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Queen Award, First of Her Name
12-08-2013, 11:31 AM
GREETINGS! HERE ARE THE RESULTS OF THE NOMINATION ROUND!


Please note that I am *not* putting in any of your joke names - funny as you may think they are!

1. Best Member
Calliope
Del Murder
Jinx
Locky
Loony BoB
Pantz
Pike
Sephex
Shauna
Shorty

2. Best Administrator/Developer/Tech Admin
Aulayna
Del Murder
Dr Unne
Loony BoB
o_O
Pantz
Psychotic
Samuraid
Shlup

3. Best Cid's Knight
fire_of_avalon
Mister Adequate
Pike
Shauna
Shiny
Shorty

4. Best Editor
Aulayna
Faris
Freya
Goldenboko
Locky
Pike
Raistlin
theundeadhero

5. Best Veteran
Agent Proto
Calliope
Flying Mullet
Jiro
Miriel
Quin
Sephex
The Summoner of Leviathan

6. Best Regular
Bunny
Hyperallergenic Chie
Jinx
Scotty_ffgamer
Shaibana


7. Best Newbie
LocoColt24
Mr. Shauna
noxious.sunshine
Raine
SirPrizes
ToriJ
Valerna

8. Sexiest Member
Elanyak
Happy Noodle Boy
Jiro
Locky
Pantz
Shiny
smittenkitten

9. Cutest Member
fire_of_avalon
Iceglow
Locky
Lumos
noxious.sunshine
Pike
Raine
SuperMillionaire
The Summoner of Leviathan

10. Best Custom Rank
Agent Proto
Calliope
Freya
Jinx
Mirage
Pantz
Pike
Quin
Spuuky

11. Best Avatar/Signature Set
Happy Noodle Boy
Mister Adequate
Pike
Shauna
Shiny

12. Best Artist
Agent Proto
black orb
Pete for President
Scotty_ffgamer
Sephiroth
Starlet
ThornQueen
Vivi22

13. Best Writer
Aulayna
Jiro
Locky
Pike
Scotty_ffgamer

14. Best General Forums Poster
Calliope
Jinx
Locky
Pike
Psychotic
Shorty

15. Best Final Fantasy Forums Poster
Bolivar
Elskidor
Hyperallergenic Chie
Jiro
Loony BoB
Pike
The White Wizard of Fynn
Vivi22

16. Best Thread Maker
Aulayna
Jinx
Locky
Psychotic
Shorty
Spooniest

17. Best Blogger/Article Writer
Aulayna
Locky
Lone Wolf Leonhart
Raistlin
Scotty_ffgamer
Shaibana
ToriJ

18. Best #eoff Chatter
Loony BoB
Nicolas
Noxy
o_O
Pantz

19. Best Thread
http://home.eyesonff.com/feedback-forum/151464-why-heck-there-purple-purse-all-blog-posts-rep-comments.html
http://home.eyesonff.com/general-chat/151386-who-ryan.html
http://home.eyesonff.com/general-chat/152182-congratulations-loony-bob-smittenkitten.html
http://home.eyesonff.com/general-gaming-discussion/151839-lets-play-little-sister-sims-3-a.html
http://home.eyesonff.com/general-gaming-discussion/152545-eyes-final-fantasy-wrestling-federation-thunderdome-sign-ups.html

20. Best Post
Shorty's Rant (http://home.eyesonff.com/eyes-each-other/151136-text-messages.html#post3287955)
Quin's Clique (http://home.eyesonff.com/feedback-forum/152637-eyes-final-fantasys-hivemind-moved-10-years-later-thread-3.html#post3331553)
Gay Scottish Wedding (http://home.eyesonff.com/general-chat/148668-picture-thread-mulleys-pop-tarts-23.html#post3282060)
Edinburgh Zoo Escape (http://home.eyesonff.com/general-chat/148668-picture-thread-mulleys-pop-tarts-27.html#post3294629)
Lifetime Loser (http://home.eyesonff.com/general-chat/151203-lifetime-achievement-awards-summer-2013-a.html#post3285107)
foa's serve (http://home.eyesonff.com/general-chat/151246-public-service-announcement.html#post3287577)
Dat Loony BoB Meme (http://home.eyesonff.com/general-chat/152182-congratulations-loony-bob-smittenkitten-2.html#post3312669)
Loony BoB's Novel (http://home.eyesonff.com/general-chat/152182-congratulations-loony-bob-smittenkitten-4.html#post3313851)
Loony BoB's 2nd Novel (http://home.eyesonff.com/general-chat/151656-eyes-final-fantasy-movie.html#post3299038)
Mullet 23 (http://home.eyesonff.com/general-chat/152299-whats-my-age-again-again.html#post3315831)
foa's beard (http://home.eyesonff.com/general-chat/152604-second-eyesonff-beard-contest-5.html#post3336096)
A Majestic Man (http://home.eyesonff.com/general-chat/152790-show-me-your-holiday-faaaaaaace-picture-thread.html#post3334808)
Jiro's fic! (http://home.eyesonff.com/timber-maniacs-hq/151026-tonight-alright-nsfw.html)
Pike's Song (http://home.eyesonff.com/timber-maniacs-hq/151104-we-didnt-start-forum.html#post3282639)
Del's Song (http://home.eyesonff.com/timber-maniacs-hq/152858-what-do-admins-do.html)

21. Best Article/Article Series
Fashion and Final Fantasy - Locky (http://home.eyesonff.com/content/2668-fashionable-fantasy-why-i-wish-i-could-buy-tifa-lockhart-perfume.html) - 1 Article
A Realm Reborn Impressions - Aulayna (http://home.eyesonff.com/content/2810-final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-impressions.html) - 1 Article
A Brief History Of... - Lone Wolf Leonhart (http://home.eyesonff.com/content/2912-brief-history-dark-knights.html) - Series
Fan Art Showcase of the Week - Agent Proto (http://home.eyesonff.com/content/2949-final-fantasy-fan-art-showcase-week-60.html) - Series
Summon of the Month - Locky (http://home.eyesonff.com/content/2950-summon-month-ifrit.html) - Series

22. Happiest Member
Elenyak
Formalhaut
Happy Noodle Boy
Locky
Loony BoB
Pantz
Raine
Shauna
Spuuky
The Summoner of Leviathan

23. Wittiest Member
DK
Del Murder
Psychotic
Quin
Sephex

24. Scariest Member
Chris
Del Murder
fire_of_avalon
Psychotic
Shlup
Spooniest
Spuuky
SuperMillionaire
TonyUK
Valerna

25. Drunkest Member
Chemical
Loony BoB
noxious.sunshine
Sephex
smittenkitten

26. Most Honest Member
Calliope
Cuchulainn
Del Murder
Locky
Loony BoB
Pike
Quin
Raistlin
Shorty
Spuuky
Vivi22

27. Most Ladylike Member
Calliope
fire_of_avalon
Freya
Iceglow
Locky
Raine
Raistlin
Shiny
shion
Shlup
Valerna

28. Most Heroic Member
Agent Proto
Bert
Darahan
fire_of_avalon
Jiro
Jowy
o_O
Pantz

29. Most Dramatic Member
Jinx
Jiro
noxious.sunshine
shion
Spooniest

30. Most Knowledgeable Member
Dr Unne
Loony BoB
Mister Adequate
Raistlin
The Man

31. Most Emotional Member
fire_of_avalon
Jinx
Locky
Miriel
noxious.sunshine
Raine
shion
Shorty
Spooniest

32. Most Missed Member
RSL
Ariya
Christmas
eestlinc
Rye
Wolf Kanno

33. Most Helpful Member
Aulayna
Darahan
Dr Unne
Locky
Loony BoB
o_O
Pantz
Pike

34. Biggest EoFF Nerd
Del Murder
Jinx
Loony BoB
Neocracker
Psychotic
Shorty

35. Cutest Couple
Darahan & Valerna
Del Murder & Miriel
Happy Noodle Boy & Locky
Loony BoB & smittenkitten
Mister Adequate & Pike
Mr. Shauna & Shauna

