Europa Universalis 4 Wiki:Contest

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Poster for ‘Rights of Man’.

The wiki ran a contest starting on 2016-10-11 when the Rights of Man expansion is released, and ending at 2016-10-22 at 2000 CEST.

Prizes

Contest avatar

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 (limited to at most one copy of each individual product) in a single transaction, but cannot be applied to physical goods:

  • 1st place gets a 90% off voucher - Won by Romaoplays (425 tickets)
  • 2nd place gets a 75% off voucher - Won by Philadelphus (303 tickets)
  • 3rd place gets a 50% off voucher - Won by Barykker (112 tickets)

They will also receive a special forum avatar and icon (Wiki contest icon.png). These are unique to major wiki contributors.

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 12 prizes will be raffled off:

  • 4 copies of the Crusader Kings II Gold (raffled individually) - Won by Romaoplays (425 tickets), Philadelphus (303 tickets), Tr3qwerty (24 tickets), and Dj09ou (18 tickets)
  • 4 copies of the Hearts of Iron 3 base game (raffled individually) - Won by Romaoplays (425 tickets), Philadelphus (303 tickets), Neondt (17 tickets), and Barykker (112 tickets)
  • 4 copies of the Victoria 2 Collection (raffled individually) - Won by Romaoplays (425 tickets), Frozen Spook (24 tickets), 123e55 (66 tickets), and Barykker (112 tickets)

(Crusader Kings II Gold consists of Crusader Kings II and the following DLC: Dynasty Shields, The Mongols, Ruler Designer, Songs of Albion, Songs of Faith, Songs of Holy Land)

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

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)
  • 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
  • If you have changed the email address of your Paradox Account since registering on the Paradox Wikis, you should update your email address on the wikis. Otherwise, it may take longer than normal for you to receive your prize(s) if you were to win
  • Only edits after the start of the contest count
  • Any vandalism will cause all raffle tickets earned by the entrant to be forfeit
  • Paradox Wikis moderator Dauth decides whether a raffle ticket has been earned based on the guidelines below. Between the start of the contest and 23:59 CEST 2016-10-13 Paradox Wikis half-operator SolSys will be awarding tickets
  • Entrants should read the style guidelines in order to ensure their edits are up to the wiki's standards. Edit summaries are encouraged, but not required except where otherwise specified
  • Administrators and Moderators cannot enter the contest
  • To prevent a conflict of interest, halfops are discouraged from editing the contest page
  • Any action on the list undertaken between the release of Rights of Man 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.

Anything that involves the creation of a new page or section assumes that the resulting page is rated B or above, and has no resulting ambox requests ({{rewrite}}, {{cleanup}}, {{copy edit}}, {{expand}} and {{stub}}).

Any task that gives "at minimum" a number of tickets can give more than that number if the quality and/or thoroughness of the writing is higher than expected.

The first three tasks give more tickets the more outdated the page/section/infobox is. The base ticket amount is multiplied according to the following table:

Version Multiplier
1.16 & 1.17 1
1.14 & 1.15 2
1.12 & 1.13 4
1.10 & 1.11 8
  • Ensure that 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. This gives a base amount of 1 ticket per page updated
  • Ensure that page sections are up to date. See outdated sections for a list of pages with potentially outdated sections. 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. This gives a base amount of 0.25 ticket per section updated. Note that when the section is up to date the section versioning should not be removed, but rather set to "1.18". This will make it stop displaying until 1.19 is released.
  • Ensure that infoboxes are up to date. See outdated infoboxes for a list of pages with potentially outdated 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. This gives a base amount of 1 ticket per 10 infoboxes updated. Note that when the infobox is up to date the versioning should not be removed, but rather set to "1.18". This will make it stop displaying until 1.19 is released.
  • 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. This gives at minimum 2 tickets
  • 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. This gives at minimum 2 tickets
  • Write a page about an important modding concept. This gives at minimum 4 tickets
  • Other improvements to the wiki give tickets based on the judgement of the person assigning tickets. Content additions, structure improvements, and grammar improvements are prime examples of contributions that'd fall under this

Mechanics pages

Mechanics pages are worth more than other pages to update, the changes and rewards are shown below.

