[idea] Prizes and funding

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[idea] Prizes and funding

Post Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:14 pm

Consistent prizes have never really been possible in urbanterror because either the admin ran away with the money or it was a one off. This idea might also be a one off but it's better to try something rather than do nothing. So I've thought of some idea's to promote urbanterror and get the competitive scene more active. Here goes:

Nounou has made some amazing artwork over the years which I think a lot of people would love to have on their wall. Poster I've had printed, bad quality photo.


The idea is have is to reward competitive players with points. When a player reaches 100 points he gets a poster sent to his home free of charge. For instance winning the nationscup could be 20 points for 6 of the winning players. A knockout tournament 10 points, a nightcup 10 points for each player on the winning team, a league 15 points for the winning team. Etc etc. IMO winning though would not be the only requirement, working with (rather than against) the admins and streamers would also be a requirement. In other words, no more waiting 45 min for a game to start for the streamers and viewers.

Urban Zone has some cash from donations and ad revenue which could be used for printing two different posters x5. I (SevenofNine) will personally front the shipping of 6 posters anywhere in the world. Obviously both of these costs are not cheap, so can't be done indefinitely for other prize winners. To make this not a one off we could also sell the posters for a profit, I asked Nounou and FrozenSand and they are okay with this. The profit would go back to the prize pool and maybe a bit of the profit could be used to improve the production of the stream. I'd be willing to give full insight to the finances of Urban Zone if this would increase the trust.

This is just a brainstorm, feel free to shoot holes into it, that's how idea's get better Smile

My research as to costs to print in The Netherlands and ship from The Netherlands:
Printing the posters if x5
A0 - 135 grams - € 10,49 per poster
A0 - 250 grams - € 14,67 per poster
A1 - 135 grams - € 5,86 per poster
A1 - 250 grams - € 7,95 per poster
The more posters the cheaper it gets per poster. Prices are including tax.

Shipping
Shipping would be in a tube, so no folds Smile
Very dependant on which country but in approx €10 for Europe, €30 outside.

Since the above is INCREDIBLY expensive in my opinion I have been looking at other possibilities such as a fulfillment company. A company which does everything from print to shipping. The company I found which is based in Europe (since most of our players are there), is www.kite.ly/ they do not have A0 sized posters and probably do not have 250 grams paper, at least it wasn't an option I could choose. They have the following costs:
A1 - ??? grams - € 17,99 per poster
And shipping if free to UK, EU and USA.

Obviously there is no profit margin on top of these prices, which would be the case when we sell it.


I'd like to hear what you guys think of this idea!
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Re: [idea] Prizes and funding

Post Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:54 pm

Thumbs up !
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Biddle
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Re: [idea] Prizes and funding

Post Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:12 pm

That's a pretty good idea. Though would having a poster as prize be any more motivating for the players? I don't know. In my opinion the private server sponsor was "more motivating" than this could be.
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Re: [idea] Prizes and funding

Post Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:07 pm

- Biddle
Thumbs up !


From me, too. I'm also willing to donate/cover some of the costs.
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Re: [idea] Prizes and funding

Post Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:17 pm

This is good, but I share Azle's opinion

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Re: [idea] Prizes and funding

Post Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:03 pm

it can be a good idea , would be better if you can get some old school players to make a signature on it, i mean the players who played on jF and team like that really old teams and old players Smile

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Re: [idea] Prizes and funding

Post Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:40 pm

Dayumm Seven +1

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Re: [idea] Prizes and funding

Post Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:43 pm

good thing +1

Asvp
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Re: [idea] Prizes and funding

Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:00 am

Posters will not make this game more active. I'll pay you $ to NOT send me posters when I win both cups this season

p.s. can i shoutcast with you now?

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Re: [idea] Prizes and funding

Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:15 am

GL winning both cups Smile
Feel free to hit me up on irc or discord with regard to shoutcasting.
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