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EVE True Stories Competition Results

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Tyrrax Thorrk
Guiding Hand Social Club
#1 - 2013-05-22 02:27:52 UTC
Congratulations to Goonswarm Federation who took both 1st and 2nd place !
240 plex and a trip for two to Iceland is their reward for a couple of well written stories (but mostly just for being really well organized and numerous)

Both well written submissions about events that had a considerable impact on the greatest war to take place in EVE so far, involving at one point or another pretty much every significant 0.0 alliance in the game (and many many not so significant heh)

In first place (120 plex) we had The Mittani's entry; https://truestories.eveonline.com/ideas/976 - basically a bored Band of Brothers executor corp director betrays his friends in order to make new more fun friends, handled by spymaster mittens he steals some stuff and single handedly removes sov from Fortress Delve, goons and friends capitalize on this opportunity and decisively win the great war.

Second place (120 plex) went to xttz's entry; https://truestories.eveonline.com/ideas/821 - events that had a great effect on redswarm federation morale and made SUAS and Nync legendary. (speaking of SUAS, Little Bees is pretty amazing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vfv1QtZDirY , you should all watch it and then go listen to these songs; https://soundcloud.com/shutupandshave/sets/eve-parody )
I guess you could say that was when BoB started to lose the war, altho personally I always felt like the RSF side was winning in the larger scheme of things despite getting owned by remote doomsdays a lot.
Can't say I find this story very interesting tho apart from it involving one of my favorite EVE minstrels uncle SUAS, but I can see why goons would care about it.

Third place (12 plex) was a GH-SC story about a heist. https://truestories.eveonline.com/ideas/1025

Fourth place (12 plex) was a battlereport by Lord Maldoror , did not deserve to place this high, but gz on your voting and downvoting campaign RnK - https://truestories.eveonline.com/ideas/899

Fifth place (12 plex) was a rather uninteresting story about an unpopular CEO and his obsession with getting a titan by transcom caldari of Nulli Secunda; https://truestories.eveonline.com/ideas/1029
gz Nulli on your voting and downvoting campaign, managed to downvote Centra Spike enough to get yourself 12 plexes pretty much at the last minute.
[23:28:00] TyrraxThorrk > half hour to go centra, looks like you got dis <- apparently not !

Sixth place was another TOTALLY UNINTERESTING story by Lord Maldoror, really happy you didn't win a prize for this submission, cripes. https://truestories.eveonline.com/ideas/784

Seventh place was about how Centra Spike stole an Erebus from Bluemelon (who funnily enough recently joined us here in Pandemic Legion, funny how a little thing like a stolen titan isn't that big a deal in EVE) - https://truestories.eveonline.com/ideas/820

Eighth place is a campaign report by Seleene of the Mercenery Coalition about how they were super cool once upon a time in the very distant past, CONVENIENTLY FORGETTING TO MENTION HOW MC GOT OWNED BY IAC IN ALL FOUR PROHIBITION CAMPAIGNS LOLOL , story lacked Buffy pictures https://truestories.eveonline.com/ideas/1013

Ninth place went to Hardin of CVA fame in a not very interesting history of Amarr roleplayers doing stuff in Providence , lacked IAC mentions tbh - https://truestories.eveonline.com/ideas/830

Tenth place went to yet another Lord Maldoror entry which I didn't even read cos his other two higher voted ones sucked.
https://truestories.eveonline.com/ideas/923 - let me know if it's any good thanks !
Tyrrax Thorrk
Guiding Hand Social Club
#2 - 2013-05-22 02:28:28 UTC
I listened to little bees like 5 times while writing that, and now I'm watching it again cos the video owns.
Andrea Griffin
#3 - 2013-05-22 02:30:37 UTC
While The Mittani did indeed get the most upvotes and it did affect Eve in a big, big way, the story itself is pretty bad. "Log in, click disband alliance button, win."
Infinity Ziona
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#4 - 2013-05-22 02:46:26 UTC
Little bees is awesome. I didn't read any of the stories cus I can't read.

