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41  Economy / Gambling / Re: Dragon's Tale - a Massively Multiplayer Online RPG/Casino on: November 25, 2014, 10:15:38 PM
We've changed to different hardware, different data center, further tightened firewalls, changed passwords, keys, and generated new wallet addresses. Trying to bring the server back up on the new hardware, but it keeps crashing - debugging this now.

Teppy
42  Economy / Gambling / Re: Dragon's Tale - a Massively Multiplayer Online RPG/Casino on: November 23, 2014, 02:11:45 AM
Dragon's Tale's hot wallet was hacked on 11/20/2014, and 50 BTC taken. I discovered this on 11/22 and have taken most of Dragon's Tale down until I find the vulnerability.

Later on 11/22, the person returned the 50 BTC.

I do not consider this person a thief - this was a total class act (he even paid the transaction fees.) If he or anyone else can help me figure out what happened, I'll have some nice rewards, and will smoke a 'Tardo. (And it goes without saying, he will continue to be welcome in Dragon's Tale.)

This is the transaction withdrawing the 50 BTC: https://blockchain.info/tx/4624a5360439b39f8a062d519b12c8f6782e3c5f49932c29536adb213ed5a868
And this is the one returning it: https://blockchain.info/tx/af1c8ec7d40307eb45918b303f77af9cbe239f6b40d5c0973495531cf02e0188
43  Economy / Gambling / Dragon's Tale - Downtime on: November 22, 2014, 07:37:11 PM
I'm getting an error from the server that I have not seen before, so we may have some extended downtime. It's in a section of code that I did not write - trying to contact the other initial developer for assistance.

Teppy
44  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: Warning: Drangon's Tale refuses to credit 1BTC Deposit After 1 Week on: September 29, 2014, 05:16:40 PM
I have posted a reply on the main Dragon's Tale thread:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1392.220

Teppy (Di)
45  Economy / Gambling / Re: Dragon's Tale - a Massively Multiplayer Online RPG/Casino on: September 29, 2014, 05:14:25 PM
Since Anony2point0 has publicly accused us of not crediting a deposit, I think it's fair to publicly post his bet record and relevant data. (I previously showed him all of the data below, and he admitted that  yes, it seems he did gamble the 1 BTC away. He then repeatedly asked me for a 1 BTC loan, and then finally sent me a PM in game saying that he was posting to Bitcointalk.)

In Dragon's Tale each player account has a single never-changing deposit address. The deposit address for Anony2point0 is: 12oMHLWYtE3SaMijwRkKUSJiQNtkiEC6pZ - he has deposited a total of 2.52429947 BTC at the time of this message. Our server and the blockchain agree on this. Also, the last send to that address is 1 BTC, on 9/17/2014. Let's look at Anony2point0's bet log starting just prior to this:

