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New dev blog: The 2011 Holiday Gift Offers

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CCP Phantom
C C P
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2011-12-30 10:29:25 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Navigator
Did you miss your Holiday Gift because you were busy with the Holidays, feasting or just working hard?

Then rejoice and read this devblog by Senior GM Spiral, he has good news for all of you who have missed the opportunity to claim their gift.

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

Hienz Doofenshmirtz
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#2 - 2011-12-30 10:35:30 UTC
Stepping up and letting people have a second chance, good on you CCP.

Personally I would have said sorry you guys really need to learn to read, good for you guys being the bigger people.

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Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
#3 - 2011-12-30 10:42:36 UTC
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Setab Nairromede
Sarum Strategic Consulting Firm
#4 - 2011-12-30 10:51:13 UTC
Meh... Now I feel a little less l33t.
Resivan
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#5 - 2011-12-30 10:56:36 UTC
I predict that on 6 January 90% of the people who failed to collect their gifts during the original windows will still have failed to do so. And most of them will be back on the forums once again, crying about how unfair it is that they didn't have a proper chance to get them.
Frederick Khurlheim
the mittani sends his regards
#6 - 2011-12-30 11:00:24 UTC
Resivan wrote:
I predict that on 6 January 90% of the people who failed to collect their gifts during the original windows will still have failed to do so. And most of them will be back on the forums once again, crying about how unfair it is that they didn't have a proper chance to get them.


Man, tolerating other people is hard enough in the present. But you, you're burdened even in YOUR MIND in THE FUTURE.
Josia
Sunrise Services
#7 - 2011-12-30 11:02:10 UTC
Hienz Doofenshmirtz wrote:
Stepping up and letting people have a second chance, good on you CCP.

Personally I would have said sorry you guys really need to learn to read, good for you guys being the bigger people.



Yes I agree. I haven't played the game for over a year now and I still managed to get all the holiday gifts. I would have said tough luck.
GM Spiral
Game Master Retirement Home
#8 - 2011-12-30 11:16:15 UTC
"Tough luck" could have been an option, but December IS a very busy month for most people and it seemed quite natural to extend the gift program to January 5th. Similar to the Echelon gift last year and the Zephyr previous to that, both were available until after the New Year. Smile

Senior Game Master | CCP Games Customer Support Team

Helping capsuleers since 2004.

Camios
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#9 - 2011-12-30 11:28:00 UTC  |  Edited by: Camios
This initiative looks very nice from CCP, but hell, I am not in such a dire need of these gifts that I will ask a GM to play Santa for me when the petition queue is, as far as i know, pretty long and there is no spare manpower.

That is, please use the time you would have needed to give me my goodies to take a coffee break (or whatever).
Gogela
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#10 - 2011-12-30 11:50:52 UTC
awwww.... CCP you are bending over backwards for us... :.)...

It's so neat to see...

Hay, even if everyone else rage quits I'll still be here!

But if you go under at least make the server code open source :D

But no for serious I need to plex out another 10 years...

Signatures should be used responsibly...

TheLostPenguin
Surreal Departure
#11 - 2011-12-30 11:58:47 UTC
Resivan wrote:
I predict that on 6 January 90% of the people who failed to collect their gifts during the original windows will still have failed to do so. And most of them will be back on the forums once again, crying about how unfair it is that they didn't have a proper chance to get them.


Pretty much guaranteed considering how many login notifications/devblogs there was first time around and so many managed to screw up and miss out, most that I've spoken to that didn't get anything had some awareness there were gifts, so it's not like they were completely away from EVE with no chance to redeem.

Still fair play to CCP for stepping up to help out those few that really were away and genuinely missed out, and the crowd of dullards that just DERP.
Jovan Geldon
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#12 - 2011-12-30 12:11:03 UTC
Well, I'm disappointed you're caving in to the whiners, but I supposed it's the right thing to do. Now you've given them a second chance they have no excuse :)
Bienator II
madmen of the skies
#13 - 2011-12-30 12:32:36 UTC
wait, christmas is over?

how to fix eve: 1) remove ECM 2) rename dampeners to ECM 3) add new anti-drone ewar for caldari 4) give offgrid boosters ongrid combat value

Benilopax
Fusion Enterprises Ltd
Badfellas Inc.
#14 - 2011-12-30 12:38:20 UTC
And as Tiny Tim observed, "God Bless us, everyone."

