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2-11-2011 @ 3:15PM
"WoW players could pick up different Horde- and Alliance-themed flavors of the soft drink and use codes from the bottles and cases to purchase fuel for the non-combat pet, the Battle-Bot."Completely and utterly wrong.The Battle Bot required no code. You just registered on the Mountain Dew site, clicked "Unlock my Battle Bot", and you were given it.The fuel required no code. You just went to the site, and clicked "Redeem my Battle Fuel", and which one you wanted, and it was mailed to you. You had to do this once a day if you wanted to keep the Battle Bot going.The Battle Bot itself required a rename when they found out that a preexisting trademark on Battle Bot, uh, existed. I knew the moment they named it it was skirting on legal problems. They renamed it the Warbot.The promotion ending also ended any usefulness of the bot outside of just following you around, because the fuel is completely gone, and it had a limited duration. Seeing this seems to be a marketed failure after the promotion ended, because they could have kept it going by using fuel sold by the Dalaran toyshop, maybe renaming the fuel so it wouldn't have the same name as it did under the promotion.
2-11-2011 @ 5:00PM
Wrong. I still have several stacks of fuel for mine. it was not limited duration item.
2-11-2011 @ 5:13PM
You are right, I was thinking of the speculation that when the promotion ended, the fuel would disappear.They really should have put some more fuel in the toystore. Now all those Battle Bots have been turned into regular non-combat pets if the owner is out of fuel.
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