: Oh wow top 16!! :O Thank you so much! I think I've made an error in reading the post and voted for my own entry... Don't I feel cheap now >.< To anyone who reads and votes for my story, thank you so much. I genuinely enjoyed writing this for the contest. Good luck to everyone, and may the best story win! <3
I thought you might appreciate the poke I gave you. Remember to tell us which Lunar Revel Skin you might be interested in, as well as the Emote.
EB Aeron (EUW)
: Never One Contest Entry: Forbidden_Friends
In case you missed the announcement, you're a finalist, so head over [here](https://boards.euw.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/fan-fiction/xK72R9s0-fan-fiction-contest-final-16-announced-vote-now-for-the-winner) and tell us what you think.
ghii3 (EUW)
: Will the list of 49 entries that made it through the first round also be made available?
Not sure if you missed the announcement, but In case you missed it, you're a finalist, so head over [here](https://boards.euw.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/fan-fiction/xK72R9s0-fan-fiction-contest-final-16-announced-vote-now-for-the-winner) and tell us what you think.
Zamairiac (EUW)
: Never One Contest Entry: Little Light
In case you missed the announcement, you're a finalist, so head over [here](https://boards.euw.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/fan-fiction/xK72R9s0-fan-fiction-contest-final-16-announced-vote-now-for-the-winner) and tell us what you think.
: Never One Contest Entry: Living Skin
In case you missed the announcement, you're a finalist, so head over [here](https://boards.euw.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/fan-fiction/xK72R9s0-fan-fiction-contest-final-16-announced-vote-now-for-the-winner) and tell us what you think.
: Well, although people might get further disappointed by knowing that they are not even in first 49, I think it would be better to let the 49 know their rank, to inspire them to continue working. Personally, I would like to know my rank, even if it is #172, just to know, what should I do. In fact, It would be great for every author to receive constructive criticism on where he/she made mistakes in the story, but I understand that this is not possible to write a full critical article for every story in any contest.
I would like to clarify, we didn't assign 'ranks' to people in order of how good we felt their entry was. Rather we listed the entries internally by chronological order of when they were submitted, and by that, I can tell you that you are listed internally as contestant number 146. Looking at the entry, I can tell you that it doesn't quite fit the 'partnership' theme, that was laid out.
: I'll take you up on your offer! Could you please review [mine](https://boards.eune.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/fan-fiction/Fz9gPwBw-never-one-contest-entry-the-dark-adventures-of-lulu-and-pix)? :D
It was very cute, you went with a format that fit perfectly for the champion. A rather bold move to present it like this, which certainly paid off for you. I personally aren't really interested in stuff like that, don't get me wrong I only really enjoyed 1.7% of the entries but that's just me, I see Draven I like, and then there was that one entry that was like.... 4 lines long I thought was funny although not particularly relevant for the contest.
Cheini (EUNE)
: 1) i didn't mean you, but the whole group! (or team, like you pref) 2) oh dear eune shame.. :( k, fair enough! 3) completely disagree; asap over doing it in a way that the rest wouldn't feel off is not nice - and is unnecessary. Again, just remember what happened on the Oscar rewards last year! 4) ikr :( esp with.. ~250 entries (assuming the 21 eunes), guy you must feel like teachers after making a test for each class you teach in.. xdd however, 1/3 is not too high above the word limit; to note: there is an official exam stuck in my head with a 120-180 wl, >240 - 1/3 - is straight F (else you just lose some points)..
172 entries total. In order for me to properly evaluate entries and remain impartial, I have to be just that, impartial. I cannot let an entry slide which clearly violated the rules, if I were to let it slide I would be unqualified to be in this position. I don't really have an interest in social media, or gossip, also I don't own a TV since most of the content are game shows, reality TV programs and gambling/loan commercials, so I have no idea what happened to the Oscars last year, or any year for that matter. If I absolutely want to see something, I can always use a computer. In my experience with contests such as these, the real prize isn't the RP/Skin/Whatnot but rather the recognition these 16 entries deserve, so getting the actual prizes out of the way seems like the logical choice so we can focus on how awesome they are.
: Hey, I was wondering if prestige firecracker Vayne is part of the prize pool? It is a lunar revel skin after all.
I have to admit I'm not really a skin aficionado, I just had to go look up 'prestige' skins to figure out what you're talking about. According to this quote it's a different skin and not just a chroma version of a the Firecracker Vayne skin. > [{quoted}](name=Laughing Fish,realm=NA,application-id=okOuNvuT,discussion-id=IQ4OQAyp,comment-id=000000000000,timestamp=2019-02-01T23:21:34.283+0000) > > Should be the same date, March 4. It’s worth noting though that unlock most Chromas you do NOT need the base Firecracker Vayne in order to unlock the Prestige skin. They are considered separate skins. (Change the server in the link to NA and it should work) Masantha wasn't particularly specific when she posted the thread, so any ambiguous wording could technically fall in your favor, seeing as that's what was promised as a reward irregardless of availability. Unfortunately I can't provide you with a definitive answer, I'll try to get someone to give you an official response to this. This is the exact phrasing used in the main thread. > Lunar Revel skin of your choice (plus champ if needed)
Story Time (EUNE)
: Really you used grammar as the first way of eliminating, when Samantha said you don't need the perfect grammar and even spelling to win. That is contradicting with the first rules of the contest?! Also i feel like something is off, Masantha was really active on previous contests, yet in this one she has been absent for 20 days. {{sticker:sg-zephyr}}
Well.... sort of, more accurately it was wether someone was able to express their story in an eligible manner. For instance, there were some entries who ended abruptly or didn't convey the story properly. Some didn't quite fit the Partnership theme. I read a couple of really ambitious entries that wanted to try something new, in particular this [one](https://boards.eune.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/fan-fiction/lHQnYdgj-never-one-contest-entry-kindred-a-triple-haiku-poem) is a great example, while it's incredibly well made, there's just not enough substance to it to justify letting it progress. I can't give you a blanket statement for how all the entries were handled, simply because they were so varied, that any specific criteria we set out would be useless.
