Elving is now closed. Thank you to all who made this event possible!
However GGoA will not disappear heart If you enjoyed your time here, come and join us in our Home Thread or send me a PM requesting an invite to our guild. Although we're a forum based group, we do have a guild; it's mostly used to send notifications about our upcoming events~ Remember Cupiding is up next!
Welcome to Elving 2012! Sponsored by The Greatest Gift of All Guild Co-Hosted by TheBlackCatLentheritia and Zariqueen
This is an event to celebrate the holiday season with others through the fantastic process of anonymous gifting! By doing so you will make friends and have a great time this spooking season. But beware - Anonymous gifting can be extremely addicting!
Remember to keep your identity a secret. It's much more enjoyable that way!
Want to join in the fun? As long as you mention Elving somewhere in the message that accompanies your gift, the recipient should know which thread the gift is from! However, if you want to be sure, just make sure to include the name and URL of this thread. Here is a possible gifting message you could send:
Surprise! An elf has left you a present! Join in the fun of Elving by sending an anonymous gift with this message. Don't forget to come visit all the other elfs at: http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/gaia-community-projects/t.83506157/
If you read nothing else... in a nutshell:
Gifts are Anonymous
Recent Visitors are off
Do not beg or only talk about your quests.
Take any dramas to PM, ask a guild crew for help if need be. Include page number.
Chatting and being friendly, sticking around, and having a
viewable profile with a wishlist with items of various values will help!
Updates and News
12/15 New Game, Video Contest was posted 12/17- Recieved a donation of 250k from Pesty Elf
Respect others Treat everyone as though they were important. Because they are. The person who sets the event up isn't the only important person. We are based from a guild that has many people who all worked together to make this happen time and again. And we want to maintain a celebratory happy atmosphere.
If you have an issue or want to discuss sensitive topics, please take it to PMs or ask a regular to help you.
No complaining, whining, advertising, or STAT POSTING! Stat posting is saying how many gifts you've given and/or how many you've received. It often comes off as begging and showing off. If you like to keep track (and many people do) please do so in a private area. Perhaps a word file on your own computer, or a private locked journal. Feel free to share your dream avatars! Just please don't ask for donations or specific items.
Use proper posting etiquette This means no page stretching, or excessive image posting.
This particularly comes into play when quoting, and when you use post styles. Please try to keep the quote rivers from getting to be too long, and delete the images and post styles from the quotes. I love post styles and they're great for giving your posts a theme. Just keep in mind their size please.
Also, please don't quote this first page. Or, if you really need to- erase all the irrelevant information. If you need to share most of any of these posts - just direct them here to read it.
Anonymous gifts and PMs must be turned on. This is an event based entirely around these systems. They are vital to the event's success.
Have a readily visible wishlist somewhere. It can be on your profile, journal, signature; but make sure it is somewhere and that you clearly express what items you want. If you don't want anything in particular, please still pick out items for your wishlist. Those without a wishlist may be less likely to be chosen to receive gifts by some.
Items on your wishlist need to vary in expense. Pick out some items that are reasonably cheap, moderately expensive and obscenely costly. That way, no matter what your gifter's budget, they can afford something that you'd like. I recommend trying to have at least 5 items in each cost category.
Feel free to gift art Although art has no official in-game value, if the artist takes the time and effort, it can be treasured above anything else.
Do not reveal your identity to anyone. Guessing and speculation are part of the game, but please keep who gifts whom secret. If you figure someone out, congrats - but please keep it to yourself!
Do not spend more than you are willing to. There are no gift restrictions. If you are not comfortable with spending all of your gold, then don't. You don't have to buy Monthly Collectibles for every gift. Spend what you'd be comfortable to part with.
Be gracious and grateful. Be appreciative of each other. Remember the spirit of this season and this event. Thanking people for the item you received is nice.
Turn recent visitors off on your profile. Maybe you’re a famous movie star, or just genuinely popular. You can however keep track of who visits your profile with the recent visitors option, it is suggested that to maintain anonymity with the gifting, you turn this off when you participate with the gifting.
