New In-Game Promotion U.S. Only

Pex explained tonight on SOE's official forums why the new in-game promotion for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is only available to registered users of the United States:

The Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs promotion is intended to be U.S. only. The reason for this is purely legal. The quest and in-game events are technically promoting a product that is outside of the Free Realms world. For that reason there are a number of restrictions placed on us.

It would be much easier for us to have made the quest available to everyone, and we wanted to do that from the outset, but it wasn't something we were able to have due to international marketing and advertising restrictions.

We do feel bad that some players will not be able to participate in this particular quest. I will make a suggestion for future promotions such as this one that a comparable quest be added so no one feels left out.


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# Aug 23 2009 at 10:46 PM Rating: Decent
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I really feel that SOE should not have done this event unless everyone that is a registered user of FR could participate in it. Even though I am in the US and can do this, it does not seem fair that some people are getting left out. Even if they come up with a comparable event, as Pex suggested, it's still not fair ... those outside the US will still want to do our quest, and US people will want to do the other quest ... because you KNOW there are those of us that MUST complete everything. Smiley: grin
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