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Aurene outfit code during stream

During the stream, we’ll give away some codes for an Ascended Aurene Clothing Outfit so your characters can stay cool and look stylish through the end of summer.

https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/dont-miss-our-special-announcement-event/

All I can say is, way to screw over those that have to be at work during the stream. I like to catch a stream when I can but it sucks to miss a giveaway just because we have obligations outside of gaming. The only way this could work is if the code isnt limited in supply but rather limited to a time based window, but I doubt it'll work that way.

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  • Smoosh.2718Smoosh.2718 Member ✭✭✭

    The only way I'll like this outfit is if its Aurene's head on your head like a trophy kill.

  • Westenev.5289Westenev.5289 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Frostfang.5109 said:
    What time is this giveaway/livestream in Sweden? And yes, I agree, why not make it a bit more fair to more ppl.

    In GMT +2 (which covers germany, I think) the stream starts at 1800 hours (or 6pm) on a friday. So, I mean, it's not the worst time in the world if you exclude personal circumstance.

  • Westenev.5289Westenev.5289 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Tiviana.2650 said:

    @Westenev.5289 said:

    @Frostfang.5109 said:
    What time is this giveaway/livestream in Sweden? And yes, I agree, why not make it a bit more fair to more ppl.

    In GMT +2 (which covers germany, I think) the stream starts at 1800 hours (or 6pm) on a friday. So, I mean, it's not the worst time in the world if you exclude personal circumstance.

    In NA its straight up work school time.

    In OCE, it ranges between 12am - 2am Aussie and 4am New Zealand (admittedly, on a saturday) - so it's not ideal for us either. Still, I'd like to have faith that Anet didn't choose the time by throwing darts at a dartboard.

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

    I’ll be joining on my smart phone so I suggest everyone else do the same if they’re able to. It’s just one outfit which people will likely wear en mass for the next week before they get bored and move on to the next flashing thing. No different from the T-Shirt outfit or anything else to be honest. There’s even a good chance it’ll be made available later at some time.

  • ugrakarma.9416ugrakarma.9416 Member ✭✭✭✭

    any preview for that outfit?

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  • @Tiviana.2650 said:

    @sevenDEADLY.5281 said:
    I went to a baseball game one time and during the 7th inning stretch people came around shooting free t shirts out of a t shirt launcher into the crowd. I didn't get one so I threw an entitled bratty tantrum to the management because how dare they NOT give me one of these free items!!!!!!!

    Im not throwing a fit, i just want the chance at it lol.

    I don't get the chance to go to every baseball game. I don't get the chance to do a lot of things in life. Its life.

  • New gem store item in the future?

  • Crab Fear.1624Crab Fear.1624 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I would give it way to anyone who showed up and to anyone who made a comment on the posted YT video.

    I figure this ain't the time to make things exclusive if they are free.

    You want as much traffic to this stream and your channel as possible.

    You have plenty of players who won't even have a chance to watch it live.

    You are a worldwide game, please consider how this affects many people.

    Give a t-shirt or a sticker to the people who show up IRL.

    Soon™ ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • @Dante.1763 said:

    @sevenDEADLY.5281 said:
    I went to a baseball game one time and during the 7th inning stretch people came around shooting free t shirts out of a t shirt launcher into the crowd. I didn't get one so I threw an entitled bratty tantrum to the management because how dare they NOT give me one of these free items!!!!!!!

    I think thats a bit different, Those tshirts are usually for sale and the lucky few who get them get them for free. Theres really no idea behind this if its going to be available to buy or not at all, and thats my issue. If its only given out during the stream, and never sold? Why? Its a digital item, they could send one to -everyone- and not even be impacted.

    And now its no longer a special limited edition item. Now its just a common item that everyone gets simply because they logged in one day. God forbid the game have limited edition items in it.

  • There are only ever two options:

    • Everyone gets an item, in which case a lot of people don't value it, because, well, everyone has it.
    • Only some people get it, which means anyone disappointment for those who covet the item and don't fall into the lucky winner category.

    I wish people would be okay with the idea that the game is going to have some items that we simply won't ever get... and even more items that we might get, just not right away. For me, the game is more interesting to include unlocks depending on something other than perseverance or how much I'm willing to spend.

    Hype is the path to the dark side. Hype leads to unfulfilled expectations. Disappointment leads to anger. Anger leads to disgust. Disgust leads to "oh, new shinies! I'm back!"

