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  • @DeWolfe.2174 said:

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:

    @DeWolfe.2174 said:

    @Klipso.8653 said:

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:

    @Klipso.8653 said:
    What promotion? I am gonna assume this was advertised on social media and ask what it is? We need to take a picture with a box of tea?

    It's on the Launcher, social media, game magazine sites, forums, etc., etc.

    Here's a link: https://www.kungfutea.com/blog/2018/8/31/guildwars2sweepstakes

    It says we need to link an account to it in order to even register. Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter?
    I know what Facebook is and I don't use it. I think Instagram is a cloud image library that people can see? And Twitter is a public text I think.

    Why can't we just link it to our account?

    Because your GW2 account doesn't have any valuable real life data. Your social media accounts have valuable data to mine. Which is likely whats paying for the promotion really.

    Which is why for stuff like this I use a fake account with fake info. I’m not going to hand out personal info to some unknown company and their “who knows who designed it” app. They get the publicity and the login numbers to show to management and I get some pixels. Fair enough trade as far as I’m concerned.

    If the app is on a phone, they'll likely grab your device id, phone number, and contact list.
    Then merge the data by the device ID and phone number.
    You'll get swept up by others that have you in their contact list anyway.
    Big data is disgusting and unavoidable.

    iPad. So no phone number and no contact lists.

    But you’re right. Big Data is disgusting and they need more laws.

    Be careful what you ask for
    ANet might give it to you.

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  • @Mewcifer.5198 said:

    @notebene.3190 said:
    When the reward list finally comes up, I don’t see the one for the outfit any more. Just the deluxe giveaway entry and the three $1 ones now. :/

    Same

    That's where I'm at right now too.

  • Talindra.4958Talindra.4958 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 4, 2018

    @Jevati.4328 said:

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:

    @leafjelly.8367 said:

    Well idk about other locations but I went to a KFT near me and they didnt even have the drink, soooo the entire promotion ain't working for me

    Hi leafjelly -- I was wondering if you asked about it, and what you learned in response.

    For what it's worth, I just called the KFT in my city to see if they were still open, because I was gonna go down there and get some bubble tea. But I decided to ask if they have the drink, and they said no. I phrased it this way, "Do you have the Guild Wars 2 promotional drink?" and their response was, "No."

    They have many franchise and many part time employees. You got to forgive those employee not keeping up to date with the promotional thing. If you want to participate in the daily sweepstake all you need to do is buy the drink called COCOA CREAM WOW. The instructions is in the website and ap.. separate to the shop. https://www.kungfutea.com/blog/2018/8/31/guildwars2sweepstakes

    Take a picture and post in the social media that link to the app. But obviously the ap aren't working very well atm and they have asked customer to be patience over this freebies or promotional item until they are able to fix the issue..There is no need to get over reacted or upset about it... 😅
    And how could anyone think the shop owner can help to provide you the gift code? You have more chance to contact the app service I think.
    Your best to wait :) they might send (email) out codes to those who sign up with them.. who knows..

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  • @DeWolfe.2174 said:
    I'm assuming the "Heroic Edition codes" were meant to be used as an existing account upgrade only. Not to be used to create another account or used to upgrade a F2P account into a full account. Anyone using the code as anything other than upgrading an existing account is playing with fire. A person should expect to get these accounts banned.

    This is precisely why I requested for a response; there's no precedent to a promotion like this, and Anet never actually specified what was okay and what wasn't. That's why we need some clarity and official guidelines when something new like this happens; so that no one gets banned for doing the wrong thing because they didn't know.

    Personally I think you're wrong; promos like this are perfect for luring in new players. "Yo, you can get the base game free now, no f2p restrictions!" It can be a pretty nice incentive to try out the game. This obviously doesn't happen if the codes would be meant for existing accounts only.

    Also, like Chris Cleary said, we are welcome to give these codes to anyone. Not just players with already existing accounts.

