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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.
by KK » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:01 am

rinks wrote:
KK wrote:Does anyone know how to unsubscribe to Mixer emails? Ever since I watched the E3 press conference they now keep emailing me, and there’s no link at the top or bottom.

https://mixer.com/me/account/notifications

Cheers.

They send their emails out almost daily (more than their Xbox branded ones, which I actually wouldn't mind).

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.
by kazanova_Frankincense » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:24 am

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kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:So im thinking about buying some cheap Live membership on CDkeys and then consolidating it with my existing Game Pass sub to give me approx 24 months of ultimate (for £1). As far as i can tell there is only one catch - you cannot drop down from the ultimate tier. I guess this means that if i buy any game pass credit etc using rewards, it will be scaled to down to approx 2/3 its duration? If so, that makes it seem like less of a "no brainer" than everyone declares it as being. Or am i missing something here?
Do we know how long the Ultimate conversion for £1 is going to be on offer for? I never really play games online, and the Games with Gold are almost never as enticing as the Game Pass offerings, so am not sure if i should "jump in" with this offer or not....


Well even if you don't play online, 24 months of Xbox Live is cheaper than 24 months of Game Pass, and you get both when you upgrade. So it certainly makes sense from a financial standpoint even if you never use the Gold.

And you can't downgrade your existing sub, but you can let it expire and then sign up for just Game Pass again. At least, I'm pretty sure that's an option.


The rewards scheme as it stands means that i get free Game Pass for ever by using reward points. The 12 month "buffer" i have now means that even with the 5 months or so it takes to get an addition 3 months, it will be about 5 years before i have to actually pay again. This is dependent upon them not increasing the points of game pass (which i think they may have done already in the US), and the special offers still dropping on a semi regular basis.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.
by Monkey Man » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:30 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:So im thinking about buying some cheap Live membership on CDkeys and then consolidating it with my existing Game Pass sub to give me approx 24 months of ultimate (for £1). As far as i can tell there is only one catch - you cannot drop down from the ultimate tier. I guess this means that if i buy any game pass credit etc using rewards, it will be scaled to down to approx 2/3 its duration? If so, that makes it seem like less of a "no brainer" than everyone declares it as being. Or am i missing something here?
Do we know how long the Ultimate conversion for £1 is going to be on offer for? I never really play games online, and the Games with Gold are almost never as enticing as the Game Pass offerings, so am not sure if i should "jump in" with this offer or not....

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.
by rinks » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:38 pm

Kaz, I’d make the most of the offer now, and save up all your points while the sub lasts. Then, once it’s over, use the points to buy whatever is available then. (Unless the points expire. I can’t remember.)

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.
by BID0 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:48 pm

the rewards points don't, you can use them to top up the ultimate sub whenever a gamepass/gold sub goes on sale.

12 months gold is around 22,000 points when on offer which is roughly 2 months of rewards points. I seem to remember the game pass not being as good (value wise) when it's on offer.

the gift cards when on offer are 1,000 rewards points = £1. You could also use this credit to buy gold/game pass subscriptions through the Microsoft store.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.
by kazanova_Frankincense » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:55 pm

Thanks for all the info guys. Your probably right, i will get a 12 month gold sub from CDkeys (i assume they are still reliable), convert my sub and keep collecting those points in the mean time.

Thanks again!

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.
by kazanova_Frankincense » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:13 pm

Monkey Man wrote:
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:So im thinking about buying some cheap Live membership on CDkeys and then consolidating it with my existing Game Pass sub to give me approx 24 months of ultimate (for £1). As far as i can tell there is only one catch - you cannot drop down from the ultimate tier. I guess this means that if i buy any game pass credit etc using rewards, it will be scaled to down to approx 2/3 its duration? If so, that makes it seem like less of a "no brainer" than everyone declares it as being. Or am i missing something here?
Do we know how long the Ultimate conversion for £1 is going to be on offer for? I never really play games online, and the Games with Gold are almost never as enticing as the Game Pass offerings, so am not sure if i should "jump in" with this offer or not....

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This highlights my issue. At the moment I can redeem 3 months of game pass every 4 months or so. If I'm only going to be getting 2 months of ultimate then I am actually worse off if I never play online. The only time I actually benefit is from the initial saving on Xbox live Vs games pass (about 15 quid). The saving is more significant if I buy 2 years of Xbox live, but knowing my luck I will be dead before then, and I will look like a right mug....

Clearly this is a me issue, but I wonder if people are mistakenly thinking there are zero downsides. Canceling and setting up a new non ultimate membership at the end of the term is a valid arguement, but that requires a little bit more coordinating on the users part.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.
by BID0 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:01 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
Monkey Man wrote:
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:So im thinking about buying some cheap Live membership on CDkeys and then consolidating it with my existing Game Pass sub to give me approx 24 months of ultimate (for £1). As far as i can tell there is only one catch - you cannot drop down from the ultimate tier. I guess this means that if i buy any game pass credit etc using rewards, it will be scaled to down to approx 2/3 its duration? If so, that makes it seem like less of a "no brainer" than everyone declares it as being. Or am i missing something here?
Do we know how long the Ultimate conversion for £1 is going to be on offer for? I never really play games online, and the Games with Gold are almost never as enticing as the Game Pass offerings, so am not sure if i should "jump in" with this offer or not....

