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Pirate Fanart Contest Thread - is back and up for voting

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How soon is soon? =)

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For those who uploaded their work on an art page. Put in the description that it is for the black desert fan art contest.
I don't know if they'll read it but just to be safe on that part.

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Been waiting eagerly for an update! I really hope this doesn't turn out to be a popularity contest and I hope that they don't solely rely on votes when looking for winners but rather use it as a sort of guideline. Good luck to everyone that entered, can't wait to see all the entries nice and organized in a thread. ^^

Can only people that purchased the game be able to vote? And how will it work with the 10-per-day votes we get in forums?

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In my opinion this thing with votes is not a good ideea bcz people can create multiple forum acc and vote themselfs anyway gl to all of u guys

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In my opinion this thing with votes is not a good ideea bcz people can create multiple forum acc and vote themselfs anyway gl to all of u guys

not just that...  in this type of contest always win the one with more friends and contacts...  

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Guys pls. 

The votes ONLY go towards which of the top 20% will be considered by the mods. It is the moderators who will decide the winners for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. 

I am sure those worthy of being in the top 20% will get to the top 20%. And those which aren't are hardly going to be picked by the mods to win.

Edited by Ithildiel

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Yes but someone who has many friends to vote them into the top 20% will take the place of someone who might be more deserving to be in the top 20% so therefore they won't be in the running for first second third. This is the thing, I think I did a pretty good job on my painting but have absolutely no friends in game because I am a busy person and don't get to play a lot. Now, someone who has 20-30+ friends in game can ultimately make a stick figure and have all their friends vote and then my entry will get bumped out of the running for the top 20%. Personally I think the voting system is a little unfair, but I still tried my best hoping that I will make it into the top 20% based solely on my talent alone :$. We'll see what happens during the voting stage *fingers crossed*

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heard somewhere that was an internal vote, so for partecipants only. This can evade multi-accounts' votes and a "win-win" offered by 'friends of friends'. Thus not is?

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The vote page should be made on the website, not forum, and only accounts that purchased the game can access the voting option. That will eliminate bot accounts. But won't happen of course :P

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heard somewhere that was an internal vote, so for partecipants only. This can evade multi-accounts' votes and a "win-win" offered by 'friends of friends'. Thus not is?

Only way this would work was if they had a way to:

1) Make it so only owners of entries in the contest could vote.

And most importantly...

2) Make it so they CANT vote for themselves at all.

 

Im not sure if it is actually possible to rig the forums to do something like that or not but I guess we'll see. Because the problem I see with that was stated here before...everyone will just vote for themselves thus there wont be a top 20%. Everyone will be tied with one vote lol. 

Or best case scenario you'll have a couple people here with moral integrity that will get screwed when they vote for someone else like they should and everyone else votes for themselves.

IMO they should do like SWG used to if they continue with contests like this. They (SWG mods) had a special email that was 100% for forum contests. You sent your entries there. They were never posted on the forums thus no drama. And they were 100% voted on by the staff and ONLY the winner was posted on the forums after. So there was no squabble saying "Oh my picture was better than that one" etc etc. It was totally legit and fair.

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ty for the explanation.

PS: If we must trust the human ethics, so we might not all these problems :P

Edited by Cumana

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IMO what they should've done is put a category for 'fan favorite winner' (or winners) and then the  GM-selected winners ( 1st place - 10th place? I forget what was in the first page)

Edited by Rivana

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not just that...  in this type of contest always win the one with more friends and contacts...  

yup true

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Well I'm done, i have no friends nor contacts ;_; *cries in a corner*

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Just remember anyone who wants to advertise this contest needs to ask for people to vote in genral, not for their entry.

Let's say you ask your guild to check out this contest,

What you should say:

 "Hey guys, did you know on the Forums there is a Pirate Art contest? You all should check out all the cool entries and vote for your favorite!"

What you should NOT say:

"Hey guys, I entered a contest on the forums, go there and Vote for me! My entry is 15th from the top on page 2."

 

In the end though contests like this will never be fair. The way i see it is its not like it really matters who wins, its nice to see artists come together and share their creations on a certain topic. I think it was worth it no matter who wins. Just as long as its not stolen or traced art I will be fine DX

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i wont win xD

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Just remember anyone who wants to advertise this contest needs to ask for people to vote in genral, not for their entry.

Let's say you ask your guild to check out this contest,

What you should say:

 "Hey guys, did you know on the Forums there is a Pirate Art contest? You all should check out all the cool entries and vote for your favorite!"

What you should NOT say:

"Hey guys, I entered a contest on the forums, go there and Vote for me! My entry is 15th from the top on page 2."

 

 

Neh, people are not fair like that. Even in entry stage some people posted their entries in BDO facebook groups like "This my entry please, plz give it a like on the forum" or something like that  and so on. They won't do different on voting stage. Some individuals will still advertise their entry trough their social media.

And CMs simply can't control that.

Edited by Lilitrix

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There are Facebook BDO groups? LOL see I am totally out of the loop :(

Well I'm done, i have no friends nor contacts ;_; *cries in a corner*

I think I will come too if I don't get any votes haha

 

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Neh, people are not fair like that. Even in entry stage some people posted their entries in BDO facebook groups like "This my entry please, plz give it a like on the forum" or something like that  and so on. They won't do different on voting stage. Some individuals will still advertise their entry trough their social media.

And CMs simply can't control that.

Yeah that was kinda my point. People won't really do the proper thing and advertise the contest in genral DX. I am sure people will even be making facebook posts like "Go vote for me!".

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Well I'm done, i have no friends nor contacts ;_; *cries in a corner*

This corner might get crowded... I'll bring snacks.   ʕ ି ڡ ି ʔ

Edited by Pikzeloid
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Best of luck to all of the -PROPER- contestants!

I have to say, I wanted to enter, but seeing the lack of control over the event, all the piracy, filtering of screenshots and just all of the all around...Drama...I wound up not entering. For those who actually put in the time and effort and put up with all of the BS, I applaud you and truly wish y'all luck! ^_^

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This corner might get crowded... I'll bring snacks.   ʕ ି ڡ ି ʔ

Sweet :). Bring popcorn, I have a feeling we might need it lol.

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Though I'm not at all arsed by making it into the 20% or otherwise, I'm content with being involved and seeing everyone's work come to fruition throughout. (As well as the SALT OF THE BRINY DEPTHS infecting everything, my goodness what a time! And the hilariously obvious thefts, could this have gotten more THEMATIC?) I'm a good sport and will happily be voting for whomever strikes me the most aesthetically, hopefully the CM's bring their best and crown the ones most deserving asap, the anticipation slays me lmaooo. :1

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It's not really fair to say to people to vote for their favorite too, because some works looks amazing, but don't really match with the contest, and what Daum wants at the first place.

I mean, we had to draw/do something about BDO AND pirates. Not only BDO, and not only pirates, and some drawings only match with one of the two themes even if they are really great.
We all know that people will vote for the best looking one, CM will probably not because they gave us two themes and will make sure we have met their conditions.

So... the 20% top will probably be chosen by its visual quality, and winners by the respect of the two themes CM gave us :<

 

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It's not really fair to say to people to vote for their favorite too, because some works looks amazing, but don't really match with the contest, and what Daum wants at the first place.

I mean, we had to draw/do something about BDO AND pirates. Not only BDO, and not only pirates, and some drawings only match with one of the two themes even if they are really great.
We all know that people will vote for the best looking one, CM will probably not because they gave us two themes and will make sure we have met their conditions.

 

 Based on the contest rules, entries that are not both: BDO+pirate , they might not even be considered legit and they won't be included in the voting stage.

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