NeoCodex Advent Calendar 2014
Hi, my name is Keil "Pronounced-As-Kail-Not-Keel" Ressicks. How are you? Lovely.
In my blasphemous efforts to overthrow our past traditions, I am graciously honored to announce that the 2014 NeoCodex Advert Calendar will begin on the first day of December.
For those are new to this, we put the Neopet's Advent Calendar to shame with our own daily prize giveaway. Last year, people won anything from 100K pure Neopoints to a Sword of Reif to Paintbrushes to Custom-made Plushies to NC Items. Last year alone, we had a pool of 100m NP worth of awesome stuff for this event. *prerecorded audience applause* We'll follow a similar system as last year except with an addition of Flight Rising gifts.
Each day, one person is given a wonderful gift using a Random Number Generator (RNG) to determine the outcome.
The event is over.
Thank you for your participation. Until next time have a bright, shiny 2015!
Method of the Draw:
(WARNING: MATH. Includes Basic Logic, Arithmetic, and Beginner Statistics.)
n = number rolled on the die
GF = Game Factor: a randomly, non-scientific/mathematical derivation factor to multiply with depending on the game. Neopets is 100,000 NP. Flight Rising is 50,000 T. If person opted to both game options, a coin is flipped to determine if GF refers to Neopets or Flight Rising.
CP = Currency Product: Number on dice multiplied by GF resulting in amount of non-premium game currency.
RNG = Random Number Generator.
When entered, you'll be assigned a number.
I use an RNG to pick out the daily winner by number assignment.
I then use another RNG to roll four dice.
- Primary Roll: If n≥5, proceed to Tertiary Die. If, n≤4, multiply n by GF and proceed to the Secondary Die.
- Secondary Roll: If n=1 or 2, multiply n by GF and add to Primary Roll, END. If n=3 or 4, multiply n by GF, convert cumulative CP to item(s), END. If n=5 or 6, convert cumulative CP to item(s), proceed to Quaternary Roll.
- Tertiary Roll: Each n represents a Tiered prize level where n=1 is an item valued at least GF*3 to n=6 being the most expensive item donated for that game. Items/gifts not applicable to CP value are under n=4 and 5. END.
- Quaternary Roll: If n≤3, add bonus currency or items depending on n. END. If n≥4, do nothing, END.
188.8.131.52.= ~400K NP in Neopets ITEM(S)/200K T in Flight Rising ITEM(S).
184.108.40.206.= JACKPOT ITEM
220.127.116.11 = ~200K NP in Neopets ITEM(S)/100K T in Flight Rising ITEM(S) and some bonus.
1:18 Receiving 100K NP/50K T worth in item(s).
2:9 Receiving at least 200K NP/100K T currency
1:9 Receiving a combination of an item(s) and currency.
1:18 Getting the Jackpot Item
SUPER SECRET BONUS
On top of the calculations above, there is an "all or nothing" bonus applied to every gift. A special fifth dice is rolled. If n = 4 (because this is the 4th Advent Calendar in recent years), a super secret bonus gift is added. If n ≠ 4, then nothing happens. Mathematical formula below:
where Bonus value is rounded to the nearest thousands place, CP refers to the total amount accrued during the first four dice rolls and Σn refers to the sum of n's used to calculate CP, and random bonus is just using the RNG to decide for me using normally distributed data with z=0 as the total value of remaining prizes divided by the remaining days for each game and limiting the range with only a left tailed test with values limited to alpha = 0.05. It's easy to compute, especially the first part. I use Excel.
I made the formula in a way that the SUPER SECRET BONUS is independent of how much you earned beforehand. Thus, people with unfortunate rolls have a possibility of getting more.
There is no prerequisite to being
eligible to enter the Advent Calendar.
All you need to do is to PM me anytime before December 30th to enter. Please, also indicate if you only want prizes for one specific game (for example, ONLY Neopets). Failure to indicate preference assumes you are accepting of any prize. This PM will serve as our sole correspondence for this event. Do not create new PM's. Additional PM's will be ignored and deleted.
The Fine Print
- Once a person wins, they are removed from the RNG pool, regardless of what comes after.
- The winner will not be contacted if they win via PM, however they will be @ tagged in this forum. Please allow for @ tag notifications in your My Settings>Notification Options "Forum" Notifications. This setting is automatically set for everyone if not changed by the user. It is of your best interest to keep checking this thread in regards to the possibility of the notification failing. You can talk about Advent Calendar stuff and congratulate people.
- The winner must contact me within three (3) days within their winning announcement's time stamp using the same PM they used to enter this event. Additional PM's will be ignored and deleted. Failure to do so will result in the gift for that day returning to the prize pool without a new draw.
- The winner may willingly relinquish their prize. In this case, a new winner will be picked with a different roll. In other words, the second winner will receive a different gift.
How to Collect Your Award
STEP 1: Check here for updates to see if you won.
STEP 2: Go to your entry PM you sent me and send me a username/tradelink/other applicable information to send your prize. Do NOT start a new pm, otherwise I will delete it.
