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Pinny Pal Community Thread 3.0 New Pinny arcade fans start here. Winter is Coming Soon™

darkinferodarkinfero BOP-ITMalden, MARegistered User regular
edited January 23 in Pinny Arcade
Welcome to the Pinny Pal community thread!
Your wondering why 3.0. I figure it's best to start the new year with a new thread and new information that people can look at.
Big thing is pin group and one stop shop for Pin information. I have taken a lot information from @Manic-2k 2.0 thread.

Who are we?
Well we are collectors of Pinny Arcade of course! (http://www.penny-arcade.com/pinny-arcade)
Since 2013 Pinny Arcade has exploded and people are having fun collecting and trading and meeting other pin pals too!
The community is thriving and will continue to grow over the coming years with the addition of new pins and being released at every PAX!
So how do you get started here??

Well it’s easy just do the following :
1. Introduce yourself to our great community, maybe telling us about how you got interested in Pinny Arcade and ask us any questions you have.
2. Check out the PA store for pins your missing https://store.penny-arcade.com/collections/pins
3. Check out our community site: http://pinnypals.com/
4. Join slack http://bit.ly/1JWlXbs
5. Pinny Pals Community Resource Hub: Podcast, Chat-Apps and Useful Info

How do I trade around here?
There are two ways:

Single trades:
In regards to single trades or non-partnership trades at the moment you just post in the "Pin Pal Trading Post" thread what you have
for trading and what you need/want for your collection. Then you PM the person that has what you want and then you can offer a trade.

our community website! www.pinnypals.com
-This site allows you to register your collection as well as what you would like to put up for trade. A digital lanyard if you will.

Pin Pal Trading Post: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/177186/pax-pinny-arcade-pin-pal-trading-post

Pin pal: Work in a team to collect pins for a Pax you might not be able to go to.

#trade: Join our pin trade channel on slack if you're looking for a trade.

What is a Pin Pal?
A pin pal partnership is a collective of 4 pin pals each representing each other at one of the four
PAXs - collecting pins that the other two would normally not have a chance on getting alone.

What are the benefits of this arrangement?
The benefits are as follows:
-Access to pins from a PAX you usually would miss out collecting and would have to arrange trades.
- Saving on shipping, instead of shipping to 40 or so addresses you will only theoretically need to ship to two addresses.
- Knowing you have trades arranged and knowing how much/what you need to collect for yourself and your fellow Pin Pals.
- Established trade route - this means that you will have partners that you can rely on as well as built raport
- Have pin group questions message me or join #pinny_pal_groups on slack.

Sounds great, how do I sign up?
Fill out this form

What level collector?
First is I must have every pin which is usually a hardcore collector.
Second is I can live without having every pin or I pick pins that I like.

I will message everyone for the first time to confirm your group.


When do I send my pin pals their pins that I collected?
This is up to you and your group and will differ with preference.

Some Pin groups exchange pin for pin or exchange cash.
Not every groups or member asks for every pin. It's up for the group to decide.

It is advised however for each member of your pin pal group to hold onto your pins until all four PAX even sets have been collected and send them all at once.


Being a Hardcore collector I will need to purchase core sets to collect pins, how does that work with the other pin pals in my group?
This again will depend on the group and its preferences. If your groups decide to purchase the sets and send them to the pin pal who is up collecting then they do that. If the pin pal who is up for collecting buys all the trade resources he needs for 3 sets and then works it with his group, then he does that.

Make sure you communicate and don't be afraid to share social media information.
You can chat anywhere you want over text, slack, facebook messenger, forums, whatsup.
The biggest down fall for a pin group is communication.

What if they cheat me?
Unfortunately this is a possibility and everyone should be a little wary.
Get to know your new group, they are a part of this community and are here for the same reason you are which is to collect the pins and have a blast doing so. If they do end up cheating you or your group then they will be black listed from the community.
zerzhul wrote:
A moderator note on pin trading via the forums:

Please see the forum rules for our policy on buy/sell of things. The Pin threads encourage trading, not a marketplace.

This thread gives no legitimacy to anyone attempting to trade with you. Any trades performed should always be assumed to be at one's own risk with no official avenue for retribution in the event of a fuckup or a scam.

Why are you doing all this?
We have fallen in love with this hobby and the community is awesome.

