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"Don’t worry, you’ll get your NinjaKrowns back, minus the amount you used to unlock the bid."
ROFL - yeah, dont worry, you will lose "only" eg. 400 NK for unlocking Fallout 3 <facepalm>
Even with 25 for unlock, after few unlocks you drain yours NK to 0 and you won: nothing.
well, with those crazy high bids it looks I cant afford games I want anyway
bidding would be wasting NK
And each week "prices" will be higher and higher because many people don't join any bids when they see "prices" as 1200+.
Eg. I have 1100 so I even can't join bid for NieR becuase 1st is now 1275. Yes maybe 2rd is "only" 1000 so I have chance but if not I will lose 75 just for unlock.
yeah, same game, same problem :)
Winning amounts for NieR:
All 3 bids were made on 16:59
too high for me
all interesting games will have highest bids in last minute
I'd think some people would do that
Yeap, I checked winners "prices".
Does anybody know how I should receive the won key?
My bid was the highest, but the key hasn't appeared in inventory as usual...
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Interesting to see all the people who have been hoarding coins come out! I wonder how many there are... who has the biggest hoard?
Bidding costs have significantly decreased in round 2 o.O
good, unlocking fees in previous round were crazy
You know, I just came to the realization that this might not work out well anyway. We have hundreds of thousands of users, all making the same top bids and only three winners. The odds of winning there are still astronomically low.
Likewise, but maybe we just need to wait a bit longer. It's only been 5 minutes for me though.
Edit : Got my key, activated it. After 4 weeks finally got something their site :D
but standard not yorha
take care guys
Nice :D congrats
+1300 points? damn seems I missed lot of days.
I will send a complaint(using account for spam).
Love how you created an account just to boost about winning lol :P
Which place where you? Did you get a notification tgat you were outbid at any point and needed to increase or not?
He created his account 3 months ago and has posted 20 other comments before this...??
Facts are not allowed here!
Fake account for comments only.
A "fake account" that was made prior to this event ever taking place, with 1,000+ games in it's account (with obvious signs of real activity) and despite plenty of people saying the exact same thing he is anyway (because they're actually giving away games).
lol, Eternal Step went from 200>250 and then some moron increased it to 810.
810 g@g2019-07-12 16:53:48
250 r@g2019-07-12 16:53:34
201 3@g2019-07-12 16:50:33
810 g@g2019-07-12 16:53:48
250 r@g2019-07-12 16:53:34
201 3@g2019-07-12 16:50:33
haha, talk about wasteful spending.
Yeah, I was just about to comment on that. Probably someone running a dozen multis who just doesn't care about overpaying to get a freebie.
Im guessing that person was probably trying to get others to over bid them, it seems it backfired badly
I'm really confused with how asterisk superscript thingie works
If you loose a bid you get your crowns back. Except the unlock bid.
man the bids are ridiculously high
Maybe it is better to wait for next week when bots had lost all their coins or do you think it will be the same?
yeah but i am sure that someone has like 10000 accounts just grinding them and buying only the expensive games , you can try that or just go for a cheaper game.
We are the bots, who have been hoarding points trust me.
One possibility, many people use their coins bidding and winning or not winning on unlocking bids, and you have a better chance.
Second possibility, others don't bid if they don't have enough and wait and just accumulate more points like yourself, but maybe they have more already and it's the same thing again. (Someone commented with 1100 for example that he isn't taking chances)
I have 1350 coins because I couldn't get a thing since this krown thing started. But even for me having this amount the bids are high. If someone is willing to throw away that much coins he really wants the game so hard or has multiple accounts with the same amount of coins. What do you think is more likely?
Probably someone has multiple accounts with each 1k+ coins.
What are you complaining about then? You can easily get Bayonetta, Nier, Doom etc, with that. Yes these are people who really want the game, of course they will bid everything on it. If you think it's too high and don't want them for that much don't bid. What are you expecting to get 2 or more good games with saved up coins for weeks? This way your coins will only go to loss.
What I mean is that giving the coins it took me weeks to get is kinda hard and people are bidding like really high from the very start of the hour so I'm assuming they don't give a crap since they have a lot of coins/accounts. I already have DOOM and Bayonetta, I hope I'll get Nier but looking at previous winners it doesn't seem like I could get it "easily". Maybe if bids even started kinda low I'll be willing to believe it is regular people with one account.
But whatever, I'll try to get it and hope for the best, I guess
I guess it will be even worse.
Those who didn't manage to outbid and win the games are still able to collect more krowns.
There are way too few games for the myriads of participants.
Gotta nod towards Kinguin to keep this going, was pretty sure they would throw whole thing in a trashcan. At least quite many other sites would have been done by this point. Now seems to be rather good and fair, unlock bid charge is just a good feature in the end.
fair ... rofl....
it give people with 15 - 25 multiaccounts (i know at least 2 of them)
Multiaccounts for sure are problem as they have been for whole duration of krowns. That's why it's still surprising they keep going on, usually companies which offer these kinds of services get malicious users spoiling them in quite short timespans. Nonetheless active user or bot will have quite much better chances this time around when compared previous weeks.
System still is fair, but users who go at it with multiaccounts aren't, that's how i view it in the end..
