UPDATED 2: Automatic Redemption of Rewards Release 63 (was 62)

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  1. Almar

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    My new rewards are showing in a different colour until I close the window. Certainly the Meretz stuff is.
     
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    Same here
     
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    @DarkStarr - how will this impact forum accounts that have never had/used game access? If you never log in they stay put on your forum account until you gift them to another player?

    Thanks, Brickbat
     
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    Yes.
     
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    You can use "send as gift" instead. I've been doing that for the past 3 months or so.

    Although I'm not entirely happy with this happening upon login (I would rather it be when you first open the Rewards window), I understand how most new players could have problems understanding the current interface (even veteran players were confused with R59!), and even worse the original one that went through the bank interface, and I think this will be an improvement for a majority of players, and to not log into an account if it has an item that I need to gift away from it.

    People who already have an account set aside for storing items to gift to other people (such as for in-game prizes) only need to not log into them. Or create a new account (they're free now, right?) just for the purpose of parking gifts, and transfer everything over, you now have a month's notice.

    I gained about 300 bank slots in R59, and the problem of storing monthly rewards was obviously only going to get worse. It was such a good idea that I was annoyed I hadn't thought of it myself.
     
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    @DarkStarr

    Overall this is not an improvement, it's a loss of Gift functionality, especially now that there is a highly visible Rewards icon for everyone in the upper right corner of the game. Effectively, you are only eliminating one click in exchange for removing the ability for people to purchase SotA Gifts ahead of time for other people for birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions and store those gifts until the desired date, without the hassle of creating storage accounts or not logging into the game.

    It's a bad idea to discourage people from buying SotA gifts and logging in, just to save a click.
     
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  7. Lord Andernut

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    Send as gift wasn't removed as functionality so I personally think for the majority-use-case scenario this is a positive.

    1. Items can still be purchased as "send as gift" by choosing that as an option, send it to your own email address, then it sits in your pending gifts page. You can then click send as gift and type any email you want in the future.
    2. Items you purchased already on your addons page can be sent as gift and sit as a pending gift before logging in - send it to your own email address to sit on your pending gifts page. You can then click send as gift again at any point in the future.
    3. If you accidentally claim an item, you can send it in-game as a gift (I'm personally just as happy, if not more happy, to receive something in my mailbox in-game vs my email).
     
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    You can create another account to store gifts on, and just don't log into the game with it. The downside is that you will need another e-mail address for it. And of course you can "send as gift" upon purchase.
     
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    I wonder what would motivate you to claim that making things overly complicated is not a loss of functionality and is a positive?

    The average person is not going to intuitively figure this out, nor even read this forum topic, they're going to buy something they intend to gift later and then log in to find their emote or bank upgrade stuck to their account.
     
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    You can purchase as a gift, send it to yourself and just not claim it until you're ready.
     
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    UPDATE: This change is moving to Release 62 in January.
     
  12. Floors

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    Cool. Wasn't really high on my list of must fix things anyway.
     
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    You guys should make the treasure chest icon shine when there are new rewards.
     
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    @DarkStarr one quick question... how will this affect Single Player Offline mode? Will it be automatic or will we still need to enter account login info? I also have 4 accounts and just use the one Character and saved game to claim all the rewards from each account. How will that be affected?
     
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    In a game that take 4 clicks to play and 3 to quit why is clicking once in game even to receive rewards even something that is an issue? It is all automated, there is no support needed when you purchase or receive them so why is there all this effort?

    there is more communication here about something that appear so insignificant

    and reading the posts above actually appear to create a problem, really ? worth it ?
     
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