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by Arcticcircle
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Did you get a STEP Ticket?
Replies: 2517
Views: 190372

Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

I am getting the feeling from the replies that I should rephrase my question-I'm testing my understanding of how the system is intended to work. as the directed distribution tickets are given out, the people who are in these theme camps, collectives, etc will have their STEP orders canceled (or be ...
by Arcticcircle
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Did you get a STEP Ticket?
Replies: 2517
Views: 190372

Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Sorry for the exclamation point abuse. What a relief, though, after a longggg and stressful process. Thrilled. :)
by Arcticcircle
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Did you get a STEP Ticket?
Replies: 2517
Views: 190372

Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

This 12:05er just got a ticket!!! Offer came in at 10:20am PST. I'm SO EXCITED GIANT PILEDRIVER HUGS ALL AROUND WWOOOOOOO!!!!!!
by Arcticcircle
Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Did you get a STEP Ticket?
Replies: 2517
Views: 190372

Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Got STEP confirmation email at 12:05, but no ticket offer yet. I'll holler if I that changes. Fingers crossed!
by Arcticcircle
Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Seeking rep from Animal Control AND Mystikal Mysfits
Replies: 10
Views: 1554

Re: Seeking rep from Animal Control AND Mystikal Mysfits

Misfits got under 10 out of 80 tickets. It's very likely that it's going to morph into something else at this stage...
by Arcticcircle
Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Seeking rep from Animal Control AND Mystikal Mysfits
Replies: 10
Views: 1554

Re: Seeking rep from Animal Control AND Mystikal Mysfits

My baby takes the morning train! Yeah, the animal control wakeup call is the best. Agreed.
by Arcticcircle
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Has Larry Harvey responded to questions about the "Lottery"?
Replies: 11
Views: 1063

Re: Has Larry Harvey responded to questions about the "Lotte

That said, I'm looking forward to his thoughts on all of it. It'll happen in due time.
by Arcticcircle
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Has Larry Harvey responded to questions about the "Lottery"?
Replies: 11
Views: 1063

Re: Has Larry Harvey responded to questions about the "Lotte

He's not at the center of things as much this year. He's starting to step out of the primary leadership position.
by Arcticcircle
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The "missing" ticket mystery...
Replies: 26
Views: 1319

Re: The "missing" ticket mystery...

Fuck off? Yikes. :(
by Arcticcircle
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The "missing" ticket mystery...
Replies: 26
Views: 1319

The "missing" ticket mystery...

A lot of people I now are wondering *who* exactly got tickets. Theories abound of rampant virgin interest, conspiracies to break up old timers' camps and grand scalper schemes. On the ground we're looking around and it just doesn't seem like enough tickets made it into the hands of the community to ...
by Arcticcircle
Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:51 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why I'm a lottery defender.
Replies: 76
Views: 3496

Re: Why I'm a lottery defender.

Perhaps. I'm not accusing the Org of anything but creating a giant, epic clusterfuck under the dubious premise of preventing scalping, I keep wondering why people have such a hard time with this simple fact - the lottery was intended to try to be as fair as possible in distrubuting tickets WHEN THE...
by Arcticcircle
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The stony silence of the BORG
Replies: 28
Views: 2241

Re: The stony silence of the BORG

Yeah yeah yeah, I know the proper name is Black Rock City, LLC. But it's way more fun to call them the Borg.

And yes, HOW I wish there was a "like" button on these threads. So many great posters.
by Arcticcircle
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who plans on submitting tickets into STEP program?
Replies: 77
Views: 8373

Re: Who plans on submitting tickets into STEP program?

Yeah... If I *had* a ticket, it would never go to STEP. I know about 30 people offhand to whom I'd absolutely love to hand a ticket at face value. And if I happened to have some massive surplus of tickets, why in the world would I participate in the Borg's scalper paradise, enabling others to nab fa...
by Arcticcircle
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: This is how it SHOULD have been done.
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: This is how it SHOULD have been done.

Totally agree with your proposed solution. I've used will-call for many years and had no problem at the gate. I show them my ID, it is matched to my name in the database, and they hand me my ticket. I also bring along the printout of my confirmation email just in case there is an issue. Making the ...
by Arcticcircle
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The stony silence of the BORG
Replies: 28
Views: 2241

The stony silence of the BORG

Predictions of this precise situation abounded pre-lottery, and the Borg didn't pay attention. Members of the community who pressed the issue were belittled by a handful of lottery drumbeaters, and now we've found that -- indeed -- everything you need to know about this system could have been predic...
by Arcticcircle
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The unOfficial **freak0ut thread, where it's OK to PaNiC
Replies: 41
Views: 2712

Re: The unOfficial **freak0ut thread, where it's OK to PaNiC

I was drawn to it after reading about the core principles and the more I researched and dug it seems like every year it drifted further from what it was originally about. Regardless I am determined to at least give it a chance hoping that the core values behind it still shine through. It was origin...
by Arcticcircle
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The unOfficial **freak0ut thread, where it's OK to PaNiC
Replies: 41
Views: 2712

