It's too bad the world isn't idiot proof.
PS: I don't believe the words "exclusive" were ever involved with the promotion. Not to mention that the "from upcoming releases" was printed quite clearly on the promotional poster.
Reading: It's not just for smart people.
Last edited by T-Hybrid; 10-23-2009 at 02:57 PM.
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Last edited by Ehfahq; 10-23-2009 at 03:24 PM.
Think about the average person's intelligence and remember that half of us are dumber than that.
I'm really tired of hearing people bashing the ones who used codes on Abbey Road songs. If the complaints were "Hey, I used my free codes on Abbey Road, but now I have to buy the whole album to get the 16-minute medley track!" then we could all point and laugh at them for not reading the readily-available fine print. But that's not what people are complaining about.
Given the information available in September, a perfectly reasonable and intelligent human being could make the decision that they don't care about playing the 16-minute medley in one go, because they'd only want to play the songs in short chunks anyway. So based on that decision, one might reasonably choose to use some or all of the free codes toward Abbey Road, believing that they could buy the remaining songs they wanted.
These are all reasonable assumptions and decisions, and it's absurd to insult people for them. While some speculated that the more flowing-together parts of the medley would be grouped and sold together, no one anticipated that the "DLC Details" information released in late October would vary so much from the "DLC Announcement" information available in September.
How would the people who used their codes toward Sgt Pepper feel if suddenly "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Reprise / A Day In The Life" was exclusive to the full album purchasers? And then, people mocked you for not paying attention, and for making bad assumptions? I used my codes toward Sgt Pepper with the assumption that I'd be able to buy the remaining songs, but there's no information available that guarantees that I will be able to do so. It's just a reasonable assumption.
I don't think that there's anything Harmonix needs to do, since it was GameStop's thing, but I think they people whose codes have become worthless to them at least deserve the right to feel bummed about it without being mocked for not anticipating events that really couldn't reasonably be anticipated.
The information post-release was ambiguous at best.
Clearly, I would have chosen the Sgt. Pepper songs if I KNEW that the only way to get the medley was to purchase the ENTIRE album in a single purchase.
Losing 3 free codes aren't the end of the world - it's disappointing - but to ridicule others for not knowing something that wasn't clear is really a bit silly.
I can understand if it was just a few people had this problem, but MANY people had this problem, so there's no doubt there was enough ambiguity about the situation to cause confusion.
DLC Wish List: Styx (Grand Illusion full album), INXS (Kick full album), Dire Straits (Making Movies full album)