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Somerset Mahm
Somer's Omnibus Exploration and Reclamation
Cognitive Distortion
Posted - 2010.09.27 20:34:00 - [271]
 

Originally by: avidb
Wondering if there is a way to deposit ISK without transferring ISK from the game. I decided to stop playing for a bit....but Im jonzing to play at work but cant log in to transfer ISK. =(

I'm working on a way to self-preauthorize deposits.

(For now, check your account-- I preauthorized it.)

Mister Lotto
Posted - 2010.09.27 21:00:00 - [272]
 

friendly bump from Germany :-)

Symm
Posted - 2010.09.27 22:50:00 - [273]
 

Laughing I just seen your post Somer on "Alex stokes" kitty game it's epic Very Happy

I give you a +1


Valeronx
Celestial Horizon Corp.
Fallen Angels Alliance
Posted - 2010.09.27 23:23:00 - [274]
 

Wow, over 3000 Blinks completed. That is impressive.

Mohingan Dark
Posted - 2010.09.27 23:45:00 - [275]
 

Edited by: Mohingan Dark on 28/09/2010 00:30:11
NVM it works now....Rolling Eyes

Freedom Netas
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2010.09.28 00:34:00 - [276]
 

Originally by: Mohingan Dark
Edited by: Mohingan Dark on 28/09/2010 00:30:11
NVM it works now....Rolling Eyes


Glad to see you got it fixed! Smile

noldevin
Posted - 2010.09.28 03:57:00 - [277]
 

xSynnx keeps beating me on almost every lottery :(

Even when he buys less tickets. Evil or Very Mad

Somerset Mahm
Somer's Omnibus Exploration and Reclamation
Cognitive Distortion
Posted - 2010.09.28 04:37:00 - [278]
 

Running a giant set of promo blinks for 1 ISK per ticket! Come play :)

avidb
Posted - 2010.09.28 04:59:00 - [279]
 

Thanks for the midday fix! Wink

You should have a link to this forum page on the blink site.

Somerset Mahm
Somer's Omnibus Exploration and Reclamation
Cognitive Distortion
Posted - 2010.09.28 05:01:00 - [280]
 

Originally by: avidb
Thanks for the midday fix! Wink

You should have a link to this forum page on the blink site.

I do :P it's in the big gray box at the top with the lightbulb.

avidb
Posted - 2010.09.28 05:12:00 - [281]
 

D'OH!Embarassed

Jam180
Posted - 2010.09.28 06:42:00 - [282]
 

Edited by: Jam180 on 28/09/2010 06:46:48
If i might make an observation...

Personally i understand you making profit over this site, but some of the objects are a tad out of wack.
Take the Plex for example, average price is ~340m atm, yet if i add up all the tickets i get 440m.
I'm sure this will eventually be balanced out, but it might stagnate the sales atm.


*edit;
Oh, as a suggestion, when adding a blink, maybe add the per-ticket price ( and xtickets) to the selector.
This way you less easily select a price you cant afford a ticket to?

Terminater3
Posted - 2010.09.28 06:43:00 - [283]
 

So I decided to try this blink thing I heard so much about. My first day I made about 1billion isk. Winning a nightmare then right after that I won a Legion and turned them in for isk and made some epic isk. I recommened everyone getting into it. Maybe I was lucky, try your luck. :P

Somerset Mahm
Somer's Omnibus Exploration and Reclamation
Cognitive Distortion
Posted - 2010.09.28 06:47:00 - [284]
 

Originally by: Jam180
Edited by: Jam180 on 28/09/2010 06:46:48
If i might make an observation...

Personally i understand you making profit over this site, but some of the objects are a tad out of wack.
Take the Plex for example, average price is ~340m atm, yet if i add up all the tickets i get 440m.
I'm sure this will eventually be balanced out, but it might stagnate the sales atm.


*edit;
Oh, as a suggestion, when adding a blink, maybe add the per-ticket price ( and xtickets) to the selector.
This way you less easily select a price you cant afford a ticket to?


