Traditionally, CCP (and many other game) have some difficulty making the connection between ‘things they have to sell’ and ‘ways in which players are motivated to buy them’.
A case in point:
Yesterday (Apr.13) I received email from EVE saying that I would receive a cool pack of SOCT ships and skins, AND that there was a cool new SOCT battleship included, AND that there was a nice sale on Omega time…
Except the Omega sale ended less than 24 hours after sending me the mail, and I don’t get the SOCT pack unless I subbed a week before they sent the mail out.
Maybe I would have subbed some alts and maybe I wouldn’t… but it seems to me the time to send out emails saying “Hey, sub for a reward, it’s on sale!” is while the reward is still eligible, and the sale isn’t nearly over.
Well, you could do, or have done, that if you knew about it before April 7th. Or, who knows, maybe I am reading this completely wrong… Beast of Rev will happily tell you that EVE/CCP needs help communicating accurately.
So I guess the question is, does the email phrase ‘actively Omega between 7 April and 7 May’ mean you had to be subbed for the entire period between April 7 and May 7, or does it mean ‘as long as you were active Omega at any time during this period you will receive the SOCT Ship/Skin pack’?
Either way, they would almost certainly have sold more subs by putting the email out a week before the listed dates, rather than after/at the end.
Yes, those are the ships that are being given out for the anniversary event, aslong as you logged in and were omega within the 30 days leading up to the birthday at the start of may then you’ll get those ships then, its not restricted to that sale
There are a lot of missed sales opportunities with CCP, but after the hemoraging of senior staff over the past year we shouldn’t really be that surprised. All you had to do was view some of the panels from FanFest to get the vibe that all is not well in New Eden.