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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:40 am

trilobyte already said that that will not happen.
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby Savannah » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:47 am

ApolloPan wrote:Salutations friends! I'm in line on the STEP, but I'm honestly curious- can the Jack Rabbit, perhaps, send out an email to tell us how many tickets have gone out through STEP so far? It wouldn't violate the earlier rules of "you won't know what your place in line is, nor how many tickets are available" (you shall not know the day, nor the hour), but it would help many of us in STEP to manage our near-compulsive email checking. Thanks!


All we know is that 2,000 folks made it into the initial queue (which will eventually be quietly reopened) and that several hundred orders were fulfilled at that time from the first batch of people poised to sell. After that, we've seen little bursts here and there (not everyone who gets a ticket on STEP is an ePlayan, however, so we don't always know). There are theories floating around about what will cause the next jump in ticket fulfillment, as you can see by reading this thread.

I imagine you already know that you will have 72 hours to accept an offer on STEP, so if you are going nuts with the email checking, you could make a rule that you can only check your email every X number of hours. Or, if there is some task(s) you've been putting off around the house, you could make a list and allow yourself to check your email once per task, as a reward.

That's the sort of thing that could get me to mop a kitchen floor. :)
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby burner von braun » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:55 pm

Just checking..

Is the 2nd STEP, if and when that happens, still going to be opened without notification?
("quietly reopened")

That's the way I understood it when I read the info initially, but I've noticed a few random posts here and there that seem to infer otherwise. Perhaps they were making misassumptions, or I mistook their meaning, but mostly I want to make sure I haven't missed something here.
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:17 pm

There will be notification by email, but not public notification--at least as I understand it.
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby cooked 2242 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:35 pm

Did you hear something besides this?:

Q: Will I be notified that the STEP queue is reopened for sign-ups?
A: In the chance that we are able to re-open the queue we will post about it on http://tickets.burningman.com. Alternatively you can try your unique link to see if it works.

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby illy dilly » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:36 pm

7chix&me wrote:
illy dilly wrote:
junglesmacks wrote:7 chicks?

*ears perking*

Should have camped with us last year. 8)

Yes? Yes!! We're game to camp with you THIS year...once we get tickets!!

Sounds good to us!

When you get tickets hit me up and we'll figure it out. Also, could change a little if we don't end up getting placed.
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:37 pm

No, I almost certainly didn't. I probably just switched them in my mind. Since I'm one fo the 2,000, the information may not have been urgent for me.

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby cooked 2242 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:40 pm

OK, I was hopeful I had it wrong - I'm on the outside of the 2,000. Getting notification would beat random checking if it does get close.
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby The Cunctator » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:07 pm

Got 2 tickets at 7:05 pm EDT today -- my queue time was 12:08:57.

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby lucky420 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:35 pm

Congrats to Astrochuppa, Hikeit, Rocket_06 and The Cunctator! And thanks for posting!

Okay 12:09ers get ready, shouldn't be to long now...

What a wonderful blended STEP family we will all be :lol:
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby tSmalls » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:17 am

lucky420 wrote:Congrats to Astrochuppa, Hikeit, Rocket_06 and The Cunctator! And thanks for posting!

Okay 12:09ers get ready, shouldn't be to long now...

What a wonderful blended STEP family we will all be :lol:


I second that! Congrats a second time! That's wonderful news :D. Indeed this will be a wonderful hodgepodge of people. I think a STEP party may be in order. Perhaps we band together and create a special "thank you" for the playa!? Of course I've yet to receive my notice. As I possess a stubborn hopeful streak, I've deemed worrying about it unnecessary.
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby pwornama » Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:37 am

I just found these postings about STEP. Thank you all for the updates, my hope meter just went up a little. I'm 12:18, so half way there, maybe???
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby lucky420 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:05 am

Yep pwornama,
keep the faith. My daughter is a 12:18er and I truly feel that she will get her ticket through STEP!
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby wandergirl » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:20 am

YAYYY
5:05am this morning, two tickets at $390 tier. I was 12:08:58.
SO EXCITED!! good luck everyone, she's moving right along...
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby 7chix&me » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:23 am

illy dilly wrote:
7chix&me wrote:
illy dilly wrote:Should have camped with us last year. 8)

Yes? Yes!! We're game to camp with you THIS year...once we get tickets!!

Sounds good to us!

When you get tickets hit me up and we'll figure it out. Also, could change a little if we don't end up getting placed.

