Where did my lotto events go??


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Majuba wrote:

Two is definitely a good haul, Paizonians or no. After all, roughly 10 game-running Paizo staff * 2 games each = ~120 players tops, that's 1 in 4 or 5 probably.

Ether: I'm curious, which Open Events were your top picks and already taken? Perhaps private mail if you prefer.

I would have bees supper happy just getting into Quest for Perfection, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. Beacuse of my lotto pick on Firday 1-6, Grand Con and Banquest there is no way for me to run these. At best I can (or could have, not checked in the last hour) Part 1 on Saturday and Part 2 on Sunday. Like I posted before, I have no doubt I will have fun. I just think there is a better way of doing this and I except that as a personal opinion. One thought that I would like to see next year is instead of one ardous page that lists all events. Have seprate tabs for each day for each time. That way when a person has a time slot booked they are not forced to scroll through the whole list for the next time slot. Moving on I will be nicer on my posts, I'm all ranted out and I am now looking forward to a great weekend at PaizoCon.

Paizo Employee Managing Developer

jreyst wrote:

I submitted lottery picks for almost every time slot from Friday morning until Sunday afternoon and uhh.. I got into uhh 2 things. Literally, 2 events. Is that normal? Talk about teh sux.

Good thing I'm flying cross country for this :(

Edit Oh and I didn't get into any games run by Paizo people.

Sigh.

Yeah, that's above average. I've been every year except the very first year (when it was solely fan-run by Tim), and I've pitched in my votes for the lottery every one of those years and only got 1 each year (and never got a staff-run game).

So far with my luck, my best bet in getting into lottery games is proposing and running them. My best luck at getting into a staff game has been becoming part of the staff, which means I got into my own game.


Majuba wrote:

Two is definitely a good haul, Paizonians or no. After all, roughly 10 game-running Paizo staff * 2 games each = ~120 players tops, that's 1 in 4 or 5 probably.

Ether: I'm curious, which Open Events were your top picks and already taken? Perhaps private mail if you prefer.

I posted on the wrong one check the response below your post :)

Sovereign Court Wayfinder, PaizoCon Founder

Seeing how I've been to every PaizoCon thus far.....

I can tell you that Year One and Two were the only two years where attendees had a pretty solid chance in getting a game with Paizo staff. As the Con has gotten bigger, that's lot more people you are competing with in the lottery for those spots.

Year 3, I didn't get a game with Paizo staff at all, but DID land a game with Neil Spicer (after I interviewed for the remaining spot against several other attendees). Year 4, I lucked out and got a spot in SRM's Shootout in Old Korvosa, and ended up as a walk-on in Neil's game again (due to a no-show). So, that's my record, as the founder of PaizoCon, in getting highly-coveted games in the lottery. Result: maybe 1 game per year.

All the other games I picked up either by chance (seriously, there really are no-shows at this Con), or by snagging them in the trades or Open Selection period we are in right now. And those games were EXCELLENT.

I understand, to some degree, the bitter tones and snarky comments. But, it sort of rubs me the wrong way, even though I have nothing to do with the running of PaizoCon anymore. I need to stress that if you've not been to a PaizoCon, you really ARE going to have a lot of fun if you go into it with a good attitude and a desire to have fun. The con is pretty small, so the Paizo staff is quite accessible, and there is always a lot going on, even if you aren't gaming. Great conversations, a great swag bag, lots of cool seminars. If you go into it all disappointed and P.O.ed...well, that's no fun at all.

Also, I need give a little friendly advice: people need to be careful of their tone here (perceived or real...it's hard to tell in text). Why? Because, in a couple weeks, you are going to meet the Paizo staff (yes, you WILL, despite not being in a game with them), and many, MANY of us fellow messageboarders IN PERSON. Their first impression of you is what you post right here....not at the Con...HERE.

Silver Crusade

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Adam Daigle wrote:

Yeah, that's above average. I've been every year except the very first year (when it was solely fan-run by Tim), and I've pitched in my votes for the lottery every one of those years and only got 1 each year (and never got a staff-run game).

So far with my luck, my best bet in getting into lottery games is proposing and running them. My best luck at getting into a staff game has been becoming part of the staff, which means I got into my own game.

