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  • Menadena.7482Menadena.7482 Member ✭✭✭✭

    This whole promotion just comes off as .... strange. To existing players it is the skins, cool. However why in the world would they include a free unrestricted game code, well beyond what a FTP player gets? That is quite a bit of coin right there and you HAVE to know you will get a lot of people, especially people like gold sellers, rushing at the opportunity. The rush is a no-brainer to anticipate and should have been tested, especially since it starts on a weekend (a 3-day weekend where net and this company are located). Existing arenanet customers are a bit kittened off, the tea shop gets bad PR, how does either company come out of this looking good?

    New to the game? Feel free to give a yell if you need PVE help.

  • Dante.1763Dante.1763 Member ✭✭✭✭

    FInally got it, now i hope i dont get freaking banned cause i got 9 codes sent to me at the same freaking time -_-

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  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @phoenixxx.8230 said:

    @Hevoskuuri.3891 said:
    If, like some players, I get multiple codes, does it count as promotion abuse if I only use one code for myself and gift away the rest?

    Chris also said this: "To my knowledge, we are only closing the newly created promotion heroic edition accounts created by those that are heavily abusing the promotion to do so."
    So if I happen to get multiple codes via a bug, does that count as abusing the promotion? I understand banning those who create multiple core accounts for their personal use and gain, but what if I only upgrade my one alt account and give away the rest of the codes? Again, this doesn't sound like a bannable offense to me, but I want to be absolutely sure.

    There have been account of players who redeemed multiple codes (e.g. via different FB accounts) but it may not be as straight forward because each FB account was used to redeem exactly one code. Even if detected, it will be difficult to prove that these codes are being abused by one single person wanting multiple accounts vs. him/her actually giving it to, say, a family member or partner living in the same house.

    Same for those who bugged out with the app giving out more than one code... would love to have one myself :P

    I don't think transferring login rewards is an issue... this is a common practice and is accepted in GW2. People have been doing it for years.

    Actually, it’s very easy to prove.

  • Raizel.8175Raizel.8175 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Dante.1763 said:
    FInally got it, now i hope i dont get freaking banned cause i got 9 codes sent to me at the same freaking time -_-

    WTB outfit-code pretty pl0x. x'D

  • @Dante.1763 said:
    FInally got it, now i hope i dont get freaking banned cause i got 9 codes sent to me at the same freaking time -_-

    If you use just one outfit code, they're not going to bother you about it. If you spam all nine Heroic Edition codes on the same day, I dunno, you might have problems.

    @Biff.5312 said:
    Exercise your whimsy.

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I finally got it to work while sat in the train station using their free WiFi. (Probably a coincidence that's where it worked, I was just killing time going between the app and debating the history of witchcraft on Twitter.)

    Signed into both my accounts on the GW2 site to apply the codes, now I just have to wait until I get home to make sure they work.

    I didn't have to do anything special to get it working, just trying the same steps over and over until it finally connected. Had a stressful moment when it said I had the codes then suddenly said I had no messages, but I restarted the app and they were back.

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  • Raizel.8175Raizel.8175 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Finally got an outfit-code from a friend who received several codes. Thank god I'm finished with this fiasco. \o/

  • Signed up, didn't work initially and then got sent 3 codes for the heroic additon and none for the actual dragon emblem outfit thing and now all the messages with codes are gone.
    I appreciate Anet breaking out and trying to give us lil promos and gifts but this is honestly a wreck since the app being used bugs out, crashes repeatedly and then doesn't work as advertised... Not to mention the other half of the rewards (the deluxe edition of the game) happens to be US only. What about the rest of the fanbase that play your game, Anet? There's people in places other than the US.

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  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'll let you know.

    I got 2 sets of codes so I used 1 on my main account and 1 on my free account. I'm fully intending to share items between the two, not for any illegal purpose, just because they can help each other.

    If I get banned I'll tell you.

    Danielle Aurorel - Desolation EU. Mini Collector.

