I've had my releases come into full contention in MFG's Character of the Month voting a couple times now, but there has always been a weak turn out of votes in my favor. The major reason seems to be favoritism, specifically that which comes from much bigger authors and specific gameplay formats. Last time, my Sailor Jupiter was up for votes and she only received 1 vote, while Saturn received none. This month, I have two releases, an update to Jupiter and the release of Link. I have a great fear that they won't even be nominated, and that the award will go to someone with a higher popularity rating just because of who the author is. I work hard on these guys and receive little to no recognition or reward for that hard work.