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Eamon Develara
Caldari
Armadillo Industries
Posted - 2007.02.01 16:09:00 - [151]
 

Ouch Arnold got nerfed.. to bad he was the bomb.

Kay Brack
Gallente
Superior Unified Ruling Federation
Posted - 2007.02.01 16:20:00 - [152]
 

Originally people got 100 snowballs and a launcher for every char they logged in during the period of the event. Probably less than 10 million were originally released. (100 thousand chars logging in during event "guesses")

Of course the "make a buck" traders got involved with trying to corner the snowball market and drove prices up after the event. CCP jumped in and gave out large numbers of snowballs in some regions for free and everyone got a good laugh at the snowball hoarders.

The laugh seems to have come around on CCP though as the givaways increased the amount of snowballs by a huge factor.

Interesting though that it has taken a year to get rid of the things i would have thought that the number of concorded players in the first several weeks would have flagged snowballs as a seriously bad idea.


Oz Borne
Naughty 40
Posted - 2007.02.01 16:40:00 - [153]
 

Edited by: Oz Borne on 01/02/2007 16:56:03
Edited by: Oz Borne on 01/02/2007 16:41:41
Clicky


edited for Hutch <3

Please link to images -Eldo([email protected])

Snarls McGee
Posted - 2007.02.01 16:51:00 - [154]
 

I think it is important to note that most of the people labeled as 'whiners' (by ppl looking for a quick flame) aren't upset that the removal of the snowballs, they're upset at the thought process behind their removal and how it was handled.

-What would it have hurt for CCP to give notice that snowballs don't last forever and by next patch they'd melt?

-If CCP did this to protect 'stupid people' why are all the other harsh to stupid people game mechanics still allowed (can flipping, "FREE AMMO" cans to bait newbs into getting shot outside of starter stations, people running multiple accounts just to invite someone to their alt's gang that their main is at war with, etc)?

And while this thread may be about an isolated incident (snowballs) it is just one more example we can add to the list of ill thought out ideas at the expense of the players.

Raketefrau
Caldari
Di-Tron Heavy Industries
Initiative Mercenaries
Posted - 2007.02.01 17:26:00 - [155]
 

Awesome, so not only did we not get a Christmas present this year, they took away last year's.

We can feel the love.


Frank Horrigan
Vault 35
Posted - 2007.02.01 17:28:00 - [156]
 

Are you ****ing serious...

I was saving mine this entire time so they could get deleted...

God damnit...

Skyburn Fireblade
Stimulus
Posted - 2007.02.01 18:19:00 - [157]
 

CCP should have turned the snowball launchers into salvage needed for missile rigs and turned the snowballs into mass quantities of Ice so we could at least make some ISK off of the decision! Two birds with one stone - no unneeded database entries (as the market for Ice and missile rigs hits rock bottom!).

Ch Tang
Posted - 2007.02.01 18:35:00 - [158]
 

Edited by: Ch Tang on 01/02/2007 18:39:12
This is to you all snow bashing trolls. Your college credits have come back from an uncredited university. Sorry your degree sucks. Live with it.

So, did you spend time? Did you spend money? Sorry your school is now uncredited. We didn't tell you before, we needed your money and wanted to waste you time, but now it should be clear that you were taken.

Twisted EvilTwisted EvilTwisted Evil

xalus morbine
Posted - 2007.02.01 21:10:00 - [159]
 

no snowballs? time to start throwing corpses at each other!!!!Twisted Evil

Gran Lethern
Posted - 2007.02.01 22:18:00 - [160]
 

They melt the snowballs and leave the launchers ... ?????Shocked

Retromash
Minmatar
Re-Awakened Technologies Inc
Electus Matari
Posted - 2007.02.01 23:41:00 - [161]
 

/emote crams her Anaconda Mine collection into her Snowball Launcher collection and heads for Jita

Aphotic Raven
Gallente
The Illuminati.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2007.02.01 23:49:00 - [162]
 

Edited by: Aphotic Raven on 01/02/2007 23:48:24
I could understand snowballs being removed after a year to be replaced with the new christmas gift... the one that was promised in the dev blogs.... (the head man himself said he had someone working on it) but then again its CCP... im sure its coming Soon(tm) like the drone fixes... dont worry kids we'll have our gift by 2012... possibly...

