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AZgreentea
05-04-2010, 12:07 PM
I have no idea what it is, but I am entered! :) I just found it by accident while looking at my own MyDDO.

Cyr
05-04-2010, 12:09 PM
Well it reads as a test of the lotto system. It is for 10 tasty hams. Seems pretty self explanatory to me.

AZgreentea
05-04-2010, 12:11 PM
True! I meant the details like when the drawing is, though I did not state that. I'm at work and cant log into the game to check what it said it sent me (or did it say will send me?).

Grosbeak07
05-04-2010, 12:12 PM
They have it in Lotro. You go through My Lotro (DDO in this case), enter the Lotteries and if you win, its gets delivered via in game mail. Its normally not very spectacular, stuff, but sometimes the stuff is super-duper.

Crazyfruit
05-04-2010, 01:22 PM
Just got a mail: "Congratulations! You have won the Tasty Test Lotto drawing. Please remember to detach the prizes from this mail. Visit my.ddo.com and keep an eye out for our next drawing. You could get lucky again!"

Came with 10 yummy tasty hams :)

Grosbeak07
05-04-2010, 01:23 PM
6 of my characters won.

That's 60 Tasty Ham for free.

Daehawk
05-04-2010, 01:37 PM
Listed below are lottery drawings that your character is eligible for. Select each character you wish to enter in a drawing and click Submit to enter. Good Luck!

Select all

You have no characters eligible for the current lotteries.

What lottery =P

Edit: Oh hey, now it's there. Entered go go.

Tolero
05-04-2010, 04:37 PM
sssshhhh...pay no attention to those hams behind the curtain >>

stainer
05-04-2010, 04:41 PM
sssshhhh...pay no attention to those hams behind the curtain >>

Hey, it is working with tasty hams. Prolly be a good idea to test large scales.

Garth_of_Sarlona
05-04-2010, 06:18 PM
FYI QA people - I could enter on all my characters except Haezon (http://my.ddo.com/character/sarlona/haezon/) - who still doesn't appear on my.ddo.com

Garth

Lorien_the_First_One
05-04-2010, 06:38 PM
sssshhhh...pay no attention to those hams behind the curtain >>

While I hate to look a gift horse in the mouth... Making me enter my characters one at a time is insane. Clicking the enter button should bring up all the contests for all my characters.

Coldin
05-04-2010, 07:10 PM
Looked into this, but seems I can't enter on any of my characters.

Pardish
05-04-2010, 07:17 PM
While I hate to look a gift horse in the mouth... Making me enter my characters one at a time is insane. Clicking the enter button should bring up all the contests for all my characters.

/signed

hydra_ex
05-04-2010, 07:38 PM
Looked into this, but seems I can't enter on any of my characters.

Are you premium by any chance?, because I can't either.

Crazyfruit
05-04-2010, 07:53 PM
Are you premium by any chance?, because I can't either.

They're not always active. Check every now and then to see if a lottery is running. I've won several (& lost too) and I'm premium.

Shade
05-04-2010, 10:12 PM
Woot im the winner.

won some tasty hams!

~Jules921
05-04-2010, 11:27 PM
Sad Panda here, it says I have none that are eligible for the drawing :( :( :(

oh well .. off to work

Jules

Daehawk
05-05-2010, 04:03 AM
While I hate to look a gift horse in the mouth... Making me enter my characters one at a time is insane. Clicking the enter button should bring up all the contests for all my characters.

It does, at least to my knowledge of using it and getting me some yummy tasty hams. At the top there is a "Select All" box. That will select every single one of your characters that is available for it through myddo.

Oh and Turbine, another thing you should do is make it to where characters that have already won the Lottery for that lottery type can't enter again.

For Example: Tasty Test Lotto!
Let's say my character Daehawk of Argonnessen won it, but say Saveric of Argonnessen didn't. I can re-enter Saveric in the next drawing, but can't re-enter Daehawk. I have 29 characters registered on myddo. So with that the max Tasty Hams I should be able to win should be 290. Let's say the number is probably more around 500 Tasty Hams right now across the servers. That's a lot of ham. Some of my characters win more than others, I think I have 2-3 that haven't won yet. While one has won it 4-5 times.

Grosbeak07
05-05-2010, 09:41 AM
While I hate to look a gift horse in the mouth... Making me enter my characters one at a time is insane. Clicking the enter button should bring up all the contests for all my characters.

