Europa Universalis 4 Wiki:Contest

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Poster for ‘The Cossacks’.

The wiki ran a contest starting on 2015-12-01 when The Cossacks expansion was released, and ending at 2015-12-12 at 2000 CET.

Prizes

Users can enter the contest by contributing to the wiki during that time span. Various actions give raffle tickets; the more tickets one amassed, the more likely one is to win. Fixed prizes are also given out to the top three contributors by number of tickets

The three users with the most tickets will each get a discount voucher for the Paradox Web Store. This can be used for any combination of digital goods in a single transaction, but cannot be applied to physical goods:

  • 1st place gets a 75% off voucher
  • 2nd place gets a 50% off voucher
  • 3rd place gets a 25% off voucher

Further winners will be selected using a random number generator. The prizes will be drawn in the order listed below. An entrant's chance of winning is proportional to the number of tickets they've obtained. The top three contributors by number of tickets are also entered in the raffle.

A total of 10 prizes will be raffled off:

  • 5 copies of the Crusader Kings II base game (raffled individually)
  • 5 copies of the Hearts of Iron 3 Collection (raffled individually)

It is not possible to win more than one copy of each game, but it is possible to win both.

Winners

Three users were awarded Paradox Webstore discount vouchers for having the most tickets:

  1. Puchacz || 135
  2. Stigni || 81
  3. Bl0wf1sh || 58

Five users won Crusader Kings II in the raffle:

  1. Karimjebari‎ (3 tickets)
  2. Puchacz (135 tickets)
  3. Uzzaman‎ (6 tickets)
  4. 00CloughRN (3 tickets)
  5. TyberFen25 (2 tickets)

Five users won the Hearts of Iron 3 Collection in the raffle:

  1. Cragspyder‎ (25 tickets)
  2. AlienPlanDelta‎ (3 tickets)
  3. SolSys (49 tickets)
  4. Bl0wf1sh (58 tickets)
  5. Dark Kain (15 tickets)

Rules and guidelines

  • All entrants must register an account on the wiki; anonymous edits are not counted unless they can be clearly connected to a registered user (E.G., in cases where the user was accidentally logged out)
  • Only edits after the start of the contest count
  • The entrant must have access to the email address they've defined for their account, as prizes will be sent via email. Note that by default the Paradox Account email address is used
  • Any vandalism will cause all raffle tickets earned by the entrant to be forfeit
  • The Paradox Wikis administrator (Meneth) decides whether a raffle ticket has been earned based on the guidelines below. For the first three days (ending at 23:59 on 2015-12-03) and last two days (starting at 00:01 on 2015-12-11) of the contest, Paradox Wikis moderator Dauth will hand out tickets
  • Entrants should read the style guidelines in order to ensure their edits are up to the wiki's standards
  • Moderators cannot enter the contest, halfops are eligible to enter
  • Any action on the list undertaken between the release of The Cossacks and the end of the contest will earn tickets.

Earning tickets

A large variety of tasks will earn you tickets; everything from updating pages, to writing strategies, to modding information, to creating pages on new features. All tasks are listed below.

In the cases of below the amboxes are as follows {{rewrite}}, {{cleanup}}, {{copy edit}}, {{expand}} and {{stub}}.

Multiple ticket contributions

The tasks below are highly specific tasks that provide a solid number of tickets compared to the effort involved due to being especially important to the wiki.

Late contest bonus tickets

Event mechanisms:

6 tickets (doubled from 3) for an accurate and up to date description of both MTTH (currently outdated) and Pulse (no current information) event mechanisms

Espionage

10 tickets (up from a total of 7) for updating the Espionage page and adding information about the new Study Technology and Agitate for Liberty actions.

Production

10 tickets (up from a total of 7) for updating the Production page and all figures shown on the page.

Personal union

8 tickets (increased from 5) to fully improve this page

Especially old pages:

The wiki has three especially old pages that we'd like updated. This is mentioned in the "generic" section, but is repeated up here for visibility. The tickets will only be counted once despite being in both sections. The ticket numbers listed are the # received from making sure all sections and the page as a whole is up to date.

