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Mining event for new players - win 1000 ped!

Discussion in 'Community Events' started by BlackHawk, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. BlackHawk

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    I originally wanted to make an event for my disciples, but then realized it would be a better one for the entire community. And the good thing about it is that it can help you understand mining system, what resources are where and how to play the game.

    I would like to understand what resources can be found where on Arkadia, and I also want to encourage people to help the economy, so I have decided to try and achieve this by offering two prizes:


    First place 1,000 ped
    Second place 500 ped



    RULES


    Overview

    The goal is for relatively new players to find ALL resources that can be mined on the parts of Arkadia that aren't Land Areas. Earn a point by posting at screenshots of getting at least 5 claims of a particular resource (more than 5 if someone else has already beaten you to it on that particular resource).

    A point can be earned for each resource.

    Most points at the end wins 1,000 ped.
    Second most points wins 500 ped.


    Specifics

    • To enter, your first post must include a screenshot proving that your Intelligence is below 40.
    • In the registration post, you can add the name of the avatar that recommended you to participate.
    • The person who recommended you to participate will gain 1 point for each of your points. So they are payed for advertising.
    • Points are earned by posting screenshots of at least 5 claims of the same resource, as follows:
      • The first person to show screenshots of 5 separate claims of any one resource, in one post, earns a point and has "unlocked" that resource.
      • The next person to earn a point for that resource must prove 6 claims that all occurred later than those of the previous point-winner for that resource.
      • The next person must prove 7 claims, all later than those of the person with 6 claims, and so on.
      • When someone earns a point with 10 claims, we don't increase the required amount any further, but anyone can score points thereafter with 10 claims.
    • Screenshots must include a timestamp and coordinates of the claim.
    • Claims do not need to be globals - just claims.
    • Claims must be outside of any land areas. We all know what is on a land area just be watching Entropia Tracker, so claims on land areas will not count.
    • Competition ends when 2 persons have discovered ALL the resources that exist on Arkadia. We believe to be 67 at this point If this number is not accurate, it will be adjusted in future, but the idea must be that we want them all, without making it mission impossible. Who ever is the first, gets first place. Next one, second place.
    • Since you are in competition with one another, you will be the judge of yourself and the competitors and if you see anything wrong, report it.
    • When you post your screenshots, please also post:
      • how many points you now have in total
      • the names of all the resources you have claimed a point for, so far.
    • I wanted to do this contest after the treasures are implemented to have more resources... but if they will be implemented, they will immediately become part of the contest.


    I hope you will enjoy this one. It is a bit more complicated, but I think it can be fun.
     
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  2. BlackHawk

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    BTW... if this is not too clear, ask. If you can express all in a nicer way, please do it. If you have suggestions... pitch in. Also, this post is reserved for whatever reason I may need if I will need in future.


    I was approached in PM about the reason why I do this event. And yes. The reason is to get information about what is where on Arkadia. At forst I wanted to pay someone to go and do just that, and with 1500 ped I am convinced I would have had a decent map of Arkadia. But like this, something fun can be done and at the same time more people can enjoy it.
    Info will be public and will be here for everyone, and before saying that the value is higher and I should pay more, I invite all other people who will read that thread to pitch in with more prizes. Is what I can afford atm. So take it or leave it.
    I want to mine on Arkadia myself, but I won't come there until I have an idea about what is where, because I spent some time there and after that all changed in a VU. Kind of frustrating. I won't scout again.
    Now that the reasons are out in the open, I suppose people can stop crying. It was no secret from the begining since I hinted to this even in the first version of my first post.

    Another reason I do this, is because it can generate some more turnover in economy, and you underestimate the amount one will have to spend in order to win. Most people will underestimate it actually and I will not post my estimation, because many will get scared. But they all can be even or profit doing it so there is no reason for anyone to be too scared. If they will lose, they learn from it, and loses won't be bigger than doing any other activity in game at the same time. And the chance to win for your effort is there and it can be appreciated.
     
  3. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    I'm not sure I understand how this will work. Say someone posts 5 claims for lyst just as I'm ready to post mine. So now I have to go back out and find 6 new claims for lyst in order to post it, but in the meantime, someone else posts 6 claims and I need to go back out and find 7 additional new claims, and so on. Theoretically I could find 100 claims of lyst and still not be allowed to post. Am I understanding this right?

    And if you post 5 claims and someone posts 6, can you then go and post more claims or are you stuck with only 5 points for that resource?

    Oh, and when does the contest start?
     
  4. KikkiJikki

    KikkiJikki Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Hi Neil,

    The easy part to answer is that at most you would need to find 10 claims. It's the last sentence you quoted.
     
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    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    But each of the 10 claims has to be made after the previous post is posted, no?

     
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    KikkiJikki Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Oh boy!

    That doesn't look so good does it? Hopefully the rules can be clarified or changed to fix this.
     
  7. BlackHawk

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    Yes, your claims must be AFTER the one that posts his. So you need to find them fast and post them fast. But on the bright side, you don't need to post globals. :)
    The reason for this rule is to make is a bit harder and even a bit frustrating and keep competition alive. This will probably be a problem on the few common resources and for the rest it won't be such a big deal, since I am sure not all people will post all claims from the same resource in same day.

    The contest just started.

    The 5 claims or 6 or whatever will give you ONLY ONE POINT.

    You need 5 claims only if you are the first. So is an advantage if you move fast. If you are slow, you need to post more claims. Then, if you are too slow, you neeed to find some more claims because someone else just posted the resource you were about to post... So yes. You can find 100 claims of lyst and not be able to post.

    The purpose of this is that someone that managed to find a resource once, should be able to find it again if he fails to post it in time and get 10 claims in few minutes. So the rule has the purpose of making miners more efficient and precise in doing what they are doing.


    I know you probably like the rules that make things easy. I like the rules that make things hard and interesting. I hope in the end you will like it too. :)
     
  8. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    Ok, this is the part I did not catch. I was thinking each claim is worth one point. I understand now.
     
  9. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    Doh!

    Intelligence: View attachment 2400

    As further confirmation of my low intelligence, I'm having to delete most of my entries so far because I didn't notice tracker had stopped and therefore no time stamps.
     
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    Welcome in the event! Best of luck!

    I did a quick edit on my second post explaining my thinking about doing this event. Any player is free to participate or not to participate.
     
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    cant join because of no PEDs but i think it should have been 30 not 40

    i have only 1
     
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    Nice to see this thing started! Keep going!
     
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