36. Be the Next Cid’s Knight/Editor
Denmark
Lone Wolf Leonhart
Mr. Shauna
noxious.sunshine
Quin
Scotty_ffgamer
Sephex
ToriJ
Vivi22

37. Get Banned
Baloki
Chris
noxious.sunshine
shion
Spooniest
Spuuky
TonyUK
Vivi22

38. Win a Ciddie for the very first time
Darahan
Ghosteses
LocoColt24
Spooniest
ToriJ
Valerna

39. Rule EoFF with an iron fist
Loony BoB
Psychotic
Raistlin
Shauna
Spuuky
Vivi22

40. Overthrow #39
Bert
Calliope
Del Murder
Jiro
Mister Adequate
Psychotic
Shaibana
Spuuky
TonyUK

41. Ride Naked on a Wrecking Ball
Chris
Iceglow
Loony BoB
Psychotic
Raistlin
Shorty
SuperMillionaire

42. Get a 5 Star Wanted Level
Cuchulainn
DK
Iceglow
Psychotic
TonyUK

43. Start Secretly Cooking Up Meth
Del Murder
Dr Unne
Jiro
Mister Adequate
noxious.sunshine
Psychotic
Sephex
TonyUK

44. Be the Pretty Princess
Aulayna
Faris
fire_of_avalon
Freya
Jinx
Locky
Raine
Shiny
smittenkitten

45. Be the Wicked Villain
Aulayna
Denmark
Locky
Pantz
Pike
Psychotic
Spooniest
Spuuky
TonyUK

46. Regularly Google Themselves
Chris
Cuchulainn
Del Murder
Jinx
Loony BoB
Raistlin
Shiny
Spooniest
Spuuky
Tracey Jordan

47. Be the first in line for Final Fantasy XIII-4: Snow’s Big Comeback
DMKA
Darahan
Jessweeee♪
Loony BoB
Mr. Shauna

48. Have been behind the Government Shut Down
Del Murder
Mister Adequate
Raistlin
Skyblade
smittenkitten
The Man
TonyUK
Vivi22

49. Be Ash and Pikachu
Denmark & Jinx
Iceglow & Psychotic
Loony BoB & smittenkitten
Pike & Mister Adequate
Mr. Shauna & Shauna

50. Duel each other to the death
Jinx & Spooniest
Loony BoB & Del Murder
Mister Adequate & PeeGee
Psychotic & Del Murder
Psychotic & Loony BoB
Raistlin & Shorty
Shorty & Spooniest

STAFF ONLY - do not vote for the below awards if you are not on staff

Highwind Award for Best Forums Staff
Del Murder
fire_of_avalon
Loony BoB
Mister Adequate
Pike
Psychotic
Shauna
Shiny
Shlup
Shorty

Highwind Award for Best Site Staff
Aulayna
Dr Unne
Faris
Freya
Goldenboko
Locky
o_O
Pantz
Pike
Raistlin
Samuraid
theundeadhero


Voting will begin immediately, and will close on Thursday 12th December, at exactly 11pm Perth time. This is GMT+8

Shauna
12-08-2013, 11:40 AM
49. Be Ash and Pikachu [nominate a pair of members up to three times]
The Shaunas

The question is who is who? >.>

Also who the heck is TonyUK? xD


I'll get my votes in ASAP. Heading out today.

Psychotic
12-08-2013, 11:40 AM
Psychotic & Loony BoB
Psychotic & Del Murder
Loony BoB & Del MurderTriple threat, let's do it.

Aulayna
12-08-2013, 11:45 AM
Everytime I work really hard on making my own signature and avatars rather than just finding one on the internet and I don't get nominated for the best sig/av.

THIS IS BULLTROUT. :colbert:

I mean, gz to the winners! :cookie:

Dat Matt
12-08-2013, 11:47 AM
> 36. Be the Next Cid’s Knight/Editor
> Mr Shauna

Shauna is in the inside, I'll make my way in next. The Loony BoB resistance is starting.

qwertysaur
12-08-2013, 11:50 AM
Votes are in. :quina:

Ayen
12-08-2013, 11:59 AM
Yay! I was nominated!

Loony BoB
12-08-2013, 12:06 PM
TonyUK, otherwise known as Evil Midget Chef, is a crude, rude Lalafell in the Fat Chocobos Linkshell named Tony Brewster. He builds quite a reputation. xD

Shauna
12-08-2013, 12:28 PM
Apparently so! xD

EDIT: Did... Did you alphabetise the nominations?

Loony BoB
12-08-2013, 12:39 PM
Voted! Man, those threads/posts are all gold, that was so damned difficult.

Jiro
12-08-2013, 12:49 PM
Guessing there's no tier system to the Best Member this time? Makes it a whole lot easier, phew :aimsun:

Jinx
12-08-2013, 01:41 PM
There is, Jiro! Award Princess is doing it the same way Award Pimp did. Also, should people who only play FFXIV but never post actually be nominated?

That being said, I didn't nominate myself and I am just so completely beside myself at how many nominations I got. And which ones! Really, so sweet! Thanks, guys. :)

Loony BoB
12-08-2013, 01:43 PM
There is, Jiro! Award Princess is doing it the same way Award Pimp did.
Are you sure? It didn't say that in the OP.

Jiro
12-08-2013, 01:54 PM
Oh. Well, whoops.

Also I lol'd at a bunch of my nominations. I don't think I've had so many since that fateful year...

Jinx
12-08-2013, 01:56 PM
There is, Jiro! Award Princess is doing it the same way Award Pimp did.
Are you sure? It didn't say that in the OP.

Oh. Well, we maybe don't list our top three people, but yes, I am pretty sure she's doing Best Male and Female like Award Pimp did. Meaning, whoever is the top female and top male after Best Member has been decided will win Best Male and Female. At least that's what I was told.

Also, votes are in. :jess:

Slothy
12-08-2013, 02:02 PM
Everytime I work really hard on making my own signature and avatars rather than just finding one on the internet and I don't get nominated for the best sig/av.

THIS IS BULLTROUT. :colbert:

I mean, gz to the winners! :cookie:

I don't even remember what HNB's was and he was nominated. Huh. I would have voted for you over him considering then.

I wonder if sleeping with Award's Princess is helping him rig results. :shifty:

Pheesh
12-08-2013, 02:12 PM
You should remember, it's literally just a better version of your set...

Jiro
12-08-2013, 02:21 PM
Oh I understand. The Best Male/Female thing is easy, but we're not tier ranking them like, what, Raistlin brought in.

Mirage
12-08-2013, 02:36 PM
Wow, people actually like my custom title?

Cool beans.

Ace Protorney
12-08-2013, 02:40 PM
Females have the upper hand for Best Member over Males, 6 to 4.

Slothy
12-08-2013, 02:42 PM
You should remember, it's literally just a better version of your set...

Shouldn't be surprised someone from a nation of convicts doesn't know what better means. :p

Jiro
12-08-2013, 02:52 PM
You should remember, it's literally just a better version of your set...

Shouldn't be surprised someone from a nation of convicts doesn't know what better means. :p

Careful now. We stand together.

Don't really have a choice given that we're all chained up

Pike
12-08-2013, 02:53 PM
will vote when I get back from work, assuming I do not freeze.

escobert
12-08-2013, 02:55 PM
Hey I got two nominations!

Most heroic xD

and most likely to overthrown #39.


I approve, good job for once EoFF! :p

Slothy
12-08-2013, 02:58 PM
You should remember, it's literally just a better version of your set...

Shouldn't be surprised someone from a nation of convicts doesn't know what better means. :p

Careful now. We stand together.

Don't really have a choice given that we're all chained up

Best thing for your kind if you ask me.

I Don't Need A Name
12-08-2013, 03:50 PM
How is Kukki not the drunkest member?

