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Re: Marvel announces new plan to crash Comixology for three

Postby GLX » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:05 pm

Keb wrote:You know what I think is absolutely piss-poor form? The fact that they have this wonderful PR story on their site claiming this initiative was a great success and that it was so massive they couldn't handle it and somehow that's a good thing.

A lot of people tried to put up with the servers, which continually failed to deliver, most people who tried to read the issues could only read one or two things and overall it sounded like more trouble for people than it was fun.

Squid was right. Chasing nickels in the street.


I ended up with a lot of nickels. :drunk
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Re: Marvel announces new plan to crash Comixology for three

Postby David Bird » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:35 pm

I ended up with a free copy of Young Avengers. Apparently a lot of people ended up with a free copy of Young Avengers. They could've avoided a lot of headaches by just giving it out to everyone with a Comixology account.

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Re: Marvel announces new plan to crash Comixology for three

Postby mrorangesoda » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:59 pm

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:
No, they still are.


I've long had issues about the ownership/drm issues about comixology. Server issues do nothing to resolve that.

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Re: Marvel announces new plan to crash Comixology for three

Postby Arion » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:03 pm

David Bird wrote:I ended up with a free copy of Young Avengers. Apparently a lot of people ended up with a free copy of Young Avengers. They could've avoided a lot of headaches by just giving it out to everyone with a Comixology account.


Well, it is quite a great gift.

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Re: Marvel announces new plan to crash Comixology for three

Postby GLX » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:19 pm

http://marvel.com/news/story/20260/sxsw ... _1_updated

Marvel fans assembled in record numbers to take advantage of the landmark Marvel #1 digital comics sale! The demand has been so overwhelmingly positive, in fact, that a number of technical issues have arisen with our technology partner in getting the more than 700 free issues to each of you. When we have further updates from our partner, we will share them.
Your excitement, support and never-ending enthusiasm for all things Marvel are truly amazing.
From the House of Ideas directly to every Marvelite out there: thank you for making yours Marvel!
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Re: Marvel announces new plan to crash Comixology for three

Postby Keb » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:25 pm

That's what I read and was disgusted by.

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Re: Marvel announces new plan to crash Comixology for three

Postby Regulator » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:37 pm

I love how everyone is mad about it but still feel entitled to their free shit. Do you guys even buy from Comixology anyway?

I'm not sure why reading one issue that won't complete a story is absolutely necessary right this second.

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Re: Marvel announces new plan to crash Comixology for three

Postby Keb » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:40 pm

Regulator wrote:I love how everyone is mad about it but still feel entitled to their free shit. Do you guys even buy from Comixology anyway?

I'm not sure why reading one issue that won't complete a story is absolutely necessary right this second.

Yes, I do.

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Re: Marvel announces new plan to crash Comixology for three

Postby GLX » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:43 pm

If you haven't done so already, grab the anniversary issues that are available for free.

http://comicstore.marvel.com/free-comics
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Re: Marvel announces new plan to crash Comixology for three

Postby mrorangesoda » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:44 pm

Regulator wrote:I love how everyone is mad about it but still feel entitled to their free shit. Do you guys even buy from Comixology anyway?

I'm not sure why reading one issue that won't complete a story is absolutely necessary right this second.


Who's mad about it in this thread exactly? People either seem to be gleeful Marvel/Comixology's blunder, stating their exact interactions with the site, or speculating about how this affects digital. The strongest emotions seem to be Keb's "disgust" for a corporate speak statement, not "gimme gimme now".

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Re: Marvel announces new plan to crash Comixology for three

Postby Keb » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:07 pm

GLX wrote:If you haven't done so already, grab the anniversary issues that are available for free.

http://comicstore.marvel.com/free-comics

Froggy Thor issue is free! :-D

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Re: Marvel announces new plan to crash Comixology for three

Postby Keb » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:09 pm

mrorangesoda wrote:
Who's mad about it in this thread exactly? People either seem to be gleeful Marvel/Comixology's blunder, stating their exact interactions with the site, or speculating about how this affects digital. The strongest emotions seem to be Keb's "disgust" for a corporate speak statement, not "gimme gimme now".

:smt013

That kind of shit annoys me.

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Re: Marvel announces new plan to crash Comixology for three

Postby mrorangesoda » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:35 pm

Keb wrote: :smt013

That kind of shit annoys me.


I hear you. It was also tone deaf.

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Re: Marvel announces new plan to crash Comixology for three

Postby David Bird » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:22 pm

Regulator wrote:I love how everyone is mad about it but still feel entitled to their free shit. Do you guys even buy from Comixology anyway?

I'm not sure why reading one issue that won't complete a story is absolutely necessary right this second.


I can honestly say I was angry about not being able to access my comics, and not because I didn't get free stuff.

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Re: Marvel announces new plan to crash Comixology for three

Postby David Bird » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:57 pm

BTW, does anyone here use Marvel Unlimited? How is it?

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