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Closed Beta 1 Key Giveaway! - Black Desert Online News

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  • AdminAdmin Administrator RarePosts: 5,623
    edited December 2015
    wyldmagik said:
    Stop letting IP's x3 of the same for starters, sure you may quickly use a vpn or whatever but that takes time to click to get a good one for most people these days, and you only need one IP for one key because the release of the IP to give to another person does not happen often enough to warrant what you said earlier about it.

    one key one IP is fair thats it... At least you could say you did that part to limit the problems then.
    It does happen a lot actually.  When we limit to even 2 IPs then our support email is full of angry (and legit long time members) that want to know why they are getting the IP already used error.

    We do hundreds of key events every year and we have found that 3-per for most events is the sweet spot.  It is the lowest we can go without getting complaints from people not being able to get keys.  We could probably get away with 2 per on this event since it is only 1250 keys so I will go ahead and set it to that for the next round.

    For example on the Wizard101 giveaways we have to set it to 5 per IP to prevent this...largely because a lot of people in one household play together in addition to ISPs putting a lot of users behind the same IP address.

    I wish we could see MAC addresses - but sadly that info is not available to the web server.

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  • FafafiFafafi Member UncommonPosts: 1
    An other giveaway is scheduled later today ?
  • ragz45ragz45 Member UncommonPosts: 808
    Admin said:
    So what is your solution to distribute thousands of keys and guarantee that no one is able to sell their key on ebay?  We limit by IP, we use Google's captcha and we constantly purge suspicious accounts.  The Internet is more or less anonymous, especially to those that know how to manipulate things.  
    These guys are just raging because they didn't get a free key.  I know as a admin you feel duty bound to make them all feel better.  But there's honestly not really anything you could have done to make this "fair" in their eyes.
  • dradrulesdradrules Member UncommonPosts: 92
    put 100 keys in this thread will silence all here
  • GestankfaustGestankfaust Member UncommonPosts: 1,989
    dradrules said:
    put 100 keys in this thread will silence all here
    No....no it wont

    "This may hurt a little, but it's something you'll get used to. Relax....."

  • AdminAdmin Administrator RarePosts: 5,623
    We are going to give out another 1250 keys in about 10-15 minutes.  I will post in this thread when it goes live as well as FB/Twitter.  The last 1250 went in 18 minutes so anyone watching this thread should easily be able to score a key - just go hit the restroom now ;-)

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  • LurchUSALurchUSA Member UncommonPosts: 97
    erectus said:
    damn , 0 keys left :(


    Wow, big surprise... NOT!

  • dradrulesdradrules Member UncommonPosts: 92
    nice
  • wyldmagikwyldmagik Member UncommonPosts: 516
    If you are going to cater for family of say 5 then you need to up the amount of keys. Because that is nuts in my eyes.

    IP shared by more than one person on different connections? really? - you will not get a ip already in use message unless you yourself just got a key lol, Auto release or manual restart of router and leaving it sit a while before reconnecting will drop your IP ( or you can release it in cmd window for some isps ) and give you a new one. If you happen to force that yourself in the midst of wanting to grab a key from mmorpg.com then I would say that is your own gamble.
  • GestankfaustGestankfaust Member UncommonPosts: 1,989
    Admin said:
    We are going to give out another 1250 keys in about 10-15 minutes.  I will post in this thread when it goes live as well as FB/Twitter.  The last 1250 went in 18 minutes so anyone watching this thread should easily be able to score a key - just go hit the restroom now ;-)
    DAMMIT!

    I will be driving home then...I...am...DOOMED!!  :P

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  • LurchUSALurchUSA Member UncommonPosts: 97
    TormDK said:
    Just buy the CE preorder pack, jobs done.

    ... and take the chance that the game bombs??!!

    Already been burned with Skyforge and FireFall, now I hear that FireFall is in the brink of shutting down.

    Never a third time!
  • HalfgrimmHalfgrimm Member UncommonPosts: 76
    Admin said:
    We are going to give out another 1250 keys in about 10-15 minutes.  I will post in this thread when it goes live as well as FB/Twitter.  The last 1250 went in 18 minutes so anyone watching this thread should easily be able to score a key - just go hit the restroom now ;-)
    You're awesome. My computer fritzed on me this morning. I'm going to get a cup of joe and brb... don't move!

    Buried under rocks. Hidden under leaves. Halfgrimm the whole time.
  • ragz45ragz45 Member UncommonPosts: 808
    lol 4.4k views and climbing.  Those 1250 keys will go super fast.
  • LurchUSALurchUSA Member UncommonPosts: 97
    edited December 2015
    Admin said: FYI there is a second batch of keys that will be released in the next 2-3 hours.
    Bots are standing by as we speak!
  • wyldmagikwyldmagik Member UncommonPosts: 516
    Seeing as they posted on facecrook and whatever other social dissease sites first earlier how about posting in this forum like you said you would first then go copy paste it to the others.
  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,209
    THANKS FOR THE KEY!

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  • AdminAdmin Administrator RarePosts: 5,623
    I will post here first.  Then social media posts will be after that (someone else does that in our team so she will definitely be a few minutes after me getting it online)

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  • wyldmagikwyldmagik Member UncommonPosts: 516
    edited December 2015
    Admin said:
    I will post here first.  Then social media posts will be after that (someone else does that in our team so she will definitely be a few minutes after me getting it online)
    Well at least that gives the www site followers only, a better chance now. Cheers.
  • LurchUSALurchUSA Member UncommonPosts: 97
    So, how long now? Or is this just a suggestion on what is going to happen?
  • AdminAdmin Administrator RarePosts: 5,623

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  • HalfgrimmHalfgrimm Member UncommonPosts: 76
    And a hush falls over the thread...
    Buried under rocks. Hidden under leaves. Halfgrimm the whole time.
  • Jonas_SGJonas_SG Member UncommonPosts: 475
    Admin said:
    I will post here first.  Then social media posts will be after that (someone else does that in our team so she will definitely be a few minutes after me getting it online)
    Thanks. Few seconds is all i need.
  • emandemonemandemon Member UncommonPosts: 10
    Got one, thanks MMORPG!
  • ragz45ragz45 Member UncommonPosts: 808
    These key giveaways are a way to help increase traffic to the fan sites.  So while I understand that you guys want the keys to go to us regular users, they have to leave it open ended so that there is an influx of "new blood" to the web site.

    At least this is the intention of giveaways like this.  Whether or not the new blood sticks around is another question.
  • GeekyBastrdGeekyBastrd Member UncommonPosts: 64
    Thanks!
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