Scotty_ffgamer
12-08-2013, 04:29 PM
I'm surprised I actually got nominated for stuff. That's pretty neat! Anyways, I'll be getting my votes in at some point today hopefully.

Elskidor
12-08-2013, 05:14 PM
Actually I don't think anyone I nominated made it to the actual nomination list? Not sure why I filled out my little list, but seems kinda like a waste of time and energy now. I jut checked a good 10 random questions, and nope, they aren't on the list.

Do not all nom noms count? Or only the ones who had the most nom noms make it? Maybe I just got confused on the rules.

Jinx
12-08-2013, 05:22 PM
Usually a member has to have between 2 and 3 nominations per category to make it to voting round. After voting is closed, a list is usually posted with how many nominations each member got for each category. :)

Sephex
12-08-2013, 05:29 PM
I did it. I voted.

escobert
12-08-2013, 05:29 PM
Dammit I don't think I even nominated myself for anything!

Ayen
12-08-2013, 05:55 PM
I didn't notice until Jinx's prediction thread that I was nominated for four awards, before I only counted two. I don't know what to say guys.

Sent my votes in and I recounted to make sure I didn't break the 3 maximum rule.

noxious.sunshine
12-08-2013, 05:57 PM
Lawlz at some of my noms.

Thanks yall. I'll get my votes in here in a lil bit.

Jinx
12-08-2013, 05:58 PM
I'm pretty sure you can VOTE for yourself as many times as you want, ToriJ. ;)

Ayen
12-08-2013, 06:10 PM
I don't like voting for myself, though.

Calliope
12-08-2013, 06:11 PM
We may not have been nominated for Cutest Couple, but I'm happy to be part of Team Best Custom Rank/Most Honest/Overthrow with Mr Spuuky Wuuky, who truly is the Happiest Member of these forums.

Elskidor
12-08-2013, 06:15 PM
Usually a member has to have between 2 and 3 nominations per category to make it to voting round. After voting is closed, a list is usually posted with how many nominations each member got for each category. :)


I'm usually never an active poster whenever this rolls around. I'm surprised I am this year. I recall once..maybe 2010.

Hollycat
12-08-2013, 06:17 PM
I can't help but notice that not only is my name spelled wrong on your list, but it also looks like you didn't count my nominations

Shouldn't all the nominations be on that list, and not just some?

Elskidor
12-08-2013, 06:27 PM
I can't help but notice that not only is my name spelled wrong on your list, but it also looks like you didn't count my nominations

Shouldn't all the nominations be on that list, and not just some?

Well if Jinx is right then that is how it is intended. If not then I have a ton of mine left out.

Jinx
12-08-2013, 06:33 PM
No, HC. Seriously, it's always been that way. You have to get two or more nominations to make it to the voting round of a competition.

Denmark
12-08-2013, 06:33 PM
my joke nominations were all registered members and i only nominated them in the MLT categories but that's ok :)

i got 3 nominations more than I was expecting, so that's cool (i got 3 total)

Jinx
12-08-2013, 06:35 PM
Yeah, one of the people who was nominated for various awards isn't even a MEMBER and two of the people who are nominated for various awards are members but have zero posts. And Valerna only joined in June yet she's in the Regular Member category instead of Newbie category, so who knows? xD

Mister Adequate
12-08-2013, 06:37 PM
Voted a straight Pike ticket.

Pike
12-08-2013, 06:42 PM
Shouldn't all the nominations be on that list, and not just some?

That's not how it works. There's a cutoff which largely depends on the number of nominations received.

Example let's say we have an award with nominations as follows:

MOST LIKELY TO BE USED IN PIKE'S EXAMPLE:
Loony BoB 12
Iceglow 9
Del Murder 7
Mister Adequate 4
Hypoallergenic Whatever 3
Sephex 2
Jinx 2
Psychotic 2
Raistlin 1
Shlup 1
Jiro 1
Elskidor 1


...then if I were the one running the Ciddies, only the nominations with three or more noms would be in the final running.

So this is working as intended. You just nominated people that no one else did.


my joke nominations were all registered members

Depending on who's running the Ciddies this isn't the only qualifying criteria; for example when BoB runs them only registered members active in the last six months can be nominated.

Ace Protorney
12-08-2013, 06:45 PM
Yeah, HC must have forgotten about that

Jinx
12-08-2013, 06:46 PM
I vote HC's name be changed to Hypoallergenic Whatever.

Denmark
12-08-2013, 06:48 PM
35. Cutest Couple
Darahan & Valerna

:stare:

Elskidor
12-08-2013, 06:49 PM
What about HC or Hypo for short?



I wanted to see a duel between Franbunny and her previous legal name, but the Award Princess said "NO". I think Franbunny vanished anyway though...

Shiny
12-08-2013, 07:57 PM
Raistlin and Shorty 2014

Del Murder
12-08-2013, 08:11 PM
We may not have been nominated for Cutest Couple, but I'm happy to be part of Team Best Custom Rank/Most Honest/Overthrow with Mr Spuuky Wuuky, who truly is the Happiest Member of these forums.
Well, if the two members of your couple would have nominated, I think you would have been up there!

I'm surprised how many nominations I got, especially for Best Member. I'm not really the best anymore.

I didn't get the one nomination I wanted though. :(

Raistlin
12-08-2013, 08:19 PM
39. Rule EoFF with an iron fist
Loony BoB
Psychotic
Raistlin
Shauna
Spuuky
Vivi22

40. Overthrow #39
Bert
Calliope
Del Murder
Jiro
Mister Adequate
Psychotic
Shaibana
Spuuky
TonyUK

Goddammit, people, you got this one backwards. I will be the one overthrowing the ruthless dictatorship and returning EoFF to the members (or, at least, the members not controlled by a totalitarian chocobo).

Also, I didn't even think of me and Shorty for MLT duel to the death, but that is an obvious one in hindsight.

http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab196/morewrasslin/Non-iamagod/Screenshot---1216131_zpsa2295f04.jpg

Aulayna
12-08-2013, 08:29 PM
Face of a tyrant if ever I saw one.

Spuuky
12-08-2013, 09:06 PM
MOST LIKELY TO BE USED IN PIKE'S EXAMPLE:
Loony BoB 12
Iceglow 9
Del Murder 7
Mister Adequate 4
Hypoallergenic Whatever 3
Sephex 2
Jinx 2
Psychotic 2
Raistlin 1
Shlup 1
Jiro 1
Elskidor 1
Wow, I was sure I'd get at least some nominations in this category.

Raistlin
12-08-2013, 09:57 PM
I think we need some clarification for how Best Member is to be nominated considering Jinx's comments. Just based on the OP, it looks like you're only supposed to vote for one (as in BoB's usual format). There should probably be a general set of instructions in the OP anyway about voting and how the finalist list was compiled (which would have headed off HC's complaint).

fire_of_avalon
12-08-2013, 10:03 PM
Also... Cuch is banned. I thought banned members were disqualified? Not being bitchy, just confused! I promis!

Loony BoB
12-08-2013, 10:08 PM
35. Cutest Couple
Darahan & Valerna

:stare:
When they're away/busy for any reason, they meet up with each other in FFXIV and click on each other so that their characters are staring into each other's eyes.

I'm not kidding.

Denmark
12-08-2013, 10:09 PM
i thought these were forum awards though, not ff14 awards???

i just think it's funny that two people who never post got more nominations than some other couples

Slothy
12-08-2013, 10:23 PM
Also... Cuch is banned. I thought banned members were disqualified? Not being bitchy, just confused! I promis!

What? When the hell did he get banned?

Loony BoB
12-08-2013, 10:26 PM
i thought these were forum awards though, not ff14 awards???

i just think it's funny that two people who never post got more nominations than some other couples
Have accounts + have participated in EoFF's wider community = part of the community. Chatters have frequently been included without any involvement in the forums.

