The Anti-Temptation game (in Contests)

Templar April 22 2008 7:44 PM EDT

With all the recent complaints, arguments, and generally non-utopian feel of late, I've decided that CB needs a random act of kindness. Actually, it could use a number of random acts of kindness. However, I will not be the one deciding to whom this money goes. You will! (Kind of)

The rules are simple: make a post stating who you think deserves the money (not yourself!) and why. The player who is most convincingly argued for, according to our friendly neighborhood OB, will get the money. Tell a bit of what the player did for you, or for Carnage Blender as a whole.

For example: I believe Picasso deserves the money. Since I started playing in 2005, he has always helped me with strat advice, patiently listened to my stupidest ideas, and given me a goal of someone to beat (but, of course, I canメt. Go figure).

So, tell me. Who deserves the money?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 22 2008 7:52 PM EDT


My original mentor and the reason I'm still here and playing.

CB1 was a forboding atmosphere to get aquanted with, especially if you didn't use Chat. But Shade made me feel at home from the moment I received my first CM from him. From helping me when I'd spent all my cash on gear and couldn't heal before my next fight, to listening to my stuipd strat ramblings. Shade helped me get the courage to make my first Forum post, and took me thorugh the basics of the game.

Back in CB1 there was a contest like this, to win someone else a free naming. With little to my name, I entered and wanted to win, to pay back Sahde a little for all the help and support he gave me. I made a lot better entry for that competiton than this one, but I didn't win. :(

Hopefully I'll win this time, and can give Shade a gift I've owed him since CB1. ;)

Templar April 22 2008 8:33 PM EDT

oh right, the prize is the money on "generosity" currently 2.5 mill, but more to come!

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 22 2008 9:54 PM EDT

Soxjr - my favorite NUB and currently selling off items to pay bills...

lostling April 22 2008 9:58 PM EDT

*cant think right now* :)

Tyriel [123456789] April 22 2008 10:19 PM EDT


Economic reports are love. 'Nuff said.

RVT April 22 2008 10:50 PM EDT

soxjr: very friendly in chat and helpful, also hes the one who needs this prize.

deifeln April 22 2008 11:40 PM EDT

Lamuness: Seconded

Lamuness for QB!!!

th00p April 23 2008 1:45 AM EDT

Templar deserves the money!

He's even nice when he invades my head.

QBOddBird April 25 2008 6:28 PM EDT

Bumping this contest.

j'bob April 25 2008 8:09 PM EDT

GW. Weather you know him as Llama, Vampire, Godwoid, or Pippy, JetBlack, or Demon,(oh my head hurts) you know him. And to know him is to love him. Ok, love is a bit strong a word. :p
GW was the first person to take an interest in my character when I was new. I don't think he was even my mentor but he welcomed me into his clan and helped me rearrange my minions!
Even if you think he's an odd ball, you have to admit, more often that not he comes with a smile. One of his own and one for you. I think GW deserves it and deep down I don't think anyone can say that he DOESN'T. Meaning maybe there are some folks out there that are nearer and dearer to individual players, but everyone has to admit...
GW has made us ALL smile.

th00p April 25 2008 8:26 PM EDT

Or cry.

Lochnivar April 25 2008 11:31 PM EDT

hmmm... I'm conflicted...

I could feel comfortable seeing several people rewarded for their virtues.

My original nomination was for Soxjr who has been my loyal clan mate since forever and is an all around swell guy.

Then someone mentioned my CB infatuation: Lamuness...
And GW has always entertained me...

I think I will stick with Sox, but I won't take back the 500k I'm about to donate if he doesn't win.

(Templar, where do I send 500k to add to the pot?)

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] April 26 2008 12:26 AM EDT

i also thinks sox deserves it for the exact reasons stated above by several others.

QBOddBird April 26 2008 12:35 PM EDT


BootyGod April 26 2008 5:19 PM EDT

1337 omgz, I don't know! Sooooo many good people.

Umm... Uhh....

I gots me an idea. I'll pick a couple of people and give you reasons why they deserve. Then you pick whatever you like da most =D

j'bob. He makes me laugh. Always. Always always always. I never stop laughing. Sometimes, I have to leave the computer to stop laughing. And when I come back, he's left a comment that makes me laugh. So.... J'bob.

