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Official Discussion Thread for the #ESO #MillionReasonsToPlay $1,000,000 (USD) Giveaway

  • Ghrimn
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    Portugal isn't eligible. :disappointed:
  • Mosha
    Mosha
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    Only 10 countries?! WTF?
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  • Jitterbug
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    So Norway is in, but Denmark or Sweden isn't? It's almost the same damn country.
  • Svartulv
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    Lol, contest for only 10 countries? :D Thanks ZOS for such a nice joke!

    I didn't expect that my Belarus will be in eligible list despite many people think it's the same as Russia, but that's amazing anyway! You definitely made this year, I can't stop laughing :D
    Edited by Svartulv on December 4, 2015 10:09AM
  • Septimus_Magna
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    Turelus wrote: »
    List of the eligible countries, if you're not on this list you can't enter.

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    Nice to see that this is where our sub money is going, instead of fixing one of the countless problems in this bloody game.

    On top of that, you get excluded from the give-a-way if you're not from one of these selected countries.

    Why exclude so many countries? Its totally unfair to players that have been paying subs all this time.


    It feels like this game is dying and ZOS pops his ultimate in a desperate attempt to survive..
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  • Rosveen
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    Just so you know ZOS, this is only going to breed resentment in citizens of ineligible countries (i.e. most of the world), some of whom loyally supported and paid for your game and now see their money go to... this. I don't feel bitter about this selection, I know legal issues are tricky, but then maybe try to avoid going to such desperate measures in the first place?

    Good luck to all eligible participants, though. I can only hope the reward goes to someone who truly loves the game.
    Edited by Rosveen on December 4, 2015 10:50AM
  • PrimeSeptim
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    Done and done.

    I thought for a while that the UK wasn't included but then I read the small print again...

    Good job! This should be a regular thing. Maybe, not as much as $1M but small prizes maybe? :)
  • NTclaymore
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    One day lets just for the lols make a contest thats not eligible in the US but in contries like Denmark and belgium.
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  • Tyrion87
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    I need to write this also in the official thread just to relieve my frustration.
    At the beginning there was a disbelief regarding this whole lottery thing but also an interest and excitement after all. But when I saw that Poland, as well as most of other countries, is not eligible to participate, I have to reconsider whether to continue to play this game or not. Not because of this game is bad (I really love it) and not because of the simple fact I cannot participate (there don't need to be such a lottery at all) but I feel extremely discriminated and 'worse' than other players. Many players now may quit the game because of that feeling. ZOS, don't you really care about all of your fans and do you really need to differentiate players in this way? If it is a joke, it's a really bad joke. But if it's true, you really may lose some of your loyal players who feel a disgust right now.
  • Woeler
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    If Zenithar was a real God he would curse you all, Zenimax.

    Best post in this thread.
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  • Glaiceana
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    Mix wrote: »
    For everyone complaining their country (or province, sorry Quebec) isn't eligible it all has to do with your gaming/gambling/sweepstake/contest laws. Quebec has additional laws for this sort of thing that the rest of Canada doesn't.

    Canadians have to answer that skill testing question because it is illegal to have for profit gaming/gambling here, excluding government run lottery, licensed casinos and charity events, so by adding a skill testing question they make the contest not just a game of chance but a game of skill and chance (it's a legal loophole/workaround). The other one is no purchase necessary to enter statement.

    If your country isn't eligible it isn't ZoS you should be complaining to, you are probably excluded from a LOT of contests. I see 'except Quebec' on so many contest entries. You should be petitioning your government to change the laws if you want to be able to compete in future contests. (or at least look up your country's rules and decide if they are there for a fair reason or not, technically the laws are there to protect citizens)

    I'm glad I'm not in Canada, I'd win and then get the random phone call or meeting to answer the maths question and get it wrong xD I am terrible at mathematics.
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  • dante339
    dante339
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    Wow florida isnt legible..... well there goes my hopes... thanks zos, thanks florida laws
  • Ludof
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    Italy not elegible...thanks zos.
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  • DarioZ
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    Have a good contest from Italy.
  • myrrrorb14_ESO
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    Quick queztion. It says log in to account associated with the email. Should I log into both PC and PS4? Or will PS4 be enough?
  • LaxWoW18
    LaxWoW18
    how is Florida not in the contest?

    doesn't make sense to me and its not giving every player a fair chance.

    that's just how i feel anyway.
  • Glaiceana
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    LaxWoW18 wrote: »
    how is Florida not in the contest?

    doesn't make sense to me and its not giving every player a fair chance.

    that's just how i feel anyway.

