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Ice Dragoturkey Harness?

By wheresmymind - FORMER SUBSCRIBER - January 20, 2017, 17:58:08

I keep seeing two people on Solar, with multiple characters using this item: Click here

They say they got it from a promotion that ran earlier this week on the main english website. I check this website and the dofus twitter account daily to make sure I don't miss anything interesting, but never saw this advertised.

Where was the notification about this on the homepage? Did anyone else miss it completely?

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First Ankama intervention

After a small investigation, it appears a promotion involving the Ice Dragoturkey Harness ran briefly at the end of last week. I don't have all the details, but the Harness was apparently added to Ogrine Packs.

It was a conscious decision from the Marketing Team to not advertise it. I don't know what they wanted to find out that way, or what purpose it served to specifically not advertise the promotion, but at least we know why I haven't heard of it before today, and why there was no mention of it on the website or forums.

If anyone who might have been interested did indeed miss it, please downvote this post. I'm sure the Marketing Team will find the number interesting.

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You can get an Ice Dragoturkey Harness when buying the Christmas pack, either the DVD or Blu-Ray version, there's only 300 packs of each in stock. There was also the Christmas Lottery, which was only announced on the Wakfu forums. Didn't see any other events for it.

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After a small investigation, it appears a promotion involving the Ice Dragoturkey Harness ran briefly at the end of last week. I don't have all the details, but the Harness was apparently added to Ogrine Packs.

It was a conscious decision from the Marketing Team to not advertise it. I don't know what they wanted to find out that way, or what purpose it served to specifically not advertise the promotion, but at least we know why I haven't heard of it before today, and why there was no mention of it on the website or forums.

If anyone who might have been interested did indeed miss it, please downvote this post. I'm sure the Marketing Team will find the number interesting.

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I appreciate you investigating Nerodos. And for your efforts I gave you 1 downvote ohmy

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Sorry for my stupid question but... how do I downvote this post?

I wish the Marketing Team will not hide such promotions in the future and I'd like to have another possibility of getting an Ice Dragoturkey Harness!

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It's the little happy and sad boxes at the top of a post, next to the time.

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Ahhhhhhh!!!!! happy Thanks!

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I down voted it but to be really honest, it doesn't really bother me all that much they didn't advertise it. I like surprises...
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Does anyone have a picture of Ice Dragoturkey Harness? How it looks on a dragoturkey?
If so, then could anyone please post it?
I'm curious to see how it looks ... :unsure:
I haven't seen one yet.

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With my mounts colours, and


With harness colours
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Really cool! laugh 

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Skrhi of course you would have one! ha

We are Solar's color coordinated pair.

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I question Nerodos' post if I may be so bold because it isn't once or twice contents are either forgotten to mention or simply mentioned too late. Nothing is private and personal as shown by examples from previous contests and promotions. Whilst it is reasonable to say not every community gets the same promotions and/or at the same time but this time round it may indeed be intentional on the Marketing Team's part to keep this promotion quiet.

Personally I had been expecting this item to appear since noticing it in the Pack de Noël sold for 69 Euros on Ankama Shop. Back in 2015, the pack de noël of that year had an item (Kwismas Haven Bag Theme) that was promoted here in our community shortly after they started shipping those out to those that preordered the pack de noël. This year's pack (2016) got an additional item that hasn't been promoted here yet, the Casino Haven bag theme. I hope it come soon.

The Ice Dragoturkey Harness is fine looking, though unless your character is "50 shades" darker than the harness, it won't be apparent even if you ride it using your own colours. Capslok's screenshots show their effects quite clearly as how they really ought to appear.

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Of course you may be so bold.

I'm sorry if I gave this impression, but I'm not suggesting this is the first time Marketing did something of the sort. Merely, it's the first time I conducted such an investigation and came up with such a result. While communication errors do happen, we do our best to give you the information we are authorised to give you. As such, I would see it as a personal favour if you would be so kind as to assume that when you don't hear about a particular promotion, it is because the Marketing team wished it so.

That said, I will admit that on my end, some information is shared later than with the European Communities, especially on social networks. Again, that's a conscious decision (on my part this time), because of the somewhat fleeting nature of social networks, to share the information at a time when my audience (you guys) is more likely to see it.

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It's sad to see that Ankama has made some amazing improvements to their support system but such poor updates to their marketing. Firstly they fudged up the steam release by delaying the game and putting in very pricey subscription packs and now they choose not to advertise promotions that people would be be interested in purchasing.

Thank you so much Nerodos for looking into this, I appreciate it a great deal. I just wish Ankama would start to improve its marketing team so that other people would be able to see the amazing creativity in this game.

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The marketing team sure moves in mysterious ways. Don't they want us to buy stuff?

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Actually they do. And I believe in my heart of hearts (yes, I do have one) that that's the reason why they are trying things out, to figure out the best way to get you to do buy stuff.

Recently, the FR Community in particular got really vocal against what was perceived as a near-constant onslaught of advertising News. So, the Marketing team are looking at ways to promote stuff and have sales without committing such an onslaught again. The Ice Dragoturkey Harness offer, for example (after all, it started this whole discussion, might as well milk it dry), did not go entirely unadvertised: it was mentioned in the DOFUS Updater, meaning anyone who paid attention to it would be aware of the promotion without it being too intrusive. And, of course, there was a mention of it in the Shop itself.

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Have they considered giving us a calendar or teaser of sorts of promotions to come, with "surprise" promotions either advertised on the forums or included (but mysteriously) in said calendar? That way people whats coming, but you keep a bit of the spontaneity (re: impulse-purchase power) of random and unexpected promotions

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I don't think they have. I'll mention it to them, see if they'd be interested in doing something of that ilk.

I don't think they plan far enough ahead that a calendar would be any good, though. And I don't know if you've noticed, but we've never been into advertising anything in advance. Heck, this thread started because sometimes we're not even into advertising the Ice Dragoturkey Harness (still milking it!) during the fact.

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Good point, Nerodos.. *takes a sip of fresh iced DT milk* -and I think the idea of a calendar might work well, even a somewhat blank one (without the actual promotions specified). I know at least one game that does this, and it seems to work quite well for them.

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