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      False Advertising...?

      Disclaimer: I have absolutely no clue how marketing works, but I feel as if I am still entitled to provide feedback on the Wizard101 ads that I have seen.

      I frequent this video streaming site that often has Wizard101 ads, when I stumbled across this ad... I saw this ad last week, but it has been months since Wizard City has been free for the weekend. I have seen this particular "Free Weekend" a total of three times now, though I only took a picture of it the third time.

      Also, on a related note- KingsIsle either needs to update their W101 ads or stop them all together! Personally, I would much rather the advertising budget go into updating Pirate101, but that's just me. Anyways, I have seen the Zafaria ads in the picture below for years. I would be willing to bet that it is a surviving relic from the bygone age of Zafaria's release! I have also sees the "Dragonspyre" ads, as I call them, for years on end too.


      If KingsIsle wants to entice new Player's, then these old ads are definitely not the way to do it. And putting out blatantly false ads is clearly wrong! It may be that the "Free Wizard City" ad is a fluke, but either way KingsIsle should reevaluate the ads that they have out there.

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      Re: False Advertising...?

      Bumping for more views. I should really write new posts such as this in the morning....


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      Re: False Advertising...?

      I'm going to take my best uneducated guess and say this is some line of code that hasn't been updated and/or removed in many years. Just a long since forgotten relic.
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      Re: False Advertising...?

      I wrote out a post that initially got flagged, so I'm just gonna simplify it. IANAL.

      No. This is outdated information, but this doesn't rise to the realm of false advertising since this is an event they hold in-game, even if it's held irregularly.

      The hand-drawn pictures are what's called "Puffery." No consumer can reasonably expect that per se, and it could be storyboards or concept art from KingsIsle that they just lazily put up as an ad.

      For the free weekends ad though, I think @Sparck might wanna poke at whoever's doing their ads (or at least marketing) to let them know that the ad is erroneously showing up.
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      Re: False Advertising...?

      I don't see any way this isn't false advertising, at least the way it's worded. Saying "Free Weekend" implies that there would be a free play at some point, with no caveats (if they wanted to add that in fine print, fine). The way a lot of subscriptions, etc. work nowadays, that's going to mean some idea of a free weekend for new players at the least, not a temporary event held a few times.

      If Netflix or Hulu ran a promo like this, people would be all over it.

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      Re: False Advertising...?

      Someone please PM me the location of the ads, KI does want them removed from whatever site is displaying them.

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      Re: False Advertising...?

      Quote Originally Posted by Jester View Post
      Someone please PM me the location of the ads, KI does want them removed from whatever site is displaying them.
      Will do! Let me know if you need any more information. My PM space is getting pretty full though, so if it does happen to be filled send me a visitor message and I'll get onto emptying it a bit.

      Last edited by JaredSpellFrost; 5-12-20 at 6:07:29 PM.

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      Re: False Advertising...?

      I saw another Wizard101 ad today on that same site. What I found peculiar about this ad are the Wizard's stitch gear in it. Does anyone know if their hats, and the robe/boots of the Wizard on the right are even available to Players?
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      Re: False Advertising...?

      Quote Originally Posted by Jester View Post
      Someone please PM me the location of the ads, KI does want them removed from whatever site is displaying them.
      @Jester @Sparck said you had not requested the annual memorial mount giveaway for Lady Storm Rider.

      I'm not sure, this is a good question. We haven't received a Central request for giveaways in a while. We are of course open to continuing traditions if we can and sites are interested!


      what's going on



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      Re: False Advertising...?

      Can someone link me the ad page please. We'd like to take a closer look at where this is coming from and if it's indeed officially sanctioned.

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