That’s Enough 9/20/12

I’ll be the first to admit that I have been critical of the way certain things have been handled with SotMK.  However what I witnessed in the Emporium today was absolutely disgusting.  First of all I get it, the booster packs are highly sought after and people are growing impatient with the limited quantities.  As consumers we have high expectations, and as Disney fans those expectations are even higher.  However this does not give you the right to verbally abuse a Cast Member when you are politely told that they are all sold out.  No one cares what kind of passholder you are, how long you’ve been coming here, or how much money you and your family spend.  Your behavior today embodied every negative stereotype that is bestowed upon local annual passholders.  Grow up!

As for everyone else, I know it’s disappointing the price went up and that they’ve sold out yet again.  But it’s not the end of the world, the cards aren’t gone forever.  They will probably to continue to pop up whenever, that’s just the way it’s going to be.  You can’t expect them to announce every time they’re going to restock an item.  Do they announce when there are restocks of Mickey Ear Hats, T-Shirts, Plushes, etc.  When they get them, they get them.  Keep Calm and Sorcerer On.

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17 thoughts on “That’s Enough 9/20/12

  1. “You can’t expect them to announce every time they’re going to restock an item.” That’s right… that’s what YOU do for us: announce restocks (and you do the best job around)! 🙂

  2. I hope you called security! I’m in the hospitality biz in FL and people get extremely bent out of shape often for absolutely no reason. We (and CMembers) are human beings and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. It’s not like the emporium cast members are responsible for printing up the cards! Get real John Q. Public!

  3. Seriously, a moron like that deserves to stripped of all his Disney collection, sent to a shrink and forced to do some community service helping people who have *real* problems in their lives. Poor baby didn’t get his cards. Cue the world’s smallest violin.

  4. I’m reading this and a few other sites and I have a few questions if you don’t mind =)
    I found this game totally by accident…we are going in Dec and I was looking for scavenger hunts online.
    1-My kids would just want to play to play for fun…Is this something competitive that you have to have complete sets or is it nice to have?
    2-I gather packs sell out fast…are they replenished daily or is it hit and miss?
    3-are there many arguments over this in the park? I would rather not have my kids see grown adults fighting over cards
    Sorry like I said I’m new to this so any info would be great if you have time.
    thanks =)

  5. Lisa, I just finished this with my 7yo. You don’t have to worry about buying packs as everyone with a ticket gets a starter pack when you sign up. (hint, even if only one child is playing, have everyone sign up so you get more packs.) it’s not competitive, and I was very pleased by how friendly all the other players were. You don’t even have to worry about what cards you get because at the beginner level, it doesn’t matter. Half the fun is seeing what animation goes with each card. Have fun!

  6. Hi Lissa
    I thought sotmkblog would respond, but judging by the updates lately they have been busy – so hopefully I won’t offend anyone by sending you a response. My answers below are based on my experiences and some of what I have read on this blog – so if I’m wrong about something I apologize in advance and hope at least some of it is helpful.

    1. The game is not competive against other players and is good for children of all ages. You can play the game with as few as 1 card. On the easy level any card will win the battles. Each member of your group can get 1 free 5 pk of cards each day. These packs contain cards 1- 60 and each pack will have 1 star card (occasionally there will be 2). It is fun to trade and try to collect all of the cards, but not required, just watch out for the people trying to take advantage and trade you common cards for less common cards. As you have probably read, Tortuga Tavern in the evenings is a common trading area and also a place where “sharks” hang out – so be extra careful when trading in that environment.
    2. The booster packs (each contails one super rare lighting bolt card 61-70 only available in booster packs, auction sites or trade) sell out very quickly and it is hit or miss. I am not aware of any place where they announce when they are getting them. The CMs I’ve talked to usually say they don’t know until they show up. Sometimes people post when they are there, but I’ve never been lucky enough to see the informaton with enough time to get there and get any. If you are lucky enough to be there they are limited to 5 booster packs per person and I believe the most recent batch sold for $13.95 ea, but not positive on the price. Maybe by December they will have the supply issue worked out and have them in stock on a regular basis. Eventually they are supposed to be availabe on the disney website as well.
    3. As an annual passholder I have beaten the game several times – In my time playng I have never witnessed an argument, but I have read stories about some. As with all activities some people will take it too far – I don’t think the chances of seeing a fight is great enough to not play the game. Also, just because someone offers you a trade does not mean you have to accept it. If they are being pushy, asking for cards you don’t want to trade or are trying to negotiate mulitple cards for 1, it is probably better to walk away (IHMO), unless they are offering you a card you REALLY want.
    Don’t feel bad asking questions. Everyone has to learn somehow. Also standing in the portal lines is a good place to learn about the game. Fellow Sorcerers are usually friendly and willing to share their experiences.

    Have a great trip!

    • Good points made here. Playing SotMK is like anything else, just be cognizant of your surroundings. If you don’t want to trade all you have to do is say no.

      As much as I’d love to respond to every comment I get to them as soon as I can.

    • Thank you VERY much for the info and the tips!! I think we will hold of on trading until we get the hang of it. Thanks again for taking the time to give me all that great info…I really appreciate it! =)

  7. LissaD, I went with my sister’s family a few days ago and the kids loved the game. Everyone on line helped us a lot and we met a guy named Martin who offered to trade us some cards. We traded away our duplicates. We knew nothing about the game but he told us some of our cards (all from the starter packs) were rare and he’d give us 2 cards for them. So we counted up our duplicates and he added in a few extras and we got a bunch we didn’t have already. Everyone was very nice to us. Martin also gave my sister a link to a site where they trade and sell cards.

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