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Scapes
04-30-2014, 09:48 PM
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Let's start off by expressing our sincere thanks to the more than 2500 participants who entered our first ArcheAge contest ever! This was a much bigger response than we'd even hoped and we'll definitely be hosting more contests soon. As we mentioned in the original thread (http://forums.archeagegame.com/showthread.php?2846-ArcheAge-Alpha-Caption-Contest) of the caption contest, we've increased the number of winners to ten, each of whom will receive an invitation to join Alpha.

As a reminder, here's the screenshot participants were challenged to caption:


http://www.archeagegame.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ArcheAge-Alpha-Caption-Contest-Screenshot_small.jpg (http://www.archeagegame.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ArcheAge-Alpha-Caption-Contest-Screenshot.jpg)

And the winners alphabetically, along with their winning entries:

bobbylastname (http://forums.archeagegame.com/showthread.php?2846-ArcheAge-Alpha-Caption-Contest&p=45755&viewfull=1#post45755)

Blacksmith: "Aah, that sword is one of the greatest creations in all the lands-forged in the fires of a thousand mages and doused with a barrel of dragon's blood!"
Swordsman: "Yes, that's great and all but-"
Blacksmith: "Even the mightiest foe would tremble before you as you wielded such a magnificent blade of such wondrous craftsmanship!"
Swordsman: "But does it come in red?"
Blacksmith: "Get out."

Danimite (http://forums.archeagegame.com/showthread.php?2846-ArcheAge-Alpha-Caption-Contest&p=48791&viewfull=1#post48791)

Swordsman: "BEHOLD, I HAVE SLAIN THE GHOST KING AND TAKEN HIS MIGHTY BLADE FROM HIS BLOOD-SODDEN CORPSE!"
Blacksmith: "It looks like it rolled some bad stats. It's basically useless for endgame content and you should try for a different drop."
Swordsman: "My immersion is dead..."
Blacksmith: "That didn't drop anything useful either."

Dashiepooh (http://forums.archeagegame.com/showthread.php?2846-ArcheAge-Alpha-Caption-Contest&p=43967&viewfull=1#post43967)

"I could have made a better sword, but Oran'Thul stole all my trade packages."

Dridden (http://forums.archeagegame.com/showthread.php?2846-ArcheAge-Alpha-Caption-Contest&p=54504&viewfull=1#post54504)

"Hey, I need my sword fixed, it does this every time an orc is nearby."

Faye (http://forums.archeagegame.com/showthread.php?2846-ArcheAge-Alpha-Caption-Contest&p=43744&viewfull=1#post43744)

"There was once a man in armor all red
and in his heart he was full of such dread
his new sword was colored blue
now his wardrobe was askew
it had cost him more than a dragon's head."

Pashtarot (http://forums.archeagegame.com/showthread.php?2846-ArcheAge-Alpha-Caption-Contest&p=45702&viewfull=1#post45702)

A strong warrior whose armor was red
came one morning bringing out his new blade
bragging about how brave he was
in a quiet village where no one ever goes.

"Hello black-smith! he suddenly said,
Look at this blade I've recently made
and which is way better than what you can get
since it saved me a thousand times yet."

"Your sword has saved you in a thousand ways
but thousands of mine saved more than one life.
They certainly are less stunning than yours
but their value surely is the peace we are living in..."

PraxAJ (http://forums.archeagegame.com/showthread.php?2846-ArcheAge-Alpha-Caption-Contest&p=44912&viewfull=1#post44912)

"Thanks for cleaning the blood off my sword, now for the armor."

SweetTart (http://forums.archeagegame.com/showthread.php?2846-ArcheAge-Alpha-Caption-Contest&p=45740&viewfull=1#post45740)

"The label said if it's blue for more than four hours to see a blacksmith."

TheFlyingBlender (http://forums.archeagegame.com/showthread.php?2846-ArcheAge-Alpha-Caption-Contest&p=43499&viewfull=1#post43499)

An avid high-fantasy reader, this wasn't what Harold the Destroyer had meant by, "Make my sword look like Ice".

Vyr (http://forums.archeagegame.com/showthread.php?2846-ArcheAge-Alpha-Caption-Contest&p=42597&viewfull=1#post42597)

"I shall call it Bluetooth!" exclaimed Sir WiFi.