    "In this town, we call home, everyone hail to the pumpkin song! In this town, don't we love it now? Everyone's waiting for the next surprise!"

  • Abraxxus.8971Abraxxus.8971 Member ✭✭✭

    I finally got my FB account to link to the KFT app only to have the free rewards not listed in the social rewards tab. Just the $5 sweepstakes show up.

    Bring back Ceara

  • Pifil.5193Pifil.5193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Danikat.8537 said:
    I'll let you know.

    I got 2 sets of codes so I used 1 on my main account and 1 on my free account. I'm fully intending to share items between the two, not for any illegal purpose, just because they can help each other.

    If I get banned I'll tell you.

    Just wondering, did the code turn your free account into a full account? That is, did it add two more character slots and daily awards?

  • Thelgar.7214Thelgar.7214 Member ✭✭✭

    @Jenstone.6891 said:
    I am not sure what bubble tea is, but fortunately it is about 3 miles away from me.
    I will check it out, just for kicks.

    Bubble Tea is awesomeness in a glass.

  • RoseofGilead.8907RoseofGilead.8907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Pifil.5193 said:

    @Danikat.8537 said:
    I'll let you know.

    I got 2 sets of codes so I used 1 on my main account and 1 on my free account. I'm fully intending to share items between the two, not for any illegal purpose, just because they can help each other.

    If I get banned I'll tell you.

    Just wondering, did the code turn your free account into a full account? That is, did it add two more character slots and daily awards?

    Yes, putting the code on a free account turns it into a full base account.

    Oh look. I have a signature now.

  • Can someone confirm? Does heroic code works for anyone else? It says the code is not recognized in the database. Only the dragon emblem t shirt works.

  • @Lost Dimension.9014 said:
    Can someone confirm? Does heroic code works for anyone else? It says the code is not recognized in the database. Only the dragon emblem t shirt works.

    lucky you , both my codes are not recognized sadlyf =(

  • Deimos.4263Deimos.4263 Member ✭✭✭

    Well...I feel like I'm making progress in the app. I got to the claim your reward and the whole thing crashing multiple times, and now the reward has gone away completely....but still no message with a code in it.

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Yep, it turned my free account into a full core game account. I've got all 5 character slots unlocked, login rewards and the thing nagging me to upgrade in the corner of the screen is gone. Interesting even though the account is over 2 years old (created when free accounts first became available) a lot of the new account restrictions are still in place - I can't buy most items on the Trading Post or use the guild bank. I'll have to wait and see if they unlock after the waiting period, or if they don't unlock without buying an expansion.

    Of course now I'm going to have to make a new free account next time I want to check out how the limitations affect something.

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    "In this town, we call home, everyone hail to the pumpkin song! In this town, don't we love it now? Everyone's waiting for the next surprise!"

  • Irbis.4932Irbis.4932 Member ✭✭✭

    They could have done a miniquest or some in-game stuff to award the t-shirt, they could have done Twitch, FB, Twitter promo...instead they support a weird app that has hardly any real use outside of the promo (and even there it fails badly).

    But who knows...maybe this partnership means 'Bubbles' expansion confirmed? =)

  • i can imagine their usual customers also got nasty slow app experience because GW 2 players hit their. back end service .. it might cost them new customers..

  • Deimos.4263Deimos.4263 Member ✭✭✭

    @Irbis.4932 said:
    They could have done a miniquest or some in-game stuff to award the t-shirt, they could have done Twitch, FB, Twitter promo...instead they support a weird app that has hardly any real use outside of the promo (and even there it fails badly).

    Given the obvious demand/popularity for the shirt, they could've thrown it in the gemstore for 700 gems (or more) and raked in the dough.

  • Ephemiel.5694Ephemiel.5694 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 3, 2018

    Amazing how they add the 3 fan weapons with a little backstory and it was loved by everyone, yet they do this horrid giveaway through an app that barely works afterwards. Why not add a little fun quest in-game that talks about the game and in-lore events and gift the outfit at the end?