Sounds great! I hope you won't be disappointed if it's just me and my husband. Have to leave the chick(en)s home--the no feathers rule, you know. But we'll bring some great eggs! :wink:
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby kevin428 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:30 am

STEP opened at 3pm EST, I was notified of an available ticket at 4:28pm. It was a tier 1 ticket ($270). I bought it, of course, but I'm debating whether I'll be able to go. The ticket price is only a fraction of the cost...and a small fraction if you live on the east coast. Since STEP tickets are non-transferable they can't be resold to friends and camp mates, they can only be sold back into STEP. It may be June before I make a final decision and I'm sure I'm not the only one who might sell their ticket back. SO...I predict a large(ish) movement of tickets through the STEP system sometime in June or early July. I have no idea if they re-opened STEP after the initial 2,000, but I recommend you keep an eye on it. More tickets will be available at some point.
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby drutter » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:46 am

Sounds like they're finishing up with the 12:08ers now. Sadly that took over a week to get through that "minute"... so the pace is truly slug-like. 12:10 could be weeks or months away. But it does look like I'll get the chance, if things continue to move.

kevin428 wrote:I predict a large(ish) movement of tickets through the STEP system sometime in June or early July.

I disagree. I think there will be some people in your boat, selling tickets into STEP when they decide not to go this year, but I really doubt they will all happen in a clump. I think they'll just trickle in slowly, unless there's some reason a large portion of people will suddenly all at once independently decide not to attend this year. Like if BORG announces instead of fireworks this year, they're going to use heavy duty flashlights. Less pollution, and cheaper! :p
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby junglesmacks » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:48 am

Don't forget that any unclaimed 10k directed allotment tickets expire on March 30th and automatically roll over into the STEP pool, so the week after next could be very kind..
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby Eric » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:53 am

drutter wrote:Sounds like they're finishing up with the 12:08ers now. Sadly that took over a week to get through that "minute"... so the pace is truly slug-like. 12:10 could be weeks or months away. But it does look like I'll get the chance, if things continue to move.


I hate to be a Debbie Downer & keep reiterating this, but all time-based guesses are just that- guesses. There is no way to know how many people are in each "minute"- there could be a dozen, there could be hundreds, there could be none; there is no way to guess from what "minute" has gotten a ticket where the queue is at.

As they've said all along, keep your other options open & keep looking. I hope everyone already in STEP gets one (selfishly because I have friends in the queue), but the focusing on time-stamps is as reliable as guessing lottery numbers.

Congrats to everyone who has gotten one so far, and fingers crossed for the rest of you!
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby ApolloPan » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:26 pm

Thanks Savannah for responding to my query! I do have an awful lot of mopping to do around the house, and it certainly beats moping :wink: See you in the dust!
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby zorro sings » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:27 pm

junglesmacks wrote:Don't forget that any unclaimed 10k directed allotment tickets expire on March 30th and automatically roll over into the STEP pool, so the week after next could be very kind..


One might think"unclaimed"would only be from complete stoner camps who can't get around to buying face value tickets very much in demand.However it could very well be that many camps requested less than they were"budgeted"for.No one has hinted on the formula for camp ticket disbursement but perhaps Early Arrival passes from previous years could have been used as a yardstick.If that is the case and, actually in my mind any case,our camp asked for less than we were probably alloted.
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby raftin » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:37 am

I was given the time of 12:09:07 and just got 2 tickets from STEP 5 minutes ago (March 26th 2:30AM PST). $390+ fees. Thought I would post for anyone keeping track.
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby International Incident » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:45 am

raftin wrote:I was given the time of 12:09:07 and just got 2 tickets from STEP 5 minutes ago (March 26th 2:30AM PST). $390+ fees. Thought I would post for anyone keeping track.


Congrats. Yah for you.
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby FeetOfClay » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:04 am

Congrats, and thanks so much for the update!

We are well into the 12:09's...whoot-whoot!
12:16, here I come! :)
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby misterdj » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:37 am

One of my camp mates received a notification for one STEP ticket around 3am today. Its moving nicely, which is great to see. I'll update post with his specific confirmation time.
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby mdmf007 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:42 am

Well as of today - My STEP registration at 12:14:18 has not yielded a ticket yet.
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby lucky420 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:43 am

hang in there mdmf007, it will happen!!
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby junglesmacks » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:54 am

zorro sings wrote:
junglesmacks wrote:Don't forget that any unclaimed 10k directed allotment tickets expire on March 30th and automatically roll over into the STEP pool, so the week after next could be very kind..


One might think"unclaimed"would only be from complete stoner camps who can't get around to buying face value tickets very much in demand.However it could very well be that many camps requested less than they were"budgeted"for.No one has hinted on the formula for camp ticket disbursement but perhaps Early Arrival passes from previous years could have been used as a yardstick.If that is the case and, actually in my mind any case,our camp asked for less than we were probably alloted.



Well.. it could be from people that couldn't line up finances in time.. people that already found tickets prior to the allotment.. or people sleeping on the job. Out of 10k tickets, there has to be at least a few hundred of those cases if not more.
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:14 am

I have a ticket. Not from STEP. The line just got one person shorter.
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:18 am

Yay! Congrats, Fishy (and all the other ticket-getters who've posted their success in here)! Can't wait to meet you on the playa! Fingers still crossed...
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