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Announcing the 2017 Defender Awards!

Postby Witchcraft and Sorcery » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:14 pm

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Greetings, defenders everywhere!

You are cordially invited to the 2017 Defender Awards, hosted by the Order of the Grey Wardens. Formerly run by the Founderless Regions Alliance, the Defender Awards are an annual festival where defenders from all across the world come together and celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of the past year. All awards are decided by the defender community at large, and any member of any defender organization is eligible to win awards.

As it's been 2 years since the last Defender Awards, several of the awards have been either renamed, added, or removed. The awards for this year are as follows:

Defender of the Year [individual] (self-explanatory)
Ananke Award [Individual] (Spotting)
Anarchotopia Award [Organization] (Invasion Prevention)
Eagles Disobey Award [Organization] (Keeping Free Regions Free)
The Blackbird Award [Organization] (Best Invaders)
Sir Lans Award [Individual] (Update Attendance)
Operation of the Year (Self Explanatory)
Best Newcomer [Individual or Organization] (Self Explanatory)
Worst Operation (Our Biggest Fail)
Meltdown of the Year (Biggest Raider Fail)
Worst Invader Group [Organization] (Biggest Fail / Annoyance)
Best Defender Quote [Individuals] (Self Explanatory)
Best Defender Mentor [Individual] (Training New Defenders)
Eluvatar Award [Individual] (Tech)
Karputsk Award [Individual] (Liberations)
Numero Capitan Award [Individual] (Intelligence Work)
WASC Award [Individual] (WASC Authorship)
Lifetime Achievement Award (Dedication to Defending)

The event will take place on the Grey Wardens forum starting Saturday, July 1. Nominations will be open for a period of two weeks, from July 1-15, and voting will take place for one week, from July 15-22. The winners will be announced within three days of the closure of voting. Post here after registering to be masked: http://s15.zetaboards.com/NS_Grey_Warde ... 0238379/1/

Thank you, and we hope to see you there!

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PS: Huge shoutout to Shizensky for designing the banner!
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Postby RiderSyl » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:11 pm

Yay, nothing I can win!

Oh well, I'll just be over here hugging my participation trophies... underneath the mounted head of DEN on my wall. :blush:
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Postby Altmoras » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:12 pm

Ridersyl wrote:Yay, nothing I can win!

Oh well, I'll just be over here hugging my participation trophies... underneath the mounted head of DEN on my wall. :blush:


Same, except without the head.
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Postby Drop Your Pants » Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:54 am

Ridersyl wrote:Yay, nothing I can win!

You've got 2 days to have a horrible raider meltdown ;)

I intend to continue my streak of avoiding an award through bribery, threats and 'acting' useless.
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Postby RiderSyl » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:49 pm

Drop Your Pants wrote:
Ridersyl wrote:Yay, nothing I can win!

You've got 2 days to have a horrible raider meltdown ;)

I can't qualify for that. :p
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Postby Kaboomlandia » Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:33 pm

Meltdown of the Year (Biggest Raider Fail)


I'm seriously tempted to nominate myself for once forgetting to join the WA as point on a raid. :p
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Postby Witchcraft and Sorcery » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:39 pm

Kaboomlandia wrote:
Meltdown of the Year (Biggest Raider Fail)


I'm seriously tempted to nominate myself for once forgetting to join the WA as point on a raid. :p


I giggled a little when I read this. That's the kind of fail we like to get nominated! :p

(but honestly, i love the spicy awards)


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Postby Vetelo » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:04 pm

Witchcraft and Sorcery wrote:Meltdown of the Year (Biggest Raider Fail)
Worst Invader Group [Organization] (Biggest Fail / Annoyance)

Oh good god, this bandwagon again. It's times like this that I think NS needs a Benny Hill theme for every time a defender makes a forum post.. Why y'all even mentioning raiders in the defender awards??? Baffles me completely lol.
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Postby RiderSyl » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:20 pm

Vetelo wrote:
Witchcraft and Sorcery wrote:Meltdown of the Year (Biggest Raider Fail)
Worst Invader Group [Organization] (Biggest Fail / Annoyance)

Oh good god, this bandwagon again. It's times like this that I think NS needs a Benny Hill theme for every time a defender makes a forum post.. Why y'all even mentioning raiders in the defender awards??? Baffles me completely lol.

