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#1591 Cheaplikeafox 3.0

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:23 AM

Just checked and apparently I can buy more than one of these bundles at the BTA price of $3.99.

So if anyone wants it, just PM and I'll be your conduit.

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#1592 Zbornak

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:57 AM

IndieGala introduces the rather convoluted GalaGiveaways.
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#1593 motoki

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:03 AM

They really need a filter. Or I just have too much shit. Actually I do have too much shit, but they still need a filter.

As for complicated you expected any less? These are the people who created the happy hour gifting bundle system that requires a degree in nuclear physics to figure out.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:44 AM

So i decided to check it out. Put up a couple of my old leftover keys for givaway. Rather quickly chewed through 50k points on bids for the next few days.

Already won a Rome Total war + Expansion key.

All seems legit.

I dont see it getting too much use after a while. I auctioned a cave story key, 1000 bid, 70 bidders. I made less than 300 points from it, barely enough to bid on something else. Its going to crash big time. When there is steam gift trading sites out there, this isnt going to hold up, especially as most things give you a 1 in 100 to 1 in 1000 odds of winning.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:52 AM

I auctioned a cave story key, 1000 bid, 70 bidders. I made less than 300 points from it, barely enough to bid on something else.


Why only 300 points? From their FAQ I would have thought it you would get around 4500 points.

1000 + (1000 * 0.05 * 70) = 4500

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:22 AM

I never got around to buying Indie Gala 11 so if somebody bought extras during happy hour and needs an earlier one 7-9 (I may have an extra 10 also) ill do an even straight up trade

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:53 AM

I never got around to buying Indie Gala 11 so if somebody bought extras during happy hour and needs an earlier one 7-9 (I may have an extra 10 also) ill do an even straight up trade


I have one, may I have the 10th one? I love the 1c bundle.

#1598 Reraise

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

Why only 300 points? From their FAQ I would have thought it you would get around 4500 points.

1000 + (1000 * 0.05 * 70) = 4500


typo, i meant 3000.

Now i have some russian who won a givaway from me, who wont give feedback, so all my points are locked, yet he has redeemed the key.

hes an Asshole

#1599 motoki

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

typo, i meant 3000.

Now i have some russian who won a givaway from me, who wont give feedback, so all my points are locked, yet he has redeemed the key.

hes an Asshole


Oh joy. I can see this service is going to be a real winner.

Also, Russians. It's always the Russians. :-P

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#1600 sunasun

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

typo, i meant 3000.

Now i have some russian who won a givaway from me, who wont give feedback, so all my points are locked, yet he has redeemed the key.

hes an Asshole

My reservations against using the new Indiegala Gift Giveaway have been confirmed. Also got tired of Steamgifts too. (always found it ironic when someone was giving away indie keys and setting a minimum $2000 contribution to enter for a 20 cent game lol.)
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#1601 Reraise

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

My reservations against using the new Indiegala Gift Giveaway have been confirmed. Also got tired of Steamgifts too. (always found it ironic when someone was giving away indie keys and setting a minimum $2000 contribution to enter for a 20 cent game lol.)
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Oh crap.

Well i just found out that this site gives your email address out to anyone who wins your giveaways, or any that you win.

So my email address just got handed out by them to a Russian with over 2000 steam games. Glad i used a throw away email addy, but this is serious bad juju.

They just updated their privacy policy and ToS to reflect this, but its too late for anyone that already signed up.

Im emailing them now to insist they remove my email address from their database. Complete bullshit. Why would they need to hand over your email address to people. They could have the keys sent through the site, or straight as a steam gift. This is seriously dodgy.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

Im emailing them now to insist they remove my email address from their database. Complete bullshit. Why would they need to hand over your email address to people. They could have the keys sent through the site, or straight as a steam gift. This is seriously dodgy.


I think steamgifts does this as well. It's not some new thing that Indiegala thought of.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:31 PM

I think steamgifts does this as well. It's not some new thing that Indiegala thought of.


Ive never used steamgifts. If they had been upfront about handing out your email address to anybody i wouldn't have signed up for it tbh. Its the fact they added a privacy policy and a ToS after the majority of users were signed up.

In the last few hours, they have changed the way giveaways generate points TWICE. The first change screwed over anyone who has given away something in the last few days or had a high priced giveaway currently running, and this new changes gives new giveaways even more points.

Giveaways today have dropped off to almost nothing. The few that are coming up only really reward you for pricing in the 10k point region, and this means that almost all games have 100-400 bids. Good luck winning anything now.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:40 PM

Uh.. It says that I have 209k GA points. This can't possibly be right, can it?
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:02 PM

Uh.. It says that I have 209k GA points. This can't possibly be right, can it?


They give you an amount of points based on how many games you have on Steam. I got around 750k, so I think it's 1,000 per game.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

Uh.. It says that I have 209k GA points. This can't possibly be right, can it?


Sounds about right. Its based on the value of your account.

