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[UO Herald] Last Chance to Get Your Sign up Bonus

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. UO News

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    The opportunity to get a 14 days bonus when you renew your Ultima Online account will expire tomorrow.

    If you want to renew your account, use this last day to do so and visit our Account Center now.



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  2. yorky

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    I must have missed something here ... what 14 day bonus?

    I have just checked the new archive back to october and I cant see anything about a 14 day bonus for subscribing?

    Anyone have a link to the details?
     
  3. Ezekiel Zane

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    Too funny. I've seen a few people here mentioning this but I've seen absolutely nothing about this officially until this post right here. LMFAO!

    As a matter of fact I did reactivate an account day before yesterday and nowhere at all during the process did it mention a word about this. Additionally, the account I reactivated shows my gametime to expire on Feb 29th. So where's my Bonus 14 days?

    Completely freaking typical **** poor communication and execution again by EA/Mythic. Lame!
     
  4. yorky

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    Really have to agree here, not a single mention of it until the day before it ends? When did it even start?
    I renewed my accounts on the 20th and 21st, yet they are due to run out on the 19th and 20th respectively.... no extra 14 days in sight.
     
  5. Storm

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    I have to admit this one has me stumped, working on staff here at stratics means I am always reading and checking posts and announcements and this is the first I have heard of this also!
     
  6. sablestorm

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    I had a few accounts I reactivated and I got the 14 day bonus. I'd check to see when I reactivated, but it's hard to keep track of it now with the new account system. Heck, when an account goes inactive, there's no inactive date. That's something I'd really like to see.
     
  7. Ezekiel Zane

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    Wow what a joke. Kinda like saying that the store is having a sale, but its over in one hour!

    EA is really getting on my nerves anymore, i dunno what it is. Must be time for a break.
     
  9. Mapper

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    Only know of the bonus as I was offered it when I re-activated an account.
     
  10. Assia Penryn

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    If I had seen an official statement on it before the great idoc event, I may have reactivated my husband's account. We were debating it, but since we were on the fence we didn't. If we had known the above info, we probably would have.

    EA may have posted some official statement that I didn't see. My suggestion is that next time you decide to run a "special" like that, splatter that info all over the place and you might find yourself getting more $.
     
  11. Ezekiel Zane

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    Well, like I said, I reactivated one account day before yesterday. I was given no bonus 14 days.

    So not only did they post this one hours before the sale ends it appears they posted two days, at least, after sale is already over.
     
  12. yorky

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    Sent a mail to support, got a mail back saying it will take them 72 hours to reply ... if they say 'sorry that promotion has ended'................
     
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    Exactly. The status quo is maintained like the well oiled machine it is.
    Maybe some one could find out using the Twit/Face programs others enjoy.
     
  15. Storm

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    Well yeah we got this notice. There most certainly was not any notice however about or when the Promo began.

    Not only that but as stated by some that did get the bonus upon reactivating, you were informed during the activation.

    I reactivated an account two days ago. Nothing and there's no bonus 14 days showing on my "end date" either.
     
  17. startle

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    I just continue to be amazed at how self-defeating EA is. So many MORE people would both come to UO and stay with UO if there was even a small attempt to freekin' COMMUNICATE with us regarding this game.

    For going on 15 years now there appears to be NO ONE within EA that has a clue regarding documentation/communication. Why in the world should we all have to FIND a 3rd party forum (Stratics) to get information on UO? (Not that I don't LOVE Stratics, because we all do - since it's the ONLY place to get any information on UO).

    EA - I just don't understand your thinking at all...

    Just sayin....

    :confused:
     
  18. Smokin

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    Got to love companies that do this, its like phone/tv companies give bonus to switch to them but never give anything to loyal customers. Where is the 14 free days for all that have stayed subbed for years.
     
  19. goldenpower

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    that's not true
     
  20. lucitus

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    How do i get these bonus? Is it true there is a bonus?
     
  21. GalenKnighthawke

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    I am glad I'm not the only one who hadn't heard of this until now.

    *chuckles*

    UO sure seems to have mastered the step forward/step back game.

    Oh well.

    There's surely been more steps forward than steps back, especially lately! But those steps back sure are annoying!

    -Galen's player
     
  22. G.v.P

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    Damn...I reactivated an account on Sunday and I didn't see anything about a bonus either. Someone from EA better drop 1,000 gold on me or something or else I will...well let's face it, I'll play more League of Legends, by Riot Games. :arr: :stir:
     
  23. startle

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    Ok, then I'll say it this way: Stratics is the ONLY place to get a LOT of up-to-date information, including information from the dev's themselves.

    If you've (goldenpower) got a better site then by all means post it here...so we can ALL have access to it...

    :whip:
     
  24. claudia-fjp

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    Well they don't make $ unless people let it go over the free 14 days without cancelling. So people who WERE going to give money to save houses that would have fallen on IDOC day found out about it and got a freebie refresh. Had they e-mailed everyone or posted it everywhere people who had no intention of paying a dime to keep the houses would have also done so.

    Their timing was horrible as it is. It should have been done AND announce at some time other than when house decay was turned back on.

    I wouldn't doubt if all the refreshed houses from the 14 days now count as Return to Brit houses too and will never decay again. Screw up after screw up, unfixed bug after unfixed bug, that would just be a cherry on top...
     
