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So, the year has rolled around once more, and so we once again have our MD Awards.

 

Currently it will be Rophs and myself organising, along with a third person. If you want to help out please drop either of us a message, ideally you should have been to at least one previous awards.

Ailith, dst and myself will be hosting this year.

 

Discussion wise, I have already had feedback telling me to be more organised with it this year, including handing out the trophies during the ceremony itself, so I shall arrange for that to happen, medal boxes also already have the 2014 md award ready on it so they can also be given out at the time. Rophs is going to help me with the timings and things not getting delayed. Please let us know of any other issues you found last year in the hopes that they can be overcome on this one.

 

All aspects of the awards are up for discussion up until the point each part begins. The exact categories and nominees will be discussed in separate threads to this, but the total amount of categories or min/max nominees for each category might be discussed here.

The date and time of the ceremony should also be discussed here, I have currently proposed it to be just after Christmas, on the 28th December.

 

 

Information relating to how the awards will run as it currently stands;

[spoiler]
- There will be a maximum of 10 categories.
- The previous categories will be listed in a thread, and players can then argue for different ones to be added/removed - if players agree, then it will be so.
- Certain categories have relevant restrictions on them, these can be changed/created/removed, but only prior to nominations opening.


- There will be 3 people counting votes and organising this. These people will not be able to be nominated, however they are able to vote.
- You may not nominate those who belong to the same land as yourself (this not only means hard-coded, but also those people considered part of certain lands). "This is an MD awards event, if a person deserves one of the awards, it is on the global level, not on local level, however capable the person is, which justifies the ban of the land nominations , possibly votes too".* If you note nominations slipping through this, please let an organiser know.

- There will be a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 players nominated for each category.
- Past winners will be allowed to be nominated again, however, if there are more than 5 names nominated when it closes, those will be the first removed.
- Mur cannot be nominated (sorry Mur), and Chewett cannot be nominated for Top Techy (or another award along the same lines).
- Previous Fossil (or a similar award if that does not exist this year) winners, cannot win again.
- You may only nominate one person per category. If you nominate multiple people, none will be added.
- You may not nominate yourself, or another account you play.
- No editing posts in the nomination thread - purely because I'll potentially get confused.


- We will ideally use the in game voting system.
- There's no restriction on voting for those of the same land.
- There will be no restriction on the amount of voters, there will however be a limited timeframe to vote in - this will be 11 days.
- You do not have to vote in each category (though it's preferable).
- If you vote for yourself in anything, all your votes will be discounted.
- If players that have voted are detected as alts of each other, all associated votes will be discounted. (If you have multiple accounts, you're fine, but only vote once per person please), they will also be disqualified from any nominations your accounts may have.
- Players under 20 AD will be unable to vote.


I can't think of any other particular details currently, please ask if you think I've missed anything (in addition to discussing various points). If you are against any aspect with how it's set to run, please raise it and suggest alternatives.

 

*

[spoiler]

Associated to a land includes being part of an alliance or a citizen, as well as those on temporary absence from them, but is not exclusive to just that mechanical association. It also extends to a player who feels they belong to a certain land, or who through largely exclusive association or actions is viewed as of a certain land. Those who since those actions visibly associate themselves with another land would then no longer be thought of as with the former.
Alliance hoppers, or those that take alliances without intended association with the land the new alliance is a part of are exceptions and will be treated based on perception, rather than mechanical.

[/spoiler]

[/spoiler]

(The above is mostly copied from last year, so there may be some inaccuraces - please point them out)

 

 

Schedule for the process is as follows;

Sun 16th November - Discussion thread opens

Sun 23rd November - Categories thread opens

Sun 30th November - Cats closes, Nominations open

Sun 7th December - Nominations close

Wed 10th December - Voting opens

Sun 21st December - Voting closes

Sun 28th December - Proposed Award Ceremony date

 

 

 

All previous MD Award threads can be found via the topic-tagging system under "MD Awards" if you don't know how to get to that, look just below the title of the thread and click on the words below the Started by.. line.

