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  1. #1
    Date d'inscription
    mai 2007
    Localisation
    Eastern Shore of Maryland
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    91

    Lottery giving the game as the prize

    I think it's a terrific idea to award the premium edition of the game to someone as a lottery prize.

    However I feel like Turbine not having a suitable alternate prize for those who already own it is , effectively, thumbing their nose at their loyal customers. IMHO An interesting way of acknowledging their most pro-active customers.
    Beware of inspirations that rise...
    ... on the vapors of your second martini

  2. #2
    Date d'inscription
    juin 2010
    Messages
    7 583
    Citation Envoyé par Gravitystorm Voir le message
    I think it's a terrific idea to award the premium edition of the game to someone as a lottery prize.

    However I feel like Turbine not having a suitable alternate prize for those who already own it is , effectively, thumbing their nose at their loyal customers. IMHO An interesting way of acknowledging their most pro-active customers.
    If you already have the preorder, you do not have to enter. You could win it and give it to a friend, but there's no reason Turbine would need to offer an alternate prize in a drawing such as this. They're not giving away a physical item, they're giving away a digital product.
    Crell-L85-Champion - Riddermark ; Swego-L85-Burglar ; Kotvi-L95-Runekeeper
    Delego-L85 Hunter ; Stodden-L51-Captain ; Edhul-L61-Loremaster
    Deglorion - SoA XP Disabler

  3. #3
    Date d'inscription
    février 2007
    Messages
    12 677
    Eh, I figure they'll either refund my pre-order (unlikely) or else I can give it away - most likely to one of my kids who plays LOTRO sometimes. Either way, I won't be complaining if I were to win .

    Khafar

  4. #4
    Date d'inscription
    juin 2007
    Messages
    35 628
    You will be receiving a key code. You could sell it. Give it away. Or use it.
    Unless stated otherwise, all content in this post is My Personal Opinion.

  5. #5
    Date d'inscription
    juin 2011
    Localisation
    Manchester, UK
    Messages
    464

    The price of ignorance

    Actually, the original poster does have a point. Anyone who hasn't already bought helm's yet, is now DIScouraged from purchasing it. Wait and see how many of these giveaway lotteries are going to be run first. Only when all hope of that is gone - and/or Nov 18th arrives, will you shell out your hard-earned. Having already bought helms myself, I am choosing not to enter these lotteries ( which is a little frustrating, they are the only ones running for long enough for me to catch them ) in an effort to encourage the prize to find a better home.

  6. #6
    Date d'inscription
    mai 2007
    Localisation
    Eastern Shore of Maryland
    Messages
    91
    Citation Envoyé par Crell_1 Voir le message
    If you already have the preorder, you do not have to enter. You could win it and give it to a friend, but there's no reason Turbine would need to offer an alternate prize in a drawing such as this. They're not giving away a physical item, they're giving away a digital product.
    LOL... EVERYTHING they give away is digital... and has to do with the game... your point eludes me. Anyway, I know I can give it away... that's really not the point .... is it?
    Beware of inspirations that rise...
    ... on the vapors of your second martini

  7. #7
    Date d'inscription
    décembre 2012
    Messages
    21
    I've already purchased HD I figure IF I did win I'd create some sort of kinship contest to give it away. It's highly unlikely that I will win but it doesn't hurt to do something for someone else every now and then. It's not too say I'm not a bit bummed to not win it for myself but hey at least they are giving it away. Not many games will do that. Maybe they will offer I dunno the legendary edition before we get the launch. Good luck everyone <3
    [URL=http://lunapic.com>][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/vmIrhQu.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

  8. #8
    Date d'inscription
    novembre 2008
    Messages
    63
    Not everything Turbine does is some vicious attempt to screw over their "loyal playerbase". They could just be trying to do something nice for the community, giving players who can't afford the expansion a chance to win it instead. Personally I've entered daily for exactly that reason - to try and help a friend who can't afford it right now. If the lotteries end before the deadline without a win I'll still probably buy it for her, but why not try the free route first?

    People need to stop looking for insult when there isn't one. Otherwise, this is a fantastic community, just very easily offended by Turbine/WB.

  9. #9
    Sapience est déconnecté Former Community Manager & Harbinger of Soon
    Date d'inscription
    août 2008
    Messages
    9 519
    Citation Envoyé par Gravitystorm Voir le message
    I think it's a terrific idea to award the premium edition of the game to someone as a lottery prize.