  25. Snakeman

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    Ditto, did one 2 days ago & I received no bonus.... Poorest CS in the industry all I have to say for EA/Bio/Mythic
     
  26. Basara

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    Back in August, when I made the changeover to the new system, I had the following occur:

    I had 3 accounts, 6 months plan (or is it really 180 days?), due the first week (+/- a few days or so) of October, November & December.

    The December one had no noticeable change (MIGHT have gotten 2 weeks, after falling to the end of November, but not sure)
    The November one got 2 weeks added to it, moving it to the 20th.
    The October one got SIX weeks added to it, to where it ended the SAME DAY in November.

    My balanced "pay one account in 6 months of the year, when bills are lowest" plan got royally botched by what free time I got, as it pushed all 3 accounts to be due in a period less than a month (closer to 3 weeks, in fact). My finances are still messed up from that, as the bank account was shared by my mother and she assumed I'd already paid the UO stuff based on teh days marked on our calendar.

    I don't know if those were the "2 free weeks" I got (actually added up to 8 total weeks for 2 accounts), or just an artifact of the changes to the system, but it was a pain. Who would have thought free time would have a negative impact.
     
  27. Bazer

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    i just wish it would quit declining my debit card for my accounts, i know i gort the money in my bank easly to pay for my accounts.
     
  28. Arroth Thaiel

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    How fast do you think Steve Ballmer at Microsoft or Tim Cook at Apple would be killing their staff if you posted on their respective official sites that you "really wanted to buy their product, but their website just wouldn't accept your debit/credit card"?

    And it wasn't just one person, but a couple of hundred, all posting the same thing.

    Anything shorter than a picosecond?
     
  29. THP

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    well i posted on the boards more than once there was a free 14 day come back to brit on all olde accounts....

    maybe you should read my posts sometimes rather than troll them all:eyes:
     
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    BTW....

    dIDNT ANY OF U LOT WONDER WHY EVER SINGLe OF THE 400++ houses that fell on atlantic go replaced....LOL....come on....wake up....free 14 day accounts have placed them all....and this is on atlantic alone.....never mind every other shard???
     
  31. Cirno

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    No offense meant, but it may help if your informative posts didn't resemble:
    Formatting like that does little to help the credibility of what you're saying, and is kind of uncomfortable to read :(
     
  32. THP

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    uncomfortable....BUT!!! alas it is true....many many many plots placed using the free 14 days bonus on all old account made....

    Well iam happy got a house on 7 shards now..all freinded to the main account!!!!!......will be nice for 90 days at least.....MUahauahhaaAHHAA
     
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    Hmm, how should this work when the Account Management is still offline? :eyes:

    (BTW: Never heard of this 'promo' before that posting...)
     
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    Well, I tried logging with an inactive account that I had, to see if the 14 days free option was available, and it did not let me in.

    Yes, I am sure that the login and passwords are correct because I had them written down in my special login/passwords paper notebook.......so, no possible mistake here.

    If this inactive account was not openable, this means that this 14 days thing is not working.
     
  35. Lady Laurel

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    You have to actually go in and activate the account and put in payment method info to get the 14 days.

    I just re-activated my last account a few days ago and this is what it looks like in account management

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    I am not sure, this is just a guess, but I think that the accounts that were getting the 14 days were ones that had been shut down for quite awhile. Most of ours got the 14 days when we came back in Dec, but a couple did not, and those that did not had not been closed as long. And again, that is just a theory.
     
  36. yorky

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    It clearly says 'renew' it says nothing about 'resubscribing' after random amount of inactive month.

    So not only did they not tell anyone, they also dont seem to understand what the details of the promotion are.

    I suppose one consolation is, not only dont we know what this promotion is about, but EA/Mythic/UO dont know either.
     
  37. Ezekiel Zane

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    That's just really bad CS, bad website design and really crappy Promo execution.

    Nowhere does it say you only get the 14 day bonus if you reactivate a certain way i.e. manually reentering payment info.
     
  38. LordDrago

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    Given the exceptionally poor working account management system, exceptionally poor experience many people had with the account migration, exceptionally poor customer service support EA provides to its UO customers, and exceptionally poor communications regarding this "promotion"

    And given that currently I am not having any issues with my one active account.

    Does EA think I am stupid enough to even attempt to re-activate my old account?

    I have far more confidence that EA would screw up my current account than re-open my other account with out serious issues should I make any attempt to do so.
     
  39. THP

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    Let me just say enough players definate new/ found out about the 14 freebie because near every plot that fell on the big fall day 2 on the more busier shards was filled within days!!!!....FOR FREE!!
     
  40. Ezekiel Zane

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    You have no way of knowing they were all filled with free accounts.

    Regardless they all have to be sold/traded to active accounts or they'll all fall too in 90 days or the holder will have to pay again.
     
  41. THP

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    Errrrrr something called ''common sense''....LOL....Its not rocket science u see the promo...go to open an old account and u get 14 free days play b4 u are billed for a month...so u can place for free..place an sell to make some quick gold...or simply place on other shards u wish u had a house on too....BINGO!!

    I know for fact a dozen idocers that have placed for extra 90 day storage and placed houses on several shards and freinded there main account to them...okies only 90 day storage... but hell...i will take some of that...my own house as got like 100 free secures...i need all the extra storage i can get!!