Just lost all my Nintendo Stars :(

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  1. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

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    Feck. Just lost 4400 Nintendo Stars on nintendo-europ because I didn't realised they expired today. I never knew anything about this whole we're-going-to-make-stars-expire thing. :(

    Also, now when adding a product to get nintendo stars, you have to fill out a four page questionnaire about why you bought the game, who's going to play it and how many sugars you have in your tea.
     
  2. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Yes :( it's a mega pain. I converted the last of my stars a week or so ago, only lost about 100 of them (25 stars worth?). There shouldn't have been a limit. They were "out of stock" way too much.

    They broke the star conversion. Why the flaming hell couldn't they have done all this without needing to use a computer (linked account anyone?). Grumbles.

    Still, got about 1000 points from it. Saving them for My Pokemon Ranch :eek:
     
  3. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    OMG! Just checked and yeah all mine have gone too... well 95 left out of over 9,000 seems just weird ?

    Never used them anyway to be honest as there was never anything on the stars catalogue including wii points conversion which has never worked for me.


    edit... and I just checked my email and recieved today at 13:05 was a mailer from NOE.

    It reads
    Click on that, log in and hey presto 95 stars :rolleyes:





    further update... marketingenquiries@nintendo.co.uk

     
  4. Spanky Deluxe thread starter macrumors 601

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    Its pretty annoying that they just decided to add a time limit to them. I mean what's the point?? Apparently we got emails a couple of weeks ago telling us that we would lose them. I don't remember getting an email, mind you, I delete every email from Nintendo since its just spam usually.
     
  5. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I don't think I had such an email at all, but I remember they said our current stars would expire in mid 2008 when you had to accept the new stars catalogue terms.
    This is all no good :(
    Crap... Caroline! She must have lost a good few thousand stars too, nooooooo.
     
  6. Spanky Deluxe thread starter macrumors 601

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    What's annoying is that I got an email this morning saying "Hello spanky2k, you currently have 5375 Stars". I log in to find that I only have 975 stars. Their email was sent at 1pm today, after the stars were supposedly removed. When I saw the email I thought "Oh yeah, I should really get about spending those". Fail.
     
  7. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    ^ Read my post above too.

    Email : marketingenquiries@nintendo.co.uk

    Forward the marketing letter where they tell you how many points you have. It is their mistake and they should address it.
     
  8. Spanky Deluxe thread starter macrumors 601

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    Cheers MRU, didn't see your update. I've just sent them an email myself using yours as a rough template:

     
  9. ChrisK018 macrumors regular

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    Looking at the Nintendo Stars UK catalog-- what did you want on there? Seemed like a lot of stuff that was not so appealing...
     
  10. paddy macrumors 6502a

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    Wii points. Even though the star-point conversion ratio is bollocks.
     
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    Ah! That makes sense. I just can't get excited by those dork-tackular ugly t-shirts and key chains.
     
  13. Spanky Deluxe thread starter macrumors 601

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    Which is exactly why we've all built up so many stars over the years. Now the Wii points thing is something we actually want.
     
  14. Spanky Deluxe thread starter macrumors 601

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    Just got this from Nintendo:

    I've just sent another email to marketingenquiries@nintendo.co.uk with the following:

     
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    From the email

    Emphasis added. Two years doesn't sound like an unreasonable time limit to spend them in. I lost a couple of thousand a while ago, built up loads of stars with my gamecube, then didn't but any new nintendo thing until my DS, my account expired because I didn't log in, losing all my stars.
     
  16. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I never received anything from them....... :rolleyes:
     
  17. Spanky Deluxe thread starter macrumors 601

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    I got another email from them earlier saying:

    That was in response to the email I sent copying your mail. Did you get anything back for that at least?
     
  18. Mitch1984 macrumors 6502

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    There's never anything decent to spend the stars on anyway.
    If there is, it's usually Sold Out.
     
  19. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Well there's another mailer they have hacked together quicksmart...

    DM_StarsBalance_enGB.jpg

    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  20. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    I've just checked my account and I've had 3,150 Stars deducted, sorry, "expired". :(


    Is it just me, or does Mario look a little threatening in that email?
     
  21. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    He actually does.... maybe it is a threat!

    "It's a me, mario!! If ye complain anymore. I'm gonna sh*t down your neck". :D
     
  22. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    update

    So were out of luck.
     
  23. Dagless macrumors Core

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    So they cannot foresee but they won't make up for it with simply extending the expiration date, or simply giving us a big shiny button that converts all our remaining stars to Wii Points right onto our account.

    Grumbles.
     
  24. Spanky Deluxe thread starter macrumors 601

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    I got the same email. Nice of them. No, really. Eugh.
     

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