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Seleene
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2005.10.14 10:41:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Seleene on 14/10/2005 13:13:45

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Greetings, all!

Originally, several MC pilots were going to be attending FanFest. However, the costs involved and real-life commitments have taken a severe toll on the potential size of our blob, yet we still wanted to do something fun and memorable for everyone at this once a year occurrence.

So, in that spirit, the Mercenary Coalition would like to give some lucky pilots the opportunity to own some of the most beautiful and deadly ships in all of EVE for a mere fraction of thier true value!

The Grand Prize - To those who would fly her, the onyx colored Caldari Navy Raven needs no special advertising. You know what this ship is and what it can do. It is a true OMGWTFBBQINSANITY piece of engineering.

Here are the rules:

  • The lottery is open to everyone in EVE with an active account, however members of the MC may not partcipate.

  • The cost of a 'ticket' is 50 million isk.

  • One person can buy a maximum of 10 tickets.

  • A minimum of 40 tickets must be sold for the lottery to take place.


OMG! A CNR for just 50 mil?! How do I get a 'ticket'??

Send your 50 million isk to the character 'Mercenary Empress' with a note stating 'CNR Lottery Ticket'. If you are buying multiple tickets, please send the isk in one lump sum and you will be credited with the correct number of tickets for the drawing.


Wait a minute!! How do I know this isn't a scam?!

Because if it was a scam, my reputation in EVE would be pretty much destroyed. It's no scam. One of my own pilots is donating the ship.


How & when will the drawing for the winner take place?

This is the fun part!

Oveur will conduct the drawing for the ships at FanFest next Friday night (21 October) in the presence of as many of your fellow EVE players who wish to witness it! ugh

You'll have a little piece of paper with your name on it for as many times as you have bought 'tickets'. I'll borrow a dev's trash can or something to draw the winner's name out of. Very Happy


Iíve got a few billion lying around. When does this start? How long do I have to buy a ticket?

You can start right now! Ticket sales will end at 1800 EVE time on 21 October. The drawing will take place later that evening. The number of tickets bought will tracked and viewable on an online spreadsheet in the next few days.

What about the HACs?!

Damnit, I didn't win! Bah! Now what?!

Hold on there! We understand that some people might get upset and start smashing things, so we're giving you even more chances to "win"! How so?

After the initial drawing for the CNR, there will be additional drawings for the following ships:

2nd Drawing: Deimos Heavy Assault Cruiser
3rd Drawing: Zealot Heavy Assault Cruiser
4th Drawing: Cerebrus Heavy Assault Cruiser
5th Drawing: Vagabond Heavy Assault Cruiser
6th Drawing: Ishtar Heavy Assault Cruiser
7th Drawing: Occator Transport

How about that, eh? Six chances to win! Six chances to come away with more than you put in!

One ticket gives you seven chances to win!

So, that's it! It's a fantastic opportunity for some lucky players to save months of time agent whoring or to get some of the most awesome ships in the game for a fraction of what you'd have to pay for them normally!

It's our hope that this will get a lot of attention and generate a small amount of excitement for those attending FanFest with the rest of us. Good luck to everyone that participates! May the Golden Ticket be yours!

BTW, I'm not planning to do something like this again anytime soon. Well... maybe next year we'll do a Carrier lottery or something, eh? Very Happy

Note to mods - please do not move this thread. It needs maximum exposure in order to work for everyone. Cool

mirel yirrin
Gallente
Ore Mongers
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2005.10.14 10:42:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: mirel yirrin on 14/10/2005 10:42:33
FIRST!

mmm....If only I had 50mil lying around....Twisted Evil

Invisible Touch
Caldari
Mythos Corp
RAZOR Alliance
Posted - 2005.10.14 11:12:00 - [3]
 

An excellent idea Exclamation

Btw what happens to the isk? Is there a "good cause"?

Seleene
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2005.10.14 11:16:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Seleene on 14/10/2005 12:38:12

Originally by: Invisible Touch
An excellent idea Exclamation

Btw what happens to the isk? Is there a "good cause"?



Well, obviously we wish to get a fair price for the ship, hence the minimum number of tickets. Beyond that... I'm not sure. We'll entertain some ideas and see where it goes.

If this really takes off (like 4 billion in tickets or something), then maybe we'll do something cool with the proceeds. I'll be hanging out with a bunch of drunken players and Devs this time next week. Who knows what suggestions will come up?! Very HappyShocked

drewitzu
Posted - 2005.10.14 11:16:00 - [5]
 

Great idea, need to get my miner working overtime Smile

Omber Zombie
Gallente
Frontier Technologies
Posted - 2005.10.14 11:27:00 - [6]
 

oooh, i have an idea. for every 100mil over the minimum we can make you buy us a beer at FF Very Happy

Seleene
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2005.10.14 11:28:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Omber Zombie
oooh, i have an idea. for every 100mil over the minimum we can make you buy us a beer at FF Very Happy


"Us"? WTF is "us", Oz? ShockedShocked

Sevarus James
Minmatar
Meridian Dynamics
Posted - 2005.10.14 11:53:00 - [8]
 

