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The Return of Raining Pubs!!

There is a lot to get excited about in DD currently.  New patch out soon and new event incoming and that pesky 2 game bug is fixed for many it seems.  So we are back with yet another giveaway. With all this good stuff happening, it is a good time to get some pubbin in to share the good news. I know it is not the most enjoyable thing to do sometimes but that is why we have some incentive for you.  

How to Enter

  • Run a pub match or join one to help. It can be any map and any difficulty.
  • Tell the players about the new Dark Elf Hunting event coming up this weekend.
  • Take a screen shot of the pubs you run telling them about the event
  • Post the screenshots here (ESC screen showing all the players is preferred)
  • Each pub run will provide you an extra entry into the giveaway (limit 10 for the RNG drawing)
  • The winner(s) will be drawn randomly at the end on April 22th around 9:00pm CST
  • First winner gets first choice of the prizes and so on.

The Prizes

  • Arm Guard of Earth
  • Steiglitz
  • Rainmaker
  • Magicite

Host with the Most

Unlike the last time, you can enter as many times as you want.  The player with the most pubs will automatically win the opportunity to choose whichever event item they would like from all previous items.  (Host with the Most will not be included in the drawing obviously)

So start spamming those pub matches.  Also, there are players that need to know about the upcoming event and the great things happening in Etheria.

Happy Defending!!

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1:  http://i.imgur.com/3OMB5aC.jpg

2: http://i.imgur.com/fECF9GV.jpg

3: http://i.imgur.com/6DSgGyX.jpg

4: http://i.imgur.com/WEOuAhC.jpg

5: http://i.imgur.com/hjpsilx.jpg

6: http://i.imgur.com/mzCjzNF.jpg

7: http://i.imgur.com/Yff3rhs.jpg

8: http://i.imgur.com/0ImP0cp.jpg

9: http://i.imgur.com/hKYCRRS.jpg

10: http://i.imgur.com/cwsHbDG.jpg

11: http://i.imgur.com/mfnVJMq.jpg

12-22: http://imgur.com/a/flNpr

23-36: http://imgur.com/a/EcxzW

37-70: http://imgur.com/a/4h8t9

71-112: http://imgur.com/a/pdXp8

113-151: http://imgur.com/a/Mmac0

152-169: [most with 2 SS 1x informing 1x at the end of the map] http://imgur.com/a/QCKJZ

170-174: http://imgur.com/a/hOdtG

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Thanks for the giveaway!

Here's my entries
12 in total,More coming soon
Think it's easier if i made an Album : http://imgur.com/a/9VwrR


EDIT:Withdrawing the rest except first ten

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Edit: Deleted my entries apart from the (edit 2:) ten below.

http://imgur.com/a/JYX4g

Thank you for the giveaway regardless of the complications, Acen!

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@pk4life quote:

1:  http://i.imgur.com/3OMB5aC.jpg

2: http://i.imgur.com/fECF9GV.jpg

3: http://i.imgur.com/6DSgGyX.jpg

4: http://i.imgur.com/WEOuAhC.jpg

5: http://i.imgur.com/hjpsilx.jpg

6: http://i.imgur.com/mzCjzNF.jpg

7: http://i.imgur.com/Yff3rhs.jpg

8: http://i.imgur.com/0ImP0cp.jpg

9: http://i.imgur.com/hKYCRRS.jpg

10: http://i.imgur.com/cwsHbDG.jpg

11: http://i.imgur.com/mfnVJMq.jpg

12-22: http://imgur.com/a/flNpr

23-36: http://imgur.com/a/EcxzW

37-70: http://imgur.com/a/4h8t9

71-112: http://imgur.com/a/pdXp8

@Hypernut101 quote:

Thanks for the giveaway!

Here's my entries
12 in total,More coming soon
Think it's easier if i made an Album : http://imgur.com/a/9VwrR

13-18 : http://imgur.com/a/q6xvT
18-33 : http://imgur.com/a/j3iOK
33-79 : http://imgur.com/a/srOFQ
79-83 : http://imgur.com/a/KuAjZ
83 - 92 : http://imgur.com/a/xOJyH

How are yall running so many pubs in such a short amount of time?  Are yall doing the whole run or just hopping in games, saying there is an event, and then hopping to the next.

