Free weekend

#1 Posted by andriv (257 posts) -

does anyone know how to take part in the free weekend?

#2 Posted by MB (13149 posts) -
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#3 Posted by Benny (1955 posts) -

I'd love to know the effect these free weekends have on sales. They pop up on steam all the time so it's surely beneficial and they probably only stand to gain from it.

Wonder how subscriber numbers are looking.

#4 Posted by BrockNRolla (1694 posts) -

Sounds like no fun at all.

#5 Posted by Funkydupe (3321 posts) -

We can't play beyond level 15 and there are other limitations too like the chat not working and you will not gain legacy points. Awesome!

#6 Posted by SirPsychoSexy (1331 posts) -

Already having free weekends? Won't be long before this goes free to play.

#7 Posted by andriv (257 posts) -

@Funkydupe said:

We can't play beyond level 15 and there are other limitations too like the chat not working and you will not gain legacy points. Awesome!

why should we?

I haven't paid a dollar for it and at least I get a taste of it this weekend, I paid nothing so I should get everything is something no one over 10 should ever say.

#8 Posted by Wuddel (2100 posts) -

I think it is pretty good value for the very low price of free. Leveling up to 15 (or less) will probably tell you if this game is for you or not, without having to pick up a retail copy.

#9 Posted by James_Giant_Peach (751 posts) -

@Funkydupe said:

We can't play beyond level 15 and there are other limitations too like the chat not working and you will not gain legacy points. Awesome!

Wow, do you also complain that demos don't let you play the whole game?

#10 Posted by Funkydupe (3321 posts) -

@James_Giant_Peach: No.

@Wuddel: Time limited, and why won't they let a poor newbie talk with the options available in the game for the duration of this "demo"?

When I demo a car, I want to demo the whole car, and not just pieces of it. That'd be way more informative and honest than showing me some of it and covering up the rest, even if I was just allowed to try it for 10 minutes.

#11 Posted by Brodehouse (10138 posts) -
@Funkydupe When I buy a car I can take a shit in the trunk. When I test drive it, the guy gives me this big lecture. Fuck him, how'm I supposed to know if I want it?


The real reason why they limit chat access? Because a free weekend is a perfect way to spam nigger in general chat. And call the subscribers niggers. And call BioWare niggers. You're not going to lose your account or your money.
#12 Posted by Funkydupe (3321 posts) -

@Brodehouse: Yes. Demoing out your car is risky business, even just for small test drives, but you might be able to sell it faster.

#13 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

@SirPsychoSexy said:

Already having free weekends? Won't be long before this goes free to play.

None of what you just said makes any sense.

#14 Posted by Sammo21 (3574 posts) -

WOW IN SPACE...for 3 days.

#15 Posted by Donkeycow (558 posts) -

Even if this game was all free all the time i still wouldn't touch it on principle. I blame this game (perhaps unjustly) for the current state of Bioware to a degree.

#16 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

It's too bad it will take you the entire weekend to install the game.

#17 Posted by Ares42 (2800 posts) -

If you're clever you can use the free weekend to log in to the test server and check out some of the 1.2 changes. Did a char to level 10 myself and then un-installed the client again.

#18 Posted by CptBedlam (4460 posts) -

@CL60 said:

@SirPsychoSexy said:

Already having free weekends? Won't be long before this goes free to play.

None of what you just said makes any sense.

I give the game one more year before it goes F2P.

#19 Edited by CL60 (16906 posts) -

@CptBedlam said:

@CL60 said:

@SirPsychoSexy said:

Already having free weekends? Won't be long before this goes free to play.

None of what you just said makes any sense.

I give the game one more year before it goes F2P.

Yes. EA is going to make TOR F2P when they still haven't made their failure MMO F2P.(I'm not sure if it's free or not yet. But if it is, it still took them YEARS to make their failure MMO F2P) Yet obviously their MMO with a solid subscription base is going F2P.

#20 Posted by Xerxes8933A (227 posts) -

They also sent out week long free trials to everyone who has an account on their site. Don't know if all this means they didn't get as many subs as they needed, or just not as many as they want.

#21 Posted by Fattony12000 (7583 posts) -

Can anyone tell me what/who my character looks like? My girlfriend is saying that she reminds her of someone from a cartoon or film or something?

#22 Posted by GalacticPunt (1112 posts) -

@Fattony12000: That's a young Sinead O'Conner with her weird glasses.

Or maybe the little round sunglasses just make her think of Christopher Lloyd as the villain from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

#23 Posted by piropeople13 (399 posts) -

I signed up for the trial, now how the hell do I download the client to play?

#24 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -
@Xerxes8933A

They also sent out week long free trials to everyone who has an account on their site. Don't know if all this means they didn't get as many subs as they needed, or just not as many as they want.

Supposedly, TOR's active player population has declined by about 10%. Considering the number of still active paid subscriptions, it's not catastrophic, but it doesn't sound like subscription numbers currently match what EA was hoping for.

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