Community Giveaways (Beta) are here!

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https://www.alienwarearena.com/community-giveaways

Due to the popularity of the community giveaways forum board, we've been working on a tool to allow members to create their own Community Giveaways on the site. Some of the things you'll notice about this new feature: 

  1. Only Tier 2+ members can currently create a Community Giveaway. To better ensure quality, we have limited the ability to create a Community Giveaway to members that know the ins-and-outs of the site a bit more. Sorry new members and Tier 1 members still working their way to Tier 2 :( 
  2. You must have your Steam account linked to your Alienware Arena account. "Why?" you may ask... The feature is built so that the backend system can check for two things: 
    • A member can't enter a Community Giveaway for a game they already own on Steam. 
    • When a member wins and claims their key, the system will check their Steam account within 72 hours of claiming the key to ensure they've redeemed the key. If they don't, they will be suspended from the Community Giveaway feature and can be eventually banned. 

As the feature is in a beta phase, we'll be working to improve it over time based on how the community engages with it and what feedback they may have. 

For additional information, check out the Community Giveaways FAQ here.

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Interstellar

The link is formatted wrong lol. At least whenever I click it, Firefox redirects me to "https://www.alienwarearena.com/community-giveaways%C2%A0%C2%A0" instead of "https://www.alienwarearena.com/community-giveaways", which throws an error of page not found. Community Giveaways FAQ also redirects to incorrect link with the correct link, "https://www.alienwarearena.com/page/community-giveaways-faq", being nested within it.



Overlord
herbsprovence said: 3m

The link is formatted wrong lol. At least whenever I click it, Firefox redirects me to "https://www.alienwarearena.com/community-giveaways%C2%A0%C2%A0" instead of "https://www.alienwarearena.com/community-giveaways", which throws an error of page not found. Community Giveaways FAQ also redirects to incorrect link with the correct link, "https://www.alienwarearena.com/page/community-giveaways-faq", being nested within it.

Thanks for those catches. Should be updated and working.




Interstellar

this looks great, hopefully winners actually redeem the key on the account unlike the game vault users which many end up selling the key or trading it :) 




Lord of the Mangoes

Hi Lampy, nice site feature!

BTW, not sure if it's intended or not, but the NA version of that page doesn't show the most up-to-date version https://na.alienwarearena.com/community-giveaways

Hmm maybe I'm mistaken - possible that each region has their own pages

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Interstellar
twinpeaksonsteam said: 32m

this looks great, hopefully winners actually redeem the key on the account unlike the game vault users which many end up selling the key or trading it :)

You must have your Steam account linked to your Alienware Arena account. "Why?" you may ask... The feature is built so that the backend system can check for two things: 

  • A member can't enter a Community Giveaway for a game they already own on Steam. 
  • When a member wins and claims their key, the system will check their Steam account within 72 hours of claiming the key to ensure they've redeemed the key. If they don't, they will be suspended from the Community Giveaway feature and can be eventually banned. 

 As per the post, should reduce a significant amount of abuse. Only problem I see is if Tier 1's are able to join the giveaways and the steam account linked has no requirements. If so they can just create dummy AWA and steam accounts and enter giveaways. If an account gets banned, who cares. People participating by creating can just create their own ARP threshold so that should deter the keys that are the most valuable in terms of re-sale value and games people really want to play.

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