How do I know this isn't a scam? If you suspect that this is a scam then there isn't very much I can say to convince you otherwise. However, I will say for the record that this is not a scam. This thread has been made solely for the joy of giving.
How do I sign up? You simply say that you would like to join by posting in this thread! No secret word, no complicated handshake! Just let us know you’re in here and get to gifting!
When does the event start/end? This event will run from December 1 st through January 1 st. After the event is over, we will return to our regular gifting thread until the next event,Cupiding!
Why do you only send anonymous gifts? We do it this way so that no one feels indebted to anyone in particular. And since we don't post stats on how much anyone has gifted either, the only motivator here is to have fun spreading joy.
How do I pick who to gift? You can gift anyone you like. They don’t even have to be here in this thread. It helps a lot if the person has a viewable profile; and a wishlist that has items of a wide variety of values. Everything from under 1k and up. Being friendly, active, and playing by the event rules is also a factor to some people.
How do I gift anonymously? First, buy the item you want to gift. Now, go to your inventory and click on its icon. There will be a number of options available to you now; click the green one that says "GIVE AS GIFT". This will bring you to the gift wrapping page. Choose the color you want your gift to be, Type in your recipient's name, write your message, check the "Give this gift anonymously?" button, enter your password, confirm and presto! All done!
Here's an animated gif that walks you through the steps. But if that goes too fast, there are links to the screenshots below!
I forgot to check anonymous! Now my recipient knows who I am! These things happen; mistakes occur. Don't worry about it. But do continue to send gifts! Don't let a small setback like this spoil your fun! If you were using a gifting alias, either ask them not to share it, or makeup a new one.
What is a Gifting Alias? In recent event’s, several participants started using an alias in their message. They’d include a line that says “From the Ninja Master”, “Tricks or Treats, Trickster” or “from the Mewing Gifter”. If you would like to do that, it’s fine, just keep your identity secret! If you plan on becoming one of our regulars, perhaps you might consider keeping your alias for the next event too!
For whatever reason, I cannot use the gifting option. Can I use the trade feature to send my gifts? We highly encourage you be remain ANONYMOUS. That’s the whole point here. So please try to keep that theme using gifting. However, sometimes glitches happen. If trading is really your only way – use a mule that has no connection to your main account. Make sure you don’t say who you really are in the profile, or your posts in other threads. Use different pictures in your signature and profile.
I want to send art. How do I do that? There have been many suggestions as to how one should go about this. The three best ideas regarding art are:
1. Send the URL in a note attached to a small item.
2. Use a mule and simply PM the picture to your recipient.
3. PM the picture to RandomAnonymousGifter along with the name of the recipient and a note. It will get to the proper recipient, we promise biggrin
I have some items on my wishlist already. Do I have to add more? If all of those items are expensive, then you must add more items to your wishlist. MCs and EIs are expensive items and it is unreasonable to expect people to get you them for this event. Is this to say you can't have MCs and EIs on your wishlist? No. And there are some incredibly generous gifters out there!
It is a good rule of thumb to have at least five items worth 1,000 or less gold sprinkled throughout your wishlist at any given time. That way, no matter what his or her budget is, gifters can afford something you'd like.
I haven't received a gift. What's going on? Please remember the point of this event is to give. If you stay and chat, play by the rules, and make sure your profile is visible and your wishlist is appropriately stocked; then I’m sure you will get some gifts eventually. Also, not everyone is gifting all the time. Sometimes we just chat and make friends. Be patient and just try to have fun. If your fun is dependent on getting gifts, this might not be the place for you.
I have received only Daily Chance items or trash and I have been giving people things off their wishlists. This isn't fair. It's kinda insulting to call gifts "trash". Some gifters, in an attempt to keep gifting despite being new or poor, will sometimes gift cheaper items. Sometimes it’s in an effort to keep gifting through the whole event. But they thought of you, and were kind enough to share what they do have. Also, sometimes those types of cheaper items are sent so they can send you a message requesting you to add more to your wishlist that they can afford – or something along those lines.
At the same time, please try to make your gifts thoughtful. Unless a person is questing a certain type of loot, or several of one cheap item – please try to make it an item they can enjoy.
