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Please To All That Is Devine..... Help Me With This

Postby HighwayUnicorn7 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:35 pm

so the email i recieved from you says the tickets will be sold in a lottery way? so you're saying that i give you my credit card information and MAYBE i will get 'picked' to be elligible for a ticket... i am having a hard time wrapping my head around this... i think i want to cry. because this means no matter how prepaired i get or how much money i save... my going is in your hands? my heart broke as i read the letter. idk if i am just missunderstanding or what? but.... i can't miss Burning Man 2012... i Can't ..... like no if ands or buts. i CANNOT miss Burning Man 2012!!! i have been working so hard towards going. this trip literally has motivated me to get off my lazy ass and work for something. i have a job now because of this!!! and it has inspired me to take my artwork to the next level, because of burning man i am enrolling in welding and glass blowing classes. i love scuplting, it's my strongest skill in art and welding will take it to the next level i am seriously in love with this and the people and just EVERYTHING about it.... idk man... i don't know what to think anymore. i'm just worried i won't get to go... i really hope i am just high off my ass and i didn't understand the letter///////?/////)(////////:-( :?: :?: :?: :?:

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Re: Please To All That Is Devine..... Help Me With This

Postby Savannah » Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:54 pm

Welcome to the board. A lot of us haven't quite wrapped our heads around the mechanics of the ticket lottery yet. Not all the info has been released yet; I think the stuff that was released was done in order to give people the news that they will need to register in a timely fashion during a span of two weeks, and to keep people from totally panicking (i.e., thinking there would be no event at all, which people were totally worried about because the theme has not yet been announced, and in recent years the theme was announced earlier).

But! We'll figure it out. There will be more news. Who knows what it'll be like.

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:44 pm

boy these new eplayans are so, so....FERVENT!

it's like all of those young voters who helped propel obama to the white house their first time to the polls.

they of course, became quickly disillusioned with the whole process.

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:46 pm

i'd start with a spellchecker, and work my way up from there....little steps..
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Postby trilobyte » Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:13 am

Welcome to ePlaya. Yes, you read correctly and the plan is to use a ticket lottery system for 2012. Don't cry, don't freak out. Wait until the details and particulars are announced before you worry about wrapping your head around them.

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Re: Please To All That Is Devine..... Help Me With This

Postby mgb327 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:02 am

trilobyte wrote:Welcome to ePlaya. Yes, you read correctly and the plan is to use a ticket lottery system for 2012. Don't cry, don't freak out. Wait until the details and particulars are announced before you worry about wrapping your head around them.

I am still having a hard time accepting that all my work and preparation will be left up to a "chance/luck" draw that I can go. A lottery is a chance/luck game, no effort or brains can help you win. Sure, there will be a lot of "winners", but there will still be losers. I am not a gambler, my shop lights remain off, I let the heat go out....of my shop and my heart...sad.
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Postby Elderberry » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:19 am

Savannah wrote:Welcome to the board. A lot of us haven't quite wrapped our heads around the mechanics of the ticket lottery yet. Not all the info has been released yet; I think the stuff that was released was done in order to give people the news that they will need to register in a timely fashion during a span of two weeks, and to keep people from totally panicking (i.e., thinking there would be no event at all, which people were totally worried about because the theme has not yet been announced, and in recent years the theme was announced earlier).

But! We'll figure it out. There will be more news. Who knows what it'll be like.

Breathe!

Hey I have an idea--let's not change the way tickets are sold and not have the theme be CONTENTMENT. :shock:
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Re: Please To All That Is Devine..... Help Me With This

Postby Rice » Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:11 am

Change is hard. Especially when we know that something is going to be different than what we are accustomed to. No, I did not enjoy spending an entire day trying to get tickets, having the ticket-selling system meltdown, etc... But, I was familiar with the process. Now, we know it is going to be some sort of lottery system. The word "lottery" makes me nervous, since now, according to my understanding of what lottery means, I might NOT get a ticket. Then again, I need to try and be patient, as I wait for details on the new ticket purchasing system.

People have complained about the old system, so it has changed. We are complaining about the new system, before we have even tried it.

In the end, we either attend, or not. There is always something I don't like about Burning Man. I doubt that will ever change ;)

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Postby HighwayUnicorn7 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:21 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:i'd start with a spellchecker, and work my way up from there....little steps..

well you're just a mean person haha have fun with that. honest mistake

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:22 pm

just keeping you honest.
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Re: Please To All That Is Devine..... Help Me With This

Postby Isotopia » Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:39 pm

>"i'm just worried i won't get to go... i really hope i am just high off my ass and i didn't understand the letter"

Fuck. I'm just as worried that you WILL get to go - hippie.

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Postby tamarakay » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:02 pm

Isotopia wrote:>"i'm just worried i won't get to go... i really hope i am just high off my ass and i didn't understand the letter"

Fuck. I'm just as worried that you WILL get to go - hippie.


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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:14 pm

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Postby trilobyte » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:19 pm

Life's full of chances. We all have to decide for ourselves what we feel are acceptable risks, and act accordingly. If an 85% probability (or greater, we won't know until full details are posted) of success isn't enough, you may want to leave the lights off.

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Re: Please To All That Is Devine..... Help Me With This

Postby Sola Gangsta » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:20 pm

trilobyte wrote:Welcome to ePlaya. Yes, you read correctly and the plan is to use a ticket lottery system for 2012. Don't cry, don't freak out. Wait until the details and particulars are announced before you worry about wrapping your head around them.


I think... don't announce until BMOrg has their shit together with all the details would have made more sense. All this does is screw with peoples plans. Too late for that now though. Damage done. BM2012 attendance may actually drop from last years. It's happened before.
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Postby ygmir » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:55 pm

sorry I'm late.
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Postby lucky420 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:59 pm

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BM2012 attendance may actually drop from last years. It's happened before



You say that like it would be a bad thing...
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:01 pm

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Re: Please To All That Is Devine..... Help Me With This

Postby Sola Gangsta » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:02 pm

lucky420 wrote:
Sola Gangsta
BM2012 attendance may actually drop from last years. It's happened before


You say that like it would be a bad thing...


Hell no, not for us. Only for the BMorg trying to make a buck.
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Re: Please To All That Is Devine..... Help Me With This

Postby HighwayUnicorn7 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:16 pm

Isotopia wrote:>"i'm just worried i won't get to go... i really hope i am just high off my ass and i didn't understand the letter"

Fuck. I'm just as worried that you WILL get to go - hippie.

i am more of a gypsy/rocker/pioneer, but hippie is a compliment lol

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Re: Please To All That Is Devine..... Help Me With This

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:20 pm

HighwayUnicorn7 wrote:
Isotopia wrote:>"i'm just worried i won't get to go... i really hope i am just high off my ass and i didn't understand the letter"

Fuck. I'm just as worried that you WILL get to go - hippie.

i am more of a gypsy/rocker/pioneer, but hippie is a compliment lol

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