Hey Tim, I do explain that to them, as I stated I’m pro-depositing. I let them know that in order to enjoy the game to its fullest potential it is necessary to deposit and I know a lot of people who try and don’t deposit, and who would say otherwise, but it’s a matter of one’s personal opinion. I let them know that swanting is a good skill builder and you get the loot too lol. I also let them know that if the payers who do deposit did not then the loot pull would dry up, I explain it likeit’s a casino which in a sense it is, and that not everyone can play on the big machines and not everyone can win or the casino (EU) would close. I love Arkadia as though it was my own planet and wish for nothing more than it to succeed and become this epic planet that gamers talk about ALL over the world. But with that being said, the events that Arkadia (ARK studios) does for their players and the players of the EU player base needs to be well rounded. This will not only bring in new players but will also bring new players from other planets too. Yes, have events to where the ubers can pay along with the new players, I applaud the A-team for coming up with a reward system that ALLOWS ALL players to have a fair shot at a prize. Their reward system is Perfect you win a prize your out, it is basically based on what a person is willing to invest in getting the big W(winner title). But these last events were not so friendly to new players, example:Riptor how many new players have the skills to take down even a young Riptor? They neither possess the skill/equipment or the health to basically hunt them so they are out. And I know some may say 1. Mining; is easy and a new player can do it. TRUE, get a finder drop a prob get lucky. 2 Crafting; get a bp craft it bingo well………Maybe, but when was the last time you seen a tt bp global? 3 Hunting; kill a critter get a global you’re in…..well again when was the last time you seen a carabok or something comparable that a new player can hunt global?" As stated in the op it is a triathlon meaning you have to be able to compete in ALL three events and global not just 1 so a global in ALL 3 get you 1 entry to win.So most ppl will do a day of hunting to get global’s, a day of mining to get global’s, a day of crafting to get global’s and on the final day they will focus on the areas that they are lacking the global’s to get a ticket for (i.e. 9 mining/10 crafting/10hunting) they will focus on the mining to getthat last entry. Now if it were set up to where if you got a global you got an entry to each event like in mining you get cool mining gear, in hunting you get cool hunting gear, in crafting you get cool bps. Then that would be a well rounded event where everyone is included even the new player. And if you were able to global in ALL three you get a ticket to be put into a special drawing for other prizes, so how ever many trio globals you get you get one entry. Prizes could be such as a nice set of Armor, armor plates, mining tools, bps ect ect something like that would be cool. You could win in only one event mining, hunting, crafting but…….. If you do all 3 and global you get rewarded for the extra effort and put into a special drawing for the Triathlon prize. So in effect you could win 2 prizes……only ONE in the 3 events(mining/hunting/crafting). And 1 in the bonus entry to the Triathlon Grand prize, it’s your typical progressive prize pool. This is a type of prize progression I have personally used and it is found to effectively product 20-30% more participation than ANY other promotion I have used in my restaurants. See the point in any business is to make money you know this as being a shop/business person in the EU already. I have been in businesses when I have used this and have increased the sales buy over 50-60%. One such place I have used this is with a Pizza place I worked for. I was a trouble shooter for a district they would send me in to evaluate the productivity of the store. And if it were not as productive as it should be then I was to make up a marketing plan and implement it, so to make the store more profitable. And I was very good at my job. So something like that could have been used but, it is an unconventional way of doing things and not many people use it which makes it work so well. See think “outside” the box because,if you limit yourself to whatis “only inside” the box you then will also limit your ability to earn that money that is outside the box. I have over 30 years’ experience in the promoting of businesses (Thank you MOM). But its simple really, the more players being able to participate equals more money for the evnt holder(PP). And ty for the offer I might just take you up on that one of these days. But enough of my rambling I would just love to see an event that would include not only the new players but the uberly old ones as well . P.S If anyone needs help on how to promote their business just ask I have a zillion ideas yes I made my own word up “zillion” because it is more valuable than a million lol.