CCP Fozzie “We can see how much money people are making in nullsec and it is, a gigantic amount, a shit-ton… in null sec anomalies. “*

Kaalrus pwned..... :)

Gelatine
EverBroke Geeks
#5 - 2013-05-22 04:16:46 UTC
So the story that won celebrates an event that required one guy to get bored and absolutely zero gameplay skill at all by anyone.... sums up ten years of EVE nicely.

gg
Hardin
Imperial Dreams
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
#6 - 2013-05-22 04:41:14 UTC
Tyrrax Thorrk wrote:


Ninth place went to Hardin of CVA fame in a not very interesting history of Amarr roleplayers doing stuff in Providence , lacked IAC mentions tbh - https://truestories.eveonline.com/ideas/830



First I would like to thank everyone who voted for my story.

As for your criticism Tyrrax, word count prohibited me from writing about our adventures with IAC/ISS/LV/BoB and many others throughout our 10 year history. I was not even able to give true credit to the role played by the other Providence Holders -but then again everyone had the option of submitting worthy stories themselves.

That said, why didn't you bother to do a write up on IAC's eventful history? Could have been epic!

As for my story being interesting or not - well I admit it was written in a rush and is replete with typos - however Provi is one of the unique regions in 0.0 so I felt a story about why it has developed that way would be of interest to at least a few people (which clearly it was). I think the fact that Providence was the most 'tagged' region in the True Stories competition (by a long way) demonstrates the uniqueness of the region and its ability to create interesting content for both old and new players...

TBH it is not a great piece of 'wordsmithery' but I just wanted to lay out the 'origin' story and also link to events (such as the siege and capture of 9UY) which was newsworthy back in the day.

I also suffered from the down voting campaign. Had been averaging 1 down vote for every 10 upvotes right until then last couple of days and then got hit by 70 out of the blue. C'est la vie...

Thanks again to all who voted for my story.

Amarr Victor

Lord Maldoror
Fairlight Corp
Rooks and Kings
#7 - 2013-05-22 05:07:00 UTC  |  Edited by: Lord Maldoror
Tyrrax Thorrk wrote:


Fourth place (12 plex) was a battlereport by Lord Maldoror , did not deserve to place this high, but gz on your voting and downvoting campaign RnK - https://truestories.eveonline.com/ideas/899




Your downvoting campaign from the 17th May. (I note the name Tyrrax heads the list of many pages of downvotes votes placed in a matter of minutes, for example, on a story previously having virtually no negative vote).

;)


Tyrrax Thorrk wrote:

Tenth place went to yet another Lord Maldoror entry which I didn't even read cos his other two higher voted ones sucked.
https://truestories.eveonline.com/ideas/923 - let me know if it's any good thanks !


Glad I placed with so many entries that I exhausted your ability to read them :)


Btw, though - the actual results will be based on accounts, not character votes, which may be a different list and feature different authors altogether in some cases (I'd still expect Mittens to be heading the list, though).

And as a bonus thanks to all, too, for making Player Owned Surrpise the most read story <3


Tyrrax Thorrk wrote:

Seventh place was about how Centra Spike stole an Erebus from Bluemelon


How did the downvote op go, Centra?
Hardin
Imperial Dreams
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
#8 - 2013-05-22 05:24:09 UTC
Lord Maldoror wrote:
Tyrrax Thorrk wrote:


Fourth place (12 plex) was a battlereport by Lord Maldoror , did not deserve to place this high, but gz on your voting and downvoting campaign RnK - https://truestories.eveonline.com/ideas/899




Your downvoting campaign from the 17th May.

;)


Interesting - hadn't realised that you could view all the up and down votes...

Just a quick scroll through revealed that many of those voting in the last few hours were not just upvoting their favourites but heavily down voting in consistent patterns.

I guess some people were desperate for Plex :-)

Amarr Victor

Cannibal Kane
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#9 - 2013-05-22 05:32:25 UTC  |  Edited by: Cannibal Kane
And that folks is why I did not vote or post any stories.

When you have power blocks able to vote en masse for one person any competition that involves players to vote is really worthless.

Congrats on GS guys for winning all those juicy plexes and prizes by flexing their (and friends) voting muscle.

"Kane is the End Boss of Highsec." -Psychotic Monk

Doc Fury
Furious Enterprises
#10 - 2013-05-22 05:33:49 UTC
Cannibal Kane wrote:
And that folks is why I did not vote or post any stories.