My first year, I got really lucky and got in Buhlman's Cursed Lot and Jason Eric Nelson's run of some of the stuff that was cut from his run on the Legacy of Fire AP. Next couple of years, not all that much. I still played games by being around.

2nd Year I got into Liz's Return to Chinatown simply by people not showing up for it and being around when she needed a 5th and 6th. Early on a Sunday, I was available for an MnM conversion of pathfinder and it was amazing. My suggestion, be around. =) Have fun and play what you got. The people here are awesome and the gaming is a lot of fun. But mostly, what I've always loved about PaizoCon, is the people. We have a fantastic group of fans and it is welcoming and a blast no matter how much or how little the lottery gives you.

Paizo Employee Managing Developer

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Timitius wrote:

Seeing how I've been to every PaizoCon thus far.....

You forgot to mention that you won Green Blood on a Black Rock year 4710 with Bumpyback (the start of dinosaurs ruling the competition). But yeah, that wasn't a staff event at that time, I'd like to think that folks were into playing an event run by frequent freelancers set in the world.

Regardless, your post is on point. Getting the shiny spots is rare considering how many people this convention draws, and the best thing about it is that you can roll into PaizoCon with zero lottery games (or really anything else on your schedule) and end up having a full weekend of games and interaction with little work. It's a convention that practically makes itself if you simply talk to other folks there.

Sovereign Court Wayfinder, PaizoCon Founder

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Adam Daigle wrote:
Timitius wrote:

Seeing how I've been to every PaizoCon thus far.....

You forgot to mention that you won Green Blood on a Black Rock year 4710 with Bumpyback (the start of dinosaurs ruling the competition). But yeah, that wasn't a staff event at that time, I'd like to think that folks were into playing an event run by frequent freelancers set in the world.

Regardless, your post is on point. Getting the shiny spots is rare considering how many people this convention draws, and the best thing about it is that you can roll into PaizoCon with zero lottery games (or really anything else on your schedule) and end up having a full weekend of games and interaction with little work. It's a convention that practically makes itself if you simply talk to other folks there.

Truth.

And I didn't forget to mention it...I just didn't want to get carried away on all the recounting of awesome times I've had at PaizoCon. Green Blood on Black Rock is a perfect example of a game in the lottery that I didn't rank high (I think it was a 2 or 3 for me), but MAN, I am so glad I did play it. Definitely one of the highlights of that year for me! Adam and Brandon run a mean competition! (and totally fun too). Just watching it as a spectator is fun!

The Exchange Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 6

I've certainly had a blast running as well as playing at all the PaizoCons.

Which brings up a point for folks who found the lottery choices a bit light - think about running an event next year. The more people who run unique events, the more events all of us can get into. And it's a hoot. Feel free to chat me up at the con if you want some suggestions on doing convention one-offs, I've written 6 of them for PaizoCon now.


The posts here just make me more excited. My wife has never played, and I chose paizocon over gencon for her first forte into gaming. Why you ask, because of the amazing feedback about paizocon. The people, access to staff, and the raving reviews!

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Steve Shippy aka Beerwolf wrote:
The posts here just make me more excited. My wife has never played, and I chose paizocon over gencon for her first forte into gaming. Why you ask, because of the amazing feedback about paizocon. The people, access to staff, and the raving reviews!

You have every right to be excited. You will not be disappointed. And that's coming from someone who's making the trek to his fourth PaizoCon and I've been to five or six GenCon's now. PaizoCon is easily my favorite to attend. GenCon has its place, but PaizoCon is different. I fly from coast-to-coast to attend it. And many others do, too. So, that should say something right there.

Scarab Sages

It would have been nice if the reset of the open event signup had been emailed out :(

Being in the UK, dutifully signed up as soon as they were open to the games that my friend and I wanted to play. As it now turns out the reset happened late evening my time, and come to check again today and I have no events and all the ones I had signed up for are now booked :(

Scarab Sages

jreyst wrote:

I submitted lottery picks for almost every time slot from Friday morning until Sunday afternoon and uhh.. I got into uhh 2 things. Literally, 2 events. Is that normal? Talk about teh sux.

Good thing I'm flying cross country for this :(

Edit Oh and I didn't get into any games run by Paizo people.

Sigh.

2 Events is really good. Getting to play with a Paizo person is a treat. My first two years I didn't get in with a Paizo person. This year I did.