Funny thing is that the whole thing worked for me at 1st or 2nd episode. o.-
Before it was known from (too) much people and before they set up all their multiaccounts. scripts and bots.
They're working on a solution probably, it's impossible that they don't know about the multi account problem at this point. Idk what will they do, but they'll surely change something to combat this.
Lets take a look at the winners....
after each first letter/number are 4 stars then @1 letter/number and again 4 stars what should that proof kinguin ? :-D
um... it's just for reference, they are protecting their users email accounts... i was on the list when I won civ4, ofc I dont want my email made public - but it is all legitimate from what I can see... 4 stars = anything, it's a privacy placeholder.
Its clear that they hide the complete adresses ^^
but 2x 1 letter isn't a proof for normal users that see only that :-D
even if u had 9 out of 10 letters wouldnt mean much to any user - not that it matters anyway, the top 3 bids win regardless if it's a real account or a bot - so it's there for transparency and for people to get the idea how popular certain games might be. all in all i think it's a nice feature they implemented and see no issue with how the emails are presented.
i am not sure if you get what i wanted to say....
to see how much were the bits of the top 3 is great...
but the email adresses, heavy crypted, is unneeded. They can proof nothing with it (with a full email adress too).
ebay works on the same principle. it's not about proof but some sort of transparency i tell you.
Missed the one I wanted, but looking at the winners I haven't hoarded enough coins anyway. Hopefully the prices drop, but I guess too many thousands of people have a lot of coins.
save krowns and bid all, can become winner someday
if no system change..
get a game once, can't join for several weeks due to lack of krowns
3 keys an hour - what a promotion! i feel i have been waiting my whole life for it!
I mean, they are giving valuable, unbundled games for free. What exactly do you expect? I find them pretty generous.
They're also testing this bidding feature, so it's understandable for them to give fewer keys.
From Russia and others cheap countries. Some box version don't have region lock. Thats all. So the real value its not that much.
now they have bids! oh men they have an entire department working on this..!
bid prices will rise sharply in the last minute,
shouldn't bid if don't have enough krowns
but they'll give back right?
EDIT: oh some are not refundable, I just noticed!
The fee you pay to bid isn't refunded. The bid that lost is refunded though.
For The King unlock bid price lowered from 200 to 25
On the plus side, I don't think there's any need for me to bother checking every hour during these events for a while. Maybe in a couple of weeks I'll be able to compete with these bids. :P
I'm seeing bids accepted rising on games, but the highest bids aren't increasing... Wonder if it's a visual bug, failing bots, or people who really don't understand the bidding system.
Top three bids win, so maybe people increasing their earlier bids to match the current maximum?
I suppose that's a possibility, but it's still risky since someone else could have matched before you, an the 3 quickest would then win. You'd think they'd top it, even if by 5 points.
Yeah, but we've already seen a number of games finish up with huge differences between the 1st and 3rd.
Once people have paid that initial entry fee, they can bid a bunch of times if they want. Heck, there may even be people who bid 10, 20, 30, 40, etc just to run up the number of bids as an intimidation factor (make an auction look like there's more bidders / competition than there actually is) in hopes of scaring off other bidders.
Just a reminder for those who will complain about the new system because there is only 3 winners each rounds.
They already gave away thousands of keys and tried to get the system better every time the bots were getting the majority of them.
I bet the bid system is in testing for now, remember the very first week ? They did 2 hours then stopped, and then each week they introduced either protections or mechanics to make it more fair.
So, this week may be only 3 winners, but it may simply mean that it's to test how many people enter each giveaway, how high the bids can go, etc. to then adjust the amount of games and their unlock price depending on this weekend result.
Beside, don't forget those are free valuable games. If you don't get the one you want this week, you'll have more krowns to bid next week ,) !
Important note. You will have more krowns only if you have not tried to unlock bids.
Don't forget that you can still get 50 krowns a day, so unless you unlock for 350 krowns, it shouldn't be the case ^^
if i lost the auction i recover the bid and the unlock bid or only the auction bid?
You recover only the bid, not the unlock fee. The unlock fee is lost upon activation.
You lose only the 25 unlock bid, vamptibor. :)
ok, and when finished the auction?
You get your points back. Its also the highest 3 bids, so even if you haven't placed the highest bid there's a chance you could get the game anyway.
but what is the duration of auction?
Yeah, 1 Hour.
C**p I could have gotten For The King if I had known third bid was so low, oh well. Maybe I'll be able to get something else later.
How low was it?
960, you can see all the bid ammount winners on the bottom of the page.
Oh, i missed it, thank you.
It s mine, at first shoot with 960+25 to unlock bid.
I made your same reasoning.
Compared to the old week end prices it s a bit high, but at least i did get something, i never had nothing with the old system.
Hope you can win something aswell!
You lucky son of a b***h, I'm adding you to my BL for that.
Jk :P Congrats dude 👍👏, and smart thinking and risking there bud.
I want Nier, Bayonetta and Life is Strange Before the Storm a bit more than that, but they were going pretty high, and LIS: Before the Storm is already 925 :(
Hahaha, i had some doubt wether to tell you or not :)
And yep, i wouldn t go for Before the Stom now at 925 with 67 bids...
Anyway, good luck again !