I've been doing the MMO-thing for a while now, but this is the first time I ran into the case, where I absolutely need to subscribe before getting access to my 30 days of free gametime. So essentially I paid 60$ for the client files, nothing else. The so called 30 days of free playtime. I'll be able to access it by doubling down on a 40$ 60 days gametime card.
I faintly remember tricking WoW into giving me access, but both Age of Conan and Warhammer Online let me play my 30 days of free gametime just like that. I mean seriously! 30 days of free gametime are there, so I can play the game and find out if it's worth a subscription fee. The way it's set-up, it's just a bloody scam. SW:TOR's actual retail pricing is 100$ with 90 days of gametime.
I don't appreciate being strongarmed like that. Dick move. All the fun I had up to now. Well - just F*** off. How's that for fun.