Update 9/29/15 The last of the Founder's Packs has been given away. Thank you so much to everyone who participated and everyone who joined in to comment or offer up their own stories. I'm really looking forward to seeing the Eldar in-game and I'm amazed by the community that's already been built around them. Have fun everyone and see you all on Arkhona Update 9/16/15 I still have 5 packs to give away Update 9/10/15 Spoiler: Results 9/10/15 Hello Everyone! So, today is the "deadline", but there are only 7 official entries into the competition. I've read every one of them (as well as the "non-official" entries) and loved all of the stories. It's exactly what I was hoping for from everyone. I think the immersion people bring to the Battlefield on Arkona will add so much more depth to this game than we or the devs could have hoped for. That being said, I'm obviously giving Founder's Packs to each of the 7 people who submitted an entry. I'm just waiting on verification to come back from the devs before I can officially "gift" them to you. So, what about the other 8 Founder's Packs still available? ---> I'm leaving this competition open until all of the Founder's Packs are given away. If you have friends who want to get into this game for free, just direct them to this thread, have them make a submission following the stated rules and the odds are that they'll get a pack. I'm NOT relaxing standards or anything, so the submission still needs to show the interest and level of effort that all of the winners so far have displayed. Here's the official winner's list as of today: Andraina Idrial Kusukyu Tengu Jorimel Vedel Jhaden Congrats to you all and great job on the amazing biographies! Greetings Eldar Fans! I think it's safe to say that Eldar fans are long overdue for some kind of love or attention. I've been lurking around the Eldar forums for a while, reading your fan-fic, watching you all build a great community and I've even posted some of my own artwork from time to time. While reading some of the discussions, I was surprised to learn that there are quite a few Eldar fans who come to the EC forums moreso for the RP or community events than actual anticipation for this game. Some may not even plan to play EC because they have low expectations of how the Eldar will be represented in-game or because they haven't seen anything Eldar-related in the game yet. I can't say that I blame those folks considering that each week, if you tune in to the Twitch or YouTube streams, you'll be forced to watch the monkeigh Space Marines and Chaos Space Marines fumble around and shoot each other in the face while you loyal Eldar fans look down at them from the tips of your noses (as only an Eldar can) wondering when you will see your beloved Howling Banshees or Warlocks rendered upon your screen in all of their glory. There were plans for an Eldar-themed Twitch where the devs were going to show us some of their progress on the Eldar race and their respective classes. However, that Twitch was postponed in order to focus all resources on getting Founder's Access started and the game into the player's hands sooner. While I agree with the decision to get players into the game sooner, that sentiment may not be shared by those who have patiently been waiting for any kind of Eldar news. So, long story short, I wanted to hold a Founder's Pack giveaway contest geared toward the patient and under-loved Eldar fans. This DOES NOT mean that the SM, CSM or Ork fans are excluded in any way, but there is a reason why I'm posting this thread in the "Eldar" forums and not in the General Discussion section. Also, I don't think that there is anyone more fanatical about their race than an Eldar fan (and I mean that as a compliment). If there are any hopes of seeing a bustling RP community in EC, it will be led by the Eldar players out there. I truly hope to see that come true. So, to help grow the in-game Eldar community, I wanted to offer an opportunity for you loyal Eldar fans to get in the game for free in a way that let's you leverage your creative RP skills. Here is the contest: Tell me who your in-game Eternal Crusade character is. The story of her or his life so far. Be as creative and verbose as you wish, but at a minimum, make sure you hit the basic details: 1) How old is your character? 2) Male or Female? 3) What Path are they on? 4) Have they walked any other Paths? 5) Which Shrine do they belong to? 6) Which Craftworld are they from? Creativity and effort count! Sending me a list of the six bullet points above isn't going to win over someone who's put some time and effort into their submission. I think Eldar fans write some of the best stuff on these forums and I look forward to seeing who your characters are. I'd love to read a short backstory on your character (no max or min word count limits). The Prizes: I'll be choosing the 15 (fifteen) best entries to give a Warrior's Pack to. Here are the rules: (I'm borrowing from the great contests that Kilrane has run lately): #1) This contest is open only to players who DO NOT have a Founder's Pack on their accounts. (Katie and the mods will be able to help me verify authenticity) #2) Your entry can be changed up until the cutoff by clicking "Edit" and making your changes. That way I don't have to sift through tons of changes. #3) Only enter once. Multiple submissions will not be considered. #4) The contest runs from today until September 10th, 2015. Submissions will be accepted until midnight September 10th (Eastern Daylight Time - I live in Florida). #5) Contestants have 1 complete week (7 days) to claim their prizes. If winners do not claim them then others will be selected to receive the unclaimed packs. How to enter: #1) Comment on this page with your submission. #2) Once you have commented on this page: send me a private message with the title "Eldar Fan Giveaway" (my Inbox, not my profile wall) with a link to your submission in this thread. Make sure you receive "Submission received." from me. If you don't, there's something wrong with your submission and you need to fix it. Good luck and I look forward to reading all of the entries!