- Posted: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 03:14:29 +0000
I want you all to know it has been my sincerest pleasure running this contest over the past month and a half. I have gotten a chance to make some new friends and to read fifteen wonderful stories about the NPCs I love so much. Choosing a winner was not in the least bit an easy choice to make, but someone had to win. I want you to know that every story is special to me even if you didn't happen to win the big prizes.
You made the decision really tough for me. I hope that next time I run this contest the decision is even harder for me to make. I couldn't let everyone who worked so hard go with out a prize, so I made every contestant a little consolation package. It's not much, but what little gold I had left I put into it.
I want to thank each and every one of you who made this contest work--whether you wrote a story, donated, helped judge, made a banner, or just hung around and chatted with everyone.
Ok, ok. Now that I'm done with the sappy stuff, here it is--the main event. Our winners. Drum roll please....
First place goes to VKiera and her story "Blind Faith". Both judges agreed that this tale really encompassed everything this contest was about. It focused on two relatively unexplored NPCs and gave them a third dimension.
Second place goes to Ysavvryl with "Wish it Wasn't an Ordinary Day". This detailed slice-of-life tale really in went into great detail of some of our well-known but little spot-lighted NPCs.
Third place goes to "Changes" by Reed Meroe. It focuses on Alien 09 as he goes on an introspective journey to change himself.
Our two honorable mentions go to Treacherous Hat's "The Mouse and Lion" and LabTech Kestin's "Collusion"
Congratulations to our winners. I hope to see you all here next year.
Readers Choice Vote!
Congrats to Reed Meroe for barely winning the reader's choice award!
Hello! I'm Zi and I am what you might call a plot enthusiast. In recent years I've noticed quite a
number of NPCs seem to be ignored in Gaia's over-all plot. For this reason, I got it into my
head that I would throw a writing contest to explore the possibilities of what these unused NPCs
have been up to over the years. What kind of adventures have they been on? What romances
have sprung up? What drama are these unused NPCs going through as the spot light is turned
away from them? I want to find out, and I want you to weave me a tale of their exploits. Several
kind people around Gaia donated to help fund this endeavor, and I intend for this to be the single
most amazing NPC story contest that has ever graced this website.
So, yes, as the name suggests I will be taking short stories about our dear NPCs from Gaians
around the site and these will be compared with other stories based on originality, hilarity, story,
and whatever else my mind can think of. These NPCs can be anyone from our well known shop
keepers, to our holiday figures to characters who have popped up in RIGs or have items named
The contest will be accepting entries until September 1st, 2012.
This should be fun! And I hope to see some characters expanded that are otherwise two
...and just to sway those of you who are still on the fence about this--CHECK OUT THESE
To our over all first place winner 1,500,000 g
To our second place winner 500,000 g
To our third winner 300,000 g
Two honorable mentions will receive 100,000 g
I've gottena lot of item donations, so I may throw these around on occasion! Huzzah!
*These are subject to change if I get more donations through out the contest