Being Lucky Not Your Thing?
Keep checking this thread for opportunities to increase your chances of being picked throughout the month.
Each item on the list below adds an extra ballot with your name in the hat by simply entering that contest with a valid entry.
Double, Triple, or even Quadruple your chances of winning! Increased chances are applied the day after entries for that competition is due.
1. Winter Coloring Contest. Entries close at Thursday, December 18 at 8:59 PM NST/FRT/PST 2. Winter Madlibs Entries close at Saturday, December 20th 3. The Super Secret Codex New Years Bonus. Read the latest post from me in this topic.
Gifts Given Out!
Day 1 Winner: Bee
Received an Ornate Battle Armor Set, a perplexed reaction gif AND a Breed Change: Wildclaw Scroll!
Day 2 Winner: Chappy
Received a Snowsquall Floracat, an OCD-inducing gif AND 1.32 Million Treasure!
DAY 3 Winner: lionrain
Received a Lovely Kacheek Dress, a head-bobbing kitty acapella gif AND a Kacheek Pyjama Cap!
Day 4 Winner: arcanum
Received a Faerie Slorgs Stamp, a gif that makes other people look weird AND a Flosset!
DAY 5 Winner: Slinkee
Received a full set of FR Deity Dolls, a cat of steel gif AND 1,133,333 Treasure!
Day 6 Winner: MillionsOfPeaches
Received an "anytime is banana time" gif AND a Ghostkerbomb!
DAY 7 Winner: MC10
Received a Baby Paint Brush, an adorable hard core fan gif AND $5 Codex Credits!
Day 8 Winner: Syntax
Received a Coarsefur Yeti, a crumbling childhood gif AND a Winter Wolf Cape!
DAY 9 Winner: somewhereovertherainbow
Received a Baby Paint Brush, a man's best friend gif AND a Limited Edition Scurvy Island Stamp!
Day 10 Winner: Bone
Received a Birthday Meepit, a cake smash gif AND a Maraquan Paint Brush!
DAY 11 Winner: Faeriequeen
Received a Faerie Queen Doll, a lucky to be alive gif, a bonus skin-crawling gif AND $5 Codex Credits!
Day 12 Winner: March
Received a Shadow Sprite, a pyromaniac's satisfying gif AND a Fire Sprite!
DAY 13 Winner: Trichomes
Received a Primary Gene: Crystal, a cat back flip gif AND a Secondary Gene: Facet!
Day 14 Winner: Fireworks
Received a duckling's hat-fitting gif AND 5 Million Neopoints!
DAY 15 Winner: krakus
Received a random assortment of 5 NON-basic petpet paint brushes, a shopping nightmare gif AND a Darigan Moehog Stamp!
Day 16 Winner: Drakonid
Received a Water Sprite, a mouse trap mania gif AND a Breed Change: Coatl scroll!
SUPER SEASONAL BONUS: Each day from now on, TWO winners are announced!
DAY 17 Co-winner: Poem
Received a Riot of Rot Chest of your choice, the floor is lava gif AND a flurry of winter themed familiars! *kneeslapper*
Day 17 Co-winner: Mokojiin
Received a Rainbow Cybunny MP, an OH SHIT! reaction gif AND $5 Codex Credits!
DAY 18 Co-winner: noxiousmermaid
Received a light painting gif AND a Sword of Reif!
Day 18 Co-winner: Satsuki
Received a Complete Runes Set, a secret agent panda gif! reaction gif AND 4.333 Million Treasure!
DAY 19 Co-winner: ClemsonMark
Received a Limited Edition Scurvy Island Stamp, a harmony of art and science gif AND 1.727 Million Neopoints!
Day 19 Co-winner: Tanpopo
Received a Battle Stones Set, a cats that suck at jumping gif! reaction gif AND 1.166 Million Treasure!
DAY 20 Co-winner: Rocket
Received a headbanging gif AND Custom Artwork by Eefi (You may contact Eefi directly)!
Day 20 Co-winner: Cloud9
Received a Coarsefur Yeti, a Goat Theft Auto gif! reaction gif AND a Hippojay!
DAY 21 Co-winner: Cohle
Received a duck stampede gif AND a Sword of Reif!
Day 21 Co-winner: lanalang
Received 4 Random Unhatched Eggs, a third time's the charm gif AND a Breed Change: Nocturne scroll!
DAY 22 Co-winner: Amadeus
Received a why you should trust no one gif AND a Magical Marbles of Mystery!
Day 22 Co-winner: paperstarships
Received a Couple of Cute Coatls, an instant breakdancer ice gif! reaction gif AND a 3.800 Million Treasure!
DAY 23 Co-winner: Napiform
Received an Island Krawk Morphing Potion, the eyes never leave you gif AND a random Neopets Plushie Virtual Code!
Day 23 Co-winner: Oktober
Received a stale bread gif AND ALL the good prizes (Egg, Scroll, and all 15 Familiars) from the Strange Chests!
