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Quarion
09-27-2007, 09:44 AM
Don't forget, this Sunday night, at 11:59pm Eastern, is the deadline to enter the User-Written Game Guides contest and claim your chance to win some AMAZING prizes!

Remember that you MUST EMAIL your submission, as explained in the official rules (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=121674), to be eligible.

For more information, click here (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=121674)!
Good luck!

M1A1
09-27-2007, 09:47 AM
I can't put together the information I need in this short of a timespan.

jaitee
09-27-2007, 09:58 AM
I can't put together the information I need in this short of a timespan.

they mentioned this a long time ago, if you didnt take the time to do it, then its probably not worth your time now

Mad_Bombardier
09-27-2007, 10:01 AM
they mentioned this a long time ago, if you didnt take the time to do it, then its probably not worth your time nowNo, they announced it on the 20th. 10 days is a serious time crunch to put together a guide from scratch (at least one that could be considered for honors). I suspect the winners will be people who just polish up their existing guides.

jaitee
09-27-2007, 10:15 AM
well i dont know what to say

remember back in grade school? when the teachers assigned a huge project and set a date, you have from that day till the due date to do it

its the same thing here, you either plan on doing it in 10 days or dont do it at all

so 10 days time to work on it, then you should have estimated the length of one to be completed in 10 days

Shankd_Dream
09-27-2007, 10:17 AM
well i dont know what to say

remember back in grade school? when the teachers assigned a huge project and set a date, you have from that day till the due date to do it

its the same thing here, you either plan on doing it in 10 days or dont do it at all

so 10 days time to work on it, then you should have estimated the length of one to be completed in 10 days

Most contests such as this offer up to a month, and referring to grade school.. usually they give you a month as well to work on a large project, especially if its supposed to be a fully functional guide.

jaitee
09-27-2007, 10:24 AM
Most contests such as this offer up to a month, and referring to grade school.. usually they give you a month as well to work on a large project, especially if its supposed to be a fully functional guide.

it was just a example

i am not doing this guide thing

but all im saying is they set a date, people knew the date it was due on, that should be the expected time to turn it in, im not saying he cant ask for a extension, just that people should know and pace themselves for the limited time they have to do the assigned task

Mad_Bombardier
09-27-2007, 10:28 AM
but all im saying is they set a date, people knew the date it was due on, that should be the expected time to turn it in, im not saying he cant ask for a extension, just that people should know and pace themselves for the limited time they have to do the assigned taskI totally agree. My point was (and I think Shankd agrees) that the offered time was not enough for a top quality, original guide. Just wait and see how many winners and runners up are not rehashes of existing guides. I'm going to say 0.

liamfrancais
09-27-2007, 10:29 AM
I love the guides listed here and know the new ones will be good grats to whomever wins.

jjflanigan
09-27-2007, 10:58 AM
Just a side note -- I don't think it's entirely "cool" that applications that people wrote aren't considered "guides"

Ron's character creation tool has been of immeasurable use to so many players, yet it's not included in the voting for this honor.

Mad_Bombardier
09-27-2007, 11:12 AM
Just a side note -- I don't think it's entirely "cool" that applications that people wrote aren't considered "guides"

Ron's character creation tool has been of immeasurable use to so many players, yet it's not included in the voting for this honor.Agreed. Same goes for the enhancement planners, which were essential for converting to the new system.

MysticTheurge
09-27-2007, 02:32 PM
I suspect the winners will be people who just polish up their existing guides.

:D

Missing_Minds
09-28-2007, 10:31 AM
I totally agree. My point was (and I think Shankd agrees) that the offered time was not enough for a top quality, original guide. Just wait and see how many winners and runners up are not rehashes of existing guides. I'm going to say 0.

You can put together a guide in 10 days that is top notch. It just means you don't play the game and you miss out on Mod 5 for a few days while people find more bugs.

BTW, my own entry isn't just a polished version of something I did a while back, it was a complete rewrite, fix, checked, and formated. In all, it took me what... 12-13 hours to complete it. That much time is hardly spit and polish, had to do a lot of information checking/double checking as well.

Tarackian
09-28-2007, 11:06 AM
Amazingly, and I imagine that it is hard for you to believe, some of us have work, families, lives....we don't live @ DDO.....



well i dont know what to say

remember back in grade school? when the teachers assigned a huge project and set a date, you have from that day till the due date to do it

its the same thing here, you either plan on doing it in 10 days or dont do it at all

so 10 days time to work on it, then you should have estimated the length of one to be completed in 10 days

smodge13
09-28-2007, 06:21 PM
i would but im not from u.s, i find it very dissapointing that turbine runs a game for all people, yet then a competition for u.s only, least they could do is make an international division with prizes they can legally give away in it.

Quarion
09-28-2007, 07:08 PM
I heard ya. :)

We'll extend the contest for those still working on their guides.

Announcement with more details on Monday.

Have a great weekend everyone!

-Quarion

Shankd_Dream
09-28-2007, 08:02 PM
Nice Q that'd help people a lot, + now we don't have to hear arguements from the lifers and no-lifers :)