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Posted: Nov 21st 2009 10:05AM DaBruuzer said

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I can't write creatively to save my life, but I am sure going to give it my best! This is a great contest, Massively.com!

Posted: Nov 21st 2009 10:22AM (Unverified) said

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yay!

Posted: Nov 21st 2009 11:09AM SgtBaker said

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> open to North American residents (U.S. and Canada, excluding Quebec)

yeah yeah yeah... Internet is truly global *yawn* ;-)

Posted: Nov 21st 2009 5:39PM Benicio said

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Exactly. Talk about undermining the whole "thank you to our readers.." shtick.

I'd love to see the stats on just how many readers are international.
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Posted: Nov 21st 2009 11:36AM Dirame said

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> open to North American residents (U.S. and Canada, excluding Quebec)

I vill hant you down and make sure you pay for vhat you've done.

Posted: Nov 21st 2009 12:11PM (Unverified) said

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> open to North American residents (U.S. and Canada, excluding Quebec)

wait. what. You can't be fucking serious.

Posted: Nov 21st 2009 12:31PM (Unverified) said

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So this contest is restricted to only a small population of EVE players? I'm an Australian... why can't I enter? o_0
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Posted: Nov 21st 2009 12:32PM (Unverified) said

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> open to North American residents (U.S. and Canada, excluding Quebec)

What!? Its not a lottery, it looks to be a judged contest. CCP are an international company, you have an international readership. I don't see what the problem is, unless a permit is involved and Massively is too miserly to stump up for it. Other US companies offer international contests, so why not you?

Or is it a case of discriminating against people who dare to speak a language other than good ol' American English? (Hence the exclusion of Quebec)

I'm becoming more and more dissilusioned with Massively as their US centric attitude rears its head again and again. The US is not the only country on Earth.

Posted: Nov 21st 2009 1:39PM (Unverified) said

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It's an AOL rule. All AOL sites have these rules: Joystiq, Engadget, etc.
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Posted: Nov 21st 2009 10:41PM (Unverified) said

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I have to agree with Mandrill on this one here. EVE Online has an international subscriber base, the contest should be open to all persons who play the game.

PLEX cards are an in game item, there is no valid reason why someone in Australia, Dubai, Italy or anywhere else should not be able to receive one.

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Posted: Nov 21st 2009 1:39PM (Unverified) said

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@Anu

You're an Australian. You've already won life's lottery :)

Posted: Nov 21st 2009 2:08PM (Unverified) said

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To those outside the U.S., this is a common issue with contests hosted by companies based in the U.S. -- it is against the law for people outside North America to participate in the contest.

It doesn't matter that CCP is an international company, CCP isn't hosting the contest, Massively is, and Massively has to abide by the rules of the state they're based in, and most states do not allow prizes with monetary value to be awarded outside of North America.

It has nothing to do with Massively being biased, they're not out to get you, they don't hate you, they don't prefer their American readers. I'm sure Massively would love to let everyone enter, but they can't. This restriction applies to most companies based in the U.S., which is why, for instance, even companies with branches all over the world typically have different contests for the U.S. and Europe.

If you want to complain, contact the applicable state or federal government and ask them to change the law :p

Posted: Nov 21st 2009 2:20PM (Unverified) said

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Fifteen months of game time my arse.

That's 4,125,000,000 isk, you mean. :)

Posted: Nov 21st 2009 3:00PM Lamthara said

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damn, i'm italian :|

oh well! good luck to everyone else :)

Posted: Nov 21st 2009 3:14PM Pingles said

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Has Massively ever done a poll to see what their readers play? Granted, we come to this site to hear the writer's opinions on games but I get the feeling that there are a LOT of articles with very little audience.

Don't get me wrong, don't stop your writers from writing about what they want but perhaps if you were to have a contest like this (very rare it seems) you might want to pick a game that more of your readers actually play?

Posted: Nov 21st 2009 3:20PM (Unverified) said

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Yeah, nobody plays Eve, right? And the contest isn't due to CCP giving them 50 plex to give away or anything. CCP are a bunch of jerks for not giving away WoW subscriptions for Massively to give away, really.

Darn these Massively guys, always trying to hold down the WoW-obsessive.
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Posted: Nov 21st 2009 3:21PM Pingles said

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Uh, forget my last comment. The prizes are obviously provided BY Eve Online. I saw CONTEST and EVE and reacted without reading. My apologies.
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Posted: Nov 21st 2009 3:22PM Pingles said

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Ugh, Xavier got to me before I hit reply. Again, he's right. My apologies.
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Posted: Nov 21st 2009 5:13PM Darkdust said

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Generally, the other jurisdictions (Europe, Quebec, etc.) have lots of specific regulations and organizations just don't have the legal expertise or resources to deal with the intricacies of it all.

And since Massively has a WoW sister site, you're welcome to go visit it if you don't like the games they cover here.

Posted: Nov 21st 2009 8:20PM ThePeon25 said

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great idea may the best writer win I my self will have tp pay for my plex cuz I suck at writing and will never ever type something good in 200 word not even if my life was at line I would never menage to even typ 200 word with grammar or even something good so this competition is fail for me. Next time make a better competitions so even I can have a chance oh wait who cares about one reader when you have 1000 of others that like this competition. sorry my bad

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