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    Exclamation REMINDER: Enter the User-Written Game Guides Contest by SUNDAY NIGHT!

    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, to be eligible.

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    Default Any chance of this getting delayed?

    I can't put together the information I need in this short of a timespan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1A1 View Post
    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
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    - What bothers me about buffer types and patient characters can be summed up like this... Nothing. It's their style but I am usually on a strict time limit and need to complete as much in as little a time as possible. Don't hate me because I'm beautiful. Hate me because I am better than you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaitee View Post
    they mentioned this a long time ago, if you didnt take the time to do it, then its probably not worth your time now
    No, 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.

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    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
    Quote Originally Posted by KindoRaber View Post
    - What bothers me about buffer types and patient characters can be summed up like this... Nothing. It's their style but I am usually on a strict time limit and need to complete as much in as little a time as possible. Don't hate me because I'm beautiful. Hate me because I am better than you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaitee View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shankd Dream View Post
    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
    Quote Originally Posted by KindoRaber View Post
    - What bothers me about buffer types and patient characters can be summed up like this... Nothing. It's their style but I am usually on a strict time limit and need to complete as much in as little a time as possible. Don't hate me because I'm beautiful. Hate me because I am better than you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaitee View Post
    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
    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.

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    I love the guides listed here and know the new ones will be good grats to whomever wins.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjflanigan View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad_Bombardier View Post
    I suspect the winners will be people who just polish up their existing guides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad_Bombardier View Post
    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.

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    Amazingly, and I imagine that it is hard for you to believe, some of us have work, families, lives....we don't live @ DDO.....


    Quote Originally Posted by jaitee View Post
    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

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    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.
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    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

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    Nice Q that'd help people a lot, + now we don't have to hear arguements from the lifers and no-lifers

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