Thanks for your reply, QuartermasterS - on the German forums I still don't have any reactions since last Friday morning so far.
And thanks for extending the sales until today morning, but just coming home, the sales already seem to be gone.
On another phone call with the CnB customer support they just told me, my money I sent on last Friday noon, won't be on my account before tomorrow, which means, that it usually seems to take at least a week. And they also didn't understand, why during your payment process it isn't possible any more to use the "normal" and fastest payment method, they're offering, namely direct debit - as it worked so far I used my CnB account with purchases from turbine / Digital River.
This exactly depicts the problem users w/o a credit card have (at least in Germany or perhaps Europe): no chance to buy one of your short-time offers any more, since you removed the direct debit payment method (with CnB or paypal) a few weeks(?) ago - my purchase of the Legendary Riders of Rohan extension a few months ago worked excellent and instantly with this payment method.
This also affects the possibility of paying for a VIP subscription, so I searched the turbine support pages for payment methods and found this promise (which already has been there before the launch of the new lotro Market):
Hoping that this expansion will be done some time in the future, just undo the decrease of payment methods you did by disabling the direct debit option, which worked so far for many users from Germany (or even Europe).
"Will Turbine support European payment options?
Yes. We are expanding our current billing system to accept many new payment methods."
Momentarily it seems I have to hope to hear of short-time offers at the first day of announcement and that it leasts at last 1 week or even longer, to have a chance to buy it ...
Concerning the sale announcement: As I already told above, the "... all previous expansions are also 50% off ..." wasn't found on lotro launcher, facebook, twitter or German forums, so me and others missed it until accidentally reading of it in the English forums. Your twitter link above only mentions and links to the Quad pack sale (which seems now to be a dead link, perhaps because the offer is gone?) which isn't available on store.turbine.com.
By the way I didn't even know of a twitter account named LOTROStore_DE (and so did no other user I know of), but I'll try to propagate it.
Last edited by Zorwik; Dec 04 2013 at 11:43 AM.
Spotte nicht über einen Zwerg, der einen Schritt zurück macht – er könnte Anlauf holen.
Spotte nicht über einen Hobbit, der einen Schritt zurück macht – er könnte Auflauf holen.