Fantasy Survivor
Frequently Asked Questions


Last Updated:  Friday, September 06, 2013 at 11:06:52 AM

General Questions
How much does it cost?
How do I start?
How do I activate my Fantasy Survivor account?
How do I join a Tribe?
How do I create a Tribe?
How many Tribes can I belong to?
Can I have more than one Entry in a Tribe?
How do I view my picks when I am in multiple Tribes or have multiple Entries?
How do I know which Entry is active?
What if I want to leave my Tribe?
How do I change my Email Address that I use to logon?
How do I change my password?
What is a "Guest" Entry?

Game Questions
How do I play?
What is the "Most Valuable Player" selection?
Can I view other Player's Picks?
What if I forget to enter my Picks?
When I am entering my picks, some picks in the "Safe" category are not selectable. Why?
How do I select an entire Tribe for the Reward and Immunity picks?
How does scoring work?
Do I get a certain number of points to start out with?
What is the "No Pick" Option?
What about challenges that occur at the same time, such as a combined Reward and Immunity challenge?

For Tribal Commissioners
How many Tribes can I run?
How do I invite people into my Tribe?
I created a Tribe that requires an Entry Fee. How do I collect it?<
I created a Tribe that requires an Entry Fee, but I have some members that I want to enter for Free. How can I do this?
Can I enter picks for my Tribe Members?



General Questions
How much does it cost?
IT'S FREE! The cost for using the Fantasy Survivor web site is absolutely free of charge. However, some Fantasy Survivor Tribes require an Entry Fee to participate. If you are not interested in participating in a Tribe that requires an Entry Fee, you can create your own Tribe!

How do I start?
Joining Fantasy Survivor is as simple as registering. Once you register, you can log in to make your weekly picks. To register, click here. You will be prompted for your name and email address which is required in order to play Fantasy Survivor.

How do I activate my Fantasy Survivor account?
Once you signup for Fantasy Survivor, an email will be sent to the email address that you provided during the signup process. This email will contain an Activation Key. This is to ensure that you are who you say you are. To make things easier, there is a link in the email to automatically activate your Fantasy Survivor account.

How do I join a Tribe?
Once you have successfully logged on and activated your Fantasy Survivor account, you will be required to select a Tribe that you want to belong to. Tribes can be created by anyone and everyone. If you don't see a Tribe that you would like to belong to, you can create your own. Some Tribes are Private and will require a Password to enter. Some Tribes play for money and require an Entry Fee. Find the Tribe that fits you most and enjoy. To join a Tribe, simply click the "Join..." link next to the Tribe that you want to join.

How do I create a Tribe?
If you'd like to run your OWN TRIBE and be a Fantasy Survivor Tribal Commissioner, simply click the "Create A Tribe" link on the "Join A Tribe" page. You will be asked for the Tribe Name, and the location of your Tribe. Once you enter this information in, your Tribe will be created and you will be ready to go.

How many Tribes can I belong to?
You can belong to as many Fantasy Survivor Tribes as you like. Keep in mind that when making your weekly picks, you will have to make these picks for EACH TRIBE THAT YOU BELONG TO and for EACH ENTRY THAT YOU OWN.

Can I have more than one Entry in a Tribe?
Yes. You can have as many entries as your Tribal Commissioner will allow in thier respective Tribe. To create an additional entry in your Tribe, simply click the Create A New Entry link on the Tribal Tools toolbar. Enter the name of your New Entry and you will be ready to go.

How do I view my picks when I am in multiple Tribes or have multiple Entries?
Simple. When you are at your Tribal Home Page, a list of all the entries that you have on Fantasy Survivor will be listed along with the currently selected Entry. Simply click the Entry Name that you want to activate and you are finished. Your Tribal Home Page will update accordingly to reflect the Tribe in which your entry is located.

How do I know which Entry is active?
When you are logged onto Fantasy Survivor, the name of the Active Entry and Tribe will be listed in the Heading below the toolbar.

What if I want to leave my Tribe?
If you wish to leave a Tribe that you currently belong to, simply click the Delete My Entry link on the My Tools toolbar. You will need to do this for each Entry that you have in a Tribe. Note that once you leave a Tribe, any picks that you have entered will be lost forever and cannot be retrieved. If you leave a Tribe and are no longer affiliated with a Tribe, you will be presented with the Join A Tribe screen until you affiliate yourself with a Tribe.

How do I change my Email Address that I use to logon?
To change the Email Address that you use to logon to Fantasy Survivor, simply click the Edit My Profile link on the My Tools toolbar. From there, change the Email Address entry to the Email address of your choice.

How do I change my password?
To change your Fantasy Survivor password, simply click the Change Password link on the My Tools toolbar. You will be prompted for your new password.

What is a "Guest" Entry?
In Tribes that require an Entry Fee, you can also have Players that are exempt from paying the fee and exempt from winning anything, by simply marking these people as Guests. Send email to your Tribal Commissioner if you want to change your Guest Status.

