22/01/2018 - UPDATE
VaM - Race has been created as CEO of VaM - Vincere aut Mori. This is the only route through which ISK should be sent. Questions can also be sent to her in-game.
OK… fine, lets get the "SCAM! SCAM! SCAM! out of the way now.
We all know there is no way I can prove to you this isn’t a scam so it will come down to trust but ask yourself this (and I answer this in detail in the reddit post), why would I post with a main of 10 years? Even if I bio-massed… I am actually quite attached (and if Im honest, attracted) to SSjGhost.
So, on with the event.
There is a reddit here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Eve/comments/7jl3xa/idea_for_new_edenwide_event_and_keen_to_gauge/
Tl;dr - I want to set up a race in New Eden.
No restrictions. Anything in the game mechanics allowed.
Team play allowed.
(Hopefully) big prizes.
Read the reddit thread. Not because I’m lazy… detail is there and many of the questions you may have are answered in detail (and I really cant type all this twice and you are better than a Copy/Paste).
If you don’t want to read the thread though (and I suggest you do!), a “straw man” which has been copy/pasted can be found below:
Tl;dr: I want to set up race across New Eden with prizes for winners in the hope it gets pilots thinking of creative ways to either win the race or ruin it for those taking part through content generation and generally being bastards to each other (what the EvE community is best at!)
In light of recent community events and because I like a challenge, I have decided I would like to try and set up an annual New Eden-wide event, open to all! The event will be called Vincere aut Mori (VaM) or “Win or Die” and will basically be a “Mad Max” style race across New Eden; complete with the scum of the galaxy (that’s you guys and girls) attempting to stop them.
I have given this a lot of thought and am well past the initial planning stage but before I pull the trigger on some of the wider marketing and concrete ideas, wondered if there was even appetite for setting it up given there is no point putting in the work and effort if nobody wants to participate. Is this something people would be interested in?
The event would have an entry fee (I’m thinking 600M ISK) to help grow the prize pool but initially I have received confirmation of a 50B ISK donation to get it started and generate interest.
Before you all call “SCAM!” I agree, there is no way I can prove to you this isn’t a scam but hopefully the effort I put into this (and the fact it isn’t) will be enough to generate interest in at least a few of you. I am also not very well known in EvE but I would like to think I know a few respected people in the EvE community for them to vouch for me. They will tell you I am a penis…. but hopefully an honest one. I also appreciate that the first year may be a little light on participants for this (trusting it isn’t a scam) reason but hopefully we can get past that and, if people want/enjoy it, it can grow into something bigger (“Phrasing”).
A website is currently under construction and will provide updates, rules, information etc but until then, here is a “straw man” that summarises some key points.
Vincere aut Mori MMXVIII
The rules are simple; visit target systems in the correct order as quickly as possible by whatever means necessary.
Vincere aut Mori (VaM) is a player organised race that sees participants race across New Eden with the hope of securing a share of the prize pool. The main aim of VaM is to establish an annual event designed to bring the New Eden community together, generate content, make a few capsuleers a bit richer and of course, provide the winners with much needed ammunition to throw in the faces of their rivals across reddit.
Entry fee per pilot is 600,000,000ISK and only registered participants will be considered for a share of the prize pool. However, this does not mean participants can’t take assistance form others to help them succeed. Examples of “assistance” could include Corp mates camping gates of known systems to prevent other participants from reaching a checkpoint or web their friends into a faster warp, providing jump bridges for Corp mates or even searching target systems to provide “warp ins” to shortcut wormholes. In honesty though, there are probably many more ways participants could be helped and it is down to those helping to get creative.
Pay-outs will be taken from an initial prize pool and then percentage of entry fees. Given I have no idea how many participants to expect I cannot guess what the total prize fund will be but an initial donation of 50B ISK has been promised if it goes ahead. Further “sponsorship deals” (aka donations) are of course appreciated and will be added to the prize pool. Pay-outs will be made using the following breakdown (sorry for crappy formatting. All prizes a minimum amount won based on 50B):
1st 22.5% 11.25B 2nd 15% 7.5B 3rd 10% 5B 4th 8% 4B 5th 7.5% 3.75B 6th 7% 3.5B 7th 6.5% 3.25B 8th 6% 3B 9th 5.5% 2.75B 10th 5% 2.5B 11th Entry fee returned + 2.5% 1.85B 12th Entry fee returned + 2% 1.6B 13th Entry fee returned + 1.5% 1.35B 14th Entry fee returned + 1% 1.1B 15th Entry fee returned 600M Last 1 Veldspar N/A N/A
Participants will be asked to register on our TripWire server and data will be used to track times and the order of systems to ensure the correct participant is awarded the correct prize. This information will also be published (removing all AWOX information) ensuring transparency.
That takes part of the “making a few capsuleers a bit richer” part so now to the content generation.
The race will take place on the Tranquillity server. I have no idea what tactics will be employed in attempts to win but I can tell you the route will force pilots into areas of High, Low and Null security space, allowing for anyone wanting to ruin the day of participants the chance to do exactly that.
A participant list will be published well in advance of the event so watch lists can be created or some of the more aggressive among you can get those War Decs in place to blap participants in High Security space. Participants will be given the route plenty of time before it is made public but that doesn’t stop participants sharing the route with their Corp mates or even (if they wanted) leaking the whole route to New Eden. An official release of the route will be published 1 week before the event, allowing those wanting to stage operations in checkpoint systems the chance to do so.
There is no limit to the amount of ships participants may use to complete the race.
There are no hull class (except those imposed by CONCORD) restrictions participants may use to complete the race.
There is no limit to the number of times a participant can be “podded”.
Feel free to troll, call me a liar or post the obligatory “in before the……” or “Seems legit” comments but for those interested I would be keen to see what appetite there is for setting something like this up.
“……and that’s all I have to say about that….”