Posted By Tsunamisan at 10:16 PM - Thu Mar 09 2017
So basically your saying that only players at the pax get these items. Seriously how gay can you be. Giving out items is one things but exclusives is a no, no!
If this is how things go that if you aren't in pax you miss out on everything then i am not sure that i want to be part of this anymore.
We knew there would be one of you who said this. We knew if we didn't give out shirts, or art books, or virtual items for coming to see us at PAX that people would feel unappreciated. After all, it's only reasonable that we'd have swag at a convention for those people who came to see us - real or virtual.
We also knew that if we did reward those people who traveled to come see us that someone else would complain that they didn't get the items.
So in the end, it really came down to who we wanted to piss off more; those people who took the time to come see us, or those who, for whatever reason couldn't.
FWIW, it seemed logical, appropriate, and fun for us to offer exclusive in-game items for each future convention. Almost like collector's items. But here's the thing... nothing in CoE is "bind on...". So if someone managed to make it to PAX and doesn't want their items, feel free to buy it off of them in-game. Heck, you could be a collector of rare items that we released as limited-edition items. That sounds like another fun narrative to us.
Also, Elyria isn't equitable. Not everyone gets the same opportunities. So there's that.