Yesterday CCP ran a quick screen shot contest on Twitter. They do such things on social media every so often. They were giving away ten 60 Day Omega time codes to the ten best screen shots sent in response to their tweet. They even had a sample screen shot showing how cool EVE Online can look.
My immediate response was to wonder what you do when they use one of your own screen shots as the example.
That is a shot I took during one of the Fortizar fights up in Hakonen back in August.
So a bit of pride there. I couldn’t be satisfied with just that though, could I? But what other screen shot should I submit? The problem with taking lots of screen shots and having another blog devoted to EVE Online screen shots (cheap plug) is that I have a lot of screen shots to go with.
If I had been at home that might have taken me all day to get sorted. But being away and on my phone limited my choices. Fortunately I had already declared a “favorite” screen shot in a post early this year, so I went with that.
That was taken at a fight in F4R2-Q back at the very start of the year when TEST and CO2 were moving in down south and, coincidentally enough, was over a pair of Fortizars. And it was enough to win me one of the ten codes they were giving away.
So there is you tip for the day on taking contest winning screen shots; go to more structure fights. They tend to attract an interesting array of targets… and explosions. There lots of explosions.
You can see all of the submissions to the quick contest as replies to CCP’s tweet.