And an honorable mention:

hellboar (http://forums.archeagegame.com/showthread.php?2846-ArcheAge-Alpha-Caption-Contest&p=44111&viewfull=1#post44111)

"I don't think this is what they meant by 'enhance our security'."

We hope you enjoyed this contest and look forward to hosting more!

Darth Futuza
04-30-2014, 09:52 PM
Vyrs is probably my favorite. Congrats to the winners! Enjoy your alpha access!

Isarii
04-30-2014, 09:52 PM
Congrats to the winners!

Etrigan
04-30-2014, 09:53 PM
A job well done to all the winners, enjoy your alpha experience :)

Whoaness
04-30-2014, 09:53 PM
>_> damn, I didn't win, and I thought mine was good too.

Rekk
04-30-2014, 09:53 PM
Gratz to all the winners and thanks to Trion for hosting such events.....they provide a lot of entertain and sidesplitting laughter :)

Mental_Machine
04-30-2014, 09:53 PM
Congrats to everyone who has won!, i liked Dashiepooh's one the most.

Masterkami
04-30-2014, 09:54 PM
Grats to all the winners :D.. uhh there are 11.. yea 11.. oh well grats.. ohh Honorable mention. saw that late.. XD

Scapes
04-30-2014, 09:57 PM
>_> damn, I didn't win, and I thought mine was good too.

So did I! Judging was really really difficult.

Nalcetla
04-30-2014, 10:00 PM
Daah! Those were excellent! Congratulations, winners!!

Enzeru
04-30-2014, 10:00 PM
Poo, didn't win. Ah well. Thought mine was a little amusing at least. Oh well. :D

Whoaness
04-30-2014, 10:01 PM
So did I! Judging was really really difficult.

I guess the ladies didn't appreciate the "Whipped by Wife" part. ;_;

Darth Futuza
04-30-2014, 10:02 PM
I guess the ladies didn't appreciate the "Whipped by Wife" part. ;_;
Firecait. Can't forget about her, she be getting medieval on your hinnie.

LoganX
04-30-2014, 10:03 PM
Gratz to all the winners.

AlisaR
04-30-2014, 10:06 PM
Ha! I love sweetarts caption.

SixFigures
04-30-2014, 10:06 PM
congrats to the winners :D

Sylvi
04-30-2014, 10:07 PM
Just wondering, but will there be any other things like this contest that can give free alpha keys without buying the Founders Pack (besides the livestreams)?

Mr ZiGz
04-30-2014, 10:08 PM
congratz to the winners:p:p

Scapes
04-30-2014, 10:14 PM
Just wondering, but will there be any other things like this contest that can give free alpha keys without buying the Founders Pack (besides the livestreams)?

Yes, we also are inviting proactive community members producing ArcheAge fan projects to Alpha (see thread here (forums.archeagegame.com/showthread.php?3104-Tell-Us-about-Your-ArcheAge-Fan-Project!)). Note that posting to this thread does not guarantee access but does make us aware of your plans.

Whoaness
04-30-2014, 10:22 PM
Firecait. Can't forget about her, she be getting medieval on your hinnie.

I know the real reason. Mine wasn't picked because they knew I would buy Alpha anyway. ;_;
(This post is brought to you by KAPPA)

Danimite
04-30-2014, 10:23 PM
WOOOOOOOO! I'm so hype for this!

Thanks Scapes and crew!

SweetTart
04-30-2014, 10:25 PM
Wowwwwww! A most excellent surprise! Thank you :D

Ozium
04-30-2014, 10:30 PM
grats to winners but boo mine wasn't chosen.

Danimite
04-30-2014, 10:36 PM
Wowwwwww! A most excellent surprise! Thank you :D

Hey man, seeing as we're both new, wanna start up together? My download will be done in like... well... 5 hours... BUT IF WE END UP FINISHING AT THE SAME TIME, send me a message or w/e. My ign will be Danimite and I'll probably start west.

ZiggaWaTT
04-30-2014, 10:47 PM
bobbylastname's was hilarious! XD congratz to all the winners

Renzhen
04-30-2014, 10:59 PM
Congrats all! Hope to join you guys soon!

