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  16:35:27  13 February 2007
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Siro
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On forum: 03/02/2005
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Very Disappointing News

Attention all contestants. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I am afraid that you all have to know. Okay, brace yourselves people:

The Literary Contest is scrapped. The stories on the main site that I had to finalize have been taken down, and even if I did finish finalizing them, there is another problem; there is no one to judge the contest. I tried doing my part of the contest, but Amoki said he can't judge the contest. I asked him to let you guys know, but he is tied up at the moment. I have no idea what will happen with all the stories, nor what happens next. I sincerely apologize for this. No news at this time about what's next. I hate to use the old phrase, but you have to wait ofr updates. I don't think anything with the Literary Contest will happen anytime soon, because I am sure it's gotten scrapped since Amoki said so. Once again, I apologize for this on behalf of Amoki and myself, and GSC.

You can still submit stories to this section. We will be very happy to review them. When the game comes out you can also post accounts of what you have seen in story form if you would like. Just because the contest is scrapped does not mean you have to stop writing!
  17:28:40  13 February 2007
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wondervirus
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Ack, that is awfully disappointing.

Still, I think the best stories were written for the sake of writing and being read rather than just to win contests.

I sure liked reading them
  01:01:42  14 February 2007
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Chode
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Any official word from GSC themselves?

I know you and Amoki and others have done a lot of hard work on this. But frankly, it's their responsibility, not you guys'
  03:12:45  14 February 2007
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Ian_C
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Ian_C
02/14/2007 3:13:44
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It is disappointing but I'm not too surprised, GSC has never really shown much respect for the Literary Contest and totally lost interest when it stopped bringing them website hits.

Pretty angry about this but not at Siro or Amoki, they invested a lot of effort and that is of course appreciated. Still, without GSC putting some muscle behind this it was always going to be an uphill struggle, seems sadly inevitable that with them rushing to get Stalker ready for retail the Literary Contest would be the first thing to face the axe.
  01:37:26  15 February 2007
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Amoki
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02/15/2007 1:38:53
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Gah, oh ye of little faith, all of you!

While GSC now considers the contest canned, this is "canned" in respect to the previously ambitious effort to recruit 40 unbiased judges by myself - yes, we had plans to recruit people from various "sources" across the net, and across the world, to be members of this judging team and that judging team would NOT have any author in the competition. However, my engineering degree has taken its toll on my enthusiasm, along with other things (e.g my promotion to supervisor in my part time job, team manager for my engineering design project group, job placement during the summer etc).

I have been instructed by Oleg Yavorsky to propose a list of contestants who I believe should be rewarded for their effort at a very last-ditched effort to bring this contest to a fair end (either that, or a very bitter one for some!). So, in that respect, the contest isn't totally "canned". Details of how to do this is being finalised, and hopefully- hopefully - we can get this done fairly.

Things will be going to a head this week, so say tuned. It's worth waiting for
  06:07:39  15 February 2007
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Chode
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Ahh, thanks for that Amoki.

It was back in 2003 that I heard of this game, and I have been waiting on it for just over 3 years. It would have been a dissapointment very close to my heart had GSC told all involved in this contest to "bugger off".

Beyond been asking you to provide a list, do you have any other ideas of GSC's intentions? Will all stories be provided on the CD/DVD still, for example?
  12:58:41  2 March 2007
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Chode
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With the gold announcement, does this mean that GSC have the proposed list by now?
  11:59:35  10 March 2007
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Whuuuz
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Hello

I need someone who can help me with some translation Problems....
THX
  16:46:12  10 March 2007
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Siro
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Siro
03/10/2007 16:50:28
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THis is not the thread to post it, then.

No, they don't have the list. I don't think they have anything relating to the contest anymore. It's been scrapped until Amoki says anything. I can try to start a contest of my own. I can buy an english CE, an English normal edition, and a strategy guide. That will be first, second, and third prize in order. I will find some judges, and judge it myself along with others, and AMoki if he wants to participate. The stories will use the updated information and will be judged by how true and accurate it stays to STALKER and how well-written or just how "good" it is. I will make Amoki find better guidelines than that if I can.

Well, just wait until I get some cash for that, and time. It won't be soon, though. Sorry.
 
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