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Golden Ticket Suggestion 2 months 3 weeks ago #25

The distribution should definitely not change, especially now after preorders have gone out.

I like the idea of reaching new players and getting them more involved, but warping the probability to do so is absolutely not the way to do it.

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Golden Ticket Suggestion 2 months 3 weeks ago #26

I assume they are already evenly distributed. Imagine 100,000 packs lined up. with 1 GT in every 1000 packs. When an order is placed, they fulfill it starting at one end of that line. Now this may be a very simplistic version of their system, but it gives everyone a shot a GT.

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Golden Ticket Suggestion 2 months 3 weeks ago #27

Fiddy wrote:

Fred K wrote:

Fiddy wrote:

Fred K wrote: There is an opportunity this year for more than 5%-6% of the GT slots to go to a broader audience of players without harming anyone else in the process.


Except that people have already made purchasing decisions based on how things have already been advertised.

If you wanted to suggest an alternative distribution method of GTs for a future year, you might get at least a little less pushback. But the time to push for a change is BEFORE token preorders start for the year. At this point it seems likely a couple hundred thousand $ has been spent based on how the GTs have been advertised. Do you actually expect people to support changing it for this year?


Fiddy - that wouldn't apply to the addition 40 GT's because those were announced after pre-sales were set. The extra 40 tickets have never been promised to be part of the regular distribution.

10 packs might make more sense than $250 orders. I do worry on a 10 pack that the ticket might be discarded, though.

Fred


You definitely read things differently than I do then.

From the 2023 tokens page ( truedungeon.com/2023-tokens ):

We randomly inserted 100 special Golden Ticket tokens into the 2023 token collection.


These definitely sound like the extras have already been promised to be in the regular distribution.


It wasn’t explicit in saying they were all included with normal purchases.

I’m pretty surprised by the reactions from a small number of highly active buyers and auctioneers opposing giving more people an opportunity to participate in the GT runs. The greed runs deep I suppose. This is part of why newer players have such a negative view of the TD vets.

Jeff, out of generosity, added an extra 40 GTs. Your immediate reaction was to say “mine” rather than consider any of those going to newer players or volunteers more than would otherwise happen.

Just wow.

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Golden Ticket Suggestion 2 months 3 weeks ago #28

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Fred K wrote: It wasn’t explicit in saying they were all included with normal purchases.

I’m pretty surprised by the reactions from a small number of highly active buyers and auctioneers opposing giving more people an opportunity to participate in the GT runs. The greed runs deep I suppose. This is part of why newer players have such a negative view of the TD vets.

Jeff, out of generosity, added an extra 40 GTs. Your immediate reaction was to say “mine” rather than consider any of those going to newer players or volunteers more than would otherwise happen.

Just wow.

Please close the thread.

"I didn't get the response I wanted so I'm going to call everyone who disagreed with me greedy and ask to close the thread" is a strange way to defend your position

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Golden Ticket Suggestion 2 months 3 weeks ago #29

I can confirm that your chances of getting a GT in a $1k order is 1/8 the chance of an $8k order. A $250 order has 1/32 the chance. I truly believe that Jeff does a good job at that. And I think it's done fairly, and as advertised.
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Golden Ticket Suggestion 2 months 3 weeks ago #30

Fred K wrote:

Fiddy wrote:

Fred K wrote:

Fiddy wrote:

Fred K wrote: There is an opportunity this year for more than 5%-6% of the GT slots to go to a broader audience of players without harming anyone else in the process.


Except that people have already made purchasing decisions based on how things have already been advertised.

If you wanted to suggest an alternative distribution method of GTs for a future year, you might get at least a little less pushback. But the time to push for a change is BEFORE token preorders start for the year. At this point it seems likely a couple hundred thousand $ has been spent based on how the GTs have been advertised. Do you actually expect people to support changing it for this year?


Fiddy - that wouldn't apply to the addition 40 GT's because those were announced after pre-sales were set. The extra 40 tickets have never been promised to be part of the regular distribution.

10 packs might make more sense than $250 orders. I do worry on a 10 pack that the ticket might be discarded, though.

Fred


You definitely read things differently than I do then.

From the 2023 tokens page ( truedungeon.com/2023-tokens ):

We randomly inserted 100 special Golden Ticket tokens into the 2023 token collection.


These definitely sound like the extras have already been promised to be in the regular distribution.


It wasn’t explicit in saying they were all included with normal purchases.

I’m pretty surprised by the reactions from a small number of highly active buyers and auctioneers opposing giving more people an opportunity to participate in the GT runs. The greed runs deep I suppose. This is part of why newer players have such a negative view of the TD vets.

Jeff, out of generosity, added an extra 40 GTs. Your immediate reaction was to say “mine” rather than consider any of those going to newer players or volunteers more than would otherwise happen.

Just wow.

Please close the thread.


Personally, I would love to see a bunch of new players show up in the GT thread. Every year I see the names of the same people on the GT runs. But those are the folks buying the most Tokens.

Something else to think about. If more new players somehow wound up with GT's, that doesn't necessarily mean they would go on the run. If a new player who's really not into the game finds out they can sell a plastic Token for $1,200 they very well may opt to do so. If they did, there's a good chance it may wind up in the hands of a Vet anyway.
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Golden Ticket Suggestion 2 months 3 weeks ago #31

I can confirm that a GT in my first $1k order solidified my TD addiction.

But since veterans buy the vast majority of tokens, they are going to get the vast majority of GTs.
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Golden Ticket Suggestion 2 months 3 weeks ago #32

On a related note, since I wasn't really aware of the big increase in Golden Tickets until now, I wonder if that is because token sales are up that significantly. If Jeff is increasing the total quantity of Golden Tickets to keep (for example) around the same percentage chance of getting one in an $8K purchase, that's an impressive sales increase. It will be interesting once people start getting $8K orders to see how the Golden Ticket chance compares to last year. Does anyone know around what the chance of a Golden Ticket last year was in an $8K order?

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Golden Ticket Suggestion 2 months 3 weeks ago #33

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Fred K wrote: It wasn’t explicit in saying they were all included with normal purchases.

I’m pretty surprised by the reactions from a small number of highly active buyers and auctioneers opposing giving more people an opportunity to participate in the GT runs. The greed runs deep I suppose. This is part of why newer players have such a negative view of the TD vets.

Jeff, out of generosity, added an extra 40 GTs. Your immediate reaction was to say “mine” rather than consider any of those going to newer players or volunteers more than would otherwise happen.

Just wow.

Please close the thread.

"I didn't get the response I wanted so I'm going to call everyone who disagreed with me greedy and ask to close the thread" is a strange way to defend your position


As the thread author, I saw nothing constructive was happening from the discussion so I asked it be closed.

Yes, I am disappointed that there wasn’t a groundswell of support for extra tickets going to expand the game base and as a reward for volunteers but the thread closure request was based on seeing the conversation as fruitless.
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Golden Ticket Suggestion 2 months 2 weeks ago #34

More diversity in who gets them definitely helps grow the game.Strongly agree!:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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Golden Ticket Suggestion 2 months 2 weeks ago #35

No Grunnel GT for 2023?

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Golden Ticket Suggestion 2 months 2 weeks ago #36

edwin wrote: No Grunnel GT for 2023?


?
[EDIT] NM - I see the new GT post with the Teams. Perhaps the GT run will be the hunt for Grunnel after he commits some heinous (and likely justified) crime as a sub-plot.
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