DAY 24 Co-winner: rintastic
Received a Limited Edition Scurvy Island Stamp, the obligatory Christmas gif 1/4 AND a $5 Codex Credits!
Day 24 Co-winner: HimeEevee
Received 5 Unhatched Nocturne Eggs, the obligatory Christmas gif 2/4 AND 2.125 Million Treasure!
DAY 25 Co-winners: Swarley
Received a Snow Chia Morphing Potion, the obligatory Christmas gif 3/4 AND 2 Million Neopoints!
Day 25 Co-winners: Oninna
Received the obligatory Christmas gif 4/4 AND random FR Stocking Stuffers (includes seven 100k+ Treasure valued items such as Archivist Spellscroll and Mock Firebird)!
BONUS DAY 25 Co-winners: Prisca
Received the obligatory Christmas gif 5/4 AND a Ghostkerbomb!
BONUS Day 25 Co-winners: Kord
Received a Primary Gene: Crystal scroll, the obligatory Christmas gif 6/4 AND a Secondary Gene: Facet scroll!
DAY 26 Co-winner: 0ryx
Received a human game of pool gif AND 5 Million Neopoints!
Day 26 Co-winner: masxed
Received a Coarsefur Yeti, ooh-so close gif AND 1.774 Million Treasure!
DAY 27 Co-winner: Shisha
Received an extreme hoola hooping gif AND a Jhudora's Cloud Stamp!
Day 27 Co-winner: Chic
Received an Ornate Battle Armor set, a stop motion toy battle gif AND 3.841 Million Treasure!
DAY 28 Co-winner: Wander
Received a Baby Paint Brush, a gratuitous sloth gif AND a Desert Hissi Morphing Potion!
Day 28 Co-winner: coeurdelion
Received 2 Crystal/Facet/Random Tertiary Nocturnes, a chalk art of a snake game gif AND 2.233 Million Treasure!
(Nocturne in picture is not accurate. Actual Nocturne is BAMF by my standards.)
DAY 29 Co-winner: CaptainDantes
Received a bunny horde gif AND $10 Codex Credits!
Day 29 Co-winner: Batori
Received complete glass cannon battle stone set for three dragons, a seal flop gif AND 2.658 Million Treasure!
DAY 30 Co-winner: Liesa
Received a hover cat gif AND a Sword of Reif!
Day 30 Co-winner: Fanged
Received a sassy cat gif AND 6.735 Million Treasure!
DAY 31 Co-winner: scgain
Received a Baby Paint Brush, how Keil feels from being sick gif AND $5 Codex Credits!
Day 31 Co-winner: blue
Received a Coursefur Yeti, an atmospheric light AND a Windbound Plumage!
(in alphabetical order for quick reference)
I Want To Donate!
This is the season of giving and receiving--please take a moment and think about giving this year.
Due Date: December 25 at 11:59 PM NST/FRT/PST
The due date above is for prizes that count for the Benefactor High Score Tables. You are free to donate after that date, but it will not be counted towards your personal total.
1. PM me using the same entry PM if you opted to enter or make a new PM if you aren't entering. All donations, regardless of value, are accepted and greatly appreciated.
2. Await super secret instructions pertaining to that donation process.
Although we accept any and all donations, we have awards for people who go above and beyond the call of duty. Both awards will be given out at the end of the event.
Advent Calendar Elf: Donates a minimum gift (in currency or items) valued at a least 100K Neopets NP or 50K Flight Rising Treasure.
Advent Calendar Santa: Donated at least 5 Million Neopoints of Value, 5 Million Treasure of Value, a combination of the two of at least 5 Million of value OR anything to the OTHER category. Only one prerequisite is needed.
Both award designs credit to @Liesa
Approximate value decided by NeoCodex ItemDB and general market trends with leeway. Special considerations will be given for both awards for donations that don't file under Neopoints or Treasure value (i.e. in the MISCELLANEOUS Benefactor High Score Table). NeoCash Items and any Accounts are automatically put into the OTHER High Score Table, but any Flight Rising Gems or Gem Items are still counted under Flight Rising.
Benefactor High Score Table
(Not updated to today's data)
Values indicated below are in non-premium currency.
No specific items will be listed with the exception of the Miscellaneous High Score Table.
If there is a tie, order is set by the order of PM sent to me.
Neopets: 148,000,000 Neopoints
Flight Rising: 105,580,000 Treasure
- Strategost (30,000,000)
- Emily (20,000,000)
- Rocket (18,500,000)
- rwmurrayVT (17,000,000)
- Prisca (13,000,000)
- Nitro (25,000,000)
- Liesa (20,000,000)
- Keil (14,500,000)
- Napiform (9,000,000)
- Rocket (8,500,000)
- Rocket ($15 Total Codex Credits)
- Kord ($10 Total Codex Credits)
- Strategist ($10 Total Codex Credits)
- Eefi (CUSTOM ART)
- CaptainDantes (Random NC Items)
- lionrain (Neopets Plushie Virtual Code)
UPDATED 2 December 2014 4:00 PM EST
(Just in case you weren't sick of seeing red and green by now)