: I think no prizes are needed for such an idea. By simply listing some entries as "personal favourite" maybe along with the reason the judge liked it that much would be more than enough to make the author happy. But then again, if the list is too long, it won't feel like the entry really was special, so I would stick with only the ones a judge had really strong feelings for.
That was the original plan, but the one entry we thought about ended up as a finalist. http://static.skaip.org/img/emoticons/180x180/f6fcff/facepalm.gif
Cheini (EUNE)
: ##Zaffron, i will flame you a bit.   > [{quoted}](name=Zaffron,realm=EUW,application-id=IRLJz88n,discussion-id=xK72R9s0,comment-id=,timestamp=2019-03-18T17:01:27.781+0000) > Hi there! so far so good! > Apologies for the radio silence on our side - the sheer amount of entries completely caught us by surprise. So much so we needed some help from our (hardworking and brilliant) volunteers to get caught up. We were amazed by the quality and creativity of all the writers out there. sooo they weren't a part of the event in the beginning.. but why! this is a great exeperience.. both for themselves, and for the things they would learn! > #VOTING sorry, but i can't unnotice the fact that there are 15 euw vs 1 eune entry. let's hope it is a coincidence, and these are the true results but... (and no, i don't mind if it is my region or not; countries aren't that important for me) > It took us quite some time to read through each and every story, but finally we have decided on a top 16 for you to vote on! > You can go here to vote on the top 3 entries you'd like to win. good, and the fact that we can choose more than 1! welp for this > #FINALISTS > > Finalists! If possible, we'd like to know in advance what Lunar skin you'd like to have. That way we can get you your rewards faster. OH DEAR NO Don't you remember last year's Oscars?! Rewards are suggested After you are certain you have won... how would 75% of the players feel after the voting is over?! Even if we ignore this, you are asking them to write it in the comments! i mean, oh dear..... pls don't again! > #DEADLINE > > You can vote on your favourite entries from now (Monday 18-03-2019) up to and including Sunday the 24-03-2019 The winners will be revealed the following week, with rewards distributed shortly afterwards. > > There's a lot of cool reading material in here for all of you to read, thanks again to all the wonderful writers that submitted their entries to our contest! (nod)   Zaffron, really... if you check my game rep history, you would notice i don't flame and stuff.. but.. !! !!!   p.s.: Declined: > The first elimination round we used were focused on the main criteria for the event: theme[partnership], creativity and _grammar_. A single entry was disqualified for exceeding the word limit. loll :d it is a bit sad for the longest story though, as this is a story competition rather than mere essays.. yet i guess someone has truly overdone it xd
Technically I got involved about 5 minutes after the thread came live, I'm the one who made it look pretty 'n all. I became involved in a larger capacity about 3 days after the contest was launched, but by then the amount of entries was already surprising, and the number kept on going higher and higher. From what I understood, while this is an official contest, based on the scale from previous contests, this was intended as more of a hobby, so the sheer interest this time around caught everyone involved completely by surprise including me. There were..... 21 entries from EUNE or so, with a bit of boring math, that's about 1-2 contestants out of 16 who would theoretically have been from EUNE, so it's not that farfetched. Rewards... well..... everyone on the finalists list is going to get something, whether it's a Lunar Revel skin (2/16) or an Emote (13/16) is still to be determined, since I'm the one who's going to gather all the necessary requests anyway. I'd much rather have the list sooner so that I can make sure rewards are shipped ASAP. I don't think anyone of you lovely folk would be interested in waiting for the winner announcement and then tell us what reward you'd like (which I estimate would take another week or so to complete), and obviously making sure the rewards have been received properly as well. You could say that there's that one guy (3rd place) who won't get any of those things, but we'll see how it goes. **Size Limit** To be completely honest, for the most part we didn't check if we felt it was right around the mark giving the player the benefit of the doubt, but that one entry was clearly over the limit by 1/3 the size. I had already made a comment about the size limit, so it's not like I could let that one entry slide unfortunately. > [{quoted}](name=Declined,realm=EUNE,application-id=IRLJz88n,discussion-id=l3Uyd003,comment-id=00340000,timestamp=2019-03-04T22:02:46.691+0000) > > While I understand where you're coming from with this, you have to understand that the limit is there to help those who evaluate the contest from being overwhelmed by the sheer amount of content they have to review. > > At this moment there are around 130 entries, and if each of them have around 1.000 words, that's a MASSIVE undertaking. > If your request were to be granted, everyone else could also argue that their entry could contain a larger amount of words, which would increase the total amount of content to review by a significant amount as well. > > In my personal opinion, the scale of this contest is already beyond what was expected, so if it were up to me, I'd have to say no. > > While I agree that it sucks, the scale of this undertaking is already way beyond what could be expected. > > > Ultimately it's up not to me though.
