If you would like to know more about the Eebees, please visit this page explaining the details, as well as for a list of winners.
Delayed somewhat this month as we ironed out the process for nomination of candidates and selection of winners, I am still proud to announce the first ever winners of the monthly Eve Online bloggers awards, called ‘The Eebees’ for lack of a better name. Now, (queue drum roll) here are the candidates and winners for the first monthly Eebee awards:
For Post of the Month, we tried to achieve a nice spread of candidates while still recognizing what we felt were the best. The candidates are:
Rundle Allnighter for his philosophical Blog Banter entry
Susan Black (aka @GamerChick42) for her whimsical take on New Eden politics
Azual Skoll for his excellent post about Risk in Eve Online
And the winner is…
Azual Skoll! While all the nominees were obviously quite good, we felt that Azual nailed the topic of risk versus reward in New Eden. He will be the proud recipient of a PLEX, courtesy of Somer Blink.
Blog of the Month is a category that seemed like a no-brainer when we came up with this idea. However, actually narrowing the candidates down (and then selecting the winner) proved to be pretty hard. I’m not blowing smoke up any orifices when I say that there are tons of excellent blogs out there, and keeping track of any given blog over the course of just one month is harder than it sounds. However, we did our best. The candidates are:
Tiger Ears by pjharvey
Eve Travel by Mark726
Mad Haberdashers by Corelin
And the winner is…
Tiger Ears by pjharvey! I’m not lying when I say this was genuinely a tough decision, and it was beginning to look like we might be facing a deadlock right out of the gate. In the end, we simply couldn’t ignore the consistently excellent narratives on wormhole life posted up by pjharvey. As a result, he too will be the recipient of a PLEX courtesy of our friends at Somer Blink.
Congratulations to both Azual and pj – your rewards are well earned. To the other nominees, keep up the great work! The tougher our jobs as judges are, the better the community is for it. I look forward to reading (if not voting!) for the rest of the month.