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kukubird
06-17-2008, 08:15 PM
Anyone get anything from this?  Or is it just a bad joke from soe?I think it is a great idea to get rid of all the access plat in the economies if it has some chance of giving you something <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  But if it doesn't, it is in poor taste <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />Anyone have any information?  I opened a few and so far heard nobody has got anything from them.By the way they cost 10 gold each and can buy as many as you like.

Flame
06-18-2008, 09:38 AM
I haven't been there myself by a guy on the Bazaar server lastnight said he bought like 10 of them and there wasn't anything in any of them.  This is a very good question because like you said if they are just a money drain it is in very poor taste!

Kitsune286
06-18-2008, 09:45 AM
Bought 5.Got nothin'.Freakin' goblins. As if they don't get enough of my cash on the docks. :p

Freliant
06-18-2008, 09:57 AM
<p>lol, its a joke vendor. You got gipped by a gobbie. Nothing new there. Anyone who has ever played the gigglegibber has also been gipped <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Amaran
06-18-2008, 10:30 AM
Aw I almost got excited reading this. I would love a random item generated giftbox. It would be fine if the items were of no real worth, stuff like appearance slot items or house goodies.I'd waste all of my money on that.But buying a box of nothing? Pass. <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /><span style="font-size: xx-small;">Phooey... I really was excited for a moment.</span>

AScarlato
06-18-2008, 11:44 AM
<p>People really do complain about anything.</p><p>I thought the goblin vendor was quite humorous.  People should know better than to expect to buy anything of value considering the other items on the list.  I saw the list, chuckled, and didn't buy any of it. </p>

Amphibia
06-18-2008, 02:03 PM
I bought 1 of those boxes, and was really excited about the whole thing. Then I opened it, but there was nothing in it! Then I bought 1 more, and nothing again. Then I bought 3 more.... still nothing. Then I bought 5 more after that, and was about to buy even more before I was kinda "dragged away" by guildies. So now I'm thinking....  maybe if I'll get something eventually if I buy some more? Do you think so?

Soulforged_Unre
06-18-2008, 02:07 PM
<cite>Amphibia wrote:</cite><blockquote>I bought 1 of those boxes, and was really excited about the whole thing. Then I opened it, but there was nothing in it! Then I bought 1 more, and nothing again. Then I bought 3 more.... still nothing. Then I bought 5 more after that, and was about to buy even more before I was kinda "dragged away" by guildies. So now I'm thinking....  maybe if I'll get something eventually if I buy some more? Do you think so? </blockquote>And...that's why you deserve to get ripped off.This is just an expedited version of the goblin lottery, removes plat from the game economy.

Svann
06-18-2008, 02:20 PM
<cite>Soulforged_Unrest wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Amphibia wrote:</cite><blockquote>I bought 1 of those boxes, and was really excited about the whole thing. Then I opened it, but there was nothing in it! Then I bought 1 more, and nothing again. Then I bought 3 more.... still nothing. Then I bought 5 more after that, and was about to buy even more before I was kinda "dragged away" by guildies. So now I'm thinking....  maybe if I'll get something eventually if I buy some more? Do you think so? </blockquote>And...that's why you deserve to get ripped off.</blockquote>Whoosh!

Soulforged_Unre
06-18-2008, 02:24 PM
<cite>Svann wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Soulforged_Unrest wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Amphibia wrote:</cite><blockquote>I bought 1 of those boxes, and was really excited about the whole thing. Then I opened it, but there was nothing in it! Then I bought 1 more, and nothing again. Then I bought 3 more.... still nothing. Then I bought 5 more after that, and was about to buy even more before I was kinda "dragged away" by guildies. So now I'm thinking....  maybe if I'll get something eventually if I buy some more? Do you think so? </blockquote>And...that's why you deserve to get ripped off.</blockquote>Whoosh!</blockquote>I know that he was being sarcastic. But I also know that there are people who actually do think like Amphibia had posted.