Bet 10408 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: kSAT 30 Won: kSAT 45: 17 days 8 hours 3 minutes 26 seconds ago.
Bet 10409 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: kSAT 60 Won: BTC 0
Bet 10410 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: kSAT 3 Won: BTC 0: 15 days 10 hours 50 minutes 3 seconds ago.
Bet 10411 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: kSAT 2 Won: BTC 0
Bet 10412 for Anony2point0: dragonseggnog Bet: BTM 900 Won: BTM 400: 11 days 3 hours 18 minutes 55 seconds ago.
Bet 10413 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: kSAT 1 Won: BTC 0
Bet 10414 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: BTM 10 Won: BTM 15
Bet 10415 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: kSAT 1 Won: BTC 0
Bet 10416 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: BTM 10 Won: BTC 0
Bet 10417 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: BTM 20 Won: BTC 0
Bet 10418 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: BTM 60 Won: BTC 0
Bet 10419 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: BTM 10 Won: BTC 0
Bet 10421 for Anony2point0: dragonseggnog Bet: BTM 90 Won: BTM 260: 11 days 3 hours 16 minutes 55 seconds ago.
Bet 10423 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: BTM 100 Won: BTM 150
Bet 10424 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: kSAT 1 Won: kSAT 1.50: 11 days 3 hours 14 minutes 48 seconds ago.
Bet 10425 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: BTM 10 Won: BTM 15
Bet 10426 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: kSAT 1 Won: BTC 0
Bet 10427 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: BTM 100 Won: BTC 0
Bet 10428 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: BTM 300 Won: BTC 0
Bet 10429 for Anony2point0: imperialpilsner Bet: BTM 200 Won: BTC 1.400
Bet 10431 for Anony2point0: dragonseggnog Bet: BTM 900 Won: BTM 200: 11 days 3 hours 6 minutes 6 seconds ago.
Bet 10432 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: BTM 300 Won: BTM 450
Bet 10434 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: BTM 100 Won: BTM 150: 11 days 3 hours 3 minutes 56 seconds ago.
Bet 10435 for Anony2point0: dragonseggnog Bet: BTM 900 Won: BTM 200
Bet 10437 for Anony2point0: dragonseggnog Bet: BTM 90 Won: BTM 100: 11 days 3 hours 9 seconds ago.
Bet 10439 for Anony2point0: dragonseggnog Bet: BTM 90 Won: BTM 170: 11 days 2 hours 56 minutes 24 seconds ago.
Bet 10441 for Anony2point0: dragonseggnog Bet: kSAT 90 Won: BTM 1.80: 11 days 2 hours 53 minutes 10 seconds ago.
Bet 10443 for Anony2point0: dragonseggnog Bet: kSAT 90 Won: kSAT 40
Bet 10444 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: kSAT 60 Won: BTC 0
Bet 10445 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: kSAT 30 Won: BTC 0
Bet 10446 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: kSAT 6 Won: kSAT 9
Bet 10447 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: kSAT 10 Won: kSAT 15
Bet 10448 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: kSAT 10 Won: kSAT 15
Bet 10449 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: kSAT 20 Won: kSAT 30
Bet 10450 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: kSAT 30 Won: kSAT 45
Bet 10451 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: kSAT 30 Won: BTC 0
Bet 10452 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: kSAT 10 Won: kSAT 15
Bet 10453 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: kSAT 20 Won: kSAT 30
Bet 10454 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: kSAT 30 Won: BTC 0: 11 days 2 hours 51 minutes 10 seconds ago.
Bet 10455 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: kSAT 1 Won: kSAT 1.50
Bet 10456 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: kSAT 1 Won: kSAT 1.50
Bet 10457 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: kSAT 2 Won: BTC 0
Bet 10459 for Anony2point0: bench Bet: kSAT 30 Won: BTC 0: 9 days 19 hours 37 minutes 25 seconds ago.
(Note: Some bet#'s are non-contiguous because the logging system uses some internally.)

The bets just before Bet #10412 are small. However, Bet #10412 (which is right around the time of the 1 BTC send on the blockchain) the bets become very large, starting with a 0.9 BTC bet on a Dragon's Eggnog (drink.) After losing a net total of around 1 BTC, the bets again become small, starting at Bet 10441.

I showed all of this to Anony2point0 a few days ago, and he agreed in private chat that it did seem he must have gambled the 1 BTC away. He then repeatedly asked me for a loan, and finally sent me a PM saying he was posting here.

Anyway, I hope that settles the discussion. I have since added logging of deposits and withdrawals along with "balance available" values in the same stream as bets, which would be able to show with perfect confidence the relationship between deposits and bets. In this case it was easy because of the 2 day gap prior to the first of the large bets, but if someone had been rapidly depositing, betting and withdrawing, it would have been less clear.

Teppy
46  Economy / Gambling / Re: Dragon's Tale will be down for several hours on: September 27, 2014, 12:47:56 PM
Game is now running.
47  Economy / Gambling / Dragon's Tale will be down for several hours on: September 27, 2014, 11:25:38 AM
I suspect that a network change made by our ISP to guard against Shellshock related worms is causing many connections to the Dragon's Tale server to hang at the "sending login request" stage. I have taken Dragon's Tale offline while debugging this, but expect at least a few hours of downtime. I'll update here as I learn more.

Teppy
48  Economy / Gambling / Re: Dragon's Tale MMORPG Casino: Governor's Tournaments on: August 05, 2014, 04:26:36 PM
We give away small amounts of (real, withdrawable) Bitcoin for free. Search the soldier statues to find free gifts. Typically these are between 1,000 and 3,000 Satoshi each, but they can go as high as 5 BTC in a single gift. (I'm aware of several 0.5 BTC gifts.) You do not ever have to make a deposit.

Of course it is a gambling game, and I do hope that those who enjoy the game will deposit and play at higher stakes.
49  Economy / Gambling / Dragon's Tale MMORPG Casino: Governor's Tournaments on: August 05, 2014, 03:49:48 PM
I've added a significant new system to Dragon's Tale called Governor's Tournaments. For those new to Dragon's Tale, I'll first describe the game itself, explain how governed islands work, and then how these new tournaments work.

