For every ‘Free-in’ Team Auction, Adfun users do not need to present Bidding Tickets to enter into the auction. Any team is eligible to enter for free. While the Team Auction does not require Bidding Tickets upon entrance, teams will still need to present Bidding Tickets when entering bids for the prize offered. Members within a team are always able to share Bidding Tickets and Bidding Money with one another. Upon winning the Team Auction, each member of the winning team will receive the auctioned prize.
To enter into team auctions, ‘Bid-in’ auction rooms require a set Bidding Ticket entrance fee while Free-in auction rooms do not. In order to participate in team auctions Adfun users must gather the required number of team members and pay the Bidding Ticket fee before bidding. Members within a team are able to share Bidding Tickets and Bidding Money with one another allowing for a unique cooperative play between Adfun users. Upon winning the auction, each member of the winning team receives the auctioned prize.
Certain Team Auctions have a set number of teammates required in order to participate. The 5 Friends Team Auction is available only for teams composed of 5 users and teams may not enter with any fewer members. The 5 Friends auctions encourage team cooperation and communication making Adfun a communal experience where friends can win great prizes together.
Up to 5 Friends
The Max Friends Team Auctions allow for teams composed of any number of users, not exceeding the max friends limit, to enter and bid. Teams may be composed of just one individual user as well. While these Team Auctions allow for flexibility in number of teammates, it is always better to enter into each Team Auction with the greatest number of teammates allowed in order to improve the team’s chances of winning the prize. With each team member, unique bids are available and thus an improved chance of winning.
How to Win
The unique Adfun bidding system determines winners according to the most unique betting amount that is closest to the bidding item cost. All the repeated bids for a particular betting amount are negated and only unique bids are eligible to win. If you lose the Team Auction, however, you receive some of your bet Bidding Money back for immediate use in other Team Auctions. If you win the Team Auction, all the Bidding Money bet in the auction will be exchanged for the prize offered.
Team Auction Progress Graph
The graph displayed underneath each Team Auction room shares the current bidding progress for the prize offered. Each Team Auction is assigned a specific Bidding Ticket cap that then determines the pace of the auction. For example, if the Bidding Ticket cap was set to 100BT, then once 100BT is reached, the Team Auction will be closed and a winner will be selected. The graph shown summarizes the relative completion of the Team Auction.
Each sponsored advertisement available for viewing on Adfun offers a specific amount of ‘Bidding Tickets’ upon initial viewing. After a user views the entire advertisement, the Bidding Ticket amount offered is directly deposited into their Adfun Wallet and ready to use for Team Auctions and bids. If a sponsored advertisement is viewed more than once, the user is then awarded Bidding Money. Adfun users may also receive Bidding Tickets through interactions with the ‘Wish List’ and ‘Billboard’ features where users may share or comment on their favorite ads and prizes. Upon every ‘Check-in’ to the Adfun application, users may be given free Bidding Tickets or Bidding Money. When working as a team, users may give and receive Bidding Tickets from friends and teammates.
‘Bidding Money’ is awarded at an exponential rate for every sponsored advertisement watched multiple times. For each initial viewing, users are allocated a specific amount of Bidding Tickets, and thereafter Bidding Money. For each additional viewing of a particular ad, the Bidding Money received increases, rewarding users more and more for every rewatch. Bidding Money is also awarded for Adfun users’ interactions with the ‘Wish List’ and ‘Billboard’ features where they can share and comment on their favorite prizes and ads. For each comment and share, users will be awarded Bidding Money. Upon every ‘Check-in’ to the Adfun application, users may be given free Bidding Tickets or Bidding Money. Users may also give and receive Bidding Money from friends and teammates.