Hey everyone! Dea here~
As we announced already in our Discord Group on the 8th of this month, Fure and I were talking about revamping the system for claiming Stage 2 / 3 growth slots.
The reasons for that are simple:
- The current system favors americans over any other time zone.
- People that are constantly at home/online are way more likely to snatch a spot than people that work or go to school.
- At the moment, only Fure can post Stage 2s/3s, so only Fure can 'open' growth slots.
- There are multiple people that mentioned to us, that they aren't even trying to go for those slots anymore because it is too stressful/they won't ever get a slot anyway/they aren't on dA other than for the Cauldron anymore so they have no chance of catching a slot...
We have worked out the following system and of course we are open for suggestions, however we will keep it to our own discretion whether we will consider them or not.
- The rule for Stage 1s to need to be at least a month old before they can grow to Stage 2 will be removed. Same goes for Stage 2s to Stage 3.
- From now on, we will open the cleared spots of the previous month on a specific date of the next month. This date will be announced sometime during the last week of the previous month, and will generally be for some day during the first week of the next month. We'll also try to keep the times at a reasonable hour for everyone if possible. Ex: During January we finished 2 Stage 2 adopts, which means two slots will open. Last week of January we will announce that on a day during the first week of February, the openings will be held. Also, we'll state what types of slots will be open at that time.
- We will have two main kinds of slot openings: First come first serve and lottery which will mostly take place in turns. This means if we announce e.g. that the slots will open on monday 7pm PST, the first person claiming the slot at that time will get the slot. Or a lottery for everyone having until e.g. monday 7pm PST to apply for the slot. Among all participants, the slots will be given out via randomizer. In both cases, the adoptable needs to be grown within 24 hours or else the slot will be given to the next person in line.
- From time to time we will hold special slot openings like for example 'newbie' openings, meaning only people may grow their adopts that don't have any other Stage 2s or 3s. Or 'Only Stage 3 growths', in which only growths from Stage 2 to Stage 3 are allowed, etc...
- You may only obtain one of the slot openings per month, regardless of type.
- If you get a slot in one month, you HAVE to skip on the next month to give others a chance to claim slots too.
There will be no more sudden, random openings!!!
- We'll announce raffle slot winners FIRST, so you can know if you want to /can try for the first come first serve slot
Thanks for taking your time to read through our new rules. As mentioned above, Fure and I are open for suggestions, but we came up with these rules to be as fair as possible for every kind of user and every type of timezone. If we tweak or change things, we will let you know, but otherwise the new system will take effect from now on.
Sen and Pai