EVE Online Competition: Rags to Riches
Win A 30-day Game Time Code for EVE Online!
Welcome to the first EVE Online Rags-to-Riches Competition. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to take a 14-day trial account from the starting conditions to as much money as you can raise. You can get that by missioning, trading, pirating, scamming, or whatever you like. Read on for further details, and to find out how to enter.
There are two main rules.
1) You must not transfer money from another EVE character of your own, nor may you accept gifts from friends. Nor, indeed, may you buy ISK for real currency or GTCs. To make sure of this, you will be required to provide a record of wallet transactions from EVE's My Character section on the website. These are to be downloaded and emailed to me.
2) You must write up, in good detail, what you're doing to get your pile of ISK. If you have a blog, you can publish it there, and if not, I'll be happy to post your writings here. You should provide at least two chunks of writing, one after 7 days, and one after 13, and more of them will be looked kindly upon.
There will be two prizes: one for the highest wallet balance at the end of the 14 days, and one for the most entertaining account. It's possible that both prizes will be won by one entrant. Each prize will be 1 30-day Game Time Code for EVE Online, purchased by me from Shattered Crystal.
My decision will be final as regards the winners. I may possibly call on some of the other EVE bloggers, such as CrazyKinux or The Ancient Gaming Noob, if I'm in doubt about something in the wallet records, but in the end, someone has to make the call, and that someone will be me.
So, if you want to compete, leave a comment on this post, telling me what you intend to do to get the largest amount of money together in 14 days. If there are more than 10 entrants, then I'll choose the 10 that I like best - while I'm willing to do a lot of reading, 10 entrants will provide me with enough to be getting on with. My biases, so that you can cater to them, involve good spelling and grammar and entertaining prose.
Applications are open from the time you see this post until the 30th of November. On the 1st of December, I'll post with the names (or pseudonyms, if you prefer) of the 10 accepted entrants. If you give me an email address with your entry comment here, I'll also drop you a line to let you know if you're in or not. On the 2nd, those accepted may open their 14-day trial account and get going.
(I'll post a link to the 14-day trial account form when I post the accepted entrants, just in case you're not familiar with the EVE site.)
Posted by Drew Shiel at November 21, 2007 6:01 PM