Congrats on a great idea Seleene. Although not all are gonna be able to put up the isk, I still think its a helluva gesture. (especially considering the prices these baby's go for in the ship trade channel.) Shocked


Omber Zombie
Gallente
Frontier Technologies
Posted - 2005.10.14 12:12:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Seleene
Originally by: Omber Zombie

"Us"? WTF is "us", Oz? ShockedShocked

what? Didn't you get my memo?
I'll be drinking you under a table while discussing eve politics in iceland Razz

Seleene
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2005.10.14 12:15:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Omber Zombie
Originally by: Seleene
Originally by: Omber Zombie

"Us"? WTF is "us", Oz? ShockedShocked


what? Didn't you get my memo?
I'll be drinking you under a table while discussing eve politics in iceland Razz


So, what you are saying is that you are going to drink more than one beer?

<----- No alcohol tolerance. EmbarassedVery Happy

Nestor II
Posted - 2005.10.14 12:24:00 - [11]
 

I just might do this when i get home from work today, what is 50 million anyway ?

babylonstew
Caldari
Caldari Scouting and Intel Group
Posted - 2005.10.14 12:26:00 - [12]
 

where is the ship located, cos knowing my luck, id win and never be able to get with in 50 jumps of it Sad


Seleene
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2005.10.14 12:28:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: babylonstew
where is the ship located, cos knowing my luck, id win and never be able to get with in 50 jumps of it Sad


Have no fear! If you are an OMGWTF Low-sec Griefer pirate, we will be happy to drive the ship to the system closest to your evil domain. Cool

Vader Crane
Minmatar
Rage and Terror
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2005.10.14 12:31:00 - [14]
 

O_o could be awsome to win this at the EvE fanfest... wish i could be there

babylonstew
Caldari
Caldari Scouting and Intel Group
Posted - 2005.10.14 12:42:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Seleene
Originally by: babylonstew
where is the ship located, cos knowing my luck, id win and never be able to get with in 50 jumps of it Sad


Have no fear! If you are an OMGWTF Low-sec Griefer pirate, we will be happy to drive the ship to the system closest to your evil domain. Cool


actually, im an omfg- scared of low sec carebearugh


Seleene
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2005.10.14 12:51:00 - [16]
 

Edited by: Seleene on 14/10/2005 13:11:54

Have updated the lottery with new prizes for all!

What about the HACs?!

Damnit, I didn't win! Bah! Now what?!

Hold on there! We understand that some people might get upset and start smashing things, so we're giving you even more chances to "win"! How so?

After the initial drawing for the CNR, there will be additional drawings for the following ships:

2nd Drawing: Deimos Heavy Assault Cruiser
3rd Drawing: Zealot Heavy Assault Cruiser
4th Drawing: Cerebrus Heavy Assault Cruiser
5th Drawing: Vagabond Heavy Assault Cruiser
6th Drawing: Ishtar Heavy Assault Cruiser
7th Drawing: Occator Transport

How about that, eh? Seven chances to win! Seven chances to come away with more than you put in!

Cool One ticket gives you seven chances to win!! How cool is that?! Cool

Velsharoon
Gallente
Arcane Velshologies
Posted - 2005.10.14 13:12:00 - [17]
 

Consider 50m of mine squandered

Eyeshadow
Caldari
The xDEATHx Squadron
Posted - 2005.10.14 13:28:00 - [18]
 

Oz, Seleene = lightweight.

If you want a decent night of beer and dabauchery you need to come hang with me, cabadrin and jin entres. Us sharks are renowned for drinking lots. Hygelac is gonna be, but i expect him to be passed out with Sel quite early on

Oh and wheres my HAC fs Razz

Trooper B99
Caldari
Body Count Inc.
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2005.10.14 13:29:00 - [19]
 

I'm so wanting to fly down to London and get Sel pished before he even gets to Iceland. Very Happy

Seleene
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2005.10.14 13:50:00 - [20]
 



First of all, we're doing this to have fun and give everyone one more thing to remember about FanFest.

Two billion (the minimum needed for the lotter to take place) for a CNR is a very fair price, I think. Also, look at the other prizes being offered:

Deimos Heavy Assault Cruiser - 130 million market value
Zealot Heavy Assault Cruiser - 120 million market value
Cerebrus Heavy Assault Cruiser - 85 million market value
Vagabond Heavy Assault Cruiser - 100 million market value
Ishtar Heavy Assault Cruiser - 120 million market value
Occator Transport - 95 million market value

Those are the average prices these ships sell for on the open market. I think anybody that spends 50 mil on a ticket and wins any one of these prizes is going to be a happy camper.

We're putting a lot of hardware up for this and if we only sell two billion ISK in tickets, we actually stand to lose money. Think about that. Very Happy

Zajo
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2005.10.14 14:02:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Seleene
Edited by: Seleene on 14/10/2005 13:11:54

Have updated the lottery with new prizes for all!

What about the HACs?!

Damnit, I didn't win! Bah! Now what?!

Hold on there! We understand that some people might get upset and start smashing things, so we're giving you even more chances to "win"! How so?

