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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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  • bigbudzbigbudz O Fallon, ILPosts: 52Member
    Originally posted by Sijjistoryus
    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?

    When I spent my time in Iraq (05-06 Diyala Province), accessing the internet was pretty easy. There were times that I spent at Narwan that I could not access internet but it was very few and far between. Almost every FOB has internet in the MWR so pulling the "I was in Iraq" excuse is not really all that valid. Hell I did a raid (ZG20) in Iraq though it was hard with over 2k ms latentcy. If you wanted to pay for it, the hajis would hook up sat internet for your CHU so you didnt have to deal with the time limit at MWR. We spit a connection between 10 of us. I was in a combat arms battalion also so it's not like I got to stay in fancy Anaconda (Air Force had dances, KFC, and Pizza Hut) where it is almost like a normal place. FOB Warhorse, Baquvah for me-4th ID. 

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  • HeafstaggHeafstagg Edmonton, ABPosts: 170Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aeonblades
    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.

    Exactly, I've been doing my best to teach my daughters that it's not the right way of thinking. There's a girl in one of my daughters classes that's alergic to milk, therefore nobody in the class can have milk. That's how stupid it's becoming.

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  • ReizlaReizla AlkmaarPosts: 3,300Member Uncommon

    No (been said a dozen of times already :p) If people want to spend money on Collector/Limited eidtion packs to get an advantage for the first <x> levels or pay extra for a couple of pixels, be my guest. I personally only buy CEs/LEs if an in-game mount is hard to get (too expensive or too much effort), but mainly, I stick to regular editions just to save money ;)

    Also a note on the cross-game rewards, yeah, those suck. Also because some games don't appeal to me like the MMO I play do, but then again, most cross-game rewards are just fluff...

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  • AeonbladesAeonblades Home, GAPosts: 2,083Member
    Originally posted by Heafstagg
    Originally posted by Aeonblades
    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.

    Exactly, I've been doing my best to teach my daughters that it's not the right way of thinking. There's a girl in one of my daughters classes that's alergic to milk, therefore nobody in the class can have milk. That's how stupid it's becoming.

    That is absolutely mind blowing. I hadn't heard of something like that actually happening, but I kind of figured it would end this way.

    It really doesn't surprise me now that I think about it.

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  • birdycephonbirdycephon Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 1,314Member
    Yup, its about how I expected it. Its quiet sad really reading all of thoze replies.
  • HeafstaggHeafstagg Edmonton, ABPosts: 170Member Uncommon

    I sent one of those little chocolate bars to school with my daughter just after halloween. I got a phone call from the principle giving me a hard time because: A) it was unfair to the other kids and B) it was negligent of me to give my child "junk food".

    I sent another one with her the next day.

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  • EdeusEdeus Stamford, CTPosts: 506Member
    Originally posted by Aeonblades
    Originally posted by Heafstagg
    Originally posted by Aeonblades
    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.

    Exactly, I've been doing my best to teach my daughters that it's not the right way of thinking. There's a girl in one of my daughters classes that's alergic to milk, therefore nobody in the class can have milk. That's how stupid it's becoming.

    That is absolutely mind blowing. I hadn't heard of something like that actually happening, but I kind of figured it would end this way.

    It really doesn't surprise me now that I think about it.

    What if it's not the fairness thing as you describe, but the allergic milk girl's parents are so over-protective that they are the ones that did it to the whole class to protect their one child?  For some reason I see parents as being the villains and Teacher's as having common sense. 

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  • AeonbladesAeonblades Home, GAPosts: 2,083Member
    Originally posted by Heafstagg

    I sent one of those little chocolate bars to school with my daughter just after halloween. I got a phone call from the principle giving me a hard time because: A) it was unfair to the other kids and B) it was negligent of me to give my child "junk food".

    I sent another one with her the next day.

    Haha that made my day, thanks for sharing.

    I'm surprised they didn't have you arrested and sent to some kind of Fitness training and parenting camp. Just wait a few years and I may be right on that :(

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  • HeafstaggHeafstagg Edmonton, ABPosts: 170Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Edeus
    Originally posted by Aeonblades
    Originally posted by Heafstagg
    Originally posted by Aeonblades
    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.