The point is to fill up the rest of the time with PFS and seminars. There are hundreds of people going to this. Getting into two games is better than none, which some people got.

Scarab Sages

Nizari wrote:

It would have been nice if the reset of the open event signup had been emailed out :(

Being in the UK, dutifully signed up as soon as they were open to the games that my friend and I wanted to play. As it now turns out the reset happened late evening my time, and come to check again today and I have no events and all the ones I had signed up for are now booked :(

Only the PFS games were open for sign-up - the rest were only open due to a bug with the lottery - that's why they redid it. There are plenty PFS games in multiple time slots.


Deidre Tiriel wrote:
jreyst wrote:

I submitted lottery picks for almost every time slot from Friday morning until Sunday afternoon and uhh.. I got into uhh 2 things. Literally, 2 events. Is that normal? Talk about teh sux.

Good thing I'm flying cross country for this :(

Edit Oh and I didn't get into any games run by Paizo people.

Sigh.

2 Events is really good. Getting to play with a Paizo person is a treat. My first two years I didn't get in with a Paizo person. This year I did.

The point is to fill up the rest of the time with PFS and seminars. There are hundreds of people going to this. Getting into two games is better than some of them!

Yep, getting two events seems to be easier if you have ranked non-zero on less popular events. I know my gf and I got three last year and one was an event where half the people didn't show up. This year we have two, and one is the sequel to that event from last year.

Our friend who is coming for his first year apparently kept checking the page for openings all of early last night and apparently despite only lotterying into one game, he now has three lotteried games, so for someone dedicated enough to do that, it was apparently an option.

Scarab Sages

Rogue Eidolon wrote:


Yep, getting two events seems to be easier if you have ranked non-zero on less popular events. I know my gf and I got three last year and one was an event where half the people didn't show up. This year we have two, and one is the sequel to that event from last year.

Yep, two events is good. My first PaizoCon, I didn't get any. The second, I got two. Had a great time both times.

This year I got one (in additional to getting into one of the games I'm running :)

The lotteried events are only a small part of it, though. Like others pointed out, the PFS games and seminars aren't even in the lottery.

And there's open gaming. I've got a short Pathfinder scenario (probably 2-4 hours depending on the players) that I'll be running there, as well as bringing a bunch of board games, including Munchking and Cosmic Encounter.

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Our friend who is coming for his first year apparently kept checking the page for openings all of early last night and apparently despite only lotterying into one game, he now has three lotteried games, so for someone dedicated enough to do that, it was apparently an option.

Yep. At least one person got into my Metamorphosis Alpha game that way last year. Only five people (for six slots) had ranked it in the lottery at all. The sixth got in when it switched to open after the lottery.

Grand Lodge

I'm signing up for open slots on Saturday and my lottery events disappeared.

Just saying the system is still doing it. Further, the lottery event showed a spot (because I was out), but would not let me sign up for it again, even though I have no conflicts.

Grand Lodge

RyanH wrote:

I'm signing up for open slots on Saturday and my lottery events disappeared.

Just saying the system is still doing it. Further, the lottery event showed a spot (because I was out), but would not let me sign up for it again, even though I have no conflicts.

Ah, I see ... The lottery system had given me conflicting events. Since the lottery gave me conflicting events it's blocking them on my schedule. It is saying this

"You have signed up for two or more events that conflict with each other.
Your registration for these events will not be counted until the conflict is resolved"

I only remember one of the sessions at this point (to see which I would prefer), and I can't go in to resolve the conflict.

So, for debugging sake, here is what happened in the system ...

1. Lottery gave me a conflicting schedule (which as a user I can't change)
2. I sign up for an non-lottery event
3. The system detects that I have conflicting lottery events - and removes my count in those sessions
4. I can't sign up for the now open events (because the system thinks I still have a conflict)
5. Someone without a conflict can now take my event.

So the trick would be for some new guy that scheduled nothing to just wait for openings to show up ...

Update : Further, the signup sheet indicates (this event conflicts with X) meaning it THINKS I am in the session. But My schedule does not show the events ...

