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May 10, 2011, 09:06:50 PM
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I've implemented a feature in Dragon's Tale, the Bitcoin-based Casino MMORPG, that gives free Bitcoins, with no catch.

As you explore, you'll come across Soldier statues like the ones shown above: Click on one and "Ask for a Gift." They'll often give a 0.01 Bitcoin gift, but sometimes a 0.05, 0.50, or even occasionally a 5.00 Bitcoin gift, no strings attached: Unlike other casinos, these are real gifts that you can immediately withdraw. Of course I hope that you'll use the gifts to experience all the unique games that we've built into Dragon's Tale, and I hope that you'll even bring a few Bitcoins of your own some day to play.

Dragon's Tale runs (natively) in Windows, Linux, and OSX, and can be downloaded here.

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May 10, 2011, 09:17:43 PM
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Why?

Do you have to pay to play the game?

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May 10, 2011, 09:38:18 PM
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Sounds cool, I'll have to check it out.

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May 10, 2011, 09:52:34 PM
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You don't have to spend any BTC, Dollars, Euros, or Yen to play Dragon's Tale. The software is free, no credit card is required, truly no catch. We do ask for an email address, but don't require one.

We're the guys behind "A Tale in the Desert," which has been around for almost 8 years, won all sorts of awards, and is respected in the MMORPG world for our unique social and crafting gameplay.

Dragon's Tale is a new kind of game - it's a cross between an MMORPG and a casino. Imagine a casino where some of the games are luck-based, and some are skill-based, and where you increase your character's level up by gambling.

I'm giving away free Bitcoins because I think that some people will try the games at low-stakes, and then want to play for higher stakes. But it bugs me when companies say "free (whatever)" and then there's all sorts of fine print that makes it not-free.

The gifts are small, but they're real, and if people like the gameplay itself, the game should be successful.

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May 10, 2011, 10:13:25 PM
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Get me to show up for the free Bitcoins, then I stay for the high stakes gambling...clever.

I can already tell this game is going to be dangerously addictive.

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May 10, 2011, 10:42:29 PM
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Tried to play using the linux installer. On launch is get

Fatal: Cannot write to output file: egenesis.lc

Also won't let me run it as root as a 'fix'.
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May 11, 2011, 12:11:25 AM
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Get me to show up for the free Bitcoins, then I stay for the high stakes gambling...clever.

I can already tell this game is going to be dangerously addictive.
It seriously is! already... good thing I'm sick and don't have anything better to do.

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May 11, 2011, 12:12:06 AM
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I wanna ask a question to people that aren't the makers and others that have a direct interest in making this popular; can i trust this binary to not clone my wallet or secretly spend the 'coins in it?

(I dont always get new reply notifications, pls send a pm when you think it has happened)

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May 11, 2011, 12:41:01 AM
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I wanna ask a question to people that aren't the makers and others that have a direct interest in making this popular; can i trust this binary to not clone my wallet or secretly spend the 'coins in it?

Just run it boxed?

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May 11, 2011, 12:42:54 AM
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I wanna ask a question to people that aren't the makers and others that have a direct interest in making this popular; can i trust this binary to not clone my wallet or secretly spend the 'coins in it?

Doesn't seem to have cloned my wallet, though I played it long ago. Seemed very legit, if homemade (as far as game quality). Still, not bad Smiley
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May 11, 2011, 01:04:54 AM
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I wanna ask a question to people that aren't the makers and others that have a direct interest in making this popular; can i trust this binary to not clone my wallet or secretly spend the 'coins in it?

I presume you keep your wallet encrypted.

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May 11, 2011, 01:53:05 AM
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I lost too many coins playing this lol

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May 11, 2011, 11:18:38 AM
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This thread is misleadingly titled.

It should be "Free Bitcoins to be found in a game you can play if you download and install some software."

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May 11, 2011, 12:48:40 PM
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How long does it take usually to accumulate one whole 'coin with the statues?

(I dont always get new reply notifications, pls send a pm when you think it has happened)

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May 11, 2011, 02:48:32 PM
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Bitcoins trickle out at the rate, currently, of about 1-3 BTC/day to the statues in total. If you go behind the big pagoda, you'll see a faucet (a little homage to Gavin's original Bitcoin Faucet) and you can click on it to see how many coins are in statues total, and how many are in the system in total.

Every day it will distribute about 1/14 of whatever is in the faucet, to the statues.

It distributes 24x7, at random intervals, so there's no "best" time to hunt for coins. If a given statue has more than one denomination of gift, it will always offer the highest one. A good hunting strategy is to seek those statues in out-of-the-way locations, because they tend to be searched less often, and the larger gifts sit there longer.

I'll be releasing a new Dragon's Tale game "The Great Wall," later today. Takes about a minute to learn, and you get to show off your best plays. I'll demo it at 2:00PM EDT.

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May 12, 2011, 04:47:25 AM
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I had some fun with The Great Wall today, my best play was only around 7 pictures though. Smiley Still, this is a nice concept, I'll be surely dropping some spare change into this game if I'm feeling lucky (punk).

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May 12, 2011, 04:12:21 PM
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Tried to play using the linux installer. On launch is get

Fatal: Cannot write to output file: egenesis.lc

Also won't let me run it as root as a 'fix'.
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May 12, 2011, 04:22:02 PM
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Make sure the install directory (the one containing elaunch) is writable. elaunch will download a file egenesis.lc from one of our servers, and then look inside that to figure out what stuff in that same directory to patch. (Executable and library files.)

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May 12, 2011, 05:32:21 PM
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Tried to play using the linux installer. On launch is get

Fatal: Cannot write to output file: egenesis.lc

Also won't let me run it as root as a 'fix'.

I was installing the game on my friends mac and got the exact same message. I was trying to open the files directly without putting them into a folder that had write permissions. Just copy the files to a new folder and you should be fine.

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May 12, 2011, 07:57:26 PM
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I gave it a shot.

It was a slow start. I didn't know how to run for the longest time, so it was excruciating to get anywhere. Also, the camera is a pain in the arse. And the constant "You can't move there" dialogs (even though I disabled them). But after I got a few BTM from the statues I played a few of the games and ... it was pretty fun! So, overall, a neat little thing. Worth trying if you want to just relax for a few hours after work.

Only major problem now, is, I withdrew 0.13 BTC last night before logging off. The transaction showed up on my wallet, but 10 hours later at it has no confirmations at all. Sad Guess it's really low priority.

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