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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:23 pm

I haven't got the email yet, but apparently we're going to a lootery lottery system for tickets 2012.
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Re: Move to Ticket Forum when it Exists

Postby junglesmacks » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:28 pm

Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:34 pm

And I have done that really annoying thing. If I did not immediately see what I was looking for, I went ahead and...
Well, you know.

Should keep my humbler. Or so one hopes.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:37 pm

There, I"ve reported my own post to the mods.




and I liked it. It made me feel dangerous, daring, edgy, underground, ironic...
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Postby oneeyeddick » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:45 pm

Thanks for the link Fishy, my settings no longer let me see "new posts".

It only allows me to see posts from my FB friends at this point.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:50 pm

Yikes.
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Postby Nipple » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:52 pm

I'm going to stay over here and occupy this thread about the tickets. The tone over there is kind of serious... No room for cut-ups around the "1 Postcent".

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Postby junglesmacks » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:57 pm

OCCUPY THIS THREAD!
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:59 pm

Yeah, I'm already finding the hand-wringing and the eminent death of the event somewhat amusing.

I guess "ticketgeddon" trained me to find these particular whines, funny.

So, Mods, please don't move this to the ticket forums or kill it altogether. I need a safe place.
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Postby Nipple » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:59 pm

If the mods want to shut this thread down, we're gonna make shields out of ASCII and bicycle lock ourselves to the submit button.

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Postby Savannah » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:08 pm

Nipple wrote:I'm going to stay over here and occupy this thread about the tickets. The tone over there is kind of serious... No room for cut-ups around the "1 Postcent".


:lol:

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Postby junglesmacks » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:16 pm

No really though.. once the initial shock passed over.. I don't really see what people are freaking out about. All this means is the same thing that it always did: Plan early. Allocate funds early. Don't wait until the last second.

I think the main confusion that I'm seeing here is that people are misreading things to think that there will only be ONE lottery.. which.. I could see being freak-out-able.

There will be MULTIPLE lotteries.. so just get in on an early one! What's the big deal?
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Postby oneeyeddick » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:27 pm

Tickets to Hawaii require no lottery for the same time frame next year.
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Postby Nipple » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:58 pm

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Postby bigdane » Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:10 pm

junglesmacks wrote:No really though.. once the initial shock passed over.. I don't really see what people are freaking out about. All this means is the same thing that it always did: Plan early. Allocate funds early. Don't wait until the last second.

I think the main confusion that I'm seeing here is that people are misreading things to think that there will only be ONE lottery.. which.. I could see being freak-out-able.

There will be MULTIPLE lotteries.. so just get in on an early one! What's the big deal?


Let me see if I understand...cuz I'm slooow sometimes...under the lottery system if you want a ticket and enter (that is pay the ticket price) you win. So, like if there are 10,000 tickets in the first lottery and 9500 people who enter the lottery...don't they all get one?And if there are 10,001 people who enter...one unlucky person will have to enter the next lottery...
aren't the chances of being that one unlucky person for several lotteries pretty slim...like almost non-existent...so that as long as ya plan...YOU WIN!!!

I like the odds of this game! :lol:
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Postby Nipple » Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:14 pm

Yes!

50,000 chances to win...and about 50,000 will enter!

Play early, play often!

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Re: Move to Ticket Forum when it Exists

Postby VultureChow » Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:16 pm

junglesmacks wrote:No really though.. once the initial shock passed over.. I don't really see what people are freaking out about. All this means is the same thing that it always did: Plan early. Allocate funds early. Don't wait until the last second.

I think the main confusion that I'm seeing here is that people are misreading things to think that there will only be ONE lottery.. which.. I could see being freak-out-able.

There will be MULTIPLE lotteries.. so just get in on an early one! What's the big deal?


It's the uncertainty. I could do everything right, be willing to pay the highest tier on day one and still lose out to someone in a lower tier on a later date because of the randomness of a lottery.

Although, at the very least, this has drastically increase eplaya membership.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:17 pm

I heard through the grapevine that they are going to release tickets in bursts of only a few thousand each time, and determining the winners by the first letter of their last name on their submission for said lottery.
This process will continue every week until they reach capacity.

Sounds fair to me.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:20 pm

Ah, but as an S, I can only hope that they run out of tickets in the Ts or Ws and not in the late Rs.
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Postby MyDearFriend » Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:24 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:I heard through the grapevine that they are going to release tickets in bursts of only a few thousand each time, and determining the winners by the first letter of their last name on their submission for said lottery.
This process will continue every week until they reach capacity.

Sounds fair to me.


So, I should change my last name to "X"? Because there are way too fucking many "B"s. :?
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Re: Move to Ticket Forum when it Exists

Postby Savannah » Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:26 pm

You should change your last name to Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

Just think at the many ways in which your life would change! :shock:

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Postby FaeTora » Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:26 pm

Lets hope your name isn't after Smith then.
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Re: Move to Ticket Forum when it Exists

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:27 pm

I can think of worse things than publicly having a symbolic orgasm every time you say your name.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:30 pm

I always thought an orgasm sounded more like a can of beer being opened.

I think that sound starts with a P.
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Re: Move to Ticket Forum when it Exists

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:34 pm

Maybe A-aa-aa-a-aaaa! would be better, I odn't know.
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Postby bigdane » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:03 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:I heard through the grapevine that they are going to release tickets in bursts of only a few thousand each time, and determining the winners by the first letter of their last name on their submission for said lottery.
This process will continue every week until they reach capacity.

Sounds fair to me.

I just read my JRS and musta missed the bit about alpha selection... but it all sounds cool to me...i did read that there will be a lot of opportunities to get tickets.
I think if someone is prone to freaking about the process they'd probably be freakin about any process. Like most things in life, these things have a way of working themselves out regardless of how much effort I put into freakin beforehand...so I'll chill...throw some more pennies in my BRC fund...plan my Aquaman costume...eat some fudge... 8)
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Postby oneeyeddick » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:05 pm

I could go for some fudge right about now.
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Postby teardropper » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:09 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:Tickets to Hawaii require no lottery for the same time frame next year.


OK, yeah, Hawaii... Yeah, why don't you all go to Hawaii this year? Yeah. Virgins, really, it's overpriced, the t-shirts are almost $75... and it's really not that much fun...

...go to Hawaii...


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Postby oneeyeddick » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:13 pm

In Hawaii, even the fudge is more expensive.
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Postby FaeTora » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:17 pm

We could do the Drowning Man next year. We build the city off the coast of Cali or Hawaii and at the end, we blow up his base and watch him burn and sink.
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