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LiTos456
09-30-2009, 03:03 PM
I have been asked by the developers to host a contest that calls for you to write an essay about why you think you should be in the beta and what would you do if you were to get in. So, here we go, it begins.

Write a medium sized essay about these subjects. Make sure to mention and talk about:
-Why you think you should be in the beta
-What you would do if you got in the beta

Requirements aside from those two statements:
-You must be honest
-Don't make it too large, and don't make it too small (around 300-350 words is good)

Winning information:
There is no limited number of winners. Winners will be selected by the developers themselves, and they will provide you with the keys either directly or through me, I don't know. Anyway, they will chose by looking at the essays and picking who seems the most valuable to pick for the beta. This is where you gotta be honest and brief, because lying isn't gonna cut it. If you write it, you better actually do it.
Deadline is October 30th.

Submit here (http://dofsource.com/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=50).

Puppeteer
09-30-2009, 03:09 PM
Give a recommended word count. 'Medium sized', 'too large' and 'too small' are incredibly ambiguous.

LiTos456
09-30-2009, 06:26 PM
Around 300-350 words is good.

wills370
09-30-2009, 07:12 PM
Done the first post. OOO now the wait begins when does this competition run untill? Or we fidn out the results?

LiTos456
09-30-2009, 07:14 PM
No deadline, its up to the devs...

wills370
09-30-2009, 07:15 PM
No deadline, its up to the devs...

Ok hope it isent to long.

oo dam i forgot to say i would bribe everyone with a nice herd of cattle if i get in the beta!! ARG!!!.

LiTos456
10-02-2009, 07:39 PM
Guys I got bad news... Our stupid no good host somehow humped our site back to 9 days in time so the three of you (u_have_krabs, cybroxis and wills) have to resubmit your entries. I'm dearly and truly sorry but since you already did it I hope it won't be too much of a problem for you.

Henry Martin
10-02-2009, 08:57 PM
Guys I got bad news... Our stupid no good host somehow humped our site back to 9 days in time so the three of you (u_have_krabs, cybroxis and wills) have to resubmit your entries. I'm dearly and truly sorry but since you already did it I hope it won't be too much of a problem for you.

Ok not only did my essay get erased so did my account.

LiTos456
10-02-2009, 11:29 PM
Yeah... I'm really sorry man it's not my fault. Please remake and rewrite. Thank you.

wills370
10-03-2009, 01:45 AM
Guys I got bad news... Our stupid no good host somehow humped our site back to 9 days in time so the three of you (u_have_krabs, cybroxis and wills) have to resubmit your entries. I'm dearly and truly sorry but since you already did it I hope it won't be too much of a problem for you.

NOOO all my beautiful editing :(

wills370
10-03-2009, 01:48 AM
LUCKY I HAD THEM ALL SAVED IN OPERA AS A SAVED PAGE :P




wills370

Why i should be in the beta?


Ok I shall try to keep this in the correct amount of words. I believe I should be in the beta because I have been watching this project for a while. (Although waited before the new site was online before really taking an active part in forum discussion (wills370 on the forum. You may recognise my name).I have contributes daily on a number of items and always put forward what I believe to be constructive, realistic or important questions which I believe would aid in the development of the game. I have always been positive in my approach to other people in the forums (no warnings from moderators so kudos’s).I am also positive in my overall view of the game and committed to it. I believe this game can truly offer me something that I have been looking for in a game since I was a lot younger. (Total war being the closest) And deserve to be apart of (I downloaded opera purely for the ability to get on this forum and reply to this competition).


If i did get into the beta?


If I did get into the beta however I would be happy to test features as well as put forward my views to the developers to make this game the best it could possibly be. I would also take an active role in discussion as I currently do in the DOF forum, as well as leading others. As I believe you can only expect as good as the example you lead. I would love to test and analyse the combat, building and quest system of the game. Developing the story or the balance of troops in combat. To which I believe my strengths lie most in. So all in all I truly am both hoping and would love to be included in the beta.


(Woo 300 words exactly after some editing: P excluding this at the bottom and headings for the one person who will say something )





Cybroxis


First you may ask, why should I be in this beta?
My answer to you would simply be, I love this game and have been sitting anxiously at the edge of my seat ever since I heard of it in the first place.

Proof:
- I heard of this game before I ever knew about the Dof Source site, which was about 2 months prior to joining
- I joined this site and have been a very active member for over 4 months, before I knew about any beta keys

I love this game, and when I first heard about it I was willing to wait 2 whole years before I could touch it, or however long it took. However, since I first heard I could earn a beta key to this wonderful strategy game (most strategy games require no real strategy and aren't realistic) I have been working hard in every contest since the first, and, still not having won anything, I have not giv continue to submit for a chance to be in the test for this perfect game. Even if I don't win, I will be an active supporter of Dawn of Fantasy and have already spread the word to many during the last contest.