    I think somewhere in here is your answer xD http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0800-0899/0849/Sections/0849.094.html

    List of Florida's rules regarding sweepstakes and game related giveaways.
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  • D3usEX
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    That moment when you see your country isn't eligible, just priceless... courtesy of Zenimax.

    At least I got some sense of satisfaction from quitting this game.

    And lastly good luck to the participants.


    P.S. Zenimax redirect some of that prize pool into fixing your game!

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  • magnusthorek
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    This contest is VERY xenophobic. ZOS is excluding a lot of players around the world, players these that are faithful to the game regardless all problems they face (latency, risible FPS - due commercial unbalance due government administration, game instability...).

    Unfortunately, like most of the game and its content, this contest is elitist. I could even bet that this decision is based upon the number of crowns bought/spent per country.

    You tried to reason one million reasons to play this game and, IMHO, you just got one million reasons to NOT lay this game.
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  • James-Wayne
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    At least make it available for Australia to be eligible for the crowns!

    What a tease!!
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  • Lettigall
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    Mix wrote: »
    For everyone complaining their country (or province, sorry Quebec) isn't eligible it all has to do with your gaming/gambling/sweepstake/contest laws. Quebec has additional laws for this sort of thing that the rest of Canada doesn't.

    Canadians have to answer that skill testing question because it is illegal to have for profit gaming/gambling here, excluding government run lottery, licensed casinos and charity events, so by adding a skill testing question they make the contest not just a game of chance but a game of skill and chance (it's a legal loophole/workaround). The other one is no purchase necessary to enter statement.

    If your country isn't eligible it isn't ZoS you should be complaining to, you are probably excluded from a LOT of contests. I see 'except Quebec' on so many contest entries. You should be petitioning your government to change the laws if you want to be able to compete in future contests. (or at least look up your country's rules and decide if they are there for a fair reason or not, technically the laws are there to protect citizens)

    At my country gambling, lottery wins and poker are tax free. Lottery, contests and sweepstakes are under same category and citizens can participate in global contests. There aren't any legal reason why my country is excluded...
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  • pema
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    *start rant*

    WTF why are big countries in the eu not able to enter... make this for all of us or don't do this at all.
    I hate it when you show off with how amazing you are, but only if you live in the right country.

    Then give away a million crowns I don't give an F but make this a fair contest.

    US company's often forget there is something else out there in the world besides their own country. Now you picked some random countries that can enter but others can not....

    Very very very dissapointed, I don;'t need the cash but if you do a give away then do it for the whole of the community... as we are all supporting the game, not just those few countries.

    *end rant, start pouting and trowing rocks*
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  • pema
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    Elloa wrote: »
    So poeple, do not complain about countries not being listed. Yeah it sucks and I feel for you. I'm from Belgium and i'm always EXCLUDED from every contest (even art contest, e-sport contest, fanstories contest etc) this is due to the LAWS of YOUR COUNTRY. Zenimax can not do anything about it.

    I see Germany in there, they have even strickter rules then my own country, Holland.
    So no it's a choise, or they should have put more effort in it to get the right papers to do this everywere.
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  • Glaiceana
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    pema wrote: »
    Elloa wrote: »
    So poeple, do not complain about countries not being listed. Yeah it sucks and I feel for you. I'm from Belgium and i'm always EXCLUDED from every contest (even art contest, e-sport contest, fanstories contest etc) this is due to the LAWS of YOUR COUNTRY. Zenimax can not do anything about it.

    I see Germany in there, they have even strickter rules then my own country, Holland.
    So no it's a choise, or they should have put more effort in it to get the right papers to do this everywere.

    Germany may have stricter rules, but clearly they have one allowing the giving of a large sum of money without entry fees etc from a sweepstake style giveaway.
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  • gemezzb16_ESO
    gemezzb16_ESO
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    WTF, why are like 90% of all EU countries missing. WTF is this?!

    Sure its a cool concept of a contest, though allianating 90% of the world will probably not do you much favor.
  • Xeven
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    Now regarding the contest itself, I'm honnestly a bit surprised aswell. Cause 1 000 000 000 this seems to me a INSANE amount of money. It feel like a overkill or something. I mean. Just the 3000 crown prises for 1000 players would have been cool enough. Or 20 hoodies to be given away on the ESOLive? Or 1 customised PS4 or Xboxone. 1 000 000 000 Dollard! Even Blizzard is not being crazy like that!!

    If you read the fine print, its $50k a year for 20 years. Basically, they keep the $1M and pay you the interest on it for 20 years. (5%)

    Edited by Xeven on December 4, 2015 2:17PM
  • Niaver
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    Please spend these money for making your PvP work and improving IC.
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