Same reason I have no problem with Cuch's mention - there weren't many rules listed in these Ciddies... pretty sure a fair few people took advantage. xD This is Award Princess' call. ;)

Shauna
12-08-2013, 10:26 PM
I was wondering about the Cuch thing too...

Elskidor
12-08-2013, 10:38 PM
I saw the thread I think he was banned in, but I'm not sure what is was, because whatever it was was edited pretty quick. It was a couple weeks ago.

Night Fury
12-09-2013, 12:31 AM
It's a temporary ban? I can remove him if it is going to cause *beef*.

Also.

I got SO many nominations which received only one nomination, my rules for cutting down nominations which were my choice was like this.

Del Murder IIII
Psychotic IIIII
Loony BoB I
Pike IIIIII
Shlup IIIII
Raisin IIII
Aulayna II
Freya II
Shorty II
Pantz II
Dr Unne II
Locky IIIIIIIIIIII ;)

In this round, Locky, Del, Shlup, Pike, Psychotic and Raisin(? ha) all got a tonne more noms than the others, and there was over 5 people in that category with significantly more. They make it. The twofers and onesers don't. This wasn't how all categories worked, as most had a LOT of onesers, and most of the twosers made it.

I will post this here too, because it's relevant. Let's not make a show of ourselves in regards to the FFXIV nominators.


Anyone who takes the time to Nominate will have their nominations counted. These are your awards? Then you need to nominate and make them your awards. (I know many of you did though :heart:, but this message is for anyone who didn't!) These guys want to get involved, and if they win, then hey - maybe they'll start posting a whole lot more. In fact, a lot of those <acronym title="Final Fantasy XIV">FFXIV</acronym> members, actually made up nominations for many of the regular members as well.

Shorty
12-09-2013, 12:36 AM
That doesn't make sense to me at all. Why not just be equal for all the members across the board?

Night Fury
12-09-2013, 12:37 AM
Which part doesn't make sense?

Pheesh
12-09-2013, 12:52 AM
Sarah, the way Tara did it is the exact same way pike mentioned she would run it, and it makes perfect sense to me as well...



Shouldn't all the nominations be on that list, and not just some?

That's not how it works. There's a cutoff which largely depends on the number of nominations received.

Example let's say we have an award with nominations as follows:

MOST LIKELY TO BE USED IN PIKE'S EXAMPLE:
Loony BoB 12
Iceglow 9
Del Murder 7
Mister Adequate 4
Hypoallergenic Whatever 3
Sephex 2
Jinx 2
Psychotic 2
Raistlin 1
Shlup 1
Jiro 1
Elskidor 1


...then if I were the one running the Ciddies, only the nominations with three or more noms would be in the final running.

So this is working as intended. You just nominated people that no one else did.


my joke nominations were all registered members

Depending on who's running the Ciddies this isn't the only qualifying criteria; for example when BoB runs them only registered members active in the last six months can be nominated.

noxious.sunshine
12-09-2013, 01:23 AM
Okay so what y'all are saying.. Is that each person who is listed in the noms got at least 3 people nomming them to begin with?

That's my only question.

Jinx
12-09-2013, 01:27 AM
Each person who made it to the voting round got two or three nominations per award, yes.

Pike
12-09-2013, 01:27 AM
Okay so what y'all are saying.. Is that each person who is listed in the noms got at least 3 people nomming them to begin with?

That's my only question.

I'm not 100% sure how Locky's running it but it was probably on an award-by-award basis.

But yes, pretty much everyone nominated got more than one (probably more than two) nominations. It's how the Ciddies have always been!

Del Murder
12-09-2013, 01:39 AM
Do Admin nominations still count for double?

Jiro
12-09-2013, 02:15 AM
Loony BoB please explain the concept of sliding up the number of nominations needed to be a nominee in order to keep the total number of nominees down so that people aren't voting on a list of 30 candidates. It seems there's a little bit of confusion and ultimately it's only going to cause undue stress to our darling Award Princess.

Let me also explain what I was confused about in case it's still causing people confusion too. In some previous Ciddies, the votes for Best Member weren't just "pick your winner" but rather a "pick your first, second, and third best member". It's unsurprising that some Americans might find this hard to understand as they use first past the post voting in their political elections, unlike the rest of the sane world that uses preferential.* However, that's not happening and that's fine. Sorry to accidentally start a bunch of trout.

Lastly: the Fat Chocobos are as much a part of EoFF as any other. They were asked to register at Eyes on Final Fantasy in order to be affiliated with the Fat Chocobos because Loony BoB is an intelligent man who knows how to bring people together. They are entitled to nominate and vote just the same as any other member, and I think discussions surrounding their inclusion serve only to imply that they are not "real" members and that kind of reinforces that nice talk everyone had about cliques at EoFF.

Please flame me all you like but this is a smurfing internet popularity contest and I think everybody needs to chill out. Award Princess has taken this stressful role and bickering like this just makes it less enjoyable for her. Let's appreciate the hard work she's done so far and try to support her as best we can. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter what happens so long as we have fun​.


*This is an entirely baseless claim I'm just trying to sound a bit like a dick so you turn the hate towards me :shobon:

Jinx
12-09-2013, 02:17 AM
I think it's more cliquish that they only hang out in the game and never come talk to us. :p

Anyways, I think we've mostly hugged this one out, so way to start more crap, JIRO.

Jiro
12-09-2013, 02:18 AM
And telling them they're not allowed to participate is going to encourage them to participate?

Slothy
12-09-2013, 02:27 AM
*This is an entirely baseless claim I'm just trying to sound a bit like a dick so you turn the hate towards me :shobon:

*hate*
*anger*
*RAGE!*

Jinx
12-09-2013, 02:29 AM
I think Jiro's just trying to win Most Heroic.

I SEE THROUGH YOUR RUSE

Shorty
12-09-2013, 02:30 AM
GET HIM

Jiro
12-09-2013, 02:45 AM
That wasn't even a conscious decision but yes you should definitely vote me for most heroic.

Ace Protorney
12-09-2013, 03:00 AM
Or you can vote for me. Either way is a win!

Jinx
12-09-2013, 03:00 AM
No matter how you vote, it's a win for someone!

Del Murder
12-09-2013, 03:04 AM
I can't believe we overlooked theundeadhero for that award. :(

Night Fury
12-09-2013, 03:05 AM
Vote for one person in Best Member.
The one with most votes = best member
Female with top votes who isn't best member will be best female
Male who isnt best member with top votes will be best male!

Elskidor
12-09-2013, 03:10 AM
Vote for one person in Best Member.



Doesn't every award category only get one vote, or is it still three???

Jinx
12-09-2013, 03:11 AM
That's only for nominations. Voting round, you choose one name from the list.

Jiro
12-09-2013, 03:21 AM
A vote for Proto is a vote for me.

I'm so confused about the confusion. What the xD

Jinx
12-09-2013, 03:23 AM
I'm confused about Jiro's confusion about the confusion.

Jinx
12-09-2013, 03:23 AM
:confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:

Night Fury
12-09-2013, 03:25 AM
In light of all this discussion, I'd just like to apologise whole-heartedly for any confusion, or unhappiness anyone has had so far with the running of the Ciddies.

This is my first time running it, and all I wanted was to make it awesome for you guys. So if anyone is not happy with it, then I am so sorry :(

I am going to do my best to ensure this week is awesome, full of Ciddies nonsense so you all can have the best time with it as you all possibly can! So make sure you get involved and have fun! At the end of the day it's a fun little silly award ceremony and we shouldn't take it too seriously - it's a way to look back on the last 6 months of EoFF. So let's see what we can do with it! :D

Also, to the FFXIV nominees, we are DYING to meet you guys! And I hope you enjoy this EoFF tradition as much as we all do, and maybe stick around a lot more!

:heart:

Ace Protorney
12-09-2013, 03:27 AM
You are doing a great job, Locky. Don't let any naysayers put you down for hosting.

now about that other event you're hosting :colbert:

Jinx
12-09-2013, 03:27 AM
The internet is incredibly serious business, Locky.