: Math is difficult for me... {{sticker:zombie-nunu-bummed}}
It's alright, I had to fight pretty hard to make sure there were some extra prizes in there for you guys. We also contemplated giving out some extra rewards to entries who deserved to be highlighted for whatever reason but didn't make it to the finalist list, something along the lines of 'personal favorite' or 'honorable mentions' but it isn't that easy to pull off as it sound. Although I'm quite interested to know what you think of the idea, and if possible how you'd implement it.
: > [{quoted}](name=LilMissMadthing,realm=EUW,application-id=IRLJz88n,discussion-id=xK72R9s0,comment-id=000b0005,timestamp=2019-03-18T23:38:30.791+0000) > > -snip- K Bye then. Arrogant; self-absorbed, spoilt child whose salty about the results so they feel the need to drag others down. Congratulations to **all** the wonderful entries that made it and a big **thank you** to those who took the time out of their day to judge the 200+ stories that were entered. That's over 200k words to read through in total. They didn't have to create this competition at all but they did. Giving League players a chance to share their writing talents with the community. So thank you for that. And to the lovely LilMissMadthing. Don't get bitter get better. ######Moderator Note: I snipped the quote as no one should be subjected to read that.
Technically there were 'only' 172 entries, I'd know I had to read all of them.
: ***
Contest entry 161. You're being pretty disrespectful towards pretty much everyone who participated in this contest, as well as the judges. I get it you're pissed, but that doesn't give you the right to insult your fellow players. You're free to make your opinion heard as long as you can do so in a mature manner. If you want, I can give you my personal opinion on the entry but I will not stand idle and let you insult people.
: > [{quoted}](name=Declined,realm=EUNE,application-id=IRLJz88n,discussion-id=l3Uyd003,comment-id=0040000000000001,timestamp=2019-03-18T00:32:36.338+0000) > > There's currently a bug on boards, so that when someone view a specific subboard, every single thread in that subboard receives a view, meaning that the current 'view' score is voefully incorrect so if it's any consolation I wouldn't worry too much about that. > > On top of that, most people don't really vote on threads in that way, the whole concept of votes equaling performance or something like that is completely off target, it's all a made up concept to make people feel good about themselves in case they publish something interesting. > It doesn't matter if those 10.000 votes are from a script or a bot, all that matter to them is the upvotes. > > Anyway it's Monday, so since it's going to be released sometimes today anyway, I can tell you that you didn't make it to the finalist round, it's quite interesting though, I can see that your entry was the absolute last one, so you were exceedingly lucky to be included, as there were quite a bit of confusion meaning that an extra 24 hours were added for entries to be submitted. With all due respect, my friends left upvotes on my story to show support to my efforts - your comment here makes me feel a little bit awful. Upvotes for the sake of upvotes? Does that mean I shouldn't be happy that my friends supported me? That's how I feel now x)
> [{quoted}](name=LaenaBelle,realm=EUW,application-id=IRLJz88n,discussion-id=l3Uyd003,comment-id=00400000000000010001,timestamp=2019-03-18T18:15:54.047+0000) > > With all due respect, my friends left upvotes on my story to show support to my efforts - your comment here makes me feel a little bit awful. Upvotes for the sake of upvotes? Does that mean I shouldn't be happy that my friends supported me? That's how I feel now x) Before we revealed that we weren't going to use the voting on boards, we saw a lot of signs of vote tampering, both good and bad, obviously this skewered results a bit, what I can tell you is that your entry were noticed and highlighted, skimming through the story now, I can also say I remember it. If you head over to the voting thread, you'll be able to plead your case, if you'd like to see a list of the 49 entries who made it through the first round.
: I would still like to know what criteria they used...
If you read the post I stickied you'll find the answer to your question.
Sprongle (EUW)
: Is this post going to be pinned and/or posted to the subreddit? I don't know how often people check the LoL boards, let alone the fanfic section! Thanks again for all the hard work you put in to this, I'm over the moon! <3 :D
Pinned yes although the process is a bit different so I don't know when exactly. As for social media I have no clue, I don't have any accounts on social media nor do I frequent them much, so I don't know what happened for this contest or how it was promoted, but you're welcome to post it on.... the subreddit? And other social media for that matter. If you tell me a bit about it, I may be able to get it done, although the process might be somewhat delayed since I couldn't prepare this ahead of time. It was a bit weird reading comments from the finalists in the previous thread, knowing I wasn't able to reveal anything at that point.
: Hey! Is it possible for finalists to cast votes as well? (Obviously not for ourselves) Or are we exempt?
Vote away, since this is a public vote were expecting a lot of votes in general, so even if you were to vote for yourself it should have a minimal impact.
Natural (EUW)
: Wow, I'm so honoured to be part of this shortlist! There's actually not any lunar revel skins that I need - if I were to place, would I be able to choose a different holiday skin? Or possibly 'donate' my reward? My boyfriend's desperate for Lunar Guardian Nasus :> {{sticker:sg-jinx}}
Sorry but I don't think that's likely, it would set a dangerous precedent and cause us a lot of grief. While it is technically possible you would need the go ahead from a Rioter and quite possibly having you and your boyfriend to go through support to verify the story and accounts, this would affect the prizing schedule and it would either delay the whole process, or I would need to extract you from the schedule and pass it on to someone in PS who would need to be intimate with the case. And that's if we ignore the fairness or how easily this could be misused in the future or by someone else on this finalist list.
Zaffron (EUW)
: [Fan Fiction Contest] Final 16 Announced: Vote Now for the Winner!
