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WCG-TPU 9th Birthday Challenge (11/16-11/22/2013)- Join us/Crunch/Win Stuff

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SPECIAL EARLY BIRD DRAWING.... WIN BATTLEFIELD 4!!!!:rockout:



Stinger608 was kind enough to donate a copy of this great new game (Thanks Bud!!!) and we're giving it away early :peace:

How to win:
- be on the list of those reaching 5,000 pts over the past 7 days (thru 11/21- see list)
- be a member of our Team AND the TPU forum
- posted a message anywhere on this forum within the last 7 days
- post in this thread with your TPU forum name (only if different than your WCG user name)
- want the game :)
- claim your win by responding to my PM within 2hrs*
* if you do not respond we will redraw for the game and repeat as above until the winner claims the prize.

and that's it ;)

Pretty cool eh? :cool:

Also, if you don't want to be included in the drawing- please post in this thread as such or drop me a PM

WHEN IS THE DRAWING?

Tomorrow (Friday) @ approximately 5pm (Eastern time)

GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY!
 

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Edit; Changed my mind, I'll pass on entering for this; someone who can give it more time than I will be able to deserves to win. Too many things on the plate right now ;)

Thanks Dano, you're the man! ;)
 
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One more item- if you think I missed your name, please PM me to discuss.... it is always a possibility that I accidentally missed a name :oops:
 
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I'll take a pass.(that's a no thankyou) Thanks again to Dano:respect::respect::respect:
 
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Just give it to Vinska already. Hijacking one's University to crunch with 154 cores will surely get him expelled so he'll have lots of free time :laugh:

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Just give it to Vinska already. Hijacking one's University to crunch with 154 cores will surely get him expelled so he'll have lots of free time :laugh:

:toast:

:roll: Yea right?
 
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Thanks for the great wishes, but I am going to pass on entering for this one. If I would win it, this particular game would probably "collect dust" for at least half a year; possibly more. Better give it to someone who would have a good chance to enjoy this game *nods*. :)
 
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well /// i might ... resist... or not ... duh ... >.<


ahahah i had a huge letdown /// i"ve read 5000 posts instead of 5000 pts dahahah /// (i didn"t enter the original game giveaway but BF4 ... i just ran a cracked copy of a friend :eek: for bench and test ... i know i know bad ...*COMPAGNY 3 PLZ!*)

heeeeyyyy im 29th???(in the giveaway list i mean :D ) weee upper mid i guess it wasn't bad idea to setup some dump leftover to crunch a bit more ... even if the Xeon did most of it///
 
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I am out as I already own it:)
Thanks to all those that donates prizes for this crunching contest:toast:
 
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I wouldn't mind having a go at that game!

Of course, that would probably mean upgrading my graphic card to something more meaningful!! Oh the sweet dilemma!
 
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"aww duuuude did we just, leik, you know... totally pwn the Chinese?"

"duuuuuuuude that is leik, totally radical, man! duuuuuuude aww DUUUUUUUUUUDE..."

yes, I am aware of the fact that this is THE most lame way I could have presented it. That is EXACTLY why I used it :D
 
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"aww duuuude did we just, leik, you know... totally pwn the Chinese?"

"duuuuuuuude that is leik, totally radical, man! duuuuuuude aww DUUUUUUUUUUDE..."

yes, I am aware of the fact that this is THE most lame way I could have presented it. That is EXACTLY why I used it :D
They are still snipping at our tails!
 

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Too bad there's no "play games for a week without consequence coupon" on the giveaway. As I believe most of us lack this thing called "time to play games" much more than games themselves :roll: Sad, but at least for me - it's so true it hurts :( Yes, you are right. Many of us lack the time, which makes me wonder why I continue to get these higher end pc gaming parts when my time is so limited. Times are busy, and most of us have a lot going on. But we can't let that dampen our game-giving-away spirit :p BTW, I've come to appreciate the value of gaming on a lower end system in recent days. Ion gave me the idea where he said he games on his lower ends stuff, and I've done it too, which works out well since games still play nicely and it doesn't take away from my main pc's output :D
Agreed. I would pay good money for a "play games for a week without consequences coupon" !!!!!!!!!! I guess that is called a weeks vacation without wife and kids!
 

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"aww duuuude did we just, leik, you know... totally pwn the Chinese?"

"duuuuuuuude that is leik, totally radical, man! duuuuuuude aww DUUUUUUUUUUDE..."

yes, I am aware of the fact that this is THE most lame way I could have presented it. That is EXACTLY why I used it :D
And if we had another day, we would run-down Team Decrypthon.

 
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So next year I guess we will all have to store millions of points up so that we can have a decent chance at winning?
 

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So next year I guess we will all have to store millions of points up so that we can have a decent chance at winning?
I will be doing just that in the weeks leading up to the challenge. :rockout:

:toast::toast:
 
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Thanks for the great wishes, but I am going to pass on entering for this one. If I would win it, this particular game would probably "collect dust" for at least half a year; possibly more. Better give it to someone who would have a good chance to enjoy this game *nods*. :)
If you say so, then I wouldn't mind getting that game, ty. :)
 
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I would love to enter but I know I Dont have any time to play it. Apparently I have a life or something, lol. Between school and everything else I've got like -8 hours for games haha. Oh well sleep is overrated lolz
 
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@Easy Rhino Aye, next year we are going to have get a week+ worth of WUs (i.e. as much as the deadline allows), crunch 'em with no network communication and then hit the giant enemy crab in the weakspot dump those as soon as the challenge starts for massive damage points.

In other words, if we want a level playing field, we have to do the same thing they did. I don't like it per se, but they are not leaving us much of a choice if we want a fair competition next year.
 
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Yeaaa, Battlefield 4. Lol i have to wake up 5:30 a.m IST to get a shot in this plus sacrifice a little DOTA 2 playtime.
 

Norton

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System Name My Fortress/Trish (WCG)/Julia (WCG)/Ella (WCG)/Junior(WCG)/Cruncher 1 & 2/Kreij (WCG)
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@Easy Rhino Aye, next year we are going to have get a week+ worth of WUs (i.e. as much as the deadline allows), crunch 'em with no network communication and then hit the giant enemy crab in the weakspot dump those as soon as the challenge starts for massive damage points.

In other words, if we want a level playing field, we have to do the same thing they did. I don't like it per se, but they are not leaving us much of a choice if we want a fair competition next year.
I think we should just keep as we are rather than playing that game. That way we can hold our heads high that we did it the "right way".... meaning:
- add new Team members
- pulling in rigs we wouldn't normally crunch on
- getting dormant Team members to stop by for a week or so and help out

We came close to doubling our daily output w/o throwing days or weeks of work into a "bunker" just to win a challenge. My opinion... the Teams that don't bunker are the winners :rockout:

That said- for next year- we should try to get ready and launch a little earlier in order to build up some steam for the start ;)
 
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@Norton these are great and inspiring words!
That's why You're the Captain - wisest of all ;)