When you have power blocks able to vote en masse for one person any competition that involves players to vote is really worthless.

Congrats on GS guys for winning all those juicy plexes and prizes by flexing their voting muscle.


Not empty quoting.

There's a million angry citizens looking down their tubes..at me.

Mhax Arthie
Doomheim
#11 - 2013-05-22 05:39:43 UTC
I have the impression that those whom have the most friends, corp/alliance members won the competition. This was not a fair competition but more like a competition based on numbers not on quality.

But no matter who and why won, important is that I had the priviledge to read some very good stories, actually the less voted stories tend to be the best. Personally I found the cva/Yulai history very interesting and made me to read more about outside the official EVE site and propaganda blogs, so I can have a neutral point of view about the whole story. Thank's CCP and all writers for the opportunity to learn more about the EVE universe rich history!

/clap
John Grimm
East India Ore Trade
#12 - 2013-05-22 05:51:36 UTC
Oh come now, jelly much?

The Ferryman and Player Owned Surprise are an entertaining read.
The only 2 stories that got votes from me, but not my alt. Hey, do you know what, i probably should have used her too, this being eve and all.

Steel and Iron guard me well, or else i'm dead and doomed to Hell

Alavaria Fera
Imperial Shipment
#13 - 2013-05-22 06:11:33 UTC
Cannibal Kane wrote:
And that folks is why I did not vote or post any stories.

When you have power blocks able to vote en masse for one person any competition that involves players to vote is really worthless.

Congrats on GS guys for winning all those juicy plexes and prizes by flexing their (and friends) voting muscle.

Every newbie should learn about the hilarious disbanding of BoB.

And now we can just link them to it. Very convenient since a lot of newbies are coming in.

Triggered by: Wars of Sovless Agression, Bending the Knee, Twisting the Knife, Eating Sov Wheaties, Bombless Bombers, Fizzlesov, Interceptor Fleets, Running Away, GhostTime Vuln, Renters, Bombs, Bubbles ?

Destiny Corrupted
Deadly Viper Kitten Mitten Sewing Company
#14 - 2013-05-22 06:17:41 UTC
I like the somethingawful spaceguild and everything, but this is what you get when you give the community the power of decision. It couldn't have gone any other way. I'm sure this will put an Emmy on Hilmar's bookshelf.

I wrote some true EVE stories! And no, they're not of the generic "my 0.0 alliance had lots of 0.0 fleets and took a lot of 0.0 space" sort. Check them out here:

https://truestories.eveonline.com/users/2074-destiny-corrupted

Mhax Arthie
Doomheim
#15 - 2013-05-22 06:56:19 UTC
Alavaria Fera wrote:
Cannibal Kane wrote:
And that folks is why I did not vote or post any stories.

When you have power blocks able to vote en masse for one person any competition that involves players to vote is really worthless.

Congrats on GS guys for winning all those juicy plexes and prizes by flexing their (and friends) voting muscle.

Every newbie should learn about the hilarious disbanding of BoB.

And now we can just link them to it. Very convenient since a lot of newbies are coming in.

Well, yes and no. This was and will be the most popular story about EVE, no doubt about it. But no offence, the story itself is not that spectacular as you think it is. As someone said above, a bored guy hand over to the enemies the gate keys and that's that. Is not even remotely close to epic history events like the troian war where some clever dudes used a gift to fuk up with their enemies. I found the Asakai incident much more entertaining and epic, that Titan (and RvB in Poinen) almost managed to bring down the whole EVE in just a few minutes. That was some major news in the whole gamming community, even made some of my friends who hate EVE to call me and ask about :D
Tyrrax Thorrk
Guiding Hand Social Club
#16 - 2013-05-22 07:22:10 UTC  |  Edited by: Tyrrax Thorrk
Lord Maldoror wrote:
Your downvoting campaign from the 17th May. (I note the name Tyrrax heads the list of many pages of downvotes votes placed in a matter of minutes, for example, on a story previously having virtually no negative vote).


We didn't start downvoting your stories until I instantly went from 20 to 40 downvotes, all from your supporters, I'm told it wasn't organized at first, but you still started it.

