Announcement: Contest Date Approaching! (in Contests)

Goodfish April 26 2009 10:44 PM EDT

As a few of you may know and many of you likely don't, my brother Badfish and I are hosting a massive contest this summer. We've been accruing items and cash to give away for most of the duration of our NCBs and I think it's safe to say that we have at least 30M in prizes to give away.

In an effort to get as much community involvement as possible, I'm posting this thread.

Anyways, the contest is a play on the "Seven Intelligences" theory: that there are seven distinct types of intelligences. So I'm curious to see who has the highest "CB IQ"! In the spirit of CB, Badfish and I have constructed seven distinctly different contests to test your mettle. We have a few built around different community aspects, but of course, most of them revolve around fighting. One contest revolves around killing a specific target. Another revolves around amassing the highest MPR you can in a short amount of time. I've even managed to devise a clever "camping" contest. All told, we have seven contests and are working on assembling some truly massive prize packages.

This contest is our way of giving back to CB and everybody who makes it such an awesome game. There's no entrance fee. There's no restriction on how many contests you can attempt. There's no limit on how many prizes you can walk away with.

The contest is set to begin June 1st. I will post the contest details (some contests must remain "secret" for the sake of keeping them legitimate contests, however), so expect a lot more information then- this post is mostly to get you psyched up for perhaps the greatest CB contest of all time.

Invader Sye April 26 2009 10:53 PM EDT

Sounds very interesting. I'll be looking forward to this.

Demigod April 26 2009 10:53 PM EDT

Wow. I want to thank you both for giving back to the CB community. I hope this will be a huge hit.

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 26 2009 10:54 PM EDT

Sounds exciting i am excited

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] April 26 2009 11:04 PM EDT

Bring the Contests on! C'Mon CB Strut your Stuff if you can!

j'bob April 27 2009 12:05 AM EDT

Meh. I'm not too stoked. I think you should hire a PR guy if you wanna get proper "pre release" buzz generated.


Goodfish April 27 2009 12:07 PM EDT

We do take donations. ;)

Please post if you are planning on participating, or even if you're just excited for a free contest with ~50M in prizes.

[P]Mitt April 27 2009 12:14 PM EDT

I'm excited!

AdminShade April 27 2009 12:17 PM EDT

Your brother is Badfish? O.0

AdminTal Destra April 27 2009 12:18 PM EDT

posting to participate

Demigod April 27 2009 12:29 PM EDT

I plan on participating with anything that doesn't hinder my NUB, and I fully plan on winning absolutely nothing whatsoever unless you just give out door prizes.

Goodfish April 27 2009 12:40 PM EDT

"Your brother is Badfish? O.0"

Wasn't it obvious...? ;)

BadFish April 27 2009 1:15 PM EDT

What contest now?

BadFish April 27 2009 1:18 PM EDT

No, but seriously, it'll be sweet.

And for those thinking you don't want to waste BA on the contests, let me just say this: You stand to make a great deal more money per BA by participating in this contest rather than working on your NCB or NUB character, TRUST me.

BadFish April 27 2009 1:19 PM EDT

Triple post!

Also, this is a good time for me to point out that anyone thinking of beginning a new NCB before this contest starts should reconsider. This contest is big enough that if possible you should postpone any other CB activity in lieu of this contest.

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- April 27 2009 1:24 PM EDT

I plan on participating with anything that doesn't hinder my NUB, and I fully plan on winning absolutely nothing whatsoever unless you just give out door prizes.

--Demigod, 12:29 PM EDT

I'm on the same page, Although I think you guys are putting something together that is rock awesome, I can only participate in things that wont hinder my NCB. It's not about cbd, it's about exp. My current NCB has put me about 30 million in the hole (that is I've spent 30m on top of my OWN resources just to ensure it's growth). Not counting time spent.

So I'd be happy to participate like demi said, in anything that I can :)

(30m isn't much, I've only been buying BA during EXP times, but I still hope to break 3m)

j'bob April 27 2009 1:26 PM EDT

Me and my nearly naked minions will be in as far as we can go! Seeing as we have no concrete plans concerning cb... except to regularly pop in and give mad holla's to Hakai... we might run wit it like we stole some stuffs!


Goodfish April 27 2009 1:39 PM EDT

@Demigod and Jiraiya:

To be fair, there are at least two contests that don't require the use of BA at all (probably 3). So you won't even have to give up work on your NCB to participate in nearly half of the contests. Of course, since these contests don't revolve around BA, it's harder to rationalize larger prize packages being given away for them, but since there's no entrance fee, you can still stand to make quite a killing even without spending BA.

And naturally, those of you who are willing to postpone an NCB until after the contests are over stand to make significantly more than a killing. I believe one of our "grand prize packages" totals nearly 10M.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 27 2009 3:12 PM EDT

I'm totally in, even if I don't win anything. You guys rock! :)

Candycane April 27 2009 3:26 PM EDT

Does this mean you're both leaving after this contest?