Yeah, I'm always refining the price calc code but some stuff just gets a little wacky. PLEX in particular move so fast that my code doesn't handle it well yet. Sorry :(

I will keep working on it.

Jam180
Posted - 2010.09.28 06:55:00 - [285]
 

Originally by: Somerset Mahm

Yeah, I'm always refining the price calc code but some stuff just gets a little wacky. PLEX in particular move so fast that my code doesn't handle it well yet. Sorry :(

I will keep working on it.


Oh thats ok, after re-reading my post it sounds much harsher then i meant it :)
Your site is awesome, and i enjoy playing around with it very much!

Jam180
Posted - 2010.09.28 14:09:00 - [286]
 

Now i feel a bit guilty, because i cant help but wonder if the plex blink being "stuck" is because of what i said.
If so, i shot myself in the foot, since ive been waiting the whole day to start an Archon blink :(

Lord Frost
Minmatar
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2010.09.28 17:22:00 - [287]
 

There's something fishy about it. Macro betting? Maybe a bunch of alts with unlimited "blinks" betting and taking winnings? I would put more limitations to it. Such as only 1 blink per lottery pot, and perhaps even limit blinks to every 5 mins. Sorry, but I've seen many of the same winning over and over, I wouldn't doubt there's some dishonesty here.

General Newbold
Posted - 2010.09.28 17:34:00 - [288]
 

well ive spent a hell of a lot here, not won a bean!!!!

Lord Frost
Minmatar
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2010.09.28 19:01:00 - [289]
 

Oh, and Crows are like 10 mil in Jita, yet you are accepting 8 blinks at 3 mil a piece? Walking away with 14 mil, on a Crow win. The lemmings have followed here, congrats on such a great scam.

General Newbold
Posted - 2010.09.28 19:05:00 - [290]
 

Frost
its a lotto, of course they make isk

its probabally not a scam though - 40% is quite a lot on small objects - but the bigger ones seem better

Lord Frost
Minmatar
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2010.09.28 19:11:00 - [291]
 

40%??? Try 140%

All I'm saying is this is Eve... and this is OUTSIDE of Eve. Chances are it's being manipulated in some way.

Jam180
Posted - 2010.09.28 19:20:00 - [292]
 

Originally by: Lord Frost
Oh, and Crows are like 10 mil in Jita, yet you are accepting 8 blinks at 3 mil a piece? Walking away with 14 mil, on a Crow win. The lemmings have followed here, congrats on such a great scam.


Although i agree that some of the prizes are a little off, and that there are a ton of alts, the site itself is kosher.
I deposited 150m, and won the following (which was all traded for blink credit);
Dramiel, Daredevil, Magnate, Legion (all T3 are ONLY hull), Ashimmu and Navy Apoc.
Currently i have 492m blink credit, which will all be spent buying tickets for the next Archon...

Just like "real" lotteries, there is only one real winner, the one who holds it.
You however get the "chance" to get anitem at greatly reduced cost, however, if you do not now when to stop, or do it with cash you cant afford to lose, you'll be in for a rough ride.


Somer, as far as i know has displayed great integrity on the forums, and slandering his name to make up your mistakes is poor sportsmanship, shame on you.

General Newbold
Posted - 2010.09.28 19:21:00 - [293]
 

by 40% i meant 40% profit

Valeronx
Celestial Horizon Corp.
Fallen Angels Alliance
Posted - 2010.09.28 19:22:00 - [294]
 

Originally by: General Newbold
well ive spent a hell of a lot here, not won a bean!!!!



That is because you can't bid on food yet. Try bidding on some of the ship blinks, your luck might improve. :P

.

Somerset Mahm
Somer's Omnibus Exploration and Reclamation
Cognitive Distortion
Posted - 2010.09.28 19:36:00 - [295]
 

Thanks for all the comments.

Re: margins. Please read back in the thread-- margins on small stuff appear higher because there is a base cost + a margin %. To be honest, I'd just as soon not spend my days giving away 3000 Hawks and Enyos, so the price on these is monitored carefully. People want to try to win them, but at the same time if they cost 1M a ticket then all we do is play "enyo.blink" all day. This is not optimal for players or for myself.