And thank you for running the Ciddies and being so passionate to make it fun for all of us. I'm sure it will be great. :)

Jiro
12-09-2013, 03:33 AM
I am laughing uncontrollably so you've done a marvellous job already darling

Shorty
12-09-2013, 03:34 AM
Jiro, I hope you will be doing another sexy half-nude video speech. :flirt:

Speaking of, do we have the speeches thread open? Or am I super behind?

Scotty_ffgamer
12-09-2013, 03:40 AM
Thanks for all the hard work Locky. I'm looking forward to the rest of the Ciddies!

Jiro
12-09-2013, 03:57 AM
Jiro, I hope you will be doing another sexy half-nude video speech. :flirt:

Speaking of, do we have the speeches thread open? Or am I super behind?

As I said in the fundraising thread, I am willing to make some special contributions for modest donations to King BoB ;) but yes I will take off my shirt if it helps me win sexiest member :D

Shorty
12-09-2013, 03:57 AM
I'll donate to that cause.

Jinx
12-09-2013, 03:58 AM
I'll donate to that cause.

Lone Wolf Leonhart
12-09-2013, 04:07 AM
If you vote for me, all of your wildest dreams will come true. Thank you.

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Denmark
12-09-2013, 04:11 AM
get your dorky best friend to do a cool dance and we might be able to come to an agreement

Lone Wolf Leonhart
12-09-2013, 04:18 AM
Kaycee, dance. Do it. Please?

Freya
12-09-2013, 04:20 AM
*dances*

Lone Wolf Leonhart
12-09-2013, 04:27 AM
I'm ready for negotiations, Denmark.

Spuuky
12-09-2013, 04:47 AM
I don't care that the MMO people are nominated for things, but I truly had literally no idea who the names were when I saw the list of nominations, and I'm a pretty regular poster at the moment. I thought it was some kind of name change joke, or something.

Anyway, may the winners all be people who don't have any interest in winning.

Del Murder
12-09-2013, 05:00 AM
I don't care that the MMO people are nominated for things, but I truly had literally no idea who the names were when I saw the list of nominations, and I'm a pretty regular poster at the moment. I thought it was some kind of name change joke, or something.
Yeah, same here. Like, who the hell is Mister Adequate? Is he some guy who is neither good nor bad at everything he does?

Jowy
12-09-2013, 05:08 AM
Heroic, eh...that's a new one!

Del Murder
12-09-2013, 05:23 AM
49. Be Ash and Pikachu
Denmark & Jinx
Iceglow & Psychotic
Loony BoB & smittenkitten
Pike & Mister Adequate
Mr. Shauna & Shauna
I am disappointed that people didn't think more outside the box for this one and went with the generic EoFF couple nomination outside one very clever choice.

NeoCracker
12-09-2013, 05:30 AM
...Biggest EoFF NErd? Like, the biggest Nerd about EoFF things, or biggest Nerd in general?

I have no Idea how to even vote for that category. XD

Shlup
12-09-2013, 06:15 AM
You're doing great, Locky. I love the categories.

Shiny
12-09-2013, 06:43 AM
I voted and I'm okay with how this has been run. Eat a dick. :monster:

Also Iceglow for Most Ladylike. He loves women's riding boots.

NeoCracker
12-09-2013, 07:23 AM
YOU'RE A DICK!

*bits Shiny on the shin*

Loony BoB
12-09-2013, 07:57 AM
Loony BoB please explain the concept of blah blah blah blah blah [the post was long]
She let people nominate people who were active in the EoFF community even if they had no posts in the past six months (as I always did with chatters, even if they only chatted once), and she's cut the nominations the same way I did (if enough people got 3+ nominations, I would cut it at 3+). I genuinely see no issue.

In short, Tara has established the finalists in the same way I have done it for over a decade.

If you don't want the people with no posts to win, that's okay, because as supreme ruler of everything ever (before people start worrying that this is a new ego because I own EoFF: No, I was always this way), I would like to declare that you are officially allowed to vote for one of the other finalists for each of the awards. It's cool. You have a choice.

Calliope
12-09-2013, 08:45 AM
Umm, so anyway, I've been gone all day and only came here to point out that my husband is a trendsetter and you should vote for him! Or me, I guess. I'm pretty sure there are other custom ranks in this style that I've missed, too, it's always fun when a new one crops up:

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Loony BoB
12-09-2013, 09:15 AM
It should be noted that my old usertitle, smitten by the kitten, was partially inspired by all those smitten/mitten/kitten things, too.

I have a sort of policy not to vote for user titles with colours and/or images, though... feels like they have an unfair advantage. D=

It should also be noted that Danielle may not be as active as some in the forums (she is still active to some degree as she has something like 24 posts in this Ciddies period) but she is possibly the most active person in the XIV linkshell (easily more than myself, not sure if she's more active than Dara or Val) and still pops into #eoff.

Calliope
12-09-2013, 09:49 AM
Mine isn't so much a title as a pledge, and it's been yellow for about a month and a half. So there! It's hardly an unfair advantage if all of the modifications are earned or won in competitions, but yes, everyone can have their own personal voting policy while you're still ironing out the last of your rules of dictatorship ;)

Loony BoB
12-09-2013, 11:25 AM
Yeah, it's just me that applies to, definitely. If I had an issue with other people nominating/voting that way, I'd have done something about it yeeeeeeeeeeeears ago, back when we were doing this by pencil and paper in the Peer Mediators room in Waitakere College. xD

Jinx
12-09-2013, 11:32 AM
I don't think people with colored titles really have an advantage. I nom and vote for who has the funniest or best, regardless of color.

NeoCracker
12-09-2013, 11:34 AM
Hell, I'm not even nominated and mine is colored!

And I didn't even do anything to earn it other then shit talk Iceglow!

Jiro
12-09-2013, 11:49 AM
Hell, I'm not even nominated and mine is colored!

And I didn't even do anything to earn it other then trout talk Iceglow!

You do realise that you were actually talking trout to me, right? I can't believe how many of you radishes got duped.

NeoCracker
12-09-2013, 11:52 AM
I forget who I was and was not talking shit too. I did that to a lot of people during that time. :p

Jiro
12-09-2013, 11:55 AM
Not, but seriously. My username was changed to lceglow (with a lower case L instead of an I) and then about a dozen of you blindly tossed shit at me because you were going to get a shiny coloured title. Always nice to know who I can count on ;)

NeoCracker
12-09-2013, 12:00 PM
I had no Idea I would get a title for it. I just started the shit talk when things started going weird. XD

The Man
12-09-2013, 12:09 PM
To be fair, everyone shit talks Iceglow on a routine basis so the dozen or so people probably just assumed they were still shit talking him.

NeoCracker
12-09-2013, 12:12 PM
Point in case I got rewarded with this shiny title for unsolicited trolling.

...You know, I sometimes question our community leaders priorities.

Loony BoB
12-09-2013, 12:15 PM
If we tell people to stop ripping into Iceglow, he complains.

...I think this may have actually happened. I'm not certain on the details.

Psychotic
12-09-2013, 12:53 PM
Point in case I got rewarded with this shiny title for unsolicited trolling.

...You know, I sometimes question our community leaders priorities.It was very much solicited. Jiro had it coming! ...I can't even remember why he and I were duelling now, but the point is that we had some very important (possibly) issues to resolve that could only be done through abuse thrown at him en masse. If you had any better suggestions on how to resolve that issue you didn't present them to me at the time.

NeoCracker
12-09-2013, 01:07 PM
In my defense, me not having any better solutions is precisely why I don't have your job, which leaves me to question your position, but that's for another thread entirely! :monster:

Psychotic
12-09-2013, 01:10 PM
I have my job precisely because I solve problems like that. :cool:

Jiro
12-09-2013, 01:19 PM
Oh I definitely had it coming. I don't remember exactly why either. I mean, I know a bunch of things that I did that caused some karmic retribution, but I don't know which is which. :shobon: Honestly, that was one of the cleverest things ever and in hindsight I am enjoying it far more than I did at the time. Bravo sir, bravo.