Scarab Sages

Deidre Tiriel wrote:
Nizari wrote:

It would have been nice if the reset of the open event signup had been emailed out :(

Being in the UK, dutifully signed up as soon as they were open to the games that my friend and I wanted to play. As it now turns out the reset happened late evening my time, and come to check again today and I have no events and all the ones I had signed up for are now booked :(

Only the PFS games were open for sign-up - the rest were only open due to a bug with the lottery - that's why they redid it. There are plenty PFS games in multiple time slots.

Yep, I signed up for all the PFS games I wanted to play, and to some extent needed to play as I am scheduled to GM them at PaizoConUK 2 weeks after.....however they were all wiped and yes I have managed to get back into games, just not the ones I'm going to be running :(

It just would have been nice to utilise email rather than relying on forums to communicate the issue and subsequent resolution.

Liberty's Edge

The tale of the most amazing Paizocon ever, by me.

Once upon a time, there was a dude... a dude who loved a game. This dude had never been to a convention of any kind before. He flew cross country with his family, and was lucky enough to get into a game with both Ed Greenwood and Jason Buhlman. This was, and forever will be, the highlight of his gaming life. To top it all off, the dude got a slamtastic team during the banquet and ended up being at the winning table (thanks, Rogue Eidolon and Justin Sluder!). The end.

This didn't happen for some of the people in this thread this year. It did happen for me last year. It might happen for you in the future. It might not happen for me ever again, if I were to go for ten straight years. These are the breaks. Having been to the con, I can tell you that there are amazing games going on everywhere, and even more amazing people. The best moments will come unlooked-for: having a lunch with forum regulars, or sitting in a quiet corner having a pilsner when suddenly a group of rpg luminaries pulls up a few feet away and starts talking of old memories and making jokes.

Seriously, find Sluder and Rogue Eidolon and just sit at a table with them at the banquet. There's an event thats not in the lottery, but is well worth the price of admission. I'm so sad I can't be there this year. Gnot Gninjas forever!

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jreyst wrote:

I submitted lottery picks for almost every time slot from Friday morning until Sunday afternoon and uhh.. I got into uhh 2 things. Literally, 2 events. Is that normal? Talk about teh sux.

Good thing I'm flying cross country for this :(

Edit Oh and I didn't get into any games run by Paizo people.

Sigh.

The vast majority of people with lottery selections got one event. So yes, it's normal.


Perhaps a note on the lottery page next year that states that most only get 1 event would be helpful? I know that I was shocked at 1 as well. Managing expectations and all that.

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32

RyanH wrote:
RyanH wrote:

I'm signing up for open slots on Saturday and my lottery events disappeared.

Just saying the system is still doing it. Further, the lottery event showed a spot (because I was out), but would not let me sign up for it again, even though I have no conflicts.

Ah, I see ... The lottery system had given me conflicting events. Since the lottery gave me conflicting events it's blocking them on my schedule. It is saying this

"You have signed up for two or more events that conflict with each other.
Your registration for these events will not be counted until the conflict is resolved"

I only remember one of the sessions at this point (to see which I would prefer), and I can't go in to resolve the conflict.

So, for debugging sake, here is what happened in the system ...

1. Lottery gave me a conflicting schedule (which as a user I can't change)
2. I sign up for an non-lottery event
3. The system detects that I have conflicting lottery events - and removes my count in those sessions
4. I can't sign up for the now open events (because the system thinks I still have a conflict)
5. Someone without a conflict can now take my event.

So the trick would be for some new guy that scheduled nothing to just wait for openings to show up ...

Update : Further, the signup sheet indicates (this event conflicts with X) meaning it THINKS I am in the session. But My schedule does not show the events ...

I've straightened out your conflict so that you got the event you originally selected at a higher preference.

Grand Lodge

Ross Byers wrote:
RyanH wrote:
RyanH wrote:

I'm signing up for open slots on Saturday and my lottery events disappeared.

I've straightened out your conflict so that you got the event you originally selected at a higher preference.

Thanks you very much. (sorry, must be crazy for you right now).

Now though the system is saying I have a conflict on Saturday ... I have selected (successfully),

First Steps Part 2 - Saturday 01:00 PM – 06:00 PM. But My schedule does not show it. Any help available?

Thanks, again sorry.

Liberty's Edge

I'm having a weird problem. I signed up to try and get in to both of the terrain events on Friday - it didn't show me as able to get into their of them on the signup. So, I looked them up.