Jesdyr
06-18-2008, 04:24 PM
<cite>Soulforged_Unrest wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite></cite>I know that he was being sarcastic. But I also know that there are people who actually do think like Amphibia had posted.</blockquote>I bet the devs build in an internal leaderboard for it so they can laugh at the people who do !

kukubird
06-18-2008, 05:08 PM
Whatever your take on it, and how smart you think you are or how dumb you think others are etc <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />..Is it right to have it in game?  It would be like soe putting in a new hard boss mob that people think must have good loot, but in fact it has no chance.Just would think soe would put a limit on it of like 50 or something if in fact there is zero chance<img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />Again, it is in poor taste to have a mechanic in game for people to be able to waste tons of plat for no chance for reward, after all it is a game right and I don't know how much fun a person would consider it to loose tons of plat thinking SOE wouldn't do such a thing.Just put a limit on it or something, or after 50 tries you get to kill the merchant and take all his stuff<img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Fyranaer
06-18-2008, 05:10 PM
It's kind of like the clothing of Imperceptible Beauty from the live event.  A couple guildies and myself were looking at the vendor list of neat stuff in the dressing room.  They both said they loved the Imperceptible Beauty items.   I thought something was wrong with my dressing room because the items didn't show up on my character when trying them on.  They got a good laugh out of that one, then I paid a little closer attention to the name of the item.  Pretty funny.

Yimway
06-18-2008, 05:15 PM
<cite>kukubird wrote:</cite><blockquote>Is it right to have it in game?  It would be like soe putting in a new hard boss mob that people think must have good loot, but in fact it has no chance.</blockquote>What, you mean like The Sleeper!?!Here's the link for those too young to remember =P<a href="http://games.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/11/26/1848238&mode=thread&tid=127&tid=186&tid=206&tid=209" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://games.slashdot.org/article.p...206&tid=209</a>

Flame
06-19-2008, 10:19 AM
Okay I understand the need to recycle the in game plat.  But for those of us who don't buy it and actually have to work our tails off to get it...and then you sink that much into it?..Come on..a limit at the very least! But I do like the idea of appearance items or house items..I'd spend my life savings on House items.!!  Which is why I can't afford to buy from this merchant or play the gambling game either..lol...I also don't like ppl who find anything to complain about as someone else stated.  However, sometimes it takes a different perspective to make you understand there are always at least two sides to every view!

DragonMaster2385
06-19-2008, 10:23 AM
Someone said yesterday that it was for mezzing the last encounter.

Svann
06-19-2008, 11:25 AM
<cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote>Someone said yesterday that it was for mezzing the last encounter.</blockquote>Thats right.  You buy 10 of them and put them up for sale.  Then the boss keeps buying one, opening it, and wondering why he didnt get nothin, then buying another....

Herald of Freeport
06-19-2008, 11:55 AM
<cite>Freliant wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>lol, its a joke vendor. You got gipped by a gobbie. Nothing new there. Anyone who has ever played the gigglegibber has also been gipped <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY<img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />" width="15" height="15" /></p></blockquote>I never realized goblins were of Romani decent and that they were all out to cheat me out of my precious gold. Perhaps you'd like to compare all the EQ2 races to other cultures and label them with derogatory terms as well?

Freliant
06-19-2008, 12:05 PM
<cite>Herald of Freeport wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Freliant wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>lol, its a joke vendor. You got gipped by a gobbie. Nothing new there. Anyone who has ever played the gigglegibber has also been gipped <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY<img src=" width="15" height="15" />" width="15" height="15"></p></blockquote>I never realized goblins were of Romani decent and that they were all out to cheat me out of my precious gold. Perhaps you'd like to compare all the EQ2 races to other cultures and label them with derogatory terms as well?</blockquote><p>Well now, someone has a squirel where the sun don't shine... The term Gipped, while originally made with other intensions in mind, has come to mean, being conned, swindled, taken advantage of and a slew of other terms which means, they did something dishonest to take your goodies. VERY few people know where the tern originated today, and no one uses it to refer to its original derogatory fashion. People like you that like bringing things up that happened too long ago to even be of use today are what keep stereotypes and racism and a slew of other ill actions alive are the ones who are truly to blame for any ill action that comes from them. So I would really appreciate that you take your "knowledge" to another forum with people that care about those ill venues. Good day! <img src="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/images/smilies/2e207fad049d4d292f60607f80f05768.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /></p>