Page Version Required changes Tickets breakdown Total tickets
Advisor 1.18 Update to 1.18, update images or remove, change formulas to latex 3 for formulas (in example) 3
Alliance 1.18 Update formulae and remove background, update images 2 for formulae, 2 for images doubled 8
Areas, Regions, Superregions 1.16 Update to 1.18 2 tickets doubled 4
Army 1.16 Update to 1.18, remove indent for formulae 8 tickets for update, 2 for style doubled 20
Canal 1.14 Update to 1.18 4 tickets doubled 8
Casus belli 1.12 Update to 1.18 9 tickets doubled 18
Claim 1.14 Update to 1.18, link to generic events/decisions/missions which give claims do not list country specific ones, fix reference error 3 tickets, 3 for events/decisions/missions, 1 for error fix doubled 14
Colonization 1.16 Update to 1.18 3 tickets doubled 6
Condottieri 1.16 Update to 1.18 2 tickets doubled 4
Diplomacy 1.12 Update to 1.18 11 tickets doubled 22
Diplomatic feedback 1.14 Update to 1.18 4 tickets doubled 8
Discipline 1.15 Update to 1.18 3 tickets doubled 6
Espionage 1.18 Update to 1.18, add in study technology 1 tickets for example images (top bar / right list), 2 for study technology doubled 6
Events Timeless Detail on mechanisms of triggered and pulse events 8 tickets doubled 16
Factions 1.18 Detail how the factions mechanics work and add tables for bonus for increasing/decreasing influence 4 for mechanics, 4 for tables doubled 16
Government 1.13 Update to 1.18, add new Ottoman and Prussian Governments 19 for updates, quadrupled 76
Holy Roman Empire 1.12 Update to 1.18 15 tickets doubled 30
Idea groups 1.16 Update to 1.18 3 tickets doubled 6
Land units 1.17 Update to 1.18, update images 1 for update, 1 for images doubled 4
Land warfare 1.13 Update to 1.18, correct style mistakes 13 for update, 2 for style fixes doubled 30
Military leader 1.12 Update to 1.18 12 for update doubled 24
Military tradition 1.12 Update to 1.18, fix formulae 10 for update, 2 for formula fix, doubled 24
Naval units 1.15 Update to 1.18 6 tickets doubled 12
Naval warfare 1.18 Update to 1.18, detail engagement width and describe setting naval missions, add formulae for target selection, hull damage and morale damage 3 tickets for update, 4 for engagement width, 4 for naval missions, 4 for formula for target selection, 4 for formula for hull damage, 4 for formula for morale damage, tripled 69
Navy 1.16 Update to 1.18 7 tickets doubled 14
Overextension 1.16 Update to 1.18 6 tickets doubled 12
Policies 1.17 Update to 1.18 2 tickets doubled 4
Power projection 1.18 Update to 1.18, remove incorrect information 1 tickets (for missing info), 2 for improved presentation doubled 6
Production 1.16 Update to 1.18 2 tickets doubled 4
Protectorate 1.16 Update to 1.18 2 tickets for update doubled 4
Province 1.15 Update to 1.18, detail winters properly Winters 2 tickets, update 6 tickets, doubled 16
Raid Coasts 1.18 Expand with efficiency calculations and expected revenue 2 for calculations, 2 for expected revenue, doubled 8
Random New World 1.17 Update to 1.18, add in new tiles 2 for update, 2 for new tiles, doubled 8
Relations 1.15 Update to 1.18, remove you and your and put into third person, 4 for update, doubled 8
Religion 1.14 Update to 1.18 9 for update doubled 18
Religions and denominations 1.15 Update to 1.18, add in new Coptic mechanics (describe holy sites and current owners), rearrange South American/Mesoamerican religions to match page style and describe religious reforms in dedicated section 1 for Coptic (add holy site provinces + owners), 4 for Fetishist, 4 for South American/Mesoamerican changes, 17 for update doubled 36
Ruler 1.18 Update to 1.18, Queens, abdication and disinheriting 1 tickets (for missing info) 1
Sailors 1.18 Add in detail on sailors per province 1 for detail on sailors per province, doubled 2
Score system 1.17 Update to 1.18 2 tickets doubled 4
Subject nation 1.18 Update to 1.18 add Military focus for subjects, add view subject's information, add build/develop in subjects 1 tickets (for missing info) 1
Tax 1.14 Update to 1.18, Move TOC above formula, removed indent and background colour from formula 6 tickets doubled 12
Territories and states 1.16 Update to 1.18 2 for update, doubled 4
Trade 1.12 Update to 1.18, update images, remove background from formulae, rewrite using information on talk page 15 for update text, 6 for rewrite, 1 for formulae, 1 for images, doubled 46
Trade company 1.14 Update to 1.18, update image 5 for update, 2 for image, doubled 14
Triggered modifiers 1.16 Update to 1.18 1 ticket, doubled 2
Warfare 1.16 Update to 1.18 5 tickets, doubled 10
War exhaustion 1.17 Update to 1.18 2 tickets, doubled 4

