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Misleading adversiting @ uogamecodes.com

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Lord Raven, Jun 10, 2011.

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  1. Lord Raven

    Lord Raven Seasoned Veteran
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    After doing some research I decided to buy the Rustic Theme Pack game code. I knew from earlier discussions that the ability to craft the distillery was switched on after installing this pack.

    What has me angry is the way the Rustic Theme Pack is advertised on the UO Game Codes Store. Their description of the distillery makes it sound like the distillery comes with the pack:
    Enjoy a nice fresh brew from your distillery while your neighbors are green with envy over your new topiaries, and relax as your new brokers hawk your wares.

    "Moonshine"/alcohol distillery - Gives players the opportunity to distill their own types of liquor and name them for in-game distribution and consumption.

    A picture of the distillery is featured prominently. It doesn't say "Now you can build your own distillery..." or anything to that effect.

    So I figured that I would get a distillery deed in my Rustic Theme Pack. How suprised I was to see nothing but a Raised Garden Bed deed in my backpack.​

    I'll point out that the Rustic Bench is clearly described as a "craftable item", so I knew that I was getting the ability to make a bench... not an actual bench. (Rustic Bench is a craftable unique bench)

    The fact that the patcher screen also lists the distillery as an item certainly makes it seem that it is included in the pack.​

    Does anyone else feel that the descriptions provided by the gamecodes store are misleading or deceptive?​

    I've PM'ed Mesanna and since this is Friday, I'll wait a few days before my next move. But I can say for sure that if I don't get a distillery deed, I'll take this complaint up a few notches and put the heat on to resolve the issue.​

    (And not just by complaining about it on Stratics either...)​
     
  2. Assia Penryn

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    You can find them on vendors for like 10k or less on Atlantic.

    I agree that they should have said it was a crafted item on uogamecodes.

    If you don't have the 10k to buy one, I'll happily gift you the gold on Atlantic. I didn't buy either pack, but I think you have to craft the barrels as well.

    Here's a link to the TC thread with info on the distillery. Hope it helps.
    http://vboards.stratics.com/uo-test-center/242156-rustic-gothic-pack-information.html
     
  3. Specialshoes

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    When you read the add the only thing they mention that will be placed in your pack is the raised bed deed.


    * Go to the account management page https://account.ea.com/myacct/uo/uo-hub.jsp?skin=uo and click on Modify An Account
    * Click on Subscription Information and Upgrade Account
    * Enter your Upgrade Code EXACTLY as it appears to you in the email.
    * Start UO and keep your same code you used to upgrade your account.
    * Open your paper doll (or character window) and click on the "Help" button.
    * Click the "Promotional Code" button at the bottom of the Help window.
    * Enter your Rustic Theme Pack Code EXACTLY as it appears when it is emailed to you. You CAN copy and paste the code from the email to make things easier.
    * Your code will be verified and if valid a Raised Garden Bed deed will be placed in your inventory bag.

    Not very misleading to me
     
  4. You said in your post.... and I quote.. "I knew from earlier discussions that the ability to craft the distillery was switched on after installing this pack" so if you knew that then why did you assume you would get a deed for one??

    Also, anyone who reads these forums and/or tests any of the patches on test would know that the distillery would only come as a craftable item.

    I hardly see how you can complain about any of this.
     
  5. wait ...

    you want them to make a distillery deed? :lol:

    Sounds quite abit like a "mis-reading" problem and not a Misleading adversiting

    oops!
     
  6. Lord Raven

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    I read all kinds of stuff on Stratics. Stratics isn't responsible for supplying product descriptions for uodamecodes so even though I did participate in discussions about the distillery, I figured that the the description on the gamecodes site would provide a definitive description.

    There are a couple hundred posts on the topic on Stratics and not everyone who plays UO is a member of Stratics.

    My point is that the description on the gamecode site should be clear on the issue.

    Thanks for your offer. As for buying a completed still, I'll look around but I still feel that for $10, I should have one already.

    Oh, and before making the purchase, I set up a character on Test Center to test the distillery, and they were statues dispensing distillery deeds in town... that's what I expected to get for $10 bucks.
     
  7. Lord Raven

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    Re: Misleading advertising @ uogamecodes.com

    So you feel that the advertisement on the gamecodes site, explains all of this in enough detail so that I would know that?

    Thread topic: Misleading advertising @ uogamecodes.com
     
  8. Spiritless

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    So basically you spent $10 primarily expecting an item which costs about 10k gold in game, yet 1 million UO gold currently sells for less than a dollar.

    One born every minute. ^^
     
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  10. Lord Raven

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    Re: Misleading advertising @ uogamecodes.com

    Your reply is EXACTLY WHY I DON'T RELY ON STRATICS for information. You don't even know what you screwed up do ya?

    Can anyone point to anything that uogamecodes said in their advertisement that specifically describes the distillery as a craftable item?

    So before you troll the thread... read the product description, read the topic of the thread... and think before you reply.
     
  11. Re: Misleading advertising @ uogamecodes.com

    Actually
    YOU need point to where it "specifically described" >the deed< that you want ...

    /thread lock
     
  12. olduofan

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    Re: Misleading advertising @ uogamecodes.com


    :flame:
     
  13. TheMac

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    Re: Misleading advertising @ uogamecodes.com

    Thats kind of like buying boat paints and because it doesnt say to double click it then you shouldent have to.. actually im going to buy ship paints and then tell the devs that i want them to click it for me so i can target my ship... You are the only one that thinks you got duped. but if it means that much to you then do as you please... just dont post about it anymore...
     
