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Free holiday gift? Fri, 23 November 2012 20:24
Wil there be a free holiday gift this year?
      
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Re:Free holiday gift? Sun, 25 November 2012 17:23
I was also wondering this. I've bought in on this deal 3 years running.
      
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Re:Free holiday gift? Sun, 25 November 2012 17:57
Maybe a Ticket to Ride Santa hat...? Rolling Eyes

Instead of a Christmas bell on the end of the hat, it's a train whistle! Laughing
      
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Re:Free holiday gift? Mon, 26 November 2012 11:46
Yes i have also bought into the deal at christmas for the last 3 years and am holding off on a number DoW purchases, waiting for the christmas deal again.
      
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Re:Free holiday gift? Thu, 29 November 2012 15:57
Today i received the mail of the holiday gift and i can say only one thing: i'm very disappointed.
I bought every 3 last years Days of Wonder games by this promo and i was always very happy, but this year i buy nothing.
I think that the gift of Ticket to Ride Steam will not be appreciated by most.
I repeat, i'm very disappointed!
Days of Wonder this year failed!
      
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Re:Free holiday gift? Thu, 29 November 2012 16:29
Giacomo wrote on Thu, 29 November 2012 18:57

Today i received the mail of the holiday gift and i can say only one thing: i'm very disappointed.
I bought every 3 last years Days of Wonder games by this promo and i was always very happy, but this year i buy nothing.
I think that the gift of Ticket to Ride Steam will not be appreciated by most.
I repeat, i'm very disappointed!
Days of Wonder this year failed!


Did you see that they also released a free book of scenarios for Memoir '44? Maybe that is more to your liking? Smile
      
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Re:Free holiday gift? Thu, 29 November 2012 16:30
Failed ? For a free gift ??

I can understand that you're disappointed but I can neither understand nor condone why you would criticize them on something they do for free, jeez !
      
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Re:Free holiday gift? Thu, 29 November 2012 16:49
hdescavernes wrote on Thu, 29 November 2012 16:30

Failed ? For a free gift ??

I can understand that you're disappointed but I can neither understand nor condone why you would criticize them on something they do for free, jeez !


I think that a gift should be appreciated by those who receive it and personally i play board game and not online or digital game; and i know many people that prefer to play a boardgame that an online game.

Most players that play games on a table don't like the digital version of it.

The idea that a boardgame players necessarily love online game i think is a forcing.

And finally, i understand that Days of Wonder would drive the people to online version of their games, but in that manner, i think, they lost the attention of many fans, supporters and buyers.

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Re:Free holiday gift? Thu, 29 November 2012 17:00
Giacomo wrote on Thu, 29 November 2012 19:49

hdescavernes wrote on Thu, 29 November 2012 16:30

Failed ? For a free gift ??

I can understand that you're disappointed but I can neither understand nor condone why you would criticize them on something they do for free, jeez !


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And finally, i understand that Days of Wonder would drive the people to online version of their games, but in that manner, i think, they lost the attention of many fans, supporters and buyers.


Of course nobody will force you to play online, but I would point out that many (maybe even most) of the people who play Ticket to Ride Online still play or started out playing the tabletop version. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean other people won't like it!

But I have to agree that it's a free gift...and even if I didn't like it I wouldn't be calling it a fail!! Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Free holiday gift? Thu, 29 November 2012 18:34
Don't get me wrong Giacomo I understand your point of view and disappointment. I think that the economical crisis must have something to do with it, hence the shift towards dematerialised content so that they still could offer some of their clients a gift.

The only thing that made me jump was the word failed Razz

Let's also praise their charity gesture.
      
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Re:Free holiday gift? Fri, 30 November 2012 17:18
Well i have stuck in my usual christmas order but I wonder wether I will be able to give my "free code" to my nephew as i don't really play online games anymore and don't want to setup a steam account that I will never really use. O well ho hum. hope the memoir extras missions aren't delayed. Smile

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After re-reading the offer I was just wondering?? It says "If you already own Ticket to Ride Steam, consider gifting it to someone else". So does this mean i just give the code to someone or is there something special I have to do?

Thanks in advance.

I realise this might be a silly question but i really don't know how the online board game world works and just wanted to make sure that "Gifting" wasn't some kind of special service used in steam.

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Re:Free holiday gift? Fri, 30 November 2012 17:48
The MarshallUK, I had the same question but since it's basically license I assumed I can just gift it. And I did. I don't know if the folks I gifted it to have set it up yet but if they have trouble setting it up i'll let you know.
      
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Re:Free holiday gift? Sat, 01 December 2012 10:05
If you gift the Steam code to someone else, then (s)he just has to create a Steam account (it's free) and enter the code to play the online game.

If he already has a Steam account, it's even easier - (s)he just has to enter the code in his/her Steam account to play.

Enjoy,

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Re:Free holiday gift? Sat, 01 December 2012 10:16
Yesterday evening i went to club and discuss about this year Christmas gift of Days of wonder and all, and i repeat all, my friends of the club agreed with me that this year they don't buy nothing from Days of wonder, because the gift of digital account don't like them.
In my opinion (and i'm a marketing specialist), the choice of this year will reduce the sales compared to the same period of last year. This is the reason because i wrote fail.
      
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Re:Free holiday gift? Sat, 01 December 2012 10:27
Now I truly understand your point of view, thanks for the clarification Smile

Shortcuts are easily made / felt when writing / reading the forums.

      
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Re:Free holiday gift? Sat, 01 December 2012 17:43
Antoine wrote on Sat, 01 December 2012 09:05

If you gift the Steam code to someone else, then (s)he just has to create a Steam account (it's free) and enter the code to play the online game.

If he already has a Steam account, it's even easier - (s)he just has to enter the code in his/her Steam account to play.

Enjoy,

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Thanks for the information.
Well I figure if DoW are gifting games to charity, maybe that coupled with the knowledge that my friends son will get hours of pleasure out of the steam ticket to ride app will be gift enough for me. This may sound cheesey and god knows I am not Rockafella! The board games I have recieved in christmas offers in the past have been a great boost to the pressie pile, at a time of year when money is at its tightest. I guess maybe this year thinking about kids who are worse off than mine will give me a warm glow and and yuletide joy Smile Merry Christmas everyone Smile
      
    
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