Game Questions
How do I play?
Once you have successfully logged on and selected or created a Fantasy Survivor Tribe, you will be brought to your Tribal Home Page. This Home Page will contain useful information from your Tribal Commissioner, a status on any outstanding messages on the Tribal Message Board, the status of your picks for this week and much more. Each week you will be required to enter picks on which Survivor will win the following categories: Reward Challenge, Immunity Challenge, Voted Off, Safe, and a Mystery Question. Your picks are due 5 minutes before the airing of the episode in the Eastern Timezone. Once the deadline for entering picks has passed, you cannot enter picks for that episode.

What is the "Most Valuable Player" selection?
Each Episode when making your picks, you are also required to select a "Most Valuable Player". If your selection wins any of the five (5) categories with the exception of the "Safe" pick, you will receive additional points. For every Episode that your "Most Valuable Player" selection remains the same, the point value will increase. Once you change your "Most Valuable Player" selection to something that differs from the previous Episode, the point value will be reset.

Can I view other Player's Picks?
You will not be able to view any other player's picks until the deadline has passed. When you click the View All Player Picks link on the Game Tools toobar, you will only be able to see your picks. All other player picks will be masked by a message that says Picks Not Closed. Once the deadline has passed, all of the picks will be revealed.

What if I forget to enter my Picks?
If you forget to enter your picks for a given week, you will be forfeiting any points for that week. The only exception is if your "Most Valuable Player" selection wins any of the categories.

When I am entering my picks, some picks in the "Safe" category are not selectable. Why?
Up to Episode 6, picks that you have used on a previous occasion can no longer be used. After Episode 6, your Safe picks will be reset. From that point on, any "Safe" picks that you have used on a previous occasion can no longer be used for the rest of the season. This makes your choice more difficult in the later rounds.

How do I select an entire Tribe for the Reward and Immunity picks?
Before the merger of the two Tribes, challenges are performed by an entire Tribe. However, when you are making your choices for Reward or Immunity Challenge, you will always be selecting a SPECIFIC SURVIVOR. Thus, if you feel a specific Tribe will win a Challenge, you will want to pick one of the Members of that Tribe. If, however, game play dictates that a merge occurs, tribe members are swapped, etc., be aware that points are STILL awarded on an Individual basis.

How does scoring work?
Each week, you gain a set number of points based on your choices. If you answered all of the questions for that episode correctly, you will gain additional "Perfect Pick" points. You are also awarded points if your selection for "Most Valuable Player" wins certain categories. See the Rules for detailed scoring breakdown.

Do I get a certain number of points to start out with?
No. Each player in Fantasy Survivor starts out with zero (0) points.

What is the "No Pick" option?
This is a new feature as of Season 11 of Fantasy Survivor. The "No Pick" option allows you to pick NOONE for a given category when you make your picks. For instance, if you don't thin that ANYONE will win the Reward Challenge or if you think the Reward Challenge will not take place, you now have the option of choosing "No Pick" for that category. In seasons past, without this option, you would be denied the chance of receiving "Perfect Pick Bonus Points" if this occurred. Now, with the "No Pick" selection, you have an even better chance of winning these valuable bonus points.

What about challenges that occur at the same time, such as a combined Reward and Immunity challenge?
When a challenge is considered a combined challenge, such as a combined Reward and Immunity challenge, EACH category will still be score points as if they were separate. Thus, the NO PICK option would not play.

For Tribal Commissioners
How many Tribes can I run?
At this time, you are permitted to run only two (2) Fantasy Survivor Tribes at a time. If you have a need for more, send email to the Fantasy Survivor Tribemaster and make your request.

How do I invite people into my Tribe?
The Fantasy Survivor website provides a facility for you to send pre-formatted invitations to one or many people. Simply click the Invite A Friend or Invite Many Friends link on the Tribal Commissioner Toolbar and fill in the appropriate fields. If your Tribe is a Private Tribe or a Pay Tribe, you can choose to include the Password and/or cost of your Tribe in the email. You will receive a copy of the email that is sent to your invitees.

I created a Tribe that requires an Entry Fee. How do I collect it?
You will be responsible for collecting the Entry Fees from your Tribe Members. Fantasy Survivor is not responsible for collecting these fees nor is it responsible for paying winnings.

I created a Tribe that requires an Entry Fee, but I have some members that I want to enter for Free. How can I do this?
In this instance, when you are maintaining your Tribe Members in the Tribal Commissioner area, simply mark that player's entry as a Guest.

Can I enter picks for my Tribe Members?
Yes. As Tribal Commissioner, you may have a need to enter picks for various Tribe Members. To do this, go into My Tribe Members on the Tribal Commissioner toolbar, then click the Enter Picks For Player link on the Tribe Members toolbar.

Note:  When you enter picks for a player, this will be noted on View All Player Picks screen.

Other Questions?

If I have other questions or concerns, how can I contact you?
Simply send email to the Fantasy Survivor TribeMaster. Questions are normally answered within 24 hours.

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