Thanks everyone for entering my first giveaway! It was exciting for me to do because I had no idea if people would actually want any of the rewards. I was overwhelmed to see so many positive reactions. Special thanks go to everyone who shared my giveaway post.
In this post I'll reveal the winners, who were decided upon by random draw. But first I'll test your patience with the results of my mini inquiry.
Speeders or live mounts?
I'm aware that the amount of entries is hardly representative of the whole SWTOR population, but I thought it'd be fun to show what people thought regardless. (Also, it helps me satiate my desire for pretty graphs, so shush.)
Both speeders and live mounts seem to be popular, but speeders are slightly favoured.
Why? Here are some arguments you guys so kindly provided:
|Pro speeder||Pro live mount|
|more immersive (mounts should not go as fast)||they're a nice change|
|it's silly not to use if it's there||they remind me of Obi Wan in the movie|
|they make sense in a sci-fi setting||they feel more fantastic and cool|
|they give more of a 'Star Wars-y' feel||they cheer me up|
|you can put awesome bumper stickers on them|
All very solid arguments, I'd say. (Note that providing an argument was totally optional, so it's fine if you did not do so. It has not influenced your chances at winning.)
Personally, I'm more of the live mount type myself, mostly because I'm not a fan of exhaust fumes and because I'm fond of animals. That said, my characters use both speeders and live mounts, depending on what suits that particular character best.
Conrad was so kind as to offer me his cantina code, which means that I have four bonus Prinawe Congregates to give away! Below a list of the lucky winners, plus their answer to the question: do you prefer speeders or live mounts?
2015 Cantina speeder "Prinawe Congregate" (5 + 4* winners)
1. DJ turnLow - Speeders
2. Brian B. - Speeders
3. Evan L. - Speeders
4. Terry H. - Speeders
5. Marinka - Live mounts
* Bonus winners
6. Simon - Live mounts
7. Liry - Live mounts
8. Rowan Blaze - Speeders
9. Isey - Speeders
If you are one of the winners, make sure to claim your speeder swiftly: the code I have sent you will expire within two weeks.
And the big TRE winner is...
I thought it appropriate to do the draw with /roll
So if you didn't win anything, stick to tradition and blame Bioware('s algorithm)!
TRE Speeder Starter Pack (1 winner)
1. Marinka - Live mounts
All winners have been contacted. If you won, but have not gotten any message, make sure to check the contact details you previously left for me in the comments, for instance your Google+ account (if that's something you don't check very often). If you left an e-mail address, check your spam folder. You can otherwise contact me with the details posted on my About me page.
That's it guys. It was lovely to give away stuff and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Since everyone was so enthusiastic, I might be doing another giveaway later in the year, provided I can come up with something that can be handed out cross server again. Stay tuned!