  • Eramonster.2718Eramonster.2718 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Hevoskuuri.3891 said:

    @DeWolfe.2174 said:
    I'm assuming the "Heroic Edition codes" were meant to be used as an existing account upgrade only. Not to be used to create another account or used to upgrade a F2P account into a full account. Anyone using the code as anything other than upgrading an existing account is playing with fire. A person should expect to get these accounts banned.

    This is precisely why I requested for a response; there's no precedent to a promotion like this, and Anet never actually specified what was okay and what wasn't. That's why we need some clarity and official guidelines when something new like this happens; so that no one gets banned for doing the wrong thing because they didn't know.

    Personally I think you're wrong; promos like this are perfect for luring in new players. "Yo, you can get the base game free now, no f2p restrictions!" It can be a pretty nice incentive to try out the game. This obviously doesn't happen if the codes would be meant for existing accounts only.

    Also, like Chris Cleary said, we are welcome to give these codes to anyone. Not just players with already existing accounts.

    I do agree it's a good chance to promote the game. But at the same time, I do noticed the possible cons it will bring. People selling the DLC freebies and free accounts on ebay, free accounts used for illegal purpose and exploitations etc.

  • cobbah.3102cobbah.3102 Member ✭✭✭

    Nobody drinks tea ewww

  • Oglaf.1074Oglaf.1074 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I’m Swedish and I have no idea what “Kung Fu Tea” is. I guess non-US players are utterly kitten?

    Please Anet give us a hide Chest Armour-option. Tattoo-clad Norns everywhere beg of you.

  • Where do you need to enter heroic code?
    I got mine but I'm stuck at work now. Can i use it from phone ?

  • I have a windows phone so I'm out I guess

    Need a functional brain for asura researchers. I mean it! The last 10 story steps I made in the game were started, included or concluded with the "an asura really really kittened it up" plot twist :P

  • Haleydawn.3764Haleydawn.3764 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 4, 2018

    @Oglaf.1074 said:
    I’m Swedish and I have no idea what “Kung Fu Tea” is. I guess non-US players are utterly kitten?

    Maybe read up on what the promotion entails? And the thread here has lots of details. The codes can be awarded globally. Only the sweepstakes is US only, most likely due to the usual legal stuff surrounding competitions.

    Better get a wriggle on.

  • Talindra.4958Talindra.4958 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @cobbah.3102 said:
    Nobody drinks tea ewww

    What!???? Tea is good for you.. dandelion tea I highly recommend once a week at least..

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  • Talindra.4958Talindra.4958 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 4, 2018

    @Oglaf.1074 said:
    I’m Swedish and I have no idea what “Kung Fu Tea” is. I guess non-US players are utterly kitten?

    Olaf, kung fu tea is the name of the company.. basically they are selling Taiwanese drinks bubble jelly milk tea. Comes in diff flavours.. some Chinese tea such as oolong good for health .. but they have also included variety of drinks not limited to the bubble drinks so they can have more coverage of customer. The bubbles in the sweet milk tea is actually tapioca pearls.. soft and jelly like and sweet.. if you have a sweet tooth you will like it but.. I know many westerner prefer their usual coffee or latte lol ice coffee or shakes.. I like bubble milk tea.. with taro flavour :p
    Also..Usually in traditional bubble milk tea , the sugar that they are using is not the normal white refine sugar.. they are rock sugar or brown rock sugar..

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  • Talindra.4958Talindra.4958 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 4, 2018

    @Tura.9312 said:
    Where do you need to enter heroic code?
    I got mine but I'm stuck at work now. Can i use it from phone ?

    The outfit you enter the code via trading post redeem item
    The heroic code you redeem it via your official account in this website .. under game account details etc just like you link gw1 to your gw2 acc
    https://www.guildwars2.com/
    --> Services ---> my account

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  • @Talindra.4958 said:

    @Tura.9312 said:
    Where do you need to enter heroic code?
    I got mine but I'm stuck at work now. Can i use it from phone ?

