|DarcyF1 Collector Cards|
DarcyF1 Collector Cards gives members the chance to collect virtual cards hidden around the site. Completing sets of cards will reward members with XP and other bonuses. Each member can collect multiples of most cards. Members can both gift and trade the collector cards with other members. Cards can be released or removed at any time. Cards can only be valid for collection for a certain period of time, and expired cards may become valid again. Members can opt out of card collecting at any time via the Preferences page.
Collector cards are assigned certain rarity levels. Cards are marked with a rarity symbol, identifying it's approximate rarity.
S - select members are awarded this card, it can not be found by browsing the website or in booster packs
C - common, 1/2 odds of appearing
U - uncommon, 1/20 odds
R - rare, 1/100 odds
M - mega rare, 1/1000 odds
X - Extreme Rare
N - nominal, no rarity, this card will always appear when eligible
h - hidden card, you won't know this exists until you find one
Inverse - cards with an inverse color hue are rare to find outside of events
At times, such as DarcyF1 Happy Hours, cards will become more likely to be found.
Create your own cards
We absolutely welcome submission of collector cards created by users. Please contact the admin to discuss your ideas. Absolutely any idea is considered. You can create a series of cards, or add to an existing series, we provide templates for most existing sets, in either Photoshop or GIMP format. Any submitted cards will have a serial number and rarity added to them at administrator discretion. You may suggest rarity values for your created cards.
Please note technical restraints require cards to have a width-by-height ratio of 0.8, which equates to the minimum image size of 400x500 pixels. Cards must have a border, and a non-white background / main image.
Cards can be discovered in many ways and how and where cards can be found is not published. Cards that have a rarity of C, U, R, M, and X will 'drop' when discovered. Cards that have a rarity of S will be 'delivered' to members and will appear in their card collection. Cards that have a rarity of N may 'drop' or may be be 'delivered' to users depending on the obtain method.
When you meet the requirements for 'hitting' a card (such as browsing to a video with that qualifies for a card drop), a random generator will decide whether or not you have beaten the odds and can collect the card. If your do not beat the odds, you will not be eligible to collect that particular card again until the limit imposed expires. For example, if a card has a 24 hour limit, you will be 'locked out' for 24 hours. If you are successful in collecting a card, you will be locked out from collecting this card again for 5 days. During this lock out you can still be gifted the card, collect it in a booster pack and trade for and against this card. You can check your current lock out per card, in the Card Gallery.
You are limited to holding a maximum of 9 of any one card at one time.
You cannot receive more than 7 booster packs per week.
DarcyF1 staff can reward members with cards and booster packs outside of any limit, except the maximum of 9 limit which cannot be exceeded.
Gift cards to other users
You can gift cards that you have collected to other users. Simply click on one of your cards and select 'Gift Card'. Type in the username of the member you would like to gift a card to and it will be transferred to them. Gifting is not reversable, so please be sure you want to gift the card before you commit to it. Once you have gifted away a card, you are now eligble to earn that card again (if it is still in circulation).
DarcyF1 admins and moderators have the ability to gift any card (regardless of status) to any user for any reason. Don't ask for one.
Booster packs contain 6 cards. The rarity distribution of the cards in the pack is fixed at, 3x Common, 2x Uncommon and 1 card which will either be a rare or mega rare card. Approximately 1/10 booster packs will contain a mega rare card. Cards will only be included in booster packs if they are still obtainable from the website by regular means. Booster packs will not include expired cards, yet to be released cards, or 'selected members' cards. Booster packs may include cards you already have, and as such you won't be awarded that card. Booster packs may include duplicate cards. Card distribution within a booster pack's rarity categories is random. You can only earn booster packs by contributing to the website. You will not discover a booster pack by simply browsing the site. Booster pack cards are added to your card collection, from there you'll be able to open them to reveal your cards.
Users can trade points they earn for a booster pack.
Legacy booster packs will contain cards no longer obtainable from the website. Legacy booster packs will only be distributed by DarcyF1 as the result of contests, competitions, events and other promotions. You cannot find, earn or trade points for a legacy booster pack.
There have also been reports of other types of booster packs that appear to be very rare.
You can trade cards with other collectors. You can offer 1 or more of your cards for 1 or more of another members cards. You can propose a trade by selecting a card from another users' collection and clicking 'Trade for this card'. You can then select as many of your own cards as you like to offer for the other members' cards. Once you are happy with your trade offer, you can click 'Trade!' and your trade will be presented to the user. That user has the ability to either accept or deny the trade.
Public Card Trading
You can offer a trade to everyone who has a certain card. When viewing cards in the card gallery you can click 'Make an offer' which will let you offer up 1 or more of your cards to every user who currently holds the card you are after. Any one of them can accept your offer, but once it has been accepted by one person, it is off the table for everyone else. Be sure to be checking the Trade Market often so you don't miss a potentially lucrative public card trade!