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Every now and then, the players of DUMII become involved in a competition.
This can take the form of an in-game competition between characters, or a
competition related to the game, but not within the world itself.
"Da Grande Title Competition":
During August and September 2003, a number of players entered suggestions
for a new title for the game. During September and October, these
suggestions are being voted on by all registered players who choose
to take part. The aim of this competition is to come up with a new
title for the game that will capture the essence of what DUMII is.
The reasoning behind this competition is that the title "DUMII" does
not create within new players a real sense of what the game is. "DUMII",
in its meaning of "Dungeons Used by Many (version 2)", is more suitable
for describing what type of engine (code) DUMII has, rather than what
it means to play the game itself. For example, one of DUMII's sister
muds is called Arcania, but still remains a DUMII-mud. By changing
DUMII's title to include more than just the name "DUMII", we can more
easily appeal to new players by giving them a clearer sense of what
the game is about.
One round of voting has been completed, with the purpose of removing
the less popular names from the list, and now a second round of voting
is taking place. In addition to the titles that passed the first round,
"DUMII" is now also being added to the voting.
The suggestions for a new title that passed the first round have been
put up on a sign in the library in Rayshade. Once you have looked at
these titles, choose the one you like the most, and tell the number
of that choice to Huclya, the elven voting clerk. Each player has one
vote, but it is possible to change your vote if you so wish by casting
your vote again. Note that you do not get one vote per character,
only one per player.
Round two of the voting ends on Sunday 12 October 2003, provided that a
minimum of 30 votes has been received.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the fact that most people have already indicated
unofficially that they wish the name "DUMII" to remain in
the new title, any other title that wins will have "DUMII"
added to it, either as "DUMII: <rest of title here>" or
"<Title here>: The Realm of DUMII". Keeping this in mind,
do not vote blindly for the "DUMII" option if your only
reasoning is to keep "DUMII" in the title. If you think that
another title will look good when joined with "DUMII", choose
that one instead. Keep in mind that the point with this
competition is to choose a title that will have meaning for
new players, and better give an idea of what the game is about.
If you have any further queries about the competition, speak to Pathor.
See also: OLDCOMPETITIONS
[ oldcompetitions ]
So far, DUMII has had only one official competition, held in July and August
of 2002. Participants were asked to send in suggestions for new actions,
with prizes going to the players who contributed the top three
suggestions, and consolation prizes to all who entered. Ten players
participated, entering three actions each. The joint winners were
Ophidion, for his action 'brandish', and Landrik, for his action
'unbelievable', each receiving 6 out of 21 votes. Close behind them
in third place was Dragnor, receiving 5 votes for his action, 'beg'.
These actions, along with many of the others entered to
the competition, will hopefully be added to the game in due course.
See also: ACTIONS, COMPETITIONS
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