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Festival gifts

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Vincent Athena
Photosynth
#1 - 2016-12-13 21:44:39 UTC
I got an e-mail from CCP that said:

"EVE Online is celebrating the Yoiul Festival, and you are invited! Log in daily to receive gifts for the next 12 days, starting Wednesday 14 December.
...
Log into EVE Online every day to ensure you don't miss out on any of the festive gifts!"

Well, I'd like to log in every day, but half way through the 12 days I get on a cruise ship. Out in the middle of the Pacific the only internet is the ship's satellite link, and its so slow they firewall off game like Eve. I'm sure I'm not alone. People with illness, deployments, and so on could miss one, a few, or all of the days.

Does anyone know if there will be a catch-up opportunity? CCP, are you really going to short change people who are going on vacation, or serving their country?

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Scarlett LaBlanc
Midnight Savran Industries
#2 - 2016-12-13 21:57:14 UTC
YOU enjoy that cruise!

WE will enjoy the gifts!

honestly I don't think so.
Expendable Unit
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#3 - 2016-12-13 22:08:06 UTC
Is the water in the toilet fresh or sea water? Have you tasted it yet?
Jalfein
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2016-12-13 22:13:50 UTC
I believe it says somewhere that the "big" gifts on the 25th and 31st will be collectible until January 9th or thereabouts, so worst case you'll just miss a few of the more minor items but if there turns out to be something insanely great on the 25th then you should still be able to redeem it after you get back.

J.
Vincent Athena
Photosynth
#5 - 2016-12-13 23:02:59 UTC
Yeah, I looked a the schedule, and I can get 7 before leaving, and the last will persist, so 8 of 12, worst case.

Also, although the ship firewall stops playing eve, it might let me log in. Yu only need log in to claim gifts, so maybe I can get them all.

Still, there is the basic principle of "real life comes first". I've even heard that CCP subscribes to this principle. For many players logging in every day may not be reasonable, or even possible, due to real life. Why should they miss out?

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Ima Wreckyou
The Conference Elite
CODE.
#6 - 2016-12-14 00:01:08 UTC
Seriously, just cancel that cruise. I mean it is SHIP SKINS and probably even fireworks and snowballs!!
Scipio Artelius
The Vendunari
End of Life
#7 - 2016-12-14 00:14:33 UTC
Previous years there's always been a deadline in late January from memory.

Might just be unfortunate wording, but let us know once you are back from your Cruise.

That, or just send me your account details. I'll take care of it all nice and good.
Chopper Rollins
hahahlolspycorp
Brave Collective
#8 - 2016-12-14 00:28:46 UTC
I remember a great christmas where all my family went on separate travels and i was a worthless artist working a 24 hour rotating roster at a toll booth. I worked xmas eve, day, boxing day, every day until new year's eve and they called me in on new year's day due to staff being too hungover to show up. Traffioc environments and alcohol don't mix well.
Being a worthless artist invites a life of friendless mockery and hunger means you can never say no to work, unless it involves you with people who are criminals or mentally unstable. Even then, poverty, defined as the inability to take part in your local culture in a normal way, is a stern motivator.
Luckily for me i don't get lonely and my self-worth and direction are internally resourced instead of externally derived.
Unfortunately for you, this situation where your life is so full that you have to choose between two good things is seen as a gripe.
Damn son, it's just pixels.


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Dyllan Ybrex
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#9 - 2016-12-14 00:59:05 UTC
Vincent Athena wrote:
I got an e-mail from CCP that said:

"EVE Online is celebrating the Yoiul Festival, and you are invited! Log in daily to receive gifts for the next 12 days, starting Wednesday 14 December.
...
Log into EVE Online every day to ensure you don't miss out on any of the festive gifts!"

Well, I'd like to log in every day, but half way through the 12 days I get on a cruise ship. Out in the middle of the Pacific the only internet is the ship's satellite link, and its so slow they firewall off game like Eve. I'm sure I'm not alone. People with illness, deployments, and so on could miss one, a few, or all of the days.

Does anyone know if there will be a catch-up opportunity? CCP, are you really going to short change people who are going on vacation, or serving their country?


I didn't get an email, so you get a cruise and seven items. I'm a super Jelly Monster right now. (But not really, I would find a cruise to be nightmare'ish.)

> "I find it hard to believe that the notoriously incompetent DED investigators managed to solve this 'mystery' in such a short time" ~ Omir Sarikusa

Menamanama
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#10 - 2016-12-14 02:24:10 UTC
Chopper Rollins wrote:
I remember a great christmas where all my family went on separate travels and i was a worthless artist working a 24 hour rotating roster at a toll booth. I worked xmas eve, day, boxing day, every day until new year's eve and they called me in on new year's day due to staff being too hungover to show up. Traffioc environments and alcohol don't mix well.
Being a worthless artist invites a life of friendless mockery and hunger means you can never say no to work, unless it involves you with people who are criminals or mentally unstable. Even then, poverty, defined as the inability to take part in your local culture in a normal way, is a stern motivator.
Luckily for me i don't get lonely and my self-worth and direction are internally resourced instead of externally derived.
Unfortunately for you, this situation where your life is so full that you have to choose between two good things is seen as a gripe.
Damn son, it's just pixels.