    The outfit you enter the code via trading post redeem item
    The heroic code you redeem it via your official account in this website .. under game account details etc just like you link gw1 to your gw2 acc
    https://www.guildwars2.com/
    --> Services ---> my account

    Got it. Thanks

  • Wanze.8410Wanze.8410 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 4, 2018

    @Jevati.4328 said:

    And as a side note, I hope GW2 people stop leaving 1-star reviews on Kung Fu Tea's FB page. Yes, this whole thing is annoying, but if I'm looking up reviews for a restaurant or food place, I'd like to be able to trust that the reviews are good or bad based on things like the quality of the food, not how angry some gamers got because an app didn't work and they couldn't obtain codes for pixels on a screen.

    Well, if a company starts promoting their products and offering freebies for customers, if they link their social media accounts to increase their social media outreach and then doesnt deliver those freebies, I expect their social media ratings to reflect that.

    Just like you should only wait in line for a couple of minutes in order to get your food/drink, it should only take a couple of minutes to sign up for the app and get those freebies but some of their new customers have been trying for hours a day.

    If someone was waiting in line at Kung Fu Tea for several hours and doesnt even get a bunch of leaves and a cup of boiled water in the end, I am sure, you would like to see that reflected in their online reviews.

  • Plautze.6290Plautze.6290 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 4, 2018

    So I am forced to create a social media account to get rewards that I should actually get from playing the game?
    Nice move, ANet.

    Edit:

    @Talindra.4958 said:
    woaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa the cakey is yuuuuumyyyy ……….. /die

    Need to give you credit for keeping me laughing for 2 hours.

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  • This morning I finally managed to connect a social media account to the app and for the first time the social rewards list was not empty! I'm still kinda stuck though.



    Which one of these is the "FREE Guild Wars 2 Rewards!" button I have to click? Do I get the codes via e-mail or do they show up somewhere in the app? Thanks in advance!

    No skin should be exclusive to gem-store rng boxes.
    What really happened with mount skins

  • None of the above, I believe. This is where I am stuck, as well. Waiting for the other GW2 promotion to show up.

  • Zaron.1987Zaron.1987 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 4, 2018

    @BunjiKugashira.9754 said:
    This morning I finally managed to connect a social media account to the app and for the first time the social rewards list was not empty! I'm still kinda stuck though.



    Which one of these is the "FREE Guild Wars 2 Rewards!" button I have to click? Do I get the codes via e-mail or do they show up somewhere in the app? Thanks in advance!

    None of them. The right Button is gone cause App is still Not fixed and servers are burning.

    I for example sucessful linked Yesterday Account with Promo even the red one notification popped Up but still no Code in Message Box.

    And people are wondering that people Rank the App with 1 Star. ?!

  • "Cocoa Cream Wow" seems like an unfortunate name for a GW2 promotional drink.

  • Oglaf.1074Oglaf.1074 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Haleydawn.3764 said:

    @Oglaf.1074 said:
    I’m Swedish and I have no idea what “Kung Fu Tea” is. I guess non-US players are utterly kitten?

    Maybe read up on what the promotion entails? And the thread here has lots of details. The codes can be awarded globally. Only the sweepstakes is US only, most likely due to the usual legal stuff surrounding competitions.

    Still doesn’t make me able to buy a cuppa from them.

    Please Anet give us a hide Chest Armour-option. Tattoo-clad Norns everywhere beg of you.

  • Zaron.1987Zaron.1987 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 4, 2018

    And btw don't know If its such a smart move from anet that they still (Hype) promote this via gw2 Launcher advertise instead of Stop launcher advertisement until the Partner fixes His App kitten.

  • Jimbru.6014Jimbru.6014 Member ✭✭✭

    Update on my progress: FB account linked to KFT app. I now can see a list of promos under Social Rewards > Rewards. The free codes are not among them. Nothing in messages either. This is now day 5 of this fiasco, I think. Starting to feel like I've been scammed and KFT has been given access to a lot of people's FB accounts for nothing.

  • phs.6089phs.6089 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 4, 2018

    @Zaron.1987 said:

    I for example sucessful linked Yesterday Account with Promo even the red one notification popped Up but still no Code in Message Box.

