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Buy a T6 Jackpot with Seashells Saturday & Sunday

Big Kahuna Wyrom announces that Saturday evening, there will be a new concept released for a limited time, sounds like 24 hours. What is it? Buy a Jackpot (T6) with seashells (lot of them, I bet).

http://bit.ly/2kNoujJ

Category: Paid Events: Adventures, Quests, and SimuCoins
Topic: Ebon Gate Festival

Date: 10/13/2017 06:39 PM CDT
From: SIMU-WYROM
Subj: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
Saturday evening, we’ll be launching a brand new concept. Buy a jackpot (T6). This will cost a bucketful (pun) of seashells. It will be a random prize just like you’d get in games, digging (no other items), or DSD (no other prizes). It will be guaranteed to be one of the jackpot items from the feeders.

We will pilot this for a limited time Saturday and Sunday to see how it goes.

With this new concept, there will be other guaranteed prizes that will work the same way that will contain the T2 and T3 prizes we originally had in the feeders.


Wyrom, PM


Date: 10/13/2017 06:41 PM CDT
From: JOEKUPS
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
If i can afford this I will like it, if I can’t, it is clearly a bad idea…

Seriously though, this is a good thing.

Wyrom says, “Ordim is the reason savants won’t be coded as well.”


Date: 10/13/2017 06:43 PM CDT
From: ARCHSENEX
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
…. Do you also have to trade in the bucket, or can we get multiple with one bucket?


Date: 10/13/2017 06:45 PM CDT
From: CLTIDBALL
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
Can you be more specific on what you mean by ‘for a limited time Sat & Sun’? Does this mean for just a couple of hours each day, or 24 hours for both days?

Thanks!

~Cylnthia Kythnis Ardenai
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~Officer, Ardenai Temple Knights


Date: 10/13/2017 06:47 PM CDT
From: FUDGEHJ
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
This is an awesome idea. Obviously COST will be a consideration, but taking the random out of it is nice.

Berbels shrilly exclaims, “Ise takings hims tos secretses lairses!”

Berbels grabs you and drags you east.


Date: 10/13/2017 06:48 PM CDT
From: MWESTERBECK1
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
This is awesome! It’s going to be expensive isn’t? Like, REALLY expensive. It going to cost people an arm and a leg to get a T6… Which is what you want since you are a ZOMBIE! HA! I’m on to you Wyrom and your limb hoarding ways!


Date: 10/13/2017 06:55 PM CDT
From: GIBESON1
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
Does this remove the t6 from the prize hopper?


Date: 10/13/2017 06:55 PM CDT
From: SIMU-WYROM
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
Once it is open, it will be available the rest of Saturday and all of Sunday. We’ll see how it goes and perhaps offer it again!

Just keep in mind, it’s not intended for everyone to get to try. It will be pricey, this is where seashells becoming incidental loot makes a little more sense. Now you can trade them all in if you amass enough and get a guaranteed prize.


Wyrom, PM


Date: 10/13/2017 06:56 PM CDT
From: SIMU-WYROM
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
Oh, and you get to keep your bucket.


Wyrom, PM


Date: 10/13/2017 06:56 PM CDT
From: SIMU-WYROM
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
>>Does this remove the t6 from the prize hopper?

No. You will still have the same exact chance to get a T6 win playing the games, digging, or DSD.


Wyrom, PM


Date: 10/13/2017 07:01 PM CDT
From: VEYTHORNE
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
>>Does this remove the t6 from the prize hopper?
No. You will still have the same exact chance to get a T6 win playing the games, digging, or DSD.

Wyrom, PM

I think the question was, if someone pulls the quiver from the guaranteed jackpot, can someone else still win the quiver playing games, digging, or DSD?


Date: 10/13/2017 07:05 PM CDT
From: OMRII
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
>> Oh, and you get to keep your bucket.

Anyone who likely has the seashells to do this found more buckets than they need anyway.


Date: 10/13/2017 07:08 PM CDT
From: ARCHSENEX
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells

>> Anyone who likely has the seashells to do this found more buckets than they need anyway.

I am the lolrus.


Date: 10/13/2017 07:13 PM CDT
From: SIMU-WYROM
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
>>I think the question was, if someone pulls the quiver from the guaranteed jackpot, can someone else still win the quiver playing games, digging, or DSD?

No, this will pull it entirely from circulation. It will draw from the same feeder.


Wyrom, PM


Date: 10/13/2017 07:26 PM CDT
From: GIBESON1
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
Oh so this is pay to win now thats super cool. Since basically if you dont buy shells for silvers or run DSD your not going to have a shot at this. Id please ask you make a sperate set of items for this vs pulling from the jackpots of the games.