Time Stamp Variants:
Check out pinnypals.com for the few variants we have. Some of hardcore members go after this.

Pinny pals Roster:
Pin Groups
Group 1:
STATUS: Active
Ayefkay/PaxAUS/Hardcore
cabbie98/PAXEAST/HARDCORE
verybluetardis/PRIME/Hardcore

Group 2:
STATUS: Active
Slothofoz/Aus/Hardcore/
Mozleron/Prime/Hardcore
Gerzzog/EAST/Hardcore
callmegar/SOUTH/Hardcore
timmywil/East/Hardcore

Group 3 BOP-IT
STATUS: Active
SKOoOTA/PAXAUS/Hardcore
darkinfero/PAXEAST+South+Prime/Hardcore
BrewtiCon/PAXPRIME/Hardcore

Group 4: The Pinny Pinchers
STATUS: Active
Kamelon/PAXAUS/ENTH
ToastyTreat/SOUTH/ENTH
smertepunkt/PAXEAST/Enth
Brettness37/PRIME/ENTH

Group 5: Pinquisition
STATUS: Active
sirmrej/Prime/enth *may also go to East
Arithon32/EAST/ENTH
MysteriousIcon/PAXAUS/Enthusiast
Jake Capps/PAX South/ENTH

Group 6: The Pinglourious Basterds
STATUS: ACTIVE
Drayven_Darko/PAXAUS/ENTH
Adambarg/PRIME/ENTH
TheAggroCraig/EAST/Enth
Qumaden/South/Enth


Application Pending:

Enthusiast applications:
Aus:InterestingMix;PhoenixOLion
West: imsorad; kyleshrader; CoreyGirl
East:Xenothrope;Manna_rae;pakopako
South:KevSaund

Technical Manager:@Grgemonkey
Grgemonkey is managing everything to with the upcoming trading website, any suggestions or inqueries should go to him.

Special thanks to @Elytian for creating the community art and logo we use.

I hope this all helps and welcome to the Pinny Pal community!

Darkinfero
pinnypals.com Community member since 2013

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  • darkinferodarkinfero BOP-IT Malden, MARegistered User regular
    edited January 2016
    Please take this chance if you need a pin group before Pax south. Send me a message.
    or even better I'm going to make a google doc. http://goo.gl/forms/0dMPL6RoFz
    If your pin group change let me know.

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  • skellerskeller Registered User regular
    Thanks for reviving this, @darkinfero. Hoping to get a group soon!

    darkinfero
  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Pinfessionals (AUS) Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2016
    Thanks for saving me from having to do this!

    The Pinfessionals group needs to be updated:
    Group 7: The Pinfessionals
    STATUS: ACTIVE
    Onlock/Prime
    scuddles/East
    fishfishmonkeyhat/Aus
    giantry/South

    Also you can probably move us down to Enthusiast, as crazy as we are.

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  • darkinferodarkinfero BOP-IT Malden, MARegistered User regular
    edited January 2016
    The revamping of the thread has been on my to do list.
    My schedule has gotten better. @TheAggroCraig can attest.
    I made a pinnypalalerts twitter. For twitter alerts for pin information.
    Also everyone who is in a pin group. If your group change or need someone let me know.

    I will also be PMing every pin group on forums or slack.

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    fishfishmonkeyhat
  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Pinfessionals (AUS) Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    You moved us down but didn't use the updated info from my post!

    Also you left a double space where you removed us.


    YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF WORK AHEAD OF YOU GUY!

    Lazorz
  • HoHumtheBumHoHumtheBum CARegistered User regular
    edited January 2016
    Squire_Pug, aleph0 and I are still looking for an East partner to complete our group. I would say we are more in the enthusiast category.

    Found an east partner.

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    dontdowdit
  • AyefkayAyefkay Queensland, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    My PinnyPals Digital Lanyard: Now Up to date! https://pinnypals.com/pals/Ayefkay

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  • darkinferodarkinfero BOP-IT Malden, MARegistered User regular
    edited January 2016
    Ayefkay wrote: »

    I did this morning.

    Keep telling me what I should ad I will make changes as needed.
    Squire_Pug, aleph0 and I are still looking for an East partner to complete our group. I would say we are more in the enthusiast category.
    I will do it now.
    also which paxens are you guys going to.