Now to what benefits I will actually bring if selected to be in the closed beta:

-Any bugs or glitches I discover I will report immediately to the GM or whoever receives reports for such things.
-I will try to engineer outrageous battles and situations in order to test for unseen errors (can't say I will do this all the time, because it would surely take a long time to amass such a large amount of troops)
-I will spread the word further to my friends and people I meet, as well as over the internet (through other online games, in chat, etc.).
-Last, and certainly not least, I will have a great amount of fun while testing with my fellow "colleagues" in testing this game, making sure they have the same.

I hope you will consider me, Cybroxis, for the closed beta!




u_have_krabs

Why I should be in the beta?

well I haven't been apart of the forums for too long so I can't say I have been a major contributor, but I do what I can. I am college game design student that knows how important testing is to a game. I'm know how games are made and being a game design student I believe that I can offer something with the knowledge I gain from my schooling that some others can't. I know I will be a helping hand like the others who know that being in the beta is about helping the developers and not just to play the game early.


What would I do if I get into the beta?

If I don't get into it I still will be on the DOF forums do what I am doing now. I would do what I suppose to do which is report bugs, glitches, and try to do things with the game that the developer might not have noticed or thought of to find errors and report errors.

this is an interesting game and I hope it becomes a great hit so the company can make more quality games. I am not much of a forum person, but I do join forums to games that I think are great games or going to be great games. I am a helpful person and willing to answer question and help with problems.

well this has been an interesting write. whether I get into the beta or not I wish the developers good fortune on the success of the game.

LiTos456
10-03-2009, 12:18 PM
ROFL awesome! That'll be useful for cybroxis. someone tell me in the dofs chatbox, thats where he lurks, cuz i gotta go right now.

Henry Martin
10-04-2009, 01:50 PM
LUCKY I HAD THEM ALL SAVED IN OPERA AS A SAVED PAGE :P




wills370

Why i should be in the beta?


Ok I shall try to keep this in the correct amount of words. I believe I should be in the beta because I have been watching this project for a while. (Although waited before the new site was online before really taking an active part in forum discussion (wills370 on the forum. You may recognise my name).I have contributes daily on a number of items and always put forward what I believe to be constructive, realistic or important questions which I believe would aid in the development of the game. I have always been positive in my approach to other people in the forums (no warnings from moderators so kudos’s).I am also positive in my overall view of the game and committed to it. I believe this game can truly offer me something that I have been looking for in a game since I was a lot younger. (Total war being the closest) And deserve to be apart of (I downloaded opera purely for the ability to get on this forum and reply to this competition).


If i did get into the beta?


If I did get into the beta however I would be happy to test features as well as put forward my views to the developers to make this game the best it could possibly be. I would also take an active role in discussion as I currently do in the DOF forum, as well as leading others. As I believe you can only expect as good as the example you lead. I would love to test and analyse the combat, building and quest system of the game. Developing the story or the balance of troops in combat. To which I believe my strengths lie most in. So all in all I truly am both hoping and would love to be included in the beta.


(Woo 300 words exactly after some editing: P excluding this at the bottom and headings for the one person who will say something )





Cybroxis


First you may ask, why should I be in this beta?
My answer to you would simply be, I love this game and have been sitting anxiously at the edge of my seat ever since I heard of it in the first place.

Proof:
- I heard of this game before I ever knew about the Dof Source site, which was about 2 months prior to joining
- I joined this site and have been a very active member for over 4 months, before I knew about any beta keys

I love this game, and when I first heard about it I was willing to wait 2 whole years before I could touch it, or however long it took. However, since I first heard I could earn a beta key to this wonderful strategy game (most strategy games require no real strategy and aren't realistic) I have been working hard in every contest since the first, and, still not having won anything, I have not giv continue to submit for a chance to be in the test for this perfect game. Even if I don't win, I will be an active supporter of Dawn of Fantasy and have already spread the word to many during the last contest.

Now to what benefits I will actually bring if selected to be in the closed beta:

-Any bugs or glitches I discover I will report immediately to the GM or whoever receives reports for such things.
-I will try to engineer outrageous battles and situations in order to test for unseen errors (can't say I will do this all the time, because it would surely take a long time to amass such a large amount of troops)
-I will spread the word further to my friends and people I meet, as well as over the internet (through other online games, in chat, etc.).
-Last, and certainly not least, I will have a great amount of fun while testing with my fellow "colleagues" in testing this game, making sure they have the same.

I hope you will consider me, Cybroxis, for the closed beta!




u_have_krabs

Why I should be in the beta?

well I haven't been apart of the forums for too long so I can't say I have been a major contributor, but I do what I can. I am college game design student that knows how important testing is to a game. I'm know how games are made and being a game design student I believe that I can offer something with the knowledge I gain from my schooling that some others can't. I know I will be a helping hand like the others who know that being in the beta is about helping the developers and not just to play the game early.


