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  1. Farmers.Almanac

    Farmers.Almanac Board Administrator Team Farmerama EN

    Hello Farmers :)

    The EN Forum Moderator Team has hosted two competitions so far in 2019 with little participation. We would like to host additional competitions throughout the year to have some fun in our forum community.

    We wonder if there is an interest in forum competitions with prizes. In order to develop a competition that players would enjoy, we are asking for feedback on this year's competitions.

    Please consider the following questions:
    • How can we improve participation in forum competitions?
    • Why did you not participate in the previous competitions?
    • What kind of competitions would you like to see?
    Please feel free to share your ideas, wishes and expectations. We will close the thread on Monday, the 13th of May at 18:00 CEST.
    Best Regards,
    Your Farmerama EN Team
     
  2. sebe96

    sebe96 Forum Ambassador

    I like competitions, I would like to see more. I cant remember the first one. But the egg one, I did not participate in because I dont have a printer. I also could not find the eggs, if I could of easily found the eggs, and the prizes were better, I might of made a stop at the local library and printed them, but to me personally the prizes to me were not worth the effort, I might not have understood it very well as I only was able to locaet a few of the eggs, maybe I just wasnt persistant enough as others.
     
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  3. squigglegiggle

    squigglegiggle Forum Duke

    I love forum competitions, I just don't love the format. I want to be able to interact with other players, do something on the forum, not work on my own, in my own home, off the game. Posting pictures of something I've done by myself, with only tenuous links to the game, isn't my idea of fun. Things that I can do physically on the forum, without having to put myself to work offline, would go down a treat. Also, uploading photos to this forum is a physical hassle, and not one I'm willing to go through, so if photos are involved, I'm even less likely to participate.
     
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  4. InTheTARDIS

    InTheTARDIS Forum-Greenhorn

    I for one loved both competitions (thanks for the prizes for the eggs, by the way. I'm so happy! I was secretly hoping to get the pet!!!! :inlove::D), but I almost didn't take part because of the printing problem. I guess that must have stopped a lot of others, too.
    Also, maybe if it had been possible to participate with less than 9 eggs, I think more people would have tried their luck.

    Another idea to improve participation: would it be possible to advertise the competitions on the other language forums? I'm sure that would bring in a lot of people.

    As for the kind of competition I'd like to see, I remember a very fun competition held on the French Zoomumba forum. The mods created a story involving the players who usually roamed the competition section. They inserted our avatars in various pictures and invented a story to go with them. And every story ended with a question like "Which of these 2 roads should we take?" or something like that and the players who chose the right path won something (a ZooDollar, the equivalent of BBs :inlove:). And the story continued with the next picture. It was great!

    There was also a bingo-like competition that ran all year long. We had to guess the one winning box in a table. Nice and simple!

    But I'm aware that makes for a lot of work, and the Zoomumba team didn't have to manage dozens of events in a single month, so they had more time for competitions...

    Another suggestion: maybe if there was a possibility to win some very rare objets, people would be more involved. I'm thinking BBs, farm helper coupons, BB tree, giant trees/stables, Howie Donut, pets, some old giver items like the one that gives Pinky Pies, the music boxes, or even the mythic/rides/slides collections. Any special objet that is hard (or impossible) to obtain.
    And the rarer the object, the harder the competition ;)

    Anyway, here's my two cents. Thanks again for the prezzies and I hope to see another competition real soon :)
     
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  5. cats50

    cats50 Junior Expert

    sorry just found this. Love the competitions and would have enjoyed doing however was traveling and no way to print eggs.
     
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  6. Noelle20001

    Noelle20001 Old Hand

    Congratulations to puppiesnponies and Inthetardis for their efforts and wins! WTG!!!


    I agree. Photos are hard to load up if you don't have a site to host them.
     
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  7. sarann

    sarann Advanced

    I found the first egg and intrigued me to want to play but I have been trying to limit my time on the game. The second day I didn't find any eggs so therefore it stunted my interest. I'm still not sure where they all were because even though I didn't spend a great deal of time on looking for them, I did keep an eye out for them and never saw them.

    I like the competitions but there are always so many events. Encourage BP to reduce the number of events and especially retire this idea of multiple events all the time :cry::mad:>:(:cry:and I'm sure you would get more people interested in playing in the forum competitions. I'd rather do something like forum competitions for a change and do regular farming as a change in pace.

    Sorry, I have no great ideas for any competitions at the moment. If I think of anything I'll come back and repost.
     
  8. habalala

    habalala Commander of the Forum

    What kind of competitions would you like to see?
    Just a couple of ideas which popped up in my mind:

    Improve participation:
    A few things I think are beyond mods ability:
    - get more players who do visit the forum
    - make anouncements in the (general) news section, not only on the forum itself
    Within mods ability:
    - reward a moderate prize for all entries
    - reward desireable prizes for winners, depending on time/effort the competion takes
    - hand out prizes to as many competitors as possible

    Why did you not participate in the previous competitions?
    - Skipped the Eggs one as no egg ever showed up in the frequently visited threads. Time/effort needed to go after the hidden ones, prior to the hassle to print, decorate, photo and upload -argh!!- didn't seem worth the prizes.

    Competitions I would like to see.
    - Quiz. Just ask about something game related, provide A, B, C, D answers. (e.g. FSQ story Quiz)
    - Photo challenges. Provide a partial snapshot of anything (item/gameframe).
    - Math/number/word challenges. Just don't make those too difficult to solve.

    Go Mod Team, go!
     
  9. Farmers.Almanac

    Farmers.Almanac Board Administrator Team Farmerama EN

    Hello Farmers :)

    Thank you so much for your feedback about forum competitions. We do appreciate your thoughts about this topic. We will review your suggestions and see if it is feasible to meet your expectations. There are a lot of considerations surrounding a forum game so we will see what is possible to offer in the future.
    Best Regards,
    Your EN Farmerama Team
     
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