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Last Road Trip Goal, April 30, rush the last Goal?

VaIryiaVaIryia
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Let me get this straight:

1. Quote: "The first 10,000 eligible participants to complete all activities will be automatically accepted into Closed Beta."
2. The last activity unlocks on April 30
3. Ergo, if you want to get in, you need to do the last activity as fast as possible.

Sooo... we unnecesarly rush the last activity, or else we won't get in? You don't even do the activity, you just click everything as fast as possible. Doesn't seem very fair, especially for those who have to work when the last activity unlocks.

And what about bots? Bots are much faster then humans. And don't tell me they don't exist. It is a common practice to snag a CBT entry with bots and then sell it to interested people.
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  • DanDKDanDK
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    Yup, it's quite poorly thought out for all the reasons you mention. And since as usual the stuff unlocks at primetime PDT, on a Monday no less, that means everyone in the US will have snatched the spots before the rest of the world has woken up, unless they give up an entire night's worth of sleep on a school/workday. If we're lucky, they'll have thought of a way to split the entries depending on region, omit bot activity and randomize some of the entries in the process. Most likely none of that will be done though.
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  • SherriSherri
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    I'm more worried about the possibility of some people making extra accounts just to snag some places. Of course there will be people checking each and every account to make sure this isn't the case and there will be some people getting approved after the 10k goal, but it's still something to be worried about.
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  • JaybokJaybok
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    edited 10:29AM April 22, 2018
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  • TammyisboredTammyisbored
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    I think they should select 10,000 people randomly out of the ones who complete the last activity within 24 hours of its release. That would be the most fair to people who don't live in the USA and those who have work on Monday :(
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  • Kit_TyKit_Ty
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    It's the ones that will create dozens of accounts in the hopes of getting as many keys as possible that will be a problem. Happens all the time.
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  • ReeceReece
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    I thought that too. Nexon were vague and ambiguous in wording, too, on how this will be rolled out (starting to think they do this on purpose...). As for bots, maybe a captcha can be put in place.
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  • THEpalladiumTHEpalladium
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    I wonder the total # of CBT keys, hopefully we can get lucky with them just giving them out
  • SaitanaSaitana
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    As long as I get in, I'll let everyone else duke it out.
    (ง´• ヘ •`)ง
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  • VentaeVentae
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    edited 6:02AM April 22, 2018
    Im worried about this too because its PDT.
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  • TheChaosLegendTheChaosLegend
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    Inb4 the last part of the quiz is a captcha in Japanese so it takes an entire week for the 10k beta keys to be distributed
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  • RingyRandyRingyRandy
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    Yikes, this is kinda spooky. I know it's based on PDT and I'm in CST--possibly getting up for work early that day as well. Unless the event rolls out at midnight, then I'll be a bit late on trying to finish it, best of luck to everyone!
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  • SnoogemSnoogem
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    Last question is like a text box with a minimum character limit of 500
    spams @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@*
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  • AnimaLupusAnimaLupus
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    I work so I will end up not being in the 10,000 I just want to get into the beta...
  • WishfulWishful
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    I don't even know the release PST time for the mission translated to EST time is ^_^
    Anyone want to delight me as to what time it comes out in PST?
  • TelicTelic
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    I think you all are being a bit dramatic about this. I’m pretty confident a large number of people will be just fine.
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  • SumGieSumGie
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    If I don't get in beta, I only have to wait a bit longer. I just want my cake. :3
  • Akuma524Akuma524
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    Wishful wrote: »
    I don't even know the release PST time for the mission translated to EST time is ^_^
    Anyone want to delight me as to what time it comes out in PST?

    PST time is 3 hours behind EST, so the last update for the road trip event should go up at 5:30am/8:30am (8:30am being eastern)
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  • Akuma524Akuma524
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    RingyRandy wrote: »
    Yikes, this is kinda spooky. I know it's based on PDT and I'm in CST--possibly getting up for work early that day as well. Unless the event rolls out at midnight, then I'll be a bit late on trying to finish it, best of luck to everyone!

    It doesn't go up at midnight unfortunately, but it does go up at 5:30am PST. ;-;
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  • CheerfulDesertCheerfulDesert
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    Yeah, I feel like this Closed Beta event wasn't thought out very well. Everyone will just be rushing, and most of the 10k people in the CBT will probably be younger people who have a lot of free time. I work full-time, so I only have weekday nights and weekends, so I'm probably not gonna get in anytime soon. Oh well.
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  • NorthboundNorthbound
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    It takes like 3 minutes to get through each step. Y'all are being way overdramatic about this. And it's not like the only keys will be MapleFest & the first 10k. It's just that's the only way to get it guaranteed. They're still going to randomly award additional keys to people who signed up.
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