Almost one year ago, on January 16, 2012, I joined EMC. Just 13 days from the time you are reading this, I will be celebrating my one-year anniversary playing on Empire Minecraft. To commemorate this special event, I am holding a giveaway! (Yay! Money!) [This starts tomorrow, so I don't want any messages before 12 AM PST on January 4th 2013.]The '12 Days of Secret' GiveawayHere's how it works. If you want to participate in the giveaway, send me a PM, but NOT YET. Depending on the order of your first message to me, you will be assigned a number. (e.g. first message is assigned 1, second is 2, etc) You CANNOT be assigned more than one number. However, and this is the fun part, your number can be entered multiple times. Think of it like slips of paper in a hat or bowl. Now, let me tell you HOW you can enter your number multiple times. There are a few ways to do this:- Vote for the EmpireYeah, you read that right. One of the easiest ways to give yourself a solid chance in this giveaway is to vote for the Empire each day between tomorrow, January 4th, and January 16th. (You CAN vote on the 16th, but not after.) Just vote on minestatus.net, send me a screenshot (with the timestamp), and you will be given another entry. (for each vote, you will be given TWO, not one, entries.) You can reach EMC's minestatus page here.- Answer a bunch of random questions:So, the next way to get more entries is to answer the series of questions below. For each correct answer, you will be given one more entry. Don't worry, there will be a lot of questions; some questions you just won't be able to answer, don't panic or freak out. Just take your best guess and move on to the next question.- DonateNow, this definitely sounds shady. Trust me, I don't want anybody paying their way to the grand prize, so, everyone gets 1 extra entry for any amount donated ABOVE 1000r. If you don't actually have 1000r but you still want to donate, feel free, but you just won't get an entry for your donation. PLEASE, if you are going to donate, please message me so, and do so by January 15th. Any donations after that will not count towards an entry. ALL MONEY DONATED WILL GO TO PRIZE MONEY. I won't be keeping anjy donations for myself.You can donate ANY in-game item to the prize pool. (For obvious reasons, you can't donate real items.) Donating items, however, will not get you more entries, although it is encouraged if you don't want to donate your cold hard cash. If you want to donate items, just tell me so in the initial PM, and tell me when you plan to drop them off. I will set up an access chest at 3003 (SMP2) and you can drop them there.ONLY ONE ACCOUNT PER PERSON MAY PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT. IF YOU TRY TO GAME THIS SYSTEM BY USING AN ALT ACCOUNT TO GET MORE ENTRIES, (and I will check with staff to make sure) YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY SORT OF PRIZE. GOT IT? GOOD.The Prize SystemCurrent Prize Pool:- 20,000 rupees- Unused Unbreaking III Fortune III Efficiency IV Pickaxe- Unused Unbreaking III Efficiency III Pickaxe- Unused Fortune III Efficiency IV Pickaxe- Unused Unbreaking III Fortune II Efficiency IV Pickaxe- Unused Fortune III Pickase- Unused Efficiency III PickaxeAt this point in time, I have about 20,000 rupees. I will be using this as the STARTING prize for this giveaway (along with some enchanted picks) but I am REALLY looking for donations here. (hence the Donate section above.) There will be three prize winners: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The prizes will be distributed as follows:Grand Prize Winner - Half of the prize money- 1 Unbreaking III Fortune III Efficiency IV Pickaxe- 1 Unbreaking III Efficiency III PickaxeSecond Place- One third of the prize money- 1 Unbreaking III Fortune II Efficiency IV Pickaxe- 1 Fortune III Efficiency IV PickaxeThird Place- One sixth of the prize money- 1 Fortune III Pickaxe- 1 Efficiency III PickaxeHow to Enter:Vote for EMC on minestatus.net, take a screenshot, and answer the questions below. The first message should look like this:If you don't know how to attach a photo to a PM, here's how:1) Go to imgur.com2) Click the 'Upload' button in the top left corner3) Click 'Browse Computer'4) Upload your photo5) Once your photo is on imgur, right click it and select 'Copy Image URL'6) Navigate back to your conversation and click the tree in the toolbar7) Paste the URL into the text field, and click 'Insert' I'm an idiot. I forgot the questions. *head smack*They're in the post below.