Orange, you excited for Halloween? The Ape Hunters are!
The last Halloween party was the first one I spent away from family and friends; I had since relocated and started a new job as a community manager, so my new abode was the internet – I live, eat, and breathe social communities on Discord and Telegram.
Recently, on one of such discord channels (Ape Hunters), where we hunt for the next big Ape-themed NFTs to invest in, one community member suggested having a virtual Halloween party. Previously, I had heard about Halloween parties held online via Zoom, Meet, Skype, etc. So, since I wasn’t going to be physically available for Halloween with family and friends, I was so gassed about this and 100% wanted to try it out.
A few other people like me signified interest, but some others said nothing; perhaps, Halloween is a strange culture to them, or they don’t enjoy parties; either way, I wasn’t interested in their reasons, as I was looking forward to having fun in the parties and playing games; I hadn’t been in any party for the last year, so I really hoped that this would be fun – and it was.
Organizing The Party
Since video chatting was possible on Discord, we decided that it was unnecessary to host the virtual party on Zoom, Meet, or Skype, so we decided to use Discord video chat. To make it more interesting and fun-filled, we decided to contribute $50 each, which will be used to reward participants and winners during the events and contests.
The rules were simple; the moderator invited the Cwallet Exclusive Bot to the server, and a new private channel was automatically created; within the new channel, the moderator set minimum parameters for anyone who wished to join.
As previously agreed, we were all going to pay $50 in Bitcoin before gaining access to the channel, so we connected our wallets with the Bot within the discord server, which scanned our wallets to verify that each member had enough assets ($50 BTC) to participate in the event. Initially, I connected with one of my wallets with an insufficient Bitcoin balance, and I was unable to join the channel until I transferred some Bitcoin into it, and like magic, I gained entry. Honestly, I found the asset verification feature super cool.
Afterward, we were all asked to subscribe to the party by sending some bot command, which provided each participant with an address to make payments or a QR code to scan; hence, only verified participants could join the party; no one could sneak up on us.
About 24 people joined the game with a single moderator, so we raised about $1200 for the game and began.
Entering The Games Proper
We outlined a list of games we would play during the Halloween party and distributed the rewards for each game, and we all agreed that the person with the best Halloween costume would win a $200 prize.
I love winning, not just for the prizes but for the thrill that comes with it; it gives my hormones a feel-good aura that leaves me beaming with smiles every day. So, I tried to look my best by going in a witch costume with a broom and entering the video chat as if I were flying on my broom. Everyone loved it, and despite a close contest with a guy that wore a skeleton costume, I narrowly won with 13 votes to 11 and had $200 in the bag. That felt good!
We played about 10 games in all, each with a maximum prize of $100 for the person who accrued the most points in each round. My favorite was the pumpkin carving game, where I put my artistry to use as I designed 5 goofy Halloween faces on a pumpkin seed within the deadline of 15 minutes; the closest person was only able to do three within the time frame, and I easily won that round. Another $100 felt good!
We played other games such as “Zombie” (the last man standing), solving murder mysteries, trivia questions, and so on. However, I got my last prize from the Trick or Treat game, where I won $10, as I perfectly completed the most tricks without skipping any, and I had a $500 tally.
I came close in some of the other games, but hey, about 42% of the total prize pool isn’t bad at all. Other winners included Erica with $200, Junior, Robert and Zhang with $100 each, and four other people who had $50 each by virtue of being tied in two contests; they chose to split the rewards instead of going for a tiebreaker, and that’s probably fair.
Claiming my Prize
The moderator had access to the entire $1,200 worth of Bitcoin, which was collected with the aid of the Cwallet Exclusive Bot. Sending the prizes to each of the nine winners could be a tad stressful and time-consuming for the moderator, but he said he could make all payments at once with the Cwallet Bulk payment tool for FREE!
That looked incredibly interesting, and after getting my prize, I decided to check out the Cwallet app, and I found a ton of other lovely features, including one that allowed me to top up my mobile phone directly from my Bitcoin wallet; it just felt like the app was a one-stop shop for digital solutions, and of course, I downloaded it and have been using it since then.
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The Ape Hunters have another virtual party this December, and I can’t wait. Perhaps this time, I’ll win 50% of the prize pool.