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New PTP badge and more

SCORING ADJUSTMENT

Effective today, to make play more fun and competitive for all, we’ve adjusted the scoring system for price predictions for Eager Zebra’s PTP (Pick The Price) game.  In short, the higher the winning price for the auction, the more points you’ll score on your price prediction—scaling up to a maximum of 500 points.

For example, pick the exact winning price on an auction that ends at $2.00 or less and you’ll score 300 points. For each cent you’re off on your prediction (either over OR under), subtract 3 points (maximum 300).  Here’s an example:

  • Winning price is $2.00.  You predicted $2.00.  You score 300 points.
  • Winning price is $2.00.  You predicted $1.90.  You score 270 points.
  • Winning price is $2.00.  You predicted $2.50.  You score 150 points.
  • Winning price is $2.00.  You predicted $1.05.  You score 15 points.
  • Winning price is $2.00.  You predicted $1.00.  Zero points scored.

OR, here’s an example for an auction that ended at $8.00 (an auction with a winning price of more than $7.00 makes each cent worth the maximum of five points):

  • Winning price is $8.00.  You predicted $8.00.  You score 500 points.
  • Winning price is $8.00.  You predicted $7.90.  You score 450 points.
  • Winning price is $8.00.  You predicted $8.50.  You score 250 points.
  • Winning price is $8.00.  You predicted $7.05.  You score 25 points.
  • Winning price is $8.00.  You predicted $7.00.  Zero points scored.

NEW BADGE ON THE WAY

We’re also rolling out a new badge for a PERFECT SCORE in PTP.  A perfect score requires hitting the price prediction exactly AND scoring the maximum number of points for all the available Sidekicks.  Look for this badge to appear in the next 10 days, awarded retroactively, to all players who’ve achieved a perfect score from today forward.


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New Badge Quest Guide

We’ve just integrated a handy new guide into the Badges tab.  Your Badges tab now provides you instant, one-click information and guidance on both the badges you’ve earned…and those that are available for you to earn.

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For both earned and unearned badges, simply click on any badge to learn its Badge Quest point value, qualifications to gain/retain the badge, and more.

For the unearned badges displayed on your Badges tab, we’ve also made it so the ones displayed by default are the easiest ones to attain.  That is, using our companywide data, we know which badges are owned by the most affiliates, and these are the ones you’ll see displayed by default.  So while you are, of course, free to pursue ANY unearned badge, the default badges shown, according to our records, will be the easiest badges to attain–so they are good badges to target.

Note: With this new integrated information system, there’s no longer a need for a separate Badges Gallery.  Therefore, the link to the now-obsolete Badges Gallery redirects to the Badges tab.

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New Eager Zebra game, UBER-PICKS, for sports fans!

The latest creation from the Eager Zebra game laboratory, UBER-PICKS, is here!

UPlogoIf you love sports, you’ll love playing Uber-Picks!  By playing Uber-Picks alongside your favorite sports, you’ll add even more excitement and enjoyment to being a sports fan!

The objective of Uber-Picks is to tally the highest score possible by correctly picking the winning teams in a sport of your choice, but that’s only the start.  You’ll maximize your score by strategically assigning “Confidence Points” to each of your picks (the more confident you are of a pick, the more points you should assign).

For each game you pick correctly, you’ll earn the number of points you assigned to that game.  Uber-Picks also features five “Sidekicks”–which you can use to boost your score even further and add even more fun to playing.

Uber-Picks is available (when sport is in season) for:

  • FIFA-Europe
  • FIFA-North America
  • Cricket
  • MLB (Major League Baseball)
  • NFL (National Football League, American)
  • NBA (National Basketball Association)
  • NCAA Football (American college football)
  • NCAA Basketball (American college basketball)

Win shares of the big weekly Zackpots by posting one of the 50 highest scores.  Also earn cool badges, MRP (Member Rewards Points), and compete for the top spots on the Uber-Picks Leaderboards!

There are also over 15 great badges that can be earned playing Uber-Picks.


UBER-PICKS KICKS OFF WITH FIFA!

Uber-Picks kicks off today, August 3rd, for FIFA-EU and FIFA-NA. Get your entry(s) in NOW

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On Monday, August 10th Uber-Picks CRICKET debuts!  And on Monday, August 17th, Uber-Picks MLB (Major League Baseball) debuts!  Additional sports will debut as their seasons start and will be announced so you won’t miss a game.


10 GREAT REASONS TO PLAY UBER-PICKS EVERY WEEK:

  • Simple and fun to play!
  • Adds a new and exciting layer of challenge and enjoyment when following your favorite sports (makes every game matter)!
  • No purchase necessary to win and your first Uber-Picks contest is free to play each month!
  • Eight different major sports categories including FIFA and Cricket!
  • Win shares of the big weekly Zackpots!
  • Every TCredit used playing Uber-Picks earns you 5 MRP (Member Rewards Points)!
  • Earn 1 Action VP for each non-free entry (200 max. AVP from EZ games/per month)!
  • Earn great badges and dominate the Uber-Picks Leaderboard!
  • Through the new W3 program, challenge friends to play Uber-Picks and win hundreds of FREE Member Rewards Points, FREE TCredits via Zackpot Matches, bonus entries in the Daily Crown, and MORE!  Every entry earns you a new Friend Challenge link to share with friends and build your base of PRMs!
  • Coming soon: Create and be the commissioner of your own league for any Uber-Picks sports category, complete with free league website, automatic tracking, awards, and more.

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Start playing Uber-Picks now HERE

NOTE!  Before you start playing, make sure to first
read our Uber-Picks TIPS article HERE.


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