    And people are wondering that people Rank the App with 1 Star. ?!

    same :/ and now app is crashing on launch. Lets hope it a new fix

    @Manasa Devi.7958 said:
    "Cocoa Cream Wow" seems like an unfortunate name for a GW2 promotional drink.

    Lmao that name. Tell them to rename it to "Cocoa Cream Kek"

    "There is always a lighthouse, there's always a man, there's always a city."

  • Managed to link my FB finally, but now it shows no rewards. This is shaping up extremely clumsily, to put it lightly.

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

    @Rococo.8347 said:

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:

    @Danikat.8537 said:
    Don't forget the promotion goes on until the end of September. You can always wait for them to fix the problems, or just for demand to die down, and then try again later.

    Yes, this is exactly true. I've seen other forum members say the same. I totally understand wanting to get the rewards, but feel sure you'll be able to get the goody/goodies soon.

    Hi Gaile, could you confirm that the account upgrade is only usable to upgrade an existing account rather than a F2P one? im likely to use it on my main account as im only really after the armor, but I don't want to get caught up in any account locks with GW2 after getting a few from FB and Twitter.

    Could you also clarify if its enough to have just downloaded the app and linked social media so its just a wait or if any failed attempts wont be logged by the promotion? I ask because some people who set this up after me have the rewards. Basically im trying to avoid having to keep logging in and de linking, re linking or deleting the app and restarting.

    Im British and the thought of anything sullying a cup of tea like tapioca makes me slightly horrified but I want them shinies!

    I'm not Gaile but I can tell you the Heroic Edition codes can be used to upgrade free accounts to full core game accounts. I used it on my free account and got the Heroic Edition items and many of the F2P restrictions removed (I can now use all 5 character slots for example). I still can't use the guild bank or buy/sell most things on the TP but I think I just have to wait for the new account timer to expire. As of last night (about 8 hours after using the codes) it was still working and I'm not expecting it to be banned because the account is over 2 years old and I've only used codes on that and my main account. But I'm not too worried about it because it is 'just' a free account - I made it to check out the restrictions and US servers but I hardly ever play it. Now I'll probably use it for login rewards and to swap some items around, but even so it's not a big loss if it does get banned.

    I also used a second code on my main account and didn't receive the Heroic Edition items, only a letter saying Welcome to Tyria which gave 4,000 Influence. But I think that's because I already had the Heroic Edition upgrade from the HoT beta bug and it does make sense that you can't get it twice on the same account.

    I can also confirm that you don't need to keep downloading the app or unlinking it in between attempts. I went into Social Rewards > Profile, clicked on the Facebook option and kept pushing connect until instead of saying it failed it took me back to the Profile page and the slider was over to the right and dark grey, showing it was connected. I had to keep refreshing the rewards page, pushing the GW2 reward button several times and then refreshing my messages to actually get the code, but I didn't need to unlink and relink the accounts, or re-download the app.

    @Talindra.4958 said:

    @Tura.9312 said:
    Where do you need to enter heroic code?
    I got mine but I'm stuck at work now. Can i use it from phone ?

    The outfit you enter the code via trading post redeem item
    The heroic code you redeem it via your official account in this website .. under game account details etc just like you link gw1 to your gw2 acc
    https://www.guildwars2.com/
    --> Services ---> my account

    You can also enter the outfit code on the website if you want to. I put both in that way because I was on the train and only had access to my phone and when I got home and logged into the game I had 2 mails waiting for me - one for the Heroic Edition and one for the Dragon Shirt.

    @Talindra.4958 said:
    They have many franchise and many part time employees. You got to forgive those employee not keeping up to date with the promotional thing. If you want to participate in the daily sweepstake all you need to do is buy the drink called COCOA CREAM WOW. The instructions is in the website and ap.. separate to the shop. https://www.kungfutea.com/blog/2018/8/31/guildwars2sweepstakes

    Having worked in retail I can tell you it may not even be a matter of the employees not keeping up to date - they may have never had an opportunity to find out.