  • Finally i got mine. I'm thankfull to Anet (and Kung Fu Tea) for this gifts.
    Because of the app bugs, i had one code ... and few more. I used the first outfit code for my main account, and a second outfit code for my wife's account. No problem, it perfectly worked. Now, with my main account, i don't need the Heroic Edition code, so i've tried to use it on my wife's account... But the code doesn't work. I've tried the 2nd heroic code and it doesn't work too.
    Should i contact the support team ? Is it on purpose and no Heroic code work now ?

    Then, if i understood well, i am allowed to offer the few more codes i got to my guildies ? Right ?
    I did not use any program or anything illegal. I only use my finger ^^ That's all, and the app just made mistake and gave me these codes. Now, i want to be kind with a community i play with since 2007. Some of these players can't use smartphones or don't have social accounts. So, is it allowed ?

    Thanks a lot for your answer(s).

  • Swagger.1459Swagger.1459 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Yeah the whole thing is glitched up. The app finally synced with Instagram after a number of tries. Under the "social rewards" tab the image appears to load, but no actual image appears... Then you leave the page and come back you get "there are no rewards available right now. please check back later"...

  • Dear ArenaNet, at this point please consider sending the dragon t shirt outfit code to your players as a courtesy due to all the KungFu Tea app issues. thx

  • Menadena.7482Menadena.7482 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @AmisAmai.5329 said:
    Signed up, didn't work initially and then got sent 3 codes for the heroic additon and none for the actual dragon emblem outfit thing and now all the messages with codes are gone.
    I appreciate Anet breaking out and trying to give us lil promos and gifts but this is honestly a wreck since the app being used bugs out, crashes repeatedly and then doesn't work as advertised... Not to mention the other half of the rewards (the deluxe edition of the game) happens to be US only. What about the rest of the fanbase that play your game, Anet? There's people in places other than the US.

    The app itself is buggy as anything. I was unable to get the list of locations near me to work. I did not even try selecting the menu because I was worried with that record it would probably decide I had bought a gift card or something.

    New to the game? Feel free to give a yell if you need PVE help.

  • New 'upgraded to paid status' accounts, whether new account or no matter how long the Play4Free account has been active, always have the same restrictions.

    Of course creating/upgrading one account isn't going to get your account terminated. One has never been a 'bunch'.
    Also, in that same Reddit thread, Chris Cleary stated that it was fine to give away the promotion codes to other players.

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Lost Dimension.9014 said:
    Can someone confirm? Does heroic code works for anyone else? It says the code is not recognized in the database. Only the dragon emblem t shirt works.

    It worked for me (although it only gave me a scroll for 4,000 Influence for my guild, possibly because I had already gotten the Heroic Edition upgrade through the HoT beta bug). But you have to make sure you put the code in exactly right. The first time I tried it was saying the code wasn't recognised and I had to double check all of it - then realised I'd put in an M instead of an N. After that it worked.

    @Abraxxus.8971 said:
    I finally got my FB account to link to the KFT app only to have the free rewards not listed in the social rewards tab. Just the $5 sweepstakes show up.

    That happened to me. Keep refreshing the rewards tab and it will show up eventually.

    @Deimos.4263 said:
    Well...I feel like I'm making progress in the app. I got to the claim your reward and the whole thing crashing multiple times, and now the reward has gone away completely....but still no message with a code in it.

    That happened to me too. I restarted the app and refreshed the social rewards tab and the messages were back.

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  • Deimos.4263Deimos.4263 Member ✭✭✭

    @Danikat.8537 said:
    It worked for me (although it only gave me a scroll for 4,000 Influence for my guild

    It's kinda funny that they're including Influence at this point. It's completely deprecated!
    From wiki: "Currently Influence can be exchanged for Favor by speaking with Ronald Lefleur in Guild Initiative Headquarters in Lion's Arch (only if your guild has 10,000 influence or more)."

