Yuletide Wheel-Of-Fun Mini Event 2020

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Yuletide Wheel-Of-Fun Mini Event 2020

Post by Cherek » 10 Dec 2020 04:25

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 |           The Arch of Events team proudly presents           |
 |             The Yuletide Wheel-Of-Fun Mini Event             |
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 |  Good news everyone!                                         |
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 |  The popular Wheel-Of-Fun lottery is back!                   |
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 |  The Wheel-Of-Fun will be present from December 16, 00:00:01 |
 |  GT (Game Time) to January 2, 23:59:59 GT. The Wheel-Of-Fun  |
 |  will be located inside the magnificent yule tree just north |
 |  of the Tower of Realms in Sparkle. You get to spin the      |
 |  wheel once each day (it resets at midnight GT) and you can  |
 |  win lots of nice prizes. And it's all completely free       |
 |  thanks to the generous GoG (Gnomes of Genesis) Banking      |
 |  Services.                                                   |
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 |  Note: To prevent abuse you have to be 18 in order to spin   |
 |  the wheel. 18 hours old that is. If you are under 18 hours  |
 |  old you will have to wait until you are 18 hours or more    |
 |  to spin.                                                    |
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 |  Finally, the Wheel-Of-Fun will also be part of a small      |
 |  mini event.                                                 |
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 |                          The Event                           |
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 |  The Wheel-Of-Fun event is not as big as regular events,     |
 |  but it adds some fun to the spinning, and another reason    |
 |  to return to spin every day. It works like this:            |
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 |  Apart from winning a nice item each time you spin, you      |
 |  also get awarded points.                                    |
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 |  0 points for fun prizes, like candy, clothes, etc.          |
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 |  1 point for nice prizes, for example an ancient mithril     |
 |  chainmail or great black skull, and similar.                |
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 |  2 points for really awesome prizes like a flaming           |
 |  black broadsword or a black grand breastplate.              |
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 |  Whoever collects the most total points during the event     |
 |  will be declared the luckiest soul in Genesis. Since it's   |
 |  a mini event based purely on luck there will be no          |
 |  experience rewards, but the winner gets a nice title        |
 |  that will last for a year and a special lucky coin that     |
 |  they get to keep for 30 days. What it does? It provides     |
 |  luck of course!                                             |
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 |  In the event of a tie for first place, the winner will      |
 |  be decided by coin toss using a special "any-number-of-     |
 |  sides" coin.                                                |
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 |  Amazingly, BOTH previous events have been won by Montagu.   |
 |  That the same player should win a 100% luck-based event     |
 |  twice in a row is... well, absurd! It really should not be  |
 |  possible, but somehow it did happen. Can it happen again?   |
 |  I want to say no, but, we know how it went last year...     |
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 |  Montagu: If you win THREE times in a row, I promise that    |
 |  I will make you a _permanent_ lucky coin with a custom      |
 |  design of your choice (within reason). This of course       |
 |  goes for anyone who manages to win this event three times   |
 |  in a row.                                                   |
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 |  To know the score in the event, simply ask Julio.           |
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 |                           Updates                            |
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 |  The prize list have been updated to include some of the     |
 |  new equipment that has appeared in the realms since last    |
 |  year's lottery. Some new fun items have also been added.    |
 |  No prizes have been removed since last year, and the odds   |
 |  of winning remain the same.                                 |
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 |  Also, I have made an addition to the rules of conduct       |
 |  while inside the tree. Please see below.                    |
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 |                           WARNING                            |
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 |  Remember that Julio can ban people from spinning the        |
 |  wheel as he sees fit. Here are some reasons why you         |
 |  might find yourself banned:                                 |
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 |   - Attempting to cheat in this or other events.             |
 |   - Littering. That is, throwing unwanted gifts on the       |
 |     floor instead of in the recycling bin.                   |
 |   - Abusing Julio. That includes, but is not limited to,     |
 |     slapping, kicking, poking, licking, kissing, etc.        |
 |   - Any form of violence or verbal/physical abuse of         |
 |     other players while inside the tree.                     |
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 | This will be your only warning. So be nice to each other.    |
 | It's Yuletide.                                               |
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 |  Okay! That's it. If you experience any issues with the      |
 |  lottery, please send a mail to me (Cherek).                 |
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 |  Cherek and Julio wishes you all a happy Yuletide.           |
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 |  May the lottery odds forever be in your favor.              |
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Re: Yuletide Wheel-Of-Fun Mini Event 2020

Post by Mim » 10 Dec 2020 11:36

Hmmm.

