

Re: Jump Start Perpetuum Community Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

ok, im in: Siddy

Re: Jump Start Perpetuum Community Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Here is my new energy warfare design for heavy mech. Also melee included.