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  • Kronicle.4652Kronicle.4652 Member ✭✭
    edited September 2, 2018

    I wrote a quick guide on how I managed to get the rewards. Hopefully it can help some of you.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/9c6ww5/how_i_got_my_kung_fu_tea_rewards/

  • Rauderi.8706Rauderi.8706 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Lost Dimension.9014 said:
    kitten, I think it was a mistake to unlink FB -.- Now I can't even link FB again due to repeated errors.

    Same here. :( Won't even log in.

    Many alts! Handle it!

    "A condescending answer might as well not be an answer at all."
    -Eloc Freidon.5692

  • So has anyone been able to get a code or something to work within the last couple hours?

    I've been refreshing and re-logging into my app a couple times throughout the day, but no luck at all.

  • Scarlett.1605Scarlett.1605 Member ✭✭
    edited September 2, 2018

    KFT says the promotion is on delay, checked Sept 1, 19:46 MST

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

    As messed up as this seems to be I think I'll for the Dulfy guide before trying to get my codes. ;)

  • Wow, glad I checked here first... pencil this one in for mid September attention.

    Let's be neighbours.

  • @JustTrogdor.7892 said:
    As messed up as this seems to be I think I'll for the Dulfy guide before trying to get my codes. ;)

    Really no secret about doing it as far as guide is needed. It's the app causing the issue. I tried prob 50 times late morning before it worked. It's actually super easy to do, if the app would cooperate.

  • Here's the thing for me; I CAN actually log in. I can enter my login info for Instagram, but there's no way I can see for the app to retain it. My only options once logged in are to hit the "back" button where it says connect instagram. This seems to log me back out.

    The other thing I see is I can log in USING my facebook info just fine. This also "flips" the Facebook toggle on the social media accounts page, indicating it recognizes the link.
    Has anyone else run into the app not retaining (yes, allowing but not saving) the link? Or the bug where the only option after connecting IG is to reverse and log out?

  • Stunzeed.4918Stunzeed.4918 Member ✭✭
    edited September 2, 2018

    @Izzykins.8624 said:
    Here's the thing for me; I CAN actually log in. I can enter my login info for Instagram, but there's no way I can see for the app to retain it. My only options once logged in are to hit the "back" button where it says connect instagram. This seems to log me back out.

    The other thing I see is I can log in USING my facebook info just fine. This also "flips" the Facebook toggle on the social media accounts page, indicating it recognizes the link.
    Has anyone else run into the app not retaining (yes, allowing but not saving) the link? Or the bug where the only option after connecting IG is to reverse and log out?

    Once you successfully connect it takes you back to the app, profile page. And shows a green check next to your profile to show you're connected. Than you need to go back to social rewards and keep doing it till gw2 pops up (mine would say no rewards first few times) but kept trying and eventually rewards popped up.

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2, 2018

    @Stunzeed.4918 said:

    @JustTrogdor.7892 said:
    As messed up as this seems to be I think I'll for the Dulfy guide before trying to get my codes. ;)

    Really no secret about doing it as far as guide is needed. It's the app causing the issue. I tried prob 50 times late morning before it worked. It's actually super easy to do, if the app would cooperate.

    It was a joke based on all the feedback and people posting guides here and reddit. :D

  • Once you successfully connect it takes you back to the app, profile page. And shows a green check next to your profile to show you're connected.

    Once connected it literally shows me my IG, never backs up to the app. I wonder whats different. :I

  • Stunzeed.4918Stunzeed.4918 Member ✭✭
    edited September 2, 2018

    @Izzykins.8624 said:

    Once you successfully connect it takes you back to the app, profile page. And shows a green check next to your profile to show you're connected.

    Once connected it literally shows me my IG, never backs up to the app. I wonder whats different. :I

    not sure, go back to check the app, under social rewards than profile and see if your connected, if not than it won't work. It will show on the app under profile when you are.

    It was buggy for me, i won't lie. 50 or more tries wouldnt connected to social media, than finally it did, 5 more tries or so for rewards to show. Gw2 finally did, rejected first try, got it second time. I can only imagine some people's pain that been trying all day. I was surprised it worked for me at all. It's one of those things, ok got past stage 1, kitten got 2 more to make it through.