I have a problem with my stomach since I ate a rainbow colored thing loooooong ago, in, I think, Telberin.
I also sometimes, to heal my wounds, eat a smelly (almost smells like skunk) handful of berries.
I do hope my burping and farting is not considered a violation of Julio. :D

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Re: Yuletide Wheel-Of-Fun Mini Event 2020

Post by Cherek » 10 Dec 2020 18:43

Mim wrote:
10 Dec 2020 11:36
Hmmm.

I have a problem with my stomach since I ate a rainbow colored thing loooooong ago, in, I think, Telberin.
I also sometimes, to heal my wounds, eat a smelly (almost smells like skunk) handful of berries.
I do hope my burping and farting is not considered a violation of Julio. :D
I guess we will find out!

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Re: Yuletide Wheel-Of-Fun Mini Event 2020

Post by Cherek » 28 Dec 2020 14:24

Seems like I forgot to make the tree auto-add itself after Armageddon. So... Armageddon ate it. Sorry about that, but it's back now, and there is still plenty of time to get today's spin. So, go spin!

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Re: Yuletide Wheel-Of-Fun Mini Event 2020

Post by Skythus » 28 Dec 2020 19:58

Cherek wrote:
28 Dec 2020 14:24
So... Armageddon ate it.
I don't mean to sound aggressive, but hasn't this happened before? Is it possible to make the tree decay like equipment, and set the lifetime to 21 days?

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Re: Yuletide Wheel-Of-Fun Mini Event 2020

Post by Mim » 29 Dec 2020 08:00

Skythus wrote:
28 Dec 2020 19:58
Cherek wrote:
28 Dec 2020 14:24
So... Armageddon ate it.
I don't mean to sound aggressive, but hasn't this happened before? Is it possible to make the tree decay like equipment, and set the lifetime to 21 days?
Or allow those poor souls who came to the tree and found it gone, to spin a second time one day. :( *sulk*

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Re: Yuletide Wheel-Of-Fun Mini Event 2020

Post by Cherek » 30 Dec 2020 17:27

Skythus wrote:
28 Dec 2020 19:58
Cherek wrote:
28 Dec 2020 14:24
So... Armageddon ate it.
I don't mean to sound aggressive, but hasn't this happened before? Is it possible to make the tree decay like equipment, and set the lifetime to 21 days?
Like I said in my original post, it's a simple human error. I forgot to make it autoload. It's not that I don't know HOW to make it autoload, I simply forgot to turn it on. And yes, it happened last year too, because I forgot it then as well. If time allows, maybe I should try to make a system that does not rely on me manually turning it on. That way I can't forget it...

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Re: Yuletide Wheel-Of-Fun Mini Event 2020

Post by Cherek » 30 Dec 2020 17:31

Mim wrote:
29 Dec 2020 08:00
Skythus wrote:
28 Dec 2020 19:58
Cherek wrote:
28 Dec 2020 14:24
So... Armageddon ate it.
I don't mean to sound aggressive, but hasn't this happened before? Is it possible to make the tree decay like equipment, and set the lifetime to 21 days?
Or allow those poor souls who came to the tree and found it gone, to spin a second time one day. :( *sulk*
There is of course no way of knowing who passed by Sparkle with the intention of spinning the wheel, and who missed out on spinning because of it (if anyone).

Had the tree been gone for a larger part of the day, I may have considered just cancelling that entire day, and make the event last for an extra day instead. However, the tree was mainly missing during our non-peak hours, and I also
posted on FB, on forums, and on Discord, when I put the tree back. Everyone had about half a day to manage to login for a few minutes and spin, and the tree was present during daytime in both Europe and North America. So, I think all players had more or less the same chance of getting their spin that day, just like the other days. Just a shorter window.

If you forgot to check back later to see if the tree was back, or simply could not find time to login for a few minutes during the 12-ish hours the tree was present, that's unlucky. But hey, the event is about luck, so that fits the theme! :)

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Re: Yuletide Wheel-Of-Fun Mini Event 2020

Post by Skythus » 30 Dec 2020 20:20

Cherek wrote:
30 Dec 2020 17:27
And yes, it happened last year too, because I forgot it then as well. If time allows, maybe I should try to make a system that does not rely on me manually turning it on. That way I can't forget it...
I assumed you had a "Wheel-Of-Fun" on/off switch in your office. We're all grateful for the event anyway!

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Re: Yuletide Wheel-Of-Fun Mini Event 2020

Post by Cherek » 03 Jan 2021 02:48

There has been some confusion regarding when the event ends. The sign in the tree says the tree is present from December 16 to January 3, and the common board note says it ends on January 2. So, which one is it? Well according to the code, it's the former, so, let's stick with that.

The event ends on December 3, 23:59:59 Game Time.

Sorry for the confusion. I must have been sipping on a Cadu beer or something when wrote that note as I first got the age limit and now also the end date wrong in the note.

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