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King's Collection STILL not available in several countries.

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Gilmour, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. Gilmour

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    Hey everyone

    Annoys me that King's Collection package is still not available in several countries, Denmark and Germany that i have confirmed. But im quire sure there is plenty more.

    *sad*

    Anyone other than those 2 countries also can't buy it?
     
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  2. BeaIank

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    I am waiting for Stygian Abyss to be available in Brazil since 2012 and we didn't get King's Collection either.
    I'd wait laying down in a comfy couch for this to be fixed if I were you.
     
  3. Lord Frodo

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    Sad thing is is this is a web site for Ultima Online and Ultima Online has nothing to do with the EA/Origin store other than Ultima Online stuff is sold on it. UO has nothing to do with what is or is not sold there as it belongs to EA and I get the feeling that EA really doesn't care about us that much. EA runs EA Store and EA Account Management and as long as EA get our money they are happy.
     
  4. MalagAste

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    Some time ago extremely frustrated with the treatment UO was getting from EA I wrote to this address: [email protected] .... it was a lengthy letter well written in which I pretty much chastised the Origin Store and demanded that they do something about the strangulation they were doing to the game I loved. It was a long heartfelt letter explaining how many of us have suffered through their horrifying new "Account Mis-Management" System and how it had destroyed a great many players and driven them from the game. I got a very kind reply from their head of public relations.... but the boy wanted specifics I couldn't give. I directed him to over 100 Stratics posts regarding players losing accounts, not able to get their accounts activated or keep them activated and the losing of their beloved items leading to them quitting UO. I demanded something be done to rectify the situation and that they STOP trying to destroy the one and only game they have that is such a treasure. I explained that it was over 15 years old and needed to be treasured for the diamond that it is.

    Wasn't too long after I did pitch my fit that EA dropped UO onto Broadsword. Now... if that was something that I perhaps had some influence into or not I wouldn't know... but I'm often left to wonder what would happen if suddenly everyone who comes uses Stratics suddenly opted to write them and very carefully explained the hardships we face trying to make purchases to give them money at the Origin store... I wonder if it would change too?

    I was very careful when I wrote them not to try to blame anyone, nor did I use foul language (something that is a rarity for me!)... nor did I try to be offensive in any way. I just explained my love for the game, my heartbreak in watching it slowly dying, my sincere hopes for it's future... and how I wished nothing more for UO than another 15 years of fun...

    Might be worth a shot to all you who can't buy things in other countries.
     
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    All my East Europa friends from 3+ other countries exUSSR lands including myself do not see it in store.
     
  6. BeaIank

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    There are other ways.
    One could use a VPN to access the US store, which seems to be the only one with the full stock of items.
    But I wouldn't trust my credit card data to run through a VPN. That is a third party's server that could be sniffing packages.
    If you rent a dedicated server in the US, it is also possible to remote in to use it to access the US store, but then that can trigger the bank to block your credit card as it is being used literally internationally, and if that doesn't happen, there are several other government taxes here when you use your credit card for international purchases, on top of unfavourable exchange rate.
    So it is not exactly a great idea to do it.
     
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    again, excuse my ignorance, but could you use a prepaid card with a limited balance?

    Also, you have not tried Stygian abyss at all?
     
  8. BeaIank

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    If such things were offered here.
    Since interest rates are so high here in Brazil, offering prepaid credit cards isn't lucrative enough for banks to offer those services.

    And in the end, it makes no sense for a company that lives off subscription and selling virtual goods to not have full stock available to every country they have customers at.
    I could understand taking 2 or 3 months to fix that, but it has been 3 years now.
    And considering that the latest booster pack isn't available on every store, what assures us that the new expansion will be? That is a very troubling thought.
     
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    Well the expansion is free and shouldn't require purchasing.
    It should just patch through.
     
  10. BeaIank

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    It will be free during August, September (when it will be released) and October, as per the newsletter.
    After that new accounts will have to purchase it through the store.
     
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    You'd think, wouldn't you? However, EA only has 4 MMOs (UO, DAoC, SWTOR, TSW). DAoC uses Origin to sell game time but no items (as far as I can tell, that game doesn't use them), SWTOR and TSW both have their own stores which appear to have nothing to do at all with Origin.

    EA has repeatedly displayed that they don't get MMOs, so sloppily half-assedly shoving their red-headed stepchild's (UO) items on to Origin was probably an afterthought.

    Broadsword needs to create its own store to have any hope of adequately pleasing its subscribers. Don't hold your breath. :oops:
     
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    This would be outstanding IF EA would allow it but then EA would be giving up control of the purse strings when it comes to UO & DAoC. It would be also great if EA would let BS run its own account management but then again you have to ask is EA gonna give up the purse strings and trust UO to hand over all moneys collected.
     
  13. hen

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    From the People's Republic of Scotland I can buy the King's Collection and Stygian Abyss but I can't buy 3 raised garden beds.
     
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    Chances are that any monies Broadsword generated from a game item store would be (mostly) funneled directly back into EA, and likely in a greater quantity than Origin presently generates. Though I'm guessing that the prices for many items might get tweaked from their current out-of-touch amounts. No purse strings involved.
     
  15. Riyana

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    While I think it's great that some of you are willing to help others out who can't access certain items in the store, I must remind you that RMT (real money transactions) are not allowed on Stratics. Please keep offers involving real money off of the forums.

    I dearly wish they'd get that store fixed, or that Broadsword would start their own. :/
     
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