Sunday, July 12, 2009

Operation Ragnarok: Devlish Surfin

So my friend Ruru has submitted this awesome design for Ragnarok Online's summer t-shirt contest. It's cute, summery, awesome, and you should totally own one!

The contest hinges on this complicated concept called "crowd funding," which relies on a t-shirt's popularity to cover the costs of manufacture.

How does it work? You pay $10 for the t-shirt (plus approximately $4 in shipping). After 50 people "vote" on the t-shirt by ponying up their $10, it will go into print. If you want to buy the shirt after it goes into print, it costs $20... so buy being an early adopter, you get the t-shirt for half price! You can put your $10 toward many t-shirts, and whichever shirt hits print first will consume your money.

Help my friend win by purchasing one of these fine garments (and help me get mine too, since the shirt is not in print yet T_T)!

5 comments:

Joyce said...

Awww thanks for the plug, Andrew. You rock!!!!! :D

tammy said...

what happens if you place $10 for a shirt, but the shirt is short of 50 people? do you get your money back?

a_ndy said...

@Tammy (I wish that Blogger had a reply function like Xanga, this is a major deficit):

Thank you for drawing attention to the major flaw with this "crowd funding" thing. While Cameesa purports crowd funding to be "without risk" yadda yadda, they make the assumption that eventually, one of the shirts you vote for with your $10 will in fact be manufactured. To my limited knowledge, there's no "refund" of the money you put in. As for what happens if does not, well... your guess is as good as mine. Shucks, now nobody is going to buy the shirt and my $14.53 is going to be stuck in limbo...

Joyce said...

You can request a "payout" according to the Cameesa website.

It's under FAQ. :)
(STOP SCARING OFF MY POTENTIAL SUPPORTERS! lol)

a_ndy said...

Oops, I had no idea. I'm sure the damage is already done...