Store Credits Exchange to Gold Crowns: May 7th

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  1. Rufus D`Asperdi

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    @DarkStarr, I understand the need. International Law superseding the wants and desires and even the well established norms of the community. C'est la vie.

    I would like to make sure I understand the timing...
    • Store credit will be changed to Gold Crowns in people's accounts automatically on the 7th of May.
    • Until that time, Store Credit will remain in the Add-On Store and purchasable.
    • There will be one more Livestream for Release 53 prior to the 7th of May.
    • We will be able during the Livestream to purchase Store Credits as we have since the inception of the Livestream Stretch Goals.
    • After the Livestream and those final purchases, we will be able to exchange our remaining Store Credit Totals for Crowns of the Obsidian (or any other items) ourselves prior to y'all doing it for us on the 7th of May.
    Is all of that correct?
     
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    Correct
     
  3. DarkStarr

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    Whatever the amount of store credits you have you will get the best and closest exchange rate. In your example it would be 115 crowns for the $100 in store credit you own.
     
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    Thanks for the clarifications!
     
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    Ugh. Wish we had been told about this before the crown purchase price changed.
     
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    goodbye SC... sad to see you go... :(
     
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    @DarkStarr , please please consider to allow us to upgrade POT with COTO after May 7th. I've been saving up by buying store credit during live stream in hoping to be able to do POT upgrade during the discount phase. I would love to support the live stream stretch goals and at the same time being able to upgrade my POT eventually.
     
  8. DarkStarr

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    We want to support this but we cannot do this easily because crowns are objects, not a number. Whereas credits and currencies (dollars, euros, etc.) are purely numbers. So we cannot do this without changing what crowns are which would be a complete change to the architecture and system. I would not count on this happening soon.
     
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    @DarkStarr, what happens with items purchased from the add-on store?

    Does the convert to store credits button simply disappear, or will it be a convert to COTOs button instead?

    It would be nice if the COTOs specifically in your bank could be both an object and a number to be reflected in the website.
     
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    @DarkStarr Would you consider placing all items back on the store so we could use our credits before May 7th?
     
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    Question #1 - Will the converted to COTOs product remain as add on's to our accounts, thus able to be to remain unclaimed as add-ons unless we don't hit claim on our character?

    Question #2 - Exactly, ditto this question
    Question #3 - Then will those add-ons items will remain giftable as they are now from the add-on page? For example: I simply have an extra forum only account (that you took $5 of my money for) without a playable attached game, where I consolidate the variety of nonsense add on store items that I have purchased until I need them in game, then I gift it to myself and claim the item.

    Not being able to convert them back to $ is pretty annoying.

    I really do understand and doesn't mean I have to like it.

    V/R Brickbat
     
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    they do on the Lifestream after the release before May 7th
     
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    @Rentier Good point. That would work. :)

    I had planned to save my credits for episode 2. :(
     
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    In that case, can we have some sort of layaway system? I don't really need have COTO or any add-on items. I just want to be able to gradually save up for POT upgrade while being able to support monthly live stream.
     
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    No we cannot. That is the exact reason we can no longer support this system. Then we are acting like a bank which is specifically prohibited in many territories. This is the whole point of this transition.
     
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    The convert to credits goes away. There is no current plan to add a convert to crowns button.
     
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    Since people cannot get their money back, I don't see how it can be considered banking.
     
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    Would be happy for you to go change some laws in Europe if you like. :)
     
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    What's the difference between store credit, which can only be used to purchase in-game items, and COTOs, which can only be used to purchase in-game items?
     
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    What I would love is the ability to sell things available on the add-on store to crown merchants for COTOs but I'm guessing that's not in the cards ;>
     
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