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Wolfys
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RaiderVision

Postby Wolfys » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:25 pm

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RAIDERVISION EVENT HANDBOOK 2019
Inspired by FRAVision ~ Materials adapted with permission from Wop



TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • I. What is RaiderVision?
  • II. How do I join? What songs can I submit?
  • III. How does judging work? When does it start?
  • IV. When is the awards ceremony? What are the prizes?




I. What is RaiderVision?



RaiderVision is an OOC song contest, largely based on the recently-ended FRAVision Song Contest, which is in turn based on the real life Eurovision Song Contest. As FRAVision put it –

“What isn't FRAVision? FRAVision is the answer to everything, the greatest way to win over the subject(s) of your affection, and the only verifiable way to actually "win" the game of NationStates.”



...While none of that is 100% true per se, RaiderVision is a cultural event unlike any other on NS. This event features regions and players from across the game coming together to participate in a fun and competitive, song contest. FRAVision ran for four years, and Lone Wolves United are excited to be carrying on its spirit of inter-regional, game-wide community into a new era.

Simply put, RaiderVision is a contest where players represent their regions and submit their songs. Player(s) can submit songs on behalf of their region and, if they win, the player will receive an individual prize and their region will have the honor of being the host of next year’s event! In the name of simplicity of organization, the event will remain on the already-known RaiderCon forums, but the winning region will be given powers on our forum to run the next contest as host. We intend for this to minimize past drama concerning whether the winning region is active enough to set up a new forum and organize this, as well as whether than can be trusted as admin.

This event's host is from Lone Wolves United. The administrators are the members of The Black Hawks’ Council of Hawks. As its name implies, the event is being run as an event under the RaiderCon umbrella, but like the con, it is in spirit and in practice an event for everyone, from every alignment, and we really do hope that you'll enjoy it. Whether you submit a song or just want to tune in and listen, there's no avoiding the fact that there is much fun to be had during these awesome weeks!

As always, the RaiderCon Forums can be found HERE.. RaiderCon If you've attended a RaiderCon event in the past, you should already be masked to see RaiderVision 2019.




II. How do I join? What songs can I submit?

Information to Know:

  1. Submissions are open from June 15th until June 28th. Anyone may submit a song.
  2. One song per contestant. There is no limit on how many songs can be submitted on a single region's behalf, but regions should remember that having votes in their favor split between several entries can hurt their odds of winning during the judging period. For this reason, we will continue to offer players the option to flag their entries as "non-competing."
  3. You can submit any sort of song you like. It can be a cover of a real song (e.g. you can sing something by Beartooth, Elton John, or MISSIO), you can write an original work, or it can be related to your nation. Writing lyrics related to NS is another fun option. It's your choice, and long as it involves your own work in some way!
  4. The song can be hosted in whatever way we can see it. Youtube or a reliable online mp3 host is recommended. If you're not sure how to do this, feel free to contact me for assistance.
  5. You can sing, but you don't have to sing. Simply playing an instrument, or even pursuing some outrageous avant-garde collection of humming machines, is a valid entry. Once again, you get complete control over what you submit. Don't be afraid to take advantage of that fact!

How to Submit

Contestants post the following form in the Mind Altering Creations forum to enter themselves into the contest.

Topic Title: (Name of individual, group or region)'s Entry

Name of Candidate:
Name of Entry:
Inspiration/Description of Entry:
Entry: (link to video, song or posting of lyrics)
Why should you win?

Do you want this song to be flagged as non-competing (e.g. will not be judged as a regional entry) Choosing this is only advisable if your region has already submitted a song.





III. How does judging work?

Judging occurs from June 29th – July 3rd

Once the submission phase is over, voting will begin. Any individual who submits an entry may place a personal vote, and any region may also send a singular representative to place a regional vote. All voters will rate their top 5 songs in order of preference (awarding their favorite 12 points, then 10 points, 8 points and so forth). This will be done by posting their votes in a designated thread. Individuals may not vote for their own entry. Regional representatives may vote however they wish. There will also be a public poll, open to all fans of RaiderVision, for this year’s awarding of The Crowd Favorite!