Greg the Mad
04-30-2014, 10:59 PM
But ... but I wanted to win. D: Damn you competition, and your better entries! Damn you! *shakes fist angrily at the sky*

Faye
04-30-2014, 11:14 PM
omggg so happy, thank you ♥

SweetTart
04-30-2014, 11:28 PM
Mine'll be a bit longer, but I will definitely find you once I get downloaded!

Slipperyjim8
05-01-2014, 12:09 AM
Okay that lord of the rings one was good.

Archaous
05-01-2014, 12:25 AM
I'll never get into alpha :(( Grats to the winners tho

SweetTart
05-01-2014, 01:11 AM
Ha! I love sweetarts caption.

Thank you :o

There were a lot of great entries. I really am amazed mine was picked!

Yooma
05-01-2014, 01:19 AM
Congrats to the winners :)

Dashiepooh
05-01-2014, 01:43 AM
Any way we can get an extra invite if we bought a founders pack before the winners were announced? Cause my invite just wen't to waste, would love to give it to a guildmate who doesn't have access.

Saya
05-01-2014, 02:09 AM
Gratz to all the winners!

Im just wondering if dutch people are able to participate in any of the contests.. cause its just a bit unfair as it is the only country not being able to win any alpha acces ( or anything else) esp since prob most students do not have to money to buy themselfs a pack

AcheronX
05-01-2014, 03:08 AM
Congratulations to all the Winners.
Lets hope there are bigger contests to follow in the coming days!



^_^

KUMI
05-01-2014, 03:16 AM
Grats to the winners!

Ike
05-01-2014, 03:34 AM
Gratz to all the winners!!!!

utterchaos
05-01-2014, 03:34 AM
My Zoolander reference one got no love lol....Grats to all that did get picked :)

StrejdaTom
05-01-2014, 03:49 AM
Congratulations to the winners. Had fun reading the captions. :))

Pashtarot
05-01-2014, 04:25 AM
Thank you all, thank you Trion and congratulations to the others ;)

m1sbhv
05-01-2014, 04:59 AM
So i didn't have any change to win because I am from Holland, good Trion, good

Hanza
05-01-2014, 05:30 AM
Congratulations winners! Hopefully all the people who didn't win will get their access in alpha or beta soon :)

Amanene13
05-01-2014, 05:38 AM
Congratz winners! ^_^

Sei
05-01-2014, 06:00 AM
I don't get the last one, enhance our security?

Spankandgank
05-01-2014, 06:02 AM
Congrats to all the funny people who won :-) Well deserved! Enjoy the Alpha! Find them bugs! :P

Hanza
05-01-2014, 07:08 AM
In the game whenever you pass a sentry they always say, "we need to enhance our security." ^.^

RedIris
05-01-2014, 07:59 AM
Congrats to all the winners! Enjoy the alpha!

sillywabbit
05-01-2014, 08:37 AM
""Hey, I need my sword fixed, it does this every time an orc is nearby."" post#1924

"Red Armor: "The orcs are near!" Smith: "This good for nothing sword can't tell me nothing!" LOTR Reference " post 49


"Thanks for cleaning the blood off my sword, now for the armor." post 920..

When i said i wanted to paint my armor red, with the blood of my foes! I did not mean literally... post 47


just a couple i see at first glance, it seems the contest is just in favor of delivery, half of the winners are native USA humor. The contest does not seem to take on-board foreign tongue or people with learning difficulties, shame Trion since the word go is aiming purely at a USA target audience. But that is just my opinion

I would love to see a shift towards EU countries, i would love to see a EU CM with our own forums.

KyubiChan
05-01-2014, 09:08 AM
Grats to the winners! I do like Vyr's caption lol. Sir wifi and his sword Bluetooth!

Ollie
05-01-2014, 09:17 AM
Congrats winners :D

FatMonk
05-01-2014, 09:49 AM
Grats to the winners. It would be nice if the "50 semifinalists" that Scapes mentioned on his Twitter page would receive beta invites.

Kallahai
05-01-2014, 10:02 AM
there goes my last chance to get into alpha. TT__TT

Oledirty
05-01-2014, 10:46 AM
Congratz to the winners!!!