1. Make sure you are signed in
2. Go to My DDO
2. At the very top of the page click on your My DDO name, this will take you to your "blog Page"
3. Click on the My Admin button, this will bring up your page options
4. On the left hand side, click "Appearances"
5. Click Widgets
6. Next to the DDO Lottery, click "Add", save your changes
7. Return to your blog page, on the bottom left hand side will be the Lottery button now
8. Select Enter Lottery
9. Click on the box in the top left hand corner that says "Enter All" (all your eligable characters will be shown)
10. Click "Submit" and good luck.

THAC0
05-05-2010, 12:48 PM
Thanks for the info. I couldn't figure out why I didn't see the 'ad' for the lotto.

T.

maddmatt70
05-05-2010, 01:23 PM
Say a guildie of mine had a good idea the other day. He is disappointed with Myddo and feels they should do more with it or just not have it at all. One of his ideas was make it so we can print out our character sheets so they are almost like playing cards. I think that is a great idea and would be very cool.

Sharzade
05-05-2010, 01:31 PM
Well, my happy news is that I won 10 Hams. ;)

I like this Lottery game; it's lotsafun to win treats. <3 :D :)

Sharz
;) :D :p :cool: :)

Sharzade
05-05-2010, 02:01 PM
While I hate to look a gift horse in the mouth... Making me enter my characters one at a time is insane. Clicking the enter button should bring up all the contests for all my characters.

I like the idea of letting us have both options. Let us have the choice to enter all our characters at once into the Lottery, and also allow for us to pick which characters get entered. I've got name-holder characters on other servers, and don't want them playing the Lottery right now because I'm not playing them yet. ;) :D

It would be fun to let prizes include a wide variety of common/uncommon/rare treats. Special uncommon treats might be things like mini-stacks of Festival Cookies, a Siberys Cake, some Large Hams, or occasional +1 Tomes. Ultra-megarare prizes might be goodies like Flowers, Chocolates, a once-in-a-blue-moon <3 of Wood, a Humungous Ham, or a +2/+3 Tome.

Whatever they're planning for the Lottery is bound to be fun. Making the DDO site interactive with little games is a cute idea. :) :D

Thanks!

Sharz
:) ;) :p :D :cool: :)

knightgf
05-05-2010, 02:05 PM
I hope your lottery is still in beta, because if you release it now, I am not going to be happy, especially considering none of my characters are elegible to win for some reason. Most likely a bug.

Sharzade
05-05-2010, 02:33 PM
I hope your lottery is still in beta, because if you release it now, I am not going to be happy, especially considering none of my characters are eligible to win for some reason. Most likely a bug.

Just check back later. When I first set it up, there was no lottery running at the time. I went back an hour later, and could enter my characters.

Sharz
:) :D :p ;)

Tolero
05-05-2010, 02:50 PM
I'm going to go ahead and move this thread over to the my.ddo discussion...

- The primary instructions are in the introduction thread here (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?p=2941355).
- If you don't see any available lottos it means you could be inbetween drawings, they run pretty often but it is possible that you coincidentally hit a gap between when one ended and another was starting
- You can use the widget on your main player page to select which characters you want, it is a list with check boxes of all your characters. This first lotto is for "everyone" but in the future you will see all kinds, like a "drow only" lotto or a "high level character only" or "part rogue part monk warforged under level 10" and all kinds of wacky stuff in addition to more general themed lottos. If you have a bunch of characters, you may find it easier to just go to the character's individual page to sign them up for lottos.
- This week we're giving out hams, but once this experiment is complete, you could see all kinds of prizes! Everything from little things like hair dye to big things like hearts of wood, tomes, and more.
- This feature is still in beta, so make sure you check the known issues at the bottom of the introduction thread (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?p=2941355) if it's your first time using the lottery!

M.ham
05-05-2010, 02:57 PM
Once you enter it would be nice to have a button to bring us back from the black hole that is known as the thanks for entering screen....

M.

ironmaiden-br
05-05-2010, 03:08 PM
sssshhhh...pay no attention to those hams behind the curtain >>

TOLERO

why instead of putting effords on new things to my DDO you just FIX IT first!!!!!!!


Ill keep complaining 7 months gone and my toons still not been read by the database

Pls focus on solving the existing bugs then develop his stupid adds on myddo.


Not been read since myddo lauch

trooperrj / ironhell / dreamhealer / charlotee/ helloween all on thelanis

cdbd3rd
05-05-2010, 04:09 PM
Once you enter it would be nice to have a button to bring us back from the black hole that is known as the thanks for entering screen....

M.

Try the little "X" button in the top right corner of the pop-up window.

(Mine has one, anyway.)

M.ham
05-05-2010, 04:51 PM
Try the little "X" button in the top right corner of the pop-up window.

(Mine has one, anyway.)

