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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Chief » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:06 pm

Thank you everyone for sending me your availability. I will be working out the best possible time for the draft as soon as I can, which is hopefully by (my) early evening.

At a glance, most of us are North Americans, and lots of West Coasters. And time zones, in general, suck.
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby doodguy » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:23 pm

It seems the first experimental FBTB draft was fairly popular, in so much as the 10 spots filled up within a few hours, so maybe in the future in order to minimize time zone problems there could be separate drafts for left coasters (PST and MST) and right coasters (CST and EST). I know this doesn't really help out those on other continents, but just something to think about.
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Chief » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:33 pm

Definitely something I thought about as well.
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Chief » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:30 pm

Random answers to questions asked via PM and here
-I will be sorting both sets at the same time. Parts that appear in both sets will be lumped together, and if warranted, will be split into multiple lots.

-When possible, bagged elements will remain in their bags. Camels, ostriches, capes, etc will remain in their bags and/or cardboard boxes.

-When I send you your parts, I will be sending you your instructions for the sets also. They're useless because of the nature of parts drafts, but they are rightfully yours.

-I don't know how I'm going to organize the inventory yet. Right now I'm leaning towards listing from highest to lowest quantity. Participants may choose to rearrange it according to their own priorities, though.

-I will send out IRC instructions tomorrow. It won't be difficult. If anyone is still having problems accessing the FBTB IRC chat here, let me know ASAP.

-I don't think it's relevant to this draft yet (haven't come across it yet, anyways) but when there are left and right wedge pieces, for example, those would get paired with their mate and then split evenly. EX: 20 left wings and 20 right wings would be paired: 20 pairs would then be split into two lots of 10 pairs of wings each.
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Inzane » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:49 pm

I can't remember if this was answered, but how are we handling minifigs for this particular draft? Are they being counted as lots, or is everyone getting a minifig similar to how you're handling the instructions?

The only reason I ask is I don't really have any personal interest in or use for the PoP themed minfigs, so if they are in the lots I'll likely just put them at the very bottom of my want list.
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Chief » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:55 pm

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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Inzane » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:55 am

:facepalm:

Chief wrote:... we will assemble the minifigs and then split them into multiple lots.


Ah. Gotcha. Thanks.
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Inzane » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:02 am

One more question about how the sorting and lots are being done.

Will you be giving us the total lot count before this starts so we know how many "picks" we're going to have? (Or did you already answer that and I'm just confusing myself. :shock: )
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Chief » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:10 am

Yes, I will be letting you know how many picks you'll get. Hopefully everyone gets the same number of picks, but again this is a draft; you agree to a certain amount of risk with these things, but it somehow balances out. Participant #1 may get the first lot of minifigs he wants, but Participant 7 could end up with the final pick of the draft, and Participants 8-10 never get their nth choice.
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Chief » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:05 pm

I've heard back from everyone:

Wednesday at 7 pm PST is our draft time!


We will have 9 of our 10 Participants in attendance!

If anyone is continuing to experience problems getting into the chat, let me know NOW.

I will be finishing up the sort and sending out the final inventory (including split lots) to everyone tonight, and you will have most of Wednesday to figure out your picks.
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Inzane » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:33 pm

Chief wrote:If anyone is continuing to experience problems getting into the chat, let me know NOW.


I'll have to play with it tonight at home. That's not something I want to be messing with at work.
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby TWC » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:17 pm

While I'm not participating in this draft, I have to admit I'm following the developments rather fascinated... only recently returned from my dark ages, every time I turn around there seems to be something new to discover about the AFOL community.

I hope the draft goes well for everyone involved and I hope that the participants and organizers continue to keep us up-to-date on the proceedings. I'm curious how long the draft will take as well as how many lots/pieces everyone ends up with.
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Chief » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:54 pm

I'm wrapping up the sorting now. You can keep track of the progress as I continually upload photos to the FBTB flickr account.

Working on the inventory shortly!
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Inzane » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:03 pm

Nice pics. That looks like so much fun.

If I lived in the same city as you, I'd be so willing to help out with that.
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby doodguy » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:13 am

WOW... Herculean effort Ryan.
I'm very impressed by your willingness to take this on.
Thanks ^6
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Chief » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:53 am

-note to self: crafting a custom inventory for a double draft is way too much work.
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Chief » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:30 am

There are 140 lots; everyone will have exactly 14 parts choices to make.
Participants, check your inboxes for the inventory. I hope it meets your needs.

/me falls asleep at 3:30 am
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby MisterFubar » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:41 am

Chief wrote:/me falls asleep at 3:30 am


We can't thank you enough for the work you've put into this.

If it makes you feel better I've been up for an hour now. Not really sure why it would though, just throwing it out there.
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Daz Hoo » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:22 am

Is it normal that I don't have anything in my PM inbox?

If not, could someone else in the group forward me Ryan's PM?
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby buriedbybricks » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:39 am

Yes, if someone could forward the PM to me also that would be great!
It seems mine got lost along the way as well...
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