So on Saturday, I was pretty much Afk in FM 1 channel 2, selling some random equips and such I didn't need. I wasn't going to be able to play for the x2 exp so I might as well try selling my stuff. I had some relatives over my house for dinner so it was probably around 10-10:30pm (EST) by the time everyone was out. I change into pjs and get settled in my room around 11-11:15pm. Realizing I was still logged on and in FM, I decided to look around the channel, reply to some messages and then call it a night.
To my surprise, I forgot there were weekend gifts just for logging in. (Before I get lashed for not realizing it earlier, while I was afk, the gift box was NOT on the left side.) So, when I changed to channel 1 in FM 1, the gift box appeared on the left side. Naturally, I clicked it and was awaiting for this in game prize. Instead, I ended up with a frozen screen in FM 1 channel 1 with the game message out and unable to claim my gift.
I decided to wait it out since populated channels tend to either freeze the game momentarily or freeze the game entirely. Nothing happened so I turned my laptop off completely and determined it hopeless to receive the gift since it was around 1am (EST). It might of been foolish for me to lose hope like that, but even if being 3 hours ahead didn't apply to the promotion, I wasn't going to log in again being so annoyed and tired.
I feel like I've had similar issues in the past where servers become so populated during events and such. I just want to know if something similar has happened to anyone else or if there's anyway to get that gift again. I don't have high hopes for the later option but it was rather frustrating to see that gift message and be stuck there.