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Dev Blog: EVE Source Limited Edition open for pre-orders

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Tasha Saisima
Doomheim
#61 - 2014-02-13 20:44:58 UTC
You guys just can't have 1 announcement favor the US can you?
Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#62 - 2014-02-13 21:02:23 UTC
Mara Rinn wrote:
Signed copies sold out before I woke up, of course.


There's a reason "snoozing" rhymes with "losing"

"Just remember later that I warned against any change to jump ranges or fatigue. You earned whats coming."

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#63 - 2014-02-13 21:03:11 UTC
Tasha Saisima wrote:
You guys just can't have 1 announcement favor the US can you?


grrr european companies working to suit european working hours

"Just remember later that I warned against any change to jump ranges or fatigue. You earned whats coming."

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

DaReaper
Net 7
Cannon.Fodder
#64 - 2014-02-13 21:14:16 UTC
I got #255, so did good, happened to check FB on the way to work and went 'oooo!' The signed lithos will look good next to my signed freighter concept art.

but $32 made me pause.. I get to the tell the wife it cost me $30 more bucks.. ah well early birthday gift to me. Now please announce Valkyrie's release so I can finish giving you guys money for the year on real world stuff lol

OMG Comet Mining idea!!! Comet Mining!

Eve For life.

Sephira Galamore
Inner Beard Society
#65 - 2014-02-13 21:26:05 UTC
Mara Rinn wrote:
Signed copies sold out before I woke up, of course.

They could've at least used a countdown of some kind!
StarRanger
Atlantis Kingdom
Reckless Contingency.
#66 - 2014-02-13 22:07:29 UTC
I recieved a Presale Confirmation mail with a cerificate for my pre-purchase to open in Acrobat Reader

the code that should be on the anodized aluminium plaque is not showing tho, so i can not activate a redeem

is this an error in the PDF or at my end with Acrobat Reader? Ugh

🌟 Playing with spaceships since 2003, serious business! 🚀

CCP t0rfifrans
C C P
C C P Alliance
#67 - 2014-02-13 22:13:22 UTC
StarRanger wrote:
I recieved a Presale Confirmation mail with a cerificate for my pre-purchase to open in Acrobat Reader

the code that should be on the anodized aluminium plaque is not showing tho, so i can not activate a redeem

is this an error in the PDF or at my end with Acrobat Reader? Ugh

Thank you for purchasing!

You need to wait for the actual physical plaque, the code is engraved on it...
Jessica Danikov
Network Danikov
#68 - 2014-02-13 22:21:49 UTC
Yeah... announcing a memorial gets a countdown timer, something incredibly limited like this gets sprung at 15:30 GMT without any warning?

I have to say there's something insidious to the price point (which some people have been pausing at) combined with the exclusivity creating urgency to 'buy now, before they're all gone'. This feels like CCP has been learning the wrong lessons from in-game scammers... bad CCP!
Makoto Priano
Kirkinen-Arataka Transhuman Zenith Consulting Ltd.
#69 - 2014-02-13 22:31:56 UTC
Tasha Saisima wrote:
You guys just can't have 1 announcement favor the US can you?


So-- it's a bad habit? But when I wake up each morning, I check the news, glance at a couple of comics (SMBC, XKCD, etc), do a quick check to see if I've received any email or evemail, and check http://www.eve-search.com/search/dpf/dev to see if anything interesting popped up, seeing as when I wake up CCP's been at work for most of their day. Most often, it's the community guys at work, but sometimes this means I'm aware of news before my mostly-US TZ alliance is.

I saw the release, hemmed and hawed for a couple minutes, and took the plunge at 1544 UTC, or 7:44 am local time -- a little bit under an hour after the news went out. Needless to say, I got a signed copy.

Not intended as gloating? But basically: they usually do their releases late in the day UTC, which means that most US players will be awake, if not necessarily active online. If you want to be on top of CCP news and releases, it's beneficial to have a habit of checking them during their business day-- because it's not like they're doing the release at 0900 UTC, when AU TZ is the only one active.

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Lost Hamster
Hamster Holding Corp
#70 - 2014-02-13 22:33:46 UTC  |  Edited by: Lost Hamster
Sold out now. That's less than 7 hours for the 1000 books. Shocked
StarRanger
Atlantis Kingdom
Reckless Contingency.
#71 - 2014-02-13 22:33:59 UTC
CCP t0rfifrans wrote:
StarRanger wrote:
I recieved a Presale Confirmation mail with a cerificate for my pre-purchase to open in Acrobat Reader

the code that should be on the anodized aluminium plaque is not showing tho, so i can not activate a redeem

is this an error in the PDF or at my end with Acrobat Reader? Ugh

Thank you for purchasing!

You need to wait for the actual physical plaque, the code is engraved on it...


ah, so its send for real, lol Lol
thanks for this small but vital detail!

