Guild Lottery and Raffle

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Description:

This is an addon that lets you set up a guild lottery or raffle. The info such as price per ticket the amount of money in the lottery/raffle are up to you.

There has been talk about whether or not a Lottery addon is allowed according to blizz EULA, I hope the following link (a blizzard link) will put to rest the debate.

http:us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=27048

TLDR: If it's private, (ie within guild) it's ok, but you cannot advertise for it in public.

Warning:

Blizz does not save session data until you log off, so if you add a bunch of tickets to someone, and your wow crashes, you WILL lose the data.. It's a Blizz Issue I'm afraid, so make sure if you add tickets, don't go 10 hours without logging, just to be safe!

Donations:

Never necessary, always appreciated. Any donations will help me pay for school as I'm a poor college student ;-)

USER GUIDE:

go HERE for a guide on using the Guild Lottery Addon

BUGS/REQUESTS AND TODO LIST:

This is still a work in progress, uploads will be coming fast and furious, if you have bugs or requests, please post them at http://wow.curseforge.com/addons/guild-lottery/tickets/

Any bugs or requests not posted there will likely be deleted, as there are too many people who are commenting on stuff that is clearly in there, not trying to be a hardass, just trying to be organized :-)

LOCALIZATION:

Do you speak a language other than english?? PLEASE help me localize the language at http:wow.curseforge.com/addons/guild-lottery/localization/

CREDITS:

  • Programmers:
    • Malaron - Current Author
    • Reaper_029 - Original Author
    • SpunkyPup - Various fixes including calendar integration
  • Translators: (Anyone who contributed 10% or more)
    • French - MysteroG
    • German - Ronnerich
    • Russian - Grayzer, Foxdale
    • Spanish - MazarbulZero
    • Portuguese - Gnomin

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  • Avatar of Inmognito Inmognito Jun 06, 2013 at 13:46 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi Malaron! Our guild is loving this add-on... and it might just be me (user error) but I'm not sure how to fix the problem we are experiencing... I set the lottery for a max of 20 tickets. Someone in guild sends me 40 gold, I scan the mail, and that person is credited with 40 tickets, even tho they get a message saying they have -20 tickets still available. Is there a way to stop them from being able to purchase more tickets, and just put the excess in the pot? We don't want someone to be able to buy 5k tickets and stack the odds in their favor, statistically speaking! We tested it to be sure, and the person who sent 40g (and got 40 tickets) won on one of the tickets they should not have been allowed to purchase. Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to provide! Avengelyne, GM of Inmognito

  • Avatar of malaron malaron Jun 02, 2013 at 22:52 UTC - 0 likes

    Wow apparently I haven't gone through the tickets in a while and there's quite a few there I don't recognize, I'll go through them over the next couple days and get them all fixed :-)

  • Avatar of twistitman twistitman Dec 20, 2012 at 23:47 UTC - 0 likes

    i accidently added a name for a lotto ticket that was the wrong name how do i remove it?

  • Avatar of malaron malaron Oct 23, 2011 at 04:09 UTC - 0 likes

    @Sparty83: Go

    Basically if they were on when you set up the tickets, OR they logged on at some time afterwards while you were on, it is blue.. Blue represents the fact that the addon has whispered them and given them a 'receipt' of sorts.. Orange means that they were offline when you set them up with tickets, and they haven't been on at the same time as you since :-)

  • Avatar of Sparty83 Sparty83 Oct 19, 2011 at 22:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey there, been using this addon for a few weeks now but I have a question.

    The players names are either orange or blue and I was wondering what the colour represents.

    I only ask this as the peoples names in orange are the only winners. Maybe this is just random but I couldn't find anything about what the different colours meant anywhere.

    Many Thanks

  • Avatar of Hascal Hascal Aug 23, 2011 at 04:00 UTC - 0 likes

    I posted this question/bug on the curse page, but figured since I just donated, I'd post it here.... my guild is hooked on this addon.

    I created a raffle, but made a mistake, so I deleted it. Now when I try to recreate it, it doesn't appear on the calendar. Ive tried disabling/re-enabling, reloading UI, logging out/in, rebooting..... etc.. Note... the original raffle DID post on our calendar, so it worked when the raffle was first created. When I click the raffle tab, the date/prizes are still listed in the fields. So I click new raffle, and select the date, but nothing happens. I cant uninstall/reinstall, because we have a couple lotteries running, and a bunch of people have already bought a lot of tickets, so I don't wanna lose that info.

    As a newly appointed GM, I really want to use this addon a lot. Guildies have a blast with the lottery. Now im trying to raffle off a couple bags filled with pets, and am unable to create the raffle. My guildies keep asking when im gonna announce the raffle.

    Anyway, thx for such a great GM tool! Cant wait to see all the features that get added in the future.

  • Avatar of malaron malaron Aug 21, 2011 at 22:27 UTC - 0 likes

    You cannot remove people as that would screw up the random roll, the only time it currently removes people is when you create a new lottery/raffle via the button.. Eventually you'll be able to remove people but it will take a lot of modification to make the code error check :-)

  • Avatar of mikeylegg mikeylegg Aug 21, 2011 at 22:19 UTC - 0 likes

    I cannot figure out how to remove people from the list of lottery tickets

  • Avatar of geekishpirate geekishpirate Aug 08, 2011 at 20:58 UTC - 0 likes

    I have a few problems with the spam this causes. 7-10 lines of text in guild chat is simply too much. Luckily, I have dabbled in coding and can probably figure this out myself, but others might not be so lucky.

Facts

Date created
Aug 16, 2009
Categories
Last update
Jan 22, 2013
Development stage
Beta
Language
  • deDE
  • enUS
  • esES
  • frFR
  • ptBR
  • ruRU
License
All Rights Reserved
Curse link
Guild Lottery and Raffle
Downloads
33,771
Recent files
  • B: v2.1.5 Beta for 5.1.0 Jan 22, 2013
  • A: r85 for 5.1.0 Jan 22, 2013
  • B: v2.1.4 Beta for 5.0.4 Sep 09, 2012
  • A: r83 for 5.0.4 Sep 09, 2012
  • A: r82 for 4.3 Mar 18, 2012

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