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3 hours ago, trystan said:

 

also, i've sent my prize (teleport link, anyway) to its winner, and have received two of my three (:blink:!) winnings already! :) 

Third on its way! Been offline most of today...

Congrats everyone!

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I 2000% miss the BBB Raffle/Giveaway (Breeding Bonaza Thingie) that I did with my CB Prize for awhile. I got the idea from Vhale and wanted to do it, but didn't want to crunch all those numbers, then had someone who came up with the same idea basically for a player event and I was happy to toss in on it since they did the really crunch work, and they had stats and tracked them and had reasons for their breed choices and everything. For all you stat people out there, we love you! And I know a lot of people really enjoyed these sorts of events and they had the added benefit of helping with super common ratios, biome blockers, keeping the AP times down, etc. I'm not saying you would do that exactly, and I might even like to do something like that again, although it would be 100% super cool if I could get another Prize Owner or two or small group who would be ok with taking turns donating, or just breeding and whoever got the baby first donated (I always insisted it had to be a Holiday Mate, and if after a few attempts it didn't produce you had to have backups because I wasn't going to spend more than 2-3 tries on this thing max, otherwise he would go back to a proven mate and you got what you got.) And it would be have to be after I got the migraine thing down. Doc Appointment scheduled though!

 

Mostly because I also like donating to the really super awesome Player Raffles that you all do (I like to split them as I get them between here & Prize Lines Raffles, but I'd happily donate to other player raffles too that popped up if it fit their theme. He's not a Spriter's Alt, but I got other Spriters Alts I can send over to that one!) And since I don't really have extra CB Golds and Silvers and NDs generally lying around to donate, it is what I can donate that people can enjoy. 

 

So if you are thinking about something along the lines of anything related to that activity or others, and you got someone willing to count those things and hold the raffle/lotto, I would be in on the donating as well unless you want to make it exclusive to your own (which I 100% understand, if you run it and do it, things just go easier when you keep it all under your house). But if you want any feedback from that, I'm sure if people remembered some of those and the responses that people generally had to them (like people often had a lot of fun just with the breeding, even if they didn't win, and for the months we did it, the winners were all different each month, all very happy, and no one posted or every communicated to us about being "upset" about not winning or complained in threads). I think it depends on the activity. Sometimes people forget we had Miss Elizabeth's win a 2G by writing contest and the theme would change each time on what to write about on a short piece. So I mean... what activity you are doing, collecting, performing .... may be something more interesting than you think, can change up a lot, and may be something you already do. And if it is still not your cup of tea, 100% OK, we still are going to have plenty of raffles and gift exchanges ongoing for nice things for all players and types. So... no one freak out just in case you are starting to jump the shark! I know it's Shark Week, or was....

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Finally got on tonight, & got my links sent out to the winners of my donations, as well as picked up mine - thank you for the fun code parents, anon!  Caught a sinking ship Sapphire in the AP the other day that your Leodon will go with nicely :lol:!

 

On ticket lottos, I guess I have no opinion?  I mean, that's pretty much how I won my Silver Tinsel, back when TJ held the raffles for Prizes at Christmas, if I remember correctly, so it was really the only time I participated in such a raffle, as I didn't feel comfortable before then coming out of lurker mode on the forums much.  It could always be tried as an experiment, & if it turned out to be too much work on top of everything else, maybe it only be an every-other-month thing, if you didn't want to cut it altogether?  Something like that.

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49 minutes ago, Lagie said:

Third on its way! Been offline most of today...

ooh, thanks!

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So I thought about it and here's what I came up with regarding the potential lottos. I agree with sunshine_ley that keeping things tidy is great, but I kind of want this thread to remain a "free" thread where no one is obligated to do anything before entering. So I would most likely start a new thread. The lottos would definitely be once a month or every other month as that would give me time to find some really nice prizes--CB Metals, 2G Prizes, popular CB uncommons, maaaybe 2G SAs, the like--that would be worth the work that goes into earning tickets. I also want this thread to be my main focus (at least until Secret Santa starts). I love hosting raffles and seeing how excited people get over their winnings, so the work doesn't concern me much. I may look into getting some help regardless, but I need to actually flesh out this idea some more.

 

@Natayah I would love it if you donated 2G Prize babies! I can offer some myself as well each month as I'm closing both Prize lists to focus on gifting. Whenever I get a chance I'll talk to some other owners that enjoy gifting to see if they want to form a little group like you mentioned. Maybe I'll be able to find some generous cave hunters too.

 

I haven't decided on an actual method for earning tickets yet. Catching, breeding, and gifting have all been done. I feel like people are reluctant to enter talent-based things like Toyo's old writing contest or the current Unoffical Discord drawing contest because they doubt their skills, so I'm hesitant to choose something like that. So I'm open to suggestions if anyone has something to offer. I'm going to keep brainstorming.

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My only issue on the talent based ones is you always have the same winners, cause they are just that good, they can knock out a fantastic piece of art in 15 minutes with little to no effort while someone else needs to take 4 and five days to refine their art, to end up with comparable pieces. Or something like a scavenger hunt kind of thing but again, someone who works is going to have a hard time hunting and someone like me in a hospital bed can dedicate days out of bordom looking for things, and again it also comes to talent, millennials are like wizzes at finding anything in a game like setting, while it can take me days to locate the same thing, again effort and results are not equal, and you'll end up with consistent winners.

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Oops, I've been offline today and almost forgot I had prizes to send out! I'm sorry for the delay, and thank you so much to the donors for my lovely prizes ❤️

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Finally I am able to claim my prizes. ❤️

 

Congratulations to all winners!

Thank you to the donors, there have been pretty prizes!

And thank you The Dragoness for managing this raffle!

 

For the lottery thing: I personally wouldn't enter. Because of the reasons borntobefree said. I have a fulltime job and 'some' pets (and a husband ;) ), so I just don't have the time to do many tasks to earn some tickets.

 

Best wishes,

Seriva

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I was able to claim the prizes, and I won 2! :D

Awesome round and so many lucky people able to breed their shinies, thanks also The Dragoness for hosting!

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I won two lovely prizes, thank you bonvoyage and sunshine_ley! :wub: 

And of course.. thanks The Dragoness for another great GGG round!

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thank you for the Prizes, claimed my gifts and sent mine out 😃

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Thank you for my lovely prize, it is perfect, and thank you for all who donated and participated! It was another great Golden Round!

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Now that my IOU’s for OOwTj are done I will donate offspring sometimes as well for new lotto thread. Perhaps you can have multiple ways to earn raffle tickets that way everyone can have a chance to earn them 

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Lucky Lottos is live!

 

I figured that I should post here as the idea did originate here. If anyone is interested in entering/donating, head on over! Otherwise, in terms of GGG news, the next donation period will be opening on July 26th.

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Here is another, small button that I am extremely pleased with :)

I initially had a golden/yellow-ish colored background but this aqua seriously made it pop! Hope you like it ❤️ 

 

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1 minute ago, Pryanka said:

Here is another, small button that I am extremely pleased with :)

I initially had a golden/yellow-ish colored background but this aqua seriously made it pop! Hope you like it ❤️ 

 

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I love it! Aqua is one of my favorite colors so I'm an automatic fan. It's a great size too. Thank you! :D

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Just now, The Dragoness said:

I love it! Aqua is one of my favorite colors so I'm an automatic fan. It's a great size too. Thank you! :D

 

Wholo!! I'll work on buttons fpr your Secret Santa & Lotto threads next (but probably in the reverse order lol)

I love the whole blue-green spectrum as well so I feel you :) 

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