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Gnobrin
11-28-2007, 07:07 PM
<p>The November/December issue of Beckett Massive Online Gamer Magazine has hit the shelves! </p><p align="center"><img src="http://eq2players.station.sony.com/images/en/features/Beckettfeature/MOG10_small.jpg" alt="" width="288" height="386" border="0" /></p><p>For those who are <i>quick</i> to snag their copy, there's a little something extra for you! Within its pages, there's a portrait of Venril Sathir, the infamous Iksar warlord! This house item that can be claimed, using the unique access code in the latest issue of Massive Online Gamer magazine available on newsstands the week of November 28th.</p><p>~Gnobrin!</p>

Calthine
11-28-2007, 07:17 PM
The <a href="http://eq2.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?eq2item=34828" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in-game item</a> is pretty cool <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

SecrAtive Girl
11-28-2007, 08:55 PM
i would have subscribed to this to get the painting but when my browser loaded the page where you enter your information i got a box saying the page wasn't secure and could be read easily by a third party!<img src="/eq2/images/smilies/385970365b8ed7503b4294502a458efa.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" />

DrkVsr
11-29-2007, 08:36 AM
<cite>Gnobrin wrote:</cite><blockquote><p align="center"><img src="http://eq2players.station.sony.com/images/en/features/Beckettfeature/MOG10_small.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="288" height="386" /></p></blockquote><span style="font-size: medium;color: #993300;font-family: comic sans ms,sand;">Now <i><u><b>that</b></u></i> should have been the cover of the RoK box, not that generic inkstain, or the pic on the back with the Iksar wearing a necklace of skulls (sort of like ^ that pic, but that one is wearing a skull belt)</span>

DrkVsr
11-29-2007, 08:46 AM
<cite>Calthine wrote:</cite><blockquote>The <a rel="nofollow" href="http://eq2.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?eq2item=34828" target="_blank">in-game item</a> is pretty cool <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY<img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />" width="15" height="15" /></blockquote><span style="font-size: medium;color: #993300;font-family: comic sans ms,sand;">Does Venny move? It looks like he is about to bend over and 'shake it all about' <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></span>

Spyderbite
11-29-2007, 10:05 AM
I subscribed specifically for the Richard Garriot interview. I didn't even realize that EQ2 was featured in it. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/499fd50bc713bfcdf2ab5a23c00c2d62.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" />

TheSpin
11-29-2007, 10:13 AM
<cite>DrkVsr wrote:</cite><blockquote><span style="font-size: medium;color: #993300;font-family: comic sans ms,sand;">Now <i><u><b>that</b></u></i> should have been the cover of the RoK box, not that generic inkstain, or the pic on the back with the Iksar wearing a necklace of skulls (sort of like ^ that pic, but that one is wearing a skull belt)</span></blockquote>Not to offtrack the thread, but I think the cover they went with helped them sell the game as a new game rather than an expansion and since it's an all inclusive expansion it was a great tactic in my opinion.

TheSpin
11-29-2007, 10:17 AM
<p>Taken from </p><p> <a href="http://www.beckett.com/estore/news/?eskin=subMOG&a=8945&s=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.beckett.com/estore/news/...bMOG&a=8945&s=1</a></p><p><b>ATTENTION PLAYERS:</b> For the complete EverQuest II Rise of Kunark feature, please pick up a copy of <b><i>Beckett MASSIVE ONLINE GAMER #10</i></b> on sale at newsstands November 28th. To make sure you don't miss this great issue, you can reserve/order a single copy at 972-448-9074 or <b>Subscribe for only $14.99 by calling TOLL FREE at 1-800-840-3137.</b> </p>

Calthine
11-29-2007, 10:54 AM
<cite>DrkVsr wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Calthine wrote:</cite><blockquote>The <a rel="nofollow" href="http://eq2.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?eq2item=34828" target="_blank">in-game item</a> is pretty cool <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY<img mce_tsrc=" />" width="15" height="15" /></blockquote><span style="font-size: medium;font-family: comic sans ms,sand;color: #993300;">Does Venny move? It looks like he is about to bend over and 'shake it all about' <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY<img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />" /></span></blockquote>Dunno, I haven 't had time to stand there and stare at it, lol.

