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Posted by TexasBeesh at May 20, 2013 4:25:42 PM
Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
This was in the News on the Notice Board.

 
On May 24th, from 12 PM to 3PM PDT, players logging in on the Emerald Ocean will have a chance to win a free iPad. Not enticed by fancy gadgetry? We're also tripling pillaging payouts and injury chances during this period!


I am wondering if they are doing this to test the sever as it will only happen on Emerald. You know, make sure it does not crash. I guess OOO thinks the tablet might bring in a ton of pirates and even bring some back.

I hope they are not ALL sent to Emerald...

EDIT: not sure if this goes here or in parley...move if need be! Thanks.
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Posted by thylawrence2 at May 20, 2013 4:29:18 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
 
I am wondering if they are doing this to test the sever as it will only happen on Emerald. You know, make sure it does not crash. I guess OOO thinks the tablet might bring in a ton of pirates and even bring some back.


 
Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!


Pretty cool though. Hooray for pillaging!
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Posted by Erytime at May 20, 2013 5:42:43 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
I thought it funny that it is titled 'All hands on deck!' yet is happening soley on Emerald.
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Posted by Smartysmoker at May 20, 2013 5:58:11 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
/rant

I aint gonna waste my time on emerald for some crappy apple product. But on a more concerning note Sub players wont get credit for there time on their ocean for the ipad which is utter BS. Aint right. And triple poe on pillages if that don't cross all ocean I have never seen a bigger pile of crap in my life. I will poo a chicken if all oceans dont the get the triple poe, and you can count on that. That just chaps me to no end.
/end rant
On a positive note they are making progress on the tablet stuff so props there. I just hope they dont throw the sub ocean under the bus in the launch.

And to any grammar nazi's I am sorry for the spotty grammar and spelling. One of the parts of being a southerner. lol
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Posted by Prometheus at May 20, 2013 6:29:51 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
More information regarding this promotion will be revealed as we approach the 24th however, for a chance to win a free iPad one must log into Emerald Ocean between 12pm and 3pm Friday the 24th. The increased payouts and injury chances will be exclusive to Emerald during that time. Other oceans will see increased payouts and injury chances later in the day for the same duration.

- Pro

Posted by Smartysmoker at May 20, 2013 6:46:39 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
Well looks like that chicken will be saved for later... lol
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Posted by TexasBeesh at May 20, 2013 7:19:30 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
I hope the increased payouts and injury chances will come to the other oceans too. I love our sub ocean and I want it to be supported like the rest of the oceans and I know many others do as well.

Thanks for responding Pro.

Hang on to that chicken Joey! ;)
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Posted by Smartysmoker at May 20, 2013 7:38:50 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
I will for the time being lol.
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Posted by Pixulayted at May 20, 2013 7:52:49 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
 
Other oceans will see increased payouts and injury chances later in the day for the same duration.

- Pro

Whew, I figured you guys were trying to turn meridian into the next Cerulean Project.
Guess you aren't ready to sink us yet. :D

Posted by LJAmethyst at May 20, 2013 8:36:20 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
The notice board links to the Spyglass but there is no corresponding blog post here. Is it forthcoming or what? I petitioned about this but got a cut-and-paste answer from Bia who did not read my question.
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Posted by Pixulayted at May 20, 2013 8:38:54 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
 
got a cut-and-paste answer from Bia who did not read my question.

Yay! I love those ones. Just copy/paste the petition ID and ask the question again.

Posted by randomact at May 20, 2013 8:40:53 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
The Notice Board says "check back as May 24th approaches for more information", so I assume there will be a Spyglass entry forthcoming.
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Posted by Twittly at May 21, 2013 12:24:46 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
They updated the spyglass here.
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Posted by TexasBeesh at May 21, 2013 12:45:16 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
 
*Eligibility for giveaway prizes is limited to legal US residents only.


Awww!
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Posted by mari_ at May 21, 2013 12:53:15 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
 
 
*Eligibility for giveaway prizes is limited to legal US residents only.


Awww!


Quite, the rest of the world doesn't matter it seems.



(and yes I am aware of import fees, taxes etc to various countries around the world... but still!)
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Posted by wrb03 at May 21, 2013 3:37:17 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
 
 
*Eligibility for giveaway prizes is limited to legal US residents only.


