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Old 12-08-2011, 09:16 PM   #1
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Official discussion thread for "Grandfathered" characters (more free stuff!). The original thread can be found here: http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/...topic_id=510914. Please remember to keep your posts constructive!

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Old 12-08-2011, 09:21 PM   #2
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Absolute great idea! SMILEY 

If anyone has anything negative to say about this....I just won't know what to think :p

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Old 12-08-2011, 09:34 PM   #3
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Well, this is all very generous, but why do I have 3 characters on my account that are locked due to too many characters on my account? They have all been on my account for months and/or years.

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Old 12-08-2011, 09:36 PM   #4
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Are you going to undelete the characters I had to delete in order to get under the slot limit to create new ones? SMILEY That would be cool...

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Old 12-08-2011, 09:43 PM   #5
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Its a great idea (and what should have been done from the getgo) but I cant even access half my characters anymore, they are locked because it says I have too many (which I don't).

Any plans on helping the people out that deleted characters so they could get under the limit to make new toons?

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Old 12-08-2011, 09:48 PM   #6
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Thank you Thank you Thank you!

But my characters on my (was) Live Account are locked. How do I activate them then?

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Old 12-08-2011, 09:50 PM   #7
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I am shocked that you have chosen to do this. Utterly shocked.

While I don't expect to be letting our subscriptions lapse anytime soon, I am nonetheless very gratified at this decision.

I am almost willing to consider the notion that Smokejumper isn't actually the epitome of evil in MMO producers. Way to shatter my preconceptions SMILEY

In short: Well done.

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Old 12-08-2011, 09:50 PM   #8
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This will bring some vets back. 

He said it will happen today or tomorrow, so for now , you can't login.

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Old 12-08-2011, 09:50 PM   #9
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This is great news! I knew i shoulda waited to buy that race pack

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Old 12-08-2011, 09:51 PM   #10
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Thank you, SJ. Regardless of what these yahoos say, you're a class act. SMILEY

~Amis, not elaborating on who "these yahoos" may or may not be.

(All kidding aside, seriously, thank you.  The fact that you guys listen to us (even when we're whiny and obstreperous) is one of the biggest reasons I play this game. *thumbs up* )

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Old 12-08-2011, 09:51 PM   #11
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Thank You This is all we asked and deserved  !!!!

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Old 12-08-2011, 09:52 PM   #12
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TitanDamocles wrote:

Are you going to undelete the characters I had to delete in order to get under the slot limit to create new ones? That would be cool...

I have had characters restored before after deleting them years ago.  I bet there's a decent chance they'll be able to help you.

@DavidSpayed.... I guess you are proof positive that some people will never be satisfied.  Getting access to 4 of your old characters for free and entering the game as a silver player is pretty amazing if you ask me.

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Old 12-08-2011, 09:53 PM   #13
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Hooray!!  Now can you go find the rats I deleted?SMILEY J/k Last thing I need is more altsSMILEY 

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Old 12-08-2011, 09:58 PM   #14
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Isulith wrote:

Official discussion thread for "Grandfathered" characters (more free stuff!). The original thread can be found here: http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/...topic_id=510914. Please remember to keep your posts constructive!

I have to say that I am most impressed. Tomorrow, I will still be SMILEY

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:00 PM   #15
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Quick and decisive, well done guys and gals.

I suggest you guys come up with an idea to try and get in contact with the players who read the previous email, downloaded the patcher, saw everything locked and uninstalled.

It wont be easy, but this grandfather solution answers the majority of the problems they had.

My suggestion would be to add Grandfathered to the subject line in the emails you send out so it catches their eye and they are more likely to read it and try downloading/logging in again.

Great work.

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:01 PM   #16
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Awesome!  This is a very reasonable method and it definetely addresses the massive issue of being completely unable to log in to even get a feel for wether or not we want to resub (or buy unlocks).

I'll make sure to spread the word to my other communities and maybe lure some vets to (re-)re-try it once the unlock is in effect.  If you guys get a firm time on when this goes in effect, please let us know.

Thank you for listening and taking steps to address this issue quickly.

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:01 PM   #17
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I'm a little... stunned. 

This makes way too much sense... what did you do with SOE?

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:03 PM   #18
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What does this mean in terms of playbale chracter slots?

Does this mean that the option to play them is unlocked and we can use one of our 4 Silver slots to play them?

Or does it mean that any character that is grandfathered in can be played regardless.

If this means we still have to alocate one of our playable slots will you please give us the option of select which of our characters we get to play. As it is now i have a character that fits the race/class restrictions but I cannot play him because my Silver character slots was automaticly given to characters that dont fit the race/class restrictions.

And for those players who missed the cut off date. There should be an option to pick which of their four slots to use. It's going to be annoying if the character they really want to play didn't land in the Silver slot and they have to pay for a character slot just to access the toon they really want to play.

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:03 PM   #19
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DavidSpayed wrote:

Well, this is all very generous, but why do I have 3 characters on my account that are locked due to too many characters on my account? They have all been on my account for months and/or years.

This for me too, except only one of my toons is locked...I have been a gold membership subscriber for quite some time now...

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:07 PM   #20
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:08 PM   #21
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Very generous!!!

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:08 PM   #22
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what about people who were on exchange servers who bought a freeblood character that were able to play it until this f2p stuff hit and never bought the unlocker for that race who now have those characters locked?

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:11 PM   #23
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I'm a little... stunned. 

This makes way too much sense... what did you do with SOE?

I have to admit, that I LOL'd quite a bit.  

I'm quite happy with this change.  I knew from the onset that this would be an issue, and I called them on it.  I even got told by players that the way they were initially going to do it was a good idea and I should live with it.  I'm glad I was proven right.

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:15 PM   #24
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Thank  you very much. I'm glad you have listened! I look forward to getting in to the game and seeing if it attrated my attention again and makes me want to spend money.

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:16 PM   #25
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This is great! Although, I already bought the race/class pack for my favorite character. Still, this means I get the rest of my characters!

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:18 PM   #26
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Very cool!  I love it!  /thumbsup

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:19 PM   #27
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TheSpin wrote:

TitanDamocles wrote:

@DavidSpayed.... I guess you are proof positive that some people will never be satisfied.  Getting access to 4 of your old characters for free and entering the game as a silver player is pretty amazing if you ask me.

Uh, I have 7 toons, and had paid for an extra character slot for a beastlord. I should be able to play all 7 of my toons and still have an extra slot. I am a full paying customer, not someone who gets 4 slots, thanks for assuming I'm a whining customer. I am only asking for what I already had before the server change, nothing more.

I guess you are proof positive that some people should mind their own business.

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:19 PM   #28
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I tried to log in about 10min ago and all of my 9 char slots are locked still.

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:20 PM   #29
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Nice and 6 hours ago before i started played i spent 1500 SC to unlock my DE and Conjuror to play them you gonna refund SC spent?

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:21 PM   #30
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Is there any chance of a refund of station cash after I paid to unlock the race/class of my character last night so I could play?
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