🌟 Playing with spaceships since 2003, serious business! 🚀

Makoto Priano
Kirkinen-Arataka Transhuman Zenith Consulting Ltd.
#72 - 2014-02-13 22:42:17 UTC
CCP t0rfifrans wrote:

Thank you for purchasing!

You need to wait for the actual physical plaque, the code is engraved on it...


On the subject of the LE code! So, uh, any chance the special space barbie clothing could have the female version of the Ishukone Sterling dress shirt? Pretty please? :x

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Alphari Vendren
Applied Vendrenics
#73 - 2014-02-13 22:49:33 UTC
Lost Hamster wrote:
Sold out now. That's less than 7 hours for the 1000 books. Shocked

Gives me the faintest impression there's some pent-up demand for EVE swag. Probably just imagining it, tho.
Xindi Kraid
Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#74 - 2014-02-13 23:04:13 UTC  |  Edited by: Xindi Kraid
Well **** why'd you make so damn few.

I would have dropped the money on this but I was at work when it went on preorder.
I've been waiting for this book since it was announced. :'(
Eko Fromtv
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#75 - 2014-02-13 23:13:42 UTC
Xindi Kraid wrote:
Well **** why'd you make so damn few.

I would have dropped the money on this but I was at work when it went on preorder.
I've been waiting for this book since it was announced. :'(


Quoted for truth.

We need more "limited" copies, please.

(Ice) Miner for life.

Lisara Khatam
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#76 - 2014-02-13 23:27:07 UTC
Tasha Saisima wrote:
You guys just can't have 1 announcement favor the US can you?


The announcement was made at 9AM CST (my Time Zone). Which would have meant 7AM Pacific, 10AM Eastern. I had more than enough time to purchase my copy.

Should have hopped on that train as it left a long time ago.
Adunh Slavy
#77 - 2014-02-13 23:28:55 UTC
Came expecting code ... oh well.

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.  - William Pitt

Tasha Saisima
Doomheim
#78 - 2014-02-13 23:30:46 UTC
Makoto Priano wrote:
Tasha Saisima wrote:
You guys just can't have 1 announcement favor the US can you?


So-- it's a bad habit? But when I wake up each morning, I check the news, glance at a couple of comics (SMBC, XKCD, etc), do a quick check to see if I've received any email or evemail, and check http://www.eve-search.com/search/dpf/dev to see if anything interesting popped up, seeing as when I wake up CCP's been at work for most of their day. Most often, it's the community guys at work, but sometimes this means I'm aware of news before my mostly-US TZ alliance is.

I saw the release, hemmed and hawed for a couple minutes, and took the plunge at 1544 UTC, or 7:44 am local time -- a little bit under an hour after the news went out. Needless to say, I got a signed copy.

Not intended as gloating? But basically: they usually do their releases late in the day UTC, which means that most US players will be awake, if not necessarily active online. If you want to be on top of CCP news and releases, it's beneficial to have a habit of checking them during their business day-- because it's not like they're doing the release at 0900 UTC, when AU TZ is the only one active.


No, some of us work that don't have access to a computer in order to buy books about internet spaceships. And it's just not about this. All their announcements are on their time which never favor the US. All the announcements about expansions for example, by the time the US folks get home to play, all the advantages are gone
Xindi Kraid
Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#79 - 2014-02-13 23:31:33 UTC  |  Edited by: Xindi Kraid
Lisara Khatam wrote:
Tasha Saisima wrote:
You guys just can't have 1 announcement favor the US can you?


The announcement was made at 9AM CST (my Time Zone). Which would have meant 7AM Pacific, 10AM Eastern. I had more than enough time to purchase my copy.

Should have hopped on that train as it left a long time ago.

The problem is that most people work during those hours.

When people say announcements favoring Americans, they mean in the evening after everyone gets home from work and actually has time for stuff.

Tasha Saisima wrote:
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No, some of us work that don't have access to a computer in order to buy books about internet spaceships. And it's just not about this. All their announcements are on their time which never favor the US. All the announcements about expansions for example, by the time the US folks get home to play, all the advantages are gone

Exactly this. Product went up after I left for work, what's worse, the announcement hit my mailbox around noon.
Product was sold out before I got home. I don't have access to a computer at work, and even if I did, there's no way in hell I'd use it for purchases; too risky.

I really would have expected them to make enough for it to get at least 12-24 hours before selling out. I know it's limited edition and supposed to be hard to get, but for Americans working during those hours and people in the pacific who are asleep, only having 8 hours of inventory is kinda **** move
Eko Fromtv
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#80 - 2014-02-13 23:33:40 UTC
Tasha Saisima wrote:


No, some of us work that don't have access to a computer in order to buy books about internet spaceships. And it's just not about this. All their announcements are on their time which never favor the US. All the announcements about expansions for example, by the time the US folks get home to play, all the advantages are gone


Welcome to time zones. It's a company in Europe, deal with it. I have had to deal with US companies doing the same for years.


(Ice) Miner for life.