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  • astroboiastroboi Melbourne, AusRegistered User regular
    edited January 2016
    I would consider myself somewhere below "Enthusiast" - I will definitely be at PAX Aus and get the core sets and try and get as many of the PA pins (staff etc) as I can, but I'm not going to wait hours in lines to get pins from some game I've never played. So I'm probably not going to be much use to others in a team. That said, I'd love to get the core sets and limited pins (Anniversary shield, polygon) from other PAXes.. would my best bet be to just ask around for someone willing to buy a set for me and ship them across?

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  • misskassmisskass Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Group 8
    STATUS: ACTIVE
    JKwon/prime/enth
    T3CHN0B4BBL3/East/Enth
    misskass/AUS/Enth
    [PAX SOUTH ENTH PENDING]

    We invited @OpSteel to join our group as the Texenthusiast, fyi.

    https://www.pinnypals.com/pals/misskass
    Attended: Aus 2013, Aus 2014, East 2015, Aus 2015

    Aus 2016
    [x] GUESS WHO JUST REALISED IT'S FINALLY THIS YEAR
    OpSteel
  • aleph0aleph0 Registered User regular
    astroboi wrote: »
    I would consider myself somewhere below "Enthusiast" - I will definitely be at PAX Aus and get the core sets and try and get as many of the PA pins (staff etc) as I can, but I'm not going to wait hours in lines to get pins from some game I've never played. So I'm probably not going to be much use to others in a team. That said, I'd love to get the core sets and limited pins (Anniversary shield, polygon) from other PAXes.. would my best bet be to just ask around for someone willing to buy a set for me and ship them across?

    I think what you have in mind is a reasonable interpretation of the "Enthusiast" level: The Core Set and LE pin, and purchase pins. Time-sink pins neither required nor expected.

    misskassCapt Wasabiskeller
  • darkinferodarkinfero BOP-IT Malden, MARegistered User regular
    aleph0 wrote: »
    astroboi wrote: »
    I would consider myself somewhere below "Enthusiast" - I will definitely be at PAX Aus and get the core sets and try and get as many of the PA pins (staff etc) as I can, but I'm not going to wait hours in lines to get pins from some game I've never played. So I'm probably not going to be much use to others in a team. That said, I'd love to get the core sets and limited pins (Anniversary shield, polygon) from other PAXes.. would my best bet be to just ask around for someone willing to buy a set for me and ship them across?

    I think what you have in mind is a reasonable interpretation of the "Enthusiast" level: The Core Set and LE pin, and purchase pins. Time-sink pins neither required nor expected.

    Yes that's Enthusiast

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  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Pinfessionals (AUS) Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    You moved us down but didn't use the updated info from my post!

    Also you left a double space where you removed us.

    ಠ_ಠ

  • darkinferodarkinfero BOP-IT Malden, MARegistered User regular
    You moved us down but didn't use the updated info from my post!

    Also you left a double space where you removed us.

    ಠ_ಠ

    Sorry I fixed it.

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  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Pinfessionals (AUS) Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    And now the group numbers are off for both groups!

    :P

  • darkinferodarkinfero BOP-IT Malden, MARegistered User regular
    And now the group numbers are off for both groups!

    :P

    that's on purpose.
    I'm going to fix it before south.

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  • astroboiastroboi Melbourne, AusRegistered User regular
    aleph0 wrote: »
    I think what you have in mind is a reasonable interpretation of the "Enthusiast" level
    Ah ok fair enough. In that case, if anyone wants an Enthusiast for Aus, PM me! :)

  • OpSteelOpSteel neighbor of the village pindiot Fort Worth TEXASRegistered User regular
    Group 8
    STATUS: ACTIVE
    JKwon/prime/Enth
    T3CHN0B4BBL3/East/Enth
    misskass/AUS/Enth
    Opsteel/South/Enth
    I'm in a group, I'm in a group!!

    I'm bona fide now

    misskassCapt Wasabi
  • darkinferodarkinfero BOP-IT Malden, MARegistered User regular
    astroboi wrote: »
    aleph0 wrote: »
    I think what you have in mind is a reasonable interpretation of the "Enthusiast" level
    Ah ok fair enough. In that case, if anyone wants an Enthusiast for Aus, PM me! :)
    Fill out the Google doc form.
    I will put you in one. When the pins get announce.

