Thanksgiving Event DAY 3 – Not gifts, but something to cry about

Today it was day 3 of the so-called “Thanksgiving Event”. Meanwhile it is clear: It is a bug, why we don’t get any gifts. 9D Hermit – not sure if this is the real Steven-Elliot Altman – posted on the forum this message:

Warriors, it seems there is a bug regarding the gifts (at least the Buff is working), and we await Indy21 to patch to fix the bug so that the rest of the prizes will come.

Unfortunately, their technicians were gone for the weekend before we learned there was an error in the time released gifts.

We shall sort the error out as soon as possible, and I am hopeful all of the gifts shall be delivered (albeit some may come late)

This is poor planning. Period. But there was even a VGM, [VGM]Kami, which liked to put lipstick on the pig. Let me quote him:

The patch 95 was introduced with a small error…

Please be patiente…GM’s are working at the moment to fix this small issue. 🙂

I will not comment those words. But let me quote a comment from another player, magimay:

You see that small error? I have the feeling that if dear VGM Kami would go to China, when he comes back he’ll say “yeah, I saw a small wall there, nothing impressive^^ Hope that helps 😉 “

No matter how bad this Thanksgiving Event may be, there was one thing what brought some satisfaction to the players: They still had the 4x event, as reward for the Collection Event.

16:00 GMT – The EXP Event should start now. Waiting some minutes, I’m sure it will start soon.

16:30 GMT – The people complain already like hell, especially on map chat. I wonder when the Event will start.

17:00 GMT – No message from Acclaim. Neither from a VGM nor from a GM. I am at the second Village of the North Sea and take a look how the people uses the chatbug on the map chat. Can’t believe that some people believe, there’s a [VGM]Pikatchu…

17:30 GMT – The people are just spamming and flooding the chats now. Map Chat and Lion’s Roar Chat are unclear and full of chaos and complaints.

18:00 GMT – Finally, two hours too late, a VGM is online and write to the players. It seems, like he knows exactly, the players will attack him all with words. Here’s the screenshot:
http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/2058/4xevent.jpg

18:30 GMT – Not sure if [VGM]Aster went offline or just don’t respond anymore. Seems like the people attacked him too much with Lion’s Roars. However, The GMs decided to write now, 2 1/2 hours later, a Notice. Here are the screenshots:
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/7607/4xeventnotice1.jpg
http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/7799/4xeventnotice2.jpg

The last line caused just more complaints on Lion’s Roar Chat. As a compensation they gave a special buff to the players. But that did not stopped the complaints.

The incompetence of Acclaim is worse than ever. But that’s just my opinion. But make your own opinion about that. I, for my part, just wonder how day 4 will be…

Written by
Legend – The Son of The Vagabond

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26 responses to “Thanksgiving Event DAY 3 – Not gifts, but something to cry about

  1. Today was crazy on Bardo. Before [VGM]Aster , Adonis was on and said the event will be at normal time, than he said : BRB…for hours.

  2. VGMs don’t know what to answer. What seems to me serious, is the time in which players waited for many hours. After 2-3 h, the event was postponed. If they knew they could not fix what they should say in the first minutes.

  3. I found it very suprising that things like this always happen during important events. How many times did we get a normal 2xp when there suddenly is a ‘technical issue’? I’m sure there is more behind this, my guess is that the GMs found the forum crash more important then activating the event.

    In fact i think they’re complete related. 7 minutes after the event was supposed to start, Acclaim Nevermore posted a notice on the 9D forum saying the event would be postponed due to technical issues. Now, after a few days of a sluggish forum, it goes down complete for the next 3 hours. Once it gets back up we get a notice in game as you can see in the Screenshots.
    Like i said, i believe that the GM priority today was with fixing the forum issue. Sometimes sacrifices have to be made, how unfortunate they may be. However the sacrifices always seem to be the good people that form our community, instead of acclaim taking the bullet 🙂

    Zulu out

      • “You see that small error? I have the feeling that if dear VGM Kami would go to China, when he comes back he’ll say “yeah, I saw a small wall there, nothing impressive^^ Hope that helps “

        No matter how bad this Thanksgiving Event may be, there was one thing what brought some satisfaction to the players: They still had the 4x event, as reward for the Collection Event.”

        Epic…:)

    • My guess is starting the event takes 5-10 minutes. Even if the GMs are working on the forum issue, which still isn’t fixed, they can flip the event switch on and continue on the forum.

      A small correction: Legend, event was supposed to start at 2pm GMT. Your time is in GMT +2.

  4. the forum fix is IT priority, not Gms. that is how i see it. the Gms do 4-5 jobs in 1 so everything is going wrong because of that.

  5. I sow the screenshots from Bardo event. What was funny was that 2 VGMs started spreading false informations that the event will begin at normal time. The players on the map start question them ( and make fun of them, one of them could not even write in english), they could not answer and log off. This is how VGM system works and it is useless. They don’t help players, they confuse them more.

    • True, mainly they don’t check their english eligibility,
      furthermore they didn’t inform those VGM about what should they do,
      they’re acting on their own, based on what they think that moment.

  6. I wonder when Acclaim will be able to make an event who don’t turns in a failure. Less and Christmas is ‘ringing on the door’. Not even Thanksgiving day patch was tested properly, I wonder how it will be the event of Christmas.

  7. Another fail.
    I am not surprised that players complained and offended the 2 VGMs who were online. Like [VGM]Adonis was [VGM]Emonis etc…

  8. VGM team in general is a failure. players are beginning to understand this and the complains are increasingly more. natural, players mock them if they are not able to answer questions and on top of it misinform players.

    where was the lead of VGM team on Bardo ? hiding ? coward.

    • The chat in Bardo was flood by complaints. I don’t think where Serena was, but I think she could not gestionate that kind of situation, maybe that is why 2 new VGMs were send to deal with unhappy players.

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