    Exactly, I've been doing my best to teach my daughters that it's not the right way of thinking. There's a girl in one of my daughters classes that's alergic to milk, therefore nobody in the class can have milk. That's how stupid it's becoming.

    That is absolutely mind blowing. I hadn't heard of something like that actually happening, but I kind of figured it would end this way.

    It really doesn't surprise me now that I think about it.

    What if it's not the fairness thing as you describe, but the allergic milk girl's parents are so over-protective that they are the ones that did it to the whole class to protect their one child?  For some reason I see parents as being the villains and Teacher's as having common sense. 

    Nope they said it was because it was unfair. It's not even a bad allergy. As in she might go into anaphylactic shock, she would just get hives or gas or something. Regardless, who are other parents to say what other children may or may not have based on solely their childs needs. It brings us back to my original point......nothing is equal in this world and letting children find out that its not at a late age in life, like adulthood, is going to cause some serious problems in the future. A society of wussies and the instant gratification crowd. We see these kinds of examples everyday in MMOs. Its quite sad.

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  • greenreengreenreen Punchoo, AKPosts: 2,101Member Uncommon

    The third party website bugs me when companies segregate information there. I have enough things to check online. Going to your official site, and your twitter, and your facebook and reddit to find out things - way too much work. Everything should be on your official site. It's just a case of people being lazy and using quick updates trying to make social media valuable. It has no value if you have an official site. No one cares how many friends a company has, more marketing games.

    The rewards part nah, never enter contests.

  • observerobserver Houston, TXPosts: 3,004Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MikeB
    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!

    Haha. I was thinking that too, but i couldn't find the concise words to put it all together myself.

  • firefly2003firefly2003 Los Angeles, CAPosts: 2,555Member

    No, they either A: Paid a little extra for the game to get that item B. Are fans of the game and collect everything so they go that extra mile for a free cool item C. Support the game by going to conventions to get said cool item

    Really people need to get over this entitled mentality, do people really expect to get things that other people paid extra for to get it as well without doing the the same?

    Come closer, (smack) I didn't slap your face , I simply gave your face a hi-five....

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  • BossalinieBossalinie Hattiesburg, MSPosts: 683Member Uncommon
    ^ Doesnt matter who is responsible for initiating it. How selfish is it to make 30 other kids who aren't not yours stop drinking milk?
  • HeafstaggHeafstagg Edmonton, ABPosts: 170Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aeonblades
    Originally posted by Heafstagg

    I sent one of those little chocolate bars to school with my daughter just after halloween. I got a phone call from the principle giving me a hard time because: A) it was unfair to the other kids and B) it was negligent of me to give my child "junk food".

    I sent another one with her the next day.

    Haha that made my day, thanks for sharing.

    I'm surprised they didn't have you arrested and sent to some kind of Fitness training and parenting camp. Just wait a few years and I may be right on that :(

    Hehe its just a sad state of affairs really. My daughters aren't fat kids, they play sports and are highly active outdoors. I'm a forester so we see lots of the outdoors. If my daughters want a freaking small chocolate bar in thier lunches once in awhile theyre going to get it and I'm not about to let some tool tell me I'm being negligent by insinuating that I'm providing them with an un-healthy diet or whatever it was he was implying :P. Oh well lol.

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  • Ice-QueenIce-Queen USA, GAPosts: 2,451Member Uncommon
    Of course not, if I want those items I will pay more money to get them. I never understand people that think they should be given everything for nothing.

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  • EdeusEdeus Stamford, CTPosts: 506Member
    Originally posted by Heafstagg
    Originally posted by Edeus
    Originally posted by Aeonblades
    Originally posted by Heafstagg
    Originally posted by Aeonblades
    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.

    Exactly, I've been doing my best to teach my daughters that it's not the right way of thinking. There's a girl in one of my daughters classes that's alergic to milk, therefore nobody in the class can have milk. That's how stupid it's becoming.

    That is absolutely mind blowing. I hadn't heard of something like that actually happening, but I kind of figured it would end this way.

    It really doesn't surprise me now that I think about it.

    What if it's not the fairness thing as you describe, but the allergic milk girl's parents are so over-protective that they are the ones that did it to the whole class to protect their one child?  For some reason I see parents as being the villains and Teacher's as having common sense. 