Date: 10/13/2017 07:44 PM CDT
From: KAIER
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells

So…what’s the cost? My bucket seems full already, but your idea of bucketful is surely different than mine, and I’m not going to spend more without knowing what the gap may be. There’s clearly data on how many shells have been generated already so I’m not sure why you’d sit on the price.


Date: 10/13/2017 07:45 PM CDT
From: JOEKUPS
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
It’s very possible the price may not have been decided upon yet.

Wyrom says, “Ordim is the reason savants won’t be coded as well.”


Date: 10/13/2017 10:05 PM CDT
From: KALAH
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
You are making Gemstone great again (MGGA).


Date: 10/13/2017 11:50 PM CDT
From: CHULAK
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
Seeing this happening makes me happy that you are doing it. Though I’m also kicking myself for having focused on digging this past week. ~5700 digs could have been a heck of a lot more games played. Probably close to 28 hours worth there, earned about 16k tickets. Using a rough estimate, that would’ve been about 39k at the games.

Hopefully you decide to bring this back again since I’m not sure I’ll be able to pull enough shells together in time. Either way, can’t wait to hear what it’s going to cost.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, “You will now be known as Blade Durakar, the Palestra.”


Date: 10/14/2017 11:48 AM CDT
From: DMAC188
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
Can you make this a one per person to allow more people to participate? And make it a high purchase price but not ridiculous?


Date: 10/14/2017 11:58 AM CDT
From: SIMU-WYROM
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
>>Can you make this a one per person to allow more people to participate? And make it a high purchase price but not ridiculous?

What would one per person solve in a land of multi-accounting and free access to Ebon Gate?

But it will be priced very high, no worries there.


Wyrom, PM


Date: 10/14/2017 12:39 PM CDT
From: HUMAN-WIZARD
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
Would it be possible to get a list of what remains in the feeder for T6 items?
Since you’re saying this will be priced “very high” it would be good to know what is left and what we can potentially win.

Thanks!


Date: 10/14/2017 12:45 PM CDT
From: KAIER
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells

<< What would one per person solve in a land of multi-accounting and free access to Ebon Gate? >>

Put it in a service area or something? They’d have to pay whatever the price is to get into there in simucoins and it’ll curb it a bit. Boom. Another idea to sell more simucoins!


Date: 10/14/2017 12:55 PM CDT
From: DMAC188
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
I get your point on the multi accounts thanks for the response. Could you discount the price significantly for premium and basic paid accounts allowing more paid accounts to get one?


Date: 10/14/2017 12:58 PM CDT
From: OM1E5GA
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
<Put it in a service area or something? They’d have to pay whatever the price is to get into there in simucoins and it’ll curb it a bit. Boom. Another idea to sell more simucoins!>

They’ve already gone too crazy with simucoin requirements at events…. there is no reason to encourage more.

Starchitin

A severed gnomish hand crawls in on its fingertips and makes a rude gesture before quickly decaying and rotting into dust. A gust of wind quickly scatters the dust.


Date: 10/14/2017 01:04 PM CDT
From: FUDGEHJ
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
The one per account idea would be far more useful, however, in platinum…

Just sayin 🙂

Berbels shrilly exclaims, “Ise takings hims tos secretses lairses!”

Berbels grabs you and drags you east.


Date: 10/14/2017 01:39 PM CDT
From: LTLPRPRINCESS
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
>>I get your point on the multi accounts thanks for the response. Could you discount the price significantly for premium and basic paid accounts allowing more paid accounts to get one?

No offense, but I think the point of jackpots, isn’t for more to get them. And I’m sure this venture is more to drain the massive amounts that some are acquiring so we don’t have a repeat of Duskruin’s heavy expectations of bloodscrip hoarding for the continuous attempt at bigger and better things. Not everyone is going to get a jackpot, not everyone is meant to.

#bardlife


Date: 10/14/2017 02:12 PM CDT
From: CRUELTYANDSTEEL
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
I’m guessing they will be 350k seashells or more.


Date: 10/14/2017 02:15 PM CDT
From: ARCHSENEX
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells

>> I’m guessing they will be 350k seashells or more.

That would be REALLY high. A person digging hard every day so far would have about 40k. Multi-games a little more than that (shy of 50K).


Date: 10/14/2017 02:22 PM CDT
From: CRUELTYANDSTEEL
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
They’d have more than that, and I don’t think they’re planning on handing t6’s out per person that did a lil digging, I think its if you dropped a grand on simucoins for DSD and had extremely bad luck or are willing to buy out other peoples hoards.