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I was under the impression that had been done, will look into that, presuming you're correct, next couple days hopefully.

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The event organisers have been updated to how they now currently stand; Ailith, dst, and myself.

 

Also, Syrian, it's been confirmed that they weren't given out, so will be sorting that out for last year's winners.

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I was under the impression that had been done, will look into that, presuming you're correct, next couple days hopefully.


I have repeatedly posted and told you about this. Hence the whole me telling you that It would be nice if its organised better this year.

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I thought you just meant they were really late, rather than not done at all, either way, will be sorted out, and this year wont have those complications :)

 

Any other points people would like to discuss, particularly suitability of the event ceremony date

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- There will be a maximum of 10 categories.

Do not specify how many cateogories.

- There will be a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 players nominated for each category.

Previous years you have arbitarily decided who is in and out. This is entirely unfair. I raised concern on this previously and you were flippant. I do not feel this is the correct response. Please give a public answer one way or another.

- Past winners will be allowed to be nominated again, however, if there are more than 5 names nominated when it closes, those will be the first removed.

Unfair. Remove this. If they are the best they should be in with everybody else. You are trying to give more people a chance to make it "nice".


- Mur cannot be nominated (sorry Mur), and Chewett cannot be nominated for Top Techy (or another award along the same lines).

Remove my name and that restriction. I havent made MDscript this year so could not be nominated anyway. If I did make some I would like to be able to get it.

- Previous Fossil (or a similar award if that does not exist this year) winners, cannot win again.

Why? There is absoluely no reason to have this restriction other to be "fair" again. Make it so that the best fossil can get the award. Simple as that.


- There will be no restriction on the amount of voters, there will however be a limited timeframe to vote in - this will be 11 days.

11 is arbitary, make it two weeks to be entirely fair. As thats two full work weeks and two full weekends.

- If you vote for yourself in anything, all your votes will be discounted.

When was this ever a rule? Why? Whats the point? Edited by Chewett

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- There will be a maximum of 10 categories.
Do not specify how many cateogories.

- There will be a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 players nominated for each category.
Previous years you have arbitarily decided who is in and out. This is entirely unfair. I raised concern on this previously and you were flippant. I do not feel this is the correct response. Please give a public answer one way or another.

- Past winners will be allowed to be nominated again, however, if there are more than 5 names nominated when it closes, those will be the first removed.

Unfair. Remove this. If they are the best they should be in with everybody else. You are trying to give more people a chance to make it "nice".


- Mur cannot be nominated (sorry Mur), and Chewett cannot be nominated for Top Techy (or another award along the same lines).

Remove my name and that restriction. I havent made MDscript this year so could not be nominated anyway. If I did make some I would like to be able to get it.

- Previous Fossil (or a similar award if that does not exist this year) winners, cannot win again.

Why? There is absoluely no reason to have this restriction other to be "fair" again. Make it so that the best fossil can get the award. Simple as that.


- There will be no restriction on the amount of voters, there will however be a limited timeframe to vote in - this will be 11 days.

11 is arbitary, make it two weeks to be entirely fair. As thats two full work weeks and two full weekends.

- If you vote for yourself in anything, all your votes will be discounted.

When was this ever a rule? Why? Whats the point?

[color=purple]With all rules if the public wishes to change them, gather support (2 or more, more in favour than against) and the rules will change. (Including that which you asked for a public response on)

 

11 days wasn't arbitrary, it was the amount of time from the opening to a week on Sunday afterwards, two full weekends within that time.

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 There will be a maximum of 10 categories.-

Do not specify how many cateogories.

- There will be a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 players nominated for each category.

Previous years you have arbitarily decided who is in and out. This is entirely unfair. I raised concern on this previously and you were flippant. I do not feel this is the correct response. Please give a public answer one way or another.

