|Geoffrey West Venture-Captain, California—San Diego aka geoffnsandiego|
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Micheal Smith wrote:If there is then I will beyond pissed. I hate the whole concept of raffles, pay to win. I hate how booms are distributed this way. A lot of people can’t afford to do that. Myself being one.But the point of the boon is to say "Thank you" to those who donate to the charity. Are you saying everyone should get the boon whether or not they donate? Not that I am saying I agree with them being distributed using a raffle or not, but wondering how to reconcile that someone who cannot afford to buy a raffle ticket and therefore cannot afford to donate to the charity should get the incentive for doing so.
I think the frustration this player is trying to express is that Paizo has chosen to take a race, Skittermanders, that immediately drew players interest and created a gated method of obtaining it that seems extremely limiting. I don't think anyone wants to do away with charity boons and similarly structured rewards for players who support Paizo's chosen benefactors. The perception among many of my local players is that Paizo purposefully chose a race they knew would be popular and created a system where you have to log in at a specific time and donate a specified amount to even have a chance of getting the racial boon. I know the raffle is a way to avoid the pay-to-play perception but that's exactly what it feels like to many.