IV. When is the awards ceremony? What are the prizes?

On July 4th, the Awards Ceremony will commence. The following awards are given:

1. First Place Entry - Whole Note Award (Gold)
2. Second Place Entry - Half Note Award (Silver)
3. Third Place Entry - Quarter Note Award (Bronze)
4. Crowd Favorite – The Moves Like Jakker Award

The first place contestant's region is also given the privilege of hosting the RaiderVision Song Contest next year, using the infrastructure and Con forums maintained by The Black Hawks.





Happy Composing! You may post here or contact the hosts with any further questions about the Contest.

Yours truly,

Wolfy
RaiderVision Chief Organizational Engineer/ Your Favorite Neighborhood Drunk
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Postby Ever-Wandering Souls » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:35 pm

Looking forward to this year's event, as always!!
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Personal Note

Postby Wolfys » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:41 pm

Hi!
My name is Wolfy,
I am looking forward to running this years RaiderVision!
Sadly I missed last years due to Basic Training, which I succeeded just to be sent home after, so I’m extremely excited to be hosting this years.
I hope to be enjoying everyone’s well written, or not, and performed musical art!
I thank everyone for this opportunity
This years RaiderVision will not be one to miss!!! *screaming like a heavy metal singer* SO BE THERE!!!!!

Happily,

Your Favorite Neighborhood Drunk, Wolfy

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Postby Armaros » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:17 am

I look forward to this, as always!
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Postby Marilyn Manson Freaks » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:35 am

Cool, I'll be in attendance like I have been for the past two years.
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Postby Borovan entered the region as he » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:05 am

Sounds cool

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Postby Roavin » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:34 pm

I hope y'all are ready to LOSE. ^_^
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Postby Borovan entered the region as he » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:11 pm

Where's da karaoke :eyebrow:

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Postby Greater vakolicci haven » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:01 pm

you might get an entry from NS' professional lurker and semi-professional folk singer.

Or in other words...don't bother entering, you've already lost. If I can get my arse in gear and write a song.
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Postby Roavin » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:31 pm

Greater vakolicci haven wrote:you might get an entry from NS' professional lurker and semi-professional folk singer.

Or in other words...don't bother entering, you've already lost. If I can get my arse in gear and write a song.


FITE ME

I've got a banger metal track that'll melt your face off lined up. Prepare to lose. :twisted:
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Postby Sweeze » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:31 am

Roavin wrote:
Greater vakolicci haven wrote:you might get an entry from NS' professional lurker and semi-professional folk singer.

Or in other words...don't bother entering, you've already lost. If I can get my arse in gear and write a song.


FITE ME

I've got a banger metal track that'll melt your face off lined up. Prepare to lose. :twisted:

im actually kinda excited to hear that o.o
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Postby Fedele » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:06 am

I honestly don't even know if I'm allowed to enter.

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Postby Roavin » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:47 pm

I've submitted. Excited to see (well, hear) the other entries!

(EDIT: By request, the direct YouTube link for those that aren't masked to see the forum)
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Postby Queen Yuno » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:35 pm

Fedele wrote:I honestly don't even know if I'm allowed to enter.

there's no reason you wouldn't be when a defender (like Roavin ^w^) got in
ahh this looks exciting, i hope to be able to listen to a lot of songs :3
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Postby Wabbitslayah » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:50 pm

Roavin wrote:I've submitted. Excited to see (well, hear) the other entries!

(EDIT: By request, the direct YouTube link for those that aren't masked to see the forum)

Game over. You and Lynxi win. \m/
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Postby Greater vakolicci haven » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:47 pm

Roavin wrote:
Greater vakolicci haven wrote:you might get an entry from NS' professional lurker and semi-professional folk singer.

