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You sure you saw it as $47?

I resubbed on 2/5, a week and a half ago, and paid $59. Nothing has gone on in that time frame to even suggest a euro dollar conversion to drop the price to $47 and back again.
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Posted Feb 16, 2012, 5:38 am
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Pretty sure. Im 100% sure it was $52 + change on Tuesday, then $59 + change on Wed
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Posted Feb 16, 2012, 11:41 pm
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Grrr. Subscription process is buggy too! It says to click the link to return to Pych Soft after you complete but it didnt offer a link back just a "thanks for your $$$ here's your reciept #". So now I have bitten the hook and subscribed but im still listed as "Subscriber: NO". ha ha just my luck.
On the bright side Sub price dropped $1 overnight.
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*Posted Feb 17, 2012, 5:53 am Last edited Feb 17, 2012, 10:25 pm by StCrispin
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Crispin........

You can get a refund back to your card if need be.......
Just tell Sam about it in a PM.

The only thing your rant is doing here is making us ALL wary of playing Darkwind with you because you seem like you are whining when you don't get an immediate post replying to you.

You CAN play a lot of this game for free if you don't want to spend the cash, pesos, euros or whatever constitutes a monetary exchange in your country.

The DW community will help you with info when you need but this game has been online since 2007 and RARELY has there been a payment bug than could not be fixed within 48 hours of contacting Sam.....

Try checking your firewalls or any other browser cookie stopping mechanism you have active before accusing this game of anything keeping you from accessing the active content of this game. Sometimes it's operator error that causes the problem.

Please keep your posts to the point and descriptive of the problems involved and we may be able to help you solve the them.

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Posted Feb 17, 2012, 8:53 am
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StCrispin said:
Grrr.  Subscription process is buggy too!  It says to click the link to return to Pych Soft


Sounds like more of a PayPal thing praps? Anyway, when I subbed PayPal took 2 payments, and before I even realised, Sam had emailed me saying he was refunding one as it "looked like an error". All I have is praise (for Sam not PayPal, tho PayPal is kinda coo) :D
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Posted Feb 17, 2012, 2:21 pm Last edited Feb 17, 2012, 2:21 pm by Sarge
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StCrispin said:
Grrr.  Subscription process is buggy too!  It says to click the link to return to Pych Soft after you complete but it didnt offer a link back just a "thanks for your $$$ here's your reciept #".


Yeah - sounds like an issue with a cookie or with PayPal... I'm always careful when I pay to renew subscription to wait and make sure I get the correct response and link. Of course that's not with a new sub, like you have, so I make sure to do it several days before expiring to help prevent it...

Have heard of others having the same issue - it usually resolves itself in a few hours, and if not Sam *WILL* make sure it's right - no doubt there.

Happy Playing! :)
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Posted Feb 17, 2012, 7:38 pm
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Didnt mean to sound like a rant. Meant more to provide a new player/subscriber view of the joining and subbing experience. It is mildly frustrating. Maybe more than mild to someone who hasnt seen alot of games or is younger. Ive played/joined many, stayed with very few. Most have gone free with micro transaction based benifits which, as a business model is geared more towards adding players than keeping them.<\p><p>point being, newbies need to be prepared for nuances of the join/sub process and the pitfalls or we wont grow. I see the same 5 or 8 people in lobby and thats about all. I'd like to see more so i'd like to not lose a joinee over frustration. PLAYERS HERE ARE VERY HELPFUL. and yes SAM FIXES PROBLEMS FAST. I sent him a pm after 4 & 1/2 hours of waiting to see if sub would activate (at the recommendations of players... I was going to wait a couple days)</p><p>paypal was the issue im sure. They almost always are. Word of warning: watch paypal closely. If someone hacks you password and steals your $, paypal wont reimburse you. I lost $1200.00 that way once.
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Posted Feb 17, 2012, 10:07 pm Last edited Feb 17, 2012, 10:17 pm by StCrispin
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StCrispin said:
Didnt mean to sound like a rant.  Meant more to provide a new player/subscriber view of the joining and subbing experience.  It is mildly frustrating.  Maybe more than mild to someone who hasnt seen alot of games or is younger.  Ive played/joined many, stayed with very few.  Most have gone free with micro transaction based benifits which, as a business model is geared more towards adding players than keeping them.<\p><p>point being, newbies need to be prepared for nuances of the join/sub process and the pitfalls or we wont grow.  I see the same 5 or 8 people in lobby and thats about all.  I'd like to see more so i'd like to not lose a joinee over frustration.  PLAYERS HERE ARE VERY HELPFUL.  and yes SAM FIXES PROBLEMS FAST.  I sent him a pm after 4 & 1/2 hours of waiting to see if sub would activate (at the recommendations of players... I was going to wait a couple days)</p><p>paypal was the issue im sure.  They almost always are.  Word of warning: watch paypal closely.  If someone hacks you password and steals your $, paypal wont reimburse you.  I lost $1200.00 that way once.


Since you are new to the game, I would worry more about keeping your own gang alive than getting and keeping new players paying Sam for the game.

I hope the problems you have encountered have been resolved.

Just so you know, Dual accounts are HIGHLY frowned upon here and can result in a complete deletion of your current account AND others found to be yours.

I'm not accusing you of being a duplicate but, the implications of being one can be severe.

I hope you have fun with DW and our close-knit community..

Oh yeah!...... (ic: In character.)

"Can you drive faster than 1200 mph?..... If not, your head better be bulletproof!" ;)

"Every gang has to make their mark in Evan....... Lets hope your mark is not on one of the 'Dragon-Teeth' or walls on the tracks!" :p
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Posted Feb 18, 2012, 4:46 am
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Sorry about the lack of link to return from Paypal - I don't know why that occasionally happens. The worst effect is a few hours delay until I see a Paypal payment email without a matching confirmation from the DW server - this lets me know that I need to manually finish the sub. If you're really in a hurry you can ask a marshal to send me an SMS.

RE the exchange rates - the figures come straight from a data-feed from the website of the European Central Bank, so are as reliable as they can be. (Either you misread the $47 last week, or there was an error on the ECB website.. but certainly I didn't see any US$ subs coming through with strange-looking figures in them)
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Posted Feb 18, 2012, 3:10 pm
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I'll delete this for posterity sakes...but I found a picture of Sam on the internet I think:

http://mooiness.com/images/im-rich-biatch.jpg
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What tha... ?!
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Very cool post , thank you for writing this!

:: followup on my luck so far using this guide ::

I have tried scouting both ways from SS. So far I have encountered ZERO traders and have had to flee from multiple 3x car battles. My scouts only have 20ish skill, perhaps that is why.

Anyway, maybe things have changed since this guide was written because I have yet to encounter the "one trader, one escort" scenario mentioned.

So far I have lost 3 rental cars and two of my own vehicles =P

around 200k in the hole without even factoring in the lost characters.

I am guessing the game is just different now perhaps?

I am selecting to scout close to SS and, look for traders.

I like that this game is difficult, but I do NOT want to be forced to group all the time. I hope that I am just having really bad luck on the spawns and that this isn't how it always is now.
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*Posted Jul 5, 2013, 2:14 pm Last edited Jul 5, 2013, 7:44 pm by Warsun
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