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9-15-2009 @ 7:01PM
Lame.... There was a 200 word limit on entries - and I thought it was going to be based on the an entry showing how your guild is "unique". Here is the text from http://www.wow.com/2009/08/01/enter-our-august-guild-of-the-month-contest/"What do you need to do to enter? It's simple: You nominate your guild by sending us a short (no longer than 200 words) " Did I read it incorrectly? Based on this it appears the winning guilds will always be upper-tier raiding guilds that "do every fight in hard-mode", no matter if you follow the rules or not.
9-15-2009 @ 8:44PM
They were chosen based on an entry that was less than 200 words. The winner is given an opportunity to write something more lengthy for when they are featured here.
9-16-2009 @ 6:30PM
It would be great to see the original "as-is" entry. My bad - I missed the fact he lived in the US - although I did say that I didn't think the rules regarding where a person lived made much sense in the scope of things.
9-16-2009 @ 8:48PM
Unfortunately, they make sense on the legal end. If we didn't have that restriction, it's very likely we wouldn't be able to hold the contest at all. When we're handing out something that has monetary value, we need to respect the laws and rules of every region we hold our contests in. For example, for something like this we can't say, "Europeans are eligible." Europe includes a lot of places. We would need to tailor the official legalese to conform to the laws of those countries, and quite honestly, we don't have the resources for that. In some of those cases, we would need to translate the rules into multiple languages for those people to be eligible. We definitely don't have people that can write the official rules in a dozen different languages.So the whole thing might seem arbitrary, but it really isn't. It's what allows us to keep doing stuff like this. Yeah, it sucks, but the alternative isn't, "Include everyone." The alternative is, sadly, not to do contests at all.
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