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<s>I would like to officially announce the...

Psypoke Summer Trivia Challenge!

Starting Saturday, June 2nd, I will be hosting a series of 12 weekly trivias! I will give out weekly prizes (see a little below), with a special prize for whoever finishes with the most points at the end!

Times/Dates

(green means completed)

Saturday, June 2nd 7:30 PM EST - Wrap-up Posted
Saturday, June 9th 7:30 PM EST - Wrap-up Posted
Saturday, June 16th 7:30 PM EST - Wrap-up Posted
Saturday, June 30th 7:30 PM EST

Saturday, July 7th 7:30 PM EST [FINISHED]
Prizes

Weekly Prizes

First Place [1000 Psybucks, Trivia King/Queen Rank, special trainer card ribbon, temporary operator status in #psypoke]
Second Place [500 Psybucks, special trainer card ribbon, temporary voice status in #psypoke]
Third Place [250 Psybucks, special trainer card ribbon]

Everyone who places lower than third that appears on the scorecard will receive a participation ribbon and 20 Psybucks for each point. If the first place winner is an admin, the next highest placing participant will receive the op. If the second place winner is a moderator, the next highest placing contestant will receive the voice status, unless that person won the op, and then the next highest placing participant will receive the voice.

Final Prizes!

After all 14 trivias are finished, the highest placing contestants will receive the following prizes!

<center>GRAND PRIZE
A copy of Emerald, Diamond or Pearl!
OR
A $25 Best Buy Gift Card
Winner's choice
it will be a used copy

Runner-up
A Pokemon Diamond and Pearl TCG booster pack!
OR
A $5 Best Buy Gift Card

Third Place
10,000 Psybucks, a Rank Change voucher, a 100x100 Avatar Voucher, and a Name Change Voucher
Each voucher is one-time use only

Fourth Place
5,000 Psybucks, and your choice of any one of the vouchers the third place winner receives.</center>

If the first and second place winners choose to do so, they may take the third place prize in lieu of what would be their prize.

Rules

1. Do not use the /me command, or anything similar.
2. Do not use any reference materials to aid you, such as the Psydex or a game guide. Anyone caught cheating will be ineligible for all prizes.
3. Do not do anything overly stupid or irritating, like saying "YES" when I say Ready.
4. Do not use the /me command, or anything similar.
5. Type out all single digit numbers. If the answer is 1, type out One. If the answer is 3, type out Three. If the answer is 10, then 10 or ten would be acceptable, and so on.
6. You may guess as many times as you wish, unless the question states otherwise.
7. To earn any prizes, you must use your forum name at trivia.
8. Do not use the /me command, or anything similar.
9. The host's decisions are final. If you complain excessively, I will put you on ignore.

How To Play

Trivia will be held on the chats server in the #psypoketrivia channel. To get there, use the java applet found here.

You could also use a IRC chat program (this is the best one) and connect to the DarkMyst server (irc.darkmyst.org port 6667) and join #psypoketrivia.

If you are having troubles, please ask inside the #psypoke chat room.

FAQs

1. Does typing matter?
As long as I can make out the words. "pachrisui" would be fine since it's clear that you actually mean "Pachirisu". Trying to pass off something like "pahvrrtu" as Pachirisu will not work.

2. Will "freezing" be in effect?
Yes, participants will be frozen for every fifth point they get. While frozen, that person is not allowed to answer. If they make a serious answer while frozen, they will have one point taken from their total.

3. How will you ship prizes outside the United States?
This was a really good queston. Unfortunately, the answer is: I can't. I don't see any scenario in which I can afford to do this. I really should have thought about this beforehand, and I'm sorry to all the non-Americans out there who hoped to win the prize. I will look into ways to work around this, but I just don't see any way to do it at the moment.

(more will be added as they are asked)</s>


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Um... why did you put down the rule "Do not use the /me comand, or anything similar." down three times?

<FS> it was for emphasisemphasisemphasis

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For emphasis, probably.

For a question, are we doing freezing or not? (answered)

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1. Are all the questions Pokemon related?
2. How long, approximately, will the Trivia take?

Oh and thank you for adding those 4:30 EST ones, now I can participate.

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All questions are pokemon related

Trivias take approximately one hour. Sometimes an extra 15-30 minutes.
You can leave in the middle, need be - your points will still be kept.

Thank you for making june 2nd's 7:30 (I have a major test that day)


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Ohcrap. *sets alarm for 4:30am*
Looks like I'll just be turning up for the 7:30 ones, because I'm twelve hours ahead and all...
Still...

Question!
Will there be Lightning Rounds and Minute Madnesses? Or any other special rounds like those?

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How do the test identify who is playing it? Do we have to go to a test page and sign in, or is it on the forum itself?


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can someone post the commands to get to the trivia again {answered}

edit: what is the /me command


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I don't like the fact that caught cheaters are only excluded from the grand prize. I think they should be completely banned from trivia. Or, at least the one they're caught at. It's just not fair to the people who actually KNOW the answers, and deserve the prizes they worked hard for.

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Hmm A copy of D/P eh...? GREAT, Now alls I gotta do is getta DS...

