DOD3 1st Anniversary Contest – VOTE NOW!
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The entries in the DOD3 1st Anniversary Contest have been posted on the Facebook page! Visit the links below to cast your votes!!

Voting will close on December 26 at 9pm (Pacific Time). So be sure to cast your votes by then!! Winners will be announced and contacted individually shortly after this date!

** Please note that any likes on specific videos on YouTube will NOT be counted for this contest! You must like the items here on Facebook to cast your vote! **

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DOD3 1st Anniversary Contest
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Goal:
The aim of this contest is to offer a fun and creative contest to celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the game’s release in Japan on December 19, 2013.

Deadline:
The deadline for entries is December 19 at 9pm (Pacific Time).
Voting is from December 19-26.
Winners will be announced on December 26.

Prizes:
One lucky participant in each category has a chance to win a double-sided DOD3 poster that was available only in an issue of Big GanGan. On top of this random drawing, if I receive a good number of participants, I will also award winners according to the number of likes your entry will receive.

The amount and type of prizes available to this contest will vary according to how many people participate in any given category as follows:

ART CATEGORY – 16 Entries Received
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10+ people enter:
1st Place: Mikhail & Zero or Pink/White A2 poster
2nd Place: DOD3 -The Complete Guide-
3rd Place: DOD3 -The First Official Guide-
+ Random Drawing: DOD3 Reversible Poster

5-9 people enter:
1st Place: DOD3 -The Complete Guide-
Runner Up: DOD3 -The First Official Guide-
+ Random Drawing: DOD3 Reversible Poster

3-4 people enter:
Grand Prize: DOD3 -The First Official Guide-
+ Random Drawing: DOD3 Reversible Poster

1-2 people enter:
Grand Prize: DOD3 Reversible Poster
No random drawing.

 

MUSIC CATEGORY – 3 Entries Received
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10+ people enter:
1st Place: Mikhail & Zero or Pink/White A2 poster
2nd Place: DOD3 Official Soundtrack
3rd Place: DOD3 Official Piano Score Book or Onitsuka Chihiro “This Silence is Mine” Single CD
+ Random Drawing: DOD3 Reversible Poster

5-9 people enter:
1st Place: DOD3 Official Soundtrack
Runner Up: DOD3 Official Piano Score Book or Onitsuka Chihiro “This Silence is Mine” Single CD
+ Random Drawing: DOD3 Reversible Poster

3-4 people enter:
Grand Prize: DOD3 Official Piano Score Book or Onitsuka Chihiro “This Silence is Mine” Single CD
+ Random Drawing: DOD3 Reversible Poster

1-2 people enter:
DOD3 Reversible Poster
No random drawing.

 

VIDEO CATEGORY – 2 Entries Received
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10+ people enter:
1st Place: Mikhail & Zero or Pink/White A2 poster
2nd Place: DOD3 -The Complete Guide-
3rd Place: DOD3 -The First Official Guide-

5-9 people enter:
1st Place: DOD3 -The Complete Guide-
Runner Up: DOD3 -The First Official Guide-

3-4 people enter:
Grand Prize: DOD3 -The First Official Guide-

1-2 people enter:
DOD3 Reversible Poster
No random drawing.

 


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Who can participate:

Anyone is welcome to participate regardless of where you live. I would hope that anyone who enjoyed playing the game would participate despite the fact that prizes are involved. Participants may submit only one piece for each category but are ineligible to win multiple items.  Please refer to the TERMS AND CONDITIONS for further information on this.

Entries:

MUSIC THEMED
Create anything musically related specifically to DOD3. Sing a song from the series. Compose an original remix. Play something live in a video.

You have the choice of either sending me the audio file through the E-mail address listed above or uploading it to YouTube and sending me the link. Original remixes, compositions, vocal performance, instrumental performance; anything related to music and DOD3 is acceptable as long as YOU created it.

ART THEMED
Create a piece of art related specifically to DOD3. Traditional paper/pencil art, CG/Photoshop art, ceramics, cosplay photography; any visual, still image is possible in this category.

Any possible art form is acceptable in this category. Painting, drawing, ceramics, sewing, cosplay, photography, sculpture; anything visually artistic is acceptable as long as it depicts something or someone from DOD3 and is a single, still image.

