Hearts of Iron 4 Wiki:Contest

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The is the HOI4 component of the multi-wiki contest run from here.

Prizes

Contest avatar

Users can enter the contest by contributing to the wiki during that time span. Various actions give raffle tickets; the more tickets one amassed, the more likely one is to win. Fixed prizes are also given out to the top three contributors by number of tickets.

The three users with the most tickets will each get a discount voucher for the Paradox Web Store. This can be used for any combination of digital goods (limited to at most one copy of each individual product) in a single transaction, but cannot be applied to physical goods:

  • 1st place gets a 90% off voucher - Won by Ghastrakun (516 tickets)
  • 2nd place gets a 75% off voucher - Won by Voy (444 tickets)
  • 3rd place gets a 50% off voucher - Won by AkatsukiEmpire (157 tickets)

They will also receive a special forum avatar and icon (Wiki contest icon.png). These are unique to major wiki contributors.

Further winners will be selected using a random number generator. The prizes will be drawn in the order listed below. An entrant's chance of winning is proportional to the number of tickets they've obtained. The top three contributors by number of tickets are also entered in the raffle.

A total of 24 prizes will be raffled off:

  • 6 copies of the Crusader Kings II base game (raffled individually) - Won by Ghastrakun (516 tickets), Voy (444), AkatsukiEmpire (157), Gamengervi (40), Pyroclastic (32), LeSineAffame (8)
  • 6 copies of the Hearts of Iron 3 Collection (raffled individually) - Won by Ghastrakun (516 tickets), Mafyozya (69), Pinpinolo (45), Whizzer (32), Austrianemporer (11), Jpapple (2)
  • 6 copies of the Victoria 2 Complete (raffled individually) - Won by Ghastrakun (516 tickets), AkatsukiEmpire (157), IoannesBarbarus (121), Witcher538 (114), Yezhanquan (58), Josh Jupiter (40)
  • 6 copies of the Age of Wonders 3 (raffled individually) - Won by Voy (444 tickets), AkatsukiEmpire (157), Arablue99 (104), Xyloz (80), Gigau (59), Flomotlomotflo (1)

It is not possible to win more than one copy of each game, but it is possible to win one of each.

Rules and guidelines

  • Paradox Wikis moderator SolSys decides whether a raffle ticket has been earned based on the guidelines below.
  • All entrants must register an account on the wiki; anonymous edits are not counted unless they can be clearly connected to a registered user (E.G., in cases where the user was accidentally logged out)
  • The entrant must have access to the email address they've defined for their account, as prizes will be sent via email. Note that by default the Paradox Account email address is used
  • If you have changed the email address of your Paradox Account since registering on the Paradox Wikis, you should update your email address on the wikis. Otherwise, it may take longer than normal for you to receive your prize(s) if you were to win
  • Only edits after the start of the contest count
  • Any vandalism will cause all raffle tickets earned by the entrant to be forfeit
  • Entrants should read the style guidelines in order to ensure their edits are up to the wiki's standards. Edit summaries are encouraged, but not required except where otherwise specified
  • Administrators and Moderators cannot enter the contest
  • To prevent a conflict of interest, halfops are discouraged from editing the contest page
  • Any action on the list undertaken between the start and the end of the contest will earn tickets.

Earning tickets

All tickets are provisional until the contest starts and edits made in advance can change the values below

A large variety of tasks will earn you tickets; everything from updating pages, to writing strategies, to modding information, to creating pages on new features. All tasks are listed below.

Anything that involves the creation of a new page or section assumes that the resulting page is rated B or above, and has no resulting ambox requests ({{rewrite}}, {{cleanup}}, {{copy edit}}, {{expand}} and {{stub}}).

Any task that gives "at minimum" a number of tickets can give more than that number if the quality and/or thoroughness of the writing is higher than expected.