    However I feel like Turbine not having a suitable alternate prize for those who already own it is , effectively, thumbing their nose at their loyal customers. IMHO An interesting way of acknowledging their most pro-active customers.

    Quite the opposite. A good number of our players have commented on purchasing HD and then having to wait to purchase for a spouse, child, significant other, etc. that this is a perfect reward for those who have pre-purchased one copy and are waiting for funds to free up for the next. The majority here have even expressed this as a great way for someone who has already purchased to be a kind of "hero" to their kinship by providing the code for a give away, surprising a friend in game with a free copy of the expansion or any number of acts of kindness that can be done with the spare code.

  10. #10
    Date d'inscription
    juillet 2010
    Localisation
    Dublin, Ireland
    Messages
    1 634
    As someone who pre-ordered Helm's Deep, I don't have any problem with the lottery. I entered both, and, should I win, I will gift the code to a kinnie or create an in-game contest.

    Yes, it is always nice to get free stuff, but I personally have no issue supporting this game with real money, given the many hours of enjoyment I get out of it for a fraction of the price I pay on other pastimes.

    -Bel
    Belnavar - Captain - 105 - Brandywine - Leader of Keepers of the Palantiri

  11. #11
    Date d'inscription
    mai 2007
    Localisation
    Eastern Shore of Maryland
    Messages
    91
    Citation Envoyé par Belnavar Voir le message
    As someone who pre-ordered Helm's Deep, I don't have any problem with the lottery. I entered both, and, should I win, I will gift the code to a kinnie or create an in-game contest.

    Yes, it is always nice to get free stuff, but I personally have no issue supporting this game with real money, given the many hours of enjoyment I get out of it for a fraction of the price I pay on other pastimes.

    -Bel
    I couldn't agree more Bel. No problem supporting the game with $, and I do, often. Just a random thought when I saw the current lottery that, even though I supported Turbine with $120 (wife too) of my $ for 60 days interest free, I thought they could reciprocate in kind.
    Beware of inspirations that rise...
    ... on the vapors of your second martini

  12. #12
    Date d'inscription
    janvier 2008
    Localisation
    NW Arkansas
    Messages
    260
    Sadly, since the recent financial strain on my family has doubled and I'm the only source of income in my house hold. I will not be able to pre-order HD. These little giveaways Turbine is hosting are the only way I can get the game. That or wait for my TP to build up... that could take awhile.

    Thanks for the opportunity at least Turbine.
    [charsig=http://lotrosigs.level3.turbine.com/072060000000c5598/signature.png]Tychicus[/charsig]

  13. #13
    Date d'inscription
    avril 2007
    Localisation
    Gallifrey. I need a Jelly Baby.
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    18 103
    Citation Envoyé par 4u2nv Voir le message
    Sadly, since the recent financial strain on my family has doubled and I'm the only source of income in my house hold. I will not be able to pre-order HD.

    This is me in a nutshell. Going through tough times right now and this lottery is a good thing.
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, totally worn out & proclaiming "WOW, what a ride!"
    Continuing the never ending battle to keep Lobelia Sackville-Baggins in check

  14. #14
    Date d'inscription
    juin 2011
    Messages
    112
    "Winner's will be notified via an in-game e-mail".

    A bit of clarification needed here, I'm assuming this means an actual e-mail sent to the address we used to create our Turbine/Lotro account, or an in-game mail waiting for us when we log on. Surely it wouldn't be a case of having to log-in with the winning character and having to wait on a GM to receive the code via a PM?

  15. #15
    Date d'inscription
    février 2007
    Messages
    12 677
    Citation Envoyé par Drammall Voir le message
    A bit of clarification needed here...
    From what it says, they'll be sending the winning code to the character that won. Presumably, we'll be able to see which character (if any) won under the Lotteries page, then log into that character and pick up the winning code from his or her in-game mail. Seems a bit strange (and perhaps rather annoying if anyone "wins" on a deleted character that's still in the list), but for most people it shouldn't be a problem to do.

