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# 31
01-30-2010, 12:58 PM
It seems to me that the nature of Cryptic's business is logistics, i.e. being able to deliver the game across the internet day and night. The fact that they are not able to do that is greatly worrying. The current situation, of frequent server downtime and extremely frequent server busy messages when the server is up, smacks of budgetary problems. It looks as though Cryptic haven't invested enough upfront in infrastructure, and we the customers suffer as a result.
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# 32
01-30-2010, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Pyrometheus View Post
Please re-read my original statement.

It wasn't a key from a partner site.
You need to re-read mine. My post said you could not get head start from partner sites. You are proving my point
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# 33
01-30-2010, 01:03 PM
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You need to re-read mine. My post said you could not get head start from partner sites. You are proving my point
Now, I am confused as to precisely what your "point" is/

You seemed to be challenging the veracity of my statement that the key I have, which came to me for free, could not be allowing me access to the head start.

Please clarify if this is not the case.
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# 34
01-30-2010, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by GMRob View Post
Free with a purchase in the eyes of the legal system has been considered payed for.

So what happens if you buy a $1000 loaf of bread and the company promises to give you a free car if you order the bread before it hits shelves and then decides to give you a hunk of metal from a car but not the whole car? You just paid $1000 for a loaf of bread. Congrats.


The beta keys acquired by free promos from other sites do not count as head start keys, only the beta keys that were paid for with pre-orders count, unless you can prove otherwise to me. Its the same as me, my beta key counts also, but I actually bought that key for $5 as a down payment of sorts.[/QUOTE

The car and bread scenerio is harldy a good comparison. First of all you aren't getting just a part of the game. If the people giving me the car started out with a door for example and had an entire brand new car built in 4 days that would be a better comparison. Your game time does not start until Tuesday relax. After Tuesday troll away.
Well technically we are paying for a part of a game, its just that there is just enough of the game that it doesnt constitute compensation . If the game is down for half the time that is up, you are liable to sue the company for compensation for lost game time. Would anyone actually do that? I dont know.

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Originally Posted by Pyrometheus View Post
Now, I am confused as to precisely what your "point" is/

You seemed to be challenging the veracity of my statement that the key I have, which came to me for free, could not be allowing me access to the head start.

Please clarify if this is not the case.
I am assuming that you have pre-ordered the game, you have yet to decline that. If you have pre-ordered the game like me, then you have paid for it. You have already said that you have not acquired the game through free promotions on other sites.
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# 35
01-30-2010, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Seljek View Post

I am assuming that you have pre-ordered the game, you have yet to decline that. If you have pre-ordered the game like me, then you have paid for it. You have already said that you have not acquired the game through free promotions on other sites.
I have pre-ordered the game.

However, the key I am using is not a beta key acquired from that purchase.

It is a key which was dropped on my account by Cryptic, before I ordered.
Presumably for my being one of the early registrars of the community.

I beta'd the game for about a week before deciding to pre-order.

EDIT: Or, is it registrant?
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