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Could egglock interrupt the receiving of eggs?

I was just about to ask this!

 

Congrats to the winners, can't wait for the next drawing.

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Losing status shows up an hour after the drawing to give time for the raffle to actually do its thing. Winning should show up as soon as the drawing happens.

 

Assuming things continue to go smoothly, I can shorten that window by quite a bit, but I went with "better safe than sorry" to avoid the race condition where it immediately says "you didn't win," then the automatic raffle does its thing and draws you and suddenly it changes to "win." Nothing -> win and nothing -> delay -> lose seems better than nothing -> lose -> win and nothing -> lose, since otherwise the losing message doesn't actually mean anything; it could arbitrarily change to winning, so you might as well keep checking.

Huh. I didn't think of it that way, and when shown that way it does make sense. Thanks for clearing that up. happy.gif And thanks for bringing them back in the first place.

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Losing status shows up an hour after the drawing to give time for the raffle to actually do its thing. Winning should show up as soon as the drawing happens.

 

Assuming things continue to go smoothly, I can shorten that window by quite a bit, but I went with "better safe than sorry" to avoid the race condition where it immediately says "you didn't win," then the automatic raffle does its thing and draws you and suddenly it changes to "win." Nothing -> win and nothing -> delay -> lose seems better than nothing -> lose -> win and nothing -> lose, since otherwise the losing message doesn't actually mean anything; it could arbitrarily change to winning, so you might as well keep checking.

Ah, that's good to know. Thank you for clarifying!

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Were the past prizes protected as eggs only or?

If I remember correctly, they were completely protected. I recall some winners were trying to see how many views their prizes could get before they grew up - according to the wiki:

 

(skies) broke the record for most views at 965,325

(Siren) broke the record for most unique views at 85,305

 

You would definitely need to be immune to sickness to achieve those numbers. xd.png

Edited by Terces

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If I remember correctly, they were completely protected. I recall some winners were trying to see how many views their prizes could get before they grew up - according to the wiki:

 

(skies) broke the record for most views at 965,325

(Siren) broke the record for most unique views at 85,305

 

You would definitely need to be immune to sickness to achieve those numbers. xd.png

ohhh, that's amazing. I hope these new prizes will be protected as well. No one wants them to die. tongue.gif

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So will it not tell us for sure if we lost until the winners all claim theirs? The way that was phrased makes me think there's a reroll system in effect if they go unclaimed. Hadn't even occurred to me before that that might be a thing.

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So will it not tell us for sure if we lost until the winners all claim theirs? The way that was phrased makes me think there's a reroll system in effect if they go unclaimed. Hadn't even occurred to me before that that might be a thing.

There's no reroll system. If prizes aren't claimed by next month's raffle, they're gone forever.

 

This is offset by there being more raffles every month, instead of only once per year.

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I saw someone in my group that got a silver shimmer. It is already on her scroll.

 

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*cries*

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*cries*

Got this as well. First I thought it was a win massage. dammit xd.pngxd.png

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Ah, there it is. Yep, loss. Guess the drawing was 3AM.

Did your friend get to pick a code or was it random? Just curious.

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*cries*

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*cries*

*Hugs Pred*

 

It's okay. I didn't win either, but we have another chance for next month instead of a whole year, so that's something and it won't be hard to enter. Raising three dragons? Pfft, I could do that in just as many days! (not really, but having over 4,000 dragons under my belt makes it a bit easier) laugh.gif;

 

You'll win when you least expect it and it'll make your day. biggrin.gif

 

ETA: Also if I happen to luck out and win one of these times I'll happily breed you a 2G with the mate of your choice. wink.gif

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Ah, there it is. Yep, loss. Guess the drawing was 3AM.

Did your friend get to pick a code or was it random? Just curious.

Random code.

 

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No win here either, better luck this month!

 

I hope someone will post what the raffle page looks like when you win, though. xd.png

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Oh well. I got the sorry message, so I guess I can stop checking my email now.

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No win here either, better luck this month!

 

I hope someone will post what the raffle page looks like when you win, though. xd.png

I think I can oblige.

winner.png

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Will the Prizes have protection?

 

Edit: I didnt read that carefully xd.png

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Oh, I like the message (not that I won) and the ability to click a button and poof! an egg appears. Thanks much!

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I think I can oblige.

Whoa! So their immune to sickness AND you can pick them up at anytime before the next drawing? That's an entire month! blink.gif I'm officially mind-blown. Wow...that's kinda awesome. not that I wouldn't snatch mine up the second I saw it, but....wow...

 

That's pretty awesome! biggrin.gif Okay, I'm hyped again for the next drawing.

 

Okay, I'm going to bed for real now. My bed is singing my name. Goodnight all, and thanks again to everyone who brought the raffles back! happy.gif

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I think I can oblige.

Thank you, TJ. laugh.gif I'll go to bed thinking of that result appearing for me one day, haha.

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I think I can oblige.

ooohhh they're non tradeable. That's amazing, thank you for this restriction! And thanks for the screencap, I didn't win but I am patient the day may come eventually now that they're monthly. biggrin.gif

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