I have many problems with a lot of things you have said here and how you’ve turned a thread that was supposed to be an alert for EVE players to compete and win ISK into a serious debate and a CCP ticket.
I’m going to carefully address each thing and maybe you and I will have a better understanding.
RETWEET: Okay, the point of this is to help me out and reward an EVE player. By an EVE player retweeting my tweet, all it does is move my hashtags into the Twitter trending board for about six hours. I can’t make any money from the retweet, I can’t make any money from people watching the YouTube video, and I can’t even force them to watch the video!
You mentioned you wanted content by choice. You can choose to not watch the video, since you are there to press “retweet” and that’s it. Most people will push retweet, and move on because this isn’t watch my video and win 15 billion ISK.
Possibly if it was, then MAYBE it would be RMT because my video clearly states “Available on iTunes” and has a purchase link in the video description. However, I did not do that! I did not say go watch my video and 95% of people who will retweet the tweet WONT watch the video. I know, because I am literally watching the statistics in real time.
But, it will put me on the Twitter trending board and that means that other people in the world will click my profile, click my link, read my tweet. It will get attention and maybe they will watch the video, maybe they won’t. I have 5800+ views on my video right now, I should have about 10,000 or so but a little less than half, watched it for 3-5 seconds and said “nope” and turned it off.
Now, Pepsi or coke wouldn’t come here to get EVE players to do anything. The EVE player base is too small and they can influence 10x the size of the EVE active player base with a single tweet.
I am not trying to scam anyone. I am not trying to find a loophole to make money in real life. I am simply saying hey, I’ll give 15 BILLION ISK to the 10,000th retweeter. Maybe that’ll never happen, maybe the EVE community will laugh and be like this is stupid no way!
Or maybe they’ll be like hey, sure why not. From the almost 1200 retweets I’ve picked up in 3 days, some even look like freshly made Twitter accounts, some folks in EVE are supporting the idea and I haven’t made a single red cent.
So please try not to turn my call to action contest that I tied into actual game lore for the fun of it into something horrid and overly serious. I make music, I’m actually really good at it and I just want to be seen. I’m a member of this community as well and this is what I wanted to do with MY isk.