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Giveaways question/potential bug?

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So i'm experiencing something that makes it impossible to actually get a key from a giveaway, eventhough i'm 30+ level. Once a giveaway finally pops up (I check this daily), it says that it actually has been online for 15+ days, in the case of the Lightmatter steam giveaway it was actually 16+ days when I could view it. And of course when I did all keys were long gone.

Have other people experienced the same? Is it actually a fact that it was posted this long ago or is this info invalid and it was made public at the date I was able to view it instead of the 15+ days ago? I'm confused and a little annoyed since it makes little sense to miss everything for the past months. I mean, I could just be late to the party each time which is unfortunate but i'm afraid there's more to it.

Kind of similar bug when I view the forums (doesn't matter which one) that doesn't show up the newest post but after a while an refresh it actually does show them.... Somethings just not right, still, with this website =_=.

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Giveaway posts are created days/weeks before they go online. Then they are checked from the publisher of the game and if they are ok they go online at a specific time. In the case of the Lightmatter giveaway exactly at the publishing date.

 

But in the meanwhile its nearly impossible to get a useful gamekey from AWA giveaways because the level cap is too low and there are too many members with high level accounts for a very limited amount of keys.

 

My personal experience: I missed nearly every game key since I'm Master Level. So leveling up here just for better chances in getting gamekeys is rather pointless now.

 

Additional Info: This site has cashing issues since last summer. Recent posts are showing up 6-8 minutes after they go online. In the meanwhile they could have fixed this but thats just my opinion.


AxeAW said:

Giveaway posts are created days/weeks before they go online. Then they are checked from the publisher of the game and if they are ok they go online at a specific time. In the case of the Lightmatter giveaway exactly at the publishing date.

 

But in the meanwhile its nearly impossible to get a useful gamekey from AWA giveaways because the level cap is too low and there are too many members with high level accounts for a very limited amount of keys.

 

My personal experience: I missed nearly every game key since I'm Master Level. So leveling up here just for better chances in getting gamekeys is rather pointless now.

 

Additional Info: This site has cashing issues since last summer. Recent posts are showing up 6-8 minutes after they go online. In the meanwhile they could have fixed this but thats just my opinion.


Thanks for your response :D

Ah.... well that's not too great. I mean at least it's not bugged but having almost 0 chance at a key isn't great either.... :S Guess there's really no need to check anymore if this is truly the case.

Yeah well I can open a forum and after refreshing manually several posts actually pop up though they've been there for hours so instead of showing up immediately I miss out on new posts if I don't refresh. Really weird and yes this has been the case for so many months now it should've definitely been fixed by now.


You could try the AWA App for your phone - normally there should be alerts when giveaways are going online. As I don't have a smartphone I don't know if these alerts are working properly. But it's a chance :)


AxeAW said:

You could try the AWA App for your phone - normally there should be alerts when giveaways are going online. As I don't have a smartphone I don't know if these alerts are working properly. But it's a chance :)


Yeah I uninstalled that because I have no room on my phone for unlimited apps and that's the only reason I would use it. Might be an option for the future if I have enough storage at some point xD. Thanks for the tip anyway!


AxeAW said:

You could try the AWA App for your phone - normally there should be alerts when giveaways are going online. As I don't have a smartphone I don't know if these alerts are working properly. But it's a chance :)


Hah.... I actually have a new phone but this newest key giveaway is online, I see this on my pc but I didn't receive any notification through the app.... So that's completely useless :S. Nice idea but in reality....... ugh. There's not even a way to turn any notification on either, already looked at that when I downloaded the app and now I checked again. Really strange.


Ah no, there it was, 3 quarters of a day too late.... so yeah that's no way to make sure you'll see the giveaway on time. Guess it's all based on luck which is very strange since it takes SO long to get to masters and then giveaways are based on the coincidence of you actually viewing the website on the exact time the keys are released, otherswise you got nothing?