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[Please close] [Cancelled] Secret Santa

Discussion in 'Community Events' started by DaughterOfAnarchy, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. DaughterOfAnarchy

    DaughterOfAnarchy Active Member

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    Unfortunately the interest levels were too low, so the event didn't matched the minimum conditions to take place.

    Secret Santa is a Western Christmas tradition in which members of a group or community are randomly assigned a person to whom they anonymously give a gift.

    In all games I played, I found this to be a funny player-made-event, which got everyone to meet new people and get more involved in the community, so I wanna propose that here too. :)

    If you wanna participate, which means you will have to give a gift to a random person from the list (I'll PM you the name once all signups and the random draw is done) and also receive a gift from another random person from the list... what kind of gift you'll give or receive is totally up to you and the trade will be done directly with your secret santa, all I'll do will only be to maintain this list and PM you the name of the person you have to gift. :)

    Time for signups is 'till December 22 (so five days from now), and it would be cool if we could set an in-game meeting for all of us to exchange the gifts sometimes on Christmas (I propose December 26th, second Christmas day, because probably 24/25, we'll be busy with RL, and have less time for game - but of course, up for discussions).

    Note: If less than 10 people will signup, we should probably drop the idea; that kind of event is fun when engaging a large part of the community, not with only a couple people.
     
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  2. sholle

    sholle Active Member

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    I like and I am in! :)
    Sign me up!
     
  3. hypnotyk

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    Are you going to establish a PED range for gifting? You don't want to run into some issues where some people give a lot and receive a little, etc, etc. so I find it best to say 'Hey let's say gifts around 25 PED but if you want to give more then go ahead'
     
  4. DaughterOfAnarchy

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    Someone else suggested me that too in PM, but I really think that, just as in real life, gifts should be just that... gifts, not something you trade for something else... so just give whatever you can give from all your heart, without being sorry for it, even if you don't receive anything back (and yeah, that happened to me in the past, in other game I organized, that a few people just back-off / went MIA, and I had to try to cover them and offer a little something for those people by myself). Plus, by putting a minimum limit, I think we would limit the amount of people that can participate even more (not like that there's much interest - lol) since some people might feel that whatever minimum value can be out of their range. As I see it... is all about the joy of giving and receiving gifts... about the tradition, the symbol... about getting people together... and not about the practical material value... and along these lines I wanna tell you a really short story I wrote sometime back, also around some Christmas time...



    So... It was last day before Christmas, when a young girl, maybe 10 years or so, wearing a clean but obviously wornout coat entered a small, exclusive jewelry shop and head straight to the guy selling there, who happened to be just the owner of the shop, opened a little box she was carrying and took out a lot of money - some small banknotes, but mostly just coins, put them all on the counter and said:

    - Sir, I saw some time back in the window a really nice necklace with blue stones, that were just the same shade of blue as the eyes of my bigger sister, and ever since then I started saving my lunch money for school to buy her something like that for Christmas. You see, since our mother passed away two years ago, just before Christmas, she was the one that took care of me and I would like to pay her back somehow and manage to make her smile by offering her a nice gift like that.

    The owner of the jewelry shop counted the money quietly, which were not more than maybe 40 or 50 dollars, then took the most beautiful sapphire necklace out of the window, put it in a nice box, also a blue one, and handed it to the little girl saying:

    - Here, that's just about that money. No go give it to your sister and I really hope she'll appreciate it.

    The little girl left happy and like one hour later, just before the closing time, a young lady, with sapphire like blue eyes, quite obviously the sister of the little girl from before enters the shop and handing the box to the owner of the shop says:

    - I am afraid that my little sister stolen this from your shop, so I came to return it. She told me she bought it, but it's absolutely insane to believe her. There is no way we could afford something like that. Just please don't call the police or anything; she didn't mean to harm or anything.

    The guy refuses to take the box, but says instead:

    - Mademoiselle, I'm sorry, but I can't take this. Your sister was indeed true, she bought this piece of jewelry from my shop.

    - Bought? How come? But how much it costed? Where did she had all those money?

    - We are a very select shop, so all our prices are confidential, and I can't pass this information to you. But what I can tell you is that she indeed bought it and she paid the biggest price anyone else could have ever offered for it - she paid ALL THE MONEY SHE HAD.



    So, who am I to put limits and say that your 100 PED gift which represents less than the money you burn in one hour at MM, is worth more than the 10 PED gift from the guy that sweated five days in a row for it?
     
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  5. memnarr

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    I didn't see this post until today for some reason, if its still going on I would join up. anything to bring our community together is a good thing in my opinion.
     
  6. DaughterOfAnarchy

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    Unfortunately the interest levels were too low, so the event didn't matched the minimum conditions to take place.

    Guess we all can still give presents to the dear ones. :)

    Happy holidays everyone! :)
     

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