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I I
Posted - 2008.03.19 12:45:00 - [1]
 

Wingman program offering a additional 14 days of game play, it sounds to good to be true - LOL. How about at least a 1-3 month time-code. 14 days might cover the down time associated with the updates and fixes of those updates. Get a new promotion.

I I

Mahir Telum
Posted - 2008.03.19 12:47:00 - [2]
 

Would you rather they didn't offer you anything? Seems like an ideal trade to me.

Riho
Gallente
Drop of Blood
Posted - 2008.03.19 12:52:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: I I
Wingman program offering a additional 14 days of game play, it sounds to good to be true - LOL. How about at least a 1-3 month time-code. 14 days might cover the down time associated with the updates and fixes of those updates. Get a new promotion.

I I


yes.. lest whine about FREE game time.... pft some ppl :P

An Anarchyyt
Gallente
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2008.03.19 12:52:00 - [4]
 

Oh no! They're not offering you ENOUGH free time. What ever will you do?

How about you just take some free time from Eve?

Shurikane
Posted - 2008.03.19 12:55:00 - [5]
 

14 days was more than enough for me to get the grasp of the game.

Terianna Eri
Red Federation
RvB - RED Federation
Posted - 2008.03.19 12:58:00 - [6]
 

I would like to express my agreement with the posters above me (except the OP)
but I am too tired and lazy to formulate a unique response.

Therefore this will have to suffice.
Neutral

Joshua Foiritain
Gallente
Coreli Corporation
Naraka.
Posted - 2008.03.19 12:59:00 - [7]
 

More people is exactly what eve needs... Neutral

Tarminic
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2008.03.19 14:04:00 - [8]
 

My free game time isn't free enough!

Col Terror
Minmatar
Merciless Onslaught
Posted - 2008.03.19 14:06:00 - [9]
 

I don't see that option in my Account! Is it still active?

Dragos Mrs
Agony Unleashed
Agony Empire
Posted - 2008.03.19 14:06:00 - [10]
 

FREE THE FREE EVE TIME!
FOR GREAT JUSTICE!

stahmul
Posted - 2008.03.19 14:22:00 - [11]
 

I'm starting to wonder if CCP is hiring and paying all these forum fanbois.

Riho
Gallente
Drop of Blood
Posted - 2008.03.19 14:56:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: stahmul
I'm starting to wonder if CCP is hiring and paying all these forum fanbois.


lol :P

no fanboi stuff here... just cant understand why ppl are crying about FREE game time :P

Tsanse Kinske
WeMeanYouKnowHarm
Posted - 2008.03.19 14:56:00 - [13]
 

Considering the amount of blithering and enraged demands for reimbursement we get whenever downtime is extended by 20 minutes, two free weeks seems like a lot.

Druadan
Syrus Speculations
Posted - 2008.03.19 15:11:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: I I
Wingman program offering a additional 14 days of game play, it sounds to good to be true - LOL. How about at least a 1-3 month time-code. 14 days might cover the down time associated with the updates and fixes of those updates. Get a new promotion.

I I


This one time, at band camp, a bear came into the camp, right? So I gave it chocolate cake to placate it, and it decided that wasn't good enough so it ate everyone and the wall of the OMFG SAFARI LETS YOU RESIZE TEXTBOXES ON WEBPAGES ON-THE-FLY THIS IS THE FUTURE WHERE'S MY JETPACK...

Tarminic
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2008.03.19 15:20:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: stahmul
I'm starting to wonder if CCP is hiring and paying all these forum fanbois.

Because everyone who isn't as bitter as you are clearly fanbois who see or acknowledge no flaws in EVE ever.

AsfALT
Republic Military School
Posted - 2008.03.19 15:24:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: I I
Wingman program offering a additional 14 days of game play, it sounds to good to be true - LOL. How about at least a 1-3 month time-code. 14 days might cover the down time associated with the updates and fixes of those updates. Get a new promotion.

I I


HAHAHAHHAHAHA... and then some... or better yet... great saddness...

Some ppl...

This remind me of a guy who won a car from a phone company promotion... and he came in to one of theyre shops and demanded another one cose the one he got didn't have enough "optionals"... Jesus... Ii's Free...

Doc Fury
Caldari
Posted - 2008.03.19 15:26:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: Doc Fury on 19/03/2008 15:27:48
It seems like very bad timing (at least to me) that CCP would want to get a bunch of new uninitiated players at a time when their game is suffering from lag, node crashes and extended downtimes much more frequently then usual.

