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Lost Shores event rewards being handed out


After the finale of the unique, one time even at the start of the Lost Shores, many players lost out on their rewards due to connectivity and hardware problems.  As an apology, Arenanet has begun to send rewards out to all participating players who did not receive their justified rewards.  This was confirmed on their official facebook account.

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As we mentioned last week, for those players who were not able to get the rewards for the final Lost Shores event because they were suffering connection issues, we will provide rewards for their participation in the event. Thanks for your patience while we worked to resolve this.

We will hand out the rewards via In-game mail today – Quick FYI… it might take several hours to run the script, so do not panic if you do not immediately receive it. ~RB2
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#1 Nerel

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:37 PM

So this is a reward for people who attended the one day event, but were unable to get the final chest reward... and it's being given out to people who never played the event as well as those who did play and have already got the rewards? Yep, that makes sense... GG Anet.

Suppose it's easier to give everyone a reward than having to check the server logs and such (much like the demise of the Xunlai Tournament House in GW1).

#2 Azure Skye

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:43 PM

View PostNerel, on 06 December 2012 - 10:37 PM, said:

So this is a reward for people who attended the one day event, but were unable to get the final chest reward... and it's being given out to people who never played the event as well as those who did play and have already got the rewards? Yep, that makes sense... GG Anet.

Suppose it's easier to give everyone a reward than having to check the server logs and such (much like the demise of the Xunlai Tournament House in GW1).
You cant make everyone happy, Anet screwed both ways, your screwed if you don't give it out to the people that missed it or dc'ed or not give it out and make everyone mad because they didnt do anything about it or dont care about your player base. Yay for the whiners. =P

#3 Linfang

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:51 PM

This is becoming a train wreck in slow motion. Some guy just got dawn and two boxes. Good lord.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:52 PM

View PostNerel, on 06 December 2012 - 10:37 PM, said:

So this is a reward for people who attended the one day event, but were unable to get the final chest reward... and it's being given out to people who never played the event as well as those who did play and have already got the rewards? Yep, that makes sense... GG Anet.

Suppose it's easier to give everyone a reward than having to check the server logs and such (much like the demise of the Xunlai Tournament House in GW1).

i were IN the event got crash in the middle of it i havent got anything

#5 Nerel

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:53 PM

View PostAzure Skye, on 06 December 2012 - 10:43 PM, said:

You cant make everyone happy, Anet screwed both ways, your screwed if you don't give it out to the people that missed it or dc'ed or not give it out and make everyone mad because they didnt do anything about it or dont care about your player base. Yay for the whiners. =P

I think you missed the option where Anet actually checks the server logs to determine who took part in the event but, for whatever reasons, weren't rewarded.... but whatever.

View PostKuruptz2, on 06 December 2012 - 10:52 PM, said:

i were IN the event got crash in the middle of it i havent got anything

Got anything YET... staggered mail outs, sheesh.

#6 Millimidget

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:53 PM

Haven't got anything yet.

#7 Kuruptz2

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:59 PM

View PostNerel, on 06 December 2012 - 10:53 PM, said:

I think you missed the option where Anet actually checks the server logs to determine who took part in the event but, for whatever reasons, weren't rewarded.... but whatever.


Got anything YET... staggered mail outs, sheesh.

Who knows some poeple might not get :o

What if the world ends 21th december and the mail arrives 22th?

#8 Athletic

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:04 PM

Nice incentive. Then again I should probably find something to complain about otherwise I wouldn't belong here

#9 Millimidget

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:32 PM

View PostAthletic, on 06 December 2012 - 11:04 PM, said:

Nice incentive.
Is this where we thank the devs profusely for releasing the most half-assed content I've seen outside of freeware?

#10 Jump_N_Move

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:33 PM

I'll take it. I left after like 2 hours of what seemed to be running in circles with events and no final chest. I chalked it up to me leaving early but thanks Anet. :)

#11 TGIFrisbie

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:58 PM

[quote name='Nerel' timestamp='1354833422' post='2110002']
So this is a reward for people who attended the one day event, but were unable to get the final chest reward... and it's being given out to people who never played the event as well as those who did play and have already got the rewards? Yep, that makes sense... GG Anet.

Suppose it's easier to give everyone a reward than having to check the server logs and such (much like the demise of the Xunlai Tournament House in GW1).
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Can't please everyone now can we....

#12 rick1027

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:33 AM

i played and got dc'ed got my chest so im happy didnt really care if i got it or not but some were... thanks anet

#13 Kymeric

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:42 AM

Anyone know if the chest rewards adjust to your level?

Should characters who aren't at endgame wait and open it at 80, or does it give level 80 loot regardless?

#14 ThiVasS

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:46 AM

And as always my luck depart with other boyfriend... I get nothing :(.

#15 Kymeric

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:47 AM

Hopefully this is the last we see of one time events.

#16 Nerel

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:01 AM

[quote name='Kymeric' timestamp='1354840927' post='2110128']
Anyone know if the chest rewards adjust to your level?

Should characters who aren't at endgame wait and open it at 80, or does it give level 80 loot regardless?
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It seems to scale to the level of the character that opens it... I was chatting to someone ingame who opened it with a level 60+ character and he got two level 62 exotics :(

#17 Kymeric

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:51 AM

[quote name='Nerel' timestamp='1354842075' post='2110144']
It seems to scale to the level of the character that opens it... I was chatting to someone ingame who opened it with a level 60+ character and he got two level 62 exotics :(
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Good to know, thanks.  I'm in the same boat.  Level 65 character.  Best to wait, then.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:52 AM

View PostKymeric, on 07 December 2012 - 12:47 AM, said:

Hopefully this is the last we see of one time events.
and why would we want to never again see a one time events? Gravely underestimating number of people who would show up and/or software/hardware errors first few times does not invalidate entire concept of one time events. 15g+ value of rewards sure doesn't make few buggy quests a horrifically painful experience either.

If you do not like them, do not show up, people who do will know that they will be rewarded despite possible technical difficulties.

#19 brokerib

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:00 AM

Not sure if it's going to everyone, or just people who started the quest chain, but I've also received the chest.  I wasn't expecting anything as I didn't take part in any of the one time only parts of the event, though I did complete the quests as far as was possible with the bugs.  Good to see Anet are looking out for people who weren't able to participate due to timezones as well, us Oceanics were feeling a bit left out ;)

#20 Kymeric

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:01 AM

[quote name='Biz' timestamp='1354845166' post='2110170']
and why would we want to never again see a one time events? Gravely underestimating number of people who would show up and/or software/hardware errors first few times does not invalidate entire concept of one time events. 15g+ value of rewards sure doesn't make few buggy quests a horrifically painful experience either.

If you do not like them, do not show up, people who do will know that they will be rewarded despite possible technical difficulties.
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It's a two part problem.

There's the technical problem of supporting the mad rush of artificial player concurrency in a small area.  It's possible they'll figure out how to fix this.

The bigger problem, IMO, is a couple hour event on a game that is supposed to be open to a wide range of people around the clock.  It suddenly turns the game into the equivalent of a demanding child.  "Play with me when I want, or I'll take my toys and leave!"

Week long events are great.  Even 24 hour ones are reasonable.  Couple hour or less doesn't belong in a game that serves players around the world.