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How are yall running so many pubs in such a short amount of time?  Are yall doing the whole run or just hopping in games, saying there is an event, and then hopping to the next.

I started out joining public games trying to explain to them what the event was all about. However, the only way to keep up with the fast pace of some other people in here is to do exactly what you describe as the latter option, Acen. As you guys can tell I deleted my entries except a few to stay in for the draw. This just does not make sense.

If the guys here spent just 5 minutes per game they were in, they would have spent over 7 hours and over 12 hours respectively doing nothing but going from one public game to the next. If they were to do whole runs we would be looking at much higher numbers (more time spent on running than the giveaway has been open). I find that hard to believe. No matter how good the intention with the giveaway is, I just do not see the point of doing it with stuff like this going on... Sorry. 

At least I got three, right? squire_small.png

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@johan_kid quote:


@ddace quote:

How are yall running so many pubs in such a short amount of time?  Are yall doing the whole run or just hopping in games, saying there is an event, and then hopping to the next.

I started out joining public games trying to explain to them what the event was all about. However, the only way to keep up with the fast pace of some other people in here is to do exactly what you describe as the latter option, Acen. As you guys can tell I deleted my entries except a few to stay in for the draw. This just does not make sense.

If the guys here spent just 5 minutes per game they were in, they would have spent over 7 hours and over 12 hours respectively doing nothing but going from one public game to the next. If they were to do whole runs we would be looking at much higher numbers (more time spent on running than the giveaway has been open). I find that hard to believe. No matter how good the intention with the giveaway is, I just do not see the point of doing it with stuff like this going on... Sorry. 

At least I got three, right? squire_small.png

i agree johan i am only going to enter 13 times becouse that is what i did properly. this is insane i dont want to spend my time running from pub to pub to try and keep up with people that are most likely not even explaining it when people do not know. i will enter the draw with hopes of getting another magicite for my summoner/monk. also i like telling people about the event anyways even without this giveaway it is just now if i tell the event to some one. they may be jaded thinking all i want is another entry. so i will enter 13 times (13 so that i have good luck you know) and not win anything becouse that is how it works these days. i will run this event and it will be great and the new patch will be great.

also i hope there is a new patch farming contest to farm the best item like we did for moonbase that was fun.

Atherial

Have a good day

(i will post my entry's later)

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For some I joined the game and participated in the game, for others I joined informed the players and explained the event with the knowledge I have and also pointed the directions to the forum and steam group. There was also two instances where I was in someone's Tavern while he was afk or chilling and I informed the people who joined about the event. 


With me being unable to host games I can only host games dictated by the host, something that makes my experience in DD rather nausiating is the fact that I extrictly have to use VPN to be able to use internet and DD is not able to discern "which internet" it should host from, thus I and a few other player (obviously the minority) are highly in disavantage in this event. Hence someone who strives to reach the 1st place would do a loved yet short running map that can host as many players as possible, e.g: Nightmare hardcore Lab Assault, Hardcore Nightmare Tavern Defense, Volcanic Erruption, Boss Rush and certain other maps. From the example Lab Assault is the one that seems to be the most effective way to grind "tickets", one could get a friend to host this game, but most players would't be looking forward to host one single map over and over for hours for another person-note here the runner is not the host and therefore he can't expect to be able to restart the map at will. 


From this competitive perspective Lab Runs would be the ultimate way to score points for this event and in game overall, since the runner will get items and tickets at incredible speed while someone willing to do a rather desired yet harder map would be at disavantage (for example cristaline dimension). Obviouly the aim of this giveaway is to rather incentivate players to host open servers and at the same time inform people that the myth "There are no more events" is not true, but the "big" prize, here the prize that is not so RNG gated is a competition, a competition that requires:


#1-Knowledge of the likes and dislikes of the newbies and the veterans: Which maps would players join if there is a open server for them? Which map would a newbie (who has pretty much nothing) want to play in? Which map do people who already have over 20 characters with supreme and ultimate armor, who can host any and all maps would want to do that they can not run efficiently with 4 chars at once?