  14. Lord Raven

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    Re: Misleading advertising @ uogamecodes.com


    Maybe you should read your own sig file.
     
  15. TheMac

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    Re: Misleading advertising @ uogamecodes.com

    Can you point to anywhere that it doesnt say that it isnt craftable?
     
  16. Assia Penryn

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    I'll give you that not everyone uses Stratics, but it is stated on the uo herald as well :( Publish 70.04 Available on Test Center 1 Today | Mythic Entertainment | Ultima Online I agree uogamecodes (which I think is an outsourced thing) should have put it on the description, but I think you're really making a bigger fuss than necessary.

    My offer to gift you the gold for distillery stands. Maybe take this whole thing as an adventure and take the time to train the skills to make it... those skills can be pretty useful and will probably be useful in the future.
     
  17. Re: Misleading advertising @ uogamecodes.com

    Maybe you should try to understand it ...
    (making yourself a VICTIM is not a presented option)
    no-one is "bullying you" ...
    most seem to be trying to SILENCE you through education

    there is no "dictatorship" here ... some are merely "mods" (nazi's was the old tag)
    *shrugs*

    you seem to BE defining yourself/position as ... :danceb:
     
  18. olduofan

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    maybe you should first ask what my response is about. since you couldnt be bothered to I will tell you. I see this becoming a flame fest and locked thread. if you would look at the person quote you will clearly see the "/thread lock" in it

    I realize your having a bad day but to take it out on me because you had no clue as to what I was referring to seem a bit irrational :coco:
     
  19. I remember a whole discussion on copper wire to build it.

    I also remember seeing it in patch notes or whatever.

    In any case... you aren't going to resolve anything. Everyone pointed out it is fairly clear. For $10 why not just say you made a mistake or 50-50 - them and you.

    In about 7 days the distillery and everything that can be made will be out and about.

    Why stress?
     
  20. olduofan

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    Re: Misleading advertising @ uogamecodes.com

    thanx for clearing that up for those that missed it but its all the same old same old... ha

    And we all have opinions and to be dictated as to which words are aloud and which are not is a dictatorship no matter what anyone says I will stand by my words.
     
  21. Lord Raven

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    Well, again your offer is appreciated. I guess my feelings are that the thread trolls who expect me to follow some convoluted logic... make this seem like a fuss.

    I'm sticking by what is described on the gamecodes site.

    All I said was that it is misleading... and employing some reverse-logic to figure out what they meant to say isn't a good way to do business.

    Trolls, I'm taking the weekend off so you'll have to find another thread.
     
  22. TheMac

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    have a good weekend
     
  23. /false
    You asked for input of a " agree/disagree " nature ...
    and attacked those in opposition to your convoluted umbrage

    ie. thread nazi :lick:
     
  24. Spiritless

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    End of the day, you asked the question:

    You received a resounding "no" to your query.

    Don't get mad just cuz people don't agree with you. Instead, perhaps you should take the opportunity to realize that, to the majority, the wording in the ad is fine and move on.
     
  25. Wait....... you got a raised garden in your backpack??

    I bought the dual package from uogamecodes and got nothing :(

    :pie:
     
  26. Well i'll be damned, more proof that I dont read any small print before i sign anything lol :eek:
     
  27. BluDjinn

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    Yes I agree with you!

    They need to better describe the items they sell in a lot more detail.

    Well, I am still p.o.ed that I bought a Ships Wheel that will give you the location of your house, But doesn't work on a ship.
     
  28. Viper09

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    /sarcasm
    While we're at it, the High Sea's expansion showed a picture of a nice big boat and mentioned we can now sail big boats. But when I and many others upgraded we didn't have a deed to a boat! I want my money back or a free deed!

    //sarcasm

    Welcome to the world of advertising. If it doesn't say it's included it isn't included and must obtain it on your own. Not that it's hard. In fact during your time arguing here you could have already obtained one and started brewing.
     
  29. Lord Frodo

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    I love this because you knew it needed to be crafted and now you come here with your BS.
    http://vboards.stratics.com/uhall/243947-where-do-we-get-yeast.html#post1971101
     
  30. Lord Frodo

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    Enter your Rustic Theme Pack Code EXACTLY as it appears when it is emailed to you. You CAN copy and paste the code from the email to make things easier.

    Your code will be verified and if valid a Raised Garden Bed deed will be placed in your inventory bag.
     
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    Publish 70.04 Available on Test Center 1 Today | Mythic Entertainment | Ultima Online 12 May 2011 15:06:52 EST
    Rustic Theme Pack
    •Topiaries – goblin and llama – Entitled players can use clippers on a hedge and get the choice of a topiary
    •Rustic Bench- Craftable
    •Raised Garden Bed – a maintenance free garden bed to place your seeds in and walk away. No potions or daily care needed. There will be a reward giver set up in New Haven so you can get this item.
    •Distillery – Craftable - Have a drink or two and tell us what you think.
    •Board and Batten wall tiles – Housing Customization tool
    •Access to the Encampment System – Commodity Broker or Pet Broker - Additional documents will be posted to explain this feature
     
  32. Sevin0oo0

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    so what costs 10k? not the copper wire - almost 1mil on Atlantic. (mine are waay cheaper, see sig)
    not the distillery deed - 2mil
    guess I missed a line somewhere
     
  33. kelmo

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    Make or buy a distillery.
     
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