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At the request of JordanW

For those who don't want to use a JAVA Applet, some instructions for mIRC (more explicit):

1.) Go to mIRC.com, and download mIRC
2.) Install the program
3.) Now open, put in your nickname and email address
4.) Click OK. Now you will see a white screen/box. Type:
Code:
/server irc.darkmyst.org

5.) when it connects, type:
Code:
/join #psypoketrivia




Ok, quick question - can we sell any vouchers we aren't using?
Also, how would you get the game to us? You'd need ouor real mailing address, no?
Oh, and another question (this one about the trainer card ribbon) - is the ribbon on for only the week, or forever?


StevensNightmare wrote:
How do the test identify who is playing it? Do we have to go to a test page and sign in, or is it on the forum itself?


You use your forum name as your username.


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how do you award points first to type answer or everyone who answers right gets a point?


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Say for example:

I'm a Filipino (which i really am) and I live in the Philippines (Duh! that's where Filipinos Live) and I won the Contest and get the copy of either E,D or P Will i recieve the copy you know as a Filipino? Will you guys ship it to me? air travel? Any kind of transportation that would get the game here into my country......

I gotta get up at 7:30 am to join the Trivia..........

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I live in england and I'm not good at calculating the whole time thing
what time would it be on in english time

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Alucard wrote:
how do you award points first to type answer or everyone who answers right gets a point?


As stated in the rules (at least, I think it's there), the first person whose correct answer shows up on the screen of the person running the trivia gets the points. It doesn't matter if it shows up that you got it first on your screen, if you're not first on the trivia-master's screen, you don't get the points.

eevee-master wrote:
I live in england and I'm not good at calculating the whole time thing
what time would it be on in english time


Click on the links on the time in the first post to see what time the trivia is at around the world.

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Good luck to everyone! I am joining if I remember.. I want Pearl xD I own Diamond, but I want Pearl, because you can catch Glameow. :3

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Could Someone out there answer my question???? I live in the Philippines and I was wondering.... If i get the grand prize... will you guys (E4 or anyone responsible for giving out prizes) ship it to me???? If not... I'll settle for the Psybuck Award (answered)

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1: If you have spaces in your forum name, will an underline resemble the space?

2: Just to clarify; if you are like me, and already own D,P, and Emerald, will there be a choice for FR/LG/R/S? {Not that I have a chance... (yes, you could choose R/S/LG/FR, but no others)

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I have anotther question, If I came first, the first prize would be unavailable to me, like you said, because I live in UK. I personally would rather have the 3rd/4th place prize. Would it be possible to exchange prizes? I really want to change my name, and have a custom rank.

Also, although it's not really related, would the 100x100 avie be a one avatar only or we can keep changing it?

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Final Prizes!

After all 14 trivias are finished, the highest placing contestants will receive the following prizes!

<center>GRAND PRIZE
A copy of Emerald, Diamond or Pearl!
Winner's choice
it will be a used copy

Runner-up
A Pokemon Diamond and Pearl TCG booster pack!

Third Place
10,000 Psybucks, a Rank Change voucher, a 100x100 Avatar Voucher, and a Name Change Voucher
Each voucher is one-time use only

Fourth Place
5,000 Psybucks, and your choice of any one of the vouchers the third place winner receives.</center>

If the first and second place winners choose to do so, they may take the third place prize in lieu of what would be their prize.



3rd place gets all 3 vouchers (name change, rank change, and avatar).
Seeing as the avatar voucher is one time use, i would assume that that means that you can only do it once, for one avie.

I have another question - lets say I won second place. Someone who I know is in dier need of the cards, but i want to cut down on shipping. And they won 3rd place. Can we exchange prizes ((s)he would get the tcg, i would get the nvouchers + psybucks)?
And, can we sell our vouchers? Or give them away (like, I don't want a huge avie - can i give the voucher to a fellow psypokian)?


And, another question - why not just send like a giftcard from nintendo? Like, something that fits in an envelope, and can only be used for RSE, FrLg, or DP? And then nintendo reimburses. Lower shipping, not as bulky. In fact, why not just send the giftcard to whoever (for those in america, this would mean gamestop/ebgames/toys-r-us). That way, its less shipping, and less liability (the game can't be damaged in shipping). Just a thought.


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How are the Reality Items going to get to the user? By mail or something?

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hey i just want to know that... the first trivia is passed and.. can we join in the second trivia or not?? (answered)


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What time will the trivia start MST?


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Umm... My question wasn't really answered. I asked if we could exchange 1st or Second place prizes for 3rd or fourth place prizes.

Also, those cards, although at first they seem like a good idea, I see a problem with them. $ are the currency of America, people living outside of america probably wont use $ at all, or at least not american ones. So basically, that card would be useless to me, especially seeing as D/P isn't out yet and Fr/Lg/E/R/S aren't in shops anymore in UK. It is incredibly likely, no, definate, local shops won't take those cards. We use £'s in Britain. Also, the TCG cards/Games cost different prices, the games being £25 would be $50 at the current exchange rate(approx) and the TCG cards would be $6ish.

I personally would prefer to have a Rank or Voice status or alot of Psybucks or a Name change voucher to be honest,and also, like I said, the games aren't out et in most of the world, just Japan and America.

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