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

    @crashburntoo.7431 said:
    Wow, glad I checked here first... pencil this one in for mid September attention.

    Unless they run out of codes. Some people are doing this over and over to amass alt accounts.

  • Ephemiel.5694Ephemiel.5694 Member ✭✭✭

    Well this was a total disaster.

    Again.

  • CeNedro.7560CeNedro.7560 Member ✭✭✭

    Still doesn't work o.0

  • Anyone else just wondering how badly this is going to slam the economy? It looks like a well intentioned but poorly thought out marketing stunt at this point. How many accounts are botter/gold sellers going to get out of this over a month? Thousands? Tens of thousands? Hundreds of thousands?

  • @Ayrilana.1396 said:

    @crashburntoo.7431 said:
    Wow, glad I checked here first... pencil this one in for mid September attention.

    Unless they run out of codes. Some people are doing this over and over to amass alt accounts.

    Well, I'm only interested in the outfit for my main account. I have one alt account, and it's hard enough to keep up with two accounts. I'm also a northern neighbour with questionable dairy practices, or so I've been told. I don't believe I qualify for any substantial prizes.

    It saddens me that there are those that are able to and willing to take advantage of a promotion like this to stockpile alt accounts. The worst part is the potential to deny legitimate users from getting a code. I hope something is done to at least ensure that first time players get the Core Heroic Edition.

    Let's be neighbours.

  • Fenom.9457Fenom.9457 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Stunzeed.4918 said:

    @Fenom.9457 said:

    @Stunzeed.4918 said:

    @Fenom.9457 said:

    @hugo.4705 said:

    @Fenom.9457 said:
    Wait, huh? How do I get the dragon shirt outfit?

    Use the code obtained by linked your media account in-KFT app, should be used in-game, in BL company "redeem code", special item code.

    So I need i get an app for some tea shop? Does it cost anything?

    It is free, download the kung fu tea app (free), follow instructions and put use your facebook, instragam or twitter (i believe) as you are prompted. If it fails, use the top menu button (top left of tea app) and hit social rewards and then profile and connect a account (this failed for me many times, but eventually worked). Once connected (you'll see your fb pic for instance in the profile under the tea app), go under rewards (social rewards again) gw2 should pop up. Click it and you will get a message under the social rewards/profile on the tea app. Takes a little but you'll get it. The outfit code is used in game under the gem store item redeem.It took me a a hour or so this morning, but it does work and have been enjoying the new outfit!

    Great so now I have to join Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram? Why is this necessary in any way to get a code from an app about drinks?

    You know I can't answer that, nor can i argue your logic, i agree with you in the end. It is what it is though. It's not hard to make a fb twitter account if you really want the items. Can delete the profile after you get the items i'd imagine. Plus isn't the redeemable period longer than one day? If that is in fact the case than there is still time. Imo if you want the herotic or dragon shirt outfit (which prob wont be available for some time again) might be worth taking 10 mins to setup a account.

    Yeah I suppose so, just wish they’d cut out the hassle of social media stuff. Anyway thanks for taking the time to answer my questions

    HARRY! DIDYA PUT YER NAME IN DA GOBLET OF FIYAH?!

  • Ashen.2907Ashen.2907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Schnuschnu.9857 said:

    @Ashen.2907 said:

    @Schnuschnu.9857 said:

    @Egrimm Van Horstmann.7921 said:
    According to the promo you can do it online and Dulfy actually posted info. Anyone can do it, I've never even heard of that company. But just doing the link with your account gets you the outfit, bag, and boosters. Looks legit to me, if there are country restrictions that has to do with trade agreements and Anet isn't in control of that.

    Anyone who has such social media accounts. I don't have them and I don't live in the US. Sure, I could create trash accounts but I guess this is not how it should be. Promotions which could exclude a big number of customers are never a good thing. Some maybe don't want to link their accounts to a company they never heard of and they never will buy any product of becuase it's not even in their country. Like others said in this discussion: A company with more reach and international presence, for well, an international product (and that's what Guild Wars 2 is as you can play it from nearly all over the world), would a have been a better choice.

    Any promotion, "could exclude a big number of customers."

    Does that mean that companies should never have promotions?

