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Subscriber Appreciation Details?
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branmakmuffin
07.01.2013 , 10:57 AM | #91
Quote: Originally Posted by ninjonxb View Post
Any chance you may be able to share some sort of information on a time table?
You quoted the following, and then you ask that question?

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As a heads up we are not going to be releasing details about the subscriber appreciation here on the site ahead of time
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My only fear is that this will be on the 4th of july weekend and myself (and I am assuming a decent portion, but maybe I am wrong) will not be able to play due to family.
Talk about yer First World Problems.

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Skodan
07.01.2013 , 10:57 AM | #92
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey folks,

As a heads up we are not going to be releasing details about the subscriber appreciation here on the site ahead of time. However, I would keep an eye on your email. Once we have everything finalized we will be sending an email to all subscribers, so look for that in the future! Glad you guys are all looking forward to it though, keep your eyes peeled for information soon™.

-eric
how soon™?

when should i start refreshing my email every minute; should i start thursday (early weekend), friday morning, friday afternoon, friday evening? or will it be during the weekend, so saturday? or near the end of the weekend, so sunday?

my shift and r buttons are going to get worn out this weekend i think
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ninjonxb
07.01.2013 , 10:58 AM | #93
Quote: Originally Posted by branmakmuffin View Post
You quoted the following, and then you ask that question?




Talk about yer First World Problems.
I understand what I quoted. But I was hoping that They could keep the details about what it actually is, and maybe (i know it is unlikely) release some sort of timetable. Or even just saying "it will not be on 4th of july weekend" or something like that

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DarthMaulUK
07.01.2013 , 11:05 AM | #94
Just make sure Europe is included. We may not celebrate July 4th but we do subscribe!


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Izorii
07.01.2013 , 11:09 AM | #95
Hmmm really do wonder what they will give subs which will actually make them feel appreciated, rather than just another pet which sits in a sack like most other pets, maybe a multi person speeder which has the companion on it? but if they had something like this I am sure it would be in the cartel market and even if subs got it free would you really feel appreciated if everyone else could just buy it for less than 1 months subs. I just cant work it out, often saying there is going to be sub appreciation and then giving them something naff is worse than not saying anything at all.

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curtkram
07.01.2013 , 11:09 AM | #96
Quote: Originally Posted by Twickers View Post
And in less than five minutes or so someone will come in making a post about how Bioware doesn't care, never shows appreciation, doesn't care, thinks Eric is being disrespectful, doesn't care, they'll threaten to quit, doesn't care, and oh yeah that Bioware doesn't care.

That said, looking forward to seeing what is going to be done.
i think it's great that eric told us to wait to receive an email. this sort of communication is helpful to the community and much appreciated.

before we start talking about how much bioware cares about us, shouldn't we see what's in the email? isn't the actual game and the content more important than a post saying 'wait a couple days?'

i waited more than 5 minutes to post this.

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branmakmuffin
07.01.2013 , 11:13 AM | #97
Quote: Originally Posted by curtkram View Post
before we start talking about how much bioware cares about us, shouldn't we see what's in the email? isn't the actual game and the content more important than a post saying 'wait a couple days?'
No, it's much better to wildly speculate that it will be lame and worthless.

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Skodan
07.01.2013 , 11:17 AM | #98
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthMaulUK View Post
Just make sure Europe is included. We may not celebrate July 4th but we do subscribe!
lol.

maybe brits can get something too since without them we wouldnt have had to declare independence. and i guess without the french/spanish, britain wouldnt have gotten to the point where it was. and then i guess we need to include the other countries that aided britains empowerment and created their need to conquer the world, so i guess we can include the rest of europe. and then we'll include south america, africa, asia, and austrailia too since they all help others too.


so i guess even though its an American holiday, i guess its alright to let you all have the fun too
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Andryah
07.01.2013 , 11:17 AM | #99
Quote: Originally Posted by branmakmuffin View Post
No, it's much better to wildly speculate that it will be lame and worthless.
I don't know if it's better... but I do find it entertaining.

Eric's answer is exactly as expected IMO. They have a history of liking to present us with "surprises". If they tell us about it in advance, it's like telling a kid what's in that present under the tree, 2 weeks before Christmas. They are being predictable in how they present surprises to the players.
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ZionHalcyon
07.01.2013 , 11:28 AM | #100
Quote: Originally Posted by Andryah View Post
I don't know if it's better... but I do find it entertaining.

Eric's answer is exactly as expected IMO. They have a history of liking to present us with "surprises". If they tell us about it in advance, it's like telling a kid what's in that present under the tree, 2 weeks before Christmas. They are being predictable in how they present surprises to the players.
I don't mind surprises, but you have to be smart about them.

Either you completely surprise someone, letting no information through (which was already blown by mentioning dates on the last live chat), or if you put it out there, then you properly manage expectations when the date comes creeping by and give people a rough timeframe.

Already, we know it was to be 4th of July weekend. However, without more concrete details as to when the emails go out, any sort of perceived delay in those emails will turn anticipation into frustration, which will devolve into anger, which in turn will blunt any sort of goodwill intended by the surprise, almost no matter how cool it is.

So unless the surprise is mindblowing, something like this can easily backfire and turn something nice into a ragefest, and any goodwill from the surprise lost in potential mishandling. And at the end of the day, it would be Bioware's fault for mentioning the 4th of July weekend in the first place.

Of course, all that is moot if they send the emails on or before July 4th. Just with the way deadlines get pushed around, I just hope they know this isn't something they can monkey around with.