Re: alts. I have no policy against people having more than one account, though I have talked to a few that had registered 6-10. This really only comes into play on the promo.blinks that cost 1 ISK. I will monitor the situation.

Re: the same people winning a lot. They also play a lot! Click on anyone's picture for some stats about how much they win. Feel free to pop into my channel and talk to people who are playing Blink.

Somerset Mahm
Somer's Omnibus Exploration and Reclamation
Cognitive Distortion
Posted - 2010.09.28 19:40:00 - [296]
 

Edited by: Somerset Mahm on 28/09/2010 19:40:48
Originally by: General Newbold
well ive spent a hell of a lot here, not won a bean!!!!


According to your profile page you won a Machariel?

Lord Frost
Minmatar
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2010.09.28 19:41:00 - [297]
 

Originally by: Jam180

Somer, as far as i know has displayed great integrity on the forums, and slandering his name to make up your mistakes is poor sportsmanship, shame on you.


I'm not trying to slander anyone's name. I'm simply informing people that the lotteries profits are skewed from traditional lotteries. And again, in reference to the Crow... it is 140% profit. He snags 24mil from tickets, and if you chose the Crow in Jita, it cost him 10 mil... Thus, he pockets 14 mil. Now, if the winner won 2 crows, that would be somewhat acceptable. Don't you think?

General Newbold
Posted - 2010.09.28 19:41:00 - [298]
 

somerset, it made me laugh

after posting that i won my next 3!!!

im happy

Valeronx
Celestial Horizon Corp.
Fallen Angels Alliance
Posted - 2010.09.28 19:46:00 - [299]
 

Originally by: Lord Frost
Originally by: Jam180

Somer, as far as i know has displayed great integrity on the forums, and slandering his name to make up your mistakes is poor sportsmanship, shame on you.


I'm not trying to slander anyone's name. I'm simply informing people that the lotteries profits are skewed from traditional lotteries. And again, in reference to the Crow... it is 140% profit. He snags 24mil from tickets, and if you chose the Crow in Jita, it cost him 10 mil... Thus, he pockets 14 mil. Now, if the winner won 2 crows, that would be somewhat acceptable. Don't you think?


You are wrong, Somer is right, let it go.

Or, even better.....you don't like the margins on some ships, fine. Please start your own lottery site called "Frost Winks" maybe. that way you can set the margins on each and every ship to exactly where you think they should be. Whoever has the better site will then attract the most business, and be declared the winner in the "Fantasy money in a pretend spaceship game lottery site" category.

Go Frost !!!!1!

.


Lord Frost
Minmatar
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2010.09.28 19:51:00 - [300]
 

Originally by: Somerset Mahm

Re: margins. Please read back in the thread-- margins on small stuff appear higher because there is a base cost + a margin %. To be honest, I'd just as soon not spend my days giving away 3000 Hawks and Enyos, so the price on these is monitored carefully. People want to try to win them, but at the same time if they cost 1M a ticket then all we do is play "enyo.blink" all day. This is not optimal for players or for myself.

Re: alts. I have no policy against people having more than one account, though I have talked to a few that had registered 6-10. This really only comes into play on the promo.blinks that cost 1 ISK. I will monitor the situation.

Re: the same people winning a lot. They also play a lot! Click on anyone's picture for some stats about how much they win. Feel free to pop into my channel and talk to people who are playing Blink.


1. Optimal for yourself? It is very optimal for your pocket. These are the most played pots. It won't change the amount you are giving away, but it would change the outrageous profit margins on them. As far as I can tell, those smaller ship tix sell very quick. How much quicker would those go if tix were 1.5 mil a piece? Probably the same rate. So, you wouldn't be delivering much more. Besides, how many are actually delivered, most are converted into more blinks.

2. Its a great site, I won't tell you how to run it... but can only suggest maybe a time frame between consecutive bets. This would stop those from betting 4 slots on one pot and give others a chance. At least a 30 sec cool down time after 1 bet.

3. I do love it... but it seems to me there are a few changes that could greatly help.


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