I'm pleased to announce the launch of our new ggFTW Contributor Awards program! As many of you know, we're building out our games database to become more competitive in the MMORPG list arena. To do this, we need to augment our games pages with guides and reviews.
In the past, we ran a compensation-based system for reviews that failed because the administrative burden was too high and PayPal cost too much to deal in small transactions. We've created a simpler, easier-to-manage system that recognizes members for contributing to ggFTW in terms of guides and game reviews!
How to Participate:
It's simple -- either write a guide or a review for a game in our MMORPG Games Database. Yes, you can use a guide you've already written in our forums provided it's current and accurate. For reviews, please ensure you include a 1-10 rating for the game as review ratings will now count 3x the value of normal "click-to-rate" ratings. Reviews should be limited to around 500 words. I'm not going to put a cap on guides but please remember readability when submitting your guide. If it's too long people won't read it!
For reviews, submit your review via e-mail to contact [at] gavist [dot] com. For guides, either submit as reviews or e-mail us a link to your forum thread. If you use images, please include the full-size image as an attachment as well. We can't pull images easily from a word document!
What you get:
You'll receive 10 points for every review or guide submitted. If you're the first to submit a review or a guide for a game, you'll receive 30 points for that submission! The points will translate to a contributor level:
Members attaining ggFTW Legend status will receive a permanent premium subscription to ggFTW. This mean no banner ads for you - ever (and other cool things we may add to Premium in the future).
The awards will display in a unique area of the forum postbit:
We look forward to seeing your guides and reviews! Please ensure your guides and reviews are your original work. Plagiarism is unethical and at best case will result in removal of your guide or review and revocation of points. At worst case it could lead to a ban :(
If you don't see us adding your guide or review immediately don't worry -- we're working out some changes to the games database to allow game info pages to display the guides and reviews and account for ratings and points.