You can be the biggest Scorpions fan in the world, but you can hate participating on forums, right? Or maybe because of a disability you have difficulty reading the forums. That doesn't make you less of a fan, you still should have the opportunity of other fans regardless of your forum sign up date or participation.
However, that said, I wish that the Scorpions had brought back the fan club from over 20 years ago now, where you paid a yearly fee, got a membership card and newsletters. For example, I'm in the Iron Maiden Fan Club and they still do that. Not only that, but they also have a "first to the barrier" where you have a chance at the opportunity of being the first to go into the venue to be up front. Since this is their last tour, it's a bit late to do that, but still I sure would love to run it!
You can't put a value on meeting the Scorpions, because that is priceless.
I would of loved to see a contest with the Golden Tickets though, so that everyone who is going to the shows in France has a chance of winning one. Like one per show. It doesn't have to be trivia, just a basic sign up so that folks who aren't willing to pay/aren't able to afford the cost have a chance at the opportunity.
Maybe they can do that for next year!