EQ Hammer is Ten Ton Hammer’s all thing Everquest page. I could be imagining it but Ten Ton seems to be experiencing a resurgence of good MMO coverage once more. Maybe they have an all new set of writers. They’re doing great articles lately on all kinds of topics, follow them on Facebook to see what’s new.
They are starting a weekly series where they give a topic and community members can submit articles they’ve written on the topic. These are specifically focused on EverQuest Next.
Here’s the scoop and a link to the site so you can pen something weekly:
How is the community of EverQuest players shaping the development of EverQuest Next? Is their involvement a boon or a bane, or perhaps a little of both? Write down your thoughts this week and we’ll round them up for the Ratonga Rodeo next Monday. To participate, all you have to do is send a link to your published article. Here are the details:
Submission Deadline: Sunday, December 8, 2013 Rodeo Publication Date: Monday, December 9, 2013 Send submission link to: email@example.com
What the hell is a Ratonga Rodeo?
It’s rats on broncos. Duh.
But seriously, it’s a writing challenge. We ask everyone in the EverQuest Next community–be ye fansite writer, blogger, or forum poster–to write down their thoughts on a specific topic during our challenge week. At the end of the week, we round up all of the articles with some key quotes and link to them so that readers can find them in one easy-to-navigate spot.
How do I participate?
Just look for the Ratonga Rodeo announcement each Monday at EQHammer.com, then pen a brilliant article, blog post, or forum post on our chosen topic. (If you don’t have a fansite or blog, you can post your thoughts in the EQHammer.com forums.) Once you’ve published your article, send a link to firstname.lastname@example.org
to be included in the weekly roundup. (There’s no need to notify us of forum posts–we’ll look at those automatically.)
What’s in it for me?
Fame! Fortune! (Okay, well, maybe not fortune.) By pooling our creative talents and visionary thoughts, we’ll bring a laser focus on hot button issues. Also, it never hurts to have a prominent fansite like EQHammer linking to your stuff. What’s more, our collective discussion will provide another means for SOE to gauge community sentiment on key topics.
Just one more thing–spread the word! If you participate, please link back to the Ratonga Rodeo page to help people find other articles by your fellow writers and fansite colleagues. Share the love (and the link) on Twitter, Facebook and G+. (Don’t forget to mention @ShayalynTTH and @tentonhammer in your tweets!)