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Was there supposed to be a second 'subscriber appreciation' at the end of July?

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Was there supposed to be a second 'subscriber appreciation' at the end of July?
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Thuggie
08.01.2013 , 07:16 AM | #131
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey folks,

It was our plan originally to have a second subscriber appreciation occur at the end of the month along with our Cartel Coin grant you received in the beginning. Unfortunately we hit some tech hurdles and that is no longer the case. As always, we are going to continue to look for ways to show appreciation to you guys and ensure there is strong value in your subscription!

Sorry for any confusion.

-eric
I would just like to say that you hitting some tech hurdles and this no longer being the case. I wouldn't put it past Bioware to straight up lie to us. Chances are it was more than likely never the plan, it was just something said that sounded good knowing in the end you could just say "WE HAD SOME TECH HURDLES" and we would forgive you. I don't think all of us subscribers are gullible enough to believe your lies.

There is no value in our subscription, I mean your statement alone screams LIE LIE LIE LIE, most the time when you tell someone you are going to give them a gift by a certain date, if you don't meet that date then you feel bad but you tell them soon meaning the next week or whatever. In your apology, you make it seem like you are sc****** the whole project and starting from scratch. "LOOKING FOR WAYS TO SHOW APPRECIATION" doesn't indicate you have an idea it means exactly what it say you are LOOKING.

But hey what can you expect from an MMO that flopped in the first 6 months after claiming to be the next WoW. Sorta of reminds me of WarZ or Infestation Stories the creators there also promised people the world. If the gaming industry is turning into a bunch of false promises, I would imagine soon enough more and more companies will be sued.

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Gullesvupper
08.01.2013 , 07:17 AM | #132
Quote: Originally Posted by jankiel View Post


Got to love these guys

"Really, we wanted but we can't so sorry. We won't tell you what it was... but please stay subbed while we think about something new, maybe we will give it to you. Or maybe not"

This is a classical CE vendor syndrome
Sadly I'll have to say this seems likely. Saying they had something else planned is free to do, and since no details about what it was or if it's going to happen was published, it just seems like a PR attempt to turn the situation from awful to good. Even with people complaining, like me admittedly, look how there's people in this very thread who are quite happy with the statement, because it shows Bioware at least had something planned and put thought into it. We just don't know if that's true, especially since absolutely nothing about the appreciation was elaborated on.
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OwenBrooks
08.01.2013 , 07:20 AM | #133
Quote: Originally Posted by jankiel View Post


This is a classical CE vendor syndrome
My CE code turned up yesterday so OH YEAH !!!

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WarbNull
08.01.2013 , 07:27 AM | #134
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey folks,

It was our plan originally to have a second subscriber appreciation occur at the end of the month along with our Cartel Coin grant you received in the beginning. Unfortunately we hit some tech hurdles and that is no longer the case. As always, we are going to continue to look for ways to show appreciation to you guys and ensure there is strong value in your subscription!

Sorry for any confusion.

-eric
I just want something that has nothing to do with the Cartel Market. As a Subscriber I really do not use the Cartel Market unless it is for Character Perks.

What would satisfy me is something special like a free Speeder or Pet that is unique and only able to be obtained by this appreciation promotion. I think something like that would be a lot better than a measly amount of Cartel Coins.
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Maniacraid
08.01.2013 , 07:57 AM | #135
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey folks,

It was our plan originally to have a second subscriber appreciation occur at the end of the month along with our Cartel Coin grant you received in the beginning. Unfortunately we hit some tech hurdles and that is no longer the case. As always, we are going to continue to look for ways to show appreciation to you guys and ensure there is strong value in your subscription!

Sorry for any confusion.

-eric
I'm very disappointed by this.

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Benfynyn
08.01.2013 , 08:24 AM | #136
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey folks,

It was our plan originally to have a second subscriber appreciation occur at the end of the month along with our Cartel Coin grant you received in the beginning. Unfortunately we hit some tech hurdles and that is no longer the case. As always, we are going to continue to look for ways to show appreciation to you guys and ensure there is strong value in your subscription!

Sorry for any confusion.

-eric

Actually, that's encouraging. Sure, I'm disappointed that we aren't getting something but I'm glad they're putting thought and effort into it. Makes me wonder though if that's what happened with the first appreciation gift and they defaulted to 500CC just to give us something at the self imposed deadline. If so, I think I would have been less critical.

In any case I'm excited to see what they eventually get in place for Subs to make us feel valued.

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GatorAndy
08.01.2013 , 08:43 AM | #137
Quote: Originally Posted by Thuggie View Post
People are so freaking gullible.

You want appreciation, well you all have it now in the form of a blatant lie.

I think all us subscribers should in turn show our appreciation and unsubscribe, saying we will come back in a month, then in a month say we all had some tech hurdles and we won't be coming back. But we will continue to look for ways to make you feel appreciated.
So, because YOU don't like the game, or at least the developers, ALL the rest of us subscribers should unsubscribe. Sure, that make sense.

I'm sure it's not the first time you've heard this here, but... If you don't like the game, why play it? Not everyone is as unhappy with things as you seem to be. But, if you feel that the price you pay for a subscription warrants extra stuff, and you're not happy because you didn't get it, then by all means, stop paying.

I feel the amount I pay for my subscription is an acceptable amount of money for the amount of enjoyment I get from playing it. If BW feels it necessary to give me something in addition to that, then so be it. But, I'm not going to complain just because they don't give me that extra thing. Whether it was technical difficulties or not, so what?

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Andryah
08.01.2013 , 08:51 AM | #138
Quote: Originally Posted by GatorAndy View Post
So, because YOU don't like the game, or at least the developers, ALL the rest of us subscribers should unsubscribe. Sure, that make sense.

I'm sure it's not the first time you've heard this here, but... If you don't like the game, why play it? Not everyone is as unhappy with things as you seem to be. But, if you feel that the price you pay for a subscription warrants extra stuff, and you're not happy because you didn't get it, then by all means, stop paying.

I feel the amount I pay for my subscription is an acceptable amount of money for the amount of enjoyment I get from playing it. If BW feels it necessary to give me something in addition to that, then so be it. But, I'm not going to complain just because they don't give me that extra thing. Whether it was technical difficulties or not, so what?
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Eillack
08.01.2013 , 08:53 AM | #139
Why are people surprised by this?

I am honestly confused why people think EAware screwing up once more is something new; they have a very long track record on this. And hell, if they really wanted to show appreciation, then we would have had a vet reward system or something more than consumed fireworks at the 1 year anniversary.

They simply don't care.

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Quraswren
08.01.2013 , 09:16 AM | #140
Quote: Originally Posted by Eillack View Post
Why are people surprised by this?

I am honestly confused why people think EAware screwing up once more is something new; they have a very long track record on this. And hell, if they really wanted to show appreciation, then we would have had a vet reward system or something more than consumed fireworks at the 1 year anniversary.

They simply don't care.
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Sad but a lot truth.

I think they care to some degree because it's their job and everyone wants to get paid.