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#26 Keil

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 04:28 PM

So it starts on the 1st of December... but... "All you need to do is to PM me anytime before December 30th to enter."?

 

There will always be people who find about this at the very last second. I figure to give them a fighting chance at winning. 



#27 SheOfTheEnderworld

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 04:29 PM

Just means that you'd be eligible to win from that point on. The earlier you enter the better but are eligible to enter anytime during the month.

 

I love the advent calendar, I don't even remember whether or not I participated last year (things were a bit crazy with work then). :D



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Posted 29 November 2014 - 04:35 PM

There will always be people who find about this at the very last second. I figure to give them a fighting chance at winning. 

Oh okay, that makes sense. I thought it was a typo :p



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Posted 29 November 2014 - 05:06 PM

I'd like to donate a baby paint brush!



#30 Riku

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 05:52 PM

I kinda expected for you to point out a "flaw" than an pithy opinion. I feel disappointed, but then again, that means I did a good job, I guess.  :/

 

 

I don't have the time to go through it all, so I'm just going to trust you :p

 

Pretty sure that bonus equation is going to be giving people an infinite bonus lol.

 

There's the n^(.01 * CP) bit. That. No no no. Hell nah.

 

It looks like you're just using n = 4, so 4^(.01 * 100,000 NP) = infinity, basically. Literally an exponential with over 600 digits.

 

Not trying to be rude or anything. As a mathematician, it's impossible for me to ignore stuff like this haha.

 

(Also not really sure what you mean by setting z = 0 to the pool divided by days left with a' = .05...)


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#31 Keil

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 06:09 PM

Pretty sure that bonus equation is going to be giving people an infinite bonus lol.

 

That is statement is 100% false just by going with the equation itself, however I must commend you for trying to figure it out :p

 

Please, do try again.

 

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I'll update everything daily. There's too many PM's that I just can't be bothered with until tomorrow.



#32 Riku

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 06:21 PM

There's not really anything to "figure out". You gave an expression with labeled variables and a clear example above that.

 

With CP = 200,000 NP, sigma n = 13, GF = 100,000 NP, and n = 4, the "super secret bonus" is literally negative four trillion.

 

That's with my attempt at fixing your brackets lol.



#33 Keil

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 07:05 PM

There's not really anything to "figure out". You gave an expression with labeled variables and a clear example above that.

 

With CP = 200,000 NP, sigma n = 13, GF = 100,000 NP, and n = 4, the "super secret bonus" is literally negative four trillion.

 

That's with my attempt at fixing your brackets lol.

 

There is something much simpler than that explanation that prevents the bonus from exceeding, let's say... 10 million of any currency. I also applied a psychological phenomena in the equation, so I can understand why some people have difficulty seeing it.



#34 SheOfTheEnderworld

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 07:08 PM

There is something much simpler than that explanation that prevents the bonus from exceeding, let's say... 10 million of any currency. I also applied a psychological phenomena in the equation, so I can understand why some people have difficulty seeing it.

 

*brings cold cloth for forehead, an icy cold nomalicious beverage, and a couple of setsy hookers of whatever persuasion you prefer*

 

Hope you recover nicely from the seasonal shopping nastiness!!!  :yahoo: I hate this time of year, to be honest: too much bullshit going on any which way you turn...while you COULD be focusing instead on fun stuff like Neocodex instead. *bats puppy eyes that neocodex is better than all that other crap*



#35 Alexiel

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 05:12 AM

Quick question. Will I be able to contribute to the donation pile throughout the month or is there a cutoff date? Is everyone guaranteed somethingIf not I think I'll have some "consolation" prizes available if needed/wanted.



#36 Keil

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 06:27 AM

@DawnKnight Even though I said Dec 30th as the cutoff date in an earlier informal post, I'm rethinking my strategy. Later today (I'm stuck on my phone waiting in a lounge), I'll go through the other half of the PM's in my inbox and derive a cut off date based on the incoming:outgoing ratio. I have to spend a bit of time calculating the optimal prize amount in which I won't run out before December 30th and not still have several millions left either. I'll give a more decisive answer when the PM chaos lessens substantially (probably before Dec 5th).

 

As of right now, everyone is guarenteed something, but once the number of people exceeds 31, then we can't make the same promise. I'm pretty sure we'll definitely exceed 31 entrants as time progresses.

 

That's really nice of you to think of people beyond the randomly selected 31. I'll keep that in mind towards the end of the event. Right now, we'll just wait and analyze.



#37 Oktober

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 06:34 AM

I like the idea that any leftovers prizes would be donated to future contests' winners, but a sort of consolation prize would be really nice for those unlucky guys :p 



#38 LostinSpace

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 07:15 AM

This looks like fun!  Now I see what I have been missing during my lurking years.   :o   I would also like to donate.  I sent a PM.



#39 Keil

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 02:47 PM

Updated. If I responded to everyone's PM. Check that PM first then check the OP if there are any incorrect data.



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Posted 30 November 2014 - 06:33 PM

Updated. If I responded to everyone's PM. Check that PM first then check the OP if there are any incorrect data.

Don't see my donation on the donators list - unless you're waiting to update that.



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Posted 30 November 2014 - 06:37 PM

All the beautiful FR treasure *_*



#42 Keil

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 07:14 PM

@Cohle Fixed :p I was expecting to have screwed up somewhere. There was so much information to plow through.


Enter before the first day! I'll do a final update with all the PM's so I can include everyone who PMed me minutes because I run the RNG.



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Posted 30 November 2014 - 07:29 PM

@Cohle Fixed :p I was expecting to have screwed up somewhere. There was so much information to plow through.

Thank you! Haha with all the PMs you're getting it's totally expected. Thanks for running all of this!



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Posted 30 November 2014 - 10:25 PM

Updated. If I responded to everyone's PM. Check that PM first then check the OP if there are any incorrect data.

 

@Keil since I'm not that into FR anymore I'll donate 20 mil. :)



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Posted 30 November 2014 - 10:29 PM

THIS IS HAPPENING TOMORROW OMG YAYYYYYYYYY  :wub:  :yahoo:  :D  :x3:  :drool:  :nana:



#46 Keil

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 01:48 PM

DAY 1 Winner: @Bee

 

She wins an Ornate Battle Armor Set, a perplexed reaction gif AND a Breed Change: Wildclaw Scroll!

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Remember to inquire about your prizes with the same entry PM.

 

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#47 MC10

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 01:50 PM

Congratulations! :)



#48 Keil

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 01:51 PM

Every winner gets a random gif by the way because changes.



#49 Bee

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 01:52 PM

Oh wow, thanks! And I was just thinking that I never win anything!



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Posted 01 December 2014 - 01:52 PM

Every winner gets a random gif by the way because changes.


Ok, now I definitely need to win!



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