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No shelf presence is one thing...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by sablestorm, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. sablestorm

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    So I hopped by the EA Store, figuring I'll try buying there as I've heard of people having trouble with UOGameCodes.com. What struck me as interesting is when you type in Ultima Online, nothing comes up. I mean, I understand your arguments for not having a shelf presence, but when UO doesn't even have a presence on the company store site..... I mean, can't you guys advertise it there and link to the UO Website or something?
     
  2. Pawain

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    Yup, I noticed that also.

    Not one UO game is downloadable from there.
     
  3. Black Sun

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    Disgusting isn't it?
     
  4. Nexus

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    Really it's not on EA.com.....

    I must have been imagining things since last week...
     
  5. Berethrain

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    That is their problem. They're only targeting people that are already playing the game instead of putting it on the shelves and enticing new players to come join the game. Doesn't make much sense to me.
     
  6. Kiminality

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    As I understand it, there would be added complexity to adding UO to the EA store.
    It's primarily a digital distribution store, coupled with the EA Download Manager, with single purchases. You buy a game, you then can use the EADM to download it, and play it.

    UO is subscription based, with the subscription based on a seperate account system.
    Although keys for games are emailed out with the EAstore, there is the matter than I don't believe you could purchase multiple copies of the same game, with the same account.
    I think that is one change they've had to implement, with the multiple purchases of SA, although not being someone who regularly throws money at the store, I can't say for certain.

    At the heart of it, the subscription model of UO was pretty incompatible with the EAstore previously.
    Either recent unrelated changes to the store have made it feasible, or having a new product to sell has encouraged them to make such changes for UO (and future MMO projects).
     
  7. Hunters' Moon

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    [​IMG]

    You need a siggy proof-reader :D
     
  8. AsgardDF

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    Hi,

    you simply need to change to "Worldwide" in the Store and than chose no language, simply close that layer.
    Then you will find SA when searching for Ultima Online.

    Greets
    Asgard
     
  9. Berethrain

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    You sir, are my hero.
     
  10. DevilsOwn

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    and if you type 'Stygian Abyss' in the search function on the main page it will come up, but I've found no way to purchase it, yet
     
  11. RichDC

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    Or, if you click on search by category...go to RPG and theres a HUGE picture of SA there. Also shown under the upcoming releases and 3 other ways i found of finding the game.

    Really wasnt that hard to find.
     
  12. DevilsOwn

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    spoke too soon..... noticed at the bottom of the screen I had one item in a shopping cart, clicked on that and got to this page

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  13. RaDian FlGith

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    Right... now try going to www.eastore.com and find it listed there. EA Store being, you know, where you purchase things from EA.

    Tell me how your imagination is doing after that.
     
  14. sablestorm

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    My post was in reference to EAStore.com, one of two places you can get the SA upgrade code. While looking for SA (or any UO title), I did notice other games which caught my attention. This specific reason is why I think UO should have a presence there, even if it is just a link that redirects to the UO website. The fact that I found other fantasy games while looking for UO, like Dragon Age which I had never heard of before, means it is getting exposure that UO isn't getting. What if there are Dragon Age fans who saw UO in the RPG Online section and decided to give it a try?
     
  15. DevilsOwn

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    aaannnnnnd then I tried to change the quantity, and got this.... think I'll wait til the kinks are worked out (note term "quantity restriction")

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  16. AsgardDF

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    it really depends on which country you are..
    e.g. from Germany you will be rerouted to the German shop - and there SA isnt listed when searching for ultima online or whatever..
    maybe some other regional shops have it listed, but only for the eastore.com for usa i know for sure

    Greets
     
  17. pgcd

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    Yep. I *HATE* regional rerouting.
     
  18. sablestorm

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    I live in California in the US and the EA Store (US) doesn't have any Ultima Online content that comes up when I do a search for it.
     
  19. Tay M'real

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    yep - i put something about this in another thread...dissapointing...they want no shelf life for the game but don't want to promote it either
     
  20. DevilsOwn

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    bah, should have done the one upgrade while I had it in the cart, now I can't get anything into the cart


    :wall:
     
  21. MissEcho

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    Zero hits when searching for 'Ultima Online', 'UO', 'Stygian Abyss' when searching the EA Store from Australia, auto boots you to the EA Arts Asia Online store. The ONLY reference on any EA site is for the generic info on that link above but you can't buy it from that link. Not mention that particular info has only been on the EA site for about 3 months and prior to that there was a total of 'nothing' in the way of promotion for anything UO.

    Never known a company to put money into developing a product and then making it so hard for it's customers to actually buy it.
     
  22. Alpha_Omega

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    At least you were able to get one upgrade. I'm still unable to get it myself. Its been 2 years since I've played UO, so I'm a bit eager to try it out with the expansion too.
     
  23. Black Sun

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    In 2 years that I've been using that sig, nobody (myself included) has never noticed that. I'll add that to my to-do list when I get home.
     
  24. miss uo

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    ea.com ... Scroll through the upcoming games in the middle of the page.