Can I setup a lottery in game? — Guild Wars 2 Forums

Can I setup a lottery in game?

Hi,

As the title asks, "Can I setup a lottery in game"? Specific to my guild, thus only members would be able to 'compete' and be able to win a set amount based on the the amount of numbers they have correct ~ The same way lotto works normally.

I have read through terms of service and such and I can't find anything that states this is illegal, but I'd rather ask first before being banned :P

The idea is that X% of purchases would go towards guild hall upgrades, and obviously I won't force members to do it.

PS: I hope this was the correct place to post this question, This seemed the most relevant :)

Thanks,
xFrenzy47x

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  • Hynax.9536Hynax.9536 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 4, 2019

    As long as the money (gold) stays inside the game i can't see why it would be illegal. You're free to do wathever you want with your gold inside the game as long as it is not related to some kind of exchange or commerce outside of the game. B)

  • Sweet :D Thanks :)

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    You can do it and I've known guilds who have done it previously. Bear in mind players can only withdraw a maximum of 500g per week from mail or guild banks (combined) so that might limit your options.

    If it's a guild lottery you could assign a section of the guild bank for members to deposit the money into, then give only the winner withdrawl permissions to let them take their winnings, then remove the withdrawl permission afterwards. But even doing it that way if it's a weekly lottery your prize can't be more than 500g.

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  • Ben K.6238Ben K.6238 Member ✭✭✭✭

    ANet can't guarantee anything about player-run lotteries so they're held at entrants' own risk. I don't think it's likely they'll forbid them though, unless the rules actually do breach the terms of service.

  • Wanze.8410Wanze.8410 Member ✭✭✭

    should be ok but maybe you want to make sure that everybody is 18 years of age, who participates

  • ugrakarma.9416ugrakarma.9416 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 4, 2019

    i didnt know how this called in english, is this what ppl call "raffle"? i had seen guilds doing a lot in-game, and seems OK with game rules.

    main pvp: Khel the Undead(power reaper).

  • Trise.2865Trise.2865 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 5, 2019

    It's not technically illegal, but you should be straight with your guild about what you intend to do with the rest of that money. They might not be so keen on throwing money at you just because you're offering prizes, if they're smart.

    If we want ANet to step up their game, then we must step up ours.

  • Game of Bones.8975Game of Bones.8975 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I hope you can come up with a way to make it transparent who wins.
    Just so no one can call you and your guild playing favorites and lose good players over an internal game.
    Best of luck.

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  • Ubi.4136Ubi.4136 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I wish we still had the old forums, because there was a post from Gaile about them. I don't remember what they said, but I thought it was along the lines of they would rather you didn't. Maybe some of the search gurus can help find that one.

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  • @Ubi.4136 said:
    I wish we still had the old forums, because there was a post from Gaile about them. I don't remember what they said, but I thought it was along the lines of they would rather you didn't. Maybe some of the search gurus can help find that one.

    You can search the archived forums yourself, as the 'Search' feature actually works there.
    https://forum-en.gw2archive.eu/

    Good luck.

  • @Danikat.8537 said:
    You can do it and I've known guilds who have done it previously. Bear in mind players can only withdraw a maximum of 500g per week from mail or guild banks (combined) so that might limit your options.

    If it's a guild lottery you could assign a section of the guild bank for members to deposit the money into, then give only the winner withdrawl permissions to let them take their winnings, then remove the withdrawl permission afterwards. But even doing it that way if it's a weekly lottery your prize can't be more than 500g.

    I was thinking if it got to that point, they'd have to be fine with getting their winnings in installments :P

    @Wanze.8410 said:
    should be ok but maybe you want to make sure that everybody is 18 years of age, who participates

    Hmmm, the gambling in game ~ the ones in Path of Fire... Are those blocked for people under 18?

    @Trise.2865 said:
    It's not technically illegal, but you should be straight with your guild about what you intend to do with the rest of that money. They might not be so keen on throwing money at you just because you're offering prizes, if they're smart.

    The plan currently is that 10% of the purchase goes to the guild, the rest goes into the prize pool.
    Gold that isn't won stays in the pool, until the next draw happens.

    @Game of Bones.8975 said:
    I hope you can come up with a way to make it transparent who wins.
    Just so no one can call you and your guild playing favorites and lose good players over an internal game.
    Best of luck.

    The idea is that I'll use some online random generator to generate the winning numbers and record the screen whilst doing it.

  • "Lotteries" are so easily manipulated and abused. Surely you can come up with some other method for spreading the wealth.

  • Ubi.4136Ubi.4136 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:

    @Ubi.4136 said:
    I wish we still had the old forums, because there was a post from Gaile about them. I don't remember what they said, but I thought it was along the lines of they would rather you didn't. Maybe some of the search gurus can help find that one.

    You can search the archived forums yourself, as the 'Search' feature actually works there.
    https://forum-en.gw2archive.eu/

    Good luck.

    Oh cool, didnt realize we could still get to the old forum. Thanks.

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    For the geographically challenged, yes, Tarnished Coast is located IN the Maguuma Jungle.

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