JadenKale wrote:So I'm interested in a few things here. I bring the subject to a head, because I'm more interested in people's feelings on who consistently ends up in the fog and gets printed. I'd like to know about who feels that if they are just here for the money (which, that's not how I feel, but consistent wins week after week, must be frustrating to others) why not go for a bigger payout? Do any of you feel that there should be different levels within the derby?
The thing about the derby is, for people with shirts that sell really well you make more money here than you would at other sites. Getting paid $2 per shirt sold is a huuuuuuge chunk of change, and it's not surprising that the payoff attracts talent. If anything, I'm surprised (and somewhat saddened) that more people at that level haven't come to the derby.
My main goal in the derby is to improve and diversify my skills- the fact that this is a weekly contest, with a new theme each week is a huge help in getting me to try new things- my three this week were all done in different styles and with different methods of creation. The possibility of winning is nice too, but I'm not at a level where I can count on that (unless I throw out my principles and pander to the voters every week, which... like most wooters, I don't wish to do that wuz teh funneh).
I dunno, I like when awesome people do awesome work. It doesn't discourage me, it just makes me work harder so that I can be at that level one day. Having different levels or whatever (how would that even work?) would just ruin the derby even more.