How do I turn Recent Visitors off? To turn off Recent Visitors; you can do one of two things. One go to the Account Settings Page; then go to the 'Profile Options' setting. (this can be found by the gear at the end of the my gaia tab- the arrow creates a drop down list) Scroll to the bottom of the page and uncheck the box and be sure to save. Or you can go to your profile and hit edit; and delete the box. This is usually easiest
I have a question that hasn't been covered by this FAQ. Where should I ask it? Post it up here in the thread. As a result of all these events, we have many lovely helpful people, who if they know the answer would be thrilled to help! If not, please PM either TheBlackCatLentheritia or Zariqueen and if we don’t know, we’ll do our best to help you find the answer.
Why yes, we are a guild. We are most active during our events, and in our public Random Gifting Thread. We are not so terribly elite or difficult to join. These events also double a bit as our recruiting drive. We love inviting new active passionate members! If you would like to join us you can send a PM to one of the event hosts or the two owners GGoaGuild or Lnk1001 or the vice captain TheBlackCatLentheritia. Also feel free to visit us Here. That is our home thread, where we hang-out between events.
We tend to run events approximately every 2-3 months. And you're welcome to join us at those events no matter if you're in the guild or not! Our regular events are:
Holiday Video Contest Holiday TekTek Contest
***NOTE*** Tektek Entries for the Holiday Tektek will be shown in the ninth(9th) post to avoid over stretching this one
Raffle Basically, tickets will be for sale the entire event. Tickets cost 100 gold each; You can buy tickets by sending a trade titled "Raffle Tickets x(the number you want to buy)" with the proper amount of gold to TheBlackCatLentheritia. The tickets will go in order, so say you want five tickets, you'll get 1-5; there isn't a special set of numbers and no limit on how many tickets you can buy. On the last day of the event I will generate a random number and who ever owns the ticket will be announced the winner. The prizes will then be sent via trade to the winner.
Money Raised/Prizes: 62,000
Ticket Numbers: 1-120 Lady Apsara
Winning Ticket: 407 Congrazzles Puppylove713
Video Contest Below is a link to youtube where the quiz is. (Yes, it is a video) Video
Please PM your answers to me, TheBlackCatLentheritia. Number your answers in the order that you saw them!! At the end of the event, the person with the most correct will receive a prize If there is a tie for the most correct, the winner will be determined by the order the answers were sent in! A special thanks to Puppylove713 for reviving this game concept Prize- 27k
Second Place- 10k
Winners First PlacePurpleLovr with 49 correct answers Second Place-x-Noxious-x-Nyx-x- with 35 Correct Answers
The Answers Click the spoiler for the list!
1 - The Nightmare Before Christmas
2 - Hoop & Yoo Ruin Christmas
3 - Polar Express (video game)
4 - Elf ( the movie)
5 - A Fairly Odd Christmas
6 - Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas
7 - Jingle and Bell's Christmas Star
8 - It's a Wonderful Life
9 - Jingle All the Way
10 - Olive the Other Reindeer
11 - Home Alone
12 - A Christmas Carol
13 - A Christmas Story
14 - Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire
15 - Chobits
16 - Black Cat
17 - Negima
18 - Chibi Vampire (aka. Karin)
19 - Tokyo Mew Mew
20 - Pandora Hearts
21 - Black Butler (aka. Kuroshitsuji)
22 - Death Note
23 - Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
24 - Pluto's Christmas Tree
25 - Edward Scissorhands
26 - Barbie and The Nutcracker
27 - Barney's Christmas Special
28 - Cailou's Christmas
29 - The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper
30 - Recess and the Mircale on Third Street
31 - Tom and Jerry: The Night Before Christmas
32 - Care Bears Nutcracker Suite
33 - A Sesame Street Christmas
34 - The Santa Clause
35 - Deck the Halls
36 - The Muppet Christmas Carol