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 19, 2019

    It’s almost certainly an advance code for something they’ll sell in the gemstore anyway. Nothing really to fuss over even if I’m wrong.

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  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @sevenDEADLY.5281 said:
    I went to a baseball game one time and during the 7th inning stretch people came around shooting free t shirts out of a t shirt launcher into the crowd. I didn't get one so I threw an entitled bratty tantrum to the management because how dare they NOT give me one of these free items!!!!!!!

    At least you were at the game. Many of us won't be able to participate in the stream.

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • Dante.1763Dante.1763 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    There are only ever two options:

    • Everyone gets an item, in which case a lot of people don't value it, because, well, everyone has it.
    • Only some people get it, which means anyone disappointment for those who covet the item and don't fall into the lucky winner category.

    I wish people would be okay with the idea that the game is going to have some items that we simply won't ever get... and even more items that we might get, just not right away. For me, the game is more interesting to include unlocks depending on something other than perseverance or how much I'm willing to spend.

    I would be okay with it, if it wasnt pure chance, and i had a 0% chance to obtain it due to RL. I have no issues with items ill never get IG for whatever reason i wont be able to do so as i -could- if i wanted to. This is not the case for this.

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  • sorudo.9054sorudo.9054 Member ✭✭✭✭

    it's probably yet another gem store item they give away in advance to streamers, many would not be able to watch and not many will see this as a good thing on Anet's account.

  • Lexi.1398Lexi.1398 Member ✭✭✭

    It doesn't have to be easy to get, just not given out in a way which makes it literally impossible for some people to participate or which guarantees some of those who want it won't get one no matter what they do because it's random and restricted only to a few.

    That about sums up my opinion...... all these promotions kinda feel like a kick if you're a current player who actually wants these items (even if just for completionism). Anet gets some marketing done (generally speaking to appeal to 1. investors 2. people who don't play the game who might hear about it now), but that's not at the direct benefit of currnet players, of course it helps anet and the game and therefore us, but all we see is an item we'll never get. I don't prefer to, but i don't mind engaging in marketing schemes for these things.... but i live in europe, so i could not do any of that kung fu tea stuff, and while i will be able to watch the stream (and likely will) if it's just moderators tossing out a "20 people get this code now first come first serve" then i have no chance :/ if these things (anet outfit included) were gemstore, were any way of having a guaranteed method of acquisition for every person i'd much prefer it.

  • Crab Fear.1624Crab Fear.1624 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @sorudo.9054 said:
    it's probably yet another gem store item they give away in advance to streamers, many would not be able to watch and not many will see this as a good thing on Anet's account.

    What gem store item have they given away in advance like this?

    Soon™ ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • castlemanic.3198castlemanic.3198 Member ✭✭✭✭

    If we had some confirmation that the outfit would be available in the future, i think i'd be okay with it. as it stands, it seems like this will be the only way to acquire it and that absolutely sucks. it shouldn't be avilable through this one event only. I hope someone at ANET can let us know that this is going to be available in the future through the gem store.

    Whataboutism is disingenuous at best. If you join a debate and provide little to no proof when the other side provides lots of evidence, you can't then declare yourself the winner of that debate.

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

    @Crab Fear.1624 said:

    @sorudo.9054 said:
    it's probably yet another gem store item they give away in advance to streamers, many would not be able to watch and not many will see this as a good thing on Anet's account.

    What gem store item have they given away in advance like this?

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Mini_Mr._Sparkles

    I don’t think it was intended to be a gemstore item but it’s the closest that I could find.

  • Ashen.2907Ashen.2907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @sevenDEADLY.5281 said:
    I went to a baseball game one time and during the 7th inning stretch people came around shooting free t shirts out of a t shirt launcher into the crowd. I didn't get one so I threw an entitled bratty tantrum to the management because how dare they NOT give me one of these free items!!!!!!!

    At least you were at the game. Many of us won't be able to participate in the stream.

    There were plenty of people that weren't able to go to that game.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 19, 2019

    "During the stream, we’ll give away some codes for an Ascended Aurene Clothing Outfit"

    How does that work, exactly? How do you link your Twitch account with your GW2 account?

