theCryptofishist wrote: RosieTahoe wrote:
Aren't we adults here?!?! haha...maybe not
Definitely not. Read through the ticket threads this year. Read through them last year. And the year before. Look at the huge amount of magical thinking.
What Fishy said.
And I didn't think I was handling it with kid gloves - exactly the opposite, I trying to be as bluntly honest about prospects as possible. We are in an unknown zone for everyone, including the BMorg - we've reached the point not just of selling-out, but of having waaaaaaaaay more people wanting to go in a given year than the BLM would ever allow. All the old anecdotal evidence is based on a different reality than last year & now. Plus you're assuming that because someone who registered on day 4 last year
got a ticket, there will be a ticket offered to someone who registered on day 4 this year
- since the STEP tickets offered is based on the number submitted by participants who no longer need them, there is absolutely no way to quantify how many tickets will be entered into STEP in any given year. They could fall from the sky like monsoon rain, they could be like the California drought.
Hope for the best, plan for the worst; don't put all your dreams in one basket, etc...
Now, lets get back to using this thread to celebrate people who do get them. I think the technical details side has been hammered a bit.