It says that the Styrofoam one is full, but that the plaster brick one I signed up for isn't...if it isn't full, why wasn't it added to my schedule?

So I re-add it and click 'save changes'... and it tells me:

"You have signed up for two or more events that conflict with each other.

Your registration for these events will not be counted until the conflict is resolved. "

But my schedule is literally only:
Saturday, July 7
08:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Game Room
The First Annual Open Jousting Competition (4th-6th level division)

...so I have no conflicts. I don't know what's going on and it makes me so sad, I really want in on these.


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Ross Byers wrote:
The vast majority of people with lottery selections got one event. So yes, it's normal.

Oh, um, then I only have one thing to say.

:)


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Timitius wrote:

I understand, to some degree, the bitter tones and snarky comments. But, it sort of rubs me the wrong way, even though I have nothing to do with the running of PaizoCon anymore. I need to stress that if you've not been to a PaizoCon, you really ARE going to have a lot of fun if you go into it with a good attitude and a desire to have fun. The con is pretty small, so the Paizo staff is quite accessible, and there is always a lot going on, even if you aren't gaming. Great conversations, a great swag bag, lots of cool seminars. If you go into it all disappointed and P.O.ed...well, that's no fun at all.

Also, I need give a little friendly advice: people need to be careful of their tone here (perceived or real...it's hard to tell in text). Why? Because, in a couple weeks, you are going to meet the Paizo staff (yes, you WILL, despite not being in a game with them), and many, MANY of us fellow messageboarders IN PERSON. Their first impression of you is what you post right here....not at the Con...HERE.

QFT.

I got no lottery events last year (managed one this year), but I got plenty of opportunity to meet members the Paizo staff. Some were walking about, some were at various seminars, one was at the hotel bar (well, okay, many of them were at the hotel bar, but I actually ran into one of them there :-D), and two separate ones were bleary-eyed but extremely cordial Sunday morning.

In addition, I met a whole bunch of great people who share the same hobby and had the time of my life -- putting faces to the messageboard handles is great fun. So it's worth taking Timitius' advice to heart here; remember that other people will be putting faces to the messageboard handles too.

Grand Lodge

Ross Byers wrote:
RyanH wrote:
RyanH wrote:

I'm signing up for open slots on Saturday and my lottery events disappeared.

Just saying the system is still doing it. Further, the lottery event showed a spot (because I was out), but would not let me sign up for it again, even though I have no conflicts.

Ah, I see ... The lottery system had given me conflicting events. Since the lottery gave me conflicting events it's blocking them on my schedule. It is saying this

"You have signed up for two or more events that conflict with each other.
Your registration for these events will not be counted until the conflict is resolved"

I only remember one of the sessions at this point (to see which I would prefer), and I can't go in to resolve the conflict.

So, for debugging sake, here is what happened in the system ...

1. Lottery gave me a conflicting schedule (which as a user I can't change)
2. I sign up for an non-lottery event
3. The system detects that I have conflicting lottery events - and removes my count in those sessions
4. I can't sign up for the now open events (because the system thinks I still have a conflict)
5. Someone without a conflict can now take my event.

So the trick would be for some new guy that scheduled nothing to just wait for openings to show up ...

Update : Further, the signup sheet indicates (this event conflicts with X) meaning it THINKS I am in the session. But My schedule does not show the events ...

I've straightened out your conflict so that you got the event you originally selected at a higher preference.

It fell off the schedule again ... and I purposefully did not touch anything (as each time I do, something gets deleted.)

Liberty's Edge

Xanthestar wrote:

I'm having a weird problem. I signed up to try and get in to both of the terrain events on Friday - it didn't show me as able to get into their of them on the signup. So, I looked them up.

It says that the Styrofoam one is full, but that the plaster brick one I signed up for isn't...if it isn't full, why wasn't it added to my schedule?

So I re-add it and click 'save changes'... and it tells me:

"You have signed up for two or more events that conflict with each other.

Your registration for these events will not be counted until the conflict is resolved. "

But my schedule is literally only:
Saturday, July 7
08:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Game Room
The First Annual Open Jousting Competition (4th-6th level division)

...so I have no conflicts. I don't know what's going on and it makes me so sad, I really want in on these.

Now the second terrain event is full, too. So am I signed up for these and it's not showing, or did the glitch make me miss out on my chance? :(

Grand Lodge

Events keep falling off ...