Entries must deal with DOD3 characters.  You may write in other characters from the previous games such as DOD1, DOD2, and/or Nier, but DOD3 must be the focus.  Artwork with guest characters from other franchises and/or original characters will not be accepted.

Images must be received via E-mail in JPG format, no larger than 1024×786, with a file size no larger than 900KB. The artist reserves complete copyright of their original works, however; final images may be resized and/or cropped to better display on Facebook or the DOD3 Web site.

VIDEO THEMED
Create a “fan-vid” to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the Japanese release of DOD3. Videos should be at least one minute long. I suggest thinking using one of the two following themes:

—a video to convey a genuine thanks to the creators and developers for making the game.

—a persuasive video showing all the good parts of the game to get other people interested.

I suggest uploading your videos to YouTube yourself and then sending the link to me.

Procedure:
Entrants must include their Full Name, User Handle/Nickname, and E-mail address. Names will be added to a list of participants. Items will be added to the DOD3 1st Anniversary Contest Album on the Facebook page for people to vote on their favorite items in each category. Votes will be tallied and winners announced on Christmas Day.

How to submit your work:
Please submit your work for the ART and MUSIC category via an E-mail attachment to: contest.drakengard3 AT gmail DOT com (Please replace the AT and DOT with the proper punctuation and no spaces!!). Since video files are generally much larger than images and simple .mp3s or .wavs, I suggest uploading your videos to YouTube and sending me the link to the file there as your submission.

* Please note that I will not respond to submissions until a couple days before the deadline. If you do not receive a response from me by that time, please contact me at the other methods listed below.

Problems?
Please note that only E-mail based submissions will be accepted this time. If you have a problem submitting your entry via E-mail, please send me a private message through Facebook or Tumblr.

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DO NOT POST A LINK TO YOUR ENTRY PUBLICLY.
All entries will be uploaded to the DOD3 1st Anniversary Contest Album on the Facebook page simultaneously on Friday, December 19.  No personal information will be displayed during the voting process.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.

**Winning participants pay for shipment of their prize from Japan**

Please understand that winners must pay for EMS shipping of their item from Japan as well as a slight Paypal usage fee. If they are unwilling or unable to pay for these fees, they will forfeit their winnings to the next eligible participant. Like wise, if a participant does not respond within 7 days after the winning notice, it will forfeit their winnings. Payments are can only be accepted via Paypal.

The manager of this contest reserves the right to refuse and/or cancel an entry—winning or not—from any participant at any time for any reason. If participation is extremely low (1-2 entries in a single category), the prize will then fall to the double sided poster.

Should a tie occur, a tie breaker round of extended voting period of the tied entries will commence to determine the winner.

Participants are welcome to submit items for multiple categories, however, only one item will be awarded. A single person is not eligible to win prizes for multiple categories.

Should there be cause to suspect someone is using a Sock Puppet in order to have greater chance to win multiple multiple items, none of the entries will be eligible to win. Please be honest when you submit your entries.

Thank you and get thinking!! Stay tuned to drakengard-3.com, the Facebook page, #dod3-1st-anniversary on Tumblr, or #dod3anniversary on Twitter for further updates!

Art and Writing Contest – Rules & Regulations
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The two contests to celebrate the International release of Drag-on Dragoon 3 aka Drakengard 3 are now in full swing! So get your artistic and creative mojo going and GET INVOLVED!! <3

Here are the rules and regulations specific to each contest.


 

NEW DEADLINES!!

Submit your entries by:

  • Japan Standard Time: Saturday, May 171:00AM JST
  • Eastern Standard Time: Friday, May 1612:00PM EST

Entries will be posted the afternoon on Saturday and voting will conclude on:

  • Japan Standard Time: Wednesday, May 211:00AM JST
  • Eastern Standard Time: Tuesday, May 2012:00 EST 

 

ART CONTEST:

Participants:
Anyone can participate either through the Drakengard 3 / DOD3 fan page on Facebook or drakengard-3.com.

Goal:
The aim of this contest is to offer a fun and creative contest to celebrate the International release of the game, Drakengard 3.