  For the newbies a map that gives mana/exp/armor/weapons, here we can think of lab assault, tavern defense,boss rush(if he is willing to be in "spectator mode" for 90% of the map duration), survival for most maps or eternia shards maps on nightmare and a few select others. While the veterans would look for ultimates, ulti+ and ulti++, very few would look for exp maps, so here again we have pretty much lab assault, eterna shards maps on nm hc survival, nm hc kings game and a few select other maps.


#2-Time management, the competitor has to pick a map that fit the above mentioned criteria yet can be cleared in a plausible time, as everyone knows survival is highly time consuming therefore would not be the most effective way to do this, leaving us with the shorter maps: eternia shards maps, tavern defense, kings game, etc... But time management is also highly influenced by the next point.


#3-Gear. A player might even know what to do to succeed in a certain map, but he will also be limited by his wealth, by his stats and amount of different characters he has to support him while building or doing the map.


#4- Patience to do the maps over and over again to reach the top.

 I saw this event as a way to acquire things I wouldn't be able to acquire easily, if ever be it due to the amount existing legit items(from the list), or due to the value these items have or the time required to acquire similar amounts of currency with the limitations I have, I honestly expected this to be something similar to "We can't advertise the event properly on our own, so please so it for us and take a chance at receiving a reward" and not to be so experience, wealth and time gated; I mean people who have time in DD already have enough wealth and acquired experience while getting wealthier, well I just have a question: Is this "giveaway"(2nd chance to get an event item) a giveaway directed at the 10% of players who actually uses the forum, where maybe half has the time to participate and maybe only half of it has the ability to do it effectivelly (so basically the "1%" will have 90% of the "tickets" to participate in the giveaway), or is this giveaway directed at everyone(not only that 10 hours guy playing with his godly armor of mixed types but also that veteran that is trying to reach 10k on a single stat)?



TL;DR: Is it really a good idea to make a giveaway with so many barriers? Starting by being on the forum that is not used by the majority, then a way of earning tickets that makes the busy players suffer, a giveaway competition that in a indirect way requires the player to have decent/good stats to be able to earn enough "tickets", a giveaway that punishes people who are already unable to play the game properly because of the game's own limitations.


P.S.: I am not a big fan of unfair "events".

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There isn't any way of knowing if they competed the pub run imo post 2 screenshots for each entry one showing you explaining the event and the other showing you completed whatever level the pub was running 

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At this point I think the flaws of such an event has been shown. I did participate myself, AND WILL CONTINUE to do so. However I won't even bother to post whatever else in here as it's impossible basically to win anything considering the insane amount of entries currently going on. Why not make this 5-10 pubs gives 1 entries, limited to 2 or 3 ? Perhaps it would make people actually take the time to do these correctly and the people informed would actually think they've been nicely informed ? Just saying...

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@pk4life quote:

 I honestly expected this to be something similar to "We can't advertise the event properly on our own, so please so it for us and take a chance at receiving a reward" and not to be so experience, wealth and time gated; I mean people who have time in DD already have enough wealth and acquired experience while getting wealthier, well I just have a question: Is this "giveaway"(2nd chance to get an event item) a giveaway directed at the 10% of players who actually uses the forum, where maybe half has the time to participate and maybe only half of it has the ability to do it effectivelly (so basically the "1%" will have 90% of the "tickets" to participate in the giveaway), or is this giveaway directed at everyone(not only that 10 hours guy playing with his godly armor of mixed types but also that veteran that is trying to reach 10k on a single stat)?


TL;DR: Is it really a good idea to make a giveaway with so many barriers? Starting by being on the forum that is not used by the majority, then a way of earning tickets that makes the busy players suffer, a giveaway competition that in a indirect way requires the player to have decent/good stats to be able to earn enough "tickets", a giveaway that punishes people who are already unable to play the game properly because of the game's own limitations.


P.S.: I am not a big fan of unfair "events".

