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Donors for November 22, 2014

Today was a nice giveaway. No problems at all. We had a lot of great items to give as well. I got a large donation of DOFF packs from someone so in all likelihood you will see a few given away each day for some time.

One other thing I was to address here which doesn’t really have to do with the giveaway. There is a troll that has been harassing several players for some time now. Some of you know him as @joecool82 while others know him as @diabolica191 or @diabo1ical91. He also has been known to use other parody names as well. One thing I want to make clear is that there is another player named Esteban@diabolical91 that is NOT part of this person’s trolling activities. In fact, the real Esteban has been a target of this troll for about a month now, making parody accounts to bully and harass him.

Last night, I was finally able to get in touch with the leadership of a fleet called Omega Primary. The @joecool82 account was part of this fleet. After speaking with the leadership and showing them what this troll was doing, they immediately removed him from their fleet. They seem like good people so I want to make sure you all realize that they are NOT part of @joecool82′s trolling ways. As of right now, I have been able to get the community manager Captain Smirk involved in the investigation into the behavior of this player. I know some of you might be thinking he is just another troll, but he has gone beyond trolling and taken this into something that some might call criminal. He purposely creates fake, parody accounts for the sole purpose of harassing other players and ruining the reputation of a handful of us more popular and well known players.

Last night, after Omega Primary removed him from their fleet, he started in on me. He spammed fleet map invites and private challenges for over 4 hours. I am not kidding. Yes, really. Over 4 hours. Speaking to other players, they have been through similar situations where this player will spam them for hours on end, probably with the use of a macro or script that is programmed to spam the invites / request as long as they are running.

This sort of behavior is completely unacceptable. Even for a troll, this is pushing the boundaries of criminal action. Why? He is using the game and the Cryptic servers to stalk, bully, and harass players; in many cases, non stop.

If you have been a victim of this player and his harassment, I urge you to make your voice her on the forums. You can check out the thread by clicking here. Remember, you cannot name and shame on the forums so you have to keep the name out of the posts you make. Keep in mind though that Smirk is aware of this situation and has several of the names of the accounts this player uses. Express your concerns there. We need to come together as a community to rid ourselves of this troll once and for all. Also make sure you file a ticket through the standard means. Once they see your name on the forums as a victim, they can pool our names together and collect all the tickets that have been submitted because of this person. I think we may get somewhere on this because, at this point, the troll is costing Cryptic money now by having to have someone going through all these tickets.

I sincerely hope this issue is resolved. Also, here is a short video I put together after her was kicked from his fleet.

Now that this is all said, here are your donors for the giveaway today!

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Here are some additional screen shots of the troll at work. (Notice he is using parody accounts to harass) He also made a fake fleet using the Saint Olivia name. Keep in mind there is only ONE Saint Olivia fleet.

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Donors for November 21, 2014

Today was a very good giveaway. Practically no problems. We had the random angry person, but we are used to that by now. Remember, it’s pointless to engage them so just stick them on ignore. Your day will be brighter for it.

Friendly reminder, I cannot have a conversation during the giveaway. It is simply not possible with all the whispers I am getting. Best thing you can do is send me a mail or ask a question on my  Spring.me accounts.

If you are new to the giveaway, you will want to go over the rules which are posted here.

Here are your donors for the day. A big thank you to Blackwing Task Force fleet for donating many of the items we gave away today. Also a special thanks to Suran for donated the TR116B! A special shout out to Club Noob fleet for adding in a monetary donation along with several items. I will include a picture of their logo after the donor names!

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And of course…Raquel.

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Donors for November 19, 2014

Today was an odd giveaway. I asked a very hard question. I had warned that it would be hard. In case you were there to see it, the question was:

“When the 3rd most reactive metal’s ions bombard Curium, it gives you this element which then decays into this other element. Name all three unnamed Elements. 20 Seconds. ONE answer per person. Go.”

The correct answer was Calcium, Livermorium, Flerovium.

No one got it. No one was even close. It was a very hard question, but that was the point. I made the mistake of asking a much easier, and as I have come to see, a debatable question: “Name 4 elements that were named after scientists.”

I got a ton of answers, but one person tried to argue that Samarium should be considered a correct answer. He is why it is not. Samarium was named after a mineral and not directly after a scientist. The person arguing the point with me named Vasili Samarsky-Bykhovets as the person the element was named after. The mineral Samaskite was named after him. That element was then used to name Samarium. The argument was since that mineral was used to name Samarium, it was indirectly named after Samarsky. The key word here is “indirectly.” They did not understand that part of the situation. And, if you want to get technical, Samarsky was not a scientist. He was simply a minerals and mining engineer that granted access to the mines he looked after. He did not at anytime study Samarium and was not a scientist. I hope this can put the argument to rest.