MikesterBrau
11-29-2007, 12:19 PM
   I would also add that in addition to the magazine featuring EQ2 they have voting for MOG of the year awards and EQ2 is featuring in several categories.  I strongly encourage everyone to keep EQ2 in the minds of the general EQ2 by voting on the site and making sure EQ2 is always on the ballot and in the minds of the MMO community as a whole.   You even have a chance to support you favorite MMO site by voting for them.  So if you do not want to spend money on the magazing you can still support the EQ2 community by voting at <a href="http://www.beckett.com/beckettmog/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.beckett.com/beckettmog/</a> and voting for EQ2 and ROK.  <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> 

Lanfeare
11-29-2007, 07:41 PM
<cite>TheSpin wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>Taken from </p><p> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.beckett.com/estore/news/?eskin=subMOG&a=8945&s=1" target="_blank">http://www.beckett.com/estore/news/...bMOG&a=8945&s=1</a></p><p><b>ATTENTION PLAYERS:</b> For the complete EverQuest II Rise of Kunark feature, please pick up a copy of <b><i>Beckett MASSIVE ONLINE GAMER #10</i></b> on sale at newsstands November 28th. To make sure you don't miss this great issue, you can reserve/order a single copy at 972-448-9074 or <b>Subscribe for only $14.99 by calling TOLL FREE at 1-800-840-3137.</b> </p></blockquote>Yet another kick on the face for European players ....

Calthine
11-29-2007, 07:45 PM
<cite>Lanfeare wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite></cite>Yet another kick on the face for European players ....</blockquote>How so?  They take non-US subscriptions (see the Country field on the <a href="https://www.beckett.com/subscriptions/subs.asp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">subscription page?</a>).  And this was announced November 9.  Betcha could still get one.

DrkVsr
11-30-2007, 08:55 AM
<cite>TheSpin wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>DrkVsr wrote:</cite><blockquote><span style="font-size: medium;color: #993300;font-family: comic sans ms,sand;">Now <i><u><b>that</b></u></i> should have been the cover of the RoK box, not that generic inkstain, or the pic on the back with the Iksar wearing a necklace of skulls (sort of like ^ that pic, but that one is wearing a skull belt)</span></blockquote>Not to offtrack the thread, but I think the cover they went with helped them sell the game as a new game rather than an expansion and since it's an all inclusive expansion it was a great tactic in my opinion.</blockquote><p><span style="font-size: medium;color: #993300;font-family: comic sans ms,sand;">That responce doesn't fly, a generic inkstain is just a cheap copy of WoW, they could have at least used an in-your-face sarnak. And look at the cover of the EQ A-i-O, that has Firiona and a clockwork dragon on it</span></p><p><span style="font-size: medium;color: #993300;font-family: Comic Sans MS;">Someone <i>really</i> loved that inkstain: all 3 discs have his face plastered all over them (checked the previous exps and all the discs were different)</span></p>

Mystfit
11-30-2007, 12:35 PM
<cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>I subscribed specifically for the Richard Garriot interview. I didn't even realize that EQ2 was featured in it. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/499fd50bc713bfcdf2ab5a23c00c2d62.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /></p></blockquote><p>/high five. I went there cause of the above message and was teetering on the edge of subscribing and I gotta confess, that was what tipped me over. He is responsible for sooooo much of my gaming memories and playstyle. </p><p>EDIT: Wow, impressive. I ordered last night and received my item code via email and my goodies is ready for me to /claim. Neat.</p>

Grimwell
11-30-2007, 03:13 PM
<cite>Lanfeare wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>TheSpin wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>Taken from </p><p> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.beckett.com/estore/news/?eskin=subMOG&a=8945&s=1" target="_blank">http://www.beckett.com/estore/news/...bMOG&a=8945&s=1</a></p><p><b>ATTENTION PLAYERS:</b> For the complete EverQuest II Rise of Kunark feature, please pick up a copy of <b><i>Beckett MASSIVE ONLINE GAMER #10</i></b> on sale at newsstands November 28th. To make sure you don't miss this great issue, you can reserve/order a single copy at 972-448-9074 or <b>Subscribe for only $14.99 by calling TOLL FREE at 1-800-840-3137.</b> </p></blockquote>Yet another kick on the face for European players ....</blockquote>Were Beckett's a SOE company, this point might have legs. It's not. Beckett's is the best MMO coverage in print (my opinion, based on reading every issue but 1 so far), and I'm excited that EQ2 is on the cover. I hope that more and more MMO gamers pick up on this and their print base grows, as well as their distribution.

irish
11-30-2007, 03:32 PM
Anyone get their subscription copy yet? Just checking, haven't recieved mine yet and looking forward to it. Did get the painting code though the day before Kunark went live . I love the painting though and wouldn't mind seeing more of these promotions.

