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Does it bother you to see someone with an "exclusive" item via cross-promotion, pre-order, etc?

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  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAPosts: 4,477Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MightyChasm
    Not gonna tow the line here.  Yes, I kinda agree and disagree with the OP.  If people want to pay for it that is their thing, but I can understand why people get put off a game because someone else has bought all the pretty aesthetic shit.  To dismiss this as an issue instantly is a little weak, it is an issue for some people. 

     Is that the same kind of people who follow what paris hilton and kim kardashian are doing?  IF so, no loss.  There is always going to be someone with something I will never have.  Envy and Jealousy are bad traits to have.

  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAPosts: 4,477Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sijjistoryus

    Perhaps it's just my persona, but I don't like it when I see items that I cannot possibly get. I don't "need" the item or anything, but I feel like there is a part of the game that is missing. I have fun collecting items. I don't know why.

    I simply believe that all in-game items should be earned and obtain in the game.

     So it's a simple entitlement issue.  Curious as to why you would not mention this in the OP.

  • birdycephonbirdycephon Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 1,314Member
    I'd be lying if I sad I have never been jealous of what someone else got in a game. And those who deny it are in the closet about such things and need help.
  • PanthienPanthien ZaandamPosts: 559Member
    Originally posted by Sijjistoryus
    Originally posted by TribeofOne
    all those things are available to anyone who puts in the time and effort. if you CHOOSE NOT to put in the time, effort or money then noone is to blame but yourself and IMO you dont have the right to be bothered.

    In-game effort should reward you with an item. But what if I had just gotten back from a tour in Iraq? I wasn't able to pre-order.

    In most cases the items coming from CE/pre-orders/special events ARE obtaineble in game, just not the same models.

    Oh noes someone has a different looking mount, vanity pet or different collor crystal.

  • severiusseverius sacramento, CAPosts: 1,514Member Common
    Originally posted by Sijjistoryus

    Hi all!

    Does it ever bother you to see someone using an item that you cannot get due to the following:

    • Convention Items: In-game items given to people who attended a convention, e.g., Blizzcon, Warhammer Tournament, etc.
    • Cross-Promotion Items: In-game item give to people who purchased other games from the same company, e.g., Purchasing Red Alert III's Collector's Edition will grant your Warhammer Character a rare hat that will turn you into a bear.
    • Founder's Pack Rewards: In-game items for purchasing a variety of Founder Packs (usually $25-$500-$1,000).
    • Pre-Order Rewards: In-game capes, mounts, or items for pre-ordering the game (sometimes different reward per vendor).
    • Collector's Edition Items: In-game item for purchasing a Collector's Edition, e.g., SWTOR's $150.00 CE granting access to a CE store, pets, etc.
    • Contests: In-game items that are won via drawing or screenshot contest etc.
    • 3rd-Party Websites: Joining the developer's facebook page before launch date will give you an in-game item code etc.

    Not in the least.  

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  • AeonbladesAeonblades Home, GAPosts: 2,083Member
    Originally posted by birdycephon
    I'd be lying if I sad I have never been jealous of what someone else got in a game. And those who deny it are in the closet about such things and need help.

    Believe it or not, there are plenty of people out there who don't care what you or anyone else has. It's not a personal thing, they just don't care and are happy with what they do have.

    If people want to get upset about not having things others have, well people have been doing that since Crunch broke Crull's nose and took his cave.

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  • EdeusEdeus Stamford, CTPosts: 506Member
    Originally posted by Aeonblades
    Originally posted by birdycephon
    I'd be lying if I sad I have never been jealous of what someone else got in a game. And those who deny it are in the closet about such things and need help.

    Believe it or not, there are plenty of people out there who don't care what you or anyone else has. It's not a personal thing, they just don't care and are happy with what they do have.

    If people want to get upset about not having things others have, well people have been doing that since Crunch broke Crull's nose and took his cave.

    Well Crull deserved it..