Entries:
Art entries may be made by various mediums, whether they be drawn, painted, CG’d works of art, photographs, photo editing and splicing of existing DOD3 artwork, or even sculpted. Your theme and artistic medium of choice is entirely up to you! The key is to have fun and show your genuine love and appreciation for the series as well as the creators, developers, producers, and everyone else who made this game a reality!

* Regarding spoilers:  No entries with drastically huge spoilers will be accepted.  Please understand that not everyone has been able to play the original Japanese version of the game.  It is still possible to create artwork given little information on the characters.  Use your imagination.  Be creative and create!

Deadline:
Entries must be received no later than 1:00am Wednesday, May 14th Japan time / 12:00pm Tuesday, May 13th to submit your entries. Entries received after this deadline will not be accepted.

Procedure:
Entrants must include their Full Name, User Handle/Nickname, and E-mail address. Names will be added to a list of participants. Once an entry has been completed, you may submit your entry via one of the following methods:

>> Facebook Private Message
>> E-mail your entry as an attachment to: contest.drakengard3 AT gmail DOT com
     *  Please replace the AT and DOT with the proper punctuation and no spaces!!

Please do not post a link to your entry publicly.  All entries will be uploaded to the DOD3 International Release – Art Contest folder on the Facebook page simultaneously on Friday, May 16th.  No personal information will be displayed during the voting process.

Participants may submit only one piece of art.  The style and theme is entirely up to you.  Draw what you like!  I don’t think it will be an issue, but please avoid explicitly sexual themes and depictions.  DOD3 is quite an adult series to begin with, which I totally understand, but I don’t believe this is the place for porn and other graphic material.  Please refer to the TERMS AND CONDITIONS for further information on this.

Entries must deal with DOD3 characters.  You may write in other characters from the previous games such as DOD1, DOD2, and/or Nier, but DOD3 must be the focus.  Artwork with guest characters from other franchises and/or original characters will not be accepted.

Images must be received via E-mail in JPG format, no larger than 1024×786, with a file size no larger than 900KB. The artist reserves complete copyright of their original works, however; final images may be resized and/or cropped to better display on Facebook or the DOD3 Web site.

Winners and Prizes:
Winning entries will be determined by the number of LIKES a piece of art receives by other members.  The top three items with the most LIKES will be awarded prizes as the following:

1st Place: DOD3 Advertisement Poster (Pink/White)
2nd Place: DOD3 First Guide Book
3rd Place: DOD3 Double-sided Poster (Zero/Mikhail and 6 Utahime Sisters)


TERMS AND CONDITIONS THAT APPLY TO BOTH THE ART AND WRITING CONTESTS:

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.

**Winning participants pay for shipment of their prize from Japan**

Please understand that winners must pay for EMS shipping of their item from Japan as well as a slight Paypal usage fee. If they are unwilling or unable to pay for these fees, they will forfeit their winnings to the next eligible participant. Like wise, if a participant does not respond within 7 days after the winning notice, it will forfeit their winnings.

The manager of this contest reserves the right to refuse and/or cancel an entry—winning or not—from any participant at any time for any reason.

Should a tie occur, a tie breaker round of extended voting period of the tied entries will commence to determine the winner.

Participants are welcome to submit items for both contests, however, only one item will be awarded. A single person is not eligible to win prizes for both contests.

The purpose of this event is to spread the Drakengard / Drag-on Dragoon / DOD love around the world! Also, congratulations to all the DOD3 staff for the International release!! We hope to see more DOD, Nier, and other new projects from you in the future!!

Should anything in these Rules and Conditions be unclear, please let me know and I will try to fix it!  Thanks much and enjoy!!


WRITING CONTEST

Participants:
Anyone can participate either through the Drakengard 3 / DOD3 fan page on Facebook or drakengard-3.com.

Goal:
The aim of this contest is to offer a fun and creative contest to celebrate the International release of the game, Drakengard 3.

Entries:
The theme, style, and type of written work is entirely up to you.  The key is to have fun and show your genuine love and appreciation for the series as well as the creators, developers, producers, and everyone else who made this game a reality!  Please do not use an unrelated character from another franchise or use your own original characters.  You must include characters from DOD3, but you are more than welcome to include those from the previous games: DOD1, DOD2, and/or Nier.