Goodfish April 27 2009 3:30 PM EDT

Of course we aren't leaving. We aren't giving everything we own away, after all... we've just been slowly amassing some wealth, and we're going to give away as much of it as we can afford.

Sorry, but you're stuck with us fishes. :)

{cb2}Dinh April 27 2009 3:44 PM EDT

Can't wait!!

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 27 2009 4:04 PM EDT

Thank You for this
I would very much like to Participate
Good Luck, have fun and may the best me win! :)

Cube April 27 2009 4:40 PM EDT

If no one else will, I'll take the corny joke.

Sounds fishy

Goodfish April 28 2009 2:05 PM EDT

To the top!

Kefeck [FARM ME] April 28 2009 2:44 PM EDT

This will be fun =)

Goodfish May 13 2009 10:10 AM EDT

Epic bump.

This contest is still slated for a start date of June 1st. Badfish and I are more than happy to take any and all donations. Since we aren't requiring an entrance fee, if you feel guilty you're welcome to donate a bit of CBD as an "entrance donation", if you are so inclined. ;)

While I certainly don't expect any donations, I would just like to say that Badfish and I are already quite nearly giving away every shred of profit we've made in the past year or so, and even still we aren't at the total prize value we're looking for. Now that isn't to say the contest will flop, but we are scrambling to get sufficient prizes together. If anyone is interested in donating either CBD or mid- to high-level rares, now is your chance!

Mesoshort May 13 2009 10:16 AM EDT

"I fully plan on winning absolutely nothing whatsoever unless you just give out door prizes. "

I'm in too with that statement as well =P

AdminTal Destra May 13 2009 10:25 AM EDT

Tal Destra (Jack Knoff) Goodfish (Camping Contest) Dami's Revenge ($1328835) -- Contest Donation 10:24 AM EDT

Here's my donation, one pair of Noldorin Spellcasters

Goodfish May 13 2009 3:36 PM EDT

That's a hefty donation, Tal. You have no idea how much we appreciate it! It will definitely go to some deserving user. :)

FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] May 13 2009 4:24 PM EDT

I'm in too.... And wishing there were door prizes myself. lol

Goodfish May 13 2009 4:41 PM EDT

Well, there will be a minimum of seven prize packages. Badfish and I may choose to do additional runner-up prizes as well. Entrance prizes would be great but frankly it'd be a huge hassle to keep track of- who's to say people don't say "I'm doing all seven challenges" just to get the 10k "entry prize" for each one?

Don't worry, there will be plenty to win. :)

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] May 13 2009 5:15 PM EDT

Its not much but i hope it helps.
Nayab (Frost Knight) Goodfish (Camping Contest) An Elven Long Sword ($8135) -- Contest Donation 5:15 PM ED

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] May 13 2009 5:20 PM EDT

I'd love to donate. But, there's the small matter of having something to donate. ;)

Goodfish May 13 2009 5:46 PM EDT

Says the guy with nearly 10x my NW. :P

Just saying. :P

Goodfish May 15 2009 5:38 PM EDT

Contest date is approaching! Get excited! :)

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] May 15 2009 5:41 PM EDT

/me starts jumping up and down :D

TheHatchetman May 15 2009 5:42 PM EDT

/me starts moshing

j'bob May 15 2009 5:42 PM EDT

i am excited. can't you tell.

BHT May 20 2009 5:12 AM EDT

I'd love to participate. I just hope I have a chance in winning at least something.
I will donate a small amount once im out of debt too.

Soul Eater May 20 2009 10:02 AM EDT

It's too bad I have to work, the only day this would for me is Sunday and Monday cause those are my only days off and Sunday I am in church most of the day.

BHT May 21 2009 9:26 AM EDT

BigHardTick (TightWussy) Goodfish (Camping Contest) $600000 -- Donation!! 9:25 AM EDT

On behalf of JW.

Goodfish May 21 2009 12:24 PM EDT


Keep it coming, guys! ;)

QBOddBird May 21 2009 12:25 PM EDT

I'm still pretty excited to see your massive contest in action. :)

Goodfish May 21 2009 12:28 PM EDT

Well the current cash prizes amount up to over 16M. I hope that by the time we actually give out prizes we have at least 25M to give away, along with all the items we have accrued (and the ones that were donated, as well).

All in all, I'm hoping for at LEAST 50M in prizes... we're actually getting pretty close to that, too. :)

I'd say 50M is pretty massive.

Goodfish May 26 2009 2:40 AM EDT

The contest(s) is/are slated to start soon. Last call for excitement (and donations!).

three4thsforsaken May 26 2009 2:42 AM EDT

I'm excited :D.

Don't know if I can participate though, it is finals week :/. I hope so though.

Goodfish May 26 2009 2:46 AM EDT

Most of the contests will last more than a couple of weeks... so you might get a late start, but you've still got a shot!

blackshadowshade May 26 2009 4:03 AM EDT

This has more lead-up than Gabbo did!

TheHatchetman May 26 2009 4:52 AM EDT

*passes out from exhaustion after moshing for 10 and a half straight days*

(will continue in the morning)
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