    2 of the shops I worked for had websites which ran their own promotions and sales and we were never told about them, even if it involved buying something in store. As far as the company was concerned if it was online it didn't involve us - we didn't need to know why the customer was buying a particular product or what they did with it afterwards and the fact that some people would literally yell at us for not being able to walk them through the process was apparently our problem.

    [spoiler]

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:

    @DeWolfe.2174 said:

    @Klipso.8653 said:

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:

    @Klipso.8653 said:
    What promotion? I am gonna assume this was advertised on social media and ask what it is? We need to take a picture with a box of tea?

    It's on the Launcher, social media, game magazine sites, forums, etc., etc.

    Here's a link: https://www.kungfutea.com/blog/2018/8/31/guildwars2sweepstakes

    It says we need to link an account to it in order to even register. Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter?
    I know what Facebook is and I don't use it. I think Instagram is a cloud image library that people can see? And Twitter is a public text I think.

    Why can't we just link it to our account?

    Because your GW2 account doesn't have any valuable real life data. Your social media accounts have valuable data to mine. Which is likely whats paying for the promotion really.

    Which is why for stuff like this I use a fake account with fake info. I’m not going to hand out personal info to some unknown company and their “who knows who designed it” app. They get the publicity and the login numbers to show to management and I get some pixels. Fair enough trade as far as I’m concerned.

    [/spoiler]

    If the app is on a phone, they'll likely grab your device id, phone number, and contact list.
    Then merge the data by the device ID and phone number.
    You'll get swept up by others that have you in their contact list anyway.
    Big data is disgusting and unavoidable.

    Unless you're in the EU where that's illegal (regardless of where the company is based - the law is applied to all customers in the EU). They have to tell you exactly what data they are collecting when you sign up and can only use it for the purposes they tell you about. I'm still going to unlink my Facebook account and delete the app as soon as I'm sure I'm done with it, but I'm also sure if they do anything like that with the data someone will follow up and they'll have a very expensive lawsuit to deal with.

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    "Not dead which eternal lie, stranger eons death may die. Drain you of your sanity, face the thing that should not be"

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

    I'm surprised the codes work on free accounts. I ended up with 2 codes so I thought I'd try, because why not? But I wasn't sure it'd work, or I thought it would give me the items and leave the F2P restrictions in place. I'm not too worried about my free account being banned because it's over 2 years old (maybe 3 years old..whenever free accounts first became available), so obviously not created for this promotion, and I only upgraded that and my main account. But also it's 'just' a free account - I hardly ever play it and never buy gems for it or anything so if it does get banned it's not a big loss.

    If I've understood correctly they're only banning accounts where they can tell one person (or IP address?) has made a lot of new accounts and applied Heroic Edition codes to them. I don't know what the cut-off point is where Anet decides it's too many accounts but I assume it's more than 1 full paid account and 1 free account.

    IMO it would have been more sensible to make the codes only give the items and not remove F2P restrictions. But Anet have given the core game away before - you get it with HoT or PoF, it's been on sale for as little as $10 and I'm sure there's been other promotions, just not on this scale. Maybe they predicted the risk and were prepared to spend the time catching and banning botters and gold sellers taking advantage of the promotion, and thought it would be worth the hassle to get a bunch of new players.

    Danielle Aurorel - Desolation EU. Mini Collector.

    "Not dead which eternal lie, stranger eons death may die. Drain you of your sanity, face the thing that should not be"

  • Not sure if its just me, but the app is simply not staying open for more than a split second anymore.

  • er.... so this promotion is for US players only?
    wow..... alright...... thx anet

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

    @Shadowzerk.4715 said:
    er.... so this promotion is for US players only?
    wow..... alright...... thx anet

    No it isn't. The only part which is restricted to the US is the daily prize draw to win a copy of HoT and PoF. Anyone, anywhere in the world can get the dragon t-shirt and Heroic Edition codes.

    You do need a smart phone and at least one account for Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, but as discussed earlier in this topic you can use an Android emulator on your PC if you don't have a smartphone and create a temporary account on one of those sites if you don't have one already or don't want to link it (you can even create a new email address to use when setting up the social media account if you want an extra layer of anonymity) then delete it and the app once you've got the codes.