I was singed up for the second terrain event on Friday, it disappeared (because the lottery gave me conflicting events), it was fixed by someone (see earlier post), and then it disappeared again ...

I am afraid to add any events on any other days as it seems changing anything leads to unrelated events coming off??

Help!

Thanks,
Ryan

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Russ Taylor wrote:

Certainly something that leaps to mind is changing the system so that one lucky person can't get 2 or 3 sessions with an A-list GM while many other people get none. That's a problem with 3-day randomization with no memory of previous days: a single person can get lucky on all 3 days, as did happen for at least a few people in previous years.

We did actually change that this year—the lottery considered the show as a whole instead of day-by-day. (The day-by-day strategy was superior when all of the PFS events were in the lottery two years ago, as it let most people get at least one event each day, but now that the number of lottery events is much smaller, the "whole-con" strategy is superior.)


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I'm not going to PaizoCon this year, but most likely will be doing so next year.

How exactly does the Lottery work? It sounds like you submit the events you want, then pray you get as many as you can.

I do like that it is set up to try and give a fair shake to all attendees and make sure they get at least one event. However, is there a way to sign up for more events later on (like at the con)? I enjoy going to seminars as well, which would take up some time, but getting an average of one event seems to be a bit short on gaming.

I will be coming from the Chicago area (next year), so I am hoping to be able to play in at least a couple of events.

God, that would be awesome to play in one of the designers games. My friends would curse me and kick me out of the gaming group. :)

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Hobbun wrote:
How exactly does the Lottery work? It sounds like you submit the events you want, then pray you get as many as you can.

You rank the lottery events from 0 (meaning "do not give this to me in the lottery") to 4 (meaning "I want this a lot"). We then draw virtual attendee numbers out of a virtual hat, and give them their highest-ranked event that's got open seats; repeat until everything's full or nobody has anything but "0"s left.

Hobbun wrote:
...getting an average of one event seems to be a bit short on gaming.

The lottery events are just the limited events; there's a ton of PFS gaming, seminars, and more that aren't part of the lottery, and there's an open gaming area for pick-up games. Don't worry—you'll have plenty to do!

Hobbun wrote:
...is there a way to sign up for more events later on (like at the con)?

Once the lottery ends, you can trade events with others and sign up for open events, and once the show starts, you can trade events with others and try to "ride standby" for events that have no-shows.

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RyanH wrote:

Events keep falling off ...

I was singed up for the second terrain event on Friday, it disappeared (because the lottery gave me conflicting events), it was fixed by someone (see earlier post), and then it disappeared again ...

I am afraid to add any events on any other days as it seems changing anything leads to unrelated events coming off??

Help!

Thanks,
Ryan

It looks like you were affected by the same bug as the person in this thread. (Basically, if you had a conflicting event that filled up, it became impossible to 'uncheck' the event and clear the conflict, because it was already unchecked.)

I've manually shoved you back into Sean's seminars and we're updating the site to keep this type of error from occurring again.

Liberty's Edge

Ross Byers wrote:

It looks like you were affected by the same bug as the person in this thread. (Basically, if you had a conflicting event that filled up, it became impossible to 'uncheck' the event and clear the conflict, because it was already unchecked.)

I've manually shoved you back into Sean's seminars and we're updating the site to keep this type of error from occurring again.

Ross, I don't suppose you know if it's the same thing that happened to me above? I'm kind of bummed out that it didn't let me into either because of some conflicting thing, when I had no conflicting events to begin with.

Sorry, hope I'm not being a bother, I'm just antsy to hear what happened and if I'm marked as in any of the terrain events..

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32

Xanthestar wrote:
Now the second terrain event is full, too. So am I signed up for these and it's not showing, or did the glitch make me miss out on my chance? :(

It looks like you tried to sign up for MinionQuest, which does conflict with those seminars. If it filled up shortly or immediately after, that would have blocked you from the Terrain events due to the glitch. I'm sorry.

Liberty's Edge

Ross Byers wrote:
Xanthestar wrote:
Now the second terrain event is full, too. So am I signed up for these and it's not showing, or did the glitch make me miss out on my chance? :(
It looks like you tried to sign up for MinionQuest, which does conflict with those seminars. If it filled up shortly or immediately after, that would have blocked you from the Terrain events due to the glitch. I'm sorry.

