Hi there, fellow pornstars. I was lucky enough to win last week's BBAs on UK2
and want to encourage everyone that it is possible to succeed even if you're a new player (I play only for 2 months) outside of the top studios.
We don't have any pact in our studio to support each other in the voting. In fact, I've never even talked with most of my teammates, who are not very chatty (that's not a complaint). As a whole, we aren't a super active studio, where everyone plays everyday, spends all the energy, shoots the maximum amounts of movies, buys diamonds etc. Only a handful of our members do that. I myself don't have the diamonds to influence the result of the voting and don't even see the purpose of that. I would have to spend way more diamonds than I would have gotten in reward and if I accomplished anything by doing so, the result would be fake. In my opinion, the point and fun of the BBAs is to have a fair contest where people vote for what they really like and everyone has a chance to be successful. If you want to spend crazy amounts of diamonds in order to achieve something, you have the conventions to do so...
As for the question of have to become a winner... Most of the advices that can turn the luck more in your favor were already mentioned here. Make the maximum amount of movies to be able to get more votes, match your clothes with the title or even make up your own fitting/interesting/funny title or overall theme, invest diamonds if you have some good idea for how an appealing cover should look like... Try to match the colors of various individual elements (wardrobe, background, border) in a visually pleasing way. Never let the title to be placed over the faces of the actors (I almost never vote for such covers - only when I don't have another option). And most importantly, make your star and cover as a whole as sexy and hot as possible. Put on alluring clothes which generally means the ones that make your boobs big and visible and show some skin. In fact, the boobs are your biggest asset.
Use it in your advantage.
Maybe even change your star a bit from time to time (hairstyle and hair color are the obvious choices) - I did it last week and it payed of.
In the end, it's still in big portion about luck. Once I came up with a neat police-themed cover, my star was naked with a police hat on and a policeman by her side, the xxx sticker was strategically positioned so it would seem like she doesn't have any panties on, I payed with diamonds for my own raunchy and suggestive title... So here I was was expecting a great success only to fail miserably and find myself to be placed more badly in the competition than ever before without any reward at all. It was my worst result ever, even though I put a lot of effort into the cover. So as I said, you need some luck in order to come up with the right cover that will please the tastes of the voters in that initial crucial phase of voting that will decide whether you will stay in consideration for the rest of the week or not. My winning cover got to the top only in the last two days (I think it wasn't first until Sunday) when it started to show up more as a voting option.
Perhaps some innate sense for the aesthetics can help as well. I don't know if I personally have it, but the fact is, I try to make every cover at least somewhat pleasing. Sometimes, when I really don't like something (the title in most such cases) I invest diamonds to change it even if I know I won't submit the cover for the BBAs. I do it only sporadically now, but when I started this game and it seemed like you get diamonds everyday for something, I was customizing all of my initial covers, each with its original title etc. Som maybe because of this slight obsessiveness with perfection of mine, I was eventually rewarded with a win.
To be frank, to win the BBAs was one of my goals in this game. And every week I was gradually progressing closer towards it - the week before my win I was 10th and before that 14th. I believed more in the cover that placed 10th and didn't really expect to win with the one I did, but surprisingly it happened... Maybe I'll never win again, but I certainly have bigger ambitions. Since I saw that you can get a "Legend" title if you win 3 times, I immediately got my sights set on it (I don't care about most of the other titles that are relatively easily achievable and don't have such a nice ring to them
). Now I'm 1/3 on the path of getting it. That's still a long way to go, but certainly a lot closer than a week ago... But not to be greedy, the "Superstar" title that you get for one win is also quite nice and rare, so I'm a happy camper... I mean pornstar... now.
Has anyone even seized that coveted "Legend" title yet? Well, I guess that Analis probably did...
BTW, I see your cover is in the Top 10 at the moment, Mynx. Maybe your time to shine has finally come..
I wish you good luck for the rest of the week.