#More good news Everyone on the finalist list will receive something, the top 3 winners will still receive the announced rewards but the remaining 13 will receive an Emote. The original plan was for it to be a random Emote, but since we're taking in suggestions from the finalist we might as well let you decide as long as it is available in the shop. However you can also choose a random Emote and have a chance to receive an Emote not currently in the shop, the decision is up to you. Congratulations to all the finalists, and remember to tell us which Lunar Revel skin you'd like, and also which Emote or if you prefer a random one instead. Once we know what you want, we'll be able to send out the rewards as soon as we know who the winners are going to be. *** #2nd round entries It seems a lot of people are interested in finding out who the 49 entries who made through the first round are, while I could do that, I'm concerned it might have a negative impact on the 123 who didn't make it, or the remaining 33 who didn't progress beyond the final round. It was incredibly difficult for us to run the 2nd elimination round when all entries were of a consistently high quality. The first elimination round we used were focused on the main criteria for the event: theme[partnership], creativity and grammar. A single entry was disqualified for exceeding the word limit. I personally don't feel comfortable singling out entries who didn't make it, it was pretty obvious how much work was put into this from the vast majority of contestants, so if you could come with some arguments to why it would be a good idea, I would really appreciate it.
ghii3 (EUW)
: Will the list of 49 entries that made it through the first round also be made available?
To my knowledge the announcement thread should be up very soon, so could you please repeat your question there once it's up, I'd like to get some input to see if people would be interested in this list before I bring it up internally for discussion.
: > [{quoted}](name=Declined,realm=EUNE,application-id=IRLJz88n,discussion-id=l3Uyd003,comment-id=003d00020000,timestamp=2019-03-18T10:41:40.768+0000) > > I'm waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay ahead of you on that one, I've literally spent weeks making sure that was accounted for. > While I understand your concern there's no need to be worried, everything is already planned and accounted for, on a far larger scale than I can reveal. > > While I can't tell everything we've done, I can tell you that the original plan was to find 10-15 finalists, we ended up with 16 which is a bit on the high side of things but so be it. > One of the internal goals we set for these finalists is that they deserve to win within the confines of the contest. Each and every one of them, that's how much faith we have in them. > > That's not to say that some of the finalists didn't deserve to win, but rather that something held them back in some way or form, or weren't quite as artistic as these. > > In the first elimination process, we doubled down on the 3 criteria to eliminate as many as possible, while I noticed a couple of gems here 'n there, ultimately they didn't fit the rules to an extent that'd allow them to proceed to the next round. > I personally liked this [one](https://boards.eune.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/fan-fiction/YuA1EQ5O-never-one-contest-entry-your-title-here), but for obvious reasons we couldn't let it progress. > > This is just **one** of the steps I've made sure has been put in place to prevent the very thing you're worried about. Where can/will we find the list? :o
Sorry but it's not been published yet :( Since this contest is held by Riot, it would be presumptuous of me to speak on their behalf. As far as I know there will be a thread up sometimes today. Your entry was..... the.... 164th. Internally listed as number 168 cause the 4 first slots are being used for information and introduction.
: sorry to say but I think its unfair, to use vote to decide the winner or the best top 3, because the winner will be the person with more let's say friends or influence. Even if i get to the finalists i know i have no chance of winning no one will vote in me and you can say that everyone has same opportunity of wining but contests with votes is always like this. sorry if i sound aggressive
I'm waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay ahead of you on that one, I've literally spent weeks making sure that was accounted for. While I understand your concern there's no need to be worried, everything is already planned and accounted for, on a far larger scale than I can reveal. While I can't tell everything we've done, I can tell you that the original plan was to find 10-15 finalists, we ended up with 16 which is a bit on the high side of things but so be it. One of the internal goals we set for these finalists is that they deserve to win within the confines of the contest. Each and every one of them, that's how much faith we have in them. That's not to say that some of the finalists didn't deserve to win, but rather that something held them back in some way or form, or weren't quite as artistic as these. In the first elimination process, we doubled down on the 3 criteria to eliminate as many as possible, while I noticed a couple of gems here 'n there, ultimately they didn't fit the rules to an extent that'd allow them to proceed to the next round. I personally liked this [one](https://boards.eune.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/fan-fiction/YuA1EQ5O-never-one-contest-entry-your-title-here), but for obvious reasons we couldn't let it progress. This is just **one** of the steps I've made sure has been put in place to prevent the very thing you're worried about.
Aeffen (EUW)
: On one hand I agree, but on the other it's really disheartening when your entry has 3 and a half thousand views and the only upvote is from your duo. It makes me feel like I failed across the board, and I'm only waiting for phase 2 to see my name's not on the list.
There's currently a bug on boards, so that when someone view a specific subboard, every single thread in that subboard receives a view, meaning that the current 'view' score is voefully incorrect so if it's any consolation I wouldn't worry too much about that. On top of that, most people don't really vote on threads in that way, the whole concept of votes equaling performance or something like that is completely off target, it's all a made up concept to make people feel good about themselves in case they publish something interesting. It doesn't matter if those 10.000 votes are from a script or a bot, all that matter to them is the upvotes. Anyway it's Monday, so since it's going to be released sometimes today anyway, I can tell you that you didn't make it to the finalist round, it's quite interesting though, I can see that your entry was the absolute last one, so you were exceedingly lucky to be included, as there were quite a bit of confusion meaning that an extra 24 hours were added for entries to be submitted.
Sprongle (EUW)
: Any estimate on an ETA? Thanks! Can't even imagine sorting through that many entries!