High value tasks

These tasks are of high importance to the wiki and as such are worth more than their components would be.

Interface updates and controls

Rights of Man/1.18

A number of features are introduced or changed in patch 1.18. Having info on this is highly important to the wiki, and is thus highly rewarded compared to the effort involved:

  • Ruler personalities - 8 tickets
  • Native reform mechanic - describe how reforming as a native has been changed 4 tickets
  • New Culture mechanics - 8 tickets
  • A section on the ruler page about the "abdicate" function - 2 tickets
  • A section on the ruler page about the "disinherit" function - 2 tickets
  • Ottoman Government mechanics - 2 tickets
  • Prussian Government mechanics - 2 tickets
  • View subject's information - 2 tickets
  • Build and develop in subjects - 2 tickets
  • Minimap updates - 2 tickets
  • Bodycount feature - 2 tickets
  • Strengthen Government - 2 tickets
  • Abandon personal union - 2 tickets
  • Ghost option in multiplayer - 2 tickets

Old page updates

There are a number of very outdated pages on the wiki. The prizes for updating them are listed below. Note that mechanics pages which are outdated are instead listed above. These values have been quadrupled from their original value.

Page Reward
Mod structure 32
Scopes 68

Style rewrites

There are several pages on the wiki which have been tagged as rewrites. This means the page has several issues which are against the style guide. The tickets below do not include bonuses for updating a page so an entrant will be awarded more tickets if they update the page too.

Page Reward
Portugal 7
Raja of the Rajput Reich‎ 10
Trade 16

Flag images

Some of the flags are low resolution and high resolution (800x533 to 1000x667) ones are desired. This is not the same as stretching the image (see the history of File:Apache.png for an example of what not to do). Each flag uploaded with correct copyright is worth 1 ticket.

Reporting completion

For most of the above, no report of the action is necessary. A descriptive edit summary is enough. Please only contact Dauth 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.

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:Dauth.

All earned tickets are be listed below on a per-user basis. There is no need to notify Dauth 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.

Notes
  • When updating a section remember to also mark the new versioning.
  • When updating old articles refer to changes from past patches as well (not just the last one).
User Tickets earned
123e55 66
Akmych 4
AlexSSB‎ 4
Argonne 4
Atwix 8
Bluend 1
Barykker 112
Cragspyder 2
Daniel060 4
DarkEnergy 9
Dj09ou 18
Evil4Zerggin 6
Frozen Spook 24
FrogCrusher‎ 6
Gonya 4
Guzjohnson 9
Jackoblades 4
Karimjebari 3
Kcraal 9
Kirell 1
Iannar‎ 2
Kraal Rokviente 3
Leo Boon 13
Mange98 4
Mengxy 2
Millionsaur 8
Mjang99116 9
Neondt 17
Nixxquality 1
Orange1861 8
Philadelphus 303
Pinpinolo 2
Pyroclastic 5
RandomBrony99 3
Rendiggy 10
Rituro 3
Romaoplays 425
Silver Wizard 19
SirGregMac‎ 1
Superclash89 5
Thaif 13
The Waycaster 1
Tre3qwerty 24
UserID 16
Vetgirig‎ 109
Warmowed 5
Yuuma 13
Total 1322