- Past winners will be allowed to be nominated again, however, if there are more than 5 names nominated when it closes, those will be the first removed.

Unfair. Remove this. If they are the best they should be in with everybody else. You are trying to give more people a chance to make it "nice".


- Mur cannot be nominated (sorry Mur), and Chewett cannot be nominated for Top Techy (or another award along the same lines).

Remove my name and that restriction. I havent made MDscript this year so could not be nominated anyway. If I did make some I would like to be able to get it.

- Previous Fossil (or a similar award if that does not exist this year) winners, cannot win again.

Why? There is absoluely no reason to have this restriction other to be "fair" again. Make it so that the best fossil can get the award. Simple as that."

 

 

 

 

i agree with these

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With regard to min/max nominees, my personal opinion would be it would be pointless having a category with only the one nominee, for instance. I believe there should be a minimum of some sort.

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Well if there is at least two people in the min, then you have a choice between those two people. If there is only one person then they by default have won that award.

 

However I agree a max is a bit much. 

Edited by Kittie

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 There will be a maximum of 10 categories.-

Do not specify how many cateogories.

- There will be a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 players nominated for each category.

Previous years you have arbitarily decided who is in and out. This is entirely unfair. I raised concern on this previously and you were flippant. I do not feel this is the correct response. Please give a public answer one way or another.

- Past winners will be allowed to be nominated again, however, if there are more than 5 names nominated when it closes, those will be the first removed.

Unfair. Remove this. If they are the best they should be in with everybody else. You are trying to give more people a chance to make it "nice".


- Mur cannot be nominated (sorry Mur), and Chewett cannot be nominated for Top Techy (or another award along the same lines).

Remove my name and that restriction. I havent made MDscript this year so could not be nominated anyway. If I did make some I would like to be able to get it.

- Previous Fossil (or a similar award if that does not exist this year) winners, cannot win again.

Why? There is absoluely no reason to have this restriction other to be "fair" again. Make it so that the best fossil can get the award. Simple as that."

 

 

 

 

i agree with these

 

 

Well if there is at least two people in the min, then you have a choice between those two people. If there is only one person then they by default have won that award.

 

However I agree a max is a bit much. 

 

 I agree with them.

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I just remembered the max was put into place so as not to potentially spread the votes thinly across many individuals, and increase the chances of a tie vote.

 

Aside from the min/max thing with varied statements (granted half mine), there appears to be no contestation with the comments so far, will edit them into the original post.

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Any last comments regarding min/max nominees?

 

The nomination thread will be going live at some point in the next 24h, so would be good to get a consensus prior to that

 

I will try to leave opening it until such a consensus is reached, to a certain extent the decision can be delayed until nearing the end of the nomination thread, but obviously sooner the better :)

 

I will try to avoid being involved in the decision of it, aside from just now re-highlighting the original reasons for the implementation of them - Min so that it's not an auto-win, and Max so that the votes don't get spread too thinly.

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I agree with everything Chewett said bar one point - there should be a minimum, and I do think three is a good number for that minimum.

If a category is so specialized that three or more candidates cannot be presented, then it seems to me like that category is created just to award a specific player.

 

The exception to this would be general categories that should have lots of candidates, but have simply failed to - for example, if the "Best Newbie" award only had one candidate, totally give them the award.

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Ailith should be allowed to win categories. Because there is no way she can change the results.

VOTE AILITH! DOWN WITH GRIDO! VOTE JOHN SMITH!

EDIT:

Solution for min/max problem

If there is only one person in a category, I nominate JOHN SMITH. ok? Edited by Chewett

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:)) It's ok Chewy, I'd prefer not to be nominated anyway, this kind of thing is not my thing ;)

 

VOTE JOHN SMITH!

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I am still looking to get a conclusion to the discussion regarding min and max for each category.

If no consensus has been reached by Saturday at 1200, the decision will fall to the organisers (Ailith, dst, and myself), and I'd rather the public made the decision on it.

