Changes to next year's Top Sims Contest?
Posted 23 January 2009 - 07:49 AM
Posted 24 January 2009 - 12:35 AM
And it is really hurtful when a person put a lot of work into something and it isn't recognized.
Story of my life... *grumbles*
Edited by Salak, 24 January 2009 - 12:37 AM.
Posted 26 January 2009 - 12:49 AM
I believe that someone from each ship should be appointed to take care of the TOP SIMS from their own ship. Or even better a committee of a few people from one ship to pay attention to the sims of their own ship and nominate them. A list of who these people are could be kept. I know, sadly, with the Indria not many people use the forums, which is why there hasn't been many submissions from the Indria over the past 4 to 5 months. I think it is really up to the Captains to either encourage their own crew to participate or have someone to submit the sims from their own ship. Then again, the ship that does have more participation on the forums usually winds up dominating the contests. And this is why some of my crew says its rigged. I don't agree with that and I have said that it only means that more people from each ship should participate.
I have mentioned the TOP SIMS to my crew on the ooc list a number of times. I wil try to do it more so over the next year and with Della's help, we should get more the Indria crew involved. I mean, it's been like pulling teeth to get people to submit posts to our own Indria thread on this forums let alone any other threads. .
::Grabs frying pans.:: When the going gets tough, the tough get frying pans! (kidding) Anyone who know me knows about the frying pans. lolhehehe
Edited by Cura1, 26 January 2009 - 12:53 AM.
Posted 26 January 2009 - 09:23 AM
I was just pointing out that it would be discriminatory to limit one and not everyone else. But I agree, they should be limited to keep from getting flooded.
But what stops someone from swamping us with 10 sims?
Posted 29 January 2009 - 08:38 AM
After haveing read what everyone else suggested I was tempted to keep my thoughts to myself. However I am attempting to become more involved so here I go.
I think only 1 submission per writer per sim contest should be the limit. That would keep down the number of submissions and ensure that only the best make it to the contest for consideration.
Also as there are a number of people who are not active here on the forums why not have 1 or 2 people, say the command staff for that ship nominate a sim when they think it is worthy of notice. That way even people who are not active on the forums can get the recognition they deserve for a well written sim. This way all the crews would have the same chance of representation.
As for the question of self nomination. I have posted a few sims of my own in the last part of last year. I had a hard time doing so and probally will not do so in the future as I really think being nominated should be based on the reactions that your sim has garnered from your fellow crew.
Writing stories for the writing contest is more than enough chance for you to showcase what you think is your best efforts.
I think the Best Sims contest should be a chance for your fellow crew to advance what they think was a very well written post. A chance to showcase the best sims from your ship and crew during that contest period.
Regardless of how this contest is changed in the future. It is still an excellent chance to expose the Fleet to the writting abilities of some of the better sims.
Posted 29 January 2009 - 02:07 PM
"hey thats a great sim, go submit that right now".
I know that I wouldn't submit anything that i wrote. I'm just not that kind of person. But I would submit if I had a few
people telling me its worthwhile. Finding out its not worthwhile after submitting isn't so easy on the self esteem.
Posted 29 January 2009 - 07:30 PM
The point is simple...It is grossly unfair to treat people like they're cheating for following an existing rule.
Posted 30 January 2009 - 12:32 PM
the Ronin had a forum thread for acknowledging good simming with one simple rule - if you wanted to tell someone their sim was good, you also had to post it to the top sims contest.
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