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Ah
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the weird rules for winning prizes always has kept me from being drawn into this even..
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Originally Posted by NKrader View Post

the weird rules for winning prizes always has kept me from being drawn into this even..

Which ones in particular?
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what do you find weird about the prize qualifications?
 
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the weird rules for winning prizes always has kept me from being drawn into this even..

There was a recent discussion about this.

There has to be some kind of BOINC related requirement for winning a prize, otherwise this just becomes a monthly freebie event - anyone on OCN could sign up and enter the prize draw without even running BOINC.

The various levels are set so that the more dedicated crunchers qualify for the best prizes. 500k isn't that high for BOINC, any reasonably decent GPU will easily put that out in a day on some projects, let alone two.

The total points and previous participation is there to encourage repeat events. It was first brought in for some of the "special" prizes in the 10 billion credit BGB.
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I don't like them either but, the prizes are just an added bonus anyway.
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Personally, I've always preferred the BGB's prize requirements to the FaT's; the required points are high enough that one has to actually participate, but not high enough that the prizes are out of reach to all but the most powerful systems.

In other news, are anyone else's DiRT WUs validating? I have almost 60 new units pending, and none have validated since last night...
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Personally, I've always preferred the BGB's prize requirements to the FaT's; the required points are high enough that one has to actually participate, but not high enough that the prizes are out of reach to all but the most powerful systems.

In other news, are anyone else's DiRT WUs validating? I have almost 60 new units pending, and none have validated since last night...

They are getting validated but slowly, at the moment I have 480 tasks waiting for validation smile.gif Mostly these new almost 20000 point tasks
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480 tasks pending. Jeez, lemme check mine.

Edit* Only 90 pending, about normal for me. But considering these WUs take longer I guess it should be lower than the previous WUs. So yea they are validating somewhat slowly.
Edited by Biorganic - 4/3/13 at 10:32am
 
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The various levels are set so that the more dedicated crunchers qualify for the best prizes. 500k isn't that high for BOINC, any reasonably decent GPU will easily put that out in a day on some projects, let alone two.

i dont crunch on gpu, never have after i burned up a few cards, also the cards that output decent points are out of my price range, plus i crunch for the fun build factor, id rather build a 2p opteron rig than buy a single gpu and install it..

but thats just me..

i think its funny that the people who make the "most" points (also called, have the most amount of fun money to spend on hardware, get the most chance at the best free stuff.


i understand that without rules everything becomes a free for all, i was just stating my opinion, also some projects are weighted differantly? correct? so i could make 500k points in like half the time with certain projects
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I don't like them either but, the prizes are just an added bonus anyway.
correct, but for me my team is XS, I would come over here to get in on the prizes which will benifit your team with a higher event score which correct me if im wrong, is the reason prizes are givin?
Edited by NKrader - 4/3/13 at 10:37am
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