I am kind of against this. I am lucky if I can slink away from work about once an hour to check chrono, so unlikely to be a feasible option for me. But if other people want to do it that way, you can certainly give it a shot and see what happens.
Well I don’t see why there’s a fascination about this at all… it might be fun for like 1-2 times if someone is willing to stick through it, that is. It’s more work for the giveaway creator and more work for the participants.
In the Bingo I had bingo in the last draw, but I didn’t knew about it, because draw 3 or 4 got apparently edited. I knew it was repeat from the previous round, but thanks to all the spam happening I missed the ediit entirely (probably expected that it’s natural to get new post 'cuz there were like 6-7 more in the mean time) … the automated system never said I had it and I never knew about it until I showed a fellow chronie my numbers and he told me that 19 has already been drafted. I don’t mind at all that, but someone else might. How is drawing random winner from random entries any different, while it actually makes it way easier for everyone involved.
Just maybe… maybe people should play more of their steam games instead of playing games to win yet another steam game. Just my two cents.
As exciting as the bingo was, I feel like the ticket raffle is fairest. It’s already been said by others, but time zones and schedules are going to leave people out. And leaving the time to a vote just means that the losing minority will never have a chance to play. Since I work from home, I have an availability advantage that’s going to be difficult to compete with.
The problem being solved by the giveaways is, in my view, somewhat orthogonal to the way you seem to be thinking of it. The fact is, people end up with games they don’t want (usually due to bundles), and it’s not doing anybody any good to just sit on them. A giveaway allows them to distribute those games to people who actually want them in a reasonably fair way (as opposed to the other methods sometimes used, like dumping the keys in a post, or just giving them to the first person who happens to be online and available to ask).
I know that really well and I gave up a bit thanks to @Gnuffi, but I don’t see how it’s more fascinating to play a game for a game instead of playing your back log instead, while entering a raffle. Different giveaways… different rules. The OP is asking for a vote and I give him what I think.
I would probably choose Bingo just because doing it live was really quite fun even though I was disqualified due to not noticing the two 65’s I had in my “O” column. OOPS. It was still fun to see all of the outcomes and who was going to win. Doing it live was just that more exciting. It is unfair to those who can’t attend live because then they get screwed over just because they weren’t able to be there for whatever reason. Which is really unfortunate since live is a lot of fun. It just felt like there was just more to Bingo just because of having it live. Now if they were all live I might choose something else. But, for now Bingo is my choice.
@onLooSe I’m sorry you had a negative experience. I corrected the mistake Drawing 4 asap. Two more winners announced a BINGO in that round so I thought people were still on track. I did make a post about it, so it’s unfortunate it was buried for you. There were five (5) winners on Drawing 8 and the last prize was claimed by an online player before the auto-reponder would’ve said BINGO on your behalf.