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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,460Member Uncommon
    no
  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,460Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by birdycephon
    I'd be lying if I sad I have never been jealous of what someone else got in a game. And those who deny it are in the closet about such things and need help.

    WHOA!

    I think you should take that all powerful microscope and turn it the other way.

  • AeonbladesAeonblades Home, GAPosts: 2,083Member
    Originally posted by Edeus
    Originally posted by Aeonblades
    Originally posted by birdycephon
    I'd be lying if I sad I have never been jealous of what someone else got in a game. And those who deny it are in the closet about such things and need help.

    Believe it or not, there are plenty of people out there who don't care what you or anyone else has. It's not a personal thing, they just don't care and are happy with what they do have.

    If people want to get upset about not having things others have, well people have been doing that since Crunch broke Crull's nose and took his cave.

    Well Crull deserved it..

    Yea, all uppity about his 2 chamber cave with vented lighting....

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  • DauzqulDauzqul Detroit, MIPosts: 1,408Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aeonblades
    Originally posted by Sijjistoryus
    Originally posted by TribeofOne
    all those things are available to anyone who puts in the time and effort. if you CHOOSE NOT to put in the time, effort or money then noone is to blame but yourself and IMO you dont have the right to be bothered.

    In-game effort should reward you with an item. But what if I had just gotten back from a tour in Iraq? I wasn't able to pre-order.

    I'd be more worried about making sure I got my college education funding and benefits from the VA, spending time with friends and family, enjoying the sights and sounds of home. Worrying about whether or not I got a purple unicorn to ride around in a video game is kind of a who cares type moment.

    Huh?
  • severiusseverius sacramento, CAPosts: 1,514Member Common
    Originally posted by Sijjistoryus
    Originally posted by TribeofOne
    all those things are available to anyone who puts in the time and effort. if you CHOOSE NOT to put in the time, effort or money then noone is to blame but yourself and IMO you dont have the right to be bothered.

    In-game effort should reward you with an item. But what if I had just gotten back from a tour in Iraq? I wasn't able to pre-order.

    If you had just come back from Iraq some moronic tchotchkee in game wouldn't mean jack squat to you.

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  • DauzqulDauzqul Detroit, MIPosts: 1,408Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by severius
    Originally posted by Sijjistoryus
    Originally posted by TribeofOne
    all those things are available to anyone who puts in the time and effort. if you CHOOSE NOT to put in the time, effort or money then noone is to blame but yourself and IMO you dont have the right to be bothered.

    In-game effort should reward you with an item. But what if I had just gotten back from a tour in Iraq? I wasn't able to pre-order.

    If you had just come back from Iraq some moronic tchotchkee in game wouldn't mean jack squat to you.

    For crying out loud. People took this example too literal and completely missed the point.

  • Marcus-Marcus- Posts: 970Member Uncommon

    I've gotten things from CE, DE's, and promotions, to be honest, I have found the stuff pretty (very) useless and it always sits in my bank collecting "dust", or tossed out, so no, not at all.

    *pops (useless) flare gun*

     

     

  • AeliousAelious Portland, ORPosts: 2,854Member Uncommon
    Nope
  • EdeusEdeus Stamford, CTPosts: 506Member
    Originally posted by Sijjistoryus
    Originally posted by severius
    Originally posted by Sijjistoryus
    Originally posted by TribeofOne
    all those things are available to anyone who puts in the time and effort. if you CHOOSE NOT to put in the time, effort or money then noone is to blame but yourself and IMO you dont have the right to be bothered.

    In-game effort should reward you with an item. But what if I had just gotten back from a tour in Iraq? I wasn't able to pre-order.

    If you had just come back from Iraq some moronic tchotchkee in game wouldn't mean jack squat to you.

    For crying out loud. People took this example too literal and completely missed the point.

    It was a bad example... dont ever use it again. Esp since you apparently only used it as an example...

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  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member
    Originally posted by Torgrim
    No.

    lol first post /thread

  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYPosts: 5,724Administrator Uncommon
    Mind editing your thread title so it is a bit more concise? :) I don't think all the examples need to be in the subject line!

