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Posted: 27 February 2013 09:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 76 ]
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kitakoredaz - 27 February 2013 09:14 AM

But there are so many Daz Original sales flying at us, you could probably save a lot more than 20% on many/all of their hairs, sometime this year.

yeah,, I think so rolleyes
I have never experienced March Madness sales, so I do not know How mad daz ^^;
The more MAD , the more I LOVE.

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There’s been more madness than I’ve described, but my memory is weak.

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Posted: 27 February 2013 09:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 77 ]
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Well I remember my first March Madness from last year, right after becoming an active user. It was fun! Expensive, but fun! :D

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Posted: 27 February 2013 12:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 78 ]
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Cypherfox - 27 February 2013 01:12 AM

I cannot understand why a possible discount on items that you might or might not want, and might or might not be able to afford, would have a deep effect on whether you purchase an item you don’t want.

My issue is the sale end date… I wanted to know when the 51% discount would disappear so I knew if I could make it till Friday to use my coupon to help me out -_-

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Posted: 27 February 2013 03:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 79 ]
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Skiriki - 27 February 2013 09:38 AM

Well I remember my first March Madness from last year, right after becoming an active user. It was fun! Expensive, but fun! :D

+1!

Luckily I got employed in mid-March, otherwise I think my partner would have skinned me alive. wink

It was _freakishly_ expensive, but I was also just starting to fill up my content library.  I’m desperately hoping that this year I’ll have more self-control.  I’m sure DAZ has Plans to shatter said self-control.

I was going to add up the stuff I bought via the order page, but those numbers bear virtually no relationship to the actual amount I spent…so for example, one order says I spent $228, but if you sum the items on the order page, it’s only $118, and then $65 off of that, so I think I only spent $53.  I’d have to go through every one to see how it relates to how much I actually spent.  According to the on-site records, I spent $1732.16 in March of last year.  I’m fairly confident it was not that much.

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Posted: 27 February 2013 04:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 80 ]
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Kerya - 27 February 2013 02:26 AM

More things to buy to get Extra savings - Garibaldi is now out.
“Buy today and get extra savings throughout March Madness!”
(Will the extra savings of A5 and Garibaldi add?) LOL

Seriously?

Two promos in a row playing the same game. I can’t imagine that this isn’t intentional.

Officially sitting this one out, barring further clarification. Fool me once, shame on me…

Really ridiculous.

I remember a time when this kind of promo would have fuelled excitement around here. The mystery would have enticed people rather than annoying them. I think we might have to consider that DAZ isn’t the only thing that’s changing. We’re changing too…

I won’t be taking part, but I don’t think it’s a dumb promotion.

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Posted: 27 February 2013 04:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 81 ]
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Just an FYI, whenever someone says “If you don’t like x, don’t buy x”, they come across as two things:

1.  Indifferent

2.  Condescending

Both of these are likely to ruffle feathers.  In a dive bar, it gets you a fist in your teeth, because these are bad attitudes to adopt (thank God I don’t go to such places).  I don’t know if anyone truly has that kind of attitude when they say that, but one should be careful when saying things that way.  The point of “I don’t like x” (and, hopefully, they’ll list the reasons why) is to make the seller aware of issues that must be corrected immediately if not sooner, and the customer doesn’t like rude behavior, especially when it consists of “If you don’t like x, don’t buy x”.  That’s when you lose customers, because you’ve told them that they could go take a flying leap off a tall cliff for all you care, you’re not changing, and that’s a bad attitude to adopt.  The customer is your lifeblood, and committing business suicide is a bad idea.

Just a friendly word of advice to anyone who intends to go into sales or is already employed in a sales position.

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Posted: 27 February 2013 05:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 82 ]
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canberra_boy - 27 February 2013 04:33 PM

I remember a time when this kind of promo would have fuelled excitement around here. The mystery would have enticed people rather than annoying them. I think we might have to consider that DAZ isn’t the only thing that’s changing. We’re changing too…

That´s probably because in the past months we have learnt (or rather DAZ taught us the hard way) that when something mysterious appears in DAZ store/forum, then it is most likely something we won´t like or something that will go wrong. If it is a sale, then we´ll get wrong prices, cart won´t work etc. If it is a new set of rules, then the rules will not be explained properly, or will be explained in such a way that we misunderstand them. And if it is a website switch to new software, then it will be a nightmare for months.

Sure, most of the bugs that we encountered since the Magento switch are now gone, but the bad aftertaste still remains and memory of the problems we experienced is still vivid. Also, there have been several changes recently which caused upheaval and upset members (like banning of commercial posts of non-DAZ content makers, changes in PC/value category, freebies now free only with purchase or with valid PC membership, etc.). 

Sadly, all this changed the mindsets of members from “I am looking forward to what enticing and funny new things they have planned for us” to “Oh God, what a disaster will happen next time?” So no wonder that people here distrust any such vague promo…

 

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Posted: 27 February 2013 06:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 83 ]
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I went ahead and purchased the Pro bundle based on the value, not the possible MM savings. Would have liked to have more real details on what the savings will be, but for me, in the end analysis I made the purchase based on what I would most likely buy that was in the bundle, and the cost of those items if bought separately. I don’t usually by a lot in MM anyway, but If I was on the fence about the purchase, not knowing what the MM savings will be definitely would not have helped me make the purchase.

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Posted: 28 February 2013 03:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 84 ]
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Does A5 have its own unique UV set?

PS: Ah, I found - “custom uv set”, kinda way to force customers not to ignore expensive morph set.

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Posted: 28 February 2013 06:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 85 ]
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Coon Ra - 28 February 2013 03:15 AM

Does A5 have its own unique UV set?

PS: Ah, I found - “custom uv set”, kinda way to force customers not to ignore expensive morph set.