Valerna
12-09-2013, 03:08 PM
Ok, read through all the posts in here ^^' I'm surprised I got some nominations, thanks to all the people who voted for me. But yes, I did hesitate for some time before I gathered my courage to actually type my reply here. I'm sorry to the people who are tad 'upset' that people from the ls and fc Fat Chocobo's got nominated and rarely appear in here. Tbf, most of us are online in FFXIV all the time so to us ls people the nominations make sense.

I do understand that you guys are 'who the hell is Valerna', I don't know most of the EoFF-ers either. But yes, we voted too and we voted for the members we knew (some more active here then others). So please don't be miffed at us, doesn't give a very welcoming vibe to the FFXIV-ers at all (I don't feel welcome like that).

Jinx
12-09-2013, 03:18 PM
Everyone would be welcome here if they made the effort to post and get to know us. Not all of us have the money to play FFXIV.

noxious.sunshine
12-09-2013, 03:29 PM
.... Or the time. Or focus (ADHD FTW!) ..

I don't rly have problems with XIVers coming in and voting, but it only makes sense that -some- attempt is made to come in and get to know us- either here in the forums or in chat, like Jinx said.

And as far as actually voting for an XIVer, how can I do that if I don't know you? You didn't take time to come around the forums other than to say hi in Wonder Square. And I don't just mean -you- personally. I mean it in general. Lol

either way, this is supposed to be fun. Not people getting mad abt stuff like this. XD

The Summoner of Leviathan
12-09-2013, 03:31 PM
Going to follow the same vibe as Jiro and others.

As someone who is active on both Fat Chocobos and the forum, I do not see the problem with Fat Chocobo-ers getting nominations. It is not different when staff and previous Award hosts tried to make the "lower forum" (i.e. the FF fora) feel more included by pushing us to nominate, vote and post more in those sections! I do not think people realize the degree to which BoB actually wants both groups to get along and how much he nagged (and totally blackmailed me) us in Fat Chocobos to nominate. It is true that while those who do not frequent the forum as much as others will not know more members and will likely vote for those in Fat Chocobos. Just like when #eoff chatters are pushed to nominate too! Or when the same push is done on the lower forum!

Now if you see FFXIVers getting nominated as a problem, you should have nominated people if you didn't. Otherwise, it actually shows that the Fat Chocobo members made more of an effort to nominate than the "regular forum" members. Moreover, such attitudes are really counter-productive to getting them to be more active in the forum! If I was from the LS/FC and was asked to post more and saw this I would be disinclined to post here. It does not make newbies feel very welcomed. If you want to say "Well they always just stay chatting in their game!" You guys are more than welcome to buy the fricken game and join (Pretty huge push on BoB's part to get EoFFers to join, FYI). Moreover, if you do not want to buy the game, there is always the Facebook group and stuff that you can join and see what we are all about.

In the end, it is a two way street. You cannot merely expect the LS members to get to know you, if you make no effort to know them or even welcome them. I see Fat Chocobo members trying to make posts and join in the larger community but which some of the remarks made in this thread, it is no very welcoming. Actually, the Fat Chocobo members made me feel more welcomed into their Linkshell and Free Company than most forum posters have done to make them feel welcome. There are some really cool people on there and if you don't want to get to know them then it is your lost.

Jinx
12-09-2013, 03:34 PM
Again: not all of us can afford it.

I actually have no issue with Valerna getting nominated. She's been active. I do have a problem with people who have zero posts being nominated.

And when joined for a short time, I wasn't welcome in the LS. Everyone was pretty rude to me. So maybe I'm biased by my own experience, but I don't feel it's right to have people who aren't part of the forums being nominated for forum awards. And frankly, at this point, I doubt they would've been involved anyways, because they haven't so far.

Psychotic
12-09-2013, 03:36 PM
I'm sorry you feel unwelcome Valerna and I'm sure it can't be easy entering into a discussion where you feel like an outsider so I really respect you for speaking up.

I don't think there's any emmity at you folk at all. I think it came as a surprise to most people that there's a mini community out there that they knew nothing about. I think it's more shock and confusion you're seeing rather than dislike.

If I'd known about you I might very well have voted for you... And indeed maybe the reverse is true too. To that end I would like to extend the hand of friendship to you or anyone else from ARR, the forums or wherever. Feel free to send me a PM anytime if you'd like to hear the ramblings of a madman like me:)

The Summoner of Leviathan
12-09-2013, 03:55 PM
As I had mentioned, there is more than just playing the game to get to know Fat Chocobo members. There is the FFXIV forum, the Facebook group, and the long-on-going spam conversation in Facebook chat. The last two are open to anyone, and if you want to join an invite can be sent your way. Moreover, I know people who do not have the game but do actively try and participate in them.

To be honest, I do not know everyone in the LS and I am one of the leaders. But those that did get nominated are among the most active both on the LS and on EoFF. I think only two names that were nominated were not that active. Two names in the 50 categories to be nominated in and if I recall correctly they were nominated once each. So I honestly do not see what the big deal is. Moreover, the fact that they did make it to the voting round does show that the Fat Chocobo members proportionally made more of an effort than just forum members. So if you want to complain, complain to your fellow forum members.

If you had a bad experience in the LS, I am sorry but it was also during Beta too. Rudeness hasn't be accepted and if someone is rude, then you should have told one of the LS leaders. That's what we're there for. Heck, I didn't even play on the same server during Phase 3 as the LS. But I was more than welcomed when I did play with them and even between Beta phases I got to know the other LS members. I can think of at least a dozen people, many of which barely post here, who will help out newbies and do content with them despite having done it a hundred times. Myself included. Frankly, your single bad experience during Beta seems like the except than the rule to the LS and FC I know. Moreover, I doubt anyone not in the LS or FC realize how much push there is for everyone to get along.

Del Murder
12-09-2013, 04:36 PM
I always thought TonyUK was a reference to my safehouse in London that I purchased in the event of a collapse of the American government (that I may or may not have caused).

Did AP post the total nominations stats?

Jinx
12-09-2013, 04:38 PM
I didn't think the nomination stats were posted until after voting closed.

NeoCracker
12-09-2013, 04:44 PM
For what it's worth I am in no way involved with absolutely any of the avenues involved with the FF XIV stuff, and I may not ever be involved with any of it, unless I do decide to get FF XIV. That said, I welcome their involvement with open arms. Just means EoFF has a community that reaches in to a few more places is all. :p

Raine
12-09-2013, 08:45 PM
I also was very surprised at my nominations, I honestly didnt expect it as I'm not a frequent forum visitor because I have simply almost no time. I have hardly time to play FFXIV (now I'm afking on FF to write this post ;) ) and even less time to read on the forums. When I finally make my way to the forum, I normally just read up on posts, which takes already a lot of time..and then there's nothing left to type a response ;)

I found it really hard to find my way into the forum, despite the very warm welcomes. I think it might be a "deterrence" for newbies because the community is so strong, the topics change really fast and everyone knows each other for a long time...same as it is with our Fat Chocobos community. It seems like there's a river between our two communities and that is a bit sad. But I think it is very well possible to combine Eoff and FCs, as Jinx has shown with her joining the FB chat.

I can understand the disappointment when people are nominated who don't participate a lot, but think about it: the nominations made me try to participate more again. So that's a nice side effect of the Ciddies, isn't it?

Loony BoB
12-09-2013, 08:53 PM
I didn't think the nomination stats were posted until after voting closed.
Got it in one!

TonyUK is everything TonyUS (Murd) is not. xD

Shorty
12-09-2013, 08:55 PM
I really hope the FC folks can understand our confusion and questioning here. We all want you here very much and would like you to post more. We want you to be a part of our community! There is whole world of forums here with different friendships and interests. All you have to do is be a little active and you will notice people responding around here.

