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Nerilea’s Giveaway: Year of the Dragon

Calendars & Dragons & Giveaways — Oh my!

Disclaimer: Thank you to Kabam Richard and the team for providing the prizes for these giveaways. We reserve the right to reject your entry if your name/answer is considered inappropriate (i.e. it’d break Kabam’s ToS) or you have a leaderboard ban.

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED!

Ever wonder how Kabam picks the dates for the monthly Full Moon event? Have you ever compared the full moons in-game to the ones shown on most calendars?

If so you may have noticed that the actual full moon is usually off by a day or two from the date used in Shop Titans. Is Kabam just really bad at reading a calendar? Do they intentionally set it “around” the full moon instead of on the exact date, so we never know when it will be?

Well no, Kabam is not misreading the calendar. Nor are they nefariously setting it to dates “around” the full moon to keep us on our toes.

So why don’t the dates line up?

It is because Kabam is using full moon dates based on the Lunar Calendar. The full moon dates shown on Gregorian based calendars use the scientific astrological dates of full moons, which typically differ from the dates on the Lunar Calendar.

On the Lunar Calendar, full moons are smack dab in the middle of each Lunar month. Like normal months, Lunar months are ~30 days. That means Shop Titan’s Full Moon events always fall on the 15th day of each Lunar month.

With that mystery solved, you are now armed with the knowledge you will need to apply in order to correctly enter the following giveaways. There are two giveaways on this page – you can enter both if you wish.

NOTE: 
You will need to use the above information along with this Gregorian-Lunar Calendar Conversion Table of 2024 (Jia-chen year of the Dragon) to answer the giveaways on this page.
Technically, you can use any calendar conversion tool you wish. However, the answers to the giveaways are based on the above tool. If your tool provides a different result, even if it is scientifically correct, your answer will be wrong.
I will NOT be accepting alternative answers this time around, even if every response is the same incorrect answer. In that case, there will be no winner for that giveaway.
NOTE 2: 
It was mentioned that the Lunar conversion tool linked above can be hard to read, so I created the following version for anyone with issues distinguishing red from black.
lunar.conversion.table

Giveaway #1: Year of the Dragon Mega Pack

Note: If you do not own a standard tier 9 blueprint the tier 13 blueprint will be replaced with chests and keys. Standard in this case refers to blueprints that require research scrolls to unlock.

For a chance to win the Year of the Dragon Mega Pack Giveaway enter your in-game name and number, along with your answer to the following question.

How many Full Moon Fusion events will be on a Sunday in 2024?

Remember to reference the Lunar Calendar tool linked above.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR NAME AND # NUMBER ARE CORRECT.

This giveaway will run until February 9th 00:00 UTC+0 (this is when the piggy bank resets.) One entry per player only – multiple entries may result in disqualification (see the faq at the end of this post)

Giveaway #2: Year of the Dragon Superior Pack

Note: Gold amount may be different than that, I just don’t have access to Kabam’s scaling system.

For a chance to win the Year of the Dragon Superior Pack Giveaway enter your in-game name and number, along with your answer to the following question.

The Full Moon Fusion event will be on the 20th of which two months in 2024?

Remember to reference the Lunar Calendar tool linked above.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR NAME AND # NUMBER ARE CORRECT.

This giveaway will run until February 9th 00:00 UTC+0 (this is when the piggy bank resets.) One entry per player only – multiple entries may result in disqualification (see the faq at the end of this post)

Good luck!

And make sure to keep an eye out for other giveaways running! ArchonMal is running one here on STC, Vuaux will be running one on the STC Discord, and Drake is hosting a giveaway on the Hero Tracker!

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Answer Summary

Mega Pack Giveaway: How many Full Moon Fusion events will be on a Sunday in 2024?

  • Correct responses: 82%
  • Answer: 3

Superior Pack Giveaway: The Full Moon Fusion event will be on the 20th of which two months in 2024?

  • Correct responses: 71%
  • Answer: June & July

Winners

Mega Pack: Ken Master #58993

Superior Pack: PrincessPain#58478

Giveaway FAQ
“I entered the giveaway twice by accident!”
-I’m aware the system isn’t exactly flawless when it comes to entries – so long as they’re within a few minutes of each other I’ll just disregard the duplicate. If it’s longer than that (say a day for example) contact me before it ends so I can fix it, otherwise you’ll be disqualified.

“I’m not sure you got my entry”
-Drop a message on the STC discord with your name and I can check (note due to discord’s weird new username system I don’t accept friend requests unless you share one of the main ST discords with me. Please reach out on our discord if you need confirmation of entry.)

“What do you deem inappropriate or offensive, so that my entry is not disqualified?”
-I am aware of the subjective nature of this, and if you have to ask I am pretty sure I will find it inappropriate or offensive. Regardless of your opinion on your entry I reserve the right to disqualify any entry for any reason I choose, and will exercise that right as I see fit.
-A good litmus test would be whether or not you would say it in front of a group of school children, in a courtroom while on trial, or to your parents/loved ones.

“I have a leaderboard ban can I still win the giveaway?”
-No. After drawing a winner I will check if they have been banned from the game’s leaderboards, and will redraw till a winner is chosen that has not been banned.

“I entered the giveaway and won but I already bought the pack cause I thought I’d lose.”
-You’ll be given a gem equivalent amount instead.

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