Dragon's Tale is an MMORPG where most of the content is Bitcoin based gambling. The game takes place in a 3D persistent world. All the games in Dragon's Tale are novel: You can tip cows, go fishing, launch fireworks, drink and smoke. We currently have 67 different games. Dragon's Tale is the oldest Bitcoin based gambling site on the internet (October 2010.)

The game is set in the modern day, on a series of islands off the China coast. Travel between islands is by boat. Some of these islands are accessible to everyone, while others are "governed." Each month an in-game election is run, and a new set of 4 governors is elected.

Governors control access to their island, and can now create tournaments with prizes. A Governor's Tournament may (for example) challenge players to fish in a particular type of pond on one specific island, and award prizes in proportion to each player's winnings on that pond. Other types of tournaments that have been run include drinking contests, smoking events, monkey races and free-for-alls.

Many of these Governor's Tournaments limit play to only micro-stakes, yet have significant prize pools, often around 0.1 BTC. This type of a tournament is often called a Freeroll, because only a negligible amount of BTC is needed to participate. Dragon's Tale gives small amounts of Bitcoin out for free, enough to fund play in some of these tournaments.

Funding for these prize pools is provided by the house (for now,) and is distributed to each island in proportion to the bets made on that island. The more you gamble on your home island, the richer the pots for that island. If you're new to Dragon's Tale, be sure to talk to the various Governors and their deputies, to get a feel for each island.

Glad to answer any questions about the game, or about this new system. (If you already play Dragon's Tale and participate in this thread, include your character name!)
50  Economy / Gambling / Dragon's Tale is down this morning - ISP problems on: May 04, 2014, 03:17:56 PM
Just posting to let everyone know that I'm aware of the problem and working on it with the ISP.

Teppy
51  Economy / Gambling / Re: Dragon's Tale - a Massively Multiplayer Online RPG/Casino on: February 18, 2014, 12:25:59 PM
That 5% edge goes down quickly as you level. And about half of the edge, currently, goes to those in your mentor chain, not to the house.

Factor in skill games and various in-game giveaways and contests, and the true house edge is around 2%.

Teppy
52  Economy / Gambling / Re: Dragon's Tale - a Massively Multiplayer Online RPG/Casino on: January 27, 2014, 09:06:02 PM
Without depositing? Yes, it's very hard to make significant amounts. (It's been done though.)

If you deposit? It's a casino - you'll lose a little bit more often than you win. but plenty of people have had huge wins. Several 10+ BTC wins in the last week in fact.

Teppy
53  Economy / Gambling / Re: Dragon's Tale - a Massively Multiplayer Online RPG/Casino on: January 26, 2014, 02:40:52 PM
"In 464 Runs, 50 Hits for a 119.16% Return"

This means that the monkey has been released from his cage 464 times (# of games played), and of those, 50 landed on that particular square, and if you had placed an equal bet on the square each of those 464 times, your return would be 119.16% of those bets. (You would have made money.)

The returns include the community squares where you get a prize regardless of where you bet.

This is a historical return - it doesn't mean the monkey will continue landing there as often in the future (the monkey moves randomly.)

Teppy
54  Economy / Gambling / Re: Dragon's Tale - a Massively Multiplayer Online RPG/Casino on: January 09, 2014, 06:59:40 PM
Dragon's Tale is going strong - there are 64 players online as I write this. Stakes are anywhere from "kSAT" (1000 Satoshis) per bet to 10+ BTC per bet, and we still give away free Bitcoins to get comfortable with the game.

Dragon's Tale certainly has the greatest concentration of Bitcoin enthusiasts of any virtual world - it's a great place to hang out with fellow Bitcoiners.

Teppy ("Di" in Dragon's Tale)
55  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Anyone making a MMORPG based on bitcoin? on: November 21, 2013, 05:14:17 AM
It is a casino, but it's the first MMORPG casino, and it's entirely Bitcoin based. It's also among the first sites to take Bitcoin, and has been in continuous operation since October 2010. I previously developed A Tale in the Desert.

Dragon's Tale: http://www.dragons.tl

56  Economy / Gambling / Re: Giving away 1+ BTC this afternoon in Dragon's Tale on: November 11, 2013, 03:47:46 PM
I'll run another one with more notice - if I did one tomorrow (Tuesday) from 3:00PM EST - 5:00 PM, who here (who have never been in Dragon's Tale before) would try it?