SNK4R: For being one of the few people who asks how my day was. And for assorted other reasons, which if you can't think of, you don't know him. At all.

SundariZelia: For being the only person who -always- asks how I'm doing. For always being there. And for making me cookies, of course ^.^

Hatchetman: Good guy, good strategy. Always contributing something.

Ranger: For being there in times past. Perhaps less so now, but I do not forget. And these EBs ARE very shiny ^.^

Barzoo/GL/Johnnywas: For being staple members of the community, for always wanting the best for CB. For caring about all of you. Good guys, all 3.

There are tons of others. Obviously. I believe everyone in this community deserves money. But right now, that's what I got.

(Oh, yeah, I'd say novice, but he's being mean to me lately. SO NO DICE!)

(I'd also say OB, but he told me to kill myself, and that's not something I ever find funny. DL or not)

(The reason that I mention the people in () is because they're probably deserving, but I'm not going to give a pitch about why they deserve is because they've been lame, but just to me and just lately. So yeah)

There really are lots of others... Wish I could think of them all. I r brain deaded.

QBOddBird April 26 2008 11:49 PM EDT


Nobody wants to help another player out? =\

lostling April 26 2008 11:53 PM EDT

i would not say any current player needs the money more then soxjr :)

QBOddBird April 27 2008 10:02 PM EDT

Gonna give this a while longer due to lack of entries.

Relic April 27 2008 11:40 PM EDT

Ancient_Anubis: Great guy, quiet at times but very helpful in strategy discussions and just a solid community member. He is running a great NCB and could very much use the cash for BA purchases.

Snow Doctor April 28 2008 11:28 AM EDT

Freed: He needs more money.

QBOddBird April 28 2008 11:40 PM EDT

I will keep bumping this until Friday for entries.

Please enter, it's not like there's an entry fee...

Eliteofdelete [Battle Royale] April 28 2008 11:43 PM EDT

Templar because hes always kind and generous :) and he also makes a great farm ^_^.

Paddy Boy April 29 2008 7:10 AM EDT

you're good a what you do. Have some money!!!111!1!

ActionAction April 29 2008 7:29 PM EDT

Templar, for this thread :3.

drudge April 29 2008 8:14 PM EDT

6 letters in the correct order and you'll have ur clear winner ...DRUDGE

QBOddBird May 2 2008 1:02 PM EDT

I will let this go until tomorrow if anyone wants to put in a solid entry for a deserving person, and then it'll be judged.

QBOddBird May 3 2008 9:42 AM EDT

Bump. This contest ends at noon CB server time.

QBOddBird May 3 2008 1:07 PM EDT

After reading the few entries, I have decided that GentlemanLoser made the best case for whom he believes deserves the money most - Shade. As instructed by Templar, I have sent the prize money, split 80% to the player who deserves it and 20% to the player who nominated them.

Congratulations, Shade; and congratulations, GL. :)

(on a side note, I remember these same contests, and I remember happily winning one for my mentor. I can't recall who it was though. Shows how long I stuck around.)

QBOddBird May 3 2008 1:08 PM EDT

QBrent (Safety Deposit Box) QBGentlemanLoser (The One UC) $600000 -- Congratulations 1:04 PM EDT
QBrent (Safety Deposit Box) AdminShade (Narn i Chin Hurin) $2400000 -- Congratulations 1:03 PM EDT

AdminShade May 3 2008 1:12 PM EDT

Wow! Why do I deserve this honour...

Thank you GL, thank you a lot! I cannot even try to describe how welcome this money is now for me to change and perfect my strategy... :)

QBJohnnywas May 3 2008 1:31 PM EDT

Shade was always the nicest person to the new players at that point, especially those of us on the European side of the fence.

Well deserved!

j'bob May 3 2008 6:41 PM EDT

Congrats Shade!! :D

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] May 4 2008 5:02 AM EDT


I'm over the moon I won this, really! :D I was disappointed I never got you those namings in CB1, you really did help me out so much, and make me feel so welcome. Just a little way to pay you back!

Thanks Templar for hosting this, and thanks OB for choosing!

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] May 4 2008 5:04 AM EDT

I'd also like to contribute the 600K I won to the prize fund of another Contest Templar would like to run. ;)
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