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WG, if you are going to make weekend bonus depend on a code, POST THE CODE A DAY EARLY


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arrrgh #1 Posted Apr 20 2019 - 04:53

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News items about weekend specials OFTEN don't get published until hours after the server reset.

While this was always a bad biz practice, its far far worse if people have to enter a code to even get the weekend bonus.

Players will spend hours playing after server reset, without ever getting the bonus. 

You have to publish the weekend special news article at least a day early.

GenPanzer #2 Posted Apr 20 2019 - 05:16

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View Postarrrgh, on Apr 19 2019 - 22:53, said:

News items about weekend specials OFTEN don't get published until hours after the server reset.

While this was always a bad biz practice, its far far worse if people have to enter a code to even get the weekend bonus.

Players will spend hours playing after server reset, without ever getting the bonus. 

You have to publish the weekend special news article at least a day early.

 

I believe they did here.

I_QQ_4_U #3 Posted Apr 20 2019 - 05:24

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View PostGenPanzer, on Apr 20 2019 - 05:16, said:

 

I believe they did here.

 

It wasn't a day early at least not where it maters on the log in screen.

arrrgh #4 Posted Apr 20 2019 - 05:27

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View PostGenPanzer, on Apr 20 2019 - 04:16, said:

 

I believe they did here.

 

Yes, there is a news article......do you have a timecode saying when the article was actually posted?   Have you payed attention to what time these articles are often posted?

GenPanzer #5 Posted Apr 20 2019 - 05:32

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View PostI_QQ_4_U, on Apr 19 2019 - 23:24, said:

 

It wasn't a day early at least not where it maters on the log in screen.

 

You are right it wasn't a day early, my bad. But it was earlier than their normal time this morning based on this post I saw. Considering you are just now complaining about it, the news article has been there, and should probably be checked regularly before your gaming session until they figure out if they will continue with codes or not.

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View PostGenPanzer, on Apr 20 2019 - 05:32, said:

 

You are right it wasn't a day early, my bad. But it was earlier than their normal time this morning based on this post I saw. Considering you are just now complaining about it, the news article has been there, and should probably be checked regularly before your gaming session until they figure out if they will continue with codes or not.

 

How am I complaining about it?

 

BTW, it wasn't there when I logged in early this morning, didn't see it until later in the day.


Edited by I_QQ_4_U, Apr 20 2019 - 05:38.


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View PostGenPanzer, on Apr 20 2019 - 05:32, said:

 

You are right it wasn't a day early, my bad. But it was earlier than their normal time this morning based on this post I saw. Considering you are just now complaining about it, the news article has been there, and should probably be checked regularly before your gaming session until they figure out if they will continue with codes or not.

 

Hes not complaining. Grasp the English language please



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We needed to post a code, for this? lol.

Burning_Haggis #9 Posted Apr 20 2019 - 06:08

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Code BS, one more way WGNA is trying to thin out the playerbase with useless crap.

arrrgh #10 Posted Apr 20 2019 - 06:58

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View PostGenPanzer, on Apr 20 2019 - 04:32, said:

 

You are right it wasn't a day early, my bad. But it was earlier than their normal time this morning based on this post I saw. Considering you are just now complaining about it, the news article has been there, and should probably be checked regularly before your gaming session until they figure out if they will continue with codes or not.

 

And if someone is playing right after the server reset, as I specified in the original post, they will not get access to the missions.     Thus, they are missing out on missions that they should legitimately have access too.

Sure, I am only complaining now, as I only found out about  it now.   Not when I was playing right after the server reset. 

'earlier than normal time in the morning'  can still be HOURS after the server reset, when weekend missions normally start.     I don't know what time that poster considers 'right after', but I sure didn't see it.    I am also not going to keep reloading their website every 15 minutes while playing 'just in case' something gets added.

I think that poster posted 2 hours after the reset, but possibly I have the math wrong.  

Edited by arrrgh, Apr 20 2019 - 07:06.


arrrgh #11 Posted Apr 20 2019 - 07:09

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lol, posted some random stuff from something sitting on keyboard

Edited by arrrgh, Apr 20 2019 - 07:19.


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The news article where I got the code in the other thread was posted less than an hour after server reset, if memory serves me right it was around 20 mins. 

 

I play from Europe and was online checking some stuff at the time of the reset, grabbed a bite to eat and when I came back the article had been posted.

 

Not defending the code system but at least they're getting much better at posting the codes in a timely manner.

 

Unfortunately posting them the day before will only cause confusion because people don't read and you'll get a ton of complaints about the codes not working.



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The TEAM FIRE/ICE codes were posted a day early, but you couldn't activate until after the event started. Well Done WG!

RHeadshot #14 Posted Apr 20 2019 - 13:04

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View PostGenPanzer, on Apr 20 2019 - 05:32, said:

 

You are right it wasn't a day early, my bad. But it was earlier than their normal time this morning based on this post I saw. Considering you are just now complaining about it, the news article has been there, and should probably be checked regularly before your gaming session until they figure out if they will continue with codes or not.

 

Do you realize just how stupid that sounds?  To play a GAME, I need to regularly check something online.  It's an idiotic concept from a company full of them, showing that they really don't give a damn about the player base.

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View PostRHeadshot, on Apr 20 2019 - 07:04, said:

Do you realize just how stupid that sounds?  To play a GAME, I need to regularly check something online.  It's an idiotic concept from a company full of them, showing that they really don't give a damn about the player base.

 

Somewhat hyperbolic, but true about the code concept. 

 

I have yet to see a sound reason for making players enter codes. The major impact is less players will complete missions, so is WG getting cheap? 



GenPanzer #16 Posted Apr 20 2019 - 14:18

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View PostRHeadshot, on Apr 20 2019 - 07:04, said:

 

Do you realize just how stupid that sounds?  To play a GAME, I need to regularly check something online.  It's an idiotic concept from a company full of them, showing that they really don't give a damn about the player base.

 

Yes it's stupid, but it has been clearly stated that this is a temp system as they gather some statistics. So, until they are done with whatever they are doing, this should be an adopted practice, unless you want to continue to play without getting rewards.

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The collected statistics might be asking things like:

How many paying/non-paying players are willing to constantly find and enter all these codes to unlock access to their reward pellets?
How much can we drive them to stop playing and go look at promotional advertising, before they consider it not worth it?

If those are the statistics they want, I'll be fine with earning no mission loot for a while.

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View PostGenPanzer, on Apr 20 2019 - 08:18, said:

Yes it's stupid, but it has been clearly stated that this is a temp system as they gather some statistics.

 

If that is true, it’s moronic. 

 

When your gathering data method actually changes the behavior you are trying to measure, then the statistics are worthless. 






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