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#1 drunkill

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 02:51 AM

Red Alert 3 Beta Keys Community Contest


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Hey, comrades. Wish you could take part in the Red Alert 3 invitational beta test, but you never picked up a copy of Kane's Wrath to get your ticket in? A handful of lucky players out there are going to get a chance to score a free key, and all that's required is a bit of Red Alert knowledge.

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A couple of our staff have an extra key to share, and with EA's sponsorship, we'd like to make them and a few others available to you. Starting Wednesday at 11:59PM LA time (Thu 7:59AM GMT) we're going to begin posting questions; get them all right, and you're likely to be playing the RA3 Beta soon afterwards. If you get a question wrong, you're out of the competition. If you get them right, you can keep playing. Please note that you'll need to have an EA ID account to participate in the RA3 Beta Test, and you'll need to have an APB forums account to submit your answers. Questions will be trivia drawn from the original Red Alert, RA: Counterstrike, RA: The Aftermath, Red Alert 2, RA2: Yuri's Revenge, and Red Alert 3. Emphasis will be put on the main titles or general universe knowledge.

Days questions will appear:
  • Wednesday, August 6
  • Friday, August 8
  • Sunday, August 10
  • Tuesday, August 12
  • Thursday, August 14
  • Sunday, August 17th Lightning Round
Here's how to play:
  • At 11:59PM PST (7:59AM GMT next-day) on a question day, we'll post two questions on our front page
  • If you know the answers, send a private message to username "Contest" at the A Path Beyond forum
  • If you do not know the answers, find out! You have 24 hours to submit your answers.
  • When you answer the first question, include your valid EA ID account name and a valid email address, noting whether or not you already have a serial.
  • We'll post the correct answers on the next question day; if you were right, you can keep playing.
  • If the pool of contestants ever drops below seven, we will assign runners-up based on submission times.
  • Lightning Round: If we have more contestants than serials on Sunday, August 17th, we will post three bonus questions as a lightning round. Beta keys will be awarded while supplies last to those who answer all three correctly.
Here are the nitpicky rules:
  • Do not post your answers to the questions anywhere, as you will be disqualified
  • If you are caught attempting to enter multiple times, you will be disqualified
  • You cannot play if you are a project team member, or family member of one.
  • You can play if you already have a serial, but are discouraged from doing so.
  • We reserve the right to make the final judgment as to who the winners are

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#2 Stormweaver

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 05:37 AM

drunkill, I....I...i..think I love you :wub:
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#3 cuddling

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 05:38 AM

thats awesome. Is it possible for one to get the key and pass it on to someone else?
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 05:54 AM

drunkill, I....I...i..think I love you :wub:

Hey it was my idea :D

Cuddling why not just have your friend play? (the idea is to give some RA fans who just gotta have this a chance to)

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 06:36 AM

Chronojam=own. :D

Never mind, I figured it out.

Edit 2:How did you guys get so many beta keys?

Edited by sadukar09, 04 August 2008 - 06:51 AM.

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#6 seriousj7

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 08:49 AM

Chronojam=own. :D

Never mind, I figured it out.

Edit 2:How did you guys get so many beta keys?

"EA sponsorship".
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#7 G0NE2W4R

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 03:03 PM

I'm so ready for this competition :D I've played through the RA1 Allied campaign a few days ago. I'm going to play through most campaign as I can to be ready.


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#8 Allie29

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 03:13 PM

I could participate, probably do halfway decent, but I can't run RA3 even if I wanted to.
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 04:00 PM

Sounds cool. Maybe I will participate.
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 04:54 PM

"EA sponsorship".

Actually, I think they all got a VIP admission, and just now got the keys from their KW codes ini their mailbox :D

Edited by Nyerguds, 04 August 2008 - 04:55 PM.

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#11 Raapnaap

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 05:37 PM

I can say only 2 staff members received a VIP key, so that is not the case here, Nyerguds.
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#12 Chronojam

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 05:38 PM

Just to clear things up, two of the keys are coming in through that, anything else is going to be straight from EA.