Please don't take our confusion at the situations as unwelcoming, because that is not the case at all.

noxious.sunshine
12-09-2013, 09:03 PM
Dude. Raine...

It took me awhile to kind of find my footing here and get in where I fit in. I've been here like wut... 8 months (holy canoli has it already been 8 months!? Waaaauuuuuu)? And as far as I've come along, I still don't think I'm -quite- there yet. Just because like you said, everyone's already been knowing each other for awhile and gone to meet ups and all that junk. You just have to stick with it and be more active in the forums. It doesn't necessarily matter if you can't keep up with what's going on.. And there's no need to read every single thing. Just pick a thread that seems interesting, read through the OP, post your response. Maybe look through other replies after. Much quicker that way.

Raine
12-09-2013, 09:10 PM
Dude. Noxi... ;)

I wasn't complaining. I know it's my "fault" for not participating more. I just tried to find explanations not only for me, but maybe also for others. For me, it's simply lack of time. For others, it might be hard to find their way in. Just giving an idea, to raise understanding on both sides. I understand your confusions. I don't think any of the FC members expected a nomination, but for my part, I was positively surprised. If the crossnominations are that much of a problem, the next time it should be seperated probably?

Shauna
12-09-2013, 09:13 PM
It's not a problem, we just want everyone to get along with rainbows and cake and such. If that means y'all coming round these parts more often, and us reaching out a bit where we can such as utilising the facebook page or something, things will be okay.

A bit of give and take! :}

Calliope
12-09-2013, 09:19 PM
As mentioned previously, I thought the FFXIV nominations were a joke, just because I hadn't heard of anyone! It's pretty cool that people nominated members of the wider community for awards, but I personally think the Ciddies are a time to reflect on forum activity.

I don't think it would be very fun to join a FaceBook group or try post in forums dedicated to a game that you can't afford to play - and it's somewhat condescending to suggest it. The forums offer a wider scope of inclusive activity, and I don't think FFXIV members would be treated any differently from other new members. We'll see what the votes bring, but maybe next time there should simply be a separate category of award to recognize the contributions of MMO members to our community. No one has to join the forums, or play FFXIV on our server - but it's nice that people can take different paths to benefit and make friends via EoFF, isn't it?

Baloki
12-09-2013, 09:52 PM
I haven't posted in ages and enough people still think I'm Most Likely to Get Banned? Is this all because BoB can do what he wants now?

Del Murder
12-09-2013, 10:28 PM
Oh, you're Baloki? I thought that nomination was for a random EoFF Twitter follower.

Pant Leg Eater from the Bad World
12-10-2013, 01:44 AM
Man. I totally forgot to participate in this...

noxious.sunshine
12-10-2013, 02:30 AM
You can still vote, nerd. ;p

Pant Leg Eater from the Bad World
12-10-2013, 03:09 AM
Yeah, but I missed the nominations. Nominations are the best part.

I would put myself in every category.
Or maybe a couple.

Baloki
12-10-2013, 08:17 AM
Oh, you're Baloki? I thought that nomination was for a random EoFF Twitter follower.

;_;

The Summoner of Leviathan
12-10-2013, 02:32 PM
No one has to join the forums,

Actually, yeah they do. The two ways to join Fat Chocobos is 1) party with BoB and/or Smit and get an invite or 2) you have to make an account at EoFF. Those are pretty much the only requirements for joining. If you haven't partied with smit or BoB then you have to make an account here. Moreover, there are high chances if you joined via #1, BoB will probably pressure you to make an account here. So saying someone doesn't have to join the forum is actually a gross inaccuracy.

My comments regarding posting more in a forum dedicated to a game or other avenues was more towards the greater integration of both communities. Just like there is a push on the otherside for some to be more active here. And mostly those that did get nominated were the more active on EoFF as well. As for affordability, putting issues of subscription based MMORPG aside, you can buy the game (that comes with your first 30 days of sub) and another 30 days sub for the same price as any retail PS3 or PC game currently on the market. Moreover, with the recent sales due to Black Friday, the game was at some locations 10$! So if you are currently playing any "current" (PS3/Xbox 360/PC) games and paying full retail price for it, you can afford to play this game. So while I can understand people having a hard time affording the game (heck, money is tight for me right now), it is no more exclusive as those who can play FFXIII, FFXIII-2, or Lightning Returns.

Loony BoB
12-10-2013, 02:49 PM
Yeah, I pretty much force 90% of the people to join EoFF these days. There were exceptions in the past, but those are pretty much gone. I even get people who have partied with us to create accounts these days. The only exceptions I can think up right now are partners/children of other LS members.

Jinx
12-10-2013, 02:58 PM
Maybe you should stop making people join unless they're going to post. :P

I'm not even talking Ciddies here, I just think it's kind of weird to harass someone who obviously doesn't want to join.

Elskidor
12-10-2013, 04:24 PM
Gotta rule with an iron fist if wanna remain top dog. Take over that FinalFantasyForums.net place, and force it's old members to come here too. Then attack the how I met you mother message board. Some times members don't know they wanna join, so you have to force their hand to open their eyes, you see?

Loony BoB
12-10-2013, 04:37 PM
Maybe you should stop making people join unless they're going to post. :P

I'm not even talking Ciddies here, I just think it's kind of weird to harass someone who obviously doesn't want to join.
Who's harassing? Haven't had any complaints outside of perhaps Ariya, but Ari and I brokered a deal and he bloody owed me.

Suggesting we stop getting people to register at EoFF is the weirdest thing I have ever heard anyone suggest to me when it comes to EoFF.

Del Murder
12-10-2013, 05:45 PM
Suggesting we stop getting people to register at EoFF is the weirdest thing I have ever heard anyone suggest to me when it comes to EoFF.
Really? You've been on the same staff as Psychotic for like 7 years.

Loony BoB
12-10-2013, 05:46 PM
...good point.

Psychotic
12-10-2013, 06:11 PM
Make a Big Pink Truck Forum. I saw a big pink truck with Big Pink Truck written on it and I want to talk about it somewhere. Also when are you going to implement my Eyes on Human Centipede plan?

Spooniest
12-10-2013, 08:40 PM
It was an honor just to be nomina--what, I'm supposed to wait?

Oh, ok.

Thanks fer noticin' me.

Rantz
12-10-2013, 10:12 PM
I voteded!! :D

Jiro
12-11-2013, 06:54 AM
Guys don't forget to pop over to the Speeches thread and lend a helping hand. It's not a whole lot of effort and certainly goes a long way to assisting Award Princess.

Jinx
12-11-2013, 11:42 AM
Yeah guys. If everyone who was nominated wrote just one speech, they'd be done really quickly! Everyone prefers speeches that had effort and thought put into, and weren't just on the fly. Even if you're nervous about writing one, everyone will be appreciative and love it.

Loony BoB
12-11-2013, 12:01 PM
I normally would get involved with speeches, however sadly I am kind of stretched right now with all kinds of EoFF related things, so I don't think I can manage it. :( Having a constant headache for the past couple of days hasn't helped. >_*

Del Murder
12-11-2013, 04:19 PM
Pop a few Advil and get to writing, BoB.

Raistlin
12-11-2013, 11:18 PM
The objectively correct votes have now been submitted.

Spuuky
12-11-2013, 11:21 PM
The objectively correct votes have now been submitted.Your spy network obviously isn't working right, since I haven't voted yet.

Hollycat
12-11-2013, 11:25 PM
The objectively correct votes have now been submitted.
How did you know I voted?

NeoCracker
12-11-2013, 11:36 PM
But wait.... RSL hasn't been around to vote this Ciddies, has he?

Shorty
12-11-2013, 11:39 PM
RSL is always around.

NeoCracker
12-11-2013, 11:40 PM
Does that mean he voted then? Clearly only RSL would have the objectively correct choices after all.

Shorty
12-12-2013, 04:45 AM
What time and date do the revelations begin?