Date: 10/14/2017 02:30 PM CDT
From: JOEKUPS
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
The problem is that doesn’t line up with the heavy seashell generation from the cash event that is now intertwined with EG instead of running separate at the same time.

Last year’s EG really handled this a lot better with separate hoppers and tickets as incidental finds instead of being every other find. While we have moved forward in a positive direction from where we started, DSD still falls in an awkward area where its seen as the “fastest” seashell generation and primary source of quest items. The quest items aren’t needed in large amounts (YET! the last phase may need a whole bunch if the math holds up) and tickets had limited use. So if someone spent $100-200 on DSD, they aren’t getting anywhere near their value for the money as they did for duskruin with being able to buy a nice item at the end of it. Before you say “well this isn’t duskruin” yes, you are right, but people still want value for their money. So the cost of a “pull” should be around the $200 investment range for DSD, which comes out around ~24k seashells, given that premium gets about 6k per 50 count book.
The items in the hopper are still heavily weighted to being RP props, which are more fun anyway frankly.

You could bump this up to 30k and you’d probably still remove a vast majority of the casual and more dedicated players from the available pool. The T5 and T6 hopper has stuff that is objectively less powerful than some of the stuff you can get out of duskruin for 10k, 5k and even in some instances, 2500 BS. The generation is close to 1:1 for sewers runs compared to perfect arena runs (~7k vs 12.5k). I feel DSD has positioned itself, by virtue of being simucoin based and how it has been repeatedly advertised, as the balancing point for the cost of the jackpot pulls.

That still comes out to several millions of silvers spent playing games/digging (thats after selling gems etc, you are still at a “loss”) so I don’t think its truely that far off either. The problem in this whole equation is DSD and how it was integrated into EG proper.

Wyrom says, “Ordim is the reason savants won’t be coded as well.”


Date: 10/14/2017 02:44 PM CDT
From: SIMU-WYROM
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
This will not be for casual playing or even weekly grinders. This is a guaranteed jackpot prize. The odds of getting one are reflected in the cost.


Wyrom, PM


Date: 10/14/2017 03:03 PM CDT
From: ATALYCUS
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells

that doesn’t sound promising.

shrug


Date: 10/14/2017 03:06 PM CDT
From: CHULAK
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
Not at all, back to luck it is them instead of purchasing for me.

Speaking in Faendryl, Jahosk says, “You will now be known as Blade Durakar, the Palestra.”


Date: 10/14/2017 03:08 PM CDT
From: MWESTERBECK1
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
>This will not be for casual playing or even weekly grinders. This is a guaranteed jackpot prize. The odds of getting one are reflected in the cost.

Ah, so like 15k for a weeks worth isn’t enough? That’s about the amount I got for spending ALOT of time doing nothing else is GS4 than digging every day single day.

Oh well. So, what else do you have planned that I can spend seashells on?


Date: 10/14/2017 03:15 PM CDT
From: ROBERTSM8
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells

I’ll just….say this. This is terribly terribly disappointing and frustrating. Not directed at you Wyrom and Haliste, I know your directives to increase the bottom line comes from over your head. But basically buy a T6 with simucoins if your pockets are deep enough, that’s what we’ve come to.


Date: 10/14/2017 03:40 PM CDT
From: DARKSYDE32
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells

Some people decided to pay more (silvers or simucoins for licenses), and ended up with a lot more seashells. These people who accumulated a lot of seashells should have something to spend them on seeing how diving has been a bad return on investment up to this point. Not sure why people having something to spend their seashells on bothers you so much. If you did a ton of digging in the past week at a cost of 1500 simucoins for all you can dig, chances are you got a t5.


Date: 10/14/2017 03:43 PM CDT
From: DARKSYDE32
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells

Can ya tell us how many seashells these jackpots will cost yet?


Date: 10/14/2017 03:50 PM CDT
From: MAXMANJ
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells
<< Can ya tell us how many seashells these jackpots will cost yet? >>

It’s $40ish for 50 dives and $40ish has been enough for many of the auctions which also guarantee jackpots. I would hope that the cost in shells is not more than you can get from 50 dives.

Josh


Date: 10/14/2017 03:55 PM CDT
From: ATALYCUS
Subj: Re: Guaranteed Jackpot for Seashells

and the 50 dives gets you absolutely nothing. Besides a t-shirt that says I did a bunch of diving and all i got was this lousy t-shirt you get a few seashells a few quest items and if you are uber lucky a t5 or t6. 600 dives none of that.

 

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