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The playing field is not even because the distribution of the badges was not even - as is evident by your own post. We don't truly know what the statistics for the badges were, but for some it was clearly lower than others. See my point about just trying to GET the shadow Jiraya badge - not caring about the grouping reg / shadow. I EASILY passed your numbers just on that one episode / badge alone. I wish I hadn't deleted all the CR messages so I could get an accurate count.


We'll just have to agree to disagree on this one. I see it from a different perspective. The contest is mostly about LUCK. That's the only reason some got away with playing few episodes, but getting better results. You make it seem like there's cheating or favoritism going on. If the distribution is even, then what's the point of having a contest in the first place. And if your not very lucky, you can win by making the statistics go in your favor so that the probability of getting the badges distributed to you becomes more likely, and you can only do it by playing more episodes.

We do know what the statistics are. For example:
For week 1, assuming everybody starts at the week of the 2/4 episode, everybody has a 1 in 18 chance of getting a colored Choji badge and by the time the 2/11 episode airs everybody has a 1 in 30 chance of getting the same colored Choji badge. and just because you have a 1 in 18 chance, it doesn't mean that if you play 18 episodes, you are guaranteed to get the colored Choji badge. It just means that there's a 1 in 18 chance you'd get it. (Math geniuses out there, correct me if I'm wrong). This is why people who started late have the cards totally stacked against them because someone who just started collecting badges immediately after the 3/11 episode airs have a 1 in 58 chance of getting the same color Choji badge.


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Also, I don't care what tools one uses to improve their odds of acquiring the badges - in this case also winning - it's entirely up to them, and as long as CR is ok with the methods used, who am I to complain about that? I did the multiple tabs, 11 min each deal too. My complaint is simply that if this is how they planned to do this contest from the start, it should've been announced as such, and either A: Ended when the first 10 were done, or B: Announced the 10 were done, and allowed people to continue to get badges if they so chose, but at least letting those that chose to continue do so for that reason alone - NOT thinking they had a chance to win.

I can only guess they didn't because they were loving the ad revenue on the hits. The most logical reason, as the desire to have the badges would be far lower than the desire to win a year sub.


Here we can agree. I've posted on this before. Planning and implementation sucked. It seemed like the most minimal of effort went into planning the contest. As if the plan only consisted of, "Hey lets make a contest and have everybody collect badges and who ever collects all the badges we put out wins," without any consideration of (1) who will win and (2) how they'll win The contest ended 4/22 and it seemed like they didn't decide on how to pick the winners until Keikawa posted 4/28. Badges were either released early (Sasuke, Sakura) or late (color Kabuto). The first page of the "Win a FREE 1-YEAR MEMBERSHIP with Naruto" forum where we should be checking to see what badges will be released that week was not updated on time.

Hopefully, CR will be more mindful of their contests next time so that all these complaints will be lessened and people will enjoy more.
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jpax44 wrote:

Some people got better results because they got faster computers and internet connections that allowed them to play more episodes at a time. I think it was EvilPuppy123 who said he used 2 computers. I wouldn't even think that any of those are unfair. It's just having better tools to accomplish a goal.

okay so here's the info on the winners so far:

FIRST 3 WINNERS
EvilPuppy123
kuchinawa
***anonymous1***

7 RUNNER UPS
jpax44
makehomersomethingsomething
Adamldris
llamaben
yugioh12
***anonymous2***
***anonymous3***


Actually my brother and I were watching episode 154 on separate computers at the same time when it came out and that is when we got the badges. Also we were given the premium membership... they basically just gave us a free month of membership instead of a year of free membership though...
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EvilPuppy123 wrote:


Actually my brother and I were watching episode 154 on separate computers at the same time when it came out and that is when we got the badges. Also we were given the premium membership... they basically just gave us a free month of membership instead of a year of free membership though...


So basically, your paid membership and 1 year membership prize overlapped each other and CR can't be flexible enough to adjust it so that you don't have to pay for subscription until April 2011?
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jpax44 wrote:


EvilPuppy123 wrote:


Actually my brother and I were watching episode 154 on separate computers at the same time when it came out and that is when we got the badges. Also we were given the premium membership... they basically just gave us a free month of membership instead of a year of free membership though...


So basically, your paid membership and 1 year membership prize overlapped each other and CR can't be flexible enough to adjust it so that you don't have to pay for subscription until April 2011?


