[UPDATED] Player Held Contests - Rules
I've added a line to the original post to help clarify. As of now, we're not allowing horses to be prizes in any giveaways because there is no method to gift a horse for free. This conflicts with the other giveaway rules that state you can only give prizes that can be gifted in the game.
There is no way to give another player a horse for free. The ability to give horses as prizes was an exception that not all other servers enjoyed. As we're making an effort to bring them all in-line with one another, we are removing this exception.
If you have a horse-prize contest in progress you can either a.) change the prize now and inform the contestants. b.) risk the sanction and finish the contest as planned.
We will certainly take into consideration if the contest began before we updated these rules. However, if you decide to risk a sanction to give away one last horse, I recommend that you do it right now and do not wait until the contest was scheduled to end (especially if it is after April 10).
IMPORTANT NOTE: the 'sanction' for giving away a single horse in a giveaway is NOT an instant ban. It would be treated as a trafficking offense.
Thanks again for your understanding and feedback.
I've seen a player calling their 'giveaway' a 'Barn Sale' as to avoid sanction, they're being quite clear that it isn't a giveaway per se but a way to win a horse at 500e (not sure how to explain it. I'm sure you understand anyway)
They have also stated that this method is mod-approved but this is all before the updated rules.
As long as we don't call it a giveaway, can we still host such events under a more accurate name?