No Christmas Giveaway this year :(

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Today I noticed this little icon in my sidebar and that made me realise a horrible truth - this year we're not having the anual GB Christmas Giveway hosted by Mini are we?

I mean, this new format is not bad, per say, but it doesn't have the community feel the old one had. It's way more fun to engage in daily tasks and to watch the rest of the community participate, too. Now it's just "submit a mod" which is what one does all year around anyway. Doesn't feel like a special event for Christmas at all, IMO.
I understand why the change happened, the other format is more work and yall are still very busy refining the new GB layout, but still.

Anyways, rant over.
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    Hey, I still plan to run some events over December but they won't be daily. 

    There are a few reasons for this, firstly running the thread every single day started taking over my life each December. If I had a bad day or had a late night before it didn't matter I had to be there on time to set up the next day. Secondly Steam changing how gifting worked really messed with the giveaway, we could no longer buy games in advanced and budget out the giveaway. Last year I bought games through humble bundle which was decent but the issue with that is that they only let you buy one copy of a game, making it hard to get a decent number of prizes. Also related to that is that we now have a much more varied user base including console players and so Steam games don't have the same appeal to everyone. Thirdly in my opinion I was getting repetitive with the tasks. Now some people might like that but I didn't like that I had essentially run out of new ideas and so was just repeating the previous years.
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    Yeah, definitely gonna miss those as I took part in every single one since December 2013. But oh well, it's just a sad part of reality that we're gonna have to cope with.
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    I actually feel the opposite way, I never upload any mods and I don't have skills to make an entry that won't make me feel like I uploaded it only for the sake of entering the winners' draw.

    I completely understand Mini's reasons for changing the way it's done though. I've felt the same way over much smaller things such as one particular person trying to force a conversation every day.
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