Or in other words...don't bother entering, you've already lost. If I can get my arse in gear and write a song.


FITE ME

I've got a banger metal track that'll melt your face off lined up. Prepare to lose. :twisted:

You won by default because I couldn't get my arse in gear and write a song. This arse takes a loooooong time to get in gear.
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Postby Jakker » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:55 pm

Greater vakolicci haven wrote:
Roavin wrote:
FITE ME

I've got a banger metal track that'll melt your face off lined up. Prepare to lose. :twisted:

You won by default because I couldn't get my arse in gear and write a song. This arse takes a loooooong time to get in gear.


You are welcomed to submit a cover of an existing song as well.
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Postby Greater vakolicci haven » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:20 pm

Jakker wrote:
Greater vakolicci haven wrote:You won by default because I couldn't get my arse in gear and write a song. This arse takes a loooooong time to get in gear.


You are welcomed to submit a cover of an existing song as well.

Nah, if I enter I want to enter with something impressive...
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Postby Wolfys » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:01 am

To all attendees and judges,
Submissions for Raidervision 2019 are now closed, judging will begin momentarily and last until the The 4th of July when a winner will be announced. My judges and I can’t wait to listen to what y’all have come up with and covered this year!

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Winner

Postby Wolfys » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:29 am

I am happy to announce after much debate, careful discussion, and lots of hours spent deciding that the champion of this years RaiderVision is Roavin and Lynxi with Onderwall. Congratulations on our victors for making such a great entry. Even if you didn’t win this year you still get an A for effort! Once Congratulations to our victors and I hope that everyone has a good July 4th. HOOYAH!!!!!!!

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Postby Bowzin » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:39 am

Wolfys wrote:I am happy to announce after much debate, careful discussion, and lots of hours spent deciding that the champion of this years RaiderVision is Roavin and Lynxi with Onderwall. Congratulations on our victors for making such a great entry. Even if you didn’t win this year you still get an A for effort! Once Congratulations to our victors and I hope that everyone has a good July 4th. HOOYAH!!!!!!!

A great choice! Wonderful work to all contestants and congrats Roavin and Lynxi (and Onder ;) )
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Postby Armaros » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:50 pm

Great choice!
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Postby Wolfys » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:29 pm

My personal top 3 contestants were Roavin, COE, and Jay. Now is the public vote for the formal victor.

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Official RaiderVision 2019 Results

Postby Jakker » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:06 pm

I want to thank everyone who submitted to RaiderVision this year. We had 5 awesome submissions. The official process for voting was not done properly by this year's host. As indicated in the official rules here: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=465983&hilit, "Once the submission phase is over, voting will begin. Any individual who submits an entry may place a personal vote, and any region may also send a singular representative to place a regional vote. All voters will rate their top songs in order of preference." Therefore, the host should not have chosen the winner on their own and the original announced results were premature. We sincerely apologize about that error and having to redo the voting. I reached out to each participant to vote, which they did. I appreciate everyone who entered and their flexibility this year. We will make sure to correct these hiccups moving forward.

Here are our official winners for 2019! It was a close contest between the first two places:

In First Place with 28 points, taking home the Whole Note Award (Gold), is Crushing Our Enemies of The North Pacific with their entry "Cease"! Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggkuHjbO85M

In Second Place with 26 points, grabbing the Half Note Award (Silver), is Roavin and Lynxi with their entry "Onderwall." Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6ygiLKdego

In Third Place with 20 points, securing the Quarter Note Award (Bronze), is Jay with their entry "Crossed Up." Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oznr-OkNNZI

And this years Fan Favorite, the Moves Like Jakker Award, was a tie between COE's "Cease" and Badger's "Because I Got High"! Congratulations!

See everyone next year!
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Postby Ghostfox » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:14 pm

Roavin and Lynxi's*

Smh. Keeping the defenders away from first and leaving one out. Breaking my heart. :(
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