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Treasure Hunt Winners!


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Treasure Hunt Winners!
2021-05-02 15:18:02
COMPETITIONS - BY ARANESH
Time to announce the winners of Xu-Fu's big Treasure Hunt :-)

But first, a few words from me. It's been incredible fun to put this game together. For years I have toyed with the idea of making a game like this, and even before Xu-Fu was set lose on the internets, exactly 6 years ago today, creating a browsergame was always something of a dream. Not any longer! It was a fantastic experience from putting together all the different pieces, discussing almost endlessly with our team how to balance it, seeing all the positive feedback - and even though it didn't work out exactly as planned, for me it was a pure success!

I want to give a BIG thanks to everyone who helped me along the way, especially Shenk for the immense amount of super detailed feedback. Nyari for testing, additional ideas and the push towards removing PvP, DragonsAfterDark for the support and feedback and Isa for the awesome artwork.
Also, big thanks to Remte, Wakamaru, Shenk, Rylene, Nyari and Blizzard EU for sponsoring prizes!

Yes I know, you really want to know if you won something, but bear with me a little bit longer, I'd like to tell you some stats. The activity on this game was incredible, here's some stats for you:

  • There was a total of 273,200 interactions with the game!
  • 5,289 warriors were bought or adopted
  • And they were used in 22,311 battles!
  • A total of 1,009,756 coins was picked up from strategy locations!
  • And since the change to PvE, 1,212,188 coins were claimed from protected chests.
  • Which were used, in parts, for 152,257 raffle tickets!!!


But now, on to the winners :D
The winners of the Leaderboard are:

  • 1st place: 1 Year of WoW Gametime goes to Mutanis!
  • 2nd place: BlizzConline Celebration Bundle, Epic Edition goes to Ivaelia
  • 3rd place: $40 Battle.net Balance goes to Jguthrie66


And these are the winners for Raffle Tickets:

Prizes for all regions
Prizes for North American players (Sponsored by Wakamaru from the Azeroth Adoption Agency)
Prizes for European players

Congrats to all winners! I will reach out to each of you within the next few days here through direct message on Xu-Fu's to hand over your prizes :)
Feel free to reach out to me proactively if you want, via direct message here on the page ideally (so I can be sure it's you), but don't worry if I don't respond immediately. There's a ton of prizes and pets to re-home so please be patient with me.

For those curious, this is how the winners were decided:
First, I removed all tickets from those who are on the internal team. Then I made a cross-check against cheating and removed everyone I found was botting.
Then, I wrote a tiny script that picks a random ticket out of the pool ("SELECT * FROM Game_Tickets ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 1" for those curious), which then also gave me the user and region of the user.

If it's EU, I picked a prize (top down) from the EU pool. If it's US, I picked one from US. If it was KR or TW, I picked one from the region-agnostic prizes (except the Betakeys because they only work for US or EU players, sorry).
Once a region ran out of prizes, I also went to the region-agnostic prizes.
And... once those are gone, I had to skip that region until all prizes were raffled out.

Just explaining this here to show that it was a fair and randomized roll, no prejudices. You can also watch me raffle out the winners in this video capture






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Greatspirit

wrote on 2021-05-09 13:16:26

I just have to say that it was fun, want to thank everyone involved and BIG thanks goes to Aranesh !!
I didn't win anything, have all the pets, liked the pvp( stopped after it was taken out) but still enjoyed playing when I could. No I am not being negative, just stating that with all the above stuff it was still FUN to play and was great to bring the community together to do something. (edited)
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Liliss

wrote on 2021-05-03 14:31:10

I'm so happy I won something! Thanks a lot!
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Carcoza

wrote on 2021-05-03 09:51:42

Thank you so much for organizing this event, was very fun <3 and congratulations to all the winners!
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Mil

wrote on 2021-05-03 05:21:07

Gee, Im a bit teary! Thanks for a great game <3
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Seb

wrote on 2021-05-02 22:22:08

Congratulations to all, orrganisers and winners alike! And a big thank you in particular to you Aranesh for ....well., everything!