If I had to name one thing most valuable about the STO experience, that's most probably the feeling of being inside the Star Trek universe and beside the great characters who live there. I deeply appreciate such a possibility and love the thoughts and feelings this brings.
So, I'd like to start a contest of New Year/Christmas/Winter Celebration/whatever presents to the wonderful Star Trek chracters, and since a material present is hardly an option (particularly for Q, who can create anything anyway), I mean a drawing.
Whatever you feel might be fitting, be it a portrait of the character him(her/it)self, of someone dear to him/her/it, a depiction of a special place or something important and dear to that character - something you could imagine that character hanging on a wall to look at with enjoyment. For instance, perhaps for D'Tan it could be a landscape of New Romulus, the new home - or perhaps Spock's portrait Maybe Worf could enjoy a depiction of some Klingon weapons or of an honorable battle, or something else of that kind. Or for Q - what else, a portrait of his own grand self
The minimal prizes are:
3rd place - a winter outfit (or its equivalent in commodities)
2nd place - two winter outfits (or their equivalent in commodities)
1st place - a master key and 100 of each winter commodity, including bells and beads
However, I have more items saved up that I will likely use for the contest if there are many decent entries. Including loads of small encouragement prizes, like scarves, mysterious cookie boxes, equipment packs, mirror ships, blue and purple tribbles, etc. Also there might be more master keys and heaps of winter commodities and perhaps other serious prizes if there are multiple really good entries, it's also not impossible to win multiple keys, more than one contest entry is well allowed and welcomed with open arms.
The deadline is 10.01.2014, a bit before the end of the Winter event just in case. Before Q runs away with all that magic ^_^ Edit: the devs confirmed the Store stays after that and the deadline is extended to 18.01.2014. You might wish to unlock it before that though, got to just go to the Winter Wonderland, the one commodity needed for the store unlock is given there freely.
You can dedicate the drawings to any Star Trek character, not necessarily directly featured or mentioned in STO. You can also explain why you care fr that particular character so much, might get bonus points for that
My in-game handle is my forum name - with a '@', of course.
Last edited by effaeldm; 01-13-2014 at 01:37 PM.
Reason: Updated the winter commodities info
That's it, I'm going to draw a penis for Q to look at. "His own grand self" as it were
I wonder how you're going to get Q to show you...
And if you just guess and it doesn't look to him as good as his own, well, you know Q can do various things
Originally Posted by captainoblivous
Good luck to the genuine entries
Originally Posted by captainoblivous
Btw, will you be accounting for differing skill levels between entrants? Many people can draw, but some better than others!
This is meant to be an effort of love and care (sounds good after the discussion above) - for the Star Trek characters who are dear to you or important in some way. Trying well, atempting to show that will be at least not less valuable than the actual drawing skill. Explanations about that specific character and why that one feels so worthy or about the drawing topic choice can also add to the whole impression.
Well, my artistic skills and tools alike are too weak to make a difference, but I think most Klingons would appreciate a painting of the player's fight against Fek'Ihr.
Don't worry about the skills, as mentioned above, there are other things that matter - like the idea, the effort, the way you care about a Star Trek character And there's hardly much harm in trying, and I have many things for potential prizes.
Originally Posted by voporak
Does drawing in Adobe Illustrator count?
Certainly it does.
Originally Posted by anazonda
I tried moving them into my account shared bank when the event started... I could'n...
That said... just checked... At least the new ones arent bound.
Glad to hear this was figured out. dalolorn, thanks for answering.
So, anazonda, are there any hopes you might enter the contest then, or perhaps can I encourage you in some way?