100 points = $1 (how they originally valued it, dunno if they have changed that yet, they changed everything else :P)

Edit: They must have changed that again. its now saying accounts are worth more than they were when i signed up.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

They give you an amount of points based on how many games you have on Steam. I got around 750k, so I think it's 1,000 per game.

mine is only 10K so not sure if it's based on how many. I have about 450 games.
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#1608 motoki

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

I have almost a million Gala Giveaway points. Yes I have way too many damned games.

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#1609 seamoss

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

I have almost a million Gala Giveaway points. Yes I have way too many damned games.


With all the posting you do here (and presumably elsewhere), do you have much time left to actually play your games? I'm genuinely curious...

#1610 spoderman

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

You guys keep bumping the thread and make me think a new Indie Gala bundle went live.. but nope, the new discussion is about their crappy giveaway site :cry:

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:22 PM

Your GW points [1,121,642]

Ugh.

#1612 motoki

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

With all the posting you do here (and presumably elsewhere), do you have much time left to actually play your games? I'm genuinely curious...



No. :-P

Actually there tend to be certain games like Skyrim, Civ V, Sims 3, Tropico 4 etc that suck me in for hours and hours and hours of play. But then the rest I just kind of look at and go 'Hmm, yeah, I really should play that someday...'

Your GW points [1,121,642]

Ugh.



I want to see AnarchyOblivion's GW points.

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#1613 sunasun

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

hmm, now mine's stuck on verification process. anyone else have this problem?
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:58 PM

*sigh*, as i feared may happen, im getting multiple login attempts with someone trying to guess my password on steam. I thought i used a trash throw away email, but i guess i didnt. I have 2 things on the email, Giveaways and Steam, so im confident its related to galagiveaways.

The IP address steamguard is giving me is a Russian IP address, and i just had an issue with a Russian member winning one of my auctions, Galagiveaways giving him my email address and refusing to communicate and then him spamming my inbox with russian crap.

From the bottom of my heart guys, stay away from this site. I now have to move my steam account to a new email address just to be safe.

Edit: just as i finish typing that, im now getting log in attempts/password reset requests for the email account i used.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:27 AM

*sigh*, as i feared may happen, im getting multiple login attempts with someone trying to guess my password on steam. I thought i used a trash throw away email, but i guess i didnt. I have 2 things on the email, Giveaways and Steam, so im confident its related to galagiveaways.

The IP address steamguard is giving me is a Russian IP address, and i just had an issue with a Russian member winning one of my auctions, Galagiveaways giving him my email address and refusing to communicate and then him spamming my inbox with russian crap.

From the bottom of my heart guys, stay away from this site. I now have to move my steam account to a new email address just to be safe.

Edit: just as i finish typing that, im now getting log in attempts/password reset requests for the email account i used.


That's pretty shitty. I think I'll let my 250k points sit quietly forever. Glad nothing too bad has happened, at least.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:36 AM

*sigh*, as i feared may happen, im getting multiple login attempts with someone trying to guess my password on steam. I thought i used a trash throw away email, but i guess i didnt. I have 2 things on the email, Giveaways and Steam, so im confident its related to galagiveaways.

The IP address steamguard is giving me is a Russian IP address, and i just had an issue with a Russian member winning one of my auctions, Galagiveaways giving him my email address and refusing to communicate and then him spamming my inbox with russian crap.

From the bottom of my heart guys, stay away from this site. I now have to move my steam account to a new email address just to be safe.

Edit: just as i finish typing that, im now getting log in attempts/password reset requests for the email account i used.

Fuck that, I think I'm done with these giveaway sites. It's safer just to giveaway on here. :bouncy:
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:37 AM

*sigh*, as i feared may happen, im getting multiple login attempts with someone trying to guess my password on steam. I thought i used a trash throw away email, but i guess i didnt. I have 2 things on the email, Giveaways and Steam, so im confident its related to galagiveaways.

The IP address steamguard is giving me is a Russian IP address, and i just had an issue with a Russian member winning one of my auctions, Galagiveaways giving him my email address and refusing to communicate and then him spamming my inbox with russian crap.

From the bottom of my heart guys, stay away from this site. I now have to move my steam account to a new email address just to be safe.

Edit: just as i finish typing that, im now getting log in attempts/password reset requests for the email account i used.


The "Query account by email address" emails are from other people trying to redeem a used code to their Steam Account and hitting the support button.
If you're getting that, it might be other people trying to get it. If you do online Twitter code drops you'll get that a lot.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:46 AM

That is messed up.


#1619 Mooby

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:55 AM

This is why I don't bother with Steamgifts and other such sites.

#1620 Reraise

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:42 AM

The "Query account by email address" emails are from other people trying to redeem a used code to their Steam Account and hitting the support button.
If you're getting that, it might be other people trying to get it. If you do online Twitter code drops you'll get that a lot.


Its not those, its login attempts. "you have tried to log in too many times, please wait 15 mins" etc.

Followed by password reset attempts, then the same on my email.