Aww, man. I didn't even want to sign up for that, I must have mis-clicked. That blows.

Oh well, thank you for looking. :(

Grand Lodge

Ross Byers wrote:
RyanH wrote:

Events keep falling off ...

I was singed up for the second terrain event on Friday, it disappeared (because the lottery gave me conflicting events), it was fixed by someone (see earlier post), and then it disappeared again ...

I am afraid to add any events on any other days as it seems changing anything leads to unrelated events coming off??

Help!

Thanks,
Ryan

It looks like you were affected by the same bug as the person in this thread. (Basically, if you had a conflicting event that filled up, it became impossible to 'uncheck' the event and clear the conflict, because it was already unchecked.)

I've manually shoved you back into Sean's seminars and we're updating the site to keep this type of error from occurring again.

Thanks for resolving the issue!


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Vic Wertz wrote:
Hobbun wrote:
How exactly does the Lottery work? It sounds like you submit the events you want, then pray you get as many as you can.

You rank the lottery events from 0 (meaning "do not give this to me in the lottery") to 4 (meaning "I want this a lot"). We then draw virtual attendee numbers out of a virtual hat, and give them their highest-ranked event that's got open seats; repeat until everything's full or nobody has anything but "0"s left.

Hobbun wrote:
...getting an average of one event seems to be a bit short on gaming.

The lottery events are just the limited events; there's a ton of PFS gaming, seminars, and more that aren't part of the lottery, and there's an open gaming area for pick-up games. Don't worry—you'll have plenty to do!

Hobbun wrote:
...is there a way to sign up for more events later on (like at the con)?

Once the lottery ends, you can trade events with others and sign up for open events, and once the show starts, you can trade events with others and try to "ride standby" for events that have no-shows.

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Thanks Vic!

That’s great to hear you will have other events as well, and the lottery only applies to the premier ones. I can deal with getting only one premier, then. Of course I will hope to get a designer run game, don’t know when I’ll get a chance to come out to Washington again. But I would understand if I didn’t get one of those events, as for how coveted they are.

I also didn’t realize PaizoCon was only 3 days, so won’t be as hard to fill up some gaming time.

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Seems I'm having the same issue as RyanH and a number of others -

Lottery originally gave me two conflicting events (Gaming Terrain Styrofoam & MinionQuest), said the same "You have signed up for two or more events that conflict with each other. Your registration for these events will not be counted until the conflict is resolved"

I couldn't uncheck anything, so I tried to put MinionQuest up for Trade - it bumped Styrofoam off completely. Of all the events listed, that was the one I *really really* wanted to attend, and was THRILLED when I won it (I'm one of the terrain makers or our area, so new ideas are always worthwhile).

Can this be fixed?

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Corvidimus wrote:

Seems I'm having the same issue as RyanH and a number of others -

Lottery originally gave me two conflicting events (Gaming Terrain Styrofoam & MinionQuest), said the same "You have signed up for two or more events that conflict with each other. Your registration for these events will not be counted until the conflict is resolved"

I couldn't uncheck anything, so I tried to put MinionQuest up for Trade - it bumped Styrofoam off completely. Of all the events listed, that was the one I *really really* wanted to attend, and was THRILLED when I won it (I'm one of the terrain makers or our area, so new ideas are always worthwhile).

Can this be fixed?

I've bumped you back into the Styrofoam event.

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Ross Byers wrote:
Corvidimus wrote:

Seems I'm having the same issue as RyanH and a number of others -

Lottery originally gave me two conflicting events (Gaming Terrain Styrofoam & MinionQuest), said the same "You have signed up for two or more events that conflict with each other. Your registration for these events will not be counted until the conflict is resolved"

I couldn't uncheck anything, so I tried to put MinionQuest up for Trade - it bumped Styrofoam off completely. Of all the events listed, that was the one I *really really* wanted to attend, and was THRILLED when I won it (I'm one of the terrain makers or our area, so new ideas are always worthwhile).

Can this be fixed?

I've bumped you back into the Styrofoam event.

My wife is in the hinterlands right now without Internet so she probably won't see this thread again until Thursday or Friday but I wanted to say thank you, she's very excited to be back into this class.

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