Wiseman
05-01-2014, 11:12 AM
I didn't participate (not eligible to win:p), but I saw some captions that were more creative and funnier than most of these entries IMO.:confused:
( I recall one guy saying his wife had him using his labor points, so he couldn't work on the red guy's sword... and another about those actually being someone else's Christmas presents.)

Still..Congrats to the winners!!! :D:D:D

Whoaness
05-01-2014, 11:24 AM
I didn't participate (not eligible to win:p), but I saw some captions that were more creative and funnier than most of these entries IMO.:confused:
( I recall one guy saying his wife had him using his labor points, so he couldn't work on the red guy's sword... and another about those actually being someone else's Christmas presents.)

Still..Congrats to the winners!!! :D:D:D

;_; That first one about the wife was mine, bro. You just made me more sad.

Aseo
05-01-2014, 11:36 AM
Well, congratz.


just a couple i see at first glance, it seems the contest is just in favor of delivery, half of the winners are native USA humor. The contest does not seem to take on-board foreign tongue or people with learning difficulties, shame Trion since the word go is aiming purely at a USA target audience. But that is just my opinion

I would love to see a shift towards EU countries, i would love to see a EU CM with our own forums.


It is not new.

Rustle: AA Team EU ( French for me ) does not still exist...

Long live AA Russia, dont need to give 150$ for play.

Hanza
05-01-2014, 12:16 PM
there goes my last chance to get into alpha. TT__TT

Not yet! You can watch the stream today at 4:00 for a chance to be randomly selected for an alpha invite, and there are supposed to be more contests in the future ^.^ Don't worry my friend, you will have plenty of chances to get into both alpha and beta. *^.^*

Darth Futuza
05-01-2014, 12:27 PM
""Hey, I need my sword fixed, it does this every time an orc is nearby."" post#1924

"Red Armor: "The orcs are near!" Smith: "This good for nothing sword can't tell me nothing!" LOTR Reference " post 49


"Thanks for cleaning the blood off my sword, now for the armor." post 920..

When i said i wanted to paint my armor red, with the blood of my foes! I did not mean literally... post 47


just a couple i see at first glance, it seems the contest is just in favor of delivery, half of the winners are native USA humor. The contest does not seem to take on-board foreign tongue or people with learning difficulties, shame Trion since the word go is aiming purely at a USA target audience. But that is just my opinion

I would love to see a shift towards EU countries, i would love to see a EU CM with our own forums.
Of course, half of being funny is in the delivery. It doesn't matter what the joke is, if you can't tell it right, no one will laugh.

Bartender
05-01-2014, 12:59 PM
aww i tried hard, congratz to the winners i had a good laugh

Laxus
05-01-2014, 01:14 PM
I don't get the last one, enhance our security?

Its from the streamer named CohhCarnage.

Anyway grats to the winners!

ReiDoBanco
05-01-2014, 01:48 PM
...there wasnt a limit of five sentences?

Aseo
05-01-2014, 02:04 PM
...there wasnt a limit of five sentences?

2500 Participants / 5 chances to win :D

Fuffenstein
05-01-2014, 02:15 PM
Awww damn... really wanted one! thought i wrote a good one tho... anyways grats winners! :D

PsychoPunk
05-01-2014, 04:08 PM
Congratulations to the winners! you guys deserve it! was a funny read no doubt!
too bad my entry didn't win, hope that someone got a good chuckle out of it at the very least :p

Gonna buy the Archeum pack tomorrow, I just wish I could get my gf to play with me without having to shell out another 177$...

Kiahoga
05-01-2014, 04:14 PM
gratz to the winners

Katanaka
05-01-2014, 06:08 PM
Congrats winners ^ ^ i loved Faye's poem, :D.

Alastyn
05-01-2014, 06:12 PM
Congrat to the winners!!! Good job!

Bakemono
05-01-2014, 07:44 PM
ugh, I thought my entry was really good.

ArchmAge
05-01-2014, 07:46 PM
Sad day for many but a joyous day for the lucky 10 that won this contest. Congrats to the 10! My favorite is the lord of the rings reference.

jobznificent
05-01-2014, 09:04 PM
so comic is a caption ?... fokken ♥♥♥♥♥♥ed

Vexelfe
05-01-2014, 09:10 PM
Congratz to the winners! :)

Squiddy54
05-02-2014, 12:18 AM
Love the Lord of the Rings reference they deserved to win. But it really annoys me that people who didn't follow the rules still won.