    In other words if you can play GW2 you have everything you need to claim the codes.

    Danielle Aurorel - Desolation EU. Mini Collector.

    "Not dead which eternal lie, stranger eons death may die. Drain you of your sanity, face the thing that should not be"

  • This promotion has ended before it started.
    we are from Europe, working in Asia......

  • It finally worked for me! When I logged in today my reward was in my messages! So got my Heroic Edition and the Outfit.

    Activated my Heroic Account to see if it worked and it did :) havent really dared to out the outfit on my main account because I’ve seen people been banned for it. So gonna wait a few days.

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

    @WhatLiesBeneath.9018 said:
    It finally worked for me! When I logged in today my reward was in my messages! So got my Heroic Edition and the Outfit.

    Activated my Heroic Account to see if it worked and it did :) havent really dared to out the outfit on my main account because I’ve seen people been banned for it. So gonna wait a few days.

    I haven't heard of anyone being banned for using the outfit code, only for making multiple brand new accounts using the Heroic Edition code. Even then it's not clear if just creating the accounts is enough or if they've also been using them for botting/gold selling.

    Danielle Aurorel - Desolation EU. Mini Collector.

    "Not dead which eternal lie, stranger eons death may die. Drain you of your sanity, face the thing that should not be"

  • @Manasa Devi.7958 said:

    @Mewcifer.5198 said:

    @notebene.3190 said:
    When the reward list finally comes up, I don’t see the one for the outfit any more. Just the deluxe giveaway entry and the three $1 ones now. :/

    Same

    That's where I'm at right now too.

    Yeah me too. I certainly hope I don't need to give it permissions, because to be blunt, after the incident in April, I don't trust my personal information with anything tied to gw2. I'm definitely using a burner FB for this.

    Disagreement =/= "negativity"
    Criticism =/= "hate"

  • @Danikat.8537 said:

    @WhatLiesBeneath.9018 said:
    It finally worked for me! When I logged in today my reward was in my messages! So got my Heroic Edition and the Outfit.

    Activated my Heroic Account to see if it worked and it did :) havent really dared to out the outfit on my main account because I’ve seen people been banned for it. So gonna wait a few days.

    I haven't heard of anyone being banned for using the outfit code, only for making multiple brand new accounts using the Heroic Edition code. Even then it's not clear if just creating the accounts is enough or if they've also been using them for botting/gold selling.

    Yea we dont really know, but I didnt feel like risking a ban on my main account.

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  • Neutra.6857Neutra.6857 Member ✭✭✭

    Well this sucks. I finally get the rewards to show up but the one for the outfit isn't there. Just the one for the getting a free drink and deluxe edition.

  • @Neutra.6857 said:
    Well this sucks. I finally get the rewards to show up but the one for the outfit isn't there. Just the one for the getting a free drink and deluxe edition.

    Same. Please get your stuff together, app devs.

    Oh did I hurt your precious feelings? My deepest apologies.

  • kurfu.5623kurfu.5623 Member ✭✭✭

    Same here... the outfit code is nowhere to be found...

    This is my signature. It is not very exciting.

  • @Danikat.8537 said:

    @Shadowzerk.4715 said:
    er.... so this promotion is for US players only?
    wow..... alright...... thx anet

    No it isn't. The only part which is restricted to the US is the daily prize draw to win a copy of HoT and PoF. Anyone, anywhere in the world can get the dragon t-shirt and Heroic Edition codes.

    You do need a smart phone and at least one account for Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, but as discussed earlier in this topic you can use an Android emulator on your PC if you don't have a smartphone and create a temporary account on one of those sites if you don't have one already or don't want to link it (you can even create a new email address to use when setting up the social media account if you want an extra layer of anonymity) then delete it and the app once you've got the codes.

