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Old 07-07-2008, 08:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I know that there was a giant webkinz thread a while ago, but I can't find it now to read it...

Anyway, my DD has recently become very interested in Webkinz. Lately we've been wondering whether the Wheel of Wow is a "fair" wheel (we get the same prizes pretty regularly, and we've never spun the biggest prize). We thought we'd collect some data to find out!

We're going to see what we spin each day, and keep a record. After we have sufficient data, we'll run some statistics to see what we find.

If you're interested in this, please post to this thread! If we have a bunch of people recording what they spin, we can get to the stats sooner and answer our question. If anybody is interested, we'd like to request that you post what they spin on the wheel each day (if you get a chance). Once we have enough data, I'll run the statistics and post a summary of what we find.

We'll post today's results first. We have three accounts in our family. We spun: 20 kinz cash
-random kinz cash
--100 kinz cash
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20 kinzcash today
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Today:
Account 1: 20 kinz cash
Account 2: 20 kinz cash
Account 3: 20 kinz cash
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We haven't been on it for a while but I noticed the same thing. We always get 20 kinzcash or something close. And then I wondered, why is this? I mean, it doesn't actually cost them anything to give the big prizes. It's all virtual. It's not REAL money, you know? The kids would actually play longer if they got the big cash so they could spend, spend, spend. Is it the lesson of "you don't always get what you want" or do they want to instill a gambler mentality - "just keep trying and one day you'll hit the jackpot?"

Oh, and it bugs me that it goes fast and then slows down and stays at the same speed for a while until it just stops on the 20 kinzcash.
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Great project!
on our 3 accounts today:

100 KC
20 KC
random KC = 179
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dd1 is in....We'll spin tonight and post.
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And then I wondered, why is this? I mean, it doesn't actually cost them anything to give the big prizes. It's all virtual. It's not REAL money, you know? The kids would actually play longer if they got the big cash so they could spend, spend, spend. Is it the lesson of "you don't always get what you want" or do they want to instill a gambler mentality - "just keep trying and one day you'll hit the jackpot?"

Oh, and it bugs me that it goes fast and then slows down and stays at the same speed for a while until it just stops on the 20 kinzcash.
It's strange, huh? I don't really get the scratch off games and the jelly bean counts, either. Both seem impossible to win. I don't know if the idea is to instill the gambler mentality or if it's to show kids that gambling usually doesn't pay (or at least not well).
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dd1 : 100 kinzcash
dd2 : gak
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100 kc
gak
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We got:

Random KC (60)
and
Random KC (120)
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I checked to see if anyone had done such a study on http://www.webkinzinsider.com/forum/
but couldn't find anything. Although, if you need to know where to get those gems - this is the place!

Mother to a wonderful 4 year old boy born March 2007 who was once fuzmalesling.gifbfolderchild.gifdiaper.gif and still familybed1.gif

Starting once more from the beginning and  expecting bigeyes.gif a surprise someone pos.gif in September

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Three accounts:

100
20
50

secular classical-ish mama to an incredible 5 year old DS and an amazing 6 year old DD.
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DD - cup of gak
DS - 20 KC
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today we got:

100 KC
yellow tank
plant
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7/9: 20 kc
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7/9:
20 kinz cash
20 kinz cash
50 kinz cash
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dd1 : 20 kc
dd2 : random kc, 9
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Awesome project!
50 KK
20 KK
Mystery prize of 75KK

Flowers, fairies, gardens, and rainbows-- Seasons of Joy: 10 weeks of crafts, handwork, painting, coloring, circle time, fairy tales, and more!
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50 KC
20 KC
Yellow tank top

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7/10
20 kinz cash
gak
rosebush
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We always seem to get higher amount. i almost never get 20 kc, or gak. Usally it's 500 kc or a prize of some sort. (Yes i have my own webkinz ) Dh has about the same luck on his and the older 2 kids get a mix on theirs.
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DD -20 KC
DS - cup of gunk
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DD -20 KC
DS - cup of gunk
You mean you were able to get in today? It's been down for me all day today. This morning it let me try to log in, then say it was down for maintenance. Then this afternoon (after 4:00 pm EST) the following message was on the main page and it's still there now:

"Webkinz World® is currently down for daily maintenance!
We will be back up for more fun and games at 4:00 PM EST."
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7/11
100 kinz cash
50 kinz cash
fabled grand table
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Grey gak
Neon pink smoothy
20 KC

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You mean you were able to get in today?
It was down in the morning for us, but by the evening when the kids tried again, it was up

Today

DD - mystery prize 151 KC
DS - clothing (he closed the window before I could see but it looked like a yellow sun dress or sleeveless shirt or something)
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Finally able to get back in today.

7/11: 50 kc
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50 Kc
100 Kc
20 Kc

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7/12
50 kinz cash
neon pink smoothie
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