Discussion: Christmas Contest 2021 Chitchat

  • Yesss! Finally, we have a winner :) But before publishing the list... please let me know that I really had a very good time reading your comments. I really thank you for your Christmas wishes, I can't answer to each one of you, but I really appreciated, thank you.

    I also really liked your funny messages, your considerations and your fantasy... about the motto of Rob Antilles. Here are some examples:

    - "Life am Good"

    - "The fate of a people lies in your hands Become a wise ruler in Ikariam!"

    - "gaming!"
    - "Braindead"

    - "I love you more than you'll ever know"

    - "Let's mess with these motherf***ers*

    - "What or who even is Rob Antilles? Even internet doesn't know :("

    - "Liebe Follower: Ist zufällig einer von euch in der Lage einen Wählhebel-Positionsschalters aus,- und wieder sicher einzubauen?" (it means: "Dear Followers: Is it by any chance that one of you is able to turn off a selector lever position switch - and reinstall it safely?"
    - "The sounds of the sea, white beaches and sunshine!..."
    - "Who has he/she ever so, at least not given any information about himself in the last 10 years?"

    Just to let you know, I had to read about 500 emails, check a lot of words, keep aligned the ranking list, search your forum name, since a lot of you forgot to add it... but at the end, I'm really happy about the Contest, and how it's gone.

    My apologies for the naivety about some words on day 4, I got all your comments and complaints, and I'll try to be more careful next time :) My apologies also for the delayed start of the contest: it was planned a week before, but the issues related to the Soft Merge forced to shift the beginning.

    Ok, and now, the juicy part.

    And the winner is... [continues in the next post]


    Season's Greetings to Everyone!

  • Here we are! This is the list of the Top 20 players. Congrats to the first 7, the winners of some Gameforge coupons!

    Rank Name Score
    1 sunrise 115.5
    2 Cassiopea 113
    3 mankyfej 111
    4 Play 103
    5 cruiser 102.5
    6 wiliam 102
    7 TheNewOne 99.5
    8 Patrons 98
    8 Paradox of Darkness 98
    10 Borrowedtime 95.5
    11 20813-galen 93.5
    11 made 93.5
    13 Pacific Ocean 93
    14 doom3007 91
    15 skaff 90.5
    16 123abc 90
    16 Celi 90
    18 covece 89.5
    19 Lets go Brandon 88.5
    20 desmo125 88
    20 panos78 88

    Even if I did my best, I'm not perfect... so please double-check the score assigned, and compare it with the answers provided.

    If you notice any errors, please contact me ASAP via mail (gameteam@ikariam.org). In case, I'll whip myself, and I'll correct the score :)


    Season's Greetings to Everyone!

  • No. Those words are in different places. Bread is diagonally downwards left (↙) from row 14 and starting from 7th column. Same with every other word I gave an example for.

  • 1. Can you please tell my score and rank?

    2. Where can I find "Rob Antilles"?

    Thankss :)

    “Fear is not evil. It tells you what you weakness is. And once you know your weakness, you can become stronger as well as kinder.” ~Gildarts

  • By my calculations max possible points you could get was 111,5 or not?

    Ah, just 1,5p shy of getting coupon. Besides some frustration that last two tasks gave me (by including non-winter words and of course damn, Rob Antilles), overall it was entertaining.

    Waiting for next challenges!

  • Hiho,

    since nobody else complained until now.... I consider that the ranking list is valid.

    I'll send a PM to the winners with the coupons and the related instruction about how their use.

    Filosofas_HW I contacted you via mail because I was unable to open the link with the screenshot that you attached to your answers. Incidentally, I explicitly asked to send a mail with the screenshot, not a link to a screenshot, since in the past we had the same problem. I'm sorry. Since you didn't answer to my email, I had to ignore your messages containing a link instead than the picture. Anyway, you got 8 at the first question 19.5 at the forth and 16.5 to the fifth, for a total of 44 points.

    I'll add the full table with the results in a separate post.

    Season's Greetings to Everyone!

  • Here is the full list. I didn't consider who sent just a single answer the day one and then disappeared.

    Season's Greetings to Everyone!

  • Ah, that's unfortunate, seems I misinterpret the rules about pictures as well as didn't notice your reply via mail. Actually, even now I had to look for it for good 5 mins before noticing and was on my way to writing another blasphemy, haha. Well, in any case, at max I would have gotten to 91 points which don't yield any rewards, so doesn't really matter.

    Notes taken, lessons learned, thank you very much for organizing such events and taking care of this lovely, sometimes self-hating, but always honest community. Looking forward to any upcoming events. Cheers!

  • Hiho,

    time for final thanks.

    First of all, thank you all for your participation. Without you, the players, this contest and - obviously - Ikariam wouldn't exist.

    Finally, I would like to thank the people who did a lot of dirty work: badidol for making it possible to assign some prizes and his kind assistance on administrative issues; Antikythera for her effort in building the games; MrSniperZ for the support in checking the email; Sampisa for the spreadsheet and the patience... :)

    My best wishes (and of the whole Staff) for a happy and wonderful 2022. :*

    See you at the next Contest! :)


    Season's Greetings to Everyone!