The first three tasks give more tickets the more outdated the page/section/infobox is. The base ticket amount is multiplied according to the following table:

Version Multiplier
1.3 1
1.2 2
1.1 3
1.0 4
  • Important: When updating an article/section/infobox do not remove versioning tags. Instead, set the version number to the updated version. This will make it stop displaying until a newer version is released.
  • Ensure that pages are up to date. See outdated pages for a list of potentially outdated articles. If no changes are necessary for the page to be considered up to date, a justification must be written in the edit summary or on its Talk page. This gives a base amount of 1 ticket per page updated
  • Ensure that page sections are up to date. See outdated sections for a list of pages with potentially outdated sections. If no changes are necessary for the section to be considered up to date, a justification must be written in the edit summary or on the page's Talk page. This gives a base amount of 0.25 ticket per section updated.
  • Ensure that infoboxes are up to date. See outdated infoboxes for a list of pages with potentially outdated infoboxes. If no changes are necessary for the infobox to be considered up to date, a justification must be written in the edit summary or on the page's Talk page. This gives a base amount of 1 ticket per 10 infoboxes updated.
  • Improving an article by such an extent that it is reassessed at a higher level. See Category:Articles by quality for information on how assessment works. This gives at minimum 2 tickets
  • Write a page about an important modding concept. This gives at minimum 4 tickets
  • Other improvements to the wiki give tickets based on the judgement of the person assigning tickets. Content additions, structure improvements, and grammar improvements are prime examples of contributions that'd fall under this

Mechanics pages

Mechanics pages are worth more than other pages to update, the changes and rewards are shown below.

Page Version Required changes Tickets breakdown Total tickets
Mechanics 1.0 Add missing mechanics such as (Variant, Land doctrine, Land units) Mechanics - 2 per correctly added mechanic include version, suitable icon, short description. quadrupled
Ideology 1.4 Update to 1.4 2 for update 1
Faction 1.3 Update to 1.4, Change page layout to a more readable format (table) 1 for update, 4 for new format 10
Ideas 1.3 Update to 1.4 2 for update 4
Government 1.3 Update to 1.4 2 for update, 5 for rewrite to match style guide 14
Puppet 1.3 Update to 1.4 2 for update 4
Research 1.3 Update to 1.4, improve the presentation of information in different sections 2 for update, 4 for presentation 12
Diplomacy 1.3 Update to 1.4 1 for update 2
Trade 1.3 Update to 1.4 2 for update 4
Production 1.3 Update to 1.4 (including image if needed) 2 for update, 2 for updated image 8
Construction 1.2 Update to 1.4, remove red links 4 for update, 1 for links, doubled to 10
Equipment 1.3 Update to 1.4, add in Lend-lease changes 2 for update, 3 for Lend-lease 10
World tension 1.3 Update to 1.4, Expand with list national focuses that affect or require world tension 2 for update, 4 for list of national focuses 12
Land warfare 1.3 Update to 1.4 5 for update 10
Division designer 1.3 Update to 1.4, Add in SVersions in relevant locations 4 for page, 1 for SVersions 10
Army planner 1.3 Update to 1.4 2 for update 4
Command group 1.3 Update to 1.4 2 for update 2
Battle plan 1.3 Update to 1.4, Add in SVersions in relevant locations, Add images where possible, cleanup 8 for update, 1 for SVersions, 4 images, 3 for cleanup 32
Naval warfare 1.1 Update to 1.4, Add in SVersions in relevant locations, complete expansion request, complete rewrite request 8 for update, 1 for SVersions, 3 for expansion, 5 for rewrite, tripled 48
Air warfare 1.0 Update to 1.4, update images, cleanup, verify content 6 for update, 2 for images, 2 for cleanup, 1 for verification quadrupled 44
Experience 1.3 Update to 1.4 2 for update 4
Logistics 1.3 Update to 1.4 2 for update 4
Map 1.3 Update to 1.4, update image where needed, improve page layout 4 for update, 2 for images, 4 for improved layout 20
Province 1.3 Update to 1.4, improve presentation 3 for update, 3 for presentation 12
Terrain 1.3 Update to 1.4 2 for update 4
Weather 1.3 Update to 1.4 2 for update 4
State 1.3 Update to 1.4 2 for update 4
Occupation 1.1 Update to 1.4, expand with information on the rebellion mechanics 5 for update, 3 for expansion quadrupled 32
Manpower 1.3 Update to 1.4 3 for update 6
National Spirit 1.3 Update to 1.4, improve presentation 3 for update, 3 for presentation 6
Attrition and accidents 1.3 Update to 1.4 2 for update 4
Civil war 1.4 Cleanup 2 for cleanup 4
Naval units 1.3 Update to 1.4, Expand on statistic terms/meaning 2 for update, 6 for statistic 16
Warfare 1.3 Update to 1.4, Expand with information on surrender, unique rules on war goals 2 for update, 4 for surrender, 4 for unique rules 20
Variant 1.0 Update to 1.4, add in missing SVersions 8 for update, 1 for sversions, quadrupled 36
Land units 1.1 Update to 1.4 7 for update quadrupled 28

Specific tasks

These tasks earn more tickets than would normally be the case.

