We will be able to buy crown store items for others?

rotaugen454
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Just got an e-mail saying they are (for a short time) going to let us buy crown store items for others. I could use this to buy mounts and outfits for my wife and son who do not play as much as I do. I can't really think of any major way this can be abused, as nothing in the store is P2W. Your thoughts?
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  • Lucky28
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    for real life friends, yeah. people who i only know in-game. probably not, no.
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  • thesilverball_ESO
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    I can see the advantage of this if you have friends or family in game.
  • ESO_Must_Be_F2P
    this mail is fake, i didnt got it
  • rotaugen454
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    this mail is fake, i didnt got it

    It's real. I checked the sender, replied, and got the auto-bot response for a ticket.
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  • NewBlacksmurf
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    Does this email sound legit?

    I'm asking cause it seems very phishing
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  • code65536
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    this mail is fake, i didnt got it

    It's real. I checked the sender, replied, and got the auto-bot response for a ticket.

    The sender field of an email is trivially easy to fake. Without inspecting the headers to see if it's signed and/or if it originated from an authorized server, you can't really know.
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  • rotaugen454
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    code65536 wrote: »
    this mail is fake, i didnt got it

    It's real. I checked the sender, replied, and got the auto-bot response for a ticket.

    The sender field of an email is trivially easy to fake. Without inspecting the headers to see if it's signed and/or if it originated from an authorized server, you can't really know.

    True, and I wouldn't do this unless it was announced officially. I'm just curious, as it seems like a good crown drain. If it's fake, then someone hacked all the e-mail addresses.
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  • rotaugen454
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    Hi folks,

    This email is legitimate and related to a gifting program we're working on. We've sent it to only a small number of our players to start so we can get feedback and refine the program. If you're interested in helping us, please submit a Support ticket and we'll get you on the list!

    Thank you for responding. They must have looked at my crown balance and thought "I bet he would spend those on family/friends!"
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  • Runs
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    Long time subscirbers with tons of crowns that they never use "gifting" crown items, getting gifts of "gold" in return.

    People who have friends who quit contacting having them revive accounts to essentially shift crown balance, by way of items.

    Suppose I could use my sub account to buy DLCs for my non sub account.

    I don't personally think any thing I listed is bad, wrong, or abusive... I just think those are reasons ZOS hasn't let this happen before. Perhaps if it's true they are doing this, they are hoping people relinquish some of their crowns before the housing next year...

    -edditing to add- I realize subscirbers isn't a word, but I haven't had my coffee yet.
    -second edit- gift should be in quotes not gold... getting my coffee now
    Edited by Runs on August 23, 2016 5:25PM
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  • GorraShatan
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    Hi folks,

    This email is legitimate and related to a gifting program we're working on. We've sent it to only a small number of our players to start so we can get feedback and refine the program. If you're interested in helping us, please submit a Support ticket and we'll get you on the list!

    So you guys are going down the CS:GO route of monetization? That's unfortunate IMHO, though likely lucrative at least over the short term.
  • Manoekin
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    Hi folks,

    This email is legitimate and related to a gifting program we're working on. We've sent it to only a small number of our players to start so we can get feedback and refine the program. If you're interested in helping us, please submit a Support ticket and we'll get you on the list!

    I would only suggest never selling crowns for a discounted price ever again. You will have players buying tons of crowns (they already do when there is a crown sale), waiting for the sale to end, and then trying to make a profit selling store items for less than the crown store price yet more than what they paid for their crowns.
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  • QuebraRegra
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    Hi folks,

    This email is legitimate and related to a gifting program we're working on. We've sent it to only a small number of our players to start so we can get feedback and refine the program. If you're interested in helping us, please submit a Support ticket and we'll get you on the list!

    Congrats on a gifting system. Much needed :)
  • Runs
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    Hi folks,

    This email is legitimate and related to a gifting program we're working on. We've sent it to only a small number of our players to start so we can get feedback and refine the program. If you're interested in helping us, please submit a Support ticket and we'll get you on the list!

    Is it just the email about it that is being sent to a small number of people, or will the ability to gift the crown items only be available to those that got it?
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  • Soundwave
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    Make everything on the crown store, be able to sell on guild trader. If u know friend that has crowns and need gold
    "yeah dude, so u need gold. Well that new mount that dropped I want it. I'll u 3 million for it."
  • VaniTealeaf
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    This is super awesome!! :) :) :)
  • AlienSlof
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    Hi folks,

    This email is legitimate and related to a gifting program we're working on. We've sent it to only a small number of our players to start so we can get feedback and refine the program. If you're interested in helping us, please submit a Support ticket and we'll get you on the list!

    Oh, this is good news. :)
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  • Rohamad_Ali
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    This is a good idea for making money ZOS . I support this method and will buy gift for friends this way .
  • lordrichter
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    Man, a year ago, I would have liked to see this. How things change.
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  • Soundwave
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    So able to gift items to friends is good, but a box of random stuff is bad. I am so confused.
  • Divinius
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    Soundwave wrote: »
    So able to gift items to friends is good, but a box of random stuff is bad. I am so confused.

    So would gifting a box of random stuff to a friend be good or bad?
  • Divinius
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    Double post... I blame forum lag.
    Edited by Divinius on August 23, 2016 9:15PM
  • NSObject
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    this will effectively allow you to convert CASH to GOLD...

    Exactly. The (current) inability to do this was one of the only two reasons I got this game to begin with (the other is that it's an Elder Scrolls game).
  • Osteos
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    Nice! I have a tank I want to buy the IC dlc for so he can't get out of doing vWGT anymore! :D
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    UnFreaking believable. GG.
  • Oreyn_Bearclaw
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    NSObject wrote: »
    this will effectively allow you to convert CASH to GOLD...

    Exactly. The (current) inability to do this was one of the only two reasons I got this game to begin with (the other is that it's an Elder Scrolls game).

    It can already be done. WTS (insert exotic motif) armor. Your Silk and 5K with my style mat. You then use a mimic stone. This is not getting out of hand, because even rare style stones arent that expensive, and this would take a fair amount of work, but its already in the game.

    Now expand that, want to sell a fancy mount for 50,000 gold. You just paid cash for gold. Period, end of story.
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