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SOMER Blink - Microlotteries that Finish in Minutes! 1 QUADRILLION ISK Won!

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Svodola Darkfury
Heaven's End
#1201 - 2012-09-11 00:10:18 UTC  |  Edited by: ISD TYPE40
Battered Housewife wrote:
Howllen wrote:
So am I right in thinking one person won multiple prizes at the Bonk this last time?


*snip*



If you buy 200,000 out of 300,000 bonk tickets, you've got a 66% chance of winning; you're also a much bigger gambler than anyone else who is bonking, so the rules are going to cater to you.

On a different note, do you guys contact bonk winners via mail? I haven't won before, but I don't check in all the time after the drawing either.

Svodola Darkfury.


EDIT: just editing that quote, don't mind me - ISD Type40.

Director of Frozen Corpse Industries.

Battered Housewife
Doomheim
#1202 - 2012-09-11 02:49:44 UTC
Sar'ran Zorn wrote:
They use Dice to draw the bonks. Or does your tinfoil have room for Chribba under it, too?


It's great that they use dice, but dice doesn't have anything to do with the ticket list - it just picks a number. They also don't use dice to choose winners for the normal blinks.
Andrev Nox
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#1203 - 2012-09-11 03:32:02 UTC
Svodola Darkfury wrote:

On a different note, do you guys contact bonk winners via mail? I haven't won before, but I don't check in all the time after the drawing either.


We mail them, post them to the site, and post them to the channel :) As with normal blinks though, there's no deadline on claiming a page. If you logged in a year later and saw the mail for the first time, we'd still get your prize to you :)

Battered Housewife wrote:
It's great that they use dice, but dice doesn't have anything to do with the ticket list - it just picks a number. They also don't use dice to choose winners for the normal blinks.


Very flattered you made a char to join the discussion with :) This is indeed correct - Using Dice with a non-public ticket list is 100% pointless. This is why we post up the full ticket list and give the hundreds (sometimes thousands) of people on the site during a drawing time to download it for themselves before Dice are ever unlock.

And yes, we don't use Dice for normal blinks - with 5-10 thousand Blinks completed per day, using Dice for all of them wouldn't be in the slightest feasible, not to mention a horrific presumption on Chribba's kindness for hosting Dice for the public :) We use random.org for normal, day-to-day Blinks. For folks who still want to gamble, but only with exclusively using Dice, there are lots of great forum lottos out there. :)

Somer Blink - The original microlottery site.

Battered Housewife
Doomheim
#1204 - 2012-09-11 06:10:08 UTC  |  Edited by: ISD TYPE40
*snip*


Edited awaiting proper moderation - ISD Type40.
JusFooling Around
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#1205 - 2012-09-12 18:40:02 UTC  |  Edited by: ISD TYPE40
*snip*


Edited awaiting proper moderation - ISD Type40.
JusFooling Around
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#1206 - 2012-09-12 19:27:29 UTC  |  Edited by: ISD TYPE40
*snip*


Edited awaiting proper moderation - ISD Type40.
Titanium PIg
Escape Velocity Enterprises
#1207 - 2012-09-14 17:45:32 UTC
Happy Birthday SOMER Blink Big smile
ISD TYPE40
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#1208 - 2012-09-14 22:23:51 UTC  |  Edited by: ISD Tyrozan
Off topic and troll post removed from thread. Please post sensibly in future - ISD Type40.

If you are dissatisfied by the actions of CCL, then file a petition. ISD Tyrozan

[b]ISD Type40 Lt. Commander Community Communication Liaisons (CCLs) Interstellar Services Department[/b]

Battered Housewife
Doomheim
#1209 - 2012-09-14 22:32:08 UTC  |  Edited by: ISD TYPE40
*snip*



Edited awaiting proper moderation - ISD Type40.
ISD TYPE40
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#1210 - 2012-09-14 23:52:02 UTC
I have temporarily edited some posts in this thread until such time as they can be completely moderated. Personal attacks, rumours and mud slinging are not welcome on these forums, all it does is derail threads. If you feel there are issues with the way somebody conducts themselves in EVE feel free to file a petition, or if you feel something is a scam feel free to post on the crime & punishment forum.