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This highlights my issue. At the moment I can redeem 3 months of game pass every 4 months or so. If I'm only going to be getting 2 months of ultimate then I am actually worse off if I never play online. The only time I actually benefit is from the initial saving on Xbox live Vs games pass (about 15 quid). The saving is more significant if I buy 2 years of Xbox live, but knowing my luck I will be dead before then, and I will look like a right mug....

Clearly this is a me issue, but I wonder if people are mistakenly thinking there are zero downsides. Canceling and setting up a new non ultimate membership at the end of the term is a valid arguement, but that requires a little bit more coordinating on the users part.

If you max out your sub before applying the ultimate £1 offer that gives you 3 years. Then just wait until the 12 months gold is on offer on rewards.

It will cost about 22,000 which is 2 months worth of reward points. Unlike the gift cards that automatically apply to your account with an expiry, the gold redemption is a standard code you can apply to your account at any time. Save those codes to top up your 3 year account when it nears the end.

In 3 years you should easily be able to save up enough reward points to bulk buy 12 month gold codes and save for a rainy day.

Even while not being on offer you should be able to save enough reward points to redeem against the gold membership quicker than that membership expires. It looks like the 6 month and 12 month gold codes are currently out of stock (probably from them being on sale a month ago) so I can't find out how much they cost usually.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.
by kazanova_Frankincense » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:38 pm

Yeah, this is good advice. It just means a significant outlay right now, but it will be worth it long term. Thanks.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.
by ignition » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:48 pm

Don't forget to turn off any recurring payment before applying the gold code - it will offer you an additional month for free to turn it on again each time (which you can just immediately revert).

I did the deal and got 36 months of ultimate. Both the 12 and 3 month gold codes each gave a bonus free month, and a 1 month pass I had from a game case gave a free 14 days extra.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.
by kazanova_Frankincense » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:25 am

ignition wrote:Don't forget to turn off any recurring payment before applying the gold code - it will offer you an additional month for free to turn it on again each time (which you can just immediately revert).

I did the deal and got 36 months of ultimate. Both the 12 and 3 month gold codes each gave a bonus free month, and a 1 month pass I had from a game case gave a free 14 days extra.


Good to know!

I think i'm going to get the 12 month gold from CD Keys (can i buy the EU one or does it have to be the worldwide sku? The former is about £4 cheaper). So will approve recurring payments before turning them off again.

I also have enough rewards points for 2 x 1 month of xbox live gold, which i will purchase and apply before converting to ultimate. I'm guessing i wont get another 2 x 1 bonus months with the autorenewal option?

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.
by BID0 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:08 am

I would think that the Europe region included the UK but I can't find any info online so it'd be wise to shoot them a message and check

Looks like all of the prices have shot up to £40 for gold. I guess because of the surge from everyone doing this! It's still cheaper this way that 12 months game pass which is £20 more expensive.

Instant Gaming have 12 months for just under £40 if the CDKeys Europe thing is a no go https://www.instant-gaming.com/en/1-buy ... embership/

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.
by Kevin McCallister » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:23 am

Don't forget Xbox Gold actually had a price rise to £49.99 in May.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.
by ignition » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:48 am

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:I also have enough rewards points for 2 x 1 month of xbox live gold, which i will purchase and apply before converting to ultimate. I'm guessing i wont get another 2 x 1 bonus months with the autorenewal option?


No reason it shouldn't be treated like a normal code, so each one should give an extra 14 days if you switch off recurring payment each time.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.
by kazanova_Frankincense » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:12 am

I have heard a few things about CDKeys selling redeemed codes recently, never sure about these stories, but maybe a good time to try Instant Gaming that you have linked - thanks.

Did not release that it was 14 days for 1 month codes. Still, that would be ANOTHER extra month, so why not!

Thanks all.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.
by ignition » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:21 am

Cdkeys acknowledged the error on the UKHD post, it was only a problem for a very short time and all the customers were sorted out as far as I could see. I bought 3 codes from cdkeys last week. All worked perfectly and came through in seconds.

Nice xbox avatar by the way ;)

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.
by kazanova_Frankincense » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:37 am

ignition wrote:Cdkeys acknowledged the error on the UKHD post, it was only a problem for a very short time and all the customers were sorted out as far as I could see. I bought 3 codes from cdkeys last week. All worked perfectly and came through in seconds.

Nice xbox avatar by the way ;)


Great to know, they have always been good for me in the past so i would like to continue using them. This gives me confidence.

And yes, i was wondering why the avatar compliment until i scrolled down....

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.
by Mr. Mystery Garth » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:39 am

The codes cdkeys sent me worked fine too.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.
by kazanova_Frankincense » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:10 pm

Just got an email back from them confirming EU one includes UK. So thats reassuring.

Will get this all done this evening and stop deliberating. Hopefully it might mean i get to play some of the Game Pass games with people on here. I have always liked the look of Sea of Thieves.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.
by kazanova_Frankincense » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:40 pm

That's me paid up until June 2022!
Thanks for all the help and advice guys, I will put my reward points to use in 3 years time.

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