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  • HoHumtheBumHoHumtheBum CARegistered User regular
    Keep telling me what I should ad I will make changes as needed.
    Squire_Pug, aleph0 and I are still looking for an East partner to complete our group. I would say we are more in the enthusiast category.
    I will do it now.
    also which paxens are you guys going to.

    I plan on going to Pax West, Aleph0 is getting South, you already have Squire set as Aus.

    Thanks for resurrecting this thread!

    darkinfero
  • astroboiastroboi Melbourne, AusRegistered User regular
    edited January 2016
    darkinfero wrote: »
    Fill out the Google doc form.
    I will put you in one. When the pins get announce.
    Done. Thanks!

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  • darkinferodarkinfero BOP-IT Malden, MARegistered User regular
    This weekend. Please fill out the forum if you want a group.
    And I will put you in.

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  • SennoSenno AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2016
    Please update Group 11 to add me. I've been in it for the past 3 PAX's.

    EDIT: That's Group 11 Hardcore. Cheers. :)

    Senno on
  • dontdowditdontdowdit Registered User regular
    edited January 2016
    Special request for a pin group, just core and LE's from their paxen. I'm an East.
    Google Doc filled btw

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  • darkinferodarkinfero BOP-IT Malden, MARegistered User regular
    dontdowdit wrote: »
    Special request for a pin group, just core and LE's from their paxen. I'm an East.
    Google Doc filled btw
    You would just be a enth.

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  • dontdowditdontdowdit Registered User regular
    darkinfero wrote: »
    You would just be a enth.

    Got it

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  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Pinfessionals (AUS) Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
  • ZigroZigro Registered User regular
    Filled out my form as well. Im an PAX east native pin enth. Thank you!

  • daledenton420daledenton420 Rhode IslandRegistered User regular
    Awesome to see this revived. ive tried to get in groups a couple times now but never was placed in one. Im a east enth, put in the application.

  • darkinferodarkinfero BOP-IT Malden, MARegistered User regular
    I sent a message to people via slack and the forums.
    I will start filling out groups tomorrow.

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  • darkinferodarkinfero BOP-IT Malden, MARegistered User regular
    edited January 2016
    I sent all my messages out to people and created new groups.
    I will keep checking a bunch before pax. The groups will be updated weekly. I expect to have new people for south.

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  • PAX_SkeletorPAX_Skeletor Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Enthusiast level application entered. I can be your Skeletor baby.

    darkinferoCapt Wasabi
  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Pinfessionals (AUS) Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2016
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/151954493902

    Aus seller liquidating his entire collection. Cheap for yanks!

    fishfishmonkeyhat on
  • darkinferodarkinfero BOP-IT Malden, MARegistered User regular
    I'm going to keep fixing any mistakes just let me know if you see one.

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  • darkinferodarkinfero BOP-IT Malden, MARegistered User regular
    I have been keeping these groups updated as much as possible.
    Please check your pms for new groups.
    I also been helping any pin group that doesn't have a south person with south pins.
    Please let me know for some reason if your south person can't go or I missed you.

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  • KeroanKeroan Chicago, IllinoisRegistered User regular
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/151954493902

    Aus seller liquidating his entire collection. Cheap for yanks!

    That was literally my friend from Australia. He should have told me, I would have bought some! Nuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Pinfessionals (AUS) Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Did it actually sell for that much?

  • TheAggroCraigTheAggroCraig Ultimate Lucky Douchebag MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    Did it actually sell for that much?

    I assume the seller just closed it, it should say SOLD at least somewhere if it did.

  • reneguagereneguage Registered User regular
    Howdy y'all!
    Long time no type :)
    Due to the fact that my life is crazy, have approximately 0 time and no longer a hardcore collector, I'm off loading the majority of my collection (in the usual place)
    I'll still be around, and trading here and there,
    Just wanted to say; you guys are great.
    You're a rag-tag bunch of excitable, obsessive geeks and i love you all :)

    darkinferoLejic
  • KeroanKeroan Chicago, IllinoisRegistered User regular
    Did it actually sell for that much?

    I assume the seller just closed it, it should say SOLD at least somewhere if it did.

    Yes, it sold for that much. I got third party group chat confirmation. It makes me wonder how much I've spent on pins over the past couple years... oh god don't think about it @_@

    D0rkAnglLejic
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