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Old 2012-06-06, 08:08 PM   [Ignore Me] #1
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Don't bother with the Twitter key giveaways


Seriously, either you have to be creative and appeal to the PS2 twitter person or you have to have some kind of auto fill bot.

The beta keys that I copy-pasted into the beta key/promo field were gone within 5 seconds of the tweet.

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Old 2012-06-06, 08:11 PM   [Ignore Me] #2
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I thought they were Direct Messaging the keys?

At least, they were yesterday...

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Old 2012-06-06, 08:13 PM   [Ignore Me] #3
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They are giving away keys via tweets right now and not DMs.
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Old 2012-06-06, 08:17 PM   [Ignore Me] #4
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Definitely don't bother with the keys they are giving out. They are posting them as text so the bots will use them in an instant. My friend managed to snag a key from facebook yesterday, and it was only because people complained and they finally posted a batch as an image.

You can still tweet them stuff to try and get one that way though.
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Old 2012-06-06, 08:20 PM   [Ignore Me] #5
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i was able to get one late last night, around 12PDT, from arclegger when most of everyone was asleep lol
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Old 2012-06-06, 08:17 PM   [Ignore Me] #6
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Originally Posted by Hamma View Post
They are giving away keys via tweets right now and not DMs.
Oh bummer. Glad I got one yesterday then. That racing to enter the code must suck.

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Old 2012-06-06, 08:22 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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yeah im a bit depressed that the tweet said 4 seconds and im a really fast ctrl-c -> ctrl-v into the soe key window and it was taken, so for awhile i kept trying and trying to get a key and....nope.avi.
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Old 2012-06-06, 08:28 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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Yeah, bots grab every last one. No point.
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Old 2012-06-06, 08:28 PM   [Ignore Me] #9
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Dont give up lads, it tooks me 2 days and about 100 tweets to get the lucky notice + a TR Fan art of a light assault. And when they choose you they send you a private message with da key.

I do agree in the fact that there is a bit of luck involved though.
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Old 2012-06-14, 06:35 PM   [Ignore Me] #10
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Originally Posted by Hamma View Post
They are giving away keys via tweets right now and not DMs.
Which is a stupid, ineffective way to get those keys into the hands of real-life people/loyal fans.

As you know first hand how quickly those bots gobble up keys and then sell them for upwards of $50.

The frenzy only lends itself to the spammers being seen.

Worse still, Valk and others aren't consistent with their awarding of keys.

They say fan art, and award some but not all, quality clearly not being what they're looking at, which only leads me to my next point:

I find if you kiss Valk's ass or appeal to the beta-key-person-of-the-day's ego or factional bias, you're more likely to get a key.

I posted VS fanart several times and was constantly ignored while people who draw bullshit in paint about TR killing VS, something like "I wasted my life" or w/e get the key. (Admittedly, I laughed at it, but it took the guy 30 seconds?)

Or someone I never saw in my 6 days of lurking/posting says, "I need a reason to stop playing BF3! and then Valk replies to them with a key.

So rule of thumb from a twitter vet?

1) Appeal to their factional bias;
2) Kiss their ass;
3) Make stupid comments or inane tweets while doing 1 and 2;
4) Profit from a key!


And as a side note; you're free to disagree with me, you're free to dislike what I say, but after 6 days of trying for a key for 3-4 hours every evening after work, this is the information/feeling that I have gotten for myself, first hand. I don't mean my observations to be an insult to any of the SOE staff, I do know they are swamped, but it is what it is.

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Old 2012-06-06, 08:21 PM   [Ignore Me] #11
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I'm just annoyed that they've not responded to vet/reserve player priority thing. It would be nice if I could get a simple answer.
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Old 2012-06-06, 08:40 PM   [Ignore Me] #12
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I got one from FB and twitter. And I got the magazine. :P

So, I pretty much got beta for all of my friends.... :P

So yeah, I wouldn't bother with the FB at ALL, it's dominated by bots... But if you really want a key, and don't want to buy the mag, I'd try to be creative and do the twitter. :P
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Old 2012-06-06, 08:49 PM   [Ignore Me] #13
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I got one from FB and twitter. And I got the magazine. :P

So, I pretty much got beta for all of my friends.... :P

So yeah, I wouldn't bother with the FB at ALL, it's dominated by bots... But if you really want a key, and don't want to buy the mag, I'd try to be creative and do the twitter. :P
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Jk. Of course if you need a friend...

Il go and do the twitter way. I have a nice idea
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Old 2012-06-06, 09:52 PM   [Ignore Me] #14
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Originally Posted by Rainfur View Post
I wouldn't bother with the FB at ALL, it's dominated by bots...
and how might one go about obtaining one of these bot, for "testing" purposes.
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Old 2012-06-06, 10:52 PM   [Ignore Me] #15
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Originally Posted by WildVS View Post
Something like this you are looking for?

http://forums.station.sony.com/ps/po...id=88000028617
Right, I understand vets (who are/were subscribers) will get priority access...

What about reserves players? I played through a couple of programs and received a free 45 day subscription on top of it(Came out of nowhere).

If I can get that answered by one of the PS devs, that would amazing, Even better, if the answer is that I am flagged as priority then that means I can stop beta key hunting.
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