  • Abraxxus.8971Abraxxus.8971 Member ✭✭✭

    @Abraxxus.8971 said:
    I finally got my FB account to link to the KFT app only to have the free rewards not listed in the social rewards tab. Just the $5 sweepstakes show up.

    That happened to me. Keep refreshing the rewards tab and it will show up eventually.

    I have no rewards showing up now.

    Bring back Ceara

  • MornJack.3579MornJack.3579 Member ✭✭
    edited September 3, 2018

    @Danikat.8537 said:
    I finally got it to work while sat in the train station using their free WiFi. (Probably a coincidence that's where it worked, I was just killing time going between the app and debating the history of witchcraft on Twitter.)

    Signed into both my accounts on the GW2 site to apply the codes, now I just have to wait until I get home to make sure they work.

    I didn't have to do anything special to get it working, just trying the same steps over and over until it finally connected. Had a stressful moment when it said I had the codes then suddenly said I had no messages, but I restarted the app and they were back.

    Thanks to this comment i found the solution ! Thanks a lot @Danikat.8537 ;)

    Here's my story, let me explain how i did :
    1- Download the app, from France, add my FB account and my twitter account. Because of crash and bugs, i finally had to check far deep in my memory to remember my id with instagram. So i linked my 3 (not used that much) social accounts (and yes, i don't care to give Kung Fu Tea some of my "private" informations. They offer me a gift, so i accept to offer them the right to spam me. xD
    2- After the hell loop of double FB link in the app, i finally could "click" on the free GW2 offer. It just appeared after a lot of reset in my phone screen.
    3- I claimed my free stuffs. Once... crash. Twice... crash. and i tried again and again and again and .... every single try was a crash of the app.
    4- Finally today "few" messages appeared in the social email box (inside the app). The app gave me a number of messages but i couldn't see them.
    5- I refreshed the inbox, once... twice... again and again and again ...
    6- Finally, i had my outfit code worked ingame and the heroic edition code here, in the official website.

    Thank you very much Anet for this, even if it was a real mess. xD
    Thank you very much Kung Fu Tea, for this, even if i'm not a USA citizen and ... even if it was a real mess. xD

    Now, i'm waiting to know if i can make gifts with my others codes. Crossing fingers for a big official Yes ! <3

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    I hope this post can help people.

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  • I've gotten a message with codes, but can't scroll it down (running on an Ipad) to see the outfit code (I've redeemed the Heroic Edition code). Anyone else have this trouble?

    I even tried to send a message to customer support, but the msg system pops the virtual keyboard on top of the msg area, so I can't see what I'm typing. (!) Then I can't get rid of the keyboard to send the msg. Interesting app....

  • why doesn';t this work for me?

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Getting login error when trying to connect to fb with the kft app so any additional code you happen to get will be happily used here.

  • Lol, I have some strange person's name in my Activity tab/screen. No idea what that's about.
    Managed to finally connect with Twitter, but no rewards showing up yet. There was once a $1 off drink message in 'History', but that's gone.
    Certainly have to work for these 'rewards'. Geez.

  • Ephemiel.5694Ephemiel.5694 Member ✭✭✭

    How do people seem to be getting the heroic code without actually doing the whole "take a picture with our GW2-themed drink" part?

  • Raizel.8175Raizel.8175 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I really would like to have a clarification from ArenaNet about that banning stuff. They said on reddit that they're only banning new accounts by those who heavily abuse the promotion. Does that mean I can use one code on one (!) new account since the code would be useless on my existing account? Can you help us here, @Gaile Gray.6029 ? Some clarification would be appreciated.

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ephemiel.5694 said:
    How do people seem to be getting the heroic code without actually doing the whole "take a picture with our GW2-themed drink" part?

    That is for the sweepstakes for Deluxe editions. The Heroic code and outfit is just for connecting the app to social media, that is if or when the app works.