    Well, depends on the dimension of big. If big could mean for example the entirety of Europe (there is no store in Europe and you can't enter the give away for GW2 Deluxe Edition, this is only limited to stores in the US besides them having stores in the US, Kanada, Australia and Vietnam). As others said here, the online giveaway doesn't seem to work... so, this shouldn't happen. IMO this is an example of a promotion that doesn't work in the favor of GW2.

    The dimension of big, in most cases, seems to depend on whether or not the person complaining is included in the group.

    Ultimately no one is losing anything. No players are suddenly getting less than they paid for so a promo that, potentially, makes a few players happy seems harmless to me. I do agree that it seems unlikely to do much for GW2 or Anet though.

  • Mea.5491Mea.5491 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2, 2018

    After many hours of trying, I finally got the codes with Bluestacks, free mobile app emulator for PC because my phone is old and my Android version is not compatible with this app lol. So anyone without a proper smartphone should get Bluestacks but patience is required to actually get the codes. Good luck! :)

  • Myrdreth.6829Myrdreth.6829 Member ✭✭✭

    Finally it worked. That was a really frustrating experience, please don't do that again, Anet. Promos are great, but not with a little company and their strained, little app.

  • Ivory Serpent.2941Ivory Serpent.2941 Member
    edited September 2, 2018

    Confirming it worked. I downloaded the app on my iPhone, linked Facebook to the app & just got my rewards.

  • Still not working for me. I still get the "Something went wrong. Please try again later." all the time...

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

    To quote the world's best wrestling tag-team: IT'S A NEW DAY, YES IT IS!

    No. Sadly, it isn't. The app still isn't working. This whole incident is quite frustrating and disappointing.

  • @Steve The Cynic.3217 said:

    @Julischka Bean.7491 said:

    @hugo.4705 said:
    Don't hesitate to restart app sometimes it solves the issue.

    I GOT IT!!!!!!!!!! I have the Dragon Outfit!!!!!!! It took hours, patience, and much puzzlement!!!!!! So many times I was convinced I was doing it all wrong.

    Congratulations! It's still messed up for me. Quaggan is sad. :(

    Did you get it? I wish you could hand over your phone to me and I could do the time-consuming stuff for you. I did that for my husband. He has no patience whatsoever.

    I had his code for him in about 10 minutes.

    The look on his face was priceless.

    Of course, I learned how to do it in the blood of many hours of not knowing what I was doing, or even if I was on the right path.

    I paid my dues.

  • @notebene.3190 said:

    @Julischka Bean.7491 said:

    @hugo.4705 said:
    Don't hesitate to restart app sometimes it solves the issue.

    I GOT IT!!!!!!!!!! I have the Dragon Outfit!!!!!!! It took hours, patience, and much puzzlement!!!!!! So many times I was convinced I was doing it all wrong.

    Whew.

    I am so happy.

    Hugo, thank you. Everyone thank You. Arenanet I love you.

    Lisa.

    May I ask you some questions about your progress?

    When you kept trying to get the rewards to load to click on the right one, if you went over to 'Profile' in 'Social', does the app you chose to link show the radio button on?

    Did you choose Facebook or Instagram?

    When you clicked on the GW2 reward, did it pop up with a "$1 off" coupon pop up and ask you to login to instagram and/or facebook, and when you did, just came back to the same pop up?

    My Instagram account shows I've authorized something called 'Social Rewards', and if I unauthorize it and do the process again, it shows back up, so clearly that is the thing to be linked to Kung Fu, and it's working, but it's not clear to me the app understands I've linked it. And then I get in that "$1 off" loop that won't let me go anywhere. I'm curious as to whether you experienced the same sort of behavior before you finally got in, or if your experience was different.

    I'd rather not have to make a fake Facebook account, but if that is a better way to go, I suppose I can do that instead.

    Thank you.

    I don't have my phone in front of me. What I did is let the grey circle do its pulsing thing. Eventually, it would stop and either tell me there were no rewards found, or it would reveal the the Guildwars2 coupons.

    I clicked the bottom coupon, the one with the code until it wanted me to link to facebook. I did that.

    Then I got a notice that I had a message.

    The odd thing was, when I clicked on the message tab, there was no message.

    I wondered if it was loading, so I waited, and waited....and finally turned my phone off, and turned it back on. I still had the notice that I had a message, but there was no message to be seen. So I left it there, on the message page, to hopefully load, and I turned my attention to doing map completion on Rata Sum.

