Tuesday, August 18, 2009

the kind who comes to poker, pockets stuffed with kings and aces

So, the CSR Summer Stamp Rally is winding up for this year, and since we're still preparing for our run, I thought I'd go over some panels of the world's cutest comic demonstration of the process, found on their site.











PhotobucketThis is such a lovely case of Engrish, but they really put effort into making things as clear as they could. So, here's our perky protagonist, holding up a CSR stamp card. (Yes, they really look like that.) Here, what she means is you can get a card on any product bought at any participating store that's marked with the CSR logo, and is L$100 or higher. (Check non-marked displays, too--sometimes they'll put cards in those as well.)
PhotobucketHit all twenty participating stores (they're found on the site), they don't have to be in order, just all twenty, and get a stamp at each one. Make sure to check your cards to ensure the blank circles are filled with a stamp. (Again, yes, you'll see it if it stamped correctly!)
PhotobucketAfter you've gotten all twenty stamp circles marked, go to the main hall (again listed on the main site with a link--and find a free machine to claim the prize (or prizes) you want!
PhotobucketOne filled stamp card (which means one trip through each of twenty stores, to get one stamp each on the card) equals one prize claimed from the machine. But you can stamp more than one cards, and the cards are transferable, so you can stamp them for friends or give them to other people to claim!
PhotobucketYeah, we found this out the hard way, the first year we did the run--you can stamp more than one card at once. The first year, we thought we had to stamp each card individually. That was a pain and a half, believe me.
PhotobucketWhat they mean here is, you can attach them at any free attachment point on your body. Arrange them however you want; you can even attach them to HUD attachment points.
PhotobucketIf you really want to go nuts, you can buy thirty-eight cards, and attach thirty-eight cards, and all for a total investment of (at minimum) L$3800. (And, of course, your sanity.)

(Also? I love that the girl with all the cards is called "God". Hee!)
PhotobucketOf course, you could always preserve your sanity, decide what you really need from the prize list, and go from there.
PhotobucketSo, she's finally gotten twenty stamps and she's attached some things in odd places. She's exhausted and a little wild around the eyes. But it's over. Now what?
PhotobucketNow, you detach your cards, and keep track of where they are. That's important. Open your inventory next to one of the prize kiosks. You'll want to drag a fully stamped card onto the kiosk. Scripting will then show your card, fully stamped, suck it into the machine, and show you the prizes. All you need to do then is pick one!
PhotobucketShe's tearing her hair out here, but you don't have to. Just spend some time looking over your options (and you've likely done some advance reconnaisance before, looking over the official site), and pick from twenty things. Or--if you have twenty cards--pick one of everything. It's really your call.
PhotobucketThere is a time limit, she's right--and if you don't pick in time, your card is returned to you and you have to do everything again. Don't worry--it's not as hard as it seems. If you want, just finish your stamping, and go sit in the exhibition hall, so your avatar is stationary, and pull open your browser to see what the prize choices are. Then remember them, or write them down in a notecard, and go back to the prize kiosks and make your choices.

If you should have problems, the exhibition hall is staffed, and while not all of them speak English well, they speak it enough to be understandable, and they're friendly and patient besides. If you do happen to have a problem, they can resolve it, and I really do mean that--with highly scripted objects, they know there can be problems here and there, and they're fine with helping you figure them out. Then poof, back to the prize kiosks, pick your prizes, and you're done!

This year, I think I've finally decided on DP's sheep avatar, DEN-DOU's vampire skin (I'm fairly sure the fangs are painted on), d-LAB's Green Tree House, and SP Kawaii's KiraKira skin, shape and eyes.

And maybe Gritty Kitty's artist apron. La la la...

7 comments:

Sphynx Soleil said...

Yes the fangs are painted on. :)

Kinda odd, but there ya go...

Emilly Orr said...

On the other hand, since I communicate by and large telepathically (I don't even have a smile attachment!), shouldn't be *that* much of a jar. :)

Though Fawkes does have a point--he says the way vampires are portrayed in world, all vamps need bibs, or something..."You'd think, more than a century old, they'd learn to eat without getting blood on everything, but noooo..."

Miss Neome? Suggests Wet Wipes after every meal. :)

Dale Innis said...

Kawaii! :)

Emilly Orr said...

Oh, very much so. :)

Edward Pearse, Duke of Argylle said...

The sheep AV looks so cute!

Emilly Orr said...

Well, these are Japanese creators, remember. They're heavily into cute. :)

Sphynx Soleil said...

Though Fawkes does have a point--he says the way vampires are portrayed in world, all vamps need bibs, or something..."You'd think, more than a century old, they'd learn to eat without getting blood on everything, but noooo..."

Miss Neome? Suggests Wet Wipes after every meal. :)


*cackles* Indeed!

Fortunately, I'm much neater than MANY are illustrated inworld... *mischevious grin* ...it would be such a waste otherwise... :)