ke'la
11-30-2007, 04:09 PM
<cite>DrkVsr wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>TheSpin wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>DrkVsr wrote:</cite><blockquote><span style="font-size: medium;color: #993300;font-family: comic sans ms,sand;">Now <i><u><b>that</b></u></i> should have been the cover of the RoK box, not that generic inkstain, or the pic on the back with the Iksar wearing a necklace of skulls (sort of like ^ that pic, but that one is wearing a skull belt)</span></blockquote>Not to offtrack the thread, but I think the cover they went with helped them sell the game as a new game rather than an expansion and since it's an all inclusive expansion it was a great tactic in my opinion.</blockquote><p><span style="font-size: medium;color: #993300;font-family: comic sans ms,sand;">That responce doesn't fly, a generic inkstain is just a cheap copy of WoW, they could have at least used an in-your-face sarnak. And look at the cover of the EQ A-i-O, that has Firiona and a clockwork dragon on it</span></p><p><span style="font-size: medium;color: #993300;font-family: Comic Sans MS;">Someone <i>really</i> loved that inkstain: all 3 discs have his face plastered all over them (checked the previous exps and all the discs were different)</span></p></blockquote><p>Wich WoW cover does it "copy" again? The one with the Purple FEMALE Nightelf face only in the background behind a frame, with the look of someone waiting for a bus? or the one with the Male Cacasain Bloodelf in the frame in the background, again waiting for a bus?</p><p>I think while a Blue Grey Dark Elf going in for an attack IS genaric for a Fantacy Game, though really so was the scene for EoF and the cover of EQ's latest expaintion. I would have prefured something that more directly involved EQ2 as well, but unfortuantly it seems that the final Sarnak art was not done in time for them to be on the cover.</p><p>BTW what is EQ AiO? are you talking about the Aniversary Edition? that came out 2 eq expaintions ago. </p>

Kendricke
11-30-2007, 05:21 PM
<cite>Calthine wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>DrkVsr wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Calthine wrote:</cite><blockquote>The <a rel="nofollow" href="http://eq2.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?eq2item=34828" target="_blank">in-game item</a> is pretty cool <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY<img mce_tsrc=" />" width="15" height="15" /></blockquote><span style="font-size: medium;font-family: comic sans ms,sand;color: #993300;">Does Venny move? It looks like he is about to bend over and 'shake it all about' <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY<img mce_tsrc=" />" /></span></blockquote>Dunno, I haven 't had time to stand there and stare at it, lol.</blockquote>I picked mine up about a month ago and yes, the portrait is actually animated.  Though it's not Venril himself, the green mist at Venril's feet actually moves and "floats" around within the image.The image is practically a screenshot from the original Karnor's Castle Venril (the one with the massive frontal cone AE lifetap).  The portrait is large with an ornate frame and extends almost from floor to ceiling within my basement. Although I truly enjoy the portrait and had no trouble dropping the $16 I did for it, it was enough to inspire a mild <a href="http://clockworkgamer.com/2007/11/19/alternate-sources-of-revenue/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Xeavn rant over at Clockwork Gamer</a>.  It's a nice little bonus for picking up the magazine, but unless something changes in the future, this is also the only way you'll ever pick up this item (no in-game quest, no random drop from Legends of Norrath boosters, and no carpenter created recipes). 

Powers
11-30-2007, 05:24 PM
<cite>Grimwell wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite></cite>Were Beckett's a SOE company, this point might have legs. It's not.</blockquote>While I certainly don't agree with the apparently popular sentiment that SOE intentionally shafts its non-U.S. customers, I should point out that while Beckett's is not an SOE company, it obviously set up a deal with SOE to distribute the Venril Sathir portraits.  If SOE were to set up a similar deal with a European magazine, that might go a ways toward diminishing the aforementioned popular sentiment.Powers  &8^]

ke'la
12-01-2007, 12:34 AM
<cite>Powers wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Grimwell wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite></cite>Were Beckett's a SOE company, this point might have legs. It's not.</blockquote>While I certainly don't agree with the apparently popular sentiment that SOE intentionally shafts its non-U.S. customers, I should point out that while Beckett's is not an SOE company, it obviously set up a deal with SOE to distribute the Venril Sathir portraits.  If SOE were to set up a similar deal with a European magazine, that might go a ways toward diminishing the aforementioned popular sentiment.Powers  &8^]</blockquote><p>UM Beckett is an INTERNATIONAL Magazine Company so you CAN get it ANYWHERE  you want. You just have to subscribe. Oh and last I checked the OFFICAL MAG comes out of the UK and requires £s to buy, and was next to impossable for people in the States to buy so I guess you got the mag you wanted...</p><p>Oh btw here is a short list of places that Beckett sends mags to based off the list on thier subscription page</p><p><u>First just the As</u>AngolaAnguillaArgentinaArubaAustriaAzerbaijanAzore s</p><p><u>And a few choice other areas</u>BosniaPeople Republic of ChinaRepublic of the CongoCzech RepublicDenmarkEnglandFranceGermanyIranIraqUAEUkra ine</p><p>Basicly it looks from the list I saw the only place that DOES NOT get it is North Korea, though I could have missed one or two other places that are either Imbargoed or Ban free speach... heck you can even get it sent to Cambodia</p>