We're not sure what participation is going to be like or how many winners there will be, because in the past our trivia contests for things like a testing position have been quite hard with often only a sole winner who can figure out all the answers. Naturally these questions will be easier and to a larger audience, but it's hard to figure out how a public contest like this will fare. I'm thinking seven or eight final winners would be great if we can get that many.

That said, if you have your own spare key for some reason and wish to contribute it for this contest, let me know :D

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 05:55 PM

Posting with the contest account to make it easy to find. This is the account you need to PM with your answers. Remember, we won't ask you for your passwords or anything like that, although we will need to know your valid e-mail address and EA ID when you make your first contest submission. Make sure your PM is sent to this account only, in the member group RA:APB Staff, and not to some shady individual who made a similarly-named account.
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#14 Allie29

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 06:55 PM

Can we compete even if we don't want the beta key and would just give it away or is that frowned upon?
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 07:01 PM

Hey it was my idea :)

Cuddling why not just have your friend play? (the idea is to give some RA fans who just gotta have this a chance to)


jeez...this could get complicated....^_^

Needless to say, I'm in. RA2 is still pretty much my fave game evar, and by the looks of RA3, it looks like what I loved is about to get an overhaul :D

Do I get points deducted for saying that the jap commando/schoogirl is yuri in costume?
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#16 seriousj7

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 07:58 PM

Actually, I think they all got a VIP admission, and just now got the keys from their KW codes ini their mailbox :D

The contest is in first place on news on commandandconquer.com so it is sponsored and those are fresh keys (as CJ already said).

EDIT: In third place now :P.

Edited by seriousj7, 04 August 2008 - 07:59 PM.

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#17 drunkill

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 08:28 PM

Can we compete even if we don't want the beta key and would just give it away or is that frowned upon?


Sure, if you just wish to compete to test your knowledge, go right ahead, just mention in the PM that you don't want to win a beta key, that gives other people who don't have a key a chance to win one. If you want to give it to a friend, how about letting them try and win it? :p

The contest is in first place on news on commandandconquer.com so it is sponsored and those are fresh keys (as CJ already said).

EDIT: In third place now :P.


The news was posted to various community sites to give everyone a chance to grab a beta key.
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#18 Chronojam

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 11:11 PM

Can we compete even if we don't want the beta key and would just give it away or is that frowned upon?

It's frowned upon. It's for RA fans who really want a shot at the RA3 beta.
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#19 Allie29

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 12:32 AM

Well I'll forfeit any chance for a key, but I still wanna compete.
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 03:27 AM

kan i kompeete too? :D
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 05:19 AM

awesome hope ill get a key :D :) love the cnc universe :)
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 05:28 AM

Oh fun! I'll compete but NOT for a key, just for fun. :D The key is deserved by someone who really likes to try beta.
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 05:36 AM

Oh fun! I'll compete but NOT for a key, just for fun. :D The key is deserved by someone who really likes to try beta.

Im with Xarah and Allie, im just competeting for fun then ^_^

Edit: Just to note, my friend really likes Ra3 and he wants to have a shot in the beta. He has KW but he lost his key.. so he asked me to help him get one

Edited by cuddling, 05 August 2008 - 05:38 AM.

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#24 crazyivan

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 05:57 AM

Nice of you guys to host a contest for those unfortunate to receive a key.Just a question tho ,will the winners be decided after a series of questions or after all the questions have being posted? (in 2 weeks etc.)
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 07:26 AM

Nice of you guys to host a contest for those unfortunate to receive a key.Just a question tho ,will the winners be decided after a series of questions or after all the questions have being posted? (in 2 weeks etc.)

After all of the questions have been posted and the answering period is over, the winners will be counted and announced.
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 08:27 AM

Im with Xarah and Allie, im just competeting for fun then ^_^

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 11:24 AM

Yay, This is gonna be fun. But in the aftermath of this contest, there sure are gonna be alot of newbs joining the :D . But hey the more the marrier

Bring on the questions, I am ready! :)
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 03:31 PM

APB team, Chron, I love you guys. I'm definitely joining this.
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#29 Stormweaver

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:11 PM

am i right in thinking for GMT people the first question is 8.00am thursday morning?
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 03:01 PM

OMG WOOOOT i am in the beta got it from fileplanet :D see you in game
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