Well there will probably only ever be 2 A5 textures released so I don’t think that will be a problem most of the time. Hopefully they are done with this game though, how many female UV sets do we need?

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Posted: 28 February 2013 08:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 86 ]
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Coon Ra - 28 February 2013 03:15 AM

Does A5 have its own unique UV set?

PS: Ah, I found - “custom uv set”, kinda way to force customers not to ignore expensive morph set.

Well there will probably only ever be 2 A5 textures released so I don’t think that will be a problem most of the time. Hopefully they are done with this game though, how many female UV sets do we need?

To be honest, it really depends where the focus is being placed. Sometimes you want more detail in one place than others, which can vary depending on the character. In an extreme example of male vs female UVs for Genesis, the breasts would appear stretched if using a male template, or squashed on a man if using a female template.

Perhaps the main reason for adding new UV sets isn’t so much to force us to buy new characters but to give us options on which parts of the figure we want more detail to be placed.

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Posted: 28 February 2013 08:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 87 ]
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HeraldOfFire - 28 February 2013 08:26 AM

Perhaps the main reason for adding new UV sets isn’t so much to force us to buy new characters but to give us options on which parts of the figure we want more detail to be placed.

I don’t know about all that.  As I mentioned we have a ton of FEMALE UV’s. I didn’t comment on having M5 and F5 UV’s because I believe those have a place. M5 and F5 would need different systems. Anubis having his own UV’s makes sense…

But for women we have a lot of Genesis Female UV systems, Genesis Basic Female, V5, A5, S5 from Daz. Not to mention a lot of Genesis content still uses V4. (and of course we have Nata UVs and Hitomi, but those aren’t Daz) Btw does Julie have her own UV’s? If so I can see that making sense because of her lack of figure. BUt for the other sets I’m skeptical.

is there really substantial differences in how they set up? I haven’t loaded them all up to see myself because I mostly stick to V4 UV’s since it leaves the door open to do a lot more stuff more easily. I’ve heard some complaints that V4 UV’s have issues on genesis but I haven’t noticed.

If women needed another UV set it would be for voluptuous women with large tops and bottoms. We don’t need a ton of UV’s for women with similar builds.

  if Daz wants to crank out more UV’s they should call out why they made a new one. For example V5 UV’s dedicate more space for her boobs, and A5 UV’s give more real estate for her head.

it’s not the end of the world like I said, because in truth I just don’t see PA’s using the other UV systems.

 

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Posted: 28 February 2013 08:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 88 ]
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canberra_boy - 27 February 2013 04:33 PM

I remember a time when this kind of promo would have fuelled excitement around here. The mystery would have enticed people rather than annoying them. I think we might have to consider that DAZ isn’t the only thing that’s changing. We’re changing too…

That´s probably because in the past months we have learnt (or rather DAZ taught us the hard way) that when something mysterious appears in DAZ store/forum, then it is most likely something we won´t like or something that will go wrong. If it is a sale, then we´ll get wrong prices, cart won´t work etc. If it is a new set of rules, then the rules will not be explained properly, or will be explained in such a way that we misunderstand them. And if it is a website switch to new software, then it will be a nightmare for months.

Sure, most of the bugs that we encountered since the Magento switch are now gone, but the bad aftertaste still remains and memory of the problems we experienced is still vivid. Also, there have been several changes recently which caused upheaval and upset members (like banning of commercial posts of non-DAZ content makers, changes in PC/value category, freebies now free only with purchase or with valid PC membership, etc.). 

Sadly, all this changed the mindsets of members from “I am looking forward to what enticing and funny new things they have planned for us” to “Oh God, what a disaster will happen next time?” So no wonder that people here distrust any such vague promo…

 

Yep, exactly! You expressed my feelings really well! Now I must close my eyes to all the games and just look at the product and the price and decide if it’s worth it to me to pay the amount they’re asking for it right here and now.

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Posted: 28 February 2013 08:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 89 ]
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Hope Friday isn’t too late cause don’t have the funds until then.

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Posted: 28 February 2013 09:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 90 ]
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azoohouse - 28 February 2013 08:42 AM
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canberra_boy - 27 February 2013 04:33 PM

I remember a time when this kind of promo would have fuelled excitement around here. The mystery would have enticed people rather than annoying them. I think we might have to consider that DAZ isn’t the only thing that’s changing. We’re changing too…

That´s probably because in the past months we have learnt (or rather DAZ taught us the hard way) that when something mysterious appears in DAZ store/forum, then it is most likely something we won´t like or something that will go wrong. If it is a sale, then we´ll get wrong prices, cart won´t work etc. If it is a new set of rules, then the rules will not be explained properly, or will be explained in such a way that we misunderstand them. And if it is a website switch to new software, then it will be a nightmare for months.

Sure, most of the bugs that we encountered since the Magento switch are now gone, but the bad aftertaste still remains and memory of the problems we experienced is still vivid. Also, there have been several changes recently which caused upheaval and upset members (like banning of commercial posts of non-DAZ content makers, changes in PC/value category, freebies now free only with purchase or with valid PC membership, etc.). 

Sadly, all this changed the mindsets of members from “I am looking forward to what enticing and funny new things they have planned for us” to “Oh God, what a disaster will happen next time?” So no wonder that people here distrust any such vague promo…

 

Yep, exactly! You expressed my feelings really well! Now I must close my eyes to all the games and just look at the product and the price and decide if it’s worth it to me to pay the amount they’re asking for it right here and now.


Guess I’ve been lucky - most of this stuff has swung in my favour by way of glitch sales. Haven’t had too many disasters inflicted upon me, other than the untimely demise of my wishlist and some downtime on the site. Ah well. Hope you all find happiness.

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