The giveaway is directed at everyone.  Neither the drawing or the "host with the most" require you to run a specific map or have certain stats. You are free to host any map you want or join any map you want on any difficulty.  (I would advise against lab assault though because you would almost have to kick people after 2 runs in order to have an advantage over other maps and kicking players is not what we are looking for here.)  Also, the forums arent a barrier as anyone can join them.  I agree not everyone who plays DD comes to these forums but it is the official forums and one of the better ways to disseminate info other than players spreading the word while in game.

The reason for this giveaway is to get the word out on the upcoming event but to also encourage players to meet and play with new people.  I find that to be a great part of this game.  Events are all about playing and enjoying a map with others.

I didnt intend for people to go game hopping and just posting links and jumping back out.  However I may not have been clear on that and for that I apologize to you and everyone else.  I added the host with the most as a bonus for those that do put the time in running through maps all the way with a bunch of players.  That takes time and lots of patience sometimes so a bonus reward seemed appropriate for the time one might take.

All that being said it looks like I need to reinstate a rule I used last time to make the drawing fair and will use it for future giveaways like this.  I will leave the host with the most as though.


Rules Update for all:  10 entry limit for the drawing


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@ddace quote:


@pk4life quote:


How are yall running so many pubs in such a short amount of time?  Are yall doing the whole run or just hopping in games, saying there is an event, and then hopping to the next.

Their just going into a pub game, Control + V, take screenshot and instantly leave.  I'm in one of pk4life's screenshots lol.


Personally, I don't like how people are entering, it's not up to me people are just doing this for the items your giving away.  Just being lazy about it, I personally wont be entering this giveaway as much as I would want too.  I just am disappointing in people just being lazy and spamming and screenshot than leaving right away.  I feel like this giveaway was more or so telling people about the event and helping the people who don't know about the event.  I'd guarantee most of you wouldn't have told anyone if it wasn't in for the items. 


Although I'm not entering I will defiantly tell everyone I see about the event going on.  Told most of my friends on Skype about it :)

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@cpaxe97 quote:


@ddace quote:


@pk4life quote:


How are yall running so many pubs in such a short amount of time?  Are yall doing the whole run or just hopping in games, saying there is an event, and then hopping to the next.

Their just going into a pub game, Control + V, take screenshot and instantly leave.  I'm in one of pk4life's screenshots lol.


Personally, I don't like how people are entering, it's not up to me people are just doing this for the items your giving away.  Just being lazy about it, I personally wont be entering this giveaway as much as I would want too.  I just am disappointing in people just being lazy and spamming and screenshot than leaving right away.  I feel like this giveaway was more or so telling people about the event and helping the people who don't know about the event.  I'd guarantee most of you wouldn't have told anyone if it wasn't in for the items. 


Although I'm not entering I will defiantly tell everyone I see about the event going on.  Told most of my friends on Skype about it :)

Agreed with everything, but that whole not telling people without a reward i do tell people anyways. as some one that hosts a public lobby every once in a blue moon. i will always inform people that do not know of all the cool stuff that is happening in DD right now. so i would maybe broaden your statement since i know a fair few of the people posting (most are not even entering because of this) that still tell people even without a reward because they love the game.

Also the statement that the other person wrote (with 151 runs) makes very little sense. lab assult would be a horrible map to run. it has nothing to do with gear if i had 500 as my highest stat i could enter 100's of times if i jumped in lobbies. and i completely understand that DDace did not expect this (though i did from last time he hosted this one.....

it was a good experiment to see how people react when 4500cv of item quality is on offer.

im glad to see it going back to the way it was last time with the 10 entry max becuase that makes it a more fair experiance. and you can get to talk to the people in the lobby you go into and help out people. without the whole needing to do 600 lobbies so you get the item you want. it makes it more enjoyable for other participating. 

Thanks for the giveaway DDace

Have a good day

Atherial

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@Atherial quote:


@cpaxe97 quote:


@ddace quote:


@pk4life quote:


How are yall running so many pubs in such a short amount of time?  Are yall doing the whole run or just hopping in games, saying there is an event, and then hopping to the next.

Their just going into a pub game, Control + V, take screenshot and instantly leave.  I'm in one of pk4life's screenshots lol.