...

Treelox
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#15 - 2011-12-30 13:03:05 UTC
Why CCP did you make it so "difficult" to get the presents in the first place, instead of them just showing up in our hangers, like past years.

I got the 2 implants, but somehow missed the notice on the 3rd round of presents(ammo/fuel). I would of really liked the ammo/fuel, but I am not going to bother an overworked and often abused GM to fix a problem in my missing a notice and in CCP's desire to overcomplicate the giving of a gift.



SO for next year, CCP do yourself a favor, dont get all fancy in the selection of what presents a player can recieve, and just dump stuff in our hangers in a fancy wrap, thank you.
Aramatheia
Tiffany and Co.
#16 - 2011-12-30 13:34:42 UTC
Treelox wrote:
Why CCP did you make it so "difficult" to get the presents in the first place, instead of them just showing up in our hangers, like past years.

I got the 2 implants, but somehow missed the notice on the 3rd round of presents(ammo/fuel). I would of really liked the ammo/fuel, but I am not going to bother an overworked and often abused GM to fix a problem in my missing a notice and in CCP's desire to overcomplicate the giving of a gift.



SO for next year, CCP do yourself a favor, dont get all fancy in the selection of what presents a player can recieve, and just dump stuff in our hangers in a fancy wrap, thank you.


im not a rocket scientist and i had zero problem understanding any of the 3 gifts offered, i got both implants and my 3 destroyers + ammo bundle all accounted for. I didnt know anyone could possibly not get thier stuff unless they werent playing. its not like it was hidden 20 links off the main page on a backup ccp company website

I clearly remember seeing the gift bundle (ships/ammo/fuel/stuff) on the eve main page (though my corp was also making it known) so yeah, either blame people for not posting it on thier corps, or from being as observant as a cement block (or both)
DarkAegix
Acetech Systems
#17 - 2011-12-30 13:35:29 UTC
Quote:
We are sincerely sorry for all the trouble with the holiday gift program this year and we hope that you all enjoyed happy holidays regardless.

No! My lack of imaginary internet spaceship presents has RUINED MY HOLIDAYS!
VaL Iscariot
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#18 - 2011-12-30 13:55:58 UTC  |  Edited by: VaL Iscariot
Here's what CCP should of said to the players that don't know how to read:

So, didn't get your holiday gift ay? You're also probably the same exact people that don't read your EVE mail to see if an alliance/corp event is going on or that you've been war deced. You're also the same people that fly around running missions and mining while war deced then cry about how it wasn't fair. Well, news flash kids: Welcome to EVE Online, a game where we don't spoon feed you everything you do. Learn to take the initiative... Or not, your tears fuel us.

Best Regards
CCP Customer Support

EDIT*

P.S.

The offer was up for over 20 days. 20 DAM% DAYS. There was a Dev Blog, pop ups when you started your browser, multiple stories in the news feed and any alliance or corp m8's that could/should of made you aware of this.

Cry more if you didn't get your gift for being to inept or lazy to pay attention to these things. You're the cancer that is killing EVE.
Samantha Utama
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#19 - 2011-12-30 14:53:28 UTC
Hmm, I think the best course of action is for me to wait until Jan 5th 23:58 EST until filing that petition. Maybe even fall asleep at the keyboard for good effect.

Then hit the forums early next morning. Straight
MailDeadDrop
Archon Industries
#20 - 2011-12-30 15:22:46 UTC
Perhaps this has been addressed in one of the many dev posts around this subject, but I've missed it if so. Please be gentle.

Is there a time limit on the redemption of the Christmas gifts? That is, I selected my gift within the proper timeframe, and now it awaits me redeeming it. Can I leave it in the redemption system indefinitely?

MDD
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