SOELIEN-TWA announces dueling judges! Post by J. MacKinlay

The development team decided that it would be far better to let the players and those people on Facebook and Twitter who have been following Takamo Universe to have a say in judging the contest.

SOELIEN-TWA announces dueling judges! Post by J. MacKinlay

Postby vemlich » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:47 pm

A number of you have expressed concern to me over the movement from a judged contest to a people's choice. Also was of concern was a delay in the awards. This kind of took me for a loop as well so I've brought in a replacement judge, and will double the amount given out.

What this means... The replacement judge will be reading all entries this afternoon and tomorrow and a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner will be sent their awards of 32,000 / 16,000 /8,000 RUs respectively on Friday. The judged winners will not be announced until the People's choice winners are announced, as to not bias the votes. Upon the people's choice awards being announced the SOELIEN-TWA Mining Corp will pay an additional 32,000 / 16,000 / 8,000 RUs for 1st / 2nd / 3rd that the readers have chosen. Hopefully this will keep the spirit of the competition with how it was originally envisioned and just add to the amount you can win. Just remember though, the favourites of the judge might not be the favourites of the readers. I'll bet everyone that didn't have an entry wishes they had one now.

Now you might be wondering about the replacement judge. He is not a Takamo player, nor a former player. However he does know Science Fiction, having read literally thousands of Science Fiction books over the last 50 years. A former Royal Canadian Air Force reservist and teacher he has a BSc in Chemistry and a masters degree in education and was a doctoral candidate before retiring as a Superintendant of Schools. I have asked him to rate the stories focusing on subject, readability, and interest rather than grammer. In other words as a reader rather than as a teacher. Ohhh.... and I call him "dad".


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