Right now we're in the process of doing a 'quality' test, for the 2nd round, unfortunately that takes some time to do properly since the remaining 49 are generally high quality on average. If any one person were to read and evaluate those 49 entries, the list of finalists would be rather biased, so we're currently scrounging up anyone within the Volunteer program able (and willing) to help us sort through them. For obvious reasons this isn't exactly easy as a lot of us got burned out going through the initial 172 entries. For instance, I myself am horrible at evaluating this type of entry, out of the 172 there were only 3 I liked, number 35, 112 and 126, out of those only one of them progressed through the first round, so while I am willing to help out evaluating, it doesn't mean I'm going to be helpful, at least not in that regard. I can tell you that the plan is to have a list of finalists on Sunday, with a vote ready in place on Monday along with an announcement. Now why Monday? Well since this is officially a Riot UK office event, they're the ones who need to make the announcement, and I don't think any of them would enjoy coming into work on a Sunday. Another piece of info I can reveal however, is that we'd very much like the list of finalists to consider which Lunar Revel skin they would like, and post it in the announcement thread, that way we can at least save some time and get the rewards shipped out faster once we figure out who the winners are going to be.
Masantha (EUW)
: [Fan Fiction Contest] Never One, Without the Other…
Here's an update for you guys, 1st part of the evaluation process has been completed, 49(!!!) made the cut, so we're going for a 2nd elimination round to get it down to a more manageable number. Once we have a list of finalists we're going to present a way for you to leave your vote on the story you'd like to win. Update: Everything is in place for a new thread containing a vote as well as a list of finalists along with some extra information. Update 2: Even if the announcement isn't up today(Monday the 18th) but tomorrow instead, I do have some cool news to share once it's up.
Sprongle (EUW)
: Any idea where the finalists/next step will be posted? Just to this forum or the subreddit or something? Not done one of these before!
We're actively working on that, the staggering amount of entries meant that we're working pretty much overtime atm to reach the 2nd stage, and quite possibly needing 2nd round of that stage to narrow down the number even further. Unfortunately I can't give you a timeline on that, all I can tell you is that everything is currently going a lot faster than expected given the work required. As of this moment we're right about 75% completed reviewing the entries before further processing. I hope this answers your question.
Dreugan (EUW)
: I know you're probably not the right person to ask, but nothing ventured is nothing gained. How does the short list get decided. Does a team of people read all the entries, and come together with their favourites? Or is it one person who reads them all and comes up with the shortlist themselves? Thanks in advance. Oh, and some people are confused as to whether the deadline ended at midnight between the 4th and 5th, or midnight between the 5th and 6th. if you can possibly clarify?
Actually..... I'm just the right person to ask, however I can't give out any information on this, this is technically Riot Masantha' contest and thus not a Volunteer contest, so I am in no position to speak on her behalf even though I'm at the center of it. What I can say however, is that when it comes to our contests, any ambiguous wording is usually to the benefit of the contestants. The main objective is usually for contestants to have fun so as long as that's achieved some of the minor details like the ambiguous deadline aren't as important. I should probably point out that sexualized stuff is still a big no go.
: It also doesn't seem to be showing up on the fan fiction forum :(. Is there a reason why?
> [{quoted}](name=TorchedSushi,realm=EUW,application-id=IRLJz88n,discussion-id=l3Uyd003,comment-id=00360000,timestamp=2019-03-05T01:02:40.792+0000) > > It also doesn't seem to be showing up on the fan fiction forum :(. Is there a reason why? I can see it, so that's not an issue, as for the details about qualification I'll leave that up to Samantha to decide.
: What if the story will be slightly bligger, than 1000 words? For, say 620 words? I can try to fit it in 1000 words, but a large chunk of story might be lost. Upd: ok, nevermind. I've shortened it fine.
While I understand where you're coming from with this, you have to understand that the limit is there to help those who evaluate the contest from being overwhelmed by the sheer amount of content they have to review. At this moment there are around 130 entries, and if each of them have around 1.000 words, that's a MASSIVE undertaking. If your request were to be granted, everyone else could also argue that their entry could contain a larger amount of words, which would increase the total amount of content to review by a significant amount as well. In my personal opinion, the scale of this contest is already beyond what was expected, so if it were up to me, I'd have to say no. While I agree that it sucks, the scale of this undertaking is already way beyond what could be expected. Ultimately it's up not to me though.
: Sure, thanks.
Hey, I've fixed the headline but you neglected to answer the initial question, is your entry completed?