Personally, given the current FPS problem, the last thing I would want to do is invite someone I consider a friend to have their sweet gaming rig reduced to a slide show. 14 free days is a very tempting bribe to some I guess.



stahmul
Posted - 2008.03.19 15:36:00 - [18]
 

Oh Tar, I am honored to have such an expedient and quick witted reply from none other than EVE's biggest name in wasted time.

but lets be serious for a minute here; Some of you are too young in EVE to realize that we already had a wingman program, but instead of free time to a rather substandard and buggy game, they offered a plethora of different prizes. Three usually, offered to subscribers in a raffle that had sent a buddy access pass and had that friend sign up.

The last raffle held was in August, sometime before Trinity was deployed, prior to that it had been every month or every few months they'd give out awesome prizes like "Your Dream Battleship Fitting", second prize a "Dream Cruiser Fitting" and third prize a "Dream Frigate Fitting"

These were actually cool and imaginative prizes, and worth more to players than 14 days of gametime which is what? 7$ at the most? For getting them a subscription based client? Sounds a bit ****ty to me. You already always got 14 days to start, what is another 14 days? Your learning skills? Sounds pretty pointless to me.

So what you don't realize, is there already was a program. It was better than the current program, but CCP discontinued it in an effort to stuff more players in an already crowded world.

Yep, you guys are either too young to realize or are indeed just fanbois.

Buyerr
Posted - 2008.03.19 20:39:00 - [19]
 

Edited by: Buyerr on 19/03/2008 20:39:30
don't whine about some one giving you something.. it is a good thing..

Niccolado Starwalker
Gallente
Shadow Templars
Posted - 2008.03.19 20:58:00 - [20]
 

Edited by: Niccolado Starwalker on 19/03/2008 20:58:44
Originally by: I I
Wingman program offering a additional 14 days of game play, it sounds to good to be true - LOL. How about at least a 1-3 month time-code. 14 days might cover the down time associated with the updates and fixes of those updates. Get a new promotion.

I I


People today are getting greadier and greadier for every second that passes! Rolling Eyes


I I
Posted - 2008.03.19 23:45:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: I I on 19/03/2008 23:45:58
The below comments refer to the respected player's comments...

Mahir Telum - > dumb
Riho -> Huh? drama
An Anarchyyt -> free time? sorry tiger I pay a premium to play.
Joshua Foiritain -> maybe, but the servers don't work properly with the small load as is.
Col Terror-> likely.
stahmul-> apparently some players can think for themselves
Tsanse Kinske -> 2 weeks won't cover a year of regular downtime, not including updates/issues etc. Just an observation not to be taking in any other way
AsfALT -> dumb
Doc Fury -> I agree. In addition, if Eve want to keep adding bells and whistles go for it, but most true pvper/gamers would trade the fluff for a better pvp experience.
Niccolado Starwalker -> not sure what your saying, but people today are getting dumb and dumber.

thanks for the repliesLaughing

Terail Zoqial
Caldari
Posted - 2008.03.19 23:49:00 - [22]
 

Edited by: Terail Zoqial on 19/03/2008 23:49:19
Originally by: Buyerr
Edited by: Buyerr on 19/03/2008 20:39:30
don't whine about some one giving you something.. it is a good thing..


STD's? Shocked

DroneBay Diva
Garoun Investment Bank
Posted - 2008.03.19 23:54:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: stahmul
I'm starting to wonder if CCP is hiring and paying all these forum fanbois.


Heh, I'm about the farthest thing from a CCP fanboi (I think CCP have some issues they need to look at, lets just put it that way), but even I lol'ed at the OP :P

F'nog
Amarr
Viziam
Posted - 2008.03.20 01:30:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Tarminic
My free game time isn't free enough!


If CCP really cared about us they'd offer a BJ as well.Twisted Evil

F'nog
Amarr
Viziam
Posted - 2008.03.20 01:31:00 - [25]
 

Hmmm, perhaps there's a better smiley for my above post. Perhaps Surprised, or maybe Razz.

stahmul
Posted - 2008.03.21 13:18:00 - [26]
 

Sorry, I don't buy into the whole. "Don't ***** because you're getting it free" argument. You're not getting it for free, it's a reward for getting CCP a new customer to add to their already overtaxed game environment. When Radioshack convinces someone to sign a new contract with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, etc. They recieve a bounty from that company from doing so which they sort-of, split with you in order to give you your "free" phone.