Powers
12-01-2007, 01:31 PM
I apologize for not getting my facts straight.  I assumed the complaints had some merit.Powers  &8^]

dawy
12-01-2007, 06:07 PM
<cite>ke'la wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Powers wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Grimwell wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite></cite>Were Beckett's a SOE company, this point might have legs. It's not.</blockquote>While I certainly don't agree with the apparently popular sentiment that SOE intentionally shafts its non-U.S. customers, I should point out that while Beckett's is not an SOE company, it obviously set up a deal with SOE to distribute the Venril Sathir portraits.  If SOE were to set up a similar deal with a European magazine, that might go a ways toward diminishing the aforementioned popular sentiment.Powers  &8^]</blockquote><p>UM Beckett is an INTERNATIONAL Magazine Company so you CAN get it ANYWHERE  you want. You just have to subscribe. Oh and last I checked the OFFICAL MAG comes out of the UK and requires £s to buy, and was next to impossable for people in the States to buy so I guess you got the mag you wanted...</p><p>Oh btw here is a short list of places that Beckett sends mags to based off the list on thier subscription page</p><p><u>First just the As</u>AngolaAnguillaArgentinaArubaAustriaAzerbaijanAzore s</p><p><u>And a few choice other areas</u>BosniaPeople Republic of ChinaRepublic of the CongoCzech RepublicDenmarkEnglandFranceGermanyIranIraqUAEUkra ine</p><p>Basicly it looks from the list I saw the only place that DOES NOT get it is North Korea, though I could have missed one or two other places that are either Imbargoed or Ban free speach... heck you can even get it sent to Cambodia</p></blockquote><p>cant subscribe to it from the uk..i know i tried only us/canada or so it says when you try to get it from the uk</p><p>And i just to check i went through (as far as i could) the checkout service again and nope its only for US/Can..its a bit of a downer too as we've got nothing like this mag in the uk and i wouldnt mind getting it but oh well</p>

Calthine
12-01-2007, 06:33 PM
<cite>dawy wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite></cite><p>cant subscribe to it from the uk..i know i tried only us/canada or so it says when you try to get it from the uk</p></blockquote>They've got you as "England".

Wraithstalker
12-03-2007, 06:07 PM
You guys realize it is one per character and tradable? I'm not sure if that is the intent, but it certainly is the reality, so find someone with a subscription and get them to get you one.

Ysandre
12-04-2007, 04:53 AM
Just as an FYI to all international people trying to get the mag. I am from the UK and I managed it *eventually*. It doesn't seem possible to get the sub from the front screen click image but going through the normal method of subbing you get the choice for international (its 24 dollars delivery for the UK).Also when trying to put in the address it keeps changing back to US/Canada (or the Canary Islands for some unknown reason!) but if you fiddle about enough you can get it to work.I got my email a few hours later (allowing for time difference) and have a lovely misty pic of Venril in my characters house now <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Frurry Halle
12-04-2007, 09:05 AM
you can get beckett magazines in the uk as well, have you tried borders, or your local newsagent, i know hamilton news in coventry sells american games magazines imported by comag

Frijoles
12-05-2007, 09:03 PM
<p>Woot!</p><p>I've got 3 issues on the way - one for me and one for each of my kids, who have thier own accounts.</p><p>Many thanks, <b><span style="color: #ff0033;">Gnobrin</span></b>, for posting this!</p><p>(And who knows - I may just order a subscription to Beckett MMO before all's said and done.  <img src="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/images/smilies/e8a506dc4ad763aca51bec4ca7dc8560.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" />   )</p>

SisterTheresa
12-06-2007, 12:34 AM
<p><cite>Well I ordered from online ...</cite></p><p><cite>My guess have to wait for the mag to come in before I get the code?  Or was that only for a few weeks or something?</cite></p><p><cite>FYI the advertisements on the site showed to subscribe for the EQ2 house item .. so I'm not sure as got no e-mail or anything yet.</cite></p>

Spyrit
12-06-2007, 03:28 AM
<cite></cite><p>Edited. I worked out how to subscribe from Australia.</p><p>Edited again. Code my activation code in an Email a few hours later. So there is problem getting a painting if you still want one.</p>