Coxis (EUW)
: Hey Dejan, This may shed some light on your issue: [https://twitter.com/RiotSapMagic/status/1093281079887200257](https://twitter.com/RiotSapMagic/status/1093281079887200257) Edit: That is a twitter link. I dunno why it puts on the profile pic of Riot SapMagic >.> {{sticker:sg-ahri-2}}
Don't forget about this one. https://eune.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-updates/gameplay/ranked/dev-update-3
: "Never One Contest Entry: The-Burning-Crown"
######copy paste cause I'm lazy *** The Burning Crown Word Count: 947 Prologue A long time ago in a place called Demacia a young half-dragon woman saved a youthful prince who had returned the favour by helping her in a battle against her mother. Now she serves as his protector as he charges mercilessly into battle. This is the story of the biggest battle Demacia and Noxus ever had... and it was brutal. Chapter 1: Preparation “Are you sure you're ready for this battle.” Shyvana asked “Yes.” Jarvan answered “we can beat Noxus. Stay here. I need you to rule Demacia in case I don’t return.” “I’m going with you.” Shyvana demanded “If you come with me you could die.” “A life without you is the equivalent to death” “Shyvana-” “Before I met you, I have no sense of belonging but now that I know you I have somewhere where I’m accepted and would proudly fight for. None of that would ever have happened without you. I made a promise to protect you and I intend to keep it.” “Shyvana if I'm going into a battle where I risk death, you are the only being I would rely on in all of Runeterra to protect me. The only one I can completely trust to have by my side. You're right. You should come with me. I need you.” “Oh Jarvan.” They lean in to kiss but before the lips touch a demacian soldier enter the room. “Sir.” he says “We are ready to leave.” “Thank you.” replies Jarvan gratefully “Shyvana, let’s go win a battle.” Chapter 2: Battle Bodies crashed to the ground, wounded men lie helplessly, flames erupt upon the battlefield. The prince of Demacia causing cataclysms on his foes while Shyvana’s burnout clears the area making sure the prince doesn’t get harmed. Together they cleared the battlefield yet the war was far from over as the next wave of enemies were just approaching. Around them all their soldiers were dying and they were getting forced back and Jarvan gets wounded as a Noxian soldiers hits him with a spear. “Jarvan.” Shyvana yelled “We need to retreat.” “Demacia needs us to fight.” Jarvan replied “Demacia also needs you to lead. We can’t have you dying out here.” “Fall back to the city.” Jarvan yelled then turned to Shyvana “I’m badly wounded and won’t be able to make it back. Let’s go up that path of that mountain there and see if we can find any herbal remedy.” “Are you sure?” Shyvana questioned. “I’m relying on you. My life is in your hands.” “Ok.” Shyvana replied shooting forward a pulsing fire disintegrating anything in its path “I will not let you down.” Shyvana and Jarvan started there hike up the mountain in search for honeyfruit to heal Jarvan of his wounds. But as blood drips onto the path it presents a clear trail for Noxian soldiers to pursue them. The prince and half-dragon climbed up the mountain until they saw the honeyfruit hanging over the edge from the mountains ragged peak. The prince lies helplessly on the floor; Shyvana kisses him filling him with hope and together they will climb the mountain. As they made their final ascent Noxian soldiers appeared from all around them; they were surrounded! Shyvana grabbed Jarvan hitting soldiers out of the way and gets Jarvan safely to the honeyfruit. He started eating letting the plants healing power take over his body. All Shyvana had to do was defend him. She fighting off ten Noxian soldiers. One fell to the ground leaving nine left. But at that moment a Noxian general appeared. Axe in hand he swung and repeatedly hit Shyvana until she could take no more. Her fury grew, wings spread out from her back, and she transformed into a dragon towering over her foes. She rose into the air and with one swift dragon’s decent she started a fire storm. Trees burned down, birds flew away, stones melted. Jarvan got on her back and they flew to Demacia, crown falling off as they rose into the air. All that was left on that mountain peak was a pile of ash, half-eaten honeyfruit and a crown covered with embers shimmering on the surface of it. Chapter 3: the flight On the way back to demacia, a storm rolled in making it difficult for them to fly. Lightning struck down on Shyvana’s wing bringing both her and Jarvan to the ground. She transformed back into her human form upon hitting the ground. “Do you where we are?” she asked Jarvan. “No.” he responded “But I don’t need a sense of direction when I've got you” They kiss but as the storm rolls in, they venture to find shelter. They take cover in an old barn and the weather beats at the barn, water creeping through the cracks in the walls soaking them both. They huddle together for warm. They wake up the morning and the storm has passed and tranquillity had returned. They find out that they are on the outskirts of Freljord and from there make a quick journey back to Demacia. Epilogue Jarvan and Shyvana returned to the Demacia wounded and exhausted from their trip. At the hospital as they were getting treated Jarvan got down on one knee and pulled a ring out. “Shyvana.” Jarvan said “I love you and will you marry me?” Shyvana starts tearing up, smiles and replies with “I... I love you too. And yes, I will marry you.” Jarvan stands up kisses her and places the ring on her finger. A few months later at her coronation, she seats in her throne gets announced as princess Shyvana and on her head the king places a burning crown.
: Never One Contest Entry: "The Unknown Guest"
Greetings SectionedOne, Are you completed with your entry and.... can I change the headline for you?
: How do i upload those said logs for you?
* Go to "C:\Riot Games\League of Legends\Logs\LeagueClient Logs\" * Select the latest "LeagueClient.log" file (Should only be "LeagueClient" - not Ux or Renderer etc.) * Open it using notepad or a similar program * Select everything (ctrl + A) and copy it * Go to [pastebin.com](http://pastebin.com/) and paste the content there * Set the expiration date to 1 week * Submit it * Share the link with us
RayleighTT (EUNE)
: > [{quoted}](name=Declined,realm=EUNE,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=ryoVrf0A,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-02-27T23:55:59.074+0000) > > Greetings MisakaLevel7, > > There's a couple of details I would like to straighten out first. > > * It is an automated system you're referring to. > * Every report you send ind matters. > * Not all punishments results in a feedback report. > > I'll let you draw your own conclusion. so you got your automated system... who does all the job , as some volunteer sayd , the league of legends is a mastodont compare to other games so there is no way you could do anything about trollers and neither about flame in my opinnion because if i say f1241253 you can't figure 0 , if i say d1ck or smth else what's the probability for your system to indentify me as a toxic player... . If everyone would flame like that your punishment system would be close to 0 , and further your system will couldn't face the out come of toxicity ... Moving further , i wanted to ask you why some words like "c u m" are axterix hided , which this word writed togheter in my language means "how" , are axterix hided , but when someone tell me i am a bad adc or bad player it dosn't marks like an insult in that context... , and it's not getting hided , maybe who knows i am a player who have lot's of games played on a champion , how you protect me of insults if you don't hide all of them ... , it could be more simple to hide every insult than just run to punish people for writing them... ,so if no one sees them what's the point of flame or respond back.
