Here is a great quote
I for one don't see charging an entry fee as the problem. In fact I think it was a good idea but IMO the prizes are a bit lacking for a paid entry contest. The way I see it is one is paying 10 times the fee to enter vs the normal comp and it is only paying out 2 times the prize.
I think the prizes would have been much better if they looked something like this.
1st Place - Trophy and 1000em$
2nd Place - Trophy and 500em$
3rd Place - Trophy and 200em$
4th-10th Place - 4th-10th Place - Special Trophy and 100em$
At least this way someone that wants to enter sees some value if he/she wins.
Buddy, you miss something important, this is an official, not a community competition!
I dont want to hijack the other thread because its a important topic so lets keep this one to the premise I have suggested. These 2 posts are illustrative of what I am talking about. The expectation is prizes should be large in a competition. Anything less than a large prize isnt worth anyones time.
Here is another
It's not about the amount, 10 em$ is nothing.
So is the 10 em$ nothing because of this persons personal wealth or because prizes have become so large that people look down their noses at a mere 10 em$?
I personally think we need to reing in on the prize money on community comps. Between comps & give aways I fear we are flooding our virtual market with virtual currency. It doesnt take an economist to know what the impact is when that happens. Juxtaposed with a small market & the results are all the more dramatic.