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Postby xander » Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:07 pm

Gravitron wrote:Xander, please reread my post with extra attention.


After rereading your post, I still don't know what you are talking about. Sorry.

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Postby Phydaux » Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:39 pm

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April 25th

Postby SS25_Launcher » Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:57 am

ss25 -> so april 25th


for sure
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Postby Gravitron » Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:17 pm

The end months, white space, you can make a claim to them, but you said that even if this date wins you will NOT get the prize.

And you said that the blue color is to claim and win prize.


Now, this guy made a claim on the white space, and now his claim date is colored blue.

So....what gives?
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Postby xander » Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:39 pm

Gravitron wrote:The end months, white space, you can make a claim to them, but you said that even if this date wins you will NOT get the prize.

And you said that the blue color is to claim and win prize.


Now, this guy made a claim on the white space, and now his claim date is colored blue.

So....what gives?

Read through the rules again. You claim a date. If the actual release is on that date, you win. If the actual release is within three days of that date, and no one else is closer, you win. thobal chose a date that was unclaimed. He wins if the actual release date is 11 September, or if the actual release date falls between the 8th and 14 of September (inclusive), and no one else claims those days.

White means unclaimed, and outside of anyone's three day window. If you claim a day that is white, and it is surrounded by white, you get that day (in dark blue) and the six days on either side (light blue). Again, read the written rules again -- don't look at the colored boxes -- they are only a way of visualizing the written rules.

Does that make sense?

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Postby thobal » Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:25 pm

I only picked one that far out for two reasons, 1) nobody else was out there and I figured my full 7 days would be safe and 2) I never trust release dates(see Duke Nukem Forever).
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Postby cr0wley » Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:31 pm

25th of April. For sure. A pixie told me. In a dream. 8)

Good luck everyone, cheers for the competition Xander


Edit: And what happened to my post count? Now I have to start again! Where's that spam board gone....
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Postby Lord_Doskias » Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:43 pm

gravitron, you only dont win if you pick the winning date within two weeks of the release
i.e. you choose april 17th on april 5th, and it comes out april 17th
april 17th is within 2 weeks of the day you picked it, april 5th
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Postby Gravitron » Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:13 pm

Then the inscription on the colors index is verbosed incorrectly, at least from my "to the letter" POV.

Eitherway, I already set my date as close as I thought was allowed, and I'm not gonna ask to change it because that'll be like those indecisive jerks at the casino that start pulling their chip around at the roullete untill the clerk disallow it near the end.
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Postby Babylon5 » Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:25 pm

cr0wley wrote:25th of April. For sure. A pixie told me. In a dream. 8)

Good luck everyone, cheers for the competition Xander


Edit: And what happened to my post count? Now I have to start again! Where's that spam board gone....


25th is already taken.
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Postby xander » Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:19 pm

Gravitron wrote:Then the inscription on the colors index is verbosed incorrectly, at least from my "to the letter" POV.

Eitherway, I already set my date as close as I thought was allowed, and I'm not gonna ask to change it because that'll be like those indecisive jerks at the casino that start pulling their chip around at the roullete untill the clerk disallow it near the end.


Again, read the rules, not the colors index. That is just guide to help me visualize what is going on. The written rules are king. Also, "to the letter", a white space is unclaimed -- there is no reason that it could not change color. That is why it says "Current Standings" and not "Final, Never Going to Change Standings".

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Postby Dreadlord » Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:47 pm

comrades, I would like to vote for a release date too :)


7th of July, as I saw, it is free for now (in fact, it is my father's birthday :D )
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Postby InfernoNL » Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:25 pm

I would like to vote for 19th of April :)
9 is my lucky number 8)

I have one more request, plz include the Dutch (or Netherlands) in the game:D we will own Russia and USA with nukes tide behind our backs :wink:
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Postby xander » Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:50 pm

Sorry I haven't updated in a while -- I have been organizing and running a major national fencing event for the last month. The tournament is finally over, and I might actually be able to sleep tonight! Yay for xander! In other news, the standings should now be up to date.

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Postby Babylon5 » Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:47 pm

Oh well, I'm half-humped. :(
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