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[MS] Rags to Riches


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Think you're a top-tier marketeer? Then put your money where your mouth is and battle it out in the economy to earn the most TC. Can you go from Rags to Riches?





Each contestant will receive an account with 20,000 Qi (So you can buy any item you need), and you are to use this account to do your marketing. It will have a special character at the beginning of the username to hinder the account from going ingame. This account will be permabanned after the event is over. You will have 5k to start with (provided by you as an entry fee). From there, you will use this alternate account to buy and sell items in order to gain TC.

To enter the event, just post saying here saying "Sent the 5k" or something of that nature and send 5,000 TC to "Marketeers".





1. You may not receive any TC from any other form of monetary gain other than selling items (this includes asking people to give you huge discounts on items due to the event).

2. You may not market using textures (art), as this would be much too difficult to keep track of.

3. All transactions must be done through either SafeTrade or through the market (you cannot send TC directly or receive an item directly to or from users).

4. If you receive 3 infractions on your alternate account, you will be disqualified from the event and the TC you gained will be taken.

5. You cannot use PayPal or any other way of transferring real life money to gain TC or items.

Originally Posted by Risk View Post
Anyone found to be transferring items to or from their event account for any other reason than for legitimate marketing within the rules of this event will be immediately disqualified and have a hefty ban placed on their main account. Please don't try to cheat the system. We want a fun and fair event here.





The 1st place marketeer will receive a collectible item (it's a secret for now), a special achievement, 5 Shiai Tokens, and you will be able to keep your special account.

The 2nd place marketeer will receive a special achievement and 3 Shiai Tokens.

The 3rd place marketeer will receive 1 Shiai token.

The top 5 marketeers will receive a TC prize determined by how well they did compared to everyone else and how many people participated.

Equation for the top 5 marketeers' prizes



All members below the top 5 will be able to keep the TC (and items, given the qi required for the items is equal to or lower than the qi of your main account) they made and send it to their main account after the event is over.



The event will start on May 20th and end on June 20th.

Entries will no longer be accepted 24 hours before the event starts. Midnight on the 19th (0 GMT)

If you have any questions, PM a market squid.
Last edited by Clay; May 16, 2014 at 06:29 PM.
We are currently double-checking all transaction histories and compiling the list of winners. We'll have the results announced and items transferred most likely within the next 24 hours. \o/
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I left some items in my market inventory..
I'll get those right?
The past makes you wanna die out of regret, and future makes you depressed out of anxiety. So by elimination, the present is likely the happiest time.
Originally Posted by Risk View Post
We are currently double-checking all transaction histories and compiling the list of winners. We'll have the results announced and items transferred most likely within the next 24 hours. \o/

cool! seems like that json-based script doesn't work anymore so there is more work for msquads now.

Originally Posted by ThePirateKing View Post
I left some items in my market inventory..
I'll get those right?

Yes, as long as you have qi for these items.
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Originally Posted by Risk View Post
Aaaaand this is officially over! Any transactions made after the time of this post will be ignored in the final count. Please do not transfer any items or TC to your main account for any reason; items and TC will be transferred for you once the count is done and the final tally is in. Thank you all for participating; we hope you had fun!

Ok, that's a bit problematic. I read the previous talk as meaning when the event is over I should transfer the items. So when the time was up I went ahead and transferred everything.
I don't care if that means my score is 0, but I really don't want to get banned because of this. I wasn't trying to cheat or anything.
We have our winners! Coming in first place with 2,196,633TC is shevaroller! The other four from the top 5 are Insanity, Snow, HolyButler, and Rekd. We've got the full list of final standings below. Congratulations to our winners, and thank you all for participating. We'll have items and TC transferred for you as soon as possible.

Final Standings

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All items and TC have now been sent from event accounts to main accounts. Not that any items on your event account for which you main did not have the qi were not transferred. If you think any mistakes were made, feel free to contact the MSquad and we'll be happy to help. Thank you all for participating and being patient with us as we sorted out the aftermath of this massive event. I hope you all had lots of fun with it.
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