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  • stayontargetstayontarget Tacoma, WAPosts: 6,068Member Uncommon
    No.

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  • DauzqulDauzqul Detroit, MIPosts: 1,408Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Edeus
    Originally posted by Sijjistoryus
    Originally posted by severius
    Originally posted by Sijjistoryus
    Originally posted by TribeofOne
    all those things are available to anyone who puts in the time and effort. if you CHOOSE NOT to put in the time, effort or money then noone is to blame but yourself and IMO you dont have the right to be bothered.

    In-game effort should reward you with an item. But what if I had just gotten back from a tour in Iraq? I wasn't able to pre-order.

    If you had just come back from Iraq some moronic tchotchkee in game wouldn't mean jack squat to you.

    For crying out loud. People took this example too literal and completely missed the point.

    It was a bad example... dont ever use it again. Esp since you apparently only used it as an example...

    Again, you missed the point. The point was that some people may not have been able to pre-order, heard about the game, lived too far form a convention, etc.
     We used MMORPG.com to talk about and relate to games.

  • HeafstaggHeafstagg Edmonton, ABPosts: 170Member Uncommon
    Nope, not at all. I suppose it's because I'm not from the "everyone and everything must be equal or else nobody gets it" generation. My daughters are in school right now and that's all they preach to them. Nothing like raising a society of wussies. Can you imagine some of these people grown up whining to thier boss that someone else has coffee and they don't? Yeaaahhh that's not going to work. If there's no incentive to get something that somebody else wants, there's no incentive to improve yourself or society.

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  • MadnessRealmMadnessRealm Montreal, QCPosts: 2,716Member Uncommon

    It has at certain times, depending on what exactly the reward was.

    For example, new game comes out and if you had bought the normal game you start like everyone else, but if you bought the CE or Pre-order you get to start with a pretty handy mount (whereas normal players would have to grind a fair amount of in-game currency to acquire one). That kind of thing will bother me, at least until I get a mount myself.  If it's anything like a special hat or something, then I really don't care about it, but if it's items that gives a lot of convenience like a mount then it might bother me until I'm able to acquire the equivalent in-game.

    If it's a reward only gained by those who attended a certain convention then it 'might' bother me depending on what it is (sometimes early access codes are given and other things like that). Since the only way to acquire them is to not only be able to physically be present at a convention but to also pay all the fees associate with it (Plane, Hotel, tickets, etc), then it can bother me a bit.

    Other rewards gained from things like Contest, Cross-Promotions or 3rd PArty Websites don't really bother me.

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  • EdeusEdeus Stamford, CTPosts: 506Member
    Originally posted by Sijjistoryus
    Originally posted by Edeus

    It was a bad example... dont ever use it again. Esp since you apparently only used it as an example...

    Again, you missed the point. The point was that some people may not have been able to pre-order, heard about the game, lived too far form a convention, etc.
     We used MMORPG.com to talk about and relate to games.

    Nono, the point was you made a horrible example, and people felt the need to correct you.

     

    About you're original point: I'm in the "no" category :P

     

    EDIT: *sees more posts replying to that Iraq post* you are REALLY going to hate using Iraq as an example lol!

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  • AeonbladesAeonblades Home, GAPosts: 2,083Member
    Originally posted by Heafstagg
    Nope, not at all. I suppose it's because I'm not from the "everyone and everything must be equal or else nobody gets it" generation. My daughters are in school right now and that's all they preach to them. Nothing like raising a society of wussies. Can you imagine some of these people grown up whining to thier boss that someone else has coffee and they don't? Yeaaahhh that's not going to work.

    I honestly feel sorry for the children and the rude awakening they will be in for at some point down the road. They don't even know at this point because it's been completely driven into their heads.

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  • BossalinieBossalinie Hattiesburg, MSPosts: 683Member Uncommon
    Don't care. It's 1s and 0s
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