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    Default Try Your Luck in Eberron!

    Welcome to the DDO Lottery!

    From the earliest of times, games of chance have been a source of amusement and reward. Skill and determination are often required to advance in the life of a character in DDO. Now it’s possible to get an in-game perk for each of your characters just by playing in the new DDO Lottery! Like all of my.DDO.com, this feature is launching in beta. We’d love to hear your feedback as we tune and improve the system.

    Ready to play? Here’s how it works:

    1. Log into my.DDO.com with your community login. (Remember you can open My.DDO in game using Ctrl-M!)
    2. Look for the Lottery Widget (in the lefthand column by default).
    3. If you are eligible for any current drawings, you may click on one to enter.

    That’s it! Select any drawings your character is eligible for and then check back when the drawing is complete to see if you won. Have a lot of characters? You may find it simpler to start at one of your character pages and enter drawings there.

    What Can I Win? Where Does it Go?

    The DDO Lottery is for characters, not players. Each drawing can have a different prize. Some drawings will be random; others will grant specific rewards based on a character’s class, race, level, etc. Entries are limited to one per character per drawing. Prizes are in-game items only, have no cash value, and are dispensed at Turbine’s sole discretion. Everyone who plays DDO on the North American service with a character that’s accessible via my.DDO.com is able to play and win!

    Thanks for Playing!

    We hope you enjoy the DDO Lottery. Please visit the my.ddo.com Feedback forum to let us know what you think about the system.

    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.

    How do I know if I won?

    Check your in-game mail, or visit my.DDO.com the next day to see if you won!

    Are the prizes bound to character?

    Some prizes are bound and some are not. Remember that bound items can't be traded between characters. Be sure that you only enter a character into a bound-prize lottery if that particular character can use the item. If a lottery contains any bound prizes, the following note will appear in the lottery description: Bound prizes.

    Why did you do this?

    The web team is constantly looking for fun and useful things to add to our sites so that players have something to do when they (gasp!) can’t play. Plus, as players, we think it’s pretty fun to win stuff.

    Where do I report bugs / send kudos / provide destructive criticism / conflate web development with game development?

    For now, we’d appreciate it if discussions of this type were in the website feedback forum. Thanks!

    Known Issues

    Characters Errors
    If your character is affected by any of the following conditions, they will generally not receive lottery prizes due to an error in the lottery system:
    - Characters who have transferred servers
    - Characters imported from the former Codemasters service
    - Characters who have True Reincarnated multiple times
    - Characters with the same name as a previously deleted character on the same account and server

    Characters who aren't updating properly

    If your character's information isn't displaying properly on MyDDO, that character is very likely to not work properly in the lottery system! Only enter lotteries with characters whose character page is showing accurately in MyDDO.

    Korthos Characters

    Please note that winning character's prizes are delivered via the in-game mail system. Korthos Island has no mail service. The first available mailbox in-game is located in Stormreach Harbor. You must download the full game client in order to access Stormreach Harbor.
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    Default Just one question please?

    Why? You can't honestly expect us to believe that the Devs have nothing better to do than this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebuddy View Post
    Why? You can't honestly expect us to believe that the Debate have nothing better to do than this?
    They need an excuse to say "thank you for playing. have a cookie."?

    As a way to "fairly" toss people rare/cooling looking cosmetic stuff.

    A way to give players a chance at some cool item come event time.


    But ultimately it is probably this, just as it is with LOTRO...

    A way to encourage people to continue to play the game. (longer people play, the greater the chance they'll spend money in the store/subscribe.)

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    Ok I have a small list of questions for you Tolero.

    1) After this initial test how often are drawings going to be made? once a day? once a week?

    2) After this quick test of tasty ham drawings, are you going to be pulling strictly from the DDO store or are you also going to add in game stuff such as weapons or armor etc?

    3) You say you are "constantly looking for fun and useful things to add to our sites," does this mean that the lotteries could possibly get tied into live events like the egg hunt for example?

    4) With the upcoming release of airships, will there be anything from there that we can win in lotteries once Update 5 is released?

    5) You say "Entries are limited to one per character per drawing." Does this mean you could occasionally have multiple drawings in a day like how you are doing with the tasty hams?

