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GM Week – Item Description Contest!

2019-08-21 - By CCP Falcon

Have you ever felt like your favourite item in EVE deserves a more fitting description?

Maybe a little more panache? Perhaps a spot of humour, or maybe a touch of edginess to it?

Fear not, glorious capsuleers, for you can now have the chance to make things right!

Starting right now, there’s a thread open on the official forums which will be open for the next 7 days, until 00:00 on 2019/08/29.

This is the place where you’ll be able to submit your own ideas to the GM Week Item Description Contest!

How Does It Work?

The idea is that pilots can pick whatever item they like from New Eden and re-write it’s “Description” tab under showinfo in order to make it more fun, give more details, or whatever your heart desires.

Obviously, we have to keep some sanity to the whole process so a few simple guidelines:

  • No Profanity (well, within reason).
  • Nothing that could be deemed offensive or not “teen” rated.
  • A reasonable word count – it needs to fit in the window, let’s not have war and peace!
  • Must be “in character” with no real-world references.

How Do I Take Part?

We’ll be accepting entries through until 00:00 on 2019/08/29, at which point we’ll close the contest.

The results will be announced on Friday, September 6th through the community news feed.

You’ll need to do the following if you want to enter:

  • Select the item you want to change the description of.
  • Put together a new description that’s witty, charming, funny, or just generally great.
  • Post it in this forum thread.
  • Remember to include both the name of the item and the new description.

Simple as that!

Prizes, You Say?

Prizes says I.

Here’s what you can win, courtesy of our lovely Game Masters!

First Place:

  • 3000 PLEX.
  • 1,000,000 unallocated skill points on the character that makes the reply on the forum.
  • One of each Combat Medic section skins.

Second Place:

  • 2000 PLEX.
  • 500,000 unallocated skill points on the character that makes the reply on the forum.
  • One of each Combat Medic section skins.

Third Place:

  • 2000 PLEX.
  • One of each Combat Medic section skins.

The Technical Parts (Yay, Rules.)

All contests need a few rules, so let’s have a quick rundown here.

Please be aware that all our standard contest rules apply.

  • No purchase is necessary to win.
  • You can submit as many entries as you want, but you can only win one prize.
  • Entries must be posted in this thread.
  • The contest runs from now until 00:00 on 2019/08/29.
  • Winners will be announced via community news on 2019/09/06.
  • No Profanity in entries (well, within reason – CCP discretion).
  • Nothing that could be deemed offensive or not “teen” rated.
  • A reasonable word count – it needs to fit in the window.
  • Must be “in character” with no real-world references.

Also a quick disclaimer:

While we'll be running the contest, awarding prizes and sending a selection of our favourite descriptions to the Game Design Team, this is not a guarantee that any of them will make it into the client, as that decision lies with our Game Design Department!