I almost forgot that I need to nominate USSD for Worst Invader Group! Thanks for reminding me. :hug:
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Postby Vetelo » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:26 pm

Ridersyl wrote:I almost forgot that I need to nominate USSD for Worst Invader Group! Thanks for reminding me. :hug:

For one, the USSD isn't in R/D, the USSF is. (they are two separate entities, the command structures of both are entirely different from one another) The USSF is also an independent military, not an invader one. And um, bad publicity is still publicity, so thanks.
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Postby Kaboomlandia » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:00 pm

Witchcraft and Sorcery wrote:
Kaboomlandia wrote:
Meltdown of the Year (Biggest Raider Fail)


I'm seriously tempted to nominate myself for once forgetting to join the WA as point on a raid. :p


I giggled a little when I read this. That's the kind of fail we like to get nominated! :p

(but honestly, i love the spicy awards)

It's been two months since that disastrous raid and nobody in Europeia has ever let me live it down. :lol:
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Postby Consular » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:45 pm

Vetelo wrote:
Ridersyl wrote:I almost forgot that I need to nominate USSD for Worst Invader Group! Thanks for reminding me. :hug:

For one, the USSD isn't in R/D, the USSF is. (they are two separate entities, the command structures of both are entirely different from one another) The USSF is also an independent military, not an invader one. And um, bad publicity is still publicity, so thanks.

That mildly salted response was almost as funny as Syl's comment. :P

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Postby Shizensky » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:10 pm

Vetelo wrote:And um, bad publicity is still publicity, so thanks.

I thought Nephmir had come back.

FYI, he was also wrong.
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Postby Canton Empire » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:34 pm

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Postby Vetelo » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:15 pm

Canton Empire wrote:On NationStates, bad publicity will be the death of you.

Pretty much the only publicity I get is bad publicity. It's worked out fine for me. I'm still enjoying my time in The Invaders and USSD, and I don't think that'll change any time soon. And well, to an extent, I enjoy all the bad publicity I get. It has its benefits, yknow?
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Postby Canton Empire » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:22 pm

Vetelo wrote:
Canton Empire wrote:On NationStates, bad publicity will be the death of you.

Pretty much the only publicity I get is bad publicity. It's worked out fine for me. I'm still enjoying my time in The Invaders and USSD, and I don't think that'll change any time soon. And well, to an extent, I enjoy all the bad publicity I get. It has its benefits, yknow?

I mean, if you enjoy being a laughingstock to most defenders, sure.
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Postby Zaolat » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:43 am

Wasn't the Meltdown Award historical for anyone not just raiders?
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Postby Tim-Opolis » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:58 am

Zaolat wrote:Wasn't the Meltdown Award historical for anyone not just raiders?

Still is, I believe W&S misspoke on that one in the knowledge that it'll go to either Predator or HYDRA/Firehelm/Tartar Sauce
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Postby Consular » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:34 pm

Vetelo wrote:
Canton Empire wrote:On NationStates, bad publicity will be the death of you.

Pretty much the only publicity I get is bad publicity. It's worked out fine for me.

Has it? Lol

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Postby Tim-Opolis » Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:06 pm

Nominations are in full swing folks! Come nominate, come vote, and come see who'll win the Spiciest Quote! ;)
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Postby Cormactopia Prime » Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:56 pm

Are non-defenders able to participate in this as well? I know the FRA allowed that, but you aren't the FRA, so better to ask first.
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Postby Roavin » Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:14 pm

Cormactopia Prime wrote:Are non-defenders able to participate in this as well? I know the FRA allowed that, but you aren't the FRA, so better to ask first.


Yep!
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Postby Warwick Z Codger » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:04 am

I deserved to win the Best Raider award for introducing Poll Raiding over the inactive The Skeleton Army that year.

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Postby Indo-Malaysia » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:57 am

Can whoever repeals Liberate Dank Memes automatically win the WASC award?
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Postby Witchcraft and Sorcery » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:05 pm

Voting is now open! View a full list of nominees here: http://s15.zetaboards.com/NS_Grey_Warde ... 0252464/1/

Instructions on how to vote are available here: http://s15.zetaboards.com/NS_Grey_Warde ... 0252428/1/

Happy voting everyone!

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