Subscription plan, confirmation from people please.

#1 Edited by amir90 (2156 posts) -

As I wait, in all eagerness to get a pre order confirmation (which starts around 20 min with emails) I registered my game (not the pre order code, i have already done that).

Then I see this message right under the game registration:

"You have 30 days of play time starting 12.20.2011. You must sign up for a recurring subscription plan or redeem a Game Time Code before you can play.

If you sign up for a recurring subscription, you will be billed automatically at the end of your current remaining play time."

What kind of 30 days free BS is this.

To get something, you have to sign up, that will cost money.

the fuck?

Every mmo after the launch of vanilla wow have not required extra game time to play, and now they start with this BS again?

NVM, it says on back of the box, that a subscription plan or game card is required, so I am screwed.

#2 Posted by TurkFebruary (20 posts) -

Just set up a subscription with a credit card then cancel the subscription. You won't be billed until after that first free month.

#3 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

Quite sure you don't have to input your credit card until your free month ends.

#4 Posted by amir90 (2156 posts) -

@TurkFebruary said:

Just set up a subscription with a credit card then cancel the subscription. You won't be billed until after that first free month.

@PhatSeeJay said:

Quite sure you don't have to input your credit card until your free month ends.

As silly as this might seem.

I am 21 years old, and I don't have a credit card that allows anything Internet transfer related.

But I do have cash to buy a game card.

#5 Posted by BionicRadd (617 posts) -

@amir90 said:

@TurkFebruary said:

Just set up a subscription with a credit card then cancel the subscription. You won't be billed until after that first free month.

@PhatSeeJay said:

Quite sure you don't have to input your credit card until your free month ends.

As silly as this might seem.

I am 21 years old, and I don't have a credit card that allows anything Internet transfer related.

But I do have cash to buy a game card.

Credit Cards are evil, so nothing wrong with that. However, most decent banks offer a debit card that works exactly like a credit card.

#6 Posted by sins_of_mosin (1556 posts) -

Use a debit card.

#7 Posted by Nelander (177 posts) -

you can also use paypal

#8 Posted by jetsetwillie (857 posts) -

@amir90 said:

@TurkFebruary said:

Just set up a subscription with a credit card then cancel the subscription. You won't be billed until after that first free month.

@PhatSeeJay said:

Quite sure you don't have to input your credit card until your free month ends.

As silly as this might seem.

I am 21 years old, and I don't have a credit card that allows anything Internet transfer related.

But I do have cash to buy a game card.

just get one of those prepay credit cards. i have a visa on for stuff online and its great. you can get t over the counter at a store or just send for one online.

#9 Posted by Brodehouse (9949 posts) -

Credit cards aren't evil.

#10 Edited by BabyChooChoo (4510 posts) -

@Brodehouse said:

Credit cards aren't evil.

Bingo. Credit cards are only evil if you don't what the hell you're doing when you sign up for one and that's not the card's fault as much as it is the person signing up for it.

#11 Edited by project343 (2825 posts) -

@amir90: @jetsetwillie said:

just get one of those prepay credit cards. i have a visa on for stuff online and its great. you can get t over the counter at a store or just send for one online.

I'm going to second this.

Walk over to your nearest Wal-mart or equivalent, buy a $25 pre-paid credit card. The ones I've seen just require you to go onto a website, punch in your card number, and it's activated. Then you go over to SWTOR's website, type in that credit card number, and your account will be activated. Hell, might as well use those $25 for game time after that first month if you enjoy it.

#12 Posted by amir90 (2156 posts) -

Thanks for the advice people!

#13 Posted by Beaudacious (929 posts) -

Every AAA mmo forces you to register a credit card on launch. If you only use time cards, well then your paranoia has consequences.

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