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[News] Would you take part in a deco contest without in game prizes?

Discussion in 'UO Homes and Castles' started by LadyKeroOfAtl, Apr 12, 2011.

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Would you take part in a deco contest with Stratics only prizes?

  1. Yes.

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  2. No.

    10.0%
  3. Possibly, It depends on the theme.

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  1. LadyKeroOfAtl

    LadyKeroOfAtl UO Homes & Castles News Reporter
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    Basically my question is this:

    Would you be interested in taking part in a deco contest thats main prize is a special title on stratics, a special avatar or icon under your name (Like what the winter deco contest winners got), and your house featured. (Possibly an interview as well)

    I'd love to run contests more often but realistically prizes need to be able to go to every shard since this board serves all shards.
    Siege and Mugen don't allow character transfers (Therefore no item transfers.)

    Yes, there will be contests in the future for actual in game prizes still... This will just allow me to run contests much more often.

    Updated 4/14:
    Another prize I have in mind now that I spoke to a few people is a custom signature..
    So for some contests the first prize winner will be able to give me a character name and they'll get a signature with that name, "Winner of *insert contest here*" and something to do with the contests theme in the background.
    (Courtesy of the very awesome aulbrey)
     
  2. Lord Nabin

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    This is an excellent idea.
     
  3. Lord Essex

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  4. outcry

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    Well the clear winner would be the two houses side by side on Baja that looks like outerspace... I do not think anyone could top that...... That house is amazing..

    But I bet a lot of people who like to decorate would go for this :thumbup:
     
  5. Gheed

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    Good idea... as long the outer space house can only win once :)
     
  6. LadyKeroOfAtl

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    Each contest would have a different theme or idea.

    Some small ideas like best kitchen/dining area or best garden..
    And some full themes such as High Seas themed (Pirates, fishers, boats).

    Possibly certain house styles as well,
    like Castles or Villas style homes.

    I would attempt to change the theme greatly with each contest so that players that have already decorated homes might find a theme of a contest they could enter their current house in, and the players that love to change themes often would also be able to change their home to match.

    Anyone with thoughts or ideas, feel free to post them here or PM me if you'd rather not post here.
     
  7. Queen Aglaranna

    Queen Aglaranna 2011 Winter Deco Contest
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    I think this is an awesome idea :) Any excuse to do new deco is fine with me lol
     
  8. LadyKeroOfAtl

    LadyKeroOfAtl UO Homes & Castles News Reporter
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    That's the attitude I'm looking for! :)

    I have another possible prize idea for on here - Waiting to speak with someone about it.
     
  9. Septr

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    I wholeheartedly agree with you on that one. I LOVE decorating... house deco, bag art you name it! :thumbup:

    I'm in even if there were no prizes at all!
     
  10. nightsparrow

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    That would be totally awesome!! Any and all excuses to play with deco is good to go
     
  11. A great way to encourage the whole evolution of UO in-game art. I am continuously getting blown away by what folks come up with. Definitely something to look forward to :)
     
  12. Scotia

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    Oh I love this idea!!!
     
  13. LadyKeroOfAtl

    LadyKeroOfAtl UO Homes & Castles News Reporter
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    Thanks guys (and gals).

    Being that at least 17 people are possibly interested, I'm going to move forward with a contest I've been trying to get put together for awhile now.
    I hope you all like the theme, Info will be announced soon. :thumbsup:

    I can't/won't say much yet, But this will be a companion piece with another stratics reporter.. So all entries will be involved in another future 'article.'
     
  14. Lord Essex

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    Glad I've been working on my design.. Should be ready when the ime comes.. :D
     
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    Ideas for styles

    High Seas
    Oriental
    Classic UO (anything the original world builders might have done)
    Sifi
    Gardens
    Water Falls
    Illusions
    Dungeons
    Good
    Evil
    Establishments (bars/casinos/guild houses/craft houses/wedding chapels/...)
    Vendor Houses
    Library

    I'm sure there might be more but those would be the things that come to mind quickly...
     
  16. LadyKeroOfAtl

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    I can tell you that one of the ideas he listed is the next contest idea.. Buttttt you'll have to wait another day or two to find out which. ;)

    We've had the next contest idea for a little over a month now, just trying to get everything set for it.

    (I'm stealing your ideas for my 'future contests' folder though) :danceb:
     
  17. Hardy

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    Great idea, would actually make me get off my ass and finish my houses :thumbup:
     
  18. Clops

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    Can't wait! So what's the theme? :D