What would I do if I get into the beta?

If I don't get into it I still will be on the DOF forums do what I am doing now. I would do what I suppose to do which is report bugs, glitches, and try to do things with the game that the developer might not have noticed or thought of to find errors and report errors.

this is an interesting game and I hope it becomes a great hit so the company can make more quality games. I am not much of a forum person, but I do join forums to games that I think are great games or going to be great games. I am a helpful person and willing to answer question and help with problems.

well this has been an interesting write. whether I get into the beta or not I wish the developers good fortune on the success of the game.

damn an I already wrote a new one:eek: . all well I could say that this was a test write lol.

Edit: seems that they replaced my new one with the old, interesting.......

wills370
10-04-2009, 02:38 PM
damn an I already wrote a new one:eek: . all well I could say that this was a test write lol.

Edit: seems that they replaced my new one with the old, interesting.......

lol aww who knows could be for the better. Anyways atleast they knew we were commited doing it a second time :P

LiTos456
10-04-2009, 04:05 PM
Yeah "they" didn't really do anything, the site just suddenly went back to what it was like before the accident. o.O I know, time traveling, weird, huh?

wills370
10-05-2009, 03:39 AM
Yeah "they" didn't really do anything, the site just suddenly went back to what it was like before the accident. o.O I know, time traveling, weird, huh?

Hmm if only it could let us know who the winners are in the future and then that would end the waiting :P

How much longer is it going top run for?

LiTos456
10-05-2009, 01:52 PM
until we got enough entries from the developers to pick from... theres only 3 at the moment and im waiting for unen to repost his.

wills370
10-05-2009, 03:05 PM
until we got enough entries from the developers to pick from... theres only 3 at the moment and im waiting for unen to repost his.

Alright. Oo hopefully not to long then :) we almost have 5% of the entire forum submitting then :P

LiTos456
10-05-2009, 05:16 PM
yeah Im too busy to advertise this contest right now just relying on people seeing it
you guys should put it in your signature

wills370
10-05-2009, 06:33 PM
yeah Im too busy to advertise this contest right now just relying on people seeing it
you guys should put it in your signature

Alright done. It is nice and bright in my sig. The turnout is really low for this contest. Its a real shame

cybroxis
10-05-2009, 07:04 PM
Eh, at least that means less competition ( not that it's good for the game; but it's good for me :D ).

LiTos456
10-05-2009, 07:22 PM
God damn it Cybroxis, why do you keep being a selfish bastard on dofsource and now here? Relax it's just a key...
You know after all this I can honestly say you probably won't be picked because of the immature, selfish ways you've been acting about these contests.
Nice going, you ruined it for yourself. Your only chance now is participating in Brightgarl's contest which you hate with all your heart.

Henry Martin
10-07-2009, 09:57 PM
God damn it Cybroxis, why do you keep being a selfish bastard on dofsource and now here? Relax it's just a key...
You know after all this I can honestly say you probably won't be picked because of the immature, selfish ways you've been acting about these contests.
Nice going, you ruined it for yourself. Your only chance now is participating in Brightgarl's contest which you hate with all your heart.

LOL, good time, good...times

I also put this contest in my sig.

wills370
10-08-2009, 02:50 AM
Ouch :O

hmm turn out is still low with oly 4 submissios people should hurry up and participate.

LiTos456
10-08-2009, 02:07 PM
LOL, good time, good...times

I also put this contest in my sig.

You should make it a bit more clear heh
Also wills just wait until I start screaming about it and we'll get more entries.
But people are getting dry I don't know if there will be enough for the 4th contest.

wills370
10-08-2009, 02:54 PM
You should make it a bit more clear heh
Also wills just wait until I start screaming about it and we'll get more entries.
But people are getting dry I don't know if there will be enough for the 4th contest.

Is there a minimum number of participants then :O ?

and get sceaming lol :P

LiTos456
10-08-2009, 03:04 PM
Well there isnt a minimum number but it'll be better for the developers to look at a larger number of these essays... Essays are better than random contests because the participants actually state their thought on the beta and why they want to be in it.

wills370
10-16-2009, 06:41 AM
Well there isnt a minimum number but it'll be better for the developers to look at a larger number of these essays... Essays are better than random contests because the participants actually state their thought on the beta and why they want to be in it.

Hmm is it nearly finished yet. Its been nearly 3 weeks now and the suspense is still killing me. :(

Supreme
10-16-2009, 01:09 PM
Sure I could write an essay but meh I just havent felt like typing it out:

- Im a student ive got plenty of time.
- Any bugs i encounter il of course report.
- Any direction you want me to test il of course follow.