    Khafar

  16. #16
    Date d'inscription
    décembre 2008
    Localisation
    Middle Earth, Arda
    Messages
    4 253
    Citation Envoyé par Sapience Voir le message
    ...The majority here have even expressed this as a great way for someone who has already purchased to be a kind of "hero" to their kinship by providing the code for a give away, surprising a friend in game with a free copy of the expansion or any number of acts of kindness that can be done with the spare code.
    I enrolled on the previous helms deep lotery by accident & i was just concerned if i resulted winner after i already bought the expansion if i can give that new code to a friend in need that may not be able to buy it. I didn't won the lottery but im so glad that this is possible.
    Is this Alternate Character Disorder? :

    Check my Kinship at Gladden server: The Fate of Middle Earth

  17. #17
    Date d'inscription
    avril 2011
    Messages
    2 600
    Citation Envoyé par Gravitystorm Voir le message
    However I feel like Turbine not having a suitable alternate prize for those who already own it is , effectively, thumbing their nose at their loyal customers. IMHO An interesting way of acknowledging their most pro-active customers.
    Ah the ever self entitled...
    It's not Teal... it's [SIZE=3][COLOR=#00ffff][B]CYAN[/B][/COLOR][/SIZE]!

  18. #18
    Date d'inscription
    mai 2008
    Messages
    3 437
    I refrained from the first lottery as I thought it would be horrible to win having already bought HD. Now, thanks to this thread, I've entered in the new one knowing that is a code that I can gift to others. Very happy to know this. Even if it wasn't giftable, I have no problems with lotteries that benefit different folks on different occasions.

  19. #19
    Date d'inscription
    août 2008
    Localisation
    My Coop
    Messages
    388
    I am just glad Turbine provides the chance to win an expansion through the lottery, they don't have too. Okay I can admit there is always 'buyers remorse' when someone else receives the same product as you purchased, for LESS. But it happens all time!

    Should I feel slighted that Turbine gives away games on Twitter & Facebook and I have no account on either? No, it's all their method of marketing to as many people as possible. I'll bet Turbine gives away close to 100 HD games of various editions through promotional giveaways - I have no real idea, but it's a whole lot more than a few dozen IMHO. That doesn't mean the odds of winning one are very high though.

  20. #20
    Date d'inscription
    juin 2010
    Messages
    7 583
    How about a follow up lottery awarding this:

    https://store.lotro.com/en/special-o...mounts-bundle/
    Crell-L85-Champion - Riddermark ; Swego-L85-Burglar ; Kotvi-L95-Runekeeper
    Delego-L85 Hunter ; Stodden-L51-Captain ; Edhul-L61-Loremaster
    Deglorion - SoA XP Disabler

  21. #21
    Date d'inscription
    décembre 2007
    Messages
    151
    Citation Envoyé par Eartholloth Voir le message
    Ah the ever self entitled...
    Trying to win some friends I see.....:P

  22. #22
    Date d'inscription
    avril 2007
    Localisation
    Topeka, KS
    Messages
    1 072
    Why is it this lottery says I have no eligible characters? I have lots of characters in the level range.
    Freeps: Venusia (Guardian), Silya (RK), Dwayr (Champion), Nissys (Captain), Filodon (Burgler), Tyveil (Lore-master)
    Creeps: Venusiel (R7 Weaver), Tyveilakh (R5 Warleader)
    [url="http://kingsbeyondthewall.com/"]Kings Beyond the Wall[/url]

  23. #23
    Date d'inscription
    juillet 2010
    Localisation
    Dublin, Ireland
    Messages
    1 634
    Citation Envoyé par Tyveil Voir le message
    Why is it this lottery says I have no eligible characters? I have lots of characters in the level range.
    Check if it's the right server. The lottery is listed for each server.

    -Bel
    Belnavar - Captain - 105 - Brandywine - Leader of Keepers of the Palantiri

  24. #24
    Date d'inscription
    mars 2010
    Localisation
    The United States of America
    Messages
    824
    Citation Envoyé par Sapience Voir le message
    Quite the opposite. A good number of our players have commented on purchasing HD and then having to wait to purchase for a spouse, child, significant other, etc. that this is a perfect reward for those who have pre-purchased one copy and are waiting for funds to free up for the next. The majority here have even expressed this as a great way for someone who has already purchased to be a kind of "hero" to their kinship by providing the code for a give away, surprising a friend in game with a free copy of the expansion or any number of acts of kindness that can be done with the spare code.
    ...some of us are also dismayed at the direction of the game and, while loyal subscribers (not lifetime, mind you, but still paying), don't plan on buying right now. A premium win would feel like a just reward for the money some have already spent to get the game to this point. I like the idea. I wish I had more eligible characters! (Only need to win once...per paid account, of course).

  25. #25
    Date d'inscription
    juin 2011
    Messages
    112
    Well, good-luck to anyone who entered, I'll probably be disappointed when I wake up tommorow (finger's crossed though)

 

 
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