* Regarding spoilers:  No entries with drastically huge spoilers will be accepted.  Please understand that not everyone has been able to play the original Japanese version of the game.  It is still possible to write something given little information on the characters.  Use your imagination.  Be creative and create!

Deadline:
Entries must be received no later than 1:00am Wednesday, May 14th Japan time / 12:00pm Tuesday, May 13th to submit your entries. Entries received after this deadline will not be accepted.

Procedure:
Entrants must include their Full Name, User Handle/Nickname, and E-mail address along with their entry. Names will be added to a list of participants and not shared with the public. Once an entry has been completed, you may submit your entry via one of the following methods:

>> Facebook Private Message
>> E-mail your entry as an attachment to: contest.drakengard3 AT gmail DOT com
*  Please replace the AT and DOT with the proper punctuation and no spaces.

Please do not post a link to your entry publicly.  All entries will be uploaded to the DOD3 International Release – Writing Contest folder on the Facebook page simultaneously on Friday, May 16th.  No personal information will be displayed at any time before, during, or after the contest.  At the close of the contest, entries may remain on the site with only your handle/nickname.

Participants may submit only one written work.  The style and theme is entirely up to you.  Write whatever you like!  I don’t think it will be an issue, but please avoid explicitly sexual themes and depictions.  DOD3 is quite an adult series to begin with, which I totally understand, but I don’t believe this is the place for porn and other graphic material.  Please refer to the TERMS AND CONDITIONS for further information on this.

Entries must deal with DOD3 characters.  You may write in other characters from the previous games such as DOD1, DOD2, and/or Nier, but DOD3 must be the focus.  Written works with guest characters from other franchises and/or original characters will not be accepted.

Written works must be within 15 pages or less.

Winners and Prizes:
Winning entries will be determined by the number of LIKES it receives by other members.  The top three items with the most LIKES will be awarded prizes as the following:

1st Place: DOD3 Advertisement Poster (Zero/Mikhail)
2nd Place: DOD3 First Guide Book
3rd Place: DOD3 Double-sided Poster (Zero/Mikhail and 6 Utahime Sisters)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS THAT APPLY TO BOTH THE ART AND WRITING CONTESTS:

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.

**Winning participants pay for shipment of their prize from Japan**

Please understand that winners must pay for EMS shipping of their item from Japan as well as a slight Paypal usage fee. If they are unwilling or unable to pay for these fees, they will forfeit their winnings to the next eligible participant. Like wise, if a participant does not respond within 7 days after the winning notice, it will forfeit their winnings.

The manager of this contest reserves the right to refuse and/or cancel an entry—winning or not—from any participant at any time for any reason.

Should a tie occur, a tie breaker round of extended voting period of the tied entries will commence to determine the winner.

Participants are welcome to submit items for both contests, however, only one item will be awarded. A single person is not eligible to win prizes for both contests.

The purpose of this event is to spread the Drakengard / Drag-on Dragoon / DOD love around the world! Also, congratulations to all the DOD3 staff for the International release!! We hope to see more DOD, Nier, and other new projects from you in the future!!

Should anything in these Rules and Conditions be unclear, please let me know and I will try to fix it!  Thanks much and enjoy!!

 

 

Zero EyeFlower Contest…and YouTube video!?
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Yeah, I was bored tonight and just wanted to do something to possibly get more fans interested in the contest that I’m putting together for the Japanese release of Drag-on Dragoon 3, otherwise known as Drakengard 3.

Here are some examples of the EyeFlower that I have in mind, demonstrated by the wonderful Drakengard development team and others!! <3

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Here’s a sample of the Tweet you can post, too!
Zero’s Eye Flower from around the World! Drakengard 3 Dec.19! #DOD3 #Drakengard #DOD3EyeFlower drakengard-3.com

** How to Enter **

Be creative and post your Zeroesque EyeFlower to earn the most points for the give away!*

Other ways to enter include retweeting about this contest on Twitter, liking this Facebook page, and following the Western Drakengard Twitter Account!

Let’s get everybody pumped for the release and win awesome DOD3 prizes in the process!

* Your photo may be a creative rendition of Zero’s iconic EyeFlower.  This photo may be of yourself–in other words, a self-portrait.  For those who are a little camera shy, why not try a super closeup?  There are many creative things you can try! Finally, please include your COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE in the photo to share your International love of Drakengard!!