Soulforged_Unre
06-19-2008, 12:09 PM
<cite>Herald of Freeport wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Freliant wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>lol, its a joke vendor. You got gipped by a gobbie. Nothing new there. Anyone who has ever played the gigglegibber has also been gipped <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY<img mce_tsrc=" />" width="15" height="15" /></p></blockquote>I never realized goblins were of Romani decent and that they were all out to cheat me out of my precious gold. Perhaps you'd like to compare all the EQ2 races to other cultures and label them with derogatory terms as well?</blockquote>Who said Romani people? No-one compared EQ2 races to real life cultures or used derogatory terms (other than you and your Romani people reference).Yes, the term "gip" or "gyp" originated from stereotypes of gypsies, but the term has evolved in modern English language to simply mean that you were cheated or were a victim of fraud.

Soulforged_Unre
06-19-2008, 12:13 PM
<cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite><blockquote>Okay I understand the need to recycle the in game plat.  But for those of us who don't buy it and actually have to work our tails off to get it...and then you sink that much into it?..Come on..a limit at the very least! But I do like the idea of appearance items or house items..I'd spend my life savings on House items.!!  Which is why I can't afford to buy from this merchant or play the gambling game either..lol...I also don't like ppl who find anything to complain about as someone else stated.  However, sometimes it takes a different perspective to make you understand there are always at least two sides to every view!</blockquote>Ah, I was waiting for one of these arguments to come up, the last resort for the lazy.Someone too lazy or ignorant to figure out how unbelievably easy it is to make plat, insists that in order to have any decent amount of plat a player must have bought it from an RMT company!Run an instance or two a day, and you'll be making a couple plat at least. Not to mention the approx 30pp you'll get solo questing a single character from 70 to 80.Most of the plat I currently have came from when I farmed instances duoing on my bruiser in T7, while my fury was auto following and hitting HoT's, I was able to solo four instances a day, (Nest, Poet's, Acadechism, Den of the Devourer), and I made about 15-20pp a day. Any class at 80 (and it is reasonable to assume that you are since you're complaining about RE stuff) can solo any T7 instance that still con's at least green (almost all of them) and get plat easily.

interstellarmatter
06-19-2008, 12:23 PM
Our tank last night on the last pull, told us to stay back.  He walked into the room and ripped open the box at the main boss.  Needless to say, he still died pretty fast.  But it was a good laugh.

