Yeah the prices seem a little high especially the character wide ones. Maybe they should allow the character wide ones for people that bought the actual game previously, it would help entice them back
Originally Posted by SWTORFrom the press email "All former subscribers who reactivate their subscription by the new date of December 20, 2012 at 11:59am CDT will be granted Complimentary Cartel Coins for their prior paid months up to November 15, 2012."
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As someone who was looking forward to the SWTOR F2P option, the restrictions almost make me not want to even bother. I loved Kotor 1 and 2 and their storys and adventures, I was hoping to just single player through this. But restricting action bars? How is that fun for anyone? Why not make a race car game and remove 1 of the tires. "You may not be able to corner well, but for $9.99 we'll give you that 4th tire!"
Does not sound very appealing.
I personally don't think they should reward loyalty BUT if they do then not rewarding players who quit in the past is ok with me. If you resub before the deadline they set then all is well, if not then I have no pity for the whinging. Again, I don't think they should reward loyalty but if they do then they should only reward the loyal and not the ones who bailed.
Alternatively the guy who bought the game at launch and never subscribed past the free month and then comes back the 14th is more loyal than the guy same guy in the previous example, you must be able to see how flawed that view on loyalty is.
Either way, they are changing the financial model after selling their product thus paying for their risk capital with the money early customers gave them while being patient with lack of content delivery, so if you don't want to view it as a loyalty reward just see it as doing right by the guys that payed for your 6 years of development.
And it's not "whining", it's expressing an opinion.
This way anyone that current has no active subscription, but could gain cartel coins with re-sub dont neccessary need to re-sub bfore the f2p. Anyone of them can easily test their prefered f2p status before actually have to decide to pay money - either for a sub with massiv coins gain or any of the official coin offers in the swtor-store!
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Can someone ask on their official forums if the game is going to be available in regions where it isn't right now? Currently, you just can't play the game from India. I am hoping they will change that - I can play WoW and LOTRO both from here just fine.
One of Bioware's Doctors made a huge cockup back in the spring. He came out with the whole 'All accounts with a level 50 will receive a free month to say thank you for their LOYALTY'. It heavily implied that people who had been paying since day 1 but hadn't managed to get a toon to lvl 50 were somehow not loyal. Huge backlash on the forums (I had 3 lvl 50s by then but even I railed against this slander).
BW backed down and eased up on the restrictions for that promotion/give-away. What that showed me, back in early 2012, is that BW had a very strange view on loyalty and an even stranger desire to piss people off with statements that could easily be avoided.
So I believe it's best for them not to try and meddle with loyalty promotions again so soon. However I believe that when a census is taken. At that specific moment do I determine who 'currently' is a loyal subscriber. In your examples, yes, I'd consider the loyal peeps to be those currently loyal. Not any who used to be signed up but aren't anymore.
'Whinging' is complaining about something in a persistent manner. The simple rule to this promotion is set by BW. Sub-up to receive...or do not receive. As I agree with their simple rule any persistent complaining done by the people who choose not to follow it is whinging in my book.
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I have friends in the red zones who play TOR happily enough. I may have misunderstood what you're asking though so forgive me if that is so.
2) Not at all. I used it in the line about how those who persistently go on about it are whinging. It's a simple enough rule to follow but not following and then whinging about why over and over is what I was refering to. Also when I wrote 'those' I didn't have specific names of people in mind.
I wish you luck and that Bioware take what you and others have said to heart and change the terms of their promotion. I doubt they will once next week roles on by as to change it now would anger those who were encouraged to resub to get the coins...and did so. I wish you luck though.
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There are no restrictions placed on the game based on region from our side, so your friend should be able to download and play the game without issues.
And yes your friend can just download the game and join the trial version to try it out.
Please come back to us if you have any further questions.
I've only got 250 coins banked so no panic rush for me to come back. Timing is crappy for me since Rift xpac comes out two days prior. I might come back for a month or two next year the f2p model has zero appeal to me since I leveled a char to 50 did an OP, some FP's and PvP at launch so as a former player the f2p is useless. Seems aimed at new players who want to trial the game imo.