If you have any questions at any time, please feel free to get in contact with me on Facebook, Twitter, or through this Web site.  I have contact information all over the place, so you shouldn’t have any problem with that.  If a problem should arise and you cannot reach me, please try to leave a reply to this post and I will get back with you as soon as I can!


Pertinent Links:

DOD3 Sanctuary – Main Fan Site
http://drakengard-3.com

DOD3 Facebook Page
http://facebook.com/DragOnDragoon3

Direct Link to the Application on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/DragOnDragoon3/app_228910107186452

My Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/RekkaAlexiel


As for the extra Drag-on Dragoon / Drakengard merchandise I have available for fans.  I have little interest in making any profit here, I just need to earn a little extra so I *can* continue to help people get what they want.  Here’s a list of what I’ve currently got available:

Drag-on Dragoon Official Guide Book, First Edition (191 pages)
* In Stock: 5
* $7 +shipping

Drag-on Dragoon The Masters Guide (223 pages)
* In Stock: 2
* $10 +shipping

Drag-on Dragoon Official Guide Book, Complete Edition (399 pages)
* In Stock: 1
* $15 +shipping

Drag-on Dragoon 2 Official Guide Book, First Edition
* In Stock: 3
* $7 +shipping

Drag-on Dragoon 2 Perfect Guide (367 pages)
* In Stock: 2
* $15 +shipping

Drag-on Dragoon 2 PS2 Video Game, Japanese Region 2
* In Stock: 1
* $20 +shipping

*** Please note that all items are used but are in otherwise decent condition. ***

About Shipping
Due to less than favorable experiences in the past, I will only ship via EMS, Japan Post. The flat rate for shipping is $15.  EMS is the safest and fastest form of shipping, which will also give you a tracking number to follow your shipment while in transit.

Combined Shipping
I can combine multiple items in one, single shipment at an additional $2.

Items in Stock / Out of Stock
I haven’t had time to make a proper for sale page to make finding what’s in stock or not easier…but I hope to do that sometime soon.  If an item you’re interested in is currently out of stock, let me know, and I’ll try to get some more!

Requests
I may be able to take requests, but at an additional finder’s fee.  This will be a flat rate of $10.  I may also require a deposit to be made prior to purchasing your requested item.

Payments
Payments can only be accepted through Paypal.

Drakengard 3 Release Party!
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I’ve just started a new contest for DOD3 fans to get involved with!  This time you must take a photo of yourself with a rendition of Zero’s EyeFlower and tweet it as instructed via the Rafflecopter giveaway below states!!

If anyone comes into any problems while attempting to do this, please feel free to get in contact with me here.

1st Prize:  DOD3 Poster with Zero & Mikhail
2nd Prize: DOD3 Poster, White & Pink style
3rd Prize:  DOD3 PS3 Themes through Japanese PSN

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TGS Giveaway Contest!
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Thanks to everyone who entered in the first Giveaway Contest for the DOD3 community. Anyone could enter once a day via this site, the Facebook community, or on Twitter.  All entries are put into the same “hat” from which a random winner is drawn!

So without further delay, the winner of the TGS Pamphlets is Roxanne!  Congratulations!  :D

Now I would like to hear from the participants and fans:  How was this experience for you? Is there anything that could be changed or could work better for future events?  Please let me know and I will do my best to make a better event for the future!  From the moderators perspective, I think this contest went pretty well!  Thanks everyone!  :D

DOD3 Facebook & Giveaway Contest
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I’ve found a new and easy way to redirect traffic from the main domain to load this blog for news updates right off the bat, rather than having to click on a NEWS & UPDATES sort of link.  The way I’ve fixed this problem is probably pretty primitive, but whatever, it works.

On to the DOD3 news!!

The DOD3 Giveaway I’m hosting is just about up!  If your interested this giveaway, all you have to do is enter to be included in the final raffle drawing.  The prize a couple pamphlets from this year’s TGS!  For more information on this, check out the Facebook page here:

http://facebook.com/DragOnDragoon3

In other news, the Facebook DOD3 community has broken through the 900 Likes ceiling a couple days ago, so all my thanks to fellow fans and causal passersby!  Spread the word about this awesome game series!!

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