Personally, I don't like how people are entering, it's not up to me people are just doing this for the items your giving away.  Just being lazy about it, I personally wont be entering this giveaway as much as I would want too.  I just am disappointing in people just being lazy and spamming and screenshot than leaving right away.  I feel like this giveaway was more or so telling people about the event and helping the people who don't know about the event.  I'd guarantee most of you wouldn't have told anyone if it wasn't in for the items. 


Although I'm not entering I will defiantly tell everyone I see about the event going on.  Told most of my friends on Skype about it :)

Agreed with everything, but that whole not telling people without a reward i do tell people anyways. as some one that hosts a public lobby every once in a blue moon. i will always inform people that do not know of all the cool stuff that is happening in DD right now. so i would maybe broaden your statement since i know a fair few of the people posting (most are not even entering because of this) that still tell people even without a reward because they love the game.

Also the statement that the other person wrote (with 151 runs) makes very little sense. lab assult would be a horrible map to run. it has nothing to do with gear if i had 500 as my highest stat i could enter 100's of times if i jumped in lobbies. and i completely understand that DDace did not expect this (though i did from last time he hosted this one.....

it was a good experiment to see how people react when 4500cv of item quality is on offer.

im glad to see it going back to the way it was last time with the 10 entry max becuase that makes it a more fair experiance. and you can get to talk to the people in the lobby you go into and help out people. without the whole needing to do 600 lobbies so you get the item you want. it makes it more enjoyable for other participating. 

Thanks for the giveaway DDace

Have a good day

Atherial

Yeah, I will defiantly tell people about the event that's for sure I hardly run pubs though but will tell as much people without having to get something for it.  


Also, thanks for the giveaway too should've of said that before :D

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Many thx to the CDT and to you Acen <3

here you go :) :
http://imgur.com/a/cE2Lj

Thx alot for the giveaway and GL to everyone :D

Note: i did help all of the players i got in the game with and some of them kicked me for no reason xD (maybe i was lvl 100 thats why)


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@pk4life quote:

With me being unable to host games I can only host games dictated by the host, something that makes my experience in DD rather nausiating is the fact that I extrictly have to use VPN to be able to use internet and DD is not able to discern "which internet" it should host from, thus I and a few other player (obviously the minority) are highly in disavantage in this event. 

Have you tried putting -tcp in the launch options? I´ve had a few friends who had the same "bug" and it worked for them.

Please corret me if it wasn´t -tcp I might screwed that up a little. Wouldn´t be the first time. :)

Oh, and also we all started playing DD with nothing. So there is no point about complaining how all the wealthy people get wealthier. This game isn´t about being rich it´s about having fun.

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question what is the max number of pubs that were allowed to post ?

and how will you determin the winner ?

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Here mine, I hope you can win !!!!

http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/264960339422168524/147554AD73335C493A4A1CBF66FB9AB1BAE27800/

http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/264960339422267229/91D4B4A67ACA1E4833D28327A0F1E6BD57223622/

http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/264960339422264089/1AD6757554138BDBF386BDF7F5D8254A6D367E3D/

http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/264960339422255536/536295F6342BA35F429E564A701BE188F7486D54/

http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/264960339422197541/8C3C50A9D7D261A16E31132B49E6C80E14357A31/

http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/264960339422194201/CC6C601A999048EF045DD171EF57B8C86294B780/

http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/264960339422191568/CDAD523FD48FCCE6C14453B8906B35F559B9E2CA/

http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/264960339422174783/8F7328FADF3D2543B0EE97137B0D5F30EE283870/

http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/264960339422164564/876B3FA2338C9552C2BAEEC746149DF28C3063A0/

http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/264960339422159361/84AC06A20C780C8BD81737F92B5C0FFED567C435/

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@kg4q quote:

question what is the max number of pubs that were allowed to post ?

and how will you determin the winner ?

10 for the random draw and however many you do for "the host with the most".  Players shouldnt jump into a match, post a link and leave though as that is not running a pub with players.  I leave it to the players as to what they are submitting for that since I am not able to check if you ran a good portion of the map with the group.

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ok great.. now I'll enter. Got a bit stressed with all those high numbers :P

#1: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=669500770 (lol, you should see this one :P) 

#2: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=669514794

#3: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=669514705

#4:http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=669520390

#5;http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=669578299

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