37 - Danny Phantom: The Fright Before Christmas
38 - A Scooby-Doo! Christmas
39 - Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too
40 - Blue's Clues: Blue's Big Holiday
41 - Bear in the Big blue House: A Berry Bear Christmas
42 - The Power Puff Girls: 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas
43 - I Love Lucy Christmas
44 - The Golden Girls Christmas
45 - Mistle Tones
46 - Eloise at the Plaza
47 - A Garfield Christmas
48 - Shrek the Halls
49 - Full House Christmas
50 - Sabrina The Teenage Witch and Christmas
51 - Lilo and Stitch Episode 14: Topper
52 - Vocaloids
53 - K-on Christmas
54 - Kim Possible: A Very Possible Christmas
55 - Gakuen Alice
56 - Detective Conan
57 - Teen Titans Christmas
58 - Ouran High School Host Club
59 - Lucky Star
60 - Clannad
61 - Mario Christmas
62 - Tales of Symphonia
63 - Tsubasa Resevoir Chronoicles
64 - Fruits Basket
65 - Prince of Tennis
66 - Full Metal Alchemist
67 - The Ledgend of Zelda
68 - Frosty the Snowman
69 - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
70 - The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
71 - A Charlie Brown Christmas
72 - Zatch Bell
73 - Balto
74 - Digimon
75 - Pokemon
76 - Sonic Christmas
77 - Sailor Moon
78 - The Meloncoloy of Haruhi Suzumiya
79 - Fairy Tail
80 - Code Geass
81 - Card Captors
82 - Naruto
83 - Bleach
84 - Yu-Gi-Oh
85 - Yu-Gi-Oh GX
86 - Kodocha (Kodomo No Omacha)
87 - Inuyasha
88 - Ao No Exorcist (aka. Blue Exorcist)
89 - Uta No Prince-Sama
90 - Beyblade
91 - Doctor Who
92 - Rosario + Vampire
93 - Durarara!! (aka. Drrr!!)
94 - W.I.T.C.H
95 - Rugrats!
96 - Hey Arnold: Arnold's Christmas
97 - Looney Tunes
98 - Veggie Tales
99 - The Grim Adventure of Billy and Mandy: The Fright Before Christmas
100 - TMNT Christmas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
101 - Popeye: Mister and Mistletoe
102 - My Little Pony Christmas
103 - Power Rangers Christmas Special: Alpha's Magical Chrismas
104 - Franklin's Christmas
105 - Felix the Cat Saves Christmas
106 - Casper's True Boo
107 - Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: A Lost Claus
108 - Ed Edd and Eddy's Chrismas
109 - Hamtaro
110 - D. Gray Man
111 - Kingdom Hearts
112 - White Christmas
Tektek Contests ***Each person may enter both contests or choose one or the other***
Holiday Tektek Contest
We will be having one tektek contest for this event. The only requirement is that it be Holiday-themed. (There is NO price limit. Just have fun with it!)Each person may enter ONLY ONCE! All entries MUST BE PMed to me, TheBlackCatLentheritia by 11:59 pm (EST) on Friday December 28th. Voting will begin on Friday, December 28th and the winners will be announced Monday, December 31st.
Entries **Entries will be entered in post 9 so as to not stretch this bubble too much or confuse others
This contest's winners will be decided by a poll in the thread. If there are too many entries to fit in one poll, I will split them up into 2 polls. Entries will be divided into the polls based on the date stamp of the PM they were sent in. The top three in each poll will then be voted for again to decide the 3 winners. This is why I have left two days for voting instead of one. Prizes First Place- 75k
Second Place- 45k
Third Place- 20k
The Winners First Place: Kreiystahl (9 Votes)
Second Place: Puppylove713 (4 votes)
Third Place: -x-Noxious-x-Nyx-x- (3 votes)
If you are active poster, or a guild member – then you can have your guild, store, quest, or thread listed here. This is pretty much the only place where any kind of advertising is permitted!Just PM me,TheBlackCatLentheritia
The Birthday List
If you plan on joining the guild, or you are a regular whose birthday falls during the event please message TheBlackCatLentheritia to have your name and birthday added to the list. Also if your name is on the list and you wish to have it removed message me as well.
((And BlackGry also doesn't want their birthday known as it falls on a death day it's celebrates on Easter.))
Sgt. Frosty 04/02
Lilsis Charmer 08/17
CatFireFlame -___- 11/02
The Furry Fuzzball 11/30