Oh
- Not that much experience with actual beta's (just polished ones really) but im willing to learn.

Expanding this just gives us all work since i'd have to write and you'd have to read it.

Oh state your thoughts part:
I have always liked RTS most (Rise of Nations, civ, total war, majesty 2 and some others) and ive played MMORPG (Lineage2) and one of the many MMORTS-browers games (travian) but never a real game, MMORTS which just excitens me. Build your city the most efficiently, build the most balanced or specialised army and then testing your skills against equal players. Just sounds awesome.

There. Having to sign up for that other site was a bit troublesome for me.

LiTos456
10-16-2009, 02:09 PM
Well sorry, your submission isn't going to count. If you're too lazy to sign up - it's your fault.

Jfluffy
10-16-2009, 03:48 PM
So. I click "Here", Register on that site and copy and paste my essay or attach it to a PM to something?
Put it in a sandwich and nom it?

Supreme
10-16-2009, 04:34 PM
I cant help im lazy :(

LiTos456
10-16-2009, 08:34 PM
No fluffy, you submit it in this (http://dofsource.com/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=53) thread which is clearly visible when you go to the website...

Supreme, it really isn't very hard, we don't even recquire you to activate your email. Saves half as much time.

Good luck guys.

Jfluffy
10-16-2009, 08:37 PM
Hm, it looked like a different part of the site when I clicked the link... oh well, Thank you! <3

LiTos456
10-16-2009, 09:17 PM
You're welcome and good entry! Ah I love all the intellegent people in this community.
By the way JFluffy, congratulations, you are our 100th member!
Hmm maybe I should give you something for that. Got any ideas? :p

Supreme
10-17-2009, 02:49 AM
Oh well I gotta work on school so that always gives me so much more motivation to do other stuff, heh. Did you make the registration process simpler, last time it gave an error.

LiTos456
10-17-2009, 11:35 AM
You're not the only one stuck with school here, you know. And no I didn't do anything, I guess "trying again" proved to work.
PS: The deadline is now October 30th.

Jfluffy
10-17-2009, 12:50 PM
You're welcome and good entry! Ah I love all the intellegent people in this community.
By the way JFluffy, congratulations, you are our 100th member!
Hmm maybe I should give you something for that. Got any ideas? :p

Maybe a hug? :D

LiTos456
10-17-2009, 01:48 PM
Alright, everybody hug fluffy! /hug
lol

LiTos456
11-04-2009, 08:33 PM
Hey everyone!

THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED! (http://dofsource.com/news.php)

sneaky_squirrel
11-04-2009, 11:49 PM
First closed beta keys for all :eek:

What a stroke of luck for you all, good job on those essays ;p.

wills370
11-05-2009, 03:51 AM
Wow i cant beleive it. :O thanks and well done to everyone else who submitted on this contest. They might be running another contest so fear not all is not lost :)

Again wow :D

Supreme
11-05-2009, 05:46 AM
Grats

(too short)

Henry Martin
11-05-2009, 07:20 AM
Ok, this is great:eek: . I hope I can help the developers as much as possible. I agree will wills370, great job to the others in that contest and I'm sure you all will get a chance eventually to test this game.

Congrats to wills370 and unen.

Aelfwine
05-17-2010, 04:51 AM
awwww man... why wasnt I here months ago!... stupid fps games, all they make me do is rage....

blackfang
05-17-2010, 09:06 AM
awwww man... why wasnt I here months ago!... stupid fps games, all they make me do is rage....

start bejeweled or mine sweeper, you will be so bored that you cant even summon the strength to rage:)

Yami-Yagari
05-17-2010, 09:08 AM
start bejeweled or mine sweeper, you will be so bored that you cant even summon the strength to rage:)

NO MINESWEEPER! :eek:

My brother is totally addicted to it, its bad for your health.

blackfang
05-17-2010, 09:09 AM
NO MINESWEEPER! :eek:

My brother is totally addicted to it, its bad for your health.

Only if you try it this way http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHY8NKj3RKs

Yami-Yagari
05-17-2010, 09:15 AM
Only if you try it this way http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHY8NKj3RKs

Akward, yet amusing seeing people get blown up :p

blackfang
05-17-2010, 09:16 AM
glad you liked it:)

Aelfwine
05-17-2010, 09:41 AM
hah... every giggle worthy...well i shall stow myself away back into those other games untill more keys rise from the graves then.

Elkoremarr
12-08-2010, 11:08 AM
Can i still get a key this way ?

evilwithin
12-08-2010, 11:40 AM
no this was for wave 3 its wave 4 now so you just need the criteria here http://www.reverieworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1811 and sign up

Dream
02-14-2011, 01:11 PM
Another one, starting to walk around here,lets see about keys.

Yannickb
04-07-2011, 10:10 AM
would love a key