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Ultima Online: Forever Island Raffle!

Discussion in 'News' started by Staff, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. Staff

    Staff PR Manager

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    THE WINNER OF THE ISLAND RAFFLE IS DRACO NIGHTSHADE. THE ISLAND HAS BEEN CLAIMED! CONGRATS TO DRACO NIGHTSHADE.

    Here is a link to the broadcast http://www.twitch.tv/ultimaonlineforever2/v/11265111

    This raffle has ended. We've sold 8,487 tickets. We sunk 328,000 donation coins and 89,160,000 gold coins. You can view this data + detailed user purchases through the [raffles menu.


    A raffle winner will be drawn at 5pm EST. You can view the data upload and drawing @ live.uoforever.com


    Greetings Citizens of Britannia,

    The UO Forever Staff Team are happy to announce our next in-game raffle. This raffle will be for a truly unique item: An island! This is no ordinary island either.

    The Island
    You will have total control of who can place a house there. Players will be tied to an item which grants them ownership over the item. This item will also be able to bestow the privilege of placing a house on the island for a small period of time. This way, the owner of the island can sell plots of land or grant plots of land (guild town?!).

    Secondly, the winner of the island will be able to place as many houses as they want on the island. This will bypass the 1 house limit per account.

    The general shape and size of the island will stay the same. However, we will be willing to spend a bit of time redesigning the statics on it to fit the owners preferences (a wall added, some other decorations).

    The island is located at 365, 3696. It is the island located in most southwestern part of the following image:
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    You can also sail to the island and have a look around at your leisure.

    Tickets
    Tickets for this raffle will be purchasable with both gold and donation coins. The price for each ticket is as follows:

    Tickets purchasable with gold: 20,000 gold coins.

    Tickets purchasable with donation coins: 100 donation coins.

    Type [raffles In game to buy tickets!
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    Double click this NPC:
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    The Draw
    In the past, some players have voiced concerns regarding the transparency of the raffles. For this reason, we have completely rescripted the raffle system to allow for more transparency. At the end of a draw, players will be able to see how many tickets were purchased and who purchased them.

    We are also going to utilize the services of RandomPicker for large draws (such as this raffle). This will put the actual drawing of the winner in the hands of an impartial third party. We will also provide screenshots of the data that was uploaded to the site and used in the raffle draw. This combined with the ability to see who purchased what tickets in-game will allow interested parties to make sure the data submitted to the 3rd party matches up with the data from the raffle.

    The raffle will also be streamed on twitch.

    This means the raffle is totally transparent. All data will be accessible to the players and drawing of the actual winner will be done by a 3rd party and their weighted algorithm.

    The raffle will start on 15/7/2015 and will end 16/8/2015. Good luck to all who enter!

    Regards,
    The Ultima Online: Forever Staff Team

    **Any trolling in this thread will result in a permanent ban from the forums**

    Edit
    Draw will be streamed.
    Updated island functionality.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 18, 2015
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  2. SidX

    SidX Well-Known Member

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    ...and with this post the price of donos just jumped to 200k/1k!

    Awesome island, wish I had 50mil to throw down on this.
     
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  3. Mango

    Mango Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome @Adam !

    Do you know, will the island be considered 'in town' and have guards by any chance?
     
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  4. Staff

    Staff PR Manager

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    The island will not have a guard zone. However, depending on the owners preferences, we will be willing to add a wall and what have you.
     
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  5. noobs705

    noobs705 Well-Known Member

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    Can we get a few more pics of the island?
     
  6. AssHat

    AssHat Well-Known Member

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    The raffle will start on 15/7/2015 and will end 15/8/2015. Good luck to all who enter! ??

    so is that 7/15/2015 thru 8/15/2015??
     
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  7. Kilike

    Kilike Well-Known Member

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    Don't be pointing out shit I pointed out!
     
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  8. Blaine the Gypsy

    Blaine the Gypsy Well-Known Member

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    You see this is how I ran Paws without this implemented. People can follow rules it's amazing.
     
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  9. Blaine the Gypsy

    Blaine the Gypsy Well-Known Member

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    We had our own guardzone... it was whatever pvpers were online.
     
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  10. Shortbus

    Shortbus Moderator Staff Member

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    In the words of George Takei...

    Ohhh myyyyyyy
     
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  11. Silly Santa

    Silly Santa Well-Known Member

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    *wonders* how many raffle tickets would one need to purchase - to have a really good chance at winning this awesome raffle... Maybe 200? Hmmmm...
     
  12. lollo

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    RunYourDead / GoogleMyName / Superlollo / a wandering dealer
    i'll buy just one as usual and hope to get lucky
     
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  13. Mango

    Mango Well-Known Member

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    much more i'm sure. When we did the Blessed Item Deed, I think I had just over 200 entries

    but I'm a sucker for metrics, so that RandomPicker is gonna be cool
     
  14. Salsa

    Salsa Well-Known Member

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    Damn. Safe to say biggest sink in UOF history coming up.

    But, can we get more pictures of the island?
     
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  15. Skye Wolfbane

    Skye Wolfbane Governor of Trinsic

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    Skye Wolfbane, Lynnissia Leoden, Hunter Lorde, Calico Jack, Jade Nevaeh
    Oooh. Very cool.
     
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  16. Skye Wolfbane

    Skye Wolfbane Governor of Trinsic

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    Skye Wolfbane, Lynnissia Leoden, Hunter Lorde, Calico Jack, Jade Nevaeh
    Oooh. Very cool.
     
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  17. Messremb

    Messremb Well-Known Member

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    I'm about to drop 20k Dono and a few mil I think...

    But seriously more pictures please?!
     
  18. Staff

    Staff PR Manager

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    I'll get some more screenshots right now. We'll be willing to change around the landscape to suit the owners needs.
     
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  19. Lord Hampton Royce

    Lord Hampton Royce Well-Known Member

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    im gonna win dis island - in the name of EQMS, and its savior, Lord Gluttony
     
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  20. Staff

    Staff PR Manager

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    All blockers have been removed from the island, so you can view it whenever.
     
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