    In other words if you can play GW2 you have everything you need to claim the codes.

    i downloaded the app, and it asked me to share a photo of Elder Dragon Dream Delight drink....... so, it is for US players only :/

  • i got both codes yesterday, but when i try to use it just says not recognized.
    and all i wanted is the outfit.
    sadlyf :'(

  • @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    Hey there,

    We are aware of some concerns about the current promotion. We do understand your concerns and apologize for any inconvenience. I'll post with more information as soon as we have it.

    is it a soon™ yet? /shrug

    Oh did I hurt your precious feelings? My deepest apologies.

  • Me and my friend have been trying to get a code for days, day and night, and today we received a ++++(a lot) of codes. Is it safe to give them away? I got 5 myself. Mind in, im NO hacker, app didn't gave me any and today without me even claiming I had 5. I gave one to a friend that intends to start playing the game. Can I giveaway the rest to people that has no social media accounts or can't make the app to work?

    Also, please dont personal message spam me. I will contact people I saw asking for codes on forum posts, I will not give codes to people contacting me.

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

    According to Chris Cleary.

    https://old.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/9ce157/kung_fu_tea_promotion_is_banning_accounts/e5aj5ye/

    Feel free to give the codes (heroic edition or outfit) out to whomever you want! We're only closing the new accounts being created by players who are trying to abuse the promotion to create a bunch of new heroic edition accounts.

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I would wait until an official response comes back the company about the whole thing. I know they are looking into things on the other thread. I do recall hearing something from Reddit tho that might be an official response, but I am doing precisely nothing to claim anything until this whole promo has been investigated and sorted out

    Also, correct me I am wrong if players are posting, aren't they already fully upgraded? f2p players after all can't post on the forums.

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  • Absconditus.6804Absconditus.6804 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 4, 2018

    I think the DLC codes option are currently disabled in the app, as it seems they aren't showing up for a lot of people, it's just the US only promotional stuff that pops up. I guess they took them down because of all the greedy people exploiting the promotion by creating dummy accounts. Don't really see how they are going to get the codes out to everyone at this point unless ArenaNet just sends them out to everyone with an account that's at least x days old and calls it an Anniversary Gift. I dunno, that doesn't honestly solve anything either. Legitimately new players would be out of luck, which is sort of who I reckon the Heroic code is aimed at. I don't envy whoever needs to come up with a solution.

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  • TheQuickFox.3826TheQuickFox.3826 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Android app requires Android 4.4. I have Android 4.3.
    Any ways around this problem?

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  • segman.3560segman.3560 Member ✭✭✭

    I decided to not use this promo at all as I do not trust Anet with how they handle winning codes and bans.

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

    @Randulf.7614 said:
    I would wait until an official response comes back the company about the whole thing. I know they are looking into things on the other thread. I do recall hearing something from Reddit tho that might be an official response, but I am doing precisely nothing to claim anything until this whole promo has been investigated and sorted out

    Also, correct me I am wrong if players are posting, aren't they already fully upgraded? f2p players after all can't post on the forums.

    That's correct, you have to have a paid account to use the forum. But some of us have 2 (or more) accounts. But also the code is for the Heroic Edition upgrade - as well as converting free accounts into 'paid' ones it gives you a set of gem store armour skins (Primeval, Krytan or Profane), an 18 slot bag and some XP boosters. So it's useful for people with paid accounts as well.

    Although I found out the 'hard' way that it doesn't work if you already have the Heroic Edition. My main account is from before launch but I got the Heroic Edition upgrade from the HoT beta bug - after beta access was removed they reverted everyone's accounts to the Heroic Edition SKU because apparently the old base game one didn't exist any more, so everyone who was in the beta (and didn't already have it) got the Heroic Edition items. I used the code from the Kung Fu Tea promotion on my account hoping to get a second armour set, but all I got was a letter saying Welcome to Tyria and 4,000 Influence for my guild.

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  • Deimos.4263Deimos.4263 Member ✭✭✭

    @DeWolfe.2174 said:
    Can we talk about the outfit itself? Who the heck put this together?????????
    Come on a T-shirt, shorts, and then knee high fur boots??????
    The outfit should have had the sandals from the cooks outfit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would rock those fur boots.

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