I began playing CE on August 13, 2016. As I write this post, my 1-year CE anniversary will occur tomorrow!!! So, in order to celebrate my first full year of fun with CE, I invite you all to my settlement:

Arlentz Safe Haven > Palham > Sphere

**Beginning at midnight (Game Time) on August 13, 2017, and continuing through the end of August, (11:59 P.M. Game Time August 31, 2017) we'll be offering you a chance to win either a 1-year Premium membership, or, if you're the winner and you don't want that, you can choose a Universal Hanger License instead. Got both? Well, if you win, you can choose to give the prize of your choice to another player!**

How does this work?

Well, here at the Haven we have Wesbac, Union, Gleso and a Galactic Federation Office. If you set up a Gleso factory, (There are 4 slots available.) then you receive 2 entries. If you accept 1 Galactic Federation mission, and PM me in-game with the mission info that you accepted, then you receive 2 entries. If you carry out 1 Wesbac mission and PM me in-game with the details of your completed mission, then you receive 1 entry. If you carry out 1 Union passenger mission, and then PM me in-game with the details of your completed mission, then you receive 1 entry. You can do more than one of these things to earn your entries. But, that's just the beginning! When the Celebration ends, I'm going to look at my reports. For every 10 Galactic Federation missions accepted, no matter by who, EVERYONE who PM'd me letting me know that they accepted a Galactic Federation mission and provided the information to prove it will receive 1 additional entry. So, if a total of 32 Galactic Federation missions are accepted during the Celebration time, everyone who PM'd me to let me know that they had accepted 1 Galactic Federation contract will receive 3 additional entries. It's similar for Union and Wesbac. Everyone who sends me an in-game PM letting me know that they have completed a Union contract, a Wesbac contract, or both, and provides me with the information to prove it will receive their entries. For every 25 Wesbac hauls completed, EVERYONE who completed 1 Wesbac haul will receive 1 additional entry. For every 25 Union hauls completed, EVERYONE who PM'd me with information showing me that they had carried 1 set of Union passengers will receive 1 additional entry. Confused yet? Here's an example.

Captain X set up 2 factories at Gleso. For this, he receives 4 entries.

Captain X accepts 1 Galactic Federation mission. For this, he receives 2 entries, bringing his total up to 6 entries.

Next, Captain X carries out 1 Wesbac mission and receives 1 entry, bringing his total entries up to 7.

Now, Captain X completes 1 Union passenger haul. He earns 1 credit, bringing his total up to 8.

If Captain X forgets to PM me in-game about one of these, then he does NOT receive the entries for completing that task.

For now, that's all the entries that Captain X will see, until the end of the Celebration. When the Celebration ends, let's say that I see that a total of 18 Galactic Federation missions were accepted. Well, since Captain X had PM'd me to let me know that he had accepted a Galactic Federation mission, and had provided me with the mission details, he qualifies to receive the extra entries based on the total Galactic Federation missions performed. In this example, that total number was 18. Since the rules state that 1 additional entry is given for every 10 Galactic Federation missions carried out, and 18 missions were carried out, then EVERYONE who PM'd me re a Galactic Federation mission, including Captain X, gets 1 extra entry. (10 goes into 18 1 time, so those who participated get 1 additional entry.) This brings Captain X's total entries up to 9.

Captain X also performed at least 1 Wesbac mission, and he PM'd me about it. At the end of the Celebration, I see that a total of 134 Wesbac missions have been completed. The rules state that for every 25 Wesbac missions completed, EVERYONE who PM'd me with the information to show that they had completed a Wesbac mission would receive the additional entries. Since a total of 134 Wesbac missions were completed, and because Captain X had PM'd me with the information to prove that he had completed at least 1 Wesbac mission, he is entitled to the extra entries. In this case, every 25 completed Wesbac missions earns 1 additional entry, so... 25 goes into 134 5 times. EVERYONE who PM'd with the info on their 1 Wesbac run, now receives 5 additional entries. For Captain X, these 5 entries get added to the 9 entries that he already has, and he now has 14 entries.

Captain X also did a Union run and PM'd me about it, so he also qualifies for the Union entries received by EVERYONE who performed a Union run during the Celebration period. In this example, let's say that only 52 Union missions were carried out. The rules say that, at the end of the Celebration period, additional entries will be given to qualified captains at 1 entry for every 25 Union runs in the total. Since there were a total of 52 Union runs made, and since Captain X PM'd me in-game with info to prove that he was one of the captain's who made a Union run, he qualifies for the bonus entries. In this example, every 25 Union runs made earns EVERY captain who qualified 1 additional entry. There were a total of 52 Union runs made within the Celebration period, so... 25 goes into 52 2 times. This means that Captain X receives 2 more entries into the drawing, and now has a total of 16 entries!

At the end of this Celebration lottery, I'll write everyone's name on a slip of paper. Captain X got 16 entries, so I'll write his name on 16 slips of paper, and I'll throw all 16 slips into a hat, along with the slips of everyone else who qualifies. Then I'll draw a name! I'll post that captain's name here, and I'll also PM that captain in-game. That captain will be our Celebration winner, and gets to choose between the 1-year Premium membership, or the UHL. I'll make sure to let everyone know what our winner chooses.

I'm looking forward to seeing all of you over at Arlentz Safe Haven, and to seeing who wins my Celebration Lottery! I'm having a blast here in the CE universe, and I hope you all enjoy how I celebrate!

Have fun!

Arlentz

P.S. Remember, you only need to PM me about the first Galactic Federation, Wesbac, and/or Union mission(s) that you accept. You can DEFINITELY carry out more than 1 of each though. After all, the more you carry out, the bigger the totals at the end of the Celebration. The bigger the totals at the end of the Celebration, the more entries everyone who qualifies will receive!