The pages:

  • Army - 12 tickets (tables that are fetched by template are not expected to be updated)
  • Land warfare - 6 tickets (tables that are fetched by template are not expected to be updated)
  • Mapuche - 3 tickets

Diplomacy:

2 tickets for writing a section detailing the threaten war diplomatic action, along with the factors used to come to a decision

Score system:

2 tickets for detailing the general mechanics of victory cards

2 tickets for listing all victory card types and how they function

Map:

3 tickets for detailing the new random new world mechanics, including tiles and scenarios

2 tickets for detailing the dynamic province names and trade nodes in the random new world

3 tickets for detailing the new area and region system

1 ticket for describing the new map modes

3 tickets for a table describing each colour on each map mode and what they mean

Nation designer:

3 tickets for detailing the updates to the nation designer

Culture:

3 tickets for detailing the new culture change mechanics

User interface:

2 tickets for solving all issues down to but not including Ingame screen, this means no outstanding ambox requests

3 tickets for solving all remaining issues from Ingame screen and below except Country interface, this means no outstanding ambox requests, this does include the Province interface section, this includes the new macrobuilder improvements

4 tickets for new Class A page on country interface, with a section for each tab and a short descriptive table on the User interface page. This means no outstanding ambox requests (3 tickets for class B + table)

Land warfare:

3 tickets for solving all issues down to but not including Forts

3 tickets for solving all issues from Forts onwards, this includes the new Zone of control mechanics

Event mechanisms:

3 tickets for an accurate and up to date description of both MTTH (currently outdated) and Pulse (no current information) event mechanisms

Claim:

2 tickets for a section about acquiring temporary claims from missions/events/decisions, with a list of all non-country specific missions/events/decisions that provide temporary claims.

Interface modding:

4 tickets for writing a page detailing how to edit the user interface

Trade company modding:

3 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new trade companies and modify existing ones

Casus belli modding:

3 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new casus belli and modify existing ones

1 ticket for also having a short section on editing war goals

Defines modding:

2 ticket for writing a page detailing how to modify defines, including how to override defines from the defines folder rather than editing defines.lua directly

1 tickets for every 40 defines listed and explained in the defines table

Estate modding:

3 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new estates and modify existing ones

Random New World modding:

3 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new RNW tiles

Government modding:

3 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new government types and modify existing ones

Parliament modding:

3 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new parliamentary issues and modify existing ones

Rebel modding:

3 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new rebel types and modify existing ones

Random new world tile modding:

2 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new tiles, using Poh's file for reference

Trade node modding:

3 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new trade nodes and modify existing ones

Modifier modding:

4 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new modifiers (triggered, static, opinion, and event) and modify existing ones

Modding navbox:

2 tickets for creating a modding navbox and adding to all modding pages

Finished tasks

Tasks that have been completed in their entirety are moved here for posterity.

Steppe hordes:

2 tickets for writing a section detailing the horde unity mechanic

2 tickets for writing a section detailing the razing mechanic

2 tickets for writing a section detailing the syncretic faith mechanic

Revanchism:

3 tickets for detailing the general mechanics of revanschism

Diplomatic feedback:

4 tickets for detailing the mechanics of provinces of interest, attitude, trust, and favors

Subject interaction:

3 tickets for writing a section detailing the grant province and grant core/claim actions for subject nations

Permanent claims:

2 tickets for detailing the differences between claims and permanent claims

Espionage:

2 tickets for updating the Espionage page and adding information about the new Study Technology and Agitate for Liberty actions.

Distribute spoils:

2 tickets for detailing the new Distribute spoils mechanism

Native policies:

2 tickets for detailing the new native polices

Estates:

3 tickets for detailing the general mechanics of estates

3 tickets for listing all estates and their direct effects and interactions

3 tickets for creating an estates events page with all estate-related events, using the {{event}} for each event

Culture modding:

3 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new cultures and modify existing ones

Policy modding:

3 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new policies and modify existing ones

Commands/conditions:

3 tickets (combined) for adding sections on scripted effects and triggers

4+ ticket contributions

All pages in this list will award a minimum of 4 tickets for pages fixed up to at least B standard with no outstanding ambox requests

2+ ticket contributions

Specific

  • Add a guide for any of the Hard, Very Hard or Insane Achievements, which is assessed as B-class or above without any outstanding ambox requests

Generic

  • Improving an article by such an extent that it is reassessed at a higher level. See Category:Articles by quality for information on how assessment works
  • Adding a strategy guide to a page in Category:Needs strategy guide. Note that the strategy guide must either be your own work, or another person's work used with permissions and significantly reworked to comply with the wiki's style guidelines
  • Write a page about an important modding concept
  • Other significant improvements to the wiki

One ticket edits

Specific

  • Properly describe two conditions in the "unsorted" section of the conditions page. This includes putting them in the appropriate table(s) and filling out "type" and "description"
  • Add two missing scopes to the scopes page. This includes putting them in the appropriate table(s) and filling out "new scope", "type" and "description"
  • Add two missing commands to the commands page. This includes filling out "effect", "how to use", any caveats, and "scope" for commands that go in "other scopes"