  • Naxos.2503Naxos.2503 Member ✭✭✭

    S'long as it's available at a latter point in time for those who couldn't be present, I guess that's alright. It's not really an uncommon practice to draw a few names that gets stuff for free during a Stream, I dont see why this would be different. As others pointed out before though, a preview Would be nice (and make sense, if your goal is to get more people in)

  • "catch the whole stream on our official Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook channels"

    Are they giving codes away on all 3 channels? Or is it only on Twitch, which I don't prefer to YouTube?
    Sigh, not sure I even remember my Twitch log-in.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 19, 2019

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    "catch the whole stream on our official Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook channels"

    Are they giving codes away on all 3 channels? Or is it only on Twitch, which I don't prefer to YouTube?
    Sigh, not sure I even remember my Twitch log-in.

    I'd also like to know how exactly it works, but so far no one responded to my previous post.

  • On Twitch, it's usually answer some very easy question, and all the correct responses are a pool that number such-and-such is the winner. This happens a few times during the stream.
    Hope that explanation is understandable.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    On Twitch, it's usually answer some very easy question, and all the correct responses are a pool that number such-and-such is the winner. This happens a few times during the stream.
    Hope that explanation is understandable.

    Thank you very much. :)

  • Ryukai.6524Ryukai.6524 Member ✭✭✭

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    "catch the whole stream on our official Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook channels"

    Are they giving codes away on all 3 channels? Or is it only on Twitch, which I don't prefer to YouTube?
    Sigh, not sure I even remember my Twitch log-in.

    I can't even get twitch to work with my connection, for every 5 secs it plays it buffers for 10 ><

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  • Yeah, that's why I prefer YouTube. Twitch never works that well for me.

  • Leablo.2651Leablo.2651 Member ✭✭✭

    @Ryukai.6524 said:

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    "catch the whole stream on our official Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook channels"

    Are they giving codes away on all 3 channels? Or is it only on Twitch, which I don't prefer to YouTube?
    Sigh, not sure I even remember my Twitch log-in.

    I can't even get twitch to work with my connection, for every 5 secs it plays it buffers for 10 ><

    Use the player settings to lower the stream quality.

  • mindcircus.1506mindcircus.1506 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Someone help me understand the complaints. Because I really don't.

    You show up live or are lucky in a stream and you get the outfit.
    You don't and well... you don't get it.

    Why is this hard to accept for some people?
    I'm likely working that day so I won't get it. But there are a lot of things in this game I will never get. I think it's cool that those who attend live or get lucky on the stream get something potentially interesting.

    Could someone help me understand the negative reaction? Right now it all just looks like comments of "no fair!" to cloak greed and jealousy.

    People haven't even seen the outfit.

  • videoboy.4162videoboy.4162 Member ✭✭✭

    I was excited for the Outfit until someone pointed out that it's probably a T-Shirt Outfit like the Bubble Tea thing. =(

  • Personally, I'm much more interested in what ArenaNet has to say over what they might possibly give away.

  • Astrolicus.3716Astrolicus.3716 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 20, 2019

    It feels like Kung Fu Tea again honestly. And remember, there will be people selling their codes for gold. Maybe 300 gold for the code. You know people will do it anyway.

    One of my friends is from USA, I would love to tell her to go to the event for me and get 1 code, but obviously she is not a fan of the game and I can't force her either.

  • Bloodstealer.5978Bloodstealer.5978 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @hugo.4705 said:
    Agree, would be far better to give outfit in game for everyone logged the 30th august!
    Many peoples will not have it due to:
    -Very bad internet connction
    -Working due to their jobs
    -The very limited supply of codes
    -Wrong timing and conversions missing the stream
    -Not having money to travel to America

    Please really consider of giving it in game.

    It's just not how ANET role with promo's, comps and giveaways.. some part of the player base is always either excluded or ya know real life gets in the way of taking part.
    At least this time we don't get scammed by some half baked joint promo to give our personal info away.

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  • Aaralyna.3104Aaralyna.3104 Member ✭✭✭

    @Bloodstealer.5978 said:

    At least this time we don't get scammed by some half baked joint promo to give our personal info away.

    Which they still will do if you actually need to make some twitch account (which I do not). Its no different from the bubble tea promo.... They should give to all or nothing to anybody. The ones attending live in theatre have the opportunity since they live close (US only again), they get a goodie bag and codes for free as the event is free entrance as well. Nobody knows how they will handle the Twitch thing but everyone can watch but your name won't be mentioned anywhere and one can't type if need be if you do not want to create an account at some 3rd party site like Twitch. And probably, this thing will never be available for ppl in any means, just like the mini linked earlier and the dragon emblem outfit (who cares about free full game unlock if one already purchased both expansions). Or if its available you will have to spend a fortune to get it while people got it for free just coz they were born in the right area.

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