    It loaded!!!!

    I copied the code down on a piece of paper, and used it in the "Apply new code" section, I think that is what it is called, of the Guildwars2 website.

    And I had my T-Shirt !

    Did the same process for my husband and it went faster. Not sure if the crowds trying to get in were thinner, or knowing what I was doing made a difference.

  • I needed to clarify something, and the website will not let me edit my post. When the Grey circle stopped and told me there were no rewards, I would immediately try again and again until it stuck.

  • And I poked Link to facebook more than once. It felt like that the poor little website was being bombarded with more than it could handle. Lots of lag. Maybe today will be a breeze.
    Lisa-Hopes so.

  • @notebene.3190 said:

    @RoseofGilead.8907 said:

    @notebene.3190 said:

    @RoseofGilead.8907 said:
    I tried (and failed) multiple times at getting Facebook to connect to the app. It finally connected properly about 10 minutes ago. So, we'll see if the reward ever pops up. :p

    After each failure, did you have to go to Facebook and de-authorize 'Social Rewards' before trying again? Or, did you just leave that there and keep trying to connect in the app itself? At one point when trying to connect to the app did it seem to work? Does that radio button show 'on' for you now?

    I "de-authorized" it twice but then gave up on that. So, my next 10 or so attempts were just repeat spam attempts, without going into Facebook to remove the permissions from the last attempt. On my unsuccessful attempts, the radio button would show On until I left the Connect Social Media Accounts tab; once I left that tab and came back, the button would show Off. After the successful attempt, it now shows my FB profile picture and name at the top of the Connect Social Media Accounts tab, and the Facebook button stays On, even after fully restarting the app.

    Thank you!

    So it sounds like before I even need to worry about the reward list, I need to keep trying to connect my Instagram until it 'sticks', and 'then' try to get the right rewards to show up and pick it.

    Something new to go on, thanks again!

    Ummm...you get to the reward coupons, click on the bottom one, the one with the codes, and keep clicking on it, until you get to a "link to facebook notice," then you click on that, several times sometimes, until you are linked.

    Then you go back to social rewards, and should see a red "1" next to messages.

    Once that loads, take that code to the Guild Wars2 website and apply the code.

    Hope this makes sense.

  • Haleydawn.3764Haleydawn.3764 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I agree. It’s probably a terrible idea that the Heroic codes were not modified to only have the items, which would have made sense to do. The account upgrade from ftp > core means a lot of botters have got unrestricted accounts now. It’s good for legit players, but chances are they aren’t the ones hogging down the kft app.

    Better get a wriggle on.

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

    This is a pure clownfiesta.

    Not only that people are exploiting this obviously not properly thought out promotion for their personal gain (codes on ebay, various core-accounts for login-bonusses etc., risk of exploitation by goldsellers), it's also bad PR which ArenaNet already had a lot of during the last few months. It currently feels like they're unable to learn from their mistakes, which - ironically! - is bad PR in itself.

    I just hope that they're able to fix the issue sooner rather than later to not let the situation escalate any further. I also hope that they give out codes to the people who are unable to get them through the app or else this will lead to a lot of unnecessary "bad blood" and frustration.

  • On Reddit someone posted, that he got 32! keys... seriously... this is a kitten joke.

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Before crying for an outrage, can someone explain me that thing with 1 mystic coin / per login? I used my codes, the only things I got was, the gw2 T-shirt outfit, a mithril 18-slot Box, Heroic Boosters and a choice between primeval, profane and krytan armor. Havn't seen anywhere a mention of "free account with bonuses" that is the deluxe thingy! I may have missed some infos?

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  • @hugo.4705 said:
    Before crying for an outrage, can someone explain me that thing with 1 mystic coin / per login? I used my codes, the only things I got was, the gw2 T-shirt outfit, a mithril 18-slot Box, Heroic Boosters and a choice between primeval, profane and krytan armor. Havn't seen anywhere a mention of "free account with bonuses" that is the deluxe thingy! I may have missed some infos?

    If it is, indeed, a game account key, you can add it to your existing paid account (not sure if it works on an account that is already considered a 'Heroic' account [like mine]), or add it to a Play4Free account to turn it into a 'paid' account.

