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  • Phattso 28 Nov 2017 14:27:04 22,091 posts
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    Well this has picked up a little. 15 peeps now. We only managed 18 last year, so we're in with a shout of beating that. A little birdie tells me some of the games in the pot this year are very, very decent indeed. And there'sone completely off-the-wall (and entirely too generous) submission that will make someone a very happy bunny indeed*.





    * it's not surprise sex
  • Garfy 28 Nov 2017 14:31:57 1,291 posts
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    Phattso wrote:
    And there'sone completely off-the-wall (and entirely too generous) submission that will make someone a very happy bunny indeed*.
    Sign me up!

    Phattso wrote:* it's not surprise sex
    Oh well, I suppose you can still sign me up anyway ;)
  • the_dudefather 28 Nov 2017 14:35:07 10,490 posts
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    I ran out of copies of Bad Rats a while ago so I'm not responsible for any of those if they show up
  • Rusty_M 28 Nov 2017 17:26:19 6,744 posts
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    Sent my contribution directly through Steam. Hope you got it
  • Sharz 28 Nov 2017 18:33:19 1,715 posts
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    Think we are using steam codes this year rather than sending via steam due to changes in how gifting works.
  • Rusty_M 28 Nov 2017 19:12:56 6,744 posts
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    Er... Shit.
  • Rusty_M 28 Nov 2017 19:18:00 6,744 posts
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    If it's not going to work, I can cancel the gifts and shop around
  • Phattso 28 Nov 2017 20:56:45 22,091 posts
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    I'm sure Gift Bot is going to run some experiments in the next day or so to establish what works and what doesn't with Steam gifting. Stay tuned. :)
  • Rusty_M 28 Nov 2017 21:19:29 6,744 posts
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    Cool. Won't cancel/refund just yet.
  • jamievilla 28 Nov 2017 23:11:47 835 posts
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    Let me know the best way to send stuff, I've got some gifts in my inventory still but happy to pick up a few keys if needed too.
  • Salaman 29 Nov 2017 07:49:32 22,857 posts
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    I didn't realize they have changed how gifting works. I had a few games in my inventory still, which I gifted to the EG-Super_Gift_Bot.

    Edited by Salaman at 08:53:05 29-11-2017
  • EG_Super_Gift_Bot 29 Nov 2017 08:55:34 69 posts
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    *BLEEP*

    ANALYSIS COMPLETE.

    SOME GIFTS CAN BE ADDED TO INVENTORY FO RE-GIFTING, SOME CANNOT.

    FLUID COGNITION CIRCUITS SUGGESTS THAT GIFTS THAT WERE PURCHASED BEFORE THE "GREAT VALVE 'FUCK YOU' TO CONSUMERS" CAN STILL BE RE-GIFTED, BUT MORE RECENT PURCHASES CANNOT.

    BOT HAS DECLINED GIFTS THAT COULD NOT BE RE-GIFTED.

    BOT HAS ACCEPTED GIFTS THAT CAN BE RE-GIFTED.

    REPORT CONCLUDED.

    *BLOOP*
  • Rusty_M 29 Nov 2017 09:02:34 6,744 posts
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    Ok. I'll have a shop and find something after work tonight. Hopefully get as good value!
  • Captain_Toad 29 Nov 2017 09:14:00 388 posts
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    @EG_Super_Gift_Bot

    Did you recieve my gifts?*



    *a bag of dog poop
  • EG_Super_Gift_Bot 29 Nov 2017 09:32:32 69 posts
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    @Captain_Toad ALL SUBMISSIONS VIA EG PM HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AND SOLD ON TO RUSSIAN EBAY SCALPERS...

    ...REDACT...

    ...REDACT...

    ...REDACT...

    ....STORED FOR SAFEKEEPING UNTIL ADVENT PROTOCOL IS ENGAGED.

    YOUR SUBMISSIONS ARE AMONG THEM.
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 29 Nov 2017 10:12:53 47,258 posts
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    EG_Super_Gift_Bot has a sellers account on G2A. Just thought you should all know.
  • Salaman 29 Nov 2017 10:46:42 22,857 posts
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    Top Tip! If you buy a 4-pack for a game you can still gift them through steam. :-)
  • Rusty_M 29 Nov 2017 22:54:40 6,744 posts
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    Okay, I think I got it right this time
  • brokenkey 30 Nov 2017 13:55:39 9,128 posts
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    Rusty_M wrote:
    Ok. I'll have a shop and find something after work tonight. Hopefully get as good value!
    Couldn't you just gift them to the nominated advent owner, once the Bot has allocated them? It's not secret santa.
  • Phattso 30 Nov 2017 14:10:06 22,091 posts
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    That's a good suggestion. I hear whispers that there were some great games offered up...

    ...and some real shitters! ;-D
  • rice_sandwich 30 Nov 2017 14:17:50 3,391 posts
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    @Phattso

    Is the murd....er.... super bot kicking things off tomorrow?
  • Phattso 30 Nov 2017 14:19:55 22,091 posts
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    I think the way its algorithms work is that it counts back from the 25th the number of days equal to the number of participants. So at present we'd be starting around the middle of next week I think.

    If we got a sudden flurry of interested parties then it might start sooner.

    Of course, a little birdie tells me that not everyone has coughed up their keys yet, so that'd need to happen first. :)
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 30 Nov 2017 14:46:53 31,562 posts
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    Just to be clear, anything bought on Steam today wouldn't be of any use because they can't be re-gifted?
  • Phattso 30 Nov 2017 14:48:51 22,091 posts
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    To be clear, if you wanted to go that route you'd have to send the gift to the recipient directly. So they'd know who it came from. And if it's shit they'll know who to blame.

    Send it as a key, and all the blame goes on the murde...gift bot. :)

    My preference would be to keep it on the down-low. It's sort of nice not knowing. But happy to go with whatever works for you guys.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 30 Nov 2017 15:03:57 2,086 posts
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    I'm happier having sent my key to the bot. Not so much because I'm fussed about anonymity, but because it means I don't have to feel guilty when I inevitably forget the day when I'm supposed to send my key to somebody.
  • brokenkey 30 Nov 2017 15:10:18 9,128 posts
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    I'd advise pragmatism - if you've found that the key you bought can't be gifted via an intermediary, then don't spend more money, hand the key over directly. This is about fun, not bankrupting people.
  • Phattso 30 Nov 2017 15:16:52 22,091 posts
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    That's more than a little dramatic isn't it? DRAMA IS NOT IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT! :)

    We've already suggested that if people want to gift directly they can.
  • rice_sandwich 30 Nov 2017 15:20:22 3,391 posts
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    But enjoying the Christmas / *insert festival of your choice spirit is MANDATORY. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Captain_Toad 30 Nov 2017 16:13:49 388 posts
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    brokenkey wrote:
    I'd advise pragmatism - if you've found that the key you bought can't be gifted via an intermediary, then don't spend more money, hand the key over directly. This is about fun, not bankrupting people.
    Or refund the steam key and grab it elsewhere.  You will probably pay less if you just buy the key from a reseller. 
  • Rusty_M 30 Nov 2017 17:46:41 6,744 posts
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    The Steam Keys were automatically refunded when the bot declined the gift.
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