Aside from this. I would want to know why on earth I would want any of my friends to play EVE now at perhaps it's worst point in it's history.

-Desynch still isn't fixed
-A new form of desynch is appearing in the form of not being able to target people as they warp away from gates or in many other cirumstances as well.
-The trend of nerfs towards taking away any sort of sandbox mentality with EVE. What's a sandbox if you can only build castles or moats?
-CCP Zulupark; I would never ask one of my friends to come play a game that is being balanced by someone who thinks dictors are meant to bubble and die immediately after.

The trend here is like what's happening with Comcast. Company gets too big and stops giving a **** about it's customers. There isn't any excuse why noone knows how to work with the code associated with the billboards anymore. There's no excuse that desynch still happens even after more than a year of being worked on (and no excuse that it's getting worse now)

and even if there was an excuse for all of that, there would never be an excuse for cramming more people into a game they already are having difficulties handling on a very basic level.

I've brought quite a few people to this game who even now play more than I do, but they didn't grow accustomed to the EVE I did. When they were in game desynch was a normal thing (and still is, and is even expanding it's reach on the game)

When I did, I did so through the buddy program, and got nothing- and was rather happy with that, I was asking them to come play because I enjoyed the game and wanted them to come enjoy it with me. There were also many other raffle prizes that are much better than 28 free days between two accounts; For example one of the second or third place prizes was a lifetime subscription to EVE. Which I'd much rather have a chance at than 14 pithy days on my already paid accounts. Many of these were given out, it was cool, interesting, and didn't drive the world to become immensely more populated.

Lets say you get a person to join EVE for a year- 12 months, at the standard what? 15$ rate per month? You're making CCP 180$ per year in straight income. They're willing to share 7$ of that with you for getting them a new customer, that's 25.7 times less than they'd make off of your friend. This costs them nothing too, because they run the game, the time is free to them as long as the other subscribers are still generating a profit for them.

Now think of how many friends you'd have to introduce to be equivalent to a lifetime subscription to EVE, or one of the former third place raffle prizes. Much less the worth of the second or first prizes. That seemed like it was appropriate. If CCP gets 1,000 new accounts out of this, then they only pay out 7,000$ for them. Sounds like pretty damn cheap advertising to me.

but okay, whatever; You're more than entitled to be happy for getting pretty much nothing, and that's fine.

but seriously, **** all of you who think you're "right" that the OP shouldn't be *****ing. You don't know what you're talking about, and noone has even tried to spell it out half as well as I have. So go on basking in your ignorance, you'll have a chance to get fourteen more days to do it, and I won't be joining you in rejoicing for recieving a five cent prize for being good at the dentist's office.


Icy Fox
Caldari
Posted - 2008.03.29 13:31:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Doc Fury
Edited by: Doc Fury on 19/03/2008 15:27:48
It seems like very bad timing (at least to me) that CCP would want to get a bunch of new uninitiated players at a time when their game is suffering from lag, node crashes and extended downtimes much more frequently then usual.

Personally, given the current FPS problem, the last thing I would want to do is invite someone I consider a friend to have their sweet gaming rig reduced to a slide show. 14 free days is a very tempting bribe to some I guess.





the bring a cyno alt program seemed too .. obvious a name Laughing

Avon
Caldari
Versatech Co.
Raiden.
Posted - 2008.03.29 13:40:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: stahmul

So what you don't realize, is there already was a program. It was better than the current program, but CCP discontinued it in an effort to stuff more players in an already crowded world.

Yep, you guys are either too young to realize or are indeed just fanbois.

I disagree.
The old system rewards a handful of players very well, and the rest who attracted new players got nothing.

The wingman program is much fairer.

Thuranni
Eldjotnar
Posted - 2008.03.29 13:41:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: I I
Wingman program offering a additional 14 days of game play, it sounds to good to be true - LOL. How about at least a 1-3 month time-code. 14 days might cover the down time associated with the updates and fixes of those updates. Get a new promotion.

I I


Are you one of those people that will complain that the beer your friend just gave you isn't cold enough?

Wet Ferret
Posted - 2008.03.29 13:51:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Thuranni
Originally by: I I
Wingman program offering a additional 14 days of game play, it sounds to good to be true - LOL. How about at least a 1-3 month time-code. 14 days might cover the down time associated with the updates and fixes of those updates. Get a new promotion.

I I


Are you one of those people that will complain that the beer your friend just gave you isn't cold enough?


What if it was a mug of ****?


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