Re: The unOfficial **freak0ut thread, where it's OK to PaNiC

Haha I love you alt12. Wait... but can't we have ONE THREAD that doesn't devolve into an argument with someone running PR for the new ticketing process? With all due respect... THIS IS THE TICKET ANXIETY THREAD. If you have ticket anxiety or issues w the new ticketing process, pleaaaseeeeeee feel fr...
by Arcticcircle
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The unOfficial **freak0ut thread, where it's OK to PaNiC
Replies: 41
Views: 2712

Re: The unOfficial **freak0ut thread, where it's OK to PaNiC

I appreciate that the mods are allowing this thread to exist. My top tier, single-ticket request is still pending. My campmates are stressing hard on our facebook page. My friends' camps are stressing hard. Nobody has mentioned art in as long as I can remember. It's just too much. And honestly, *win...
by Arcticcircle
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The unOfficial **freak0ut thread, where it's OK to PaNiC
Replies: 41
Views: 2712

The unOfficial **freak0ut thread, where it's OK to PaNiC

Establishing a corner of ePlaya for any anxious fretting from wannabe denizens of Burning Man 2012. This is not the thread for people who are in favor of the lotto and/or feel awesome about how everything is being run. I'm REALLY BUMMED about this year's system. I don't understand what was so un-ega...
by Arcticcircle
Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Lotto... tempting regular folks into scalping?
Replies: 81
Views: 5094

Re: Lotto... tempting regular folks into scalping?

All that was true the minute tickets sold out last July. Scarcity is the problem. If it was done via first come, first serve the boards would be filled with people screaming bloody murder about the event having completely sold out already. No, perceived scarcity is the problem. There isn't that muc...
by Arcticcircle
Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Hey to all five lotto defenders... why?
Replies: 44
Views: 2652

Re: Hey to all five lotto defenders... why?

Here kitty kitty.... drop it... drop it... good kitty. Lemur, the small, vocal group of defenders are of course entitled to their opinions... anyone is. And believe me, anyone who has taken a look-see at this thread has heard it loud and clear. The message has gotten through. But it's just getting t...
by Arcticcircle
Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Hey to all five lotto defenders... why?
Replies: 44
Views: 2652

Hey to all five lotto defenders... why?

The defenders of the lotto post so often and vigorously, if you perusing the boards and not paying attention you'd almost think that the proponents and opponents of the new system are about evenly split. Until you realize that there are, like, 5 defenders who comprise the majority of the posts. I do...
by Arcticcircle
Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Lotto... tempting regular folks into scalping?
Replies: 81
Views: 5094

Re: Lotto... tempting regular folks into scalping?

All that was true the minute tickets sold out last July. Scarcity is the problem. If it was done via first come, first serve the boards would be filled with people screaming bloody murder about the event having completely sold out already. Yeah, trilo, I just disagree. Tired of hearing lotto defend...
by Arcticcircle
Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Lotto... tempting regular folks into scalping?
Replies: 81
Views: 5094

Re: Lotto... tempting regular folks into scalping?

And yes, I agree that most lotto winners will of course look out camp mates and friends first. Very curious to see if many people use STEP. Glad they set it up as an option, but it seems like it will probably be a last resort for most.
by Arcticcircle
Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Lotto... tempting regular folks into scalping?
Replies: 81
Views: 5094

Re: Lotto... tempting regular folks into scalping?

I'm baffled by the lottery fans who refuse to acknowledge that this system brings a fresh set of problems and challenges. The inflated sense of scarcity (real and/or perceived) and the problems with planning major projects are issues that are so obvious with the new system, it's virtually self-evide...
by Arcticcircle
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Lotto... tempting regular folks into scalping?
Replies: 81
Views: 5094

Re: Lotto... tempting regular folks into scalping?

This system actually relies MORE on people simply *choosing* not to scalp, when they've purchased more tickets than they otherwise would have. The entire basis of this system is to put more tickets into fewer people's hands, and hope they do the right thing. LIsten, I believe that burners are an exc...
by Arcticcircle
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Lotto... tempting regular folks into scalping?
Replies: 81
Views: 5094

Lotto... tempting regular folks into scalping?

For starters, the system encourages ticket hoarding, period. This is psych 101. And now that most people have overbought, we have turned what would have been regular purchasers into de-facto redistributers. Now that's a very very very great place to be for a lottery winner, when huge amounts of peop...
by Arcticcircle
Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Now that the lottery failed ... here is a suggestion
Replies: 140
Views: 12149

Re: Now that the lottery failed ... here is a suggestion

I really like your idea, karma cat, and I think ppl on this thread are being too hard on you. Really clever.
by Arcticcircle
Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Fears for tiers
Replies: 37
Views: 2341

Re: Fears for tiers

They can't make the buyer just compete in one tier, because for anyone who JUST WANTS TO GO at ANY price, then it becomes some dumb game of guesswork over which will be the least competitive drawing. I'm not convinced that the highest priced tier will be the least competitive -- most people ready to...

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