Referral Contest ( Up to 105M in cash prizes ) (in Contests)

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 1 2010 3:01 PM EST

The one you've been waiting for! Up to 105M in cash prizes, and countless other prizes. The way this works: CB will work collectively as a community to gain referrals. When Nightstrike unveiled increased referral rewards we had hundreds and hundreds of referrals in a few weeks, I know we can do better now. As a reward, when a certain threshold is reached I will add something to my to do list. The possible rewards for this are listed below. Keep in mind this stuff takes time, donメt expect me to whip this all out as soon as you reach the number required. Also, there are cash prizes for some of the highest contributors to the contest. I also have a few dozen small items that I will be giving to new users who reach a certain number of battles. Finally, I will be raffling away named weapons, HoCs and supporterships throughout the month for new users who reach an even higher number of battles. If you have any questions or concerns, contact me or novice. I will be posting another thread soon directed towards the new users where it discusses their possible reward items and raffles. I ask that you give it your all and direct the new users to that thread as it should be very helpful.

Game Mech Rewards:

50 referrals - Decision tree for tutorial and tutorial improvement. (This is going to take some time, I know you will want it done as quickly as possible, but not only does it require a lot of work, when we roll something out, we've got to make sure it works, and works as intended, or we'll be in the same situation.)

100 referrals - Work with NS to get a two week "training" tournament for new users

150 referrals - IPhone sign up app

200 referrals - Android sign up app

250 referrals - Chat app for iPhone

400 referrals - "Complete" iPhone app, with a fight screen, forge screen, forums, and other important easy to interface screens.

500 referrals - "Complete" android app, with similar features as the iPhone one.

750 referrals - FB reintegration

Cash rewards:

Before 100 referrals:
3rd most referrals - 5M CBD
2nd most referrals - 10M CBD
Most referrals - 15M CBD

After 100 referrals:
4th - 5M CBD
3rd - 10M CBD
2nd - 15M CBD
1st - 20M CBD
Most referrals actively playing at the end January - 25M CBD

After 300 referrals:
5th - 5M CBD
4th - 10M CBD
3nd - 15M CBD
2nd - 20M CBD
1st - 25M CBD
Most referrals actively playing at the end of January - 30M CBD

Big thanks to!!:

BadFish: Donating cash and items on his char
Fex: Helping with some developer stuff
Me: ~100USD, 5M CBD, a lot of time
NS: Do I need to say?
GBeee: 55M in cash if contest gets over 100 referrals
Novice: 5 item namings, possible supportership payments
Kefeck: Various small items for new users
JS: 10M
Tal: Weapons, if wins prize, money will be put towards an ad

Thanks to anyone I may have left out.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 1 2010 3:02 PM EST

Just realized I didn't say how long this will last. This contest will run from now until January 1st. So get at it!

Pwned December 1 2010 3:10 PM EST

sweet I'm the best at this.

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] December 1 2010 3:11 PM EST

Be interesting to see what this number is at the end of the month.

143 active users from the past 7 days

Pwned December 1 2010 3:13 PM EST

I hate writing the add for it though and I have tons of homework to do...but I really want a melee char....

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 1 2010 6:38 PM EST

We've got our first one!!!!

auctioneer (referralfunding) Ankou (Iron Fist) $50000 (signup bonus - h4llw4lk3r) 6:02 PM EST

Demigod December 1 2010 7:22 PM EST

To help you guys out, don't forget that we have banners located at:

Community -> CB Banners

Also, will an admin please add the banners from the contest (that I don't think ever ended)?

DoS December 1 2010 7:23 PM EST

This should be exciting :D

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 2 2010 9:29 AM EST


DoS December 3 2010 1:36 PM EST

Come on people! Let's show the world what we are made of!

Pwned December 3 2010 2:27 PM EST

Wow DoS I have no idea how your doing it. Your pulling tons. Mine seem to be drying up already.

Demigod December 3 2010 2:40 PM EST

I expected Novice to drop another ad and win with ease.

Pwned December 3 2010 2:47 PM EST

Yea but Dos is getting one every 30ish minutes.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 3 2010 2:51 PM EST

Ad goes up tomorrow... but I don't think it'll have that kind of effect.
I may try fark, that brought a huge influx in the summer of 04'.

adsill December 3 2010 2:55 PM EST

I discovered this game years ago on Fark, forgot about it, and then remembered it way later and here I am again. I'd say Fark is a good place.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 3 2010 3:14 PM EST

Let's go guys, at 24refs already, 22 of which have come from just 2 people!

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] December 3 2010 3:16 PM EST

I'll be getting started on this tomorrow afternoon or Sunday some time.

Pwned December 4 2010 12:19 AM EST

I know what you did DoS....... ;P

Eliteofdelete [Battle Royale] December 4 2010 12:30 AM EST

One came from me! :D

DoS December 4 2010 1:00 AM EST

Exile, it isn't a huge secret ;)

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] December 4 2010 12:59 PM EST

160 users for the week, be cool if we hit 200 + by the end of the month and even cooler if they would stay..

Not much for new player "hello" threads though. :/

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 4 2010 3:07 PM EST

Referrers, I would ask that in addition to talking to your new users, and helping them with the game. ( Remember who ever gets the most people to stay through January gets the biggest prize ) I would ask that you tell them about my new user thread. This could be very beneficial to them when they are small and could give them incentive to play.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 5 2010 2:44 AM EST

Common guys, let's do this. So far Exile and DoS have been getting practically all the referrals.

