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Join Date: Jun 2012
08-21-2013, 08:11 AM
Originally Posted by
So, not as easy as you might think for other countries outside the US...
The US is a big place, there are lots of places here where they don't have conventions and people who live in those states would have to travel a large distance to attend one as well.
STO has a rather generous convention prize, they don't even have to go to the convention for attendees to get it, making them the only game I'm aware of that hands out their convention prize when they aren't in attendance. Imagine if Las Vegas or San Francisco where you only real options.
If players are someplace there aren't usually conventions, they can try writing to local fan groups and getting a petition together to get a convention added to a region.
At the end of the day convention prizes are for conventions, and if a player can't or won't attend a convention, they don't deserve the prize.