Generic

  • Ensure that two pages are up to date. See outdated pages for a list of potentially outdated articles. If no changes are necessary for the page to be considered up to date, a justification must be written in the edit summary or on its Talk page. If the page is versioned for 1.10 or 1.11, updating it is worth 50% more (updating 4 pages will give 3 tickets). Updating a page for 1.9 or older is worth 300% more (updating 1 page will give 2 tickets).
  • Update four outdated page sections. See outdated pages for a list of potentially outdated articles. Most of these are versioned by section. If no changes are necessary for the section to be considered up to date, a justification must be written in the edit summary or on the page's Talk page. If the section is versioned for 1.10 or 1.11, updating it is worth 50% more (updating 8 sections will give 3 tickets). If the section is versioned for 1.9 or older, updating it is worth 300% more (updating 1 section will give 1 ticket). An outdated image is worth the same as an outdated section of the same age. Note that when the section is up to date the section versioning should not be removed, but rather set to "1.14". This will make it stop displaying until 1.15 is released.
  • Update 10 infoboxes. See outdated pages for a list of potentially outdated articles. Many of these include versioned infoboxes. If no changes are necessary for the infobox to be considered up to date, a justification must be written in the edit summary or on the page's Talk page. If the infobox is versioned for 1.10 or 1.11, updating it is worth 50% more (updating 20 infoboxes will give 3 tickets). Note that when the infobox is up to date the infobox versioning should not be removed, but rather set to "1.14". This will make it stop displaying until 1.15 is released.
  • Correcting 5-10 (depending on rework needed) spelling, grammar, or minor factual mistakes on the wiki. Note that British vs. American English does not count
  • Replacing a 192x128 flag with 800x533 versions or above, to a max of 1000x666. The replacement must not be upscaled, and must be similar to the in-game flag. Note that only flags that have emblems or similar will count, as simple geometric shapes do not see any real improvement from higher resolution. You can see all flags here at the size normally used on the wikis. If it doesn't look bad on there, replacing it will not give a ticket. Note that only users with at least one edit that have been registered for at least 10 minutes can upload images

Reporting completion

For most of the above, no report of the action is necessary. A descriptive edit summary is enough. Please only contact Meneth about tickets if you've got any complaints about the # of tickets given, if 72 or more hours after your actions you've yet to receive any tickets, or for the circumstances described below. Questions about anything else are welcome at any time and will be answered as soon as possible.

Correction of spelling/grammar mistakes has to be reported to Meneth. This can be done at User talk:Meneth. Simply state that you believe you've fixed enough issues, and Meneth will check your edit history.

If you believe you have made a significant contribution ("Other significant improvements to the wiki"), or that your ticket-earning contributions have been missed, this can be reported at User talk:Meneth.

All earned tickets are be listed below on a per-user basis. There is no need to notify Meneth that one is entering the contest (except for the specific contributions mentioned above); it is assumed everyone wants a chance at winning a prize.

Earned tickets

Fractional tickets are only used for accounting progress towards an entrant's next ticket. In the raffle, ticket numbers are always rounded down.

User Tickets earned
00CloughRN 3
123e55 1
65001 1.5
Ailure 1
AlexSSB 6
AlienPlanDelta‎ 3
Alphathon 1
Basileios Makedon 6
Bigboyfc5 8
Bl0wf1sh 58
Bloneapart 0.5
BourbonKid 0.5
Cragspyder‎ 25
Cousjath 6
Christopholes 3
DaDerpyDude 0.5
Dark Kain 15
D0ct0rJ 0.25
Docfrance 6
Dragon6534 6.75
Erthbison 0.5
Erthzeid 2
Eset‎ 2
Gnostek 1
Guzjohnson 13
Hairy Dude 26
Hellio‎ 3
Hiimnotcrazy 1
Isaios 1
Johnny0964 1
Karimjebari‎ 3
KiwisFly13 2
Kraal Rokviente 1
Loves Muffins 1
Moyang 1
Nixxquality 5
Orange1861 1
Morosaurus 0.5
Oscree 1
Phibs 3.5
Politic Revolutionnaire 13
ProCivili 1
Puchacz 135
Pyroclastic‎ 3
Raefniz 2
Rendiggy 2.5
Richyard‎ 1
Rho 4
Runtyrebel 1
SDzv 6
SolSys 49
Spacefire 0.5
Stigni 81
Todenpuhuja 9
Tre3qwerty 35
TyberFen25 2
Uzzaman‎ 6
Vaximillian 3.5
Vetgirig 8
Xyloz 19
Zashline 1.5
Zraith 13
Zerosius 1
Total 618.5