  • Build a navbox for the bottom of important pages and deploy to the pages it links to 10
  • Build a navbox for the bottom of modding pages and deploy to the pages it links to 6
  • Update the User interface page (along with new screen shots and better layout) 50
  • Update Beginner's guide and rewrite where needed. Merge content from interface section to User interface page 40

National focus

Update all country specific national focus pages. Distributed tickets will be granted based on:

  • Table layout - Conform all table branches to be the same as in the French national focus tree. This includes adding any missing columns/information [creating new branch images is not required]. 10 each.
  • Version update - Update articles to 1.4. Tickets: based on multiplier version from above.
  • New trees - Add any missing NF trees (Hungary / Romania). 50 each.

Note: For NF icons refer to here. For other icons use this.

Events

Update all event pages. Distributed tickets will be granted based on:

Note: You may base the missing pages on this and this.

Technology

Update the following pages from the technology category with any missing/old information: 5 each (older pages worth more)

Country layout style

Apply the country style layout/form to all individual country pages. 5 each (on top of version updates).

  • Country style guidelines
  • Develop a new layout (on your user sandbox) for country pages that presents existing information in a cleaner and less disjointed manner. A layout selected by the moderating team is worth 50 tickets. The starred (*) items in the list below are in need of a unified and clean layout. The new layout will contain information on
    • Historic background (2000 character maximum)
    • Major events *
    • National focus *
    • Technology *
    • Politics *
    • Economy *
    • Staff and designers *
    • 1936 military *
    • Strategy guide
    • Achievements

New content

  • Describe the Land Battle log feature 6
  • Describe configurable garrison 4

Style rewrites

There are several pages on the wiki which have been tagged as rewrites. This means the page has several issues which are against the style guide. The tickets below do not include bonuses for updating a page so an entrant will be awarded more tickets if they update the page too.

Page Reward
Italy 14
Netherlands 7
Soviet Union 10
United States 14

Page expansion

There are several pages on the wiki which have been tagged as needing an expansion. The tickets below do not include bonuses for updating a page so an entrant will be awarded more tickets if they update the page too.

Page Changes requested Reward
Commands Add in missing commands 5
Country creation Explain how to enact content as a mod instead of changing regular game files. 5
Industry technology A section about concentrated vs dispersed industry. 5
Modifiers Add in missing modifiers 5
Scopes Add in missing scopes 5

Old page updates

There are some notably outdated pages and files on the wiki. Updating them is worth the following.

Page Reward Page Reward
American national focus tree 12 China 12
Countries 20 German national focus tree 12
German Reich 12 Italian national focus tree 12
Modifiers 12 Nationalist Spain 12
People's Republic of China 12 Poland 12
Republican Spain 12 South Africa 12
Soviet national focus tree 12 British national focus tree 11
France 11 Historical divisions 11
Hotkeys 11 Japan 11
United Kingdom 11 File:Local supply map.png 4
Argentina 10 Dominion of Canada 10
List of design companies 10 List of military chiefs 10
List of military high command 10 List of political advisors 10
List of theorists 10

Reporting completion

For most of the above, no report of the action is necessary. A descriptive edit summary is enough. Please only contact the overseeing moderator about tickets if you've got any complaints about the # of tickets given, if 72 or more hours after your actions you've yet to receive any tickets, or for the circumstances described below. Questions about anything else are welcome at any time and will be answered as soon as possible.

All earned tickets are be listed below on a per-user basis. There is no need to notify overseeing moderator that one is entering the contest (except for the specific contributions mentioned above); it is assumed everyone wants a chance at winning a prize.

If you believe you have made a significant contribution ("Other significant improvements to the wiki"), or that your ticket-earning contributions have been missed, this can be reported at User talk:SolSys.

Earned tickets

Fractional tickets are only used for accounting progress towards an entrant's next ticket. In the raffle, ticket numbers are always rounded down.

Notes
  • When updating content remember to also update the accompanying version tag (do not delete them).
  • When updating old articles refer to changes from past patches as well (not just the last one).


  • Tickets/tasks up to the end of the contest
User Tickets earned
Jpapple 2
Adamgerd 3
TheSurge100 4.5
SpartanB12 11
AkatsukiEmpire 157