We have a separate language filter here on the EN boards, also moderation is handled by humans and not a bot. While we do have a LOT of words filtered here, we aren't interested in filtering every single variation of certain words. There is currently no system in place which can distinguish insults from something else.
: Riot's moderation is just unrivaled
Greetings MisakaLevel7, There's a couple of details I would like to straighten out first. * It is an automated system you're referring to. * Every report you send ind matters. * Not all punishments results in a feedback report. I'll let you draw your own conclusion.
Masantha (EUW)
: [Fan Fiction Contest] Never One, Without the Other…
Based off experience, I'd recommend that the results from voting are **NOT** displayed until voting is completed.
: You don't have to answer to any of these because they all have the same answer and it is: ---> not possible Trust me you can't communicate with your teammates anymore in this game, if you try they will consider that you are telling them that they are bad or something, you should try to play a game or 2, I see you don't play too often so you probably have no clue what's really happening to this community :D Oh, I thought that there will be 2 times rank reset this season, guess I misunderstood those 2 guys that were putting out the video about ranks this season, my bad :D Anyways tnx for coming to my ted talk, at least you heard the struggle if you don't see it {{champion:32}}
It's taken me awhile to properly evaluate your mentality, and from my perspective it seems as though you're conceding without a fight. Focus on learning the basics I told you about, trust in yourself and before you know it, you'll be the one carrying your team. The only one standing in your way is yourself.
: Cool. Got few more questions so if you have time... How to describe players in this elo that objectives like BARON increase your base stats and minions stats and that it helps you a lot in closing a game and getting that W? How to describe players in this elo that trading shutdown gold cca 500g + flash is not worth to kill one champ who worths cca 300g? How to describe players in this elo that if enemy jungler is farming bot side he will most likely gank mid lane or bot lane? How to describe players in this elo that if you pick champs with at least 2 split push champs in one team your only chance to win is playing 1-3-1 or 1-4 with teleport available? Considering those 4 just push lane a not engage to 4v5 teamfight... I got plenty more but you get a point, guess I will wait for a rank restart in 60 days or so? Ty for your time buddy {{champion:32}}
I'll look at these questions tomorrow, for now I need some sleep, so I'm leaving this comment here to remember it. Although most of those questions are about communication, so I can at least point out a simple trick. People are a lot more willing to listen to what you have to say, when you're being nice, the moment you start demanding something or insult them based on.... whatever, you'll have lost your chance to influence them positively. A simple sentence like "care, their jungler in bot side somewhere' should suffice. "Play safe guys" Just so you know, rank only resets once a year.
: I don't know what I'm doing wrong so that's a start? What role should I play? What champs should I play? Am I building something wrong? How can I climb? You want 200 more questions or is it enough for a start?
Bronze is relatively low rank, so I think your best choice at this stage would be to focus on the basics. * CS is a core skill for every player, down from bronze and up to challenger. * Find some champions and roles you're comfortable with and stick with those, don't play ranked until you're certain which champions you prefer, I recommend 5-8 champions tops. * Behavioral issues, if you act as a mental support for your team they'll be far less likely to tilt. * Play smarter not harder, you don't need to force fights, or take unnecessary dmg, merely outplaying your opponent or focusing on objectives can go a long way towards winning. * Map awareness and warding, both vital to improving, reacting and forcing your opponents to react to you rather than the other way around. The whole concept you can focus on currently is to play at your optimal performance every time you play ranked, be consistently good, and you will increase your rank rather quickly.
: PLEASE HELP ME :(
Greetings IamTeamGrimmie, I am not quite sure what it is you want from us, could you elaborate or are you merely looking for pity? If it's the latter, then by all means, please continue, but if it's the former give me a poke so I can figure out what I can do to help.
: Do you think typing %%% to tell a teammate to get executed by tower is bannable?
Greetings Rabbitrper, The punishment system is a bit more advanced than merely picking up on words, in order for it to trigger in the first place, someone would have to report you. For that to happen, I can think of 2 likely scenarios, and a bunch of unlikely ones as well. - Someone was offended or believe your actions warranted a review. - Someone decided to do one over on you. Both of those are ambiguous and the results rest entirely on your chatlog and how you presented yourself. The problem here, is that you used a phrase/word that usually results in an immediate escalated punishment, which leads to your current predicament. While it is possible to get your punishment reverted if you were to [submit a ticket](https://support.riotgames.com/hc/requests/new) for a manual review, there is a large degree of uncertainty looking at the chatlog alone. Because of that, I would highly encourage you to either avoid those phrases for the future, or specify and elaborate in a way that clearly and unequivocally show your intent. I ran into a very similar situation not too long ago, with a user who had a very controversial name, and I pointed it out in the chat along with an explanation and some advice. Luckily I wasn't reported, or I would've been punished instantly just like you were, then I would be forced to go through a manual review. tl;dr [submit a ticket](https://support.riotgames.com/hc/requests/new) for a manual review.
