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Release 46 QA Testing Incentive Winners

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  1. Attenwood

    Attenwood Portalarian Emeritus

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    Release 46 QA Testing Incentive Winners

    Thank you to everyone who joined us during the latest round of QA Server testing for the launch of Release 46! We are incredibly thankful for the community's contribution in helping our team test new content and make sure every Release launches as smoothly as possible!

    The following prizes have been randomly drawn and delivered to the QA contributors below!

    @Aartemis - Antennae Hat
    @Rinaldi - Antennae Hat
    @Nick - Antennae Hat
    @hroth - Antennae Hat
    @Alexander - Ant Cloak
    @Daxxe Diggler - Ant Cloak
    @tomcat_de - Ant Cloak
    @FrostII - Ant Cloak
    @Kelly O'Shay - Insect Painting Set
    @Gamician - Insect Painting Set
    @Jens_T - Insect Painting Set
    @Raven Swiftbow - Insect Painting Set
    @SteelCore - 5 COTO
    @Meridyn - 5 COTO
    @Elwyn - 5 COTO
    @Draugur - 5 COTO
    @Alley Oop - Ant Farm
    @Sales101 - Ant Farm
    @monkeysmack - Ant Farm
    @psteg - Ant Farm

    Thank you EVERYONE, again, for contributing to another fantastic release!

    Want to participate for a chance to win prizes in the next release?

    Participation Instructions
    Each release we will randomly reward 4 of each of the following rewards (one prize per player):
    • 5 Gold Crowns
    • Ant Farm
    • Antennae
    • Bug Cloak
    • Set of Bug Paintings
    In order to qualify you must meet the following requirements:
    • Install the QA version of the game
    • Login and play on QA for at least 4 hours per release
    • Report at least 1 bug in the QA section of the forums
      • Note that players will only be submitted for the lottery once per QA cycle. Continued bug reporting will not count toward additional submissions into the lottery.
      • If raffle winners are discovered to have been using multiple forum accounts to increase their lottery chances, ALL accounts will be exempted from the lottery drawing for that QA cycle.
    Thanks, Avatars!
     
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    Congrats to all winners!
     
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    Right on!
     
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    Grats!
     
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    Grats to all, most especially, thanks for being bug hunters :)
     
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    Thanks for the prizes and congrats everyone! :)
     
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    We gotta keep at it, if we're going to make SotA what we want it to be............ ;)
     
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    I use two accounts to test stuff but I only report bugs using this account (although I'm not sure that I'm qualified to receive any more rewards anyway).
     
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    Hooray!!! :):):)
     
  10. Paladin Michael

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    @Attenwood,
    wouldn't it be a good idea, if players, who won 1 or 2 times in each lottery, can't play further?

    Well, if you say: no, because they loose the chance of winning a better one, consider this:

    What about different prices/Raffle Tickets?
    City 50.000
    Town 30.000
    Village 10.000
    Row 5.000

    So players could choose, what kind of lot deed they want to win.
    And: no one could win the same lot deed double ...

    May be a rule could be a solution, too:
    If a raffle is drawn and the player of this raffle won before in a lottery, the raffle don't count?

    At last: only ONE raffle ticket each player would be the fairest way without changing anything ...

    Just a suggestion :)
     
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    This is not the lot raffle.
     
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    We appreciate the effort, and that bugs are being submitted by a single account. :)
     
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    Please make sure you correctly determine intent here, I report bugs from mutiple accounts as im testing diffrent builds or what ever. But I only play one to the minimum 4 hours+ .

    I dont want you to incorectly punish me because im reporting bugs efficently. Did you do this in the case of R46? I didnt hide what characters where reporting and only ONE account I played to all minimun requirements.
     
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    Intent cannot be measured for every account on an individual basis. The website login is completely separate from client login. Logging in to multiple accounts to test in-client and using the /devbug command to access the QA forums, or accessing the forums manually, will not automatically log you in for whichever account you have active in-client at the time.

    If you want to be perfectly certain that your account is lottery-safe, I would recommend keeping bug submissions on QA to only one account.

    The rule isn't meant to punish players that are trying to be proactive or efficient, but does fall into the realm of "this is why we can't have nice things" because there will always be players attempting to abuse a system and make it unfair for everyone else.
     
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    No I get that, but when im testing say deathmagic on my wifes account and using her computer. Since only a small portion of testing on her stuff is actually done, I dont want you to say ohh all of brass knuckles work should be thus voided.

    Does that make sense? Kinda wierd for me to report untested bugs on the account that cant actually test it. Also occassionaly she may report her own bugs not sure I should be punished for those reports either.

    Might be better to have a only one account per houshold to be rewarded.
     
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    If you think there may be some confusion, feel free to reach out to me directly and we can discuss it.

    Thanks.
     
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    Sweet! I've been wanting that Ant Cloak for a long time! Thanks Port and thanks to all those who tested on QA and report some bugs.
     
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    If a system gives advantage to persons with more gold, it could be interesting to change, what we call "the lot raffle." ;)
    I always try to ask: what was the intention? And: will we reach what we wanted?
    To give as much as possible players the possibility to have a lot deed - or to have a few -rich- players, having a lot of lot deeds (to sell ...)?
    Was just a proposal and is nothing I have to decide :)
     
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    Congrats everyone and thank you for the Ant Farm.
     
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