[22:52] Centra_Spike> i got 20 downvotes today
[22:52] TyrraxThorrk> oh wow you're below him
[22:52] TyrraxThorrk> yeah i got same
[22:56] TyrraxThorrk> they're downovoting mittani's and xttz's stories too btw
[22:56] Dez_Affinity> hi im rooks and kings
[22:56] TyrraxThorrk> i checked some of the guys who downvoted mine
[22:56] Dez_Affinity> i once killed a nidhoggur
[22:56] TyrraxThorrk> they upvote rnk and downvote everything above them
[22:56] Dez_Affinity> im the best
[22:56] Dez_Affinity> im the best
[22:58] TyrraxThorrk> btw Centra_Spike
[22:58] TyrraxThorrk> you know only one vote per account counts now right
[22:58] TyrraxThorrk> BADWORDSELFCENSORED changed it
[22:58] Centra_Spike> WOW
[22:58] Centra_Spike> WOW
[22:58] Centra_Spike> **** CCP
[22:58] TyrraxThorrk> so we literally have no way of knowing how many upvotes we actually have

John Grimm wrote:
Oh come now, jelly much?

The Ferryman and Player Owned Surprise are an entertaining read.
The only 2 stories that got votes from me, but not my alt. Hey, do you know what, i probably should have used her too, this being eve and all.


Jelly about both of them placing below mine? )

Lord Maldoror wrote:
Btw, though - the actual results will be based on accounts, not character votes, which may be a different list and feature different authors altogether in some cases (I'd still expect Mittens to be heading the list, though).


I'm 99% sure the order of stories at https://truestories.eveonline.com/ideas/top/ is accurate based on account votes.
I say this because I noticed a story was above another story at one point despite having less total upvotes minus downvotes, it's possible the order just hadn't updated but I don't think so.
Skrubby Skrubberson
#17 - 2013-05-22 07:27:42 UTC
Whats the rush with calling results? Hope CCP do some proper results; no` votin' every 10 hours, deleting char and voting again... Lol
Gwenywell Shumuku
#18 - 2013-05-22 07:28:10 UTC
Many little interesting sories in there, sady burried by a lot of crap on the first 2 pages. Maybe CCP will read them all and pick some of the good ones for their books.

As for the winners, congrats i guess....firends = power in EvE, the outcome was to be expected.
baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#19 - 2013-05-22 07:30:33 UTC
Doc Fury wrote:
Cannibal Kane wrote:
And that folks is why I did not vote or post any stories.

When you have power blocks able to vote en masse for one person any competition that involves players to vote is really worthless.

Congrats on GS guys for winning all those juicy plexes and prizes by flexing their voting muscle.


Not empty quoting.



We make upless than 1% of the population.
Tyrrax Thorrk
Guiding Hand Social Club
#20 - 2013-05-22 07:44:55 UTC  |  Edited by: Tyrrax Thorrk
Skrubby Skrubberson wrote:
Whats the rush with calling results? Hope CCP do some proper results; no` votin' every 10 hours, deleting char and voting again... Lol


Pretty sure those votes, and votes from unsubbed accounts all got deleted and the current order of the stories should be accurate. (the number of upvotes/downvotes listed is not accurate, but it doesn't seem to be sorted according to those numbers anyway)

Hardin wrote:

First I would like to thank everyone who voted for my story.


You're welcome ! )

Hardin wrote:

That said, why didn't you bother to do a write up on IAC's eventful history? Could have been epic!


I could've posted so many stories ! :S but I'm not much of a writer - kinda have to torture myself to get anything down.
The one I did post was like an hour's work an hour before deadline, was originally planning to post two other stories too, and considered doing a story about how I got kicked out of IAC and the whole morris falter thing but vov

Hardin wrote:

As for my story being interesting or not - well I admit it was written in a rush and is replete with typos - however Provi is one of the unique regions in 0.0 so I felt a story about why it has developed that way would be of interest to at least a few people (which clearly it was). I think the fact that Providence was the most 'tagged' region in the True Stories competition (by a long way) demonstrates the uniqueness of the region and its ability to create interesting content for both old and new players...


I don't recall noticing any typos, so can't have been too bad :) and yeah Providence has definitely seen a lot of action and events since CVA set up shop there, one of the stories I was planning to submit even took place there! ( http://oldforums.eveonline.com/?a=topic&threadID=1021821&page=1#1 )
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