If you’re a follower of Battleground Europe, you will have already seen the competition that Rafter announced in the last few days to win a trip to Bedford, Texas and meet the developers of the game, other gamers and have some fun in sunny Texas.
CRS have for a number of years now had a conference where they invite players to Texas to have a few beers, play poker and try Flak Panzer Oil (You can read about FPO @ Icebreakers website.)
However this time around CRS have put up a competition that will allow anyone from anywhere in the world to get a VIP trip to visit CRS and other Battleground Europe enthusiasts at their 10th Birthday bash.
The competition is open for existing customers and requires you to upgrade to a builders account.
- 12-month prepay (save almost $50 a year!)
- Bronze Builder (get a Builder tag in-game)
- Silver Builder (5-year account with tag and in-game listing on the Dinant bridge)
- Gold (unlimited account with tag, in-game listing on bridge and personalized statue)
Rafter has already posted, “We are gearing up for another dev cycle here and we have several tools/licenses we have to fork out for. This promo is meant as a way to stimulate new pre-pay and Builder accounts”. This may turn a few people off, believing that they’re already paying for the game as it is, however there are many players out there who have already upgraded in past years and kept the game going through their generosity.
The prize includes a 2-night stay at Microtel Inn and Suites which is located less than a mile from Rat HQ and all transportation will be arranged, the maximum prize from the small print is $1000′s, which isn’t that much when you think about it, it’s essentially your money back if you join the gold builders programme.
The competitions last entry date is the 23rd April ’09 and you must be able to visit between 1st May & 3rd May ’09.
Overall it’s not a bad prize, if you’re a mad Battleground Europe fan you get to visit the place where they do all the work, no doubt see some of the up and coming features for version 1.31, meet up with other gamers, play some Battleground Europe, drink & play poker.