April-May Video Contest!

21 Apr 2015


We are having a Video Contest!


Winners will get the following....
- 1st place 35$ donation credit and 3 Crystal Enchant Scrolls (100% enchant rate), 25 Giants Codex Mastery, and an A Grade Weapon Token for .dressme (this is early access, it will be released later another way, but its exclusive for now!).
- 2nd place 25$ donation credit and 2 Crystal Enchant Scrolls (100% enchant rate), 20 Giants Codex Mastery, and an A Grade Weapon Token for .dressme (this is early access, it will be released later another way, but its exclusive for now!).
- 3rd place 20$ donation credit and 1 Crystal Enchant Scroll (100% enchant rate), 15 Giants Codex Mastery, and an A Grade Weapon Token for .dressme (this is early access, it will be released later another way, but its exclusive for now!).












If your not familiar with whats on the donation list click here http://www.l2equanimity.com/donate.php to see, or type .info and click Donations in game. Giving donation credit as a prize gives winners a much broader spectrum of prizes to choose from, ones that they want the most.



Anyone who participated and met the requirements but did not place will get 20 Elemental Crystals, 6 Giants Codex Mastery and an A Grade Weapon Token for .dressme (this is early access, it will be released later another way, but its exclusive for now!) grade for trying.(prizes will be given out after the contest is over, prizes can only be claimed up to 1 month after the contest is over)





The video must meet the following requirements
- The THEME is NEW PLAYER BONUSES so you must include information about new player bonuses, the more the better,having all the information is not completely necessary, but you must include at least 3 of the following : Free S84 gear (our Oath Elegia/Vorpal) | Newbie scrolls and how they help new players build their character faster | Better Enchant rates for newbie gear (Oath) | Special Events designed for new players (Limited Mode Events | PvP/PK protection | New clans get special bonuses, for more details about this type .newbie in game, but you are encouraged to show features that dont involve new players too.
- It MUST be at least 90 seconds (1.5 minutes).
- It MUST be posted on YouTube and be able to be viewed by the public.
- The video MUST have L2 Equanimity in its name, and the description must have http://www.L2Equanimity.com in it.
- The video MUST be an actual video with motion, we do not want a whole video of a slideshow of screenshots.
- The video MUST contain a decent amount of original content (your own video), sometimes people want to post a video that is 90% a Lineage 2 CGI movie. We dont want that.
- The Video contest will last 1 month , so it will end on May 3rd 2015 and you must have your video submitted by that time.
- You may submit as many videos as you want, but the one we think is the best will be considered for prizes. So submitting multiples may help you win.
- Be careful on what you put as the audio for your video, copyright infringed audio usually gets blocked in some countries such as mine, so if i cant view it, it wont be accepted.
- This videos will be used to help advertise the server/add to our YouTube page, by submitting a video here your accepting that we are allowed to use it for those purposes.
- We have had a problem before with another video contest where someone submitted a good video, then several other people made videos very similar to that person that made good video. Using same/similar styles is exceptable to an extent, but if your video is too much like someone elses video it will not be considered for prizes.
- If anyone has additional questions feel free to ask.

To submit a video to the contest, post it in the VIDEO CONTEST section on the forums and must include the following information. A link to your video on YouTube. What program you used to record the video, and what program you used to edit the video.


I have tried searching around for the best software to record and tested a lot of things and Fraps seems like the best one to me. Keep in mind there is a free and payed version, the free version will have a small www.fraps.com up top and has less features then the full version but its by the far the best free version of a recording program i have seen so far and least intrusive mark compared to other recorders. Here is the download below.



http://www.fraps.com/download.php


Here some other programs used to capture and/or edit video
Sony Vegas
Windows Movie Maker
avs video converter
*if there is something missing from this list that you use, please post it, we will update our list.

If you would like to see some examples check the forums! http://www.l2equanimity.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=2990