What I ask you to NOT do is derail other peoples threads with personal arguments and childish name calling. These are the rules laid down by CCP that everyone here agreed to when clicking yes to the EULA and Website Terms of Use, repeated breaches of those rules will lead to a warning and eventually to a revocation of your forum access rights.

For more information regarding these rules and policies please go to the Rules and Policies page.


Now please, stay on topic, keep it decent and post sensibly - ISD Type40.

[b]ISD Type40 Lt. Commander Community Communication Liaisons (CCLs) Interstellar Services Department[/b]

ISD Dorrim Barstorlode
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#1211 - 2012-09-15 05:25:24 UTC  |  Edited by: ISD Dorrim Barstorlode
Discussion of moderation is not allowed in threads outside of the stickied thread at the top of the page. If you have an issue with moderation, please report it or file a petition. Please keep it on topic. Thank you.

ISD Dorrim Barstorlode

Senior Lead

Community Communication Liaisons (CCLs)

Interstellar Services Department

JusFooling Around
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#1212 - 2012-09-15 16:35:43 UTC
Thank you guys so much for stepping in.

Are you going to review the previous pages for mudslinging and unfounded scam claims?

With only two petitiions at a time, it could take me quite a while to report them all.

Sorry, I never thought about petitioning the onslaught of day old toons with a new set of rumors that pop up every benchmark celebration.

Thank you for your diligence and it is reassuring that we are not alone.
P5yc0killer
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#1213 - 2012-09-16 23:45:43 UTC
I think the real issue here is this: "Great googly moogly!"
JusFooling Around
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#1214 - 2012-09-17 18:05:07 UTC  |  Edited by: JusFooling Around
P5yc0killer wrote:
Sar'ran Zorn wrote:
They use Dice to draw the bonks. Or does your tinfoil have room for Chribba under it, too?


How cool would it be if you could buy tinfoil hats in the NEX store :)



Loved the tinfiol hats idea you have for the NEX store. (NEX always brings the "Naval Exchange" the US Navy's version of the PX to my mind, but then years ago when I first heard of Navy's Exchange, I thought it was referring to corrective surgery, navel exchange to turn an "outy to an inny".)

Not sure if the army of alts that gets rotated out every benchmark celebration would be willing to spend their precious AUR on a throwaway toon. Maybe we could get a grass roots movement going to supply them.
Mercury24
Parroto Social Club
#1215 - 2012-09-18 19:57:44 UTC
I think I may have an addiction
Onyx 1
UK miners
#1216 - 2012-09-20 11:00:03 UTC  |  Edited by: Onyx 1
http://imgur.com/kBTsX

6b deposited, 193b won good lord 10 rorquals
TonyTiger 57
Frosties Inc.
#1217 - 2012-09-20 20:41:30 UTC
Yep, that's the way to do it. Now if I only had a couple of bill lying around!
Tau Cabalander
Retirement Retreat
Working Stiffs
#1218 - 2012-09-22 05:44:03 UTC
Okay, I've always wondered: How the heck do you get multiple tickets?

I see 8 ticket blinks with half or more to the same person, yet I think the most I've ever managed on a blink I started was 2 before the blink was over.

What's the secret?
Replacement 234
Tremor Recorded
#1219 - 2012-09-22 22:26:48 UTC  |  Edited by: Replacement 234
I wish I knew. I see tix I tried to buy win a lot. Sometime back, I think blink decreased the time in a very small amount, between the ticket purchase and the comencement of "board hop". There was a time when I could start a blink and by using my FPS skills for rapid target acquisition and firing, I could get 8 and when I was being dumb, 12 tickets of my choice. Now the best I can do when starting a blink is to ocasionally get a third ticket of my choice before the board hop begins.

How players manage to get their same pattern repeatedly is a mystery to me. I guess I never want to meet them as enemies when I play FPS games.