Also ffs how many requests for corpse launchers are needed to get CCP off their asses.

Edit: The community is well aware that your care level for customers is 0 CCP but you could have at least given us coal. -__-

Thea Arsoniztik
Senex Legio
Get Off My Lawn
Posted - 2007.02.02 01:18:00 - [163]
 

Ill take a coal launcher, thnx

Madam Dinahkarr
Amarr
Neh'bu Kau Beh'Hude
Ushra'Khan
Posted - 2007.02.02 01:28:00 - [164]
 

Edited by: Madam Dinahkarr on 02/02/2007 01:25:26
Edited by: Madam Dinahkarr on 02/02/2007 01:25:00
Being the un-educated newb that I am, I pose a simple question:

What's a snowball? Based on what a CCP guy said on page 1, they sound like some sort of dud missle.

sesanti
Minmatar
Astrodynamics Trading Group
Posted - 2007.02.02 01:29:00 - [165]
 

Originally by: Ch Tang
Edited by: Ch Tang on 01/02/2007 18:39:12
This is to you all snow bashing trolls. Your college credits have come back from an uncredited university. Sorry your degree sucks. Live with it.

So, did you spend time? Did you spend money? Sorry your school is now uncredited. We didn't tell you before, we needed your money and wanted to waste you time, but now it should be clear that you were taken.

Twisted EvilTwisted EvilTwisted Evil



LOL... that makes me remember Derek Smart in so many ways Laughing

MysticNZ
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2007.02.02 01:35:00 - [166]
 

You guys complain about the lamest **** ever.

Sonic Slayer
Minmatar
Guardian Heroes Inc.
Posted - 2007.02.02 01:54:00 - [167]
 

I had very little use for the snowballs and the launchers so it did not affect me too much, I was a bit disapointed with it being changed like that without warning. If the people were stupid enough to fire back without confirming what they were being hit with then it's their own fault and they deserved to get concorded... almost as much as those noobs that ask other players for money because they lost everything with their frig or destroyer. They deserve death, the die slowly in a fire type. Wah-wah-wah, mine some veld, craft yourself a straw and SUCK IT UP.

The way that CCP took it out was what got me. No warning. It's bad business practice not informing the consumer about changes to product whether or not it was used by the majority of players or a small minority... it strangely reminded me of SWG where SOE's approach of "fixing" game issues without real warning, and that is real disturbing and I hope will not happen. Perhaps I'm being over analytical on things, though it is kinda crummy on them doing the whole indian giving thing with the christmas presents... it all comes down to p*** poor planning.

The solution?
I recomend... AMPUTATION! Twisted Evil

Suze'Rain
Caldari
Posted - 2007.02.02 02:12:00 - [168]
 

Edited by: Suze''Rain on 02/02/2007 02:14:49
Originally by: Kylania
So today CCP removed Snowballs for some unfathomable reason.


Those.... erm, people of uncertain parental marital status*!

I was saving those snowballs for next christmas. :/



* does'nt really have the same ring to it as "you ba-*edits*!" does it?
(yes, I am being cynical. it's actually a very minor thing. but still. Bah. Humbug Smile )

Menod Penter
Gallente
University of Caille
Posted - 2007.02.02 02:49:00 - [169]
 

Originally by: Smagd
.....and are you sure you have thought it through?

The next "pointless" item removed may be that fancy faction frig you're so proud of on your kill board, or defender missiles, or mines, or veldspar, or bantams, or titans, or Jita, or the ability to tank sentries.


I couldn't have said it better.

Menod Penter - Mayor of Rens

Korbin Dallas
Caldari
Bunny Killers Inc
Posted - 2007.02.02 03:33:00 - [170]
 

Originally by: Suze'Rain
Edited by: Suze''Rain on 02/02/2007 02:14:49
Originally by: Kylania
So today CCP removed Snowballs for some unfathomable reason.


Those.... erm, people of uncertain parental marital status*!

I was saving those snowballs for next christmas. :/



* does'nt really have the same ring to it as "you ba-*edits*!" does it?
(yes, I am being cynical. it's actually a very minor thing. but still. Bah. Humbug Smile )


Shocked


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