    5a) If so will there be an announcement saying "Keep on the look out today we will be having multiple drawings today to win cool things in our lottery"?

    and last question...for now

    6) These drawings are server separated correct so that at least one person from each server can win something and we aren't having to compete between everyone on every server?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebuddy View Post
    Why?
    Because.

    Thank you, Devs. This is a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebuddy View Post
    Why? ...
    Quote Originally Posted by Memnir View Post
    Because. ....
    Because Tolmerlaskero said so. Nyah!


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    Exclamation Thanks!

    Just tried it out. Small wonkiness but it seemed to accept the entries. If I win I want the combat music from tangleroot, as a wave, so I cut cut out the track that used to play in the bazaar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebuddy View Post
    Why? You can't honestly expect us to believe that the Devs have nothing better to do than this?
    You think the DEVs work on the myDDO website?!?!?!?

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    I heard the devs hate all wizards, bards, clerics, fighters, and fuzzy bunnies and only want us to play halfling barbarian/paladin shuriken specialists!

    It's totally true, I have a reliable source. You better reroll now.
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    Looks like it could be fun. Especially once testing with hams is done and we get to see other prizes. Things like unique decorative shields/armor would be awesome.

    Will be interesting to see what direction this goes.

    Edit: Did notice one thing. The characters are not listed either alphabetically or via server. They just seemed randomly dropped in. Several from each server were clustered together in some spots. But finding a specific character on a specific server took a little while as I tend to use the same names on the various servers
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    How about fix myDDO first? Having characters that are no long in existence still showing and worst still having current characters linked to long deleted versions of said characters.

    Take myDDO out of beta, before you add extra BETA stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumbaar View Post
    How about fix myDDO first? Having characters that are no long in existence still showing and worst still having current characters linked to long deleted versions of said characters.

    Take myDDO out of beta, before you add extra BETA stuff!
    While I praise the devs for trying to implement something new, I cannot disagree with the above post, as I STILL am listed with the wrong level, wrong gear, and wrong GUILD.

    Fix myDDO before you start adding new stuffs to it, please.

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    Another data mining scheme? How many surveys will we have to fill out?
    What do you mean a -6 armor class is no good any more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangerOne View Post
    Another data mining scheme? How many surveys will we have to fill out?
    None since this is already part of myddo. No surveys or click throught or what looks to be third party sites.

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    Thank you. This is something that could be very cool and kinda fun. I'll go ahead and apologize on behalf of the standard number of people who can't hear themselves talk enough as they also complain to the sun for not being bright or yellow enough or yell at the color green for not being green enough. Hope I win a Ham tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skirmish View Post
    Looks like it could be fun. Especially once testing with hams is done and we get to see other prizes. Things like unique decorative shields/armor would be awesome.
    This. As someone who is genuinely concerned with how odd his characters tend to look in certain suits of armor, I'm hoping to see new cosmetic items (Like them bunny hats).

    Also, free stuff! I am not sure why people complain about free stuff.

    Edit: I'm a winner! That brings my Ham total to 26.
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    As someone who's won a boatload of great stuff on MyLotro lotteries, I was looking forward to taking part in MyDDO lotteries!

    Thanks Turbine! I look forward to winning goodies here too.


    EDIT: Just checked now and see two of my toons have already won the Tasty Hams!
    Last edited by Tinrae; 05-05-2010 at 11:43 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skirmish View Post

    Edit: Did notice one thing. The characters are not listed either alphabetically or via server. They just seemed randomly dropped in. Several from each server were clustered together in some spots. But finding a specific character on a specific server took a little while as I tend to use the same names on the various servers
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    Note: I think they're placed in order of creation. (At least for me they did)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumbaar View Post
    How about fix myDDO first? Having characters that are no long in existence still showing and worst still having current characters linked to long deleted versions of said characters.
    uber-/signed. My fvs/mnk still shows up as a level 1 monk when I deleted and recreated it.. well... more than 4 months ago

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    I HZ HMZ!!!!!

    o.O

    Was I 'sposed to win ALL the hams?
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    Good job guys. Everyone likes to win something. I hope the prizes go beyond what is available in the store, weapon wise anyway. I think it would be cool to win stuff like portable shrines.....sweeeet!
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