Here are some tips I have found useful. Many of these will depend on personal choice, and some I've stopped using, not because they were bad, but I felt I had found something a little more useful and we are talking about nano seconds being the difference between hero and zero:

My style of play is blitz blink. The faster each blink closes, the quicker the isk goes out. When I see a blink that has been up for 5 minutes, I know we've missed 20 paydays. The down side is if you are losing. But I see that as a positive, because when I am losing, I stop playing and watch the numbers to find out what is winning and why didn't I figure it out before hand. Sorry, I'm a stats nut. If you want to argue with that, then argue with my standings and leave me alone because until you develop a statistical theory that is replicated in refereed jounals like these:

http://www.stata.com/links/statistics-and-general-journals/

and stand the statistical world on it's collective head - I'll stick with what I know and what I used to teach.

I close every window but the Blink window from their website. I don't work well with distractions and the promos become evident whenever a ticket is purchased and you can see the whole blink board, so I don't have to rely on the kind folks on the chat who let others know when a promo starts. But I still love you guys for being such great examples of sportsmanship!

Open your blink window wide enough so that green flag out of the way. I can't even tell you what that green flag has on it.

Try rotating your screen to portrait, depends a lot on your screen size and whether you play on a laptop. I guess that might not work if you are playing on one of those 8 foot plasma wall replacements in your theatre room. ("Sorry Honey! These guys will be out of here soon. I'm going to play Blink and Rep234 said to do it this way!" Oh my! Not responsible for relationship difficulties!) I rotated my 30 inch monitor to portrait mode and I reduced the zoom on the screen so I could see the entire board. I could then stop scrolling to look for the blink I wanted, I could just glance and find it.

I gave up the screen rotation, because the spreadsheets I use had to be brought from out of sight to be used and updated. Now I am back to landscape. I keep the blink screen at 40%. I can't read anything on it, but I recongize the icons of the prizes I'm focusing on. The "Recently Completed Blinks" and the "Past Blinks" are only useful to me when I am in research mode, so when I am in play mode, all I want to see are the blinks. By doing this, I can almost see the entire board, so I no longer have to scroll - just target and fire. The ticket icons are much smaller, but they are much closer together, so that is a tradeoff each person will have to decide for themselves. I experimented quite a bit. 10% zoom didn't take long to rule out.

Occasionally, I will just look at the blink board and refresh it as often as it will refresh without hanging up. I will see pattern players open a rorq or one of the popular big ticket items. Most likely, they will have their 8 tickets within three refresh clicks. If I saw a blink appear on the first refresh with 8 tickets in less than a second =JELLY! Usually, the sequence of refreshed screens is:

Screen 1 - no Rorq in play
Screen 2 - Rorq with three tickets
Screen 3 - Rorq with six tickets
Screen 4 - Rorq with eight tickets
Screen 5 - Other Players start to buy tickets.

I used to be able to do that with my FPS skills of targetting and firing. I guess this old gunslinger has lost his touch. I did give up FPS games around the beginning of this year as they were not conducive to the reduced level of my management of PTSD so it is quite understandable that I would have experienced an erosion of abilities. Some might say that Blink would suffice to keep those skills honed, but in the FPS games I play, the targets are usually smaller than a single letter in the ticket buying box, the target is moving and I am usually in a helicopter that is moving a great deal faster than the target and oh yeah, toss in the difficulty points for the transversal relationship between the target and I. Another factor is in FPS, I often play round after round for hours at a time when I may only blitz blink for a total of 15 minutes a day in two or three segments seperated by hours.

Please don't think I am trying on tinfoil hats, but the hats I do wear are off to those who have the speed which seems to exceed what I once had. Every gunfighter always finds someone faster. I would be very disappointed to find out if anyone has developed a technological edge to enhance ticket selection speed. I am quite confident that anyone bent on cheating who might ever come into the game and say, "I have an app for that" will be discovered by Blink and banned. It is certainly not in their interest to have any kind of cheats at work.

There is a saying among US Army helicopter pilots - at least the first I ever heard of it was in flight school when an instructor showed a slide which said:

"There are old pilots

there are bold pilots

but there are no old, bold pilots"

I am always hoping the same goes for those who seek technological advantages over others when their skills fail them
ECHBlackthorn
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#1220 - 2012-09-24 20:21:57 UTC
Well its less that 8 hours left ladies and gentlemen. 8 hours before we hear the cries of joy and the voices of anger and despair. I personally wish everyone the best of luck for the draw.

Now come on SOMER .... mama needs 250bil pocket change and an Erebus *\o/*

Blacky