Flame
06-19-2008, 01:11 PM
<cite>Soulforged_Unrest wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite><blockquote>Okay I understand the need to recycle the in game plat.  But for those of us who don't buy it and actually have to work our tails off to get it...and then you sink that much into it?..Come on..a limit at the very least! But I do like the idea of appearance items or house items..I'd spend my life savings on House items.!!  Which is why I can't afford to buy from this merchant or play the gambling game either..lol...I also don't like ppl who find anything to complain about as someone else stated.  However, sometimes it takes a different perspective to make you understand there are always at least two sides to every view!</blockquote>Ah, I was waiting for one of these arguments to come up, the last resort for the lazy.Someone too lazy or ignorant to figure out how unbelievably easy it is to make plat, insists that in order to have any decent amount of plat a player must have bought it from an RMT company!Run an instance or two a day, and you'll be making a couple plat at least. Not to mention the approx 30pp you'll get solo questing a single character from 70 to 80.Most of the plat I currently have came from when I farmed instances duoing on my bruiser in T7, while my fury was auto following and hitting HoT's, I was able to solo four instances a day, (Nest, Poet's, Acadechism, Den of the Devourer), and I made about 15-20pp a day. Any class at 80 (and it is reasonable to assume that you are since you're complaining about RE stuff) can solo any T7 instance that still con's at least green (almost all of them) and get plat easily.</blockquote>LoL..it is funny how you took this totally random comment and made it personal.  I wasn't referring to any one person.  I just know that there are some out there that do buy their Plat.  If you are not one of them then you are in the others like me who earn ours!..geez.. and as for being an 80, no not there yet....74 to be exact and I can't solo any instance.  I'm a Mystic and am dying soloing the void creatures at the moment tyvm not proud of this but just something I've learned to live with.  I keep others alive!  As for me being ignorant or lazy well..phft.  I work my butt off, farming, questing, raiding and doing whatever I can.  However, I don't hord my earnings....if I did I'd have more than I can count.  I share mine with guildies and other players on the server if they have a need or are new I give them coin and purchase items for them.  If you doubt my generosity (since you are obviously a suspicious and untrusting person) You ask in general chat on the Bazaar server if Flame will help you....better yet..role a newbie toon run across me....I'm apt to give you coin, purchase items for you and offer you a home in my guild that my husband and I run but that belongs to its members!!! You have a pleasant day and I hope to see you ingame so we can earn our Plat together!! Good Day!  I said Good Day!!

Herald of Freeport
06-19-2008, 01:24 PM
<cite>Freliant wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>Well now, someone has a squirel where the sun don't shine... The term Gipped, while originally made with other intensions in mind, has come to mean, being conned, swindled, taken advantage of and a slew of other terms which means, they did something dishonest to take your goodies. VERY few people know where the tern originated today, and no one uses it to refer to its original derogatory fashion. People like you that like bringing things up that happened too long ago to even be of use today are what keep stereotypes and racism and a slew of other ill actions alive are the ones who are truly to blame for any ill action that comes from them. So I would really appreciate that you take your "knowledge" to another forum with people that care about those ill venues. Good day! <img src="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/images/smilies/2e207fad049d4d292f60607f80f05768.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /></p></blockquote><p>and</p><p><cite>Soulforged_Unrest wrote:</cite></p><blockquote>Who said Romani people? No-one compared EQ2 races to real life cultures or used derogatory terms (other than you and your Romani people reference).Yes, the term "gip" or "gyp" originated from stereotypes of gypsies, but the term has evolved in modern English language to simply mean that you were cheated or were a victim of fraud.</blockquote><p>So, according to this logic, Hebrews should not be upset when someone uses the term '[Removed for Content]' or jewed' in the exact same context. An ethnic slur is still an ethnic slur no matter the age or population of the people being insulted. If you don't think there are Romani around to be insulted you're greatly mistaken. If you want to say the goblins cheat then use that word. Don't fall back to using epithets.</p>

Soulforged_Unre
06-19-2008, 01:30 PM
<cite>Herald of Freeport wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Freliant wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>Well now, someone has a squirel where the sun don't shine... The term Gipped, while originally made with other intensions in mind, has come to mean, being conned, swindled, taken advantage of and a slew of other terms which means, they did something dishonest to take your goodies. VERY few people know where the tern originated today, and no one uses it to refer to its original derogatory fashion. People like you that like bringing things up that happened too long ago to even be of use today are what keep stereotypes and racism and a slew of other ill actions alive are the ones who are truly to blame for any ill action that comes from them. So I would really appreciate that you take your "knowledge" to another forum with people that care about those ill venues. Good day! <img src="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/images/smilies/2e207fad049d4d292f60607f80f05768.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /></p></blockquote><p>and</p><p><cite>Soulforged_Unrest wrote:</cite></p><blockquote>Who said Romani people? No-one compared EQ2 races to real life cultures or used derogatory terms (other than you and your Romani people reference).Yes, the term "gip" or "gyp" originated from stereotypes of gypsies, but the term has evolved in modern English language to simply mean that you were cheated or were a victim of fraud.</blockquote><p>So, according to this logic, Hebrews should not be upset when someone uses the term '[Removed for Content]' or jewed' in the exact same context. An ethnic slur is still an ethnic slur no matter the age or population of the people being insulted. If you don't think there are Romani around to be insulted you're greatly mistaken. If you want to say the goblins cheat then use that word. Don't fall back to using epithets.</p></blockquote>First off: No-one said there weren't romani people around.Secondly: Neither they, nor hebrews, nor anyone anywhere should get all bent up when language evolves.[edited for unnecessary and gross commentary]