This is one of the best harden the **** up messages I have ever read.
Solonius Rex
F0RCED ENTRY
Solyaris Chtonium
#11 - 2016-12-14 03:40:19 UTC
Vincent Athena wrote:
I got an e-mail from CCP that said:

"EVE Online is celebrating the Yoiul Festival, and you are invited! Log in daily to receive gifts for the next 12 days, starting Wednesday 14 December.
...
Log into EVE Online every day to ensure you don't miss out on any of the festive gifts!"

Well, I'd like to log in every day, but half way through the 12 days I get on a cruise ship. Out in the middle of the Pacific the only internet is the ship's satellite link, and its so slow they firewall off game like Eve. I'm sure I'm not alone. People with illness, deployments, and so on could miss one, a few, or all of the days.

Does anyone know if there will be a catch-up opportunity? CCP, are you really going to short change people who are going on vacation, or serving their country?


You could buy the gifts from the market once you get back. Id be happy to sell you the entire collection of boxes for a modest fee, of course.
Nat Silverguard
Aideron Robotics
#12 - 2016-12-14 03:55:15 UTC  |  Edited by: Nat Silverguard
the entitlement is just wow...

it's a GIFT, nobody can demand gifts...

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Bjorn Tyrson
Infinite Point
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#13 - 2016-12-14 04:21:54 UTC
I will trade you the entire roster of gifts from all 5 of my accounts in exchange for your cruise.
Zhilia Mann
Tide Way Out Productions
#14 - 2016-12-14 04:36:42 UTC
Vincent Athena wrote:
Well, I'd like to log in every day, but half way through the 12 days I get on a cruise ship.


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Gogela
The Conference Elite
CODE.
#15 - 2016-12-14 05:06:24 UTC
I got you my man. I'll trade you all of the gifts from my TWO accounts for your cruise. Not being on a cruise, you'll be able to log in and reap rewards too!

That's 3x internet spaceship schwag. Think about it. The offer is on the table.

Signatures should be used responsibly...

Eru GoEller
State War Academy
Caldari State
#16 - 2016-12-14 06:16:41 UTC
Do you have more then one computer?
Can you have the home computer on while you're away?
Then Teamviewer, tightvnc or any of that kind perhaps?

For the firewall on the ship, get a free trial of any off your likings VPN trials.
Remiel Pollard
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#17 - 2016-12-14 06:50:02 UTC  |  Edited by: Remiel Pollard
Chopper Rollins wrote:
I remember a great christmas where all my family went on separate travels and i was a worthless artist working a 24 hour rotating roster at a toll booth. I worked xmas eve, day, boxing day, every day until new year's eve and they called me in on new year's day due to staff being too hungover to show up. Traffioc environments and alcohol don't mix well.
Being a worthless artist invites a life of friendless mockery and hunger means you can never say no to work, unless it involves you with people who are criminals or mentally unstable. Even then, poverty, defined as the inability to take part in your local culture in a normal way, is a stern motivator.
Luckily for me i don't get lonely and my self-worth and direction are internally resourced instead of externally derived.
Unfortunately for you, this situation where your life is so full that you have to choose between two good things is seen as a gripe.
Damn son, it's just pixels.




And then he has the nerve to throw down, "think of the servicemen overseas!" as if he's one of them, or as if it's some kind of vacation.

OP, I've got a mate deployed to Iraq right now. I might just share this thread with him and see what he thinks.

UPDATE: my mate in Iraq has told me in response to seeing this thread, and I quote: "I wish I was on a cruise".

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Gregorius Goldstein
Queens of the Drone Age
#18 - 2016-12-14 09:15:30 UTC
Missing little ingame gifts because you are on hollidays: I would say that most players will trade you their gifts for your holliday trip/cruise

Missing little ingame gifts becaue you are to ill to log in: Your corp should take care of that problem with some nice donations. If noone cares you got at least the info that you should look for a new corp.
Kanada Hita
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#19 - 2016-12-14 09:30:40 UTC
I think it's less an issue of not being able to pick up EVE in game gifts but more a massive humblebrag about going on a cruise.

The servicemen bit was a bit of an unnecessary misdirection. As if when you are "serving your country" you are moaning about not being able to see digital fireworks rather than actually being worried about getting your face shot off.
Rei Y
Minmatar Citizen 90483936 Corporation
#20 - 2016-12-14 12:12:49 UTC
dude, there will be SO MANY people "farming" these boxes, that their rewards would be pretty cheap - just buy whatever you fancy.
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