Saturday, 31 October 2009

Halloween 2009


Kamadan Halloween '09 mask is, I guess, one of the best so far. LA's not even worth mentioning, at least not now.

Happy Halloween!
Don't forget to do UW quests, they're fun, different, new and rewarding!

PS. Only after I decided to prepare the SS for posting I realized I didn't have AA on. Darnn.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

There's a paragraph for this

Concerning the Codemasters SoM "promotion".
Not only we are not getting any offer comparable to the one US gets.
Their offer is: if player has any multi-month plan by October 31, his accounts gets upgraded with Siege of Mirkwood FREE, while the regular price is 19.99$; not available to Lifetimers tho.
Lifetimers get SoM for free if they buy Adventurer’s Pack.
In other words, if you're a Lifetimer of have any multi-month plan, you pay just 19,99$

Now, offers for Europeans don't include this promotion at all. We always have to buy both.
That's sad, as we always seem to pay more for less, but that's not the funniest part. Math is.

Standalone expansion costs £14.99/€19.99
Adventurer's pack goes for £4.99/€6.99

Special edition however - expansion plus pack - was priced as £19.99/€27.99, while the only difference between it and buying the two products separately is a new, unique mount (another goat)

£14.99+£4.99=£19.98 (notice the extra penny missing)
€19.99+€6.99=€26.98 (notice the extra ONE EURO and a cent missing)

Neither of the offers makes the darnn goat FREE, as advertised on Codemaster's site.
But while I can live with one penny (still unethical), everyone paying in Euros falls a victim to unethical, misleading commercial practices because they do, in fact, pay for the FREE goat the ammount of 1.01€

There's a paragraph for that.

of 11 May 2005
concerning unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices in the internal market and amending Council Directive 84/450/EEC, Directives 97/7/EC, 98/27/EC and 2002/65/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council
(‘Unfair Commercial Practices Directive’)
(Text with EEA relevance)
Misleading commercial practices
18. Passing on materially inaccurate information on market conditions or on the possibility of finding the product with
the intention of inducing the consumer to acquire the product at conditions less favourable than normal market
20. Describing a product as ‘gratis’, ‘free’, ‘without charge’ or similar if the consumer has to pay anything other than the unavoidable cost of responding to the commercial practice and collecting or paying for delivery of the item.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

When dreams come true

When I first saw Nian back in 2007, I fell in love. While still playing Guild Wars, I always dreamed that one day, a Miniature Nian will be introduced for me to be able to carry it around with me all the time.
I must say I am wondering if some Dev was peeking on my blog and decided to grant my wish? Because there it was - 3rd birthday purple miniature!
If that is so, thank you!

(That's how my baby looks when he's pissed off)

I only have one problem with my Nian (whom I think I'll be calling Shiro) - he doesn't match any of my regular outfits :(

Saturday, 3 October 2009

To Do List before I leave

  • finish all non-repetable quests with my Mes
  • buy FoW gloves so i can finally have a full FoW
  • get more Tormented Weapons; actually, all 11 meaning that I need 6 5 more
  • get a Moss Spider in my Menagerie
  • get all animals in the Menagerie to lvl 20
  • achieve Legendary Defender of Ascalon
  • buy myself this mini Nian I'm dreaming of for years now
  • get all my characters to 20
  • get Asuran andpart of Deldrimor armor on my Rit
  • get Monument armor on my Assa
  • get Silver Eagle armor on my Warrior

That's quite a lot actually. But shouldn't take that long.
Pity i will have to do it all by myself, but that's how life goes, I guess.