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NeoMorph
Aggressive Faction Defence Technologies
Posted - 2004.12.21 17:57:00 - [1]
 

This is the first I heard of the fact that bpo offers from the research agent times out. I've had some real life problems (I've had to look after my Mother at her house as my Father passed away earlier this year) that have meant I haven't been able to play as much and now I find that I have lost the chance of an Ishtar BPO just because the I didn't know the damn things timeout. When I found the offer in my evemail I was really, really happy... went 50 jumps to my agent and then found it was all for nothing!

Well the only reason I kept up with paying for my 3 accounts was to keep in the research lottery and to keep my skill points going until I could get back playing in February next year. I've now decided to totally cancel my subscriptions for the first time since Eve launched.

CCP you really should let people know that the offer is for a limited time and then once the offer expires there should be an evemail letting us know that it is a waste of time to visit the agent. I spent nearly 2 hours travelling for nothing when I could have been doing other things.

Well that's my rant over. I may renew my membership in February possibly but for now it's adieu. Evil or Very Mad

To say that this has really

Bedrock
V0LTA
VOLTA Corp
Posted - 2004.12.21 18:07:00 - [2]
 

Did you honestly think a bpo would be waiting for you?
I remember reading something about it going back into the lottery cycle if the offer was never accepted. Sorry mate. Good luck, oh and can I have your stuff? Razz (sorry had to say it)

Brazen Huzzy
Posted - 2004.12.21 18:07:00 - [3]
 

Happened to me too, lost a Covert Ops Cloak II BPO. Visited the agent 7 days after the mail announcing the bpo (delay coz of rl stuff). Agent said "patent expired".

Jobby
Minmatar
PURPLE.
Posted - 2004.12.21 18:44:00 - [4]
 

That deserves a "bah". Bah.

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2004.12.21 18:50:00 - [5]
 

It must be the one I got then, thanks! Very Happy

LocalHost
Hard Six Enterprises
The Laughing Men
Posted - 2004.12.21 19:01:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Bedrock
Did you honestly think a bpo would be waiting for you?
I remember reading something about it going back into the lottery cycle if the offer was never accepted. Sorry mate. Good luck, oh and can I have your stuff? Razz (sorry had to say it)



Had to say you are a ****ing idot? Thank's, we knew that already....

NeoMorph
Aggressive Faction Defence Technologies
Posted - 2004.12.21 19:21:00 - [7]
 

All I was moaning about was the fact that the system doesn't tell you that the offer had timed out... Nothing... Nada... Zip...

If I had found the offer evemail followed by another evemail saying it had timed out it would have annoyed me to have missed it but that would have been it. Or maybe an offer saying "you have 3 days to reply" would have made sense.

I still don't know how long they offer the bpo's for... it could be 24 hours for all I know...

Dao 2
Thenta-Makur
Posted - 2004.12.21 19:51:00 - [8]
 

i dont even think they should ask ;p just drop it in ur hanger and send u a mail ;p

NeoMorph
Aggressive Faction Defence Technologies
Posted - 2004.12.22 11:02:00 - [9]
 

On a bit of a brainwave I woke up early this morning and thought "hmmm where would it be good to have some notification of research breakthroughs... I know... The Journal"

Well I logged in and went to journal and found a new tab that actually DOES tell you about offers from your agent.

So I need to apologise to CCP... I just wished I'd have found this new feature before I did my 50+ jumps lol.

One question... RP = Research points... but what does LP mean?

p.s. I've decided not to quit (I know... yet again!) Embarassed

Discorporation
Amarr
Evolution
Band of Brothers
Posted - 2004.12.22 11:04:00 - [10]
 

LP = Loyalty points.

With certain missions, you get Loyalty points, which your agent uses to offer you assorted crap (and leet items for absurd amounts). You go to the agent, accept the offer and get the item


Avon
Caldari
Versatech Co.
Raiden.
Posted - 2004.12.22 11:18:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Discorporation
LP = Loyalty points.

With certain missions, you get Loyalty points, which your agent uses to offer you assorted crap (and leet items for absurd amounts). You go to the agent, accept the offer and get the item




My agent offered me 15mil isk for 2x 160 drugs (forget which types) and 2700lp.

I told him no way, they are for my own personal use.

Darnell
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2004.12.24 02:53:00 - [12]
 

Oh well. Still very Odd, i would probably have smashed my monitor if the same thing happened to me. Keep on going.

KarateKid
R Rated
Trinity.
Posted - 2004.12.24 04:14:00 - [13]
 

Yeah, sorry to hear Neo!

On the other hand you still have your RP. And teck II BSs should be comming out in hopefully not too long. I know I am optimistic but 7 months of research agents without any BPOs can do that to you. That or you smash your monitor. I don't have the cash for that unfortunatly, as it would be very satisfying!


 

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