I’m not one to kick someone when they are down… but this is pretty hilarious.
Let me rephrase what SOE was trying to say:
Dear not-really-valued money-source,
Due to our technical incompetence, we kinda gave the internet your personal info, and probably your credit card, bank account, and key to the front door. We can’t say for sure on the CC end, because, um, we don’t have a clue what’s actually going on, but like, odds are good you are F’ed on that end as well. Haha, our B.
Luckily for most of you, if someone was going to use your CC info, clear your bank, or walk into your house to murder you at night, they would have already done so, since this actually happened a while ago and we are just now getting around to telling you. Haha, our B again. Hope you dodged that murder!
As a world-wide leader (hahaha, man I can’t believe we still say that) of online ‘entertainment’ (hahaha), we would like to make up for this potentially really minor possible interruption that most likely you did not notice by offering a truly special and amazing offer: all of our cash shop junk is now cheaper!
That’s right sheep, err, money-sources, err customers, we, the world-wide leader are giving you the very special opportunity to give us more money (one day only)! Take advantage of our extreme generosity now, and be sure to enter a new credit card since your last one just got canceled. Don’t worry, it’s totally safe! Promise!
Your friends-to-the-end (soon),
It’s getting hard to lace sarcasm into SOE announcements because they do such a damn good job of it already, but one must try, for the good of the people.
Just to refresh everyone’s memory, when my Rift account got hacked, it took Trion all of about one day to fix everything, they quickly and fully disclosed what happened, thanked the fans who helped them solve the issue, and gave everyone affected 30 days of game time + free in-game stuff. So more or less a discount on spending real money on vanity pets. Basically.
SOE: Because the bar can never be too low!