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Rise of the Hutt Cartel Free to Subscribers Starting September 12th!

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Rise of the Hutt Cartel Free to Subscribers Starting September 12th!
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CommanderKeeva
09.10.2013 , 12:22 PM | #41
Also, aside from very serious raiders, who are you expecting to buy your next digital expansion? If you're going to give it away for free, most people will just wait it out....

Yet another smart move...
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09.10.2013 , 12:23 PM | #42
Well Lashriel the Risen has a nice ring to it I guess.

Also, Doctor Juvard Illip Oggurobb is worth at least $5 imo.
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09.10.2013 , 12:23 PM | #43
Quote: Originally Posted by Kalshic View Post
Yes, because when you buy something that goes on sale a week later a store never re-compensates you. That's just unheard of . You bought it 6 months ago? You've played 6 months longer than people just now getting it, there's your benefit. Would you be playing still if you didn't buy it 6 months ago and you were still level 50? Probably not. You got entertainment for 6 months.
And yet the people who buy it now, who could have bought it 6 months ago, will get an additional 1050 Cartel Coins for the exact same price. Either give us, the loyal subscribers who supported you months ago when you (needed) support or give us something better than a damn title.
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DarthTHC
09.10.2013 , 12:24 PM | #44
Quote: Originally Posted by homsikpanda View Post
you got to do the expansion for 6 months, get a lvl 55 character and all the perks, probably several characters.
wheres the new people (like myself ) bought it less then a month ago and probably haven't even had a chance to even use it yet (my highest character is 42) and to have it now free less then a month later was a waste of $10,
i feel that giving me the $10 amount of cartel coins to offset my purchase of the expansion is appropriate (it's within the 30 day return policy that 99% of stores these days have after all ) look at it like you paid $10 for a 5 month head start above everybody else.
Quote: Originally Posted by Kalshic View Post
Yes, because when you buy something that goes on sale a week later a store never re-compensates you. That's just unheard of . You bought it 6 months ago? You've played 6 months longer than people just now getting it, there's your benefit. Would you be playing still if you didn't buy it 6 months ago and you were still level 50? Probably not. You got entertainment for 6 months.
I bought a Ford Mustang about 6 months ago. Just today, Ford announced that everyone who owns any Ford vehicle would be given a free Mustang in 3 days. Those of us who already own a Mustang, we'd get a special license plate cover to put on ours.

But that's just fine, because I got to drive my Mustang for 6 months longer than everyone who's about to get one for free.

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Kalshic
09.10.2013 , 12:24 PM | #45
Quote: Originally Posted by CommanderKeeva View Post
Also, aside from very serious raiders, who are you expecting to buy your next digital expansion? If you're going to give it away for free, most people will just wait it out....

Yet another smart move...
Except they won't. Because they'll run out of content and cave seeing everyone in new gear, with a higher level and they'll buy it.

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And yet the people who buy it now, who could have bought it 6 months ago, will get an additional 1050 Cartel Coins for the exact same price. Either give us, the loyal subscribers who supported you months ago when you (needed) support or give us something better than a damn title.
They get 1050 coins for recently buying something that's going free in 2 days. Your perk was 6 months of new content.

Really people, this only affects people just joining(Or those who have joined in the last month). Stop complaining because you didn't get something, this will only benefit people that got this game 6 months ago.

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zhygore
09.10.2013 , 12:24 PM | #46
My only tought is...

is the old republic this hatefull towards theire loyal fans who preorder and subscribe.
i feel like the pre-orders and bought versions of ROTHC deserve much more.

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Master-Nala
09.10.2013 , 12:24 PM | #47
Quote: Originally Posted by NebulaeSands View Post
Gah! Purchased mine on August 7th >.<
While the people who have had it since spring are just complaining and should stop, I do feel sorry for you!
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Tatile
09.10.2013 , 12:25 PM | #48
Quote: Originally Posted by CourtneyWoods View Post
Beginning September 12, 2013, active Subscribers will receive the first Digital Expansion: Rise of the Hutt Cartel free of charge as a newly added benefit to the Subscriber Rewards Program! Rise of the Hutt Cartel offers the breathtaking planet of Makeb, five new levels of story-driven missions increasing the level cap to 55, and exciting technology devices which unlock valuable rewards.

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Ok, so you've put the one major story update since release (and, given how "important" story content apparently is down in Texas, the only story update we'll get) up as free to subscribers because... you've suddenly remembered that you promised never to charge for story content?

Because story content is no longer going to be produced, so you're making what's been done free?

Or

You've got ANOTHER expansion coming out in 2014 that HAS STORY CONTENT?

Or is it really just a "gosh, let's do something nice"?

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Inflicktion
09.10.2013 , 12:25 PM | #49
Quote: Originally Posted by CommanderKeeva View Post
Also, aside from very serious raiders, who are you expecting to buy your next digital expansion? If you're going to give it away for free, most people will just wait it out....

Yet another smart move...
Nope. If you think the majority of people are going to wait out space you're beyond clueless.

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DocWookieChris
09.10.2013 , 12:25 PM | #50
You early adopters paid for the expansion to let bioware know that was something you wanted. To pay for the devs who put hard work into making it. for 6 months of playtime new players coming in did not have access to. Also, preorderers also got a few nice things that new people will not have access to.

but not, lets complain about the people who JUST bought it getting a refund instead of the people who had it for half a year (because that makes sense.) Also, lets forget the pros coming out of this: a larger community for stuff like tfb, snv, tc, and the new daily area. More people for 55 pvp and hm55 flashpoints.

Thank you Bioware for giving some of my guildies the ability to endgame raid with me, and enjoy the game as much as i do (most of the time.)