Screengu
06-19-2008, 01:42 PM
When I hear gypsy I think of fortune tellers, not Romanians. Get with the times geezers. Oops, I said geezer. Guess someone is going to come in and complain about that too and derail the derailment of this thread.

Herald of Freeport
06-19-2008, 01:47 PM
<cite>Soulforged_Unrest wrote:</cite><blockquote>First off: No-one said there weren't romani people around.Secondly: Neither they, nor hebrews, nor anyone anywhere should get all bent up when language evolves.[Oops, I really shouldn't actually quote this kind of stuff...]</blockquote>Yes, because I get upset when my heritage is insulted I'm the one who is at fault? I hear this a lot, and when I was growing up I got to see the term used by strangers directly aimed at myself and my parents because of who we were. I take offense at being labeled, as should anyone.

Soulforged_Unre
06-19-2008, 01:49 PM
<cite>Herald of Freeport wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Soulforged_Unrest wrote:</cite><blockquote>First off: No-one said there weren't romani people around.Secondly: Neither they, nor hebrews, nor anyone anywhere should get all bent up when language evolves.[Wow, this was bad... why do folks actually quote this kind of thing?!]</blockquote>Yes, because I get upset when my heritage is insulted I'm the one who is at fault? I hear this a lot, and when I was growing up I got to see the term used by strangers directly aimed at myself and my parents because of who we were. I take offense at being labeled, as should anyone.</blockquote>The intent is what determines what the word means.In the case in this thread, it was a harmless reference to the evolution of the word, and you shouldn't be getting worked up over it.In the case where it's aimed directly at a person of romani descent, with an intent to belittle or so on, is a racial slur and shouldn't be allowed.You need to learn how to determine intent in comments.

Herald of Freeport
06-19-2008, 01:54 PM
<cite>Screengurl wrote:</cite><blockquote>When I hear gypsy I think of fortune tellers, not Romanians. Get with the times geezers. Oops, I said geezer. Guess someone is going to come in and complain about that too and derail the derailment of this thread.</blockquote>Romani are not Romanians (people from the country of Romania). The Roma people are decendant of people who left India just over 1000 years ago. They should not be confused with Irish Travellers who are also typically labeled Gypsies in common practice.

DragonMaster2385
06-19-2008, 01:56 PM
<cite>Herald of Freeport wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Freliant wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>lol, its a joke vendor. You got gipped by a gobbie. Nothing new there. Anyone who has ever played the gigglegibber has also been gipped <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY<img mce_tsrc=" />" width="15" height="15" /></p></blockquote>I never realized goblins were of Romani decent and that they were all out to cheat me out of my precious gold. Perhaps you'd like to compare all the EQ2 races to other cultures and label them with derogatory terms as well?</blockquote>Definition of a Troll:<i>Someone who browses internet forums with the sole intent to 1) steer a thread off topic or 2) dig so deep into an innocent comment and stir trouble, with the full awareness that said comment meant no harm or contained any offensive nature.</i>You, my friend, are a troll.edit: look, I just categorized another EQ2 race with a derogatory term . . .

Echgar
06-19-2008, 02:04 PM
Wow, this has managed to get pretty out of hand.  All the bickering back and forth has left me with little choice but to close this thread.As a reminder, you are welcome to disagree with other posters on the forums but please keep your comments on-topic, constructive, and courteous.