Teppy
57  Economy / Securities / Re: [CRYPTOSTOCKS] Dragon's Tale MMORPG Casino IPO on: November 11, 2013, 03:24:54 PM
Just to confirm that, yeah, it's some scammer. eGenesis is the developer of Dragon's Tale and is owned primarily by me, Andrew Tepper.

eGenesis/Dragon's Tale is not for sale; if you check the creation date on this account, you'll see that I've been involved with Bitcoins since they were half a cent each; we certainly don't need to sell stock to raise 2000 BTC Smiley

Teppy
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58  Economy / Gambling / Giving away 1+ BTC this afternoon in Dragon's Tale on: November 10, 2013, 06:51:42 PM
To celebrate our highest #online player-count since the last wave of Bitcoin excitement, I'm running a "semi-freeroll" tournament in Dragon's Tale. I figured this is also a good way to explain our tournaments for those new to the game.

A true freeroll in Dragon's Tale is a tournament with meaningful sized prizes which limits players' bet sizes to a very small amount, typically an amount small enough that the free Bitcoin gifts in-game can cover your play. Imagine a slots tournament in a real casino where everyone is limited to 100 plays of 1 cent each, and the one that earns the most wins $1000 each - that's a freeroll.

This tournament has no spend limits, so to reach the top tier would be very difficult without depositing. To win one of the top tier 100 BTM (0.1 BTC) prizes, be among the top 6 players by cumulative winnings during the 2 hour tournament period.

The second tier awards 15 prizes of 20 BTM each. These will tend to be won by those that play for lower stakes, but not satoshi-level stakes.

The third tier awards 50 prizes of 5 BTM each. Since there are only about 50 players logged in as I write this, everyone that plays (even non-depositors) should win a prize.

This is also a great opportunity to meet all the friendly folks that hang out in Dragon's Tale - most are eager to show new users the ropes, just ask around. And, glad to answer any questions here.

The tournament starts at 3:00PM EST and lasts for 2 hours. Download the game client at http://www.dragons.tl

Teppy

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Triple Tier Roll
Begins Sunday, November 10, 2013 3:00 PM Signup at Xinren 308 282
Tournament sponsored by: Di with BTC 1.150 in Prizes.
==========================================================
Any (raked) games may be played, but prizes are in 3 tiers: The top tier has 600 BTM of prizes, split evenly among 6 players by winnings, so each will get 100 BTM. These prizes will tend to go to those playing higher stakes.
  
The second tier is 300 BTM split evenly among 15 players also by winnings. The top-6 will also each claim one of these 20 BTM prizes. These prizes will tend to be won by those that play for lower stakes, though it may be hard to reach this level just from soldier gifts.
  
Finally, the third tier is 250 BTM split among 50 players - everyone that makes an effort should be able to claim one of these 5 BTM prizes, even if you don't deposit.
  
Here's the twist: There are no spend limits in this tournament. However, there are enough prizes that everyone playing at their own level should be able to win something.  
  
It's great to be back in Costa Rica! Feel free to use the ATM if you need some additional Bitmils.
==========================================================
Duration: 2 hours
Free to Enter
Tournament Spin Limit: 10000
Tournament Spend Limit: BTC 1000
Signup Ahead is Allowed
Total of BTC 1.150 in Prizes:
    Prizes for All Normal Games:
        BTM 600 by Winnings, Top-N in 6 chunks of BTM 100
        BTM 300 by Winnings, Top-N in 15 chunks of BTM 20
        BTM 250 by Winnings, Top-N in 50 chunks of BTM 5
==========================================================
59  Economy / Gambling / The Dragon's Tale Graveyard on: October 25, 2013, 09:53:33 PM
Our newest game will only be around until Halloween - the bar on Xinren has disappeared, and in it's place a graveyard has been discovered!



Can you uncover all the haunted occupants of the cemetary?


Graves are a luck-based game. Bets start at 10 kSAT, and go up to 10 BTC. Maximum jackpot is 880 BTC.

Dragon's Tale is the longest running Bitcoin-based gambling site in the world. We've been in continuous operation since October 2010 and now feature 64 different kinds of games.

60  Economy / Gambling / Re: Dragon's Tale - a Massively Multiplayer Online RPG/Casino on: October 24, 2013, 07:34:22 PM
Actually, we have had a huge influx of "players" who log in, hit up statues, withdraw and leave, just over the last few days.

It doesn't seem to be automated, though it may be bouncing off a bot net of some sort. Typically one such zombie player at a time, different path between statues (the game starts you in a slightly random position within each starting island, and randomizes the starting island.)

IP addresses are all different, different hardware, different installs, not using proxies (or at least not publicly known ones; we use a proxy detection service.)

The whole thing nets them about 25 cents per hour at current Bitcoin prices. Who does this???
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