: https://pastebin.com/adajvwHd <== TracertEUNE1 https://pastebin.com/xMB7NukG <== TracertEUNE2 https://pastebin.com/DT6WEhU8 <== TracertEUNE3
Damn :/ My initial hunch was correct, your ISP does not pair with Riot Direct, instead it seems your connection is taking a very roundabout route to reach the game servers, thus increasing our ping as well as making you more vulnerable to stability issues like the ones you were describing. Unfortunately this isn't something I nor Riot Games have any influence on, your single best option is to reach out to your ISP and ask them nicely to look into it for you, and possibly pair with Riot Direct. To help your cause, I'd recommend giving them those 3 tracers, as well as the pictures you showed me previously, to make a better argument. If that does not work, there is a distinct possibility that using a VPN can improve your connection. Usually I wouldn't recommend a VPN for something which requires a stable connection over an extended period of time, but given how degraded your performance already is, I can't pass it off either. Please be aware that using a VPN is no guarantee, at best I'd give it a 35-40% chance of being an improvement over your current situation. I'm sorry I couldn't be more helpful, despite having you show me all those logs :(
: https://gyazo.com/217e1862d6e6cd1038baacf91a196634 Log Reader https://gyazo.com/c14a7834c8f0f6dfa809b62897e39af2 Lag Reporter
Thanks for showing me that, I have a very good idea of where the problem could be, but before I jump to any conclusions I'll need to see a tracert. This may be a bit presumptuous of me, but I suspect your ISP isn't paired via RiotDirect, in the off chance that's the case you could reach out to your ISP , or use a VPN to find a faster and better route for your connection to travel to the game servers. If it's a regular networking issue, showing me the tracert can give me a clearer picture of your networking structure. I should probably also mention that if possible, you should try using a cable to connect to your router and see if there's a difference for you. *** #Tracert * Press the [Windows Key] (that is the key on the left side of the space bar, between ctrl and alt) + R * Type cmd in the search bar and click "Ok". You should now see a black window with white letters * Highlight and copy the following commands one by one: > (tracert 162.249.78.1) > "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\TracertEUNE1.txt" and > (tracert 162.249.73.1) > "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\TracertEUNE2.txt" and > (tracert 185.40.64.1) > "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\TracertEUNE3.txt" * Paste these into the cmd window (black box with white letters) one by one by right clicking and selecting "Paste". Do not use the Ctrl+V shortcut as it will not work! * Depending on your connection, the trace may take 5-15 minutes to complete. A text file with the Tracert log will be created on your Desktop when it finishes * Open it using notepad or a similar program * Select everything (ctrl + A) and copy it * Go to [pastebin.com](http://pastebin.com/) and paste the content there * Set the expiration date to 1 week * Submit it * Share the link with us
eragontefa (EUNE)
: I was wondering if riot could help me out with ...
Greetings eragontefa, You'll need to submit a ticket to support, they can help you with this request. Unfortunately I can't easily provide you with a link since I'm using a tablet, however if you look at the left column in the description of this board, you'll find a specific link to submit the ticket.
: watch a mod come and link me the exact "Connection Issues" thread, that they replied with to the people who had the same problem as me
[You called](https://media1.tenor.com/images/751da5583811f20aaa300f8e11b5092c/tenor.gif?)? I'm assuming [this](https://support.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/articles/201752664) is the thread you're referring to. Rather than the generic copy paste reply I suspect you're expecting, I thought I'd give you the thread you needed to look at rather than the one you wanted to look at ˆ-ˆ [Here](https://support.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/articles/209765743-Connection-Troubleshooting-Log-Reader) you go, the log reader which can give you a more in depth evaluation of what's happening, if you need help with it, leave a reply with the results and I can guide you from there, depending on what the issue might be.
: > [{quoted}](name=Declined,realm=EUNE,application-id=eZuvYsEr,discussion-id=0mmLO91m,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-02-05T00:37:10.705+0000) > > Greetings BIG DIVK JANNA, > > I have a hunch what you&#x27;re experiencing is packet loss, but the fastest way for you to check it is to use this [log reader](https://support.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/articles/209765743-Connection-Troubleshooting-Log-Reader), depending on what it say, it may give you some pointers on what to do, alternatively you can share the result with me. > Odds are that I&#x27;ll be able to help you somehow, that is if you&#x27;re interested. How did you manage to respond so calmly? I'm most impressed!
Couple of reasons. * I don't take stuff personal. * It's clear he has a technical issue and are being emotional, if I were to act on the emotional aspect it is certain to end in nonsense and be a waste of my time. * By leaving a calm response there are 3 likely outcomes to the situation, all of which are in my favor in the sense that the thread is resolved. * He doesn't respond, thus I can assume the technical issue is solved. * He follow the instructions and I'll be in a position to help him resolve his problem. * He remains emotional to the point where I am unable to assist him with the technical issue and may be forced to forward it to another moderator for review. * Lastly, I'm a volunteer so if I reach a situation where there's literally nothing for me to assist with, I can simply follow the steps outlined in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FjWe31S_0g
: AHAHHAA THIS COMPANY
Greetings BIG DIVK JANNA, I have a hunch what you're experiencing is packet loss, but the fastest way for you to check it is to use this [log reader](https://support.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/articles/209765743-Connection-Troubleshooting-Log-Reader), depending on what it say, it may give you some pointers on what to do, alternatively you can share the result with me. Odds are that I'll be able to help you somehow, that is if you're interested.
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