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EVE True Stories Competition Results

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Tyrrax Thorrk
Guiding Hand Social Club
#41 - 2013-05-22 10:58:40 UTC
I got 3rd place hth
KuroVolt
The Legion of Spoon
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
#42 - 2013-05-22 11:07:17 UTC
Does this mean Mittens gets a lifetime subscription to EVE?


Words cannot describe the lulz Im feeling.

BoBwins Law: As a discussion/war between two large nullsec entities grows longer, the probability of one comparing the other to BoB aproaches near certainty.

Ynot Eyob
Nisroc Angels
#43 - 2013-05-22 11:09:21 UTC
28th :(

Congratz to the Winners.

Nisroc - Angel of Freedom Nisroc is known as "The Great Eagle".

Destiny Corrupted
Deadly Viper Kitten Mitten Sewing Company
#44 - 2013-05-22 11:34:06 UTC
Nessa Aldeen 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.


Yup exactly the reason why nearly ALL the top 'winning' stories are about null sec players. Screw the Mittani, and GS hardly interesting but yeah even in polls you guys just zerg everyone out. It would have been so much better if CCP had an independent panel of writers to judge the stories rather than 'omg bees, vote this **** so I can goes to Iceland for free and 20000 bajiliion plexes'

But whatever.

Absolutely agreed. Second round of votes, by CCP and/or the Dark Horse people to select staff favorites. In fact even having CCP read them would be prone to drama (derp derp, developer alts). Just have the guys making the actual media choose what they want to write/draw. In fact, I don't really think they have a choice in the matter; I sincerely doubt that most players are interested in reading generic 0.0 alliance drivel, no matter how iconic it is in the eyes of the 15% of the population of EVE players who are actually 0.0 residents.

Really have to give props on down-voting The Ferryman though, nice job on killing off the only good entry in the first five dozen. (Not directed at Goons, as I don't know who's responsible for that).

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

baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#45 - 2013-05-22 11:44:44 UTC
Nessa Aldeen 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.


Yup exactly the reason why nearly ALL the top 'winning' stories are about null sec players. Screw the Mittani, and GS hardly interesting but yeah even in polls you guys just zerg everyone out. It would have been so much better if CCP had an independent panel of writers to judge the stories rather than 'omg bees, vote this **** so I can goes to Iceland for free and 20000 bajiliion plexes'

But whatever.

Null makes all the stories because bears in highsec never do anything interesting.
Destiny Corrupted
Deadly Viper Kitten Mitten Sewing Company
#46 - 2013-05-22 11:50:35 UTC
They might not do anything interesting (not true, I have many stories of megalomaniac carebear CEOs doing some crazy **** and abusing members), but people tend to do interesting things to them.

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

Eugene Kerner
TunDraGon
The Initiative.
#47 - 2013-05-22 11:52:10 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.


And again...not empty.

This system is broken [me stating obvious things].

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Vincent Gaines
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#48 - 2013-05-22 12:10:13 UTC
baltec1 wrote:

Null makes all the stories because bears in highsec never do anything interesting.


Some of the better stories of late come from w-space.


Not a diplo. 

The above post was edited for spelling.

Andrea Griffin
#49 - 2013-05-22 12:13:39 UTC
Destiny Corrupted wrote:
They might not do anything interesting (not true, I have many stories of megalomaniac carebear CEOs doing some crazy **** and abusing members), but people tend to do interesting things to them.
Zedrick Cayne's adventures in the IEEE have made some truly fantastic reading material, most of it happening in highsec. Lots of drama / intrigue / crazy situations / stuff you'd never expect.
HostageTaker
Band of Freelancers
#50 - 2013-05-22 13:01:08 UTC
TT, you clown, what did you honestly expect?!

When I read the rules, I knew right there and then who would win. Roll

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Titans on fire outside "The Alamo" of NOL-M9. I watched massive Super Capital fleets glitter in the dark near the BKG-Q2 gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain...  Time to die.

Grarr Dexx
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#51 - 2013-05-22 13:08:17 UTC
CCP and setting rules Lol
Six Six Six
Doomheim
#52 - 2013-05-22 13:12:38 UTC
Hardin wrote:
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...





So what you're really saying is the competition was fixed, kind of reminds me of voting for the CSM.


Vincent Gaines
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#53 - 2013-05-22 13:14:54 UTC
Why did CCP even include the option to downvote? That seems to have only been an invitation to allow alliance politics to come into play.

Not a diplo. 

The above post was edited for spelling.

Infinity Ziona
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#54 - 2013-05-22 13:21:37 UTC
This competition was fair by EVE standards IMO. Stop whining.

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..... :)

Six Six Six
Doomheim
#55 - 2013-05-22 13:25:52 UTC
Infinity Ziona wrote:
This competition was fair by EVE standards IMO. Stop whining.


How can a competition be fair if alliance politics come into it. Not all alliances are made equal.

So if you mean that EVE is not fair then you're right.

But in a competition you should judge the merit of the work, not who that work belongs to.
baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#56 - 2013-05-22 13:28:25 UTC
Vincent Gaines wrote:
baltec1 wrote:

Null makes all the stories because bears in highsec never do anything interesting.


Some of the better stories of late come from w-space.




I think they lump you lot in with us.
baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#57 - 2013-05-22 13:30:21 UTC
Six Six Six wrote:
Infinity Ziona wrote:
This competition was fair by EVE standards IMO. Stop whining.


How can a competition be fair if alliance politics come into it. Not all alliances are made equal.

So if you mean that EVE is not fair then you're right.

But in a competition you should judge the merit of the work, not who that work belongs to.


"by EVE standards"
Jowen Datloran
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#58 - 2013-05-22 13:46:18 UTC
This "competition" brings memory back to the old AURORA "we-give-stuff-to-our-friends" events. Now THAT was a story.

But seriously, xttz's entry was pretty good. Mittens not so.

Mr. Science & Trade Institute, EVE Online Lorebook 

KuroVolt
The Legion of Spoon
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
#59 - 2013-05-22 13:55:07 UTC
To the people complaining how the voting system doesnt work due to alliance/coalition bias:

What kind of realistic alternative do you suggest?

Are you going to forbid people from the same alliance to vote for members? That is retarted, dont be retarted.

BoBwins Law: As a discussion/war between two large nullsec entities grows longer, the probability of one comparing the other to BoB aproaches near certainty.

Friggz
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#60 - 2013-05-22 13:56:18 UTC  |  Edited by: Friggz
Andrea Griffin wrote:
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."


Quality was never going to matter in this contest. It was about who could get votes and the Goons have both a large population and the organization necessary to motivate them to vote. It's was pretty obvious the goons were going to win, but what can you do? I don't hold it against them, anyone else with those numbers would have done the same thing. As others have pointed out, what else could CCP have done but held a vote? There were too many submissions to have them read them all, and if they picked the accusations of favoritism would never have ended.