After the initial drawing for the CNR, there will be additional drawings for the following ships:

2nd Drawing: Deimos Heavy Assault Cruiser
3rd Drawing: Zealot Heavy Assault Cruiser
4th Drawing: Cerebrus Heavy Assault Cruiser
5th Drawing: Vagabond Heavy Assault Cruiser
6th Drawing: Ishtar Heavy Assault Cruiser
7th Drawing: Occator Transport

How about that, eh? Seven chances to win! Seven chances to come away with more than you put in!

Cool One ticket gives you seven chances to win!! How cool is that?! Cool



So THATS where my Zealot ended up eeeyyy !!!Evil or Very Mad

Cabadrin
Caldari
Sharks With Frickin' Laser Beams
Posted - 2005.10.14 14:32:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Eyeshadow
Oz, Seleene = lightweight.

If you want a decent night of beer and dabauchery you need to come hang with me, cabadrin and jin entres. Us sharks are renowned for drinking lots. Hygelac is gonna be, but i expect him to be passed out with Sel quite early on

Oh and wheres my HAC fs Razz


Yep, Sharks are going to pod everyone at the bars. Though I heard a disturbing rumor that beers in Iceland cost upwards of $7 USD! Wtf! I can buy a 40oz for $1!

Stephen HB
Mystical Knights
Malum Exuro
Posted - 2005.10.14 14:42:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Seleene
Originally by: babylonstew
where is the ship located, cos knowing my luck, id win and never be able to get with in 50 jumps of it Sad


Have no fear! If you are an OMGWTF Low-sec Griefer pirate, we will be happy to drive the ship to the system closest to your evil domain. Cool


How hard would a pirate corp beat the new guy on gate duty if he ganked their shiny new CN Raven as you were delivering it? Twisted Evil

Karmic
Caldari
Dark Knights of Deneb
Posted - 2005.10.14 14:51:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Cabadrin
Originally by: Eyeshadow
Oz, Seleene = lightweight.

If you want a decent night of beer and dabauchery you need to come hang with me, cabadrin and jin entres. Us sharks are renowned for drinking lots. Hygelac is gonna be, but i expect him to be passed out with Sel quite early on

Oh and wheres my HAC fs Razz


Yep, Sharks are going to pod everyone at the bars. Though I heard a disturbing rumor that beers in Iceland cost upwards of $7 USD! Wtf! I can buy a 40oz for $1!


Sharks with Frickin Beer Goggles ftw Razz

Jin Entres
Malevolent Intervention
Posted - 2005.10.14 16:14:00 - [25]
 

Hear hear - Tis a fine opportunity to permanently step your foot inside a flying luxury brothel!

No, wait, the prize wasn't an MC Pimpnought? Anyway, what I wanted to say is...

Go go go! Cool

(See you at the FF btw, right under the table Wink)

Nyxus
Amarr
Fat J
-Mostly Harmless-
Posted - 2005.10.14 17:09:00 - [26]
 

It's not about the money ffs!

IT'S ABOUT THE FUN. REMEMBER FUN?

Props to Seleene and MC crew for doing this. It's nice to see player driven things like this. Especially as it's liable to be liberally soaked with alcohol at the Fanfest.

Count me in. Although if I win the CN I think I will mine some veld in Jita with it while shouting something Amarrian like "OMFG what else is such a useless piece of Caldari trash good for!!one11!!" in local. Laughing

Nyxus

Neurotic Cat
Gallente
Helping Hand Acceptance Corporation
Posted - 2005.10.14 17:34:00 - [27]
 

Nice idea Seleene.

How is this for random chance? I'm going to buy a 50 million ISK ticket for the very next non-MC member that posts on this thread.


Seleene
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2005.10.14 17:37:00 - [28]
 


We've got five tickets sold already and I'll post an online link to that once we hit twenty people. At that point, I'll be satisfied it's worth the effort.

If we make the 2 billion / 40 ticket mark, that's good. If we break 50 or 60 tickets then I'll be very happy. If we sell 150 tickets, well, heh... I honestly have no idea what I'll do then. Maybe we'll used the cash to fund another lottery for another group of players or we'll go to Pator and hand it out in chunks to random noobs. Or maybe we'll keep it and invest it into something.

At this point, I just wanna see the lottery be successful and have a blast at FanFest doing the drawing and making some lucky players happy. I really haven't thought much about it beyond that yet.

One of my members had the CNR and was willing to sell it to raise some money for the corp. At the same time, he came up with this idea and I sort of ran off with it and turned it into a circus as I'm want to do on most things. LaughingCool

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teqNo
Malevolent Intervention
Reavers.
Posted - 2005.10.14 17:45:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Neurotic Cat
Nice idea Seleene.

How is this for random chance? I'm going to buy a 50 million ISK ticket for the very next non-MC member that posts on this thread.




Cool

Neurotic Cat
Gallente
Helping Hand Acceptance Corporation
Posted - 2005.10.14 17:47:00 - [30]
 

teqNo - your name is in the hat. goodluck to you. Very Happy



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