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so have a min but no max, max is highly unfair 

However I agree a max is a bit much. 

 I agree with them.

...there should be a minimum, and I do think three is a good number for that minimum.

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      For the player thought to have done the most to contribute to MD over the year. This can be in any field.
       
      Pre-eminent Role Player
      For the player deemed to Role Play the best. The player does not have to stay in character all the time to win this award (though it may help), rather when they do role play it is to the highest standard - this does usually go in hand with remaining in character.
       
      Prime Quest
      For the player seen as creating the best quest over the past year. Just because a voter did not manage to complete the quest, does not mean it was a bad quest necessarily, the voter is asked to take this into account when voting.
       
      Rookie of the year
      For the player deemed to have made the most progress since they started their account. The player must have created their account since 1st November 2014 and have more than 20 AD at the time of voting. By progress it is meant a step towards a defined role or position (not necessarily official) within the realm, or integration within the community to a large degree.
       
      Top Techie
      For the person credited as creating the most popular MD-scripted event or script.
       
       
       
      If you feel any of the descriptions need updating or otherwise changing, please say so here as well.
       
      If you are good at art, and fancy helping out with something for this, PLEASE contact me regarding, I'll try to compensate you for your time and effort.
       
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      Schedule of Events:
       
      Friday 30th October - It Begins (Rules Start) Here
      Sunday 1st November - Categories Start Here
      Monday 9th November - Rules End
      Friday 20th November - Categories End
      Saturday 21st Monday 23rd November - Nominees Starts Here
      Tuesday 1st Wednesday 2nd December - Nominees Ends
      Friday 4th December - Voting Begins
      Monday 14th December - Voting Ends
      Friday 18th December - MD Awards Ceremony
       
      All previous MD Award threads can be found via the topic-tagging system under "MD Awards" if you don't know how to get to that, look just below the title of the thread and click on the words below the Started by.. line.
    • By Grido
      Yes, I realise it's only October and thinking about Christmas festivities is weird at this time of year...
       
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      To avoid issues like has happened in previous years, I would like someone to primarily run the event this year, I would of course be on hand as needed including any vote counting that may be necessary.
       
      You would need to have been around a year or more, having been here for at least one previous awards ceremony.
       
      In terms of responsibilities, you would need to:
      - Open threads at appropriate moments to indicate opening of the various stages of the votes.
      - Arrange for other people to collect and count votes.
      - Organise the voting itself (whether that be liaising with Chew, or arranging alternative voting methods).
      - Arrange for Medal Items to be created and distributed (preferably including artwork).
       
      I will of course do this if nobody else steps forward, but it would be a refreshing change to give someone else a go :)
    • By Grido
      And so the nominations begin.
       
       
      - If a minimum or maximum amount of nominees per category is to be had, is currently undecided.
      - You may not nominate those who belong to the same land as yourself (this not only means hard-coded, but also those people considered part of certain lands). "This is an MD awards event, if a person deserves one of the awards, it is on the global level, not on local level, however capable the person is, which justifies the ban of the land nominations , possibly votes too". If you note nominations slipping through this, please let an organiser know.
      - There is no restriction on past winners being nominated.
      - You may only nominate one person per category. If you nominate multiple people, none will be added.
      - You may not nominate yourself, or another account you play.
      - No editing posts in the nomination thread - purely because I'll potentially get confused.
       