Josileudo
05-02-2014, 06:19 AM
grats to winners xD

Liaku
05-02-2014, 06:54 AM
Wow, a lot of those are really terrible.

Pinkatron2000
05-02-2014, 07:05 AM
Congratulations guys!

Katsu
05-02-2014, 08:42 AM
Congratz to the winners! :D

Bakemono
05-02-2014, 11:07 AM
Love the Lord of the Rings reference they deserved to win. But it really annoys me that people who didn't follow the rules still won.

I believe since the reference was unoriginal and cliche - it didn't deserve to win.

Savage
05-02-2014, 12:18 PM
Congrats to all those that won! I really thought mine was good! Oh well waiting for the next contest!

Senpai noticed
05-02-2014, 12:34 PM
It's a shame not much of them are active on the forums D:

But congratulations anyway!

Galuhad
05-02-2014, 04:02 PM
haha some of those are really witty :) Congrats to all!

DevoKarasu
05-02-2014, 05:28 PM
Congratz to the winners :)

Rawasa
05-02-2014, 07:16 PM
Gratz to the winners!

Science the Pony
05-02-2014, 07:46 PM
Some good ones in there! Grats to the winners :)

Tetrahedon
05-02-2014, 09:13 PM
GZ to the winners! Definitely creative entries of yours ! Enjoy alpha, enjooooooooooy :D

AMcJV12
05-02-2014, 09:47 PM
I know you guys said that it was a caption contest only, but that .gif someone made that was a spoof of "Remember the Name" was awesome, and I think it deserves an honorable mention!

Lunayu
05-03-2014, 01:09 AM
mine was the best but I did it too late. Another Contest mby ? :D

MrsGhostie
05-03-2014, 03:55 AM
Congrats to all the winners! ^^
Nice entries of all of you ;)

Dorrian
05-03-2014, 05:00 AM
grats good stuff!

Valadhiel
05-03-2014, 05:24 AM
Congrats to all the winners. :)

Klorin
05-03-2014, 07:59 AM
Many good ones.. congrats to the winners!

Zicy
05-03-2014, 09:24 AM
Congrats to the winners!

Hope for the new contest soon :)

Sercus
05-03-2014, 03:41 PM
Congratulations, winners! ;-)

Nesquix
05-03-2014, 04:26 PM
I thought mine was funny, But I'm not a very funny individual (✖╭╮✖)

Chiyome
05-03-2014, 08:19 PM
Congratz winners! Bobbylastname is my favorite one! It made me chuckle!

TheFlyingBlender
05-04-2014, 02:40 PM
I'm only able to post this just now because I couldn't login for some reason, but ...

WAHOO!! =D Thanks very much to whoever thought my lame caption was worthy, and congrats to everyone else - and apologizes to everyone who had better entries than mine but didn't win. =(

Riviak
05-04-2014, 03:01 PM
Congratulations :)

Riviak
05-04-2014, 04:53 PM
lol I know it's all over but...

Swordsman: So can you do it?
Blacksmith: Let me get this straight, you want a white shield that has 'Merica on the front?

Surefour
05-04-2014, 07:13 PM
What happend to the 5 sentence limit?

PERC3PTION
05-05-2014, 06:52 AM
so bad I did have not won :/

MrPeanuts
05-06-2014, 06:51 AM
Congrats to all winners

Malanthius
05-06-2014, 08:22 PM
These were the winners? I didn't find any of these remotely good. Reading through the entries I would have picked the one that said. "But with the blast shield down I can't see a thing". Now that was funny whoever submitted that one. These? Not so much. Oh well.

Yooma
05-07-2014, 07:52 AM
Yes, we also are inviting proactive community members producing ArcheAge fan projects to Alpha (see thread here (forums.archeagegame.com/showthread.php?3104-Tell-Us-about-Your-ArcheAge-Fan-Project!)). Note that posting to this thread does not guarantee access but does make us aware of your plans.

I wish this were true. So much time wasted helping the community and trying to improve the game.