EVENT WRAP UP PART I
Alright everyone, the second installment of the August Arena is a wrap! It has been such a pleasure seeing so many participants, and to see so many inspiring, boundary-pushing projects - and so many of them come to fruition! There have been a good number of connections made between frater, and old board-based friendships and bonds strengthened. Morale for the event has been consistent, and besides a minor amount of confusion about the deadlines system, I think everyone was clear about what was expected of them. It was also good to see to see support for projects not only from the direct challengers, but from a plethora of participants.
Participation was about as high as two years ago, which I can't really interpret as saying anything. The event was different in respect to the Augustus Arena event in that challenges were issued between two frater who challenged each other, instead of the interlocking system af challenges I implemented two years ago. This made the rules simpler - making it reasonable to assume more frater joined - but I imagine it also to have been less of a motivator to connect frater to each other - making it reasonable to assume fewer frater joined than would I have used the old format. I'm quite interested to read what the participants and the board thinks of this.
The increasing number of events hosted on this board also makes for a more 'competitive' atmosphere, in that frater have so many to choose from. I myself am a proponent of event formats being more than just "complete X amount of miniatures before deadline Y". The ETL for example brings whole strategiums together, while this event is intended to make frater connect with and support a virtual stranger in their process to push their boundaries. Again, I am interested in your thoughts.
As a final note, I must apologize for my lessened attention. I am a firm believer in a saying by the late Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield "What is worth doing at all, is worth doing well." I hosted this event, and the last three to four weeks saw my attention waver. I had the best of reasons: I met and fell in love with the best woman ever, but that doesn't excuse my severely diminished presence on this thread. Luckily, the participants didn't waver, and kept support and feedback to others to a high standard. Thank you all to the participants, and hopefully we'll do this again next year!
Of course, no event can be closed without banners. And there are quite a few to be handed out.
Let's start with the absolute champions of this event, those who finished not one, but two challenges: GreyRavenC with his absolutely gorgeous conversion of a heretic enginseer and a wicked Kurtha Sedd conversion, as well as MikhalLeNoir with his wickedly brutal Jorrik Snøwolf and an even more brutal looking truescale Night Lord, rednekkboss with his magnificent Plaguecaster and his horde of converted Poxwalkers, The Traitor's wonderfully eery Chaos Warrior conversions and his spooky Dark Apostle, Vairocanum with two lord, one of the Wolf and one of Plague, Trokair with a squad of old school Necrons and a Necron Lord, and Varred with two beautiful Imperial Fists characters, a captain and a librarian.
Take your two-pip VICTOR banner and/or medallions! (There are of course 40K Chaos and Imperial and 30K Traitor and Loyalist versions)
Then, there are those who did their solemn duty and secured their vow on time, with excellent conversions, paint-jobs and bases! Please, Brother Argent, Brother Cambrius, Brother Kortmer, Dolchiate Remembrancer, Grotsmasha, Kordhal, LameBeard, Sagentus, Teetengee, The Traitor, and last but not least Warsmith Uveron,
take your one-pip VICTOR banners and/or medallions:
To be continued in next post.
Edited by Augustus b'Raass, 20 September 2017 - 07:38 AM.