    Nope they said it was because it was unfair. It's not even a bad allergy. As in she might go into anaphylactic shock, she would just get hives or gas or something. Regardless, who are other parents to say what other children may or may not have based on solely their childs needs. It brings us back to my original point......nothing is equal in this world and letting children find out that its not at a late age in life, like adulthood, is going to cause some serious problems in the future. A society of wussies and the instant gratification crowd. We see these kinds of examples everyday in MMOs. Its quite sad.

    Ugh the truth is so oppressing!

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  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAPosts: 4,473Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by firefly2003

    No, they either A: Paid a little extra for the game to get that item B. Are fans of the game and collect everything so they go that extra mile for a free cool item C. Support the game by going to conventions to get said cool item

    Really people need to get over this entitled mentality, do people really expect to get things that other people paid extra for to get it as well without doing the the same?

    Come closer, (smack) I didn't slap your face , I simply gave your face a hi-five....

     LOL.  Now down low.

  • MightyChasmMightyChasm londonPosts: 298Member

    what is going on here?

     

  • firefly2003firefly2003 Los Angeles, CAPosts: 2,555Member
    Originally posted by Aeonblades
    Originally posted by Heafstagg

    I sent one of those little chocolate bars to school with my daughter just after halloween. I got a phone call from the principle giving me a hard time because: A) it was unfair to the other kids and B) it was negligent of me to give my child "junk food".

    I sent another one with her the next day.

    Haha that made my day, thanks for sharing.

    I'm surprised they didn't have you arrested and sent to some kind of Fitness training and parenting camp. Just wait a few years and I may be right on that :(

    Unfair to other kids? Pfft I would of told them to go ##%$ themselves...

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  • SpiritraiserSpiritraiser AthensPosts: 162Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Torgrim
    No.

    Well said and agreed here!

  • HeafstaggHeafstagg Edmonton, ABPosts: 170Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by firefly2003
    Originally posted by Aeonblades
    Originally posted by Heafstagg

    I sent one of those little chocolate bars to school with my daughter just after halloween. I got a phone call from the principle giving me a hard time because: A) it was unfair to the other kids and B) it was negligent of me to give my child "junk food".

    I sent another one with her the next day.

    Haha that made my day, thanks for sharing.

    I'm surprised they didn't have you arrested and sent to some kind of Fitness training and parenting camp. Just wait a few years and I may be right on that :(

    Unfair to other kids? Pfft I would of told them to go ##%$ themselves...

    Lol that was my intention by sending another one with her the next day. They never called a second time ;P

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  • EdeusEdeus Stamford, CTPosts: 506Member
    Originally posted by Heafstagg
    Originally posted by Aeonblades

    Hehe its just a sad state of affairs really. My daughters aren't fat kids, they play sports and are highly active outdoors. I'm a forester so we see lots of the outdoors. If my daughters want a freaking small chocolate bar in thier lunches once in awhile theyre going to get it and I'm not about to let some tool tell me I'm being negligent by insinuating that I'm providing them with an un-healthy diet or whatever it was he was implying :P. Oh well lol.

    Ugh it's so terrible!  Please stop!!!

     

    *Five seconds later* Tell me more!

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  • firefly2003firefly2003 Los Angeles, CAPosts: 2,555Member
    Originally posted by waynejr2
    Originally posted by firefly2003

    No, they either A: Paid a little extra for the game to get that item B. Are fans of the game and collect everything so they go that extra mile for a free cool item C. Support the game by going to conventions to get said cool item

    Really people need to get over this entitled mentality, do people really expect to get things that other people paid extra for to get it as well without doing the the same?

    Come closer, (smack) I didn't slap your face , I simply gave your face a hi-five....

     LOL.  Now down low.

    If I did down low it would be like this.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoWblwKdeHg&playnext=1&list=PLB99A60F6DD7C2519&feature=results_video  1:05  and you DONT want that....

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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,643Member Uncommon

    I actually think it's kinda cool to see that stuff.

    Does it bother you? If so, does it also bother you when you see that stuff in real life, as well?

     

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  • MightyChasmMightyChasm londonPosts: 298Member
    Originally posted by Loktofeit

    I actually think it's kinda cool to see that stuff.

    Does it bother you? If so, does it also bother you when you see that stuff in real life, as well?

     

    Examples of rl equivelent mate? 

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