On my end IE8 does not open the entry window as a popup. You have to use the back button and that takes you to a black hole stating that I do not have any characters eligible for the lottery... makes sense as I just entered them all :)

M.

AZgreentea
05-05-2010, 05:00 PM
TOLERO

why instead of putting effords on new things to my DDO you just FIX IT first!!!!!!!


Ill keep complaining 7 months gone and my toons still not been read by the database

Pls focus on solving the existing bugs then develop his stupid adds on myddo.


Not been read since myddo lauch

trooperrj / ironhell / dreamhealer / charlotee/ helloween all on thelanis

If you had gone to the thread she indicated you would have read this:


Frequently Asked Questions

My character doesn’t show up on my.DDO.com. Can I still play?

Not with that character, but you may use (or even create) another character to play the Lottery with if you choose. We are aware that some players do not correctly appear in my.DDO.com and have an update in the works that should resolve the issue for the majority of players impacted.

Crazyfruit
05-05-2010, 06:02 PM
Bug report: One of my characters (Shimmer of Cannith) is able to enter lotteries twice. She also shows up twice on myddo looking up the name

THAC0
05-05-2010, 06:04 PM
Worked just fine in Firefox 3.5.9. :)

I even won some Tasty Hams. ... though, not sure what a Warforged is gonna do with one of those... huck it at some squishy folks I guess....

:p

Sharzade
05-05-2010, 08:52 PM
- This first lotto is for "everyone" but in the future you will see all kinds, like a "drow only" lotto or a "high level character only" or "part rogue part monk warforged under level 10" and all kinds of wacky stuff in addition to more general themed lottos. If you have a bunch of characters, you may find it easier to just go to the character's individual page to sign them up for lottos.

I love the sound of this, looks fabulous. Letting different levels/races/builds receive the Lottery's focus is great. ;)


- This week we're giving out hams, but once this experiment is complete, you could see all kinds of prizes! Everything from little things like hair dye to big things like hearts of wood, tomes, and more.

:D How to say Over the Moon about the variety of possible prizes! :) ;)

Feedback Re the Prizes: I'm hoping that if the prizes bind, they only bind to Account. This would enable winners to use the prize on whichever character would enjoy the prize most. For example, if a WF character on my account won a hairdye, it would make sense to let one of my non-WF characters use the item because the WF can't. :)

Feedback on How Often Characters Can be Entered: I'd like to be able to enter any eligible characters as often as I can for these Lotteries, and for characters to not be excluded if they recently won a prize. After all, winning isn't a guarantee for anyone, and I'd be happy for anyone who has lightning strike more than once. Why not, if the stars align just right. :) :p :D

Thanks much. :p ;)

Sharz
:cool:

Tolero
05-06-2010, 01:08 PM
I even won some Tasty Hams. ... though, not sure what a Warforged is gonna do with one of those... huck it at some squishy folks I guess....
:p

You should be able to take a tasty ham and place it in a stone of change to have it converted into delicious ham oil for warforged. (I was going to have an oil lotto for warforged, but I couldn't find my oil supply)

Tolero
05-06-2010, 01:10 PM
:D [B] How to say Over the Moon about the variety of possible prizes! :) ;)
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Feedback Re the Prizes: I'm hoping that if the prizes bind, they only bind to Account. This would enable winners to use the prize on whichever character would enjoy the prize most. For example, if a WF character on my account won a hairdye, it would make sense to let one of my non-WF characters use the item because the WF can't. :)

As far as I know the prizes in my current lotto treasure chest are not bound.



Feedback on How Often Characters Can be Entered: I'd like to be able to enter any eligible characters as often as I can for these Lotteries, and for characters to not be excluded if they recently won a prize. After all, winning isn't a guarantee for anyone, and I'd be happy for anyone who has lightning strike more than once. Why not, if the stars align just right. :) :p :D


If your character wins it is not excluded from winning another lottery if you sign up for another they qualify for. The odds are slim, but it is possible to double win.

Missing_Minds
05-06-2010, 01:26 PM
You should be able to take a tasty ham and place it in a stone of change to have it converted into delicious ham oil for warforged. (I was going to have an oil lotto for warforged, but I couldn't find my oil supply)

Could you get one of the devs to make the Stone of Change, take the stack of ham and make it convert into a stack of ham oil. Just a one time go. (and back to ham? Stone is magical.)

It gets really annoying having to do it one by one by one...

dakkon75
05-07-2010, 05:43 AM
Well I like it so far. But I seem to be the only Khyberian playing the lotto....not that I mind being that my guilds name is the Khyberian Ham Authority. ;p


Bring more tasty ham