Friendly reminder, I cannot have a conversation during the giveaway. It is simply not possible with all the whispers I am getting. Best thing you can do is send me a mail or ask a question on my  Spring.me accounts.

If you are new to the giveaway, you will want to go over the rules which are posted here.

Here are your donors for the day. A big thank you to Blackwing Task Force fleet for donating many of the items we gave away today. ALso a special thanks to Suran for donated the TR116B!

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And here is something to make you laugh.

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Donors for November 18, 2014

Today’s giveaway was really great! We had some nice items and plenty of new people participated. I also changed up the final item question a little and people liked it. I am gonna see about setting the question as a riddle every now and then just to keep things fresh.

Friendly reminder, I cannot have a conversation during the giveaway. It is simply not possible with all the whispers I am getting. Best thing you can do is send me a mail or ask a question on my  Spring.me accounts.

If you are new to the giveaway, you will want to go over the rules which are posted here.

Here are your donors for the day. A big thank you to Blackwing Task Force fleet for donating many of the items we gave away today, including a ship upgrade token.

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And remember, don’t eat too many sweets or you might end up with…

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Donors for November 16, 2014

Today was a pretty good day! Lots of new people and a lot of excitement over the final question. If you have a final question you would like me to use, feel free to send it to me via in game mail. Remember, we are currently focusing on the elements so one of them must be the answer.

Friendly reminder, I cannot have a conversation during the giveaway. It is simply not possible with all the whispers I am getting. Best thing you can do is send me a mail or ask a question on my  Spring.me accounts.

If you are new to the giveaway, you will want to go over the rules which are posted here.

Here are your donors for the day. If you have an in-game channel you would like me to mention in the giveaway, drop me a note and I will try to get it mentioned!

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Donors for November 15, 2014

Today was a tiring giveaway. I went a little longer than I normally do. I am trying to empty out all the MK II stuff I have. It seems I am getting a massive influx of that stuff; probably because it is easy to come by.

Friendly reminder, I cannot have a conversation during the giveaway. It is simply not possible with all the whispers I am getting. Best thing you can do is send me a mail or ask a question on my  Spring.me accounts.

If you are new to the giveaway, you will want to go over the rules which are posted here.

Here are your donors for the day. If you have an in-game channel you would like me to mention in the giveaway, drop me a note and I will try to get it mentioned!

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Donors for November 14, 2014

Today started slow but ended well. I need to work more on the final questions. It seems they are getting a bit too easy.

Friendly reminder, I cannot have a conversation during the giveaway. It is simply not possible with all the whispers I am getting. Best thing you can do is send me a mail or ask a question on my  Spring.me accounts.

If you are new to the giveaway, you will want to go over the rules which are posted here.

Here are your donors for the day. If you have an in-game channel you would like me to mention in the giveaway, drop me a note and I will try to get it mentioned!

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Here is Angie showing off her boobs. Okay, maybe not.

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Donors for November 12, 2014

Today was a strange day. Reminder, please do not use multiple accounts to try and up your chances of getting items. That is not only underhanded, but unethical. I want these items to go to people who will really use them and not just sell. If I see you using multiple accounts to try and take advantage, you will immediately be ignored. Forever. No second chances on this.

Friendly reminder, I cannot have a conversation during the giveaway. It is simply not possible with all the whispers I am getting. Best thing you can do is send me a mail or ask a question on my  Spring.me accounts.

If you are new to the giveaway, you will want to go over the rules which are posted here.

Here are your donors for the day. If you have an in-game channel you would like me to mention in the giveaway, drop me a note and I will try to get it mentioned!

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Donors for November 11, 2014

Today was a busy giveaway. A reminder that all key words (at this time) are elements. I do not just make up words randomly. The best place to go for more information on the elements is ptable.com so be sure to check that out.

Friendly reminder, I cannot have a conversation during the giveaway. It is simply not possible with all the whispers I am getting. Best thing you can do is send me a mail or ask a question on my  Spring.me accounts.

If you are new to the giveaway, you will want to go over the rules which are posted here.

Here are your donors for the day. If you have an in-game channel you would like me to mention in the giveaway, drop me a note and I will try to get it mentioned!

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Donors for November 9, 2014

Today started slow, but ended quite well! I am so happy that people like the final questions I am giving. I am really having to dig now as I want the questions to be challenging! I may contact an old college professor and see if they have some questions on elements I can ask!

Friendly reminder, I cannot have a conversation during the giveaway. It is simply not possible with all the whispers I am getting. Best thing you can do is send me a mail or ask a question on my  Spring.me accounts.

If you are new to the giveaway, you will want to go over the rules which are posted here.

Here are your donors for the day. If you have an in-game channel you would like me to mention in the giveaway, drop me a note and I will try to get it mentioned!

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