       
       
      Categories:
      Adventuring Award
      For the person most dedicated, or who perseveres most at quests. Not necessarily for completing, or winning the most.
      - Azrafar (lash)
      - Asthir (DD)
      - AmberRune (rophs)
      - TheRichMerchant (Amber)
       
      Best Beautification
      Given for the highest quality of artistic contributions given to beautify the realm, be it personification of papers, contribution to avatar gallery, or item depiction.
      - gonzalocsdf (DD)
      - Yasrin Luvien (lash)
      - Neno Veliki (EE)
      - Assira the Black (rophs)
      - John Smith (chewett)
      - Darkraptor (Ary)
       
      Champion Fighter
      For the person considered to be the best fighter in the realm, this does not necessarily have to be the strongest fighter in the realm, but the one that uses the combat system to the best effect.
      - darkraptor (lash,EE)
      - Ary Endleg (rophs)
      - Eon (Ary)
      - Neno Veliki (Ailith)
      - Tal (Amber)
       
      Fossil of the year
      For the player who has been around so long they have turned into a fossil. The player must be visibly active over the past year, and on the veterans list in game.
      - No one (lash)
      - AmberRune (rophs)
      - Kyphis (Ailith)
      - Burns (Ary)
      - Menhir (Amber)
       
      Helper of the Year
      For the player deemed to have been the most helpful. The area of helpfulness the player focusses on can vary. The voter should realise that even though they may not get on with, or have been helped by one of the nominees, this does not mean that the player is not indeed helpful.
      - Eagle Eye (rophs)
      - Lania (Myth)
      - Syrian (powle)
      - Krioni (Witty)
      - Samon (lania)
       
      Most Addicted
      For the player who just can't leave MD for more than a minute without needing a fix.
      - John Smith (chewett)
      - Chewett (Ary)
      - Ary Endleg (Ailith)
      - Rophs (Amber)
      - Lania (Myth)
      - Dark Demon (lania)
       
      Most Popular
      Given to that most charismatic player who has attracted the largest and most consistent following. Not to be given to the most powerful or prestigious member of the realm, but rather the most well-loved.
      - Awiiya (rophs)
      - Dark Demon (Ary)
      - Lania (Ailith)
      - Syrian (Eon)
       
      Outstanding Service to MD
      For the player thought to have done the most to contribute to MD over the year. This can be in any field.
      - Kyphis (EE)
      - Chewett (lash,DD)
      - Eagle Eye (rophs)
       
      Pre-eminent Role Player
      For the player deemed to Role Play the best. The player does not have to stay in character all the time to win this award (though it may help), rather when they do role play it is to the highest standard - this does usually go in hand with remaining in character.
      - Assira the Black (DD)
      - Eon (rophs)
      - John Smith (chewett)
      - Eara Meraia (Ailith)
      - Rophs (Ary)
      - Aeoshattr (Myth)
      - Intrigue (Witty)
      - Lintara (lania)
       
      Prime Quest
      For the player seen as creating the best quest over the past year. Just because a voter did not manage to complete the quest, does not mean it was a bad quest necessarily, the voter is asked to take this into account when voting.
      - Princ Rhaegar (Books and Libraries) (lash)
      - samon ( ) (rophs)
      - Tipu (Meme) (Amber)
      - Eara (Transposition) (Myth)
      - Rophs (rickroll) (powle)
      - Lania (poetry) (Aeo)
       
      Rookie of the year
      For the player deemed to have made the most progress since they started their account. The player must have created their account since 1st November 2013 and have more than 20 AD at the time of voting. By progress it is meant a step towards a defined role or position (not necessarily official) within the realm, or integration within the community to a large degree.
      - WittyLeWat (DD) (28.08.2014)
      - Azrafar (Ailith) (14.09.2014)
      - Serenity snow (powle) (dd.mm.yyyy)
       
      Top Techie
      For the person credited as creating the most popular MD-scripted event or script.
      - darkraptor (EE,lash)
      - John Smith (chewett)
      - Johnny (Ary)
       
       
       
       
      Schedule for the process is as follows;
      Sun 16th November - Discussion thread opens
      Sun 23rd November - Categories thread opens
      Sun 30th November - Cats closes, Nominations open
      Sun 7th December - Nominations close
      Wed 10th December - Voting opens
      Sun 21st December - Voting closes
      Sun 28th December - Proposed Award Ceremony date
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