Pheesh
12-12-2013, 10:36 AM
Voting will begin immediately, and will close on Thursday 12th December, at exactly 11pm Perth time. This is GMT+8


EDIT: Oh, revelations... no one knows.

Night Fury
12-12-2013, 10:53 AM
Around 20 hours from voting closing.

Shorty
12-12-2013, 03:06 PM
Thank you!

Flying Mullet
12-12-2013, 03:17 PM
You're welcome.

Jinx
12-12-2013, 03:51 PM
What sort of time gap are you using to post each award. I'd like to do what I planned for my speech, but it will probably be too early. :(

Night Fury
12-13-2013, 12:11 AM
Only the MLT awards will be done tonight, with the rest of the awards being held over two time periods tomorrow. So.... like Cutest Couple up to Best Blogger and then the rest of the awards later. This is so most of you can be around for a few awards.

Queen Award, First of Her Name
12-13-2013, 01:34 AM
YOUR VOTES ARE BEING COUNTED. PLEASE AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTION.

Ace Protorney
12-13-2013, 01:37 AM
IT'S HAPPENING

http://24.media.tumblr.com/4c35a1056d8627cadabde8c997cfaf9c/tumblr_mfu8zsCDKB1qzpxq3o1_r1_500.gif

Pike
12-13-2013, 01:38 AM
Bedtime for me I'm afraid, but I hope the rest of you have fun :) And congrats to all the winners.

Aulayna
12-13-2013, 02:27 AM
IT'S HAPPENING

http://24.media.tumblr.com/4c35a1056d8627cadabde8c997cfaf9c/tumblr_mfu8zsCDKB1qzpxq3o1_r1_500.gif

http://www.abload.de/img/riker_disgonbgudetqa5.gif

Queen Award, First of Her Name
12-13-2013, 02:35 AM
Too many votes to count. x.x

Princess must take a break!!!

Shorty
12-13-2013, 03:14 AM
Nerds, assemble in #eoff!

Nicolas
12-13-2013, 03:22 AM
Nerds, assemble in #eoff!

...

Aren't you... a little late for that? We've already taken over.

Shorty
12-13-2013, 03:22 AM
I'm inviting more nerds. :colbert:

Fuzakeru
12-13-2013, 03:24 AM
I've been in there but now it is super crazy late and time for bed. :(

Elskidor
12-13-2013, 03:30 AM
I'm afraid of what I'll find if I enter that chat room. And I got a movie I needa be getting to. I'll miss the big super duper reveal!

Shorty
12-13-2013, 03:31 AM
That was a test. The revelations aren't happening yet.

Many of you failed. :colbert:

Night Fury
12-13-2013, 03:35 AM
Revelations will happen in about 12 hours or something (aka when I get back from the beach.) I MEAN WHEN AWARD PRINCESS FINISHES HER NAP!

Jiro
12-13-2013, 04:41 AM
49153

Pumpkin
12-13-2013, 04:42 AM
Does this mean I have to get up before noon? Gahhhh

Sephex
12-13-2013, 04:47 AM
Man, I will be at work when it starts, and I am going to be busy for most of the day after work. I'll be able to pop in a monitor the thread here and there, but I won't be able to participate that much this time around. It's all good, though. Just appreciative that these awards are happening with full steam ahead and that I got nominated for a couple of awards again!

So in case I REALLY am stuck outside the internet tomorrow, and I don't get to pop in in a timely manner, I just want to say thanks to anyone who voted for me, win or lose. I appreciate any positive vibes that are sent my way!

Night Fury
12-13-2013, 05:15 AM
Sephex, I'm going to be doing the awards in 3 parts, so you'll at least be around for some of it, most definitely! :)

Freya
12-13-2013, 06:05 AM
Trying to get what speeches I have to you!

Shorty
12-13-2013, 06:06 AM
Does this mean I have to get up before noon? Gahhhh

Are you... are you complaining about getting up before noon? :stare:

Jiro
12-13-2013, 06:08 AM
It's a legitimate problem. For instance, I got up at half one in the afternoon this fine day.

Shorty
12-13-2013, 06:10 AM
You nerds don't know the meaning of problems with your gettings up at noon and one thirty in the afternoon. :colbert:

Jiro
12-13-2013, 06:12 AM
I would beg to differ on that one quite strongly :aimsun:

Shorty
12-13-2013, 06:13 AM
"Is it lunchtime or breakfast? HOW DO I KNOW"

Pumpkin
12-13-2013, 06:14 AM
It's actually because I don't have a job and am stagnant in my life and contribute nothing to society because I can't find a job which is leading me deeper in to my debilitating depression which makes me unable to sleep at night because when I try to sleep I cry and give myself a bad headache and then by the time I fall asleep at 4 am I am very tired and sleep until noon. It is also a secondary coping mechanism because I feel very lonely, out of place, and homesick as I have yet to integrate myself to my new home in a new country and haven't made any friends, so my boyfriend is really the only regular social interaction I get. So I sleep all day to shorten my time without him because when I wake up I am hit by an overwhelming feeling of sadness, especially since we live out in the woods and I can't even look outside and see other human beings.

Or, we could just say I suck.

Shorty
12-13-2013, 06:15 AM
Hey, shion, no need to get super serious. We're just trying to have fun in this thread (or I thought we were), so if I hurt your feelings with my remark, then I'm sorry.

Pumpkin
12-13-2013, 06:17 AM
No, I'm just joking around :P.

Well actually no, that stuff is true, but I'm just try to laugh at it, don't worry :D

Pumpkin
12-13-2013, 06:20 AM
That was a bit too serious, so instead:

49154

Shorty
12-13-2013, 06:23 AM
Weepinbell has the best derpy face.

Jiro
12-13-2013, 07:38 AM
HEY I GOT REAL PROBLEMS TOO etc etc etc

plus I never eat breakfast anyway so that's not hard to figure out. It's more about what I call the six meals I eat between midday and 7am.

Shauna
12-13-2013, 09:59 AM
I will be missing probably 2/3 of the Ciddies due to work/works night out/subsequent hangover/my birthday so uh, y'all have fun. Keep me updated if I win anything!

Loony BoB
12-13-2013, 10:02 AM
Now that I have confirmation from the person who votes RSL that they were sent in, I can get back to being :excited:! It was a close call. :o

Sephex
12-13-2013, 10:51 AM
Sephex, I'm going to be doing the awards in 3 parts, so you'll at least be around for some of it, most definitely! :)

Oh, okay. I still might not be around as much on Saturday either if that's when one of the parts are, but again, it's my own scheduling and I don't expect the awards to revolve around me or anything!

Night Fury
12-13-2013, 12:37 PM
I jist wany these ciddies over.

Im too drunk to count votes waaaaaaah.

Loony BoB
12-13-2013, 12:42 PM
Oh, this is gonna be good.

EDIT: Don't drink too much that you have a hangover! Hangover + Revelations = I don't dare to imagine.

Jinx
12-13-2013, 12:59 PM
Does this mean Ciddies are postponed and I can finish my speech? :D

Night Fury
12-13-2013, 01:32 PM
the show must go on!

Shauna
12-13-2013, 02:02 PM
I expect two Ciddies to be revealed, and then Locky to pass out on her laptop. :}

Shaibana
12-13-2013, 02:17 PM
ooh god, i cant believed im actually elected 2x ^^ i am genuinely gratefull

i know im very late :$ i completely forgot about the ciddies, but can i still vote? xD

Flying Mullet
12-13-2013, 02:20 PM
i know im very late :$ i completely forgot about the ciddies, but can i still vote? xD
No, but you can heckle.

Shaibana
12-13-2013, 02:22 PM
i know im very late :$ i completely forgot about the ciddies, but can i still vote? xD
No, but you can heckle.

ooh how stupid, i did not notice the 'Voting closed' at the end of the threads name :$

Queen Award, First of Her Name
12-13-2013, 03:06 PM
REVELATIONS WILL BEGIN IN.....

15 MINUTES.

Be in chat or miss out...