Player Of The Year Contest

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  1. Labeler

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    hi all,

    in the same way the house deco contest is held, i would like to trow the following idea on the table.

    a player of the year contest. a system or just a forum voting where players can be voted to become the player of the year. it would only last for exactly 1 year. the nominee system would need to be engineered and the reward system could be as simple as:
    - a 1 year lasting permanent (overruled by all tittles you can get in game) tittle like 'player of the year" (or to be chosen as free text (pegi16)
    - a blessed hooded shroud, like the cool coloured ones GM's and counselors wear.
    - of any clothing for that matter but rly something noticeable just from crossing the player in game...
    - a blessed ice white hued Nightmare ethernal mount.
    - anything unique and disposable after 1 year. (nothing matieral like a keep or fortress or money or whatever item remaining in game)
    (the idea is to add a fun side to being just a cool person)

    this item or reward, would be Unique and only possessed for 1 year. after that, the new player of the year gets to wear it.

    this contest is in similar like the housing deco, but it shows and recognize 1 player's personality instead of wealth (stacked rares, collector items ect...)

    just an idea rly. please share you thoughts & comments. if its bad, no need to be rude though
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  2. Valrick

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    Sounds fun for those helper types! I know I do my share but I know there is greater helpers out there!

    Maybe a blessed lantern? Oooooo!
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  3. Christoph Brock

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    All I foresee is acrimony and jealousy.
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  4. One

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    I'm with Valrick. It's a good idea but I wouldn't want to give them anything that will inspire extensive competitive bloodlust. I might say:

    1) People post "nominations" in a staff-created forum thread annually in December (Christmas Spirit!) detailing why they believe (x) member is the "Most helpful player of (year)". The criteria are (not necessarily in order)

    1a) Recruiting for the shard

    1b) Organizing events

    1c) Helping new players

    1d) Maintaining respect and good manners in-game, on the forum, and in IRC (or anywhere the shard/UO is discussed).

    1e) Helping other players in general

    2) Players like each nominative forum post over a 2 week period.

    3) Five players with the most likes each get a thread about them in which people can give them testimonials over a week.

    4) A special staff forum account is created to recieve anonymous votes for a week once the testimonial phase is over.

    5) All five nominees get a special hued lantern reading "Helpful Player 2016 - (character name)." Ideally this would be weightless, countless, and non-transferrable.

    6) The winning player gets a special hued robe (not GM robe) reading "Most Helpful Player 2016 - (character name)."
    Ideally this would be weightless, countless, and non-transferrable.

    Lord Brock may be right about this turning into a community scar and staff headache but this is just an idea of how I'd do it to maximize discussion of good deeds and minimize potential material benefits.
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    So.... Where do I pick up my blessed lantern?

    I suggest it read "Player of the Century" !!!
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  6. Labeler

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    tittle changed.
  7. the finest

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    why does it have to be most helpful player? that sounds like it would favor they wealthier players.

    why not to the player that "inspires" the shard.

    could be a roleplaying orc for all we know =)
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  8. newme

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    Nice idea, and thoughts on the thread.

    But... I'm not for the concept. Simply because so many people do as much as they can, but real life keeps them for being in game a great deal. thus just simple due to "time in game" they would not be able to be on same level as someone who can be in game several hours or days a week, month.

    You could do a vote, just for fun. Or ask players who they feel has inspired, helped them the most.


    Thanks for the thread thou.


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    This is shaping up to be an Academy Awards. Which is kind of a fun idea if we extend it. Like multiple categories:

    1) Most helpful to new players

    2) Most helpful in general

    3) Best trammel suit

    4) Best roleplayer

    5) Best event organizer

    6) Best shard promoter

    7) Bravest PK

    8) Faction MvP

    9) Order/Chaos MvP

    10) Monster killer extraordinaire

    11) Most prolific craftsman (Also known as Boothby's hammer)

    12) Most prolific trader (The Faber award)

    13) Most interesting player

    14) IRC award (The Darkwing Whoopie Cushion)

    15) Most daring thief

    16) New player of the year

    17) Most despicable (The Rice Cup)

    18) Forum award (The Blaise Horn)

    19) Best Guild of the Year

    20) New Guild of the Year

    21) RP Guild of the Year

    22) PvP Guild of the Year

    23) PvM Guild of the Year
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  10. the finest

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    would encourage players to play and become the best at their craft =)
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    I think newme's got the winning idea here. A player IMHO thread about the most inspirational players. That could have some real potential for both entertainment and enlightenment.
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    I'll give you one thing Lord Brock you're consistent.
  13. Labeler

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  14. the finest

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    I thought that's what I said x.x
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    Although it certainly has the potential of becoming a HUGE circle jerk, I do think that some players inspire others, and a special recognition would be nice for them.
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    I think newme's got the winning idea here. A player IMHO thread about the most inspirational players. That could have some real potential for both entertainment and enlightenment.
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  17. Amphibian

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    Great idea.
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    being a decent person shouldn't be a competition
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  19. Amphibian

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    I totally agree with Wylwrk, however, going above and beyond and dedicating more of their time to the betterment of others and getting new players established, and on the right track, getting them in touch with the right info and the people to further their needs, spending time you and I would spend doing our thing and then some, etc., calls for some recognition. We all know who these people are and though they may not want the limelight, it would be nice to see something to encourage them in their efforts. Just my opinion but i have a couple people in mind who if not for them, I may have moved on. :)
  20. One

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    Though you are right, humanitarian awards are extremely common in the non-pixel world, most notably but far from exclusively the nobel peace prize.

    While it isn't supposed to be a motivator explicitly the ensuing public discussion of our highest values is believed to have positive effects on community conscience, or some potatoes like that.
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