Awww!



but aren't you a texan LOL Or are you saying you are an Illegal alien texan, that would be even more funny LOL.
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Posted by TexasBeesh at May 21, 2013 4:20:28 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
Hahahaha!!! I am a Texan (not to be confused with American"), born and raised and way too proud for my own good! ;)

I was just "awwwww"ing b/c there are so many players from around the world that love this game, that have no chance to win an iPad.
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Posted by Twittly at May 21, 2013 4:46:33 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
 
*Eligibility for giveaway prizes is limited to legal US residents only.

Do I actually have to be a legal US citizen, or could I get it shipped to my friend in the US?
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Posted by Aethera21 at May 21, 2013 5:10:35 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
OOO, you haven't released the details yet, so hopefully you're smart enough to have alternate in-game prizes available for the non-USers, or dubs, or something. This giveaway is a minefield in a lot of ways without off-the-bat alienating most of the globe.
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Posted by the8dude at May 21, 2013 7:28:54 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
 
OOO, you haven't released the details yet, so hopefully you're smart enough to have alternate in-game prizes available for the non-USers, or dubs, or something. This giveaway is a minefield in a lot of ways without off-the-bat alienating most of the globe.


Yes, you have a point. But it's an IPad for a reason.... This way, the lucky winner will be able to enjoy PP client on the new tablet version...thus the IPad-to play PP on it.

Anyways, this tablet version sounds very promising.
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Posted by TexasBeesh at May 21, 2013 7:42:08 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
 
But it's an IPad for a reason


Sure it is and it is a wonderful gift. The issue is not what the gift is, but how not everyone is eligible for it.
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Posted by wrb03 at May 22, 2013 9:31:34 AM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
Your right it should be totally easy to give non US citizens dubs instead of the ipad and for that matter give a random ceruleanite sub time as a good faith jesture. really you would be giving away virtual goods so that is a good deal for OOO. If they have to give the ipad away for promotion reasons then redraw the pirate until it is american but still give the dubs to the first person if they are non US citizen.
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Posted by BobJanova at May 22, 2013 12:16:54 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
It's a bit annoying that a company owned by an Englishman should be so US-centric with this kind of thing. You have a Doctor Who/BBC tie-in, surely you have the legal apparatus to give stuff away in Europe.
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Posted by randomact at May 22, 2013 12:35:40 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
If someone wins that's not a US resident can they just give it to me and I'll send it to whoever really won?
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Posted by Snowpixie at May 22, 2013 2:19:59 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
 
If someone wins that's not a US resident can they just give it to me and I'll send it to whoever really won?

You're nice.

I wonder how legal US resident plans to be established, it seems.... loaded with issues.
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Posted by Squishat at May 22, 2013 3:55:58 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
 
 
If someone wins that's not a US resident can they just give it to me and I'll send it to whoever really won?

You're nice.

I wonder how legal US resident plans to be established, it seems.... loaded with issues.


Right D;
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Posted by Pixulayted at May 22, 2013 4:46:58 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
 
If someone wins that's not a US resident can they just give it to me and I'll send it to whoever really won?

I'll chip in for shipping and handling to anywhere in the world.

Posted by Winklecat at May 22, 2013 7:11:02 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
When I was getting ready to travel to Japan last summer, the helpful people at my local Apple store told me that you can only get Apple products serviced in the country where they are purchased. Assuming this is true, this could be one reason that the IPad prize is only available in the US.

In addition, different countries have widely different rules about wagers, and contests, and prizes. Complying with all of them is probably impossible. Not to mention potentially expensive.

Personally, I am looking forward to all the creative ideas people will come up with in response to the apparent invitation to try to "break" the server. Hope to see lots of you on Friday!
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Posted by Twittly at May 22, 2013 7:42:39 PM
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Yay Canada!
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Posted by Notsizzly at May 22, 2013 9:01:47 PM
Re: Lay siege en masse to our new server hardware!
Well, you know...

http://www.puzzlepirates.com/contest.xhtml

Edit: Instead of an iPad, give us some of that merchandise. Like that Kraken! mug ^^
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