Yeah basically, here is pictures that I took from my account status tab and premium membership history. I sent off a pm asking what they can do about this. Also they should either give me my money back or give me a extra year of membership till 2012, I know I sound sort of selfish right now, but I still think since I got top three that I should get the prize, not just a month. (Also take note in the second picture, it says "Expires on May 3rd, 2011" And you will see in the first pic I bought the membership in April 2010)



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Yeah basically, here is pictures that I took from my account status tab and premium membership history. I sent off a pm asking what they can do about this. Also they should either give me my money back or give me a extra year of membership till 2012, I know I sound sort of selfish right now, but I still think since I got top three that I should get the prize, not just a month. (Also take note in the second picture, it says "Expires on May 3rd, 2011" And you will see in the first pic I bought the membership in April 2010)


Since you haven't heard from them about this yet you may still have a chance. I don't think it's selfish at all. As a winner you were promised 1 full year free. They shouldn't double dip on you existing membership. Yet another example of poor implementation of this contest. Good luck with this one
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jpax44 wrote:


EvilPuppy123 wrote:

Yeah basically, here is pictures that I took from my account status tab and premium membership history. I sent off a pm asking what they can do about this. Also they should either give me my money back or give me a extra year of membership till 2012, I know I sound sort of selfish right now, but I still think since I got top three that I should get the prize, not just a month. (Also take note in the second picture, it says "Expires on May 3rd, 2011" And you will see in the first pic I bought the membership in April 2010)


Since you haven't heard from them about this yet you may still have a chance. I don't think it's selfish at all. As a winner you were promised 1 full year free. They shouldn't double dip on you existing membership. Yet another example of poor implementation of this contest. Good luck with this one


Yeah, they haven't yet so hopefully they will respond.
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1) over-all 60 hours in total to gather ALL badges. NOT 60 hours non stop watching episodes -_-
2) this account is my second, i deleted my first last year. so yeah i was a member ever since 2007 >_>
and no, i meant the general "aura" of the site back then was more fun and lively then any other site i know.
Still, i wont change my mind with w/e u wanna say o_o they could have been clear from the start. only until NOW did they put up that geographical restrictions apply to everyone even payed members. Its very unfair and pointless of them to have extended the deadline if they already had 10 winners, -_- it just gave false hope for users who thought they had a chance to win.

Yes, 60 hours to gather all badges ... It took about 10 total.

"Aura" means nothing, at least to me. I come here to watch simulcasts, which are released minutes before rips are out (on a great quality player). But, not everyone collected the badges to win (I was one of them, even though i did win). I'm sure theres plenty of people who liked the extra week so that they could have collected them all, whether they could win or not.
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who are the 10 that won?
:O
I have just comment one time before I got all my badges, though I think I didnt won anything lol... just the nice badges!
btw.. I got all my badges on April 17th I thought I could at least be one of the other 7 places..
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gencove wrote:

who are the 10 that won?
:O
I have just comment one time before I got all my badges, though I think I didnt won anything lol... just the nice badges!
btw.. I got all my badges on April 17th I thought I could at least be one of the other 7 places..


FIRST 3 WINNERS
EvilPuppy123
kuchinawa
***anonymous1***

7 RUNNER UPS
jpax44
makehomersomethingsomething
Adamldris
llamaben
yugioh12
***anonymous2***
***anonymous3***
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jpax44 wrote:


gencove wrote:

who are the 10 that won?
:O
I have just comment one time before I got all my badges, though I think I didnt won anything lol... just the nice badges!
btw.. I got all my badges on April 17th I thought I could at least be one of the other 7 places..


FIRST 3 WINNERS
EvilPuppy123
kuchinawa
***anonymous1***

7 RUNNER UPS
jpax44
makehomersomethingsomething
Adamldris
llamaben
yugioh12
***anonymous2***
***anonymous3***


ok, so there are 3 missing places?
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im the last top three i won the free yr membership
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im the last top three i won the free yr membership


were you a premium member before winning or regular member?
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lol..yep...daaays...lololol..o well..but i dun really kare...naruto is pretty damn good anime
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Apparently I was one of the runners up. As I suspected though I was second to post that I finished all 80 badges, others had actually already beat me, alas. No big though, I had fun. Wish I'd had the night off of work, I may have actually been done sooner.
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yea i was a premium member but my membership ended the day the naruto badge came out lol so i had it just long enough to get a freebie
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