  • Ephemiel.5694Ephemiel.5694 Member ✭✭✭

    @JustTrogdor.7892 said:

    @Ephemiel.5694 said:
    How do people seem to be getting the heroic code without actually doing the whole "take a picture with our GW2-themed drink" part?

    That is for the sweepstakes for Deluxe editions. The Heroic code and outfit is just for connecting the app to social media, that is if or when the app works.

    Oh? I could've sworn it originally said the heroic code was for the picture and the free thing was the outfit. I'm getting Mandela Effects here, my bad.

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ephemiel.5694 said:
    How do people seem to be getting the heroic code without actually doing the whole "take a picture with our GW2-themed drink" part?

    Taking a picture of a drink is to be entered into a daily prize draw to win a Deluxe edition of HoT and PoF. The Heroic Edition comes from a code you get through the app, like the dragon outfit.

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  • slashlizardy.9167slashlizardy.9167 Member ✭✭
    edited September 3, 2018

    I have downloaded the app, stopped by KFT, tried out a slushie, noticed that they seem to carry a few board games in thier stores for local use, but everytime I try to connect to facebook, all it get is "Something went wrong, please try again later." I would like to receive the heroic edition code, not for myself, but for a guildmate in Brazil, that is free to play currently and of course does not have a KFT nearby. How are people getting past the something went wrong screen.... ?

  • I am finally did it and got 4 messages with 8 codes in total and this whole situation left me thinking: what should i do with them? Are bans still happening if i'l share spare codes with my friends or everything will proceed normaly, without and bans?
    Any ideas about this?

  • Raizel.8175Raizel.8175 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @EinBin.1934 said:
    I am finally did it and got 4 messages with 8 codes in total and this whole situation left me thinking: what should i do with them? Are bans still happening if i'l share spare codes with my friends or everything will proceed normaly, without and bans?
    Any ideas about this?

    They probably disabled the heroic edition codes. At least I can't use mine. They don't really care about the outfit though I guess.

  • @Raizel.8175 said:

    @EinBin.1934 said:
    I am finally did it and got 4 messages with 8 codes in total and this whole situation left me thinking: what should i do with them? Are bans still happening if i'l share spare codes with my friends or everything will proceed normaly, without and bans?
    Any ideas about this?

    They probably disabled the heroic edition codes. At least I can't use mine. They don't really care about the outfit though I guess.

    Just activated both of my codes from one message, though i've already had heroic edition rewards before, i've got them again. Check again, maybe you write something wrong?

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Raizel.8175 said:

    @EinBin.1934 said:
    I am finally did it and got 4 messages with 8 codes in total and this whole situation left me thinking: what should i do with them? Are bans still happening if i'l share spare codes with my friends or everything will proceed normaly, without and bans?
    Any ideas about this?

    They probably disabled the heroic edition codes. At least I can't use mine. They don't really care about the outfit though I guess.

    I used mine about 2 hours ago and it worked. You have to put it in exactly right though, the first time I tried I had one letter wrong and it told me the code was invalid.

    Danielle Aurorel - Desolation EU. Mini Collector.

    "In this town, we call home, everyone hail to the pumpkin song! In this town, don't we love it now? Everyone's waiting for the next surprise!"

  • Rococo.8347Rococo.8347 Member ✭✭✭

    So they are disabling half the giveaway? and no one has bothered to come on here or reddit and actually explain what is going on?

    Meanwhile I logged in to discover that my Instagram linking was now active but cannot see actual rewards anywhere on the app? ( im using an emulator if that makes a difference) if I click on rewards it just states there nothing here....

  • Alga.6498Alga.6498 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 3, 2018

    I still cant get the app to work no matter which social media account I am trying to connect with! 😡
    If anyone has a code to spare if you had multiple codes, let me know please😞😓

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  • Ephemiel.5694Ephemiel.5694 Member ✭✭✭

    It finally linked my twitter, but still nothing. All it does is crash when you try to redeem the thing.

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