  • Ana.2415Ana.2415 Member ✭✭✭

    I still can't get it, I did everything I could :( if someone could get me a code I would rly appreciate it T-T

  • Zaron.1987Zaron.1987 Member ✭✭✭

    Its almost Like an ddos which Happen to kft Servers from all the Bots from shady gold Sellers

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

    So has there been a noticeable increase in bots and gold sellers in game, or is it just speculation at this point that's what's causing the problems with the app?

    I can't log in to check for another few days, but I wouldn't find it hard to believe that just legitimate players would overwhelm an app built for occasional tea purchases. Look at what happens to MMO servers at launch or things like Pokemon Go every time they do a big event, and those are built for thousands of people to be online at once.

    Admittedly it's probably easier for me to accept because even if I could get a code I couldn't use it yet. I keep trying just because I haven't got anything better to do, but then I realise that's probably adding to the problem.

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  • I was finally able to connect my facebook in the app, but I only have the option of the gw2 drink and not the outfit/heroic upgrade.
    Anyone else having the same issue?

  • Ana.2415Ana.2415 Member ✭✭✭

    I can see the GW2 rewards finally, but my fb got unlinked :/ I'm trying to link it again but I keep getting "An error occurred while registering. Please try again" all the time :(

  • Been trying since last night and none of the accounts I try link together. I missed out on getting the shirt way back when, was really hype to get it now, but this is just clown shoes and kazoo music.

  • @Ana.2415 said:
    I can see the GW2 rewards finally, but my fb got unlinked :/ I'm trying to link it again but I keep getting "An error occurred while registering. Please try again" all the time :(

    That's more or less where I am. The rewards come and go, but whenever they are there the actual connection fails because "Something went wrong." :s

    @Biff.5312 said:
    Exercise your whimsy.

  • You make that promo kitten?! Well, at leats make sure that it works! Give me a binding date when it will work again!
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  • Zaron.1987Zaron.1987 Member ✭✭✭

    itler at kft already working on server fix
    Source

  • notebene.3190notebene.3190 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ana.2415 said:
    I can see the GW2 rewards finally, but my fb got unlinked :/ I'm trying to link it again but I keep getting "An error occurred while registering. Please try again" all the time :(

    When you see the rewards, don't leave the program at that point! Click on the GW2 reward that offers the one-time linking reward codes, and then it should ask you to link again. At that point, keep trying to link, even through the errors, until it finally takes. That's what eventually worked for me. I happen to use a temporary Instagram I set up in my main characters name to get it linked. When the link didn't work, it just kept taking me back to the same screen, which for me, was a pop-up I'd get when tapping on the GW2 promo that said I could get $1 off my first order if I linked to a social media account. I'd click on the Instagram, login, and then it would just bounce back to that pop up, where I'd try again. Eventually it just 'took' after many, many attempts, and the pop up was gone 'and' that GW2 promo was gone from the list. When I went over to 'Profile', I could see my little fake Instagram picture there, and the Instagram toggle was still enabled. After another 15 minutes or so of checking my messages in that same screen, eventually the message with my 2 codes showed up.

    In the event I don't get a chance, thank you all for the company and help when I needed it from time to time.

  • Something went wrong. Please try again later. I will try it in a week, maybe they will fix it by then.

  • very disappointed that the kung fu tea promos are only if you have a smartphone or such to download an app,and if you are on any social media.anet,there are players that for various reasons do not have smartphones or social media.very disappointed this is targeted for a select group/area

  • I'd love some stuff but was it EVER really a good idea to start handing out full accounts like candy? I wonder if they will have to go back and weed out these fresh accounts for abuse or suspicious patterns. I assume that multi-day lockout is still in effect but once it's done I expect the BL Trading will see a spike in odd gold fluctuations..

  • Zaron.1987Zaron.1987 Member ✭✭✭

    @Izzykins.8624 said:
    I'd love some stuff but was it EVER really a good idea to start handing out full accounts like candy? I wonder if they will have to go back and weed out these fresh accounts for abuse or suspicious patterns. I assume that multi-day lockout is still in effect but once it's done I expect the BL Trading will see a spike in odd gold fluctuations..

    This. Wasnt Very clever Marketing cooperation

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