Xenogard [Chaotic Serenity] December 5 2010 6:44 AM EST

Wow, I got one today out of no where. Completed the tutorial too.

My referral link was in my sig in two forums I'm apart of, that I haven't even been to in weeks. I wasn't expecting that haha.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 5 2010 1:24 PM EST


AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 6 2010 9:35 AM EST

Never gonna give you up!

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 7 2010 2:53 PM EST

Common guys, things are really slowing down!

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 8 2010 6:48 PM EST

Keep it up!!!

AdminNightStrike December 9 2010 11:44 AM EST

This is a very good contest.

Pwned December 9 2010 11:47 AM EST

This contest is such a pain for me. I gotta do so much work!!! argh!! I'll do more later when the semester ends.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 9 2010 12:27 PM EST

Right now you're looking at making 20M from me and a few million from the game though Exile... that's got to be a bonus XD

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 10 2010 4:23 PM EST

DoS: 43
IntoExile: 30
Ankou: 5
EoD: 2
treal1211: 2
novice: 1
Xenogard: 1
Go Flames: 1

Total: 84

This is about a week and a half in. Keep it up and you could get about 250. Work harder and make it over 300, and prizes go up! Also, at 400 is when the iPhone app gets made, so keep up the work. Right now, 3-5 place is anyone's game. Also, "Most referrals actively playing at the end of January - 30M CBD" is anyone's game. Keep your new players here! GL.

DoS December 12 2010 1:24 AM EST

If someone could coax Verifex into making the front landing page/referral page non frame-breaking, then I could land some more referrals.. I never got a response back from him.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 12 2010 3:22 PM EST

Could you explain a little more about what you mean DoS?

Demigod December 12 2010 3:39 PM EST

Crap, Novice only has 1? I figured he'd buy a couple of ad spaces and win by a mile.

DoS, are you running any paid ads or is this all just from posting "try this game and win" threads in other games? It would behoove us to know what's most effective.

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] December 12 2010 4:34 PM EST

Threw my hat into the ring on Facebook we'll see how it goes. I have a few other sites I may try who knows maybe I'll get one or two from it.

I still have the 5 Supportership/Special Items locked down as possible prizes. It'll be up to Titan who gets what.

No I am not fully back on the scene but I still support CB :-)

DoS December 12 2010 6:49 PM EST

I mean this Titan:

<script type="text/javascript">
if (top.location != location) top.location.href = location.href

Two places I want to advertise need to put a frame at the top of the page, but were denied because once they land on the page, CB takes the frame away.

DoS December 13 2010 5:53 PM EST


Timberwolf December 13 2010 6:47 PM EST

Steven's ad on Fark brought me here in '04 along with *many* others.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 15 2010 1:19 AM EST

bump, and I asked Fex about that DoS. He hasn't respond yet. I'll bug him some more.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] December 15 2010 4:56 PM EST

The problem is, if the frame-removing code is removed, CB will start malfunctioning, because it is built dependent on the frames the way they are now. CB will not function well if it is inside another 3rd party frame. (i.e. CB will break)

Who uses frames for advertising anyways?

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 15 2010 4:58 PM EST

Ok, that makes sense. Thanks fex.

DoS December 15 2010 4:59 PM EST

Wouldn't it not matter if it were just on front/referral page? Then frame-breaking can happen after that?

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 15 2010 5:01 PM EST

Would that work for the website you want to advertise on?

DoS December 15 2010 5:03 PM EST

Yes, it just has to be the landing page, which would be my referral link.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 17 2010 3:46 PM EST


AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 17 2010 4:15 PM EST

Wow, nov got 18 in one day and is now at 20, DoS and Exile better watch their backs!

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 19 2010 12:47 PM EST


AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 23 2010 1:45 PM EST

up up and away!

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] December 24 2010 2:19 AM EST

142 active users from the past 7 days

Looks like we lost some. :(

Xenogard [Chaotic Serenity] December 24 2010 12:08 PM EST

Holy crap, I got another extremely random referral. Someone's been diggin' through necro posts in the Minecraft forums. Sent them a CM like I do with every referral I get, hopefully I hear back for him/her.

From: system Sent: 12:01 PM EST Delivered: 12:05 PM EST
Your referral Kainerok has finished the tutorial--and should be in chat now if (s)he isn't firewalled. Bonus of $150,000 sent to you. Thanks!

From: system Sent: 11:55 AM EST Delivered: 11:57 AM EST
Bonus of $50,000 sent to you for referring Kainerok. Thanks!

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] December 28 2010 3:57 PM EST

What's the count at? I'd hate for us to end up like three short of the next tier of prizes lol..

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 28 2010 4:15 PM EST

according to grep 124.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 28 2010 4:42 PM EST

Also, since I've had some people ask me, if you can verify that some sign ups who used non-referral links came here b/c of your actions, I will add it to the total for you and the group.

Xenogard [Chaotic Serenity] December 28 2010 4:50 PM EST

^ If that's the case then Ehpick came here because of me, said he used to play this game years ago and saw the link for the game in my siggy in the Minecraft forums and decided to start playing again. I'm assuming since he already knew about the game he just typed in the address rather then using my referral link. You can CM and verify that with him if you want, I dunno if he's been active over the past few days though so you may or may not reach him.

I wish I had the conversation in chat on hand to verify it myself, but I don't usually save chat logs.
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