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So again, this is not misleading by any means?

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So again, this is not misleading by any means?

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andrelle
12.14.2011 , 09:38 PM | #1
So on the front page we see this:

Fans who have pre-ordered STAR WARS: The Old Republic can now begin playing the game!
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http://www.swtor.com/news/news-article/20111213

In this article, it does say the following "Early Game Access will still be staggered, allowing blocks of players in at a time to ensure a quality experience for everyone."

But it is not specific. It does not say, if you ordered prior to this month, you have an opportunity to play the full 5 days of early access. It does not say if you ordered now, you may only get 1 to 2 days of early access.

What it does say is this:

"There’s still time for you to get in on Early Game Access before it ends so pre-order your copy of Star Wars: The Old Republic right now!"

How much early access time will these people get?

So explain to me how this doesn't mislead you into purchasing the game right now, only to find you won't be playing until Friday or later.

Why isn't early access closed now? Purchasing now gets you no benefit. Its just a marketing ploy. It was a ploy a few months ago, and its a ploy now. That's all it is, a ploy to get you to purchase. Really, if this isn't just to collect as many purchases in advance, then close the early access option now to prevent more disgruntled customers.

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Kuriostone
12.14.2011 , 09:43 PM | #2
From what I'm reading, people ordering now will get 2-3 days of FREE early access playtime! At the very least, they'll get into this brilliant game a full day before the hordes shamble in.

So... that sounds pretty good to me.

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KROSSDARK
12.14.2011 , 09:46 PM | #3
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xBloodCloudx
12.14.2011 , 09:47 PM | #4
this is a noob question but im new to this sort of mmo. Is BW going to make me pay a monthly fee to play this game?
Cheating seems to be a relevant term only when one is caught in the act. Otherwise it is viewed as intelligence, no?

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Shadezilla
12.14.2011 , 09:49 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by xBloodCloudx View Post
this is a noob question but im new to this sort of mmo. Is BW going to make me pay a monthly fee to play this game?
Yes.

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Harayuki
12.14.2011 , 09:49 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by xBloodCloudx View Post
this is a noob question but im new to this sort of mmo. Is BW going to make me pay a monthly fee to play this game?
Yes. Somewheres around 16$ a month, can't remember the actual price, lol

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Kraker
12.14.2011 , 09:50 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by xBloodCloudx View Post
this is a noob question but im new to this sort of mmo. Is BW going to make me pay a monthly fee to play this game?
YES they will

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andrelle
12.14.2011 , 09:52 PM | #8
So what does "up to 5 days" mean to you? I'm just curious. Could it mean zero, and if it does would you be ok with that? Are you ok purchasing something months in advance, because it contains the consideration that you will play earlier than launch? If it ends up you have no option to play earlier than launch, does it bother you?

With this logic, you could make "Up to" mean anything. I could say "you could win up to a million dollars if you purchase this game in advance." But in reality I only need to pay you a buck, or nothing. I've probably gained far more sales by that very suggestion of a million dollars than I would if I had said nothing. So when you receive your buck in the mail, or your nickel, would you feel mislead at all?

This is the logic most of you are suggesting. That we should be satisfied to receive little or no consideration when we pay full price. That's ok with you. That's troubling if it is. That means you are too easy to fool. Can you say "variable interest rates?"

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rweishaar
12.14.2011 , 09:54 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by andrelle View Post
So what does "up to 5 days" mean to you? I'm just curious. Could it mean zero, and if it does would you be ok with that? Are you ok purchasing something months in advance, because it contains the consideration that you will play earlier than launch? If it ends up you have no option to play earlier than launch, does it bother you?

With this logic, you could make "Up to" mean anything. I could say "you could win up to a million dollars if you purchase this game in advance." But in reality I only need to pay you a buck, or nothing. I've probably gained far more sales by that very suggestion of a million dollars than I would if I had said nothing. So when you receive your buck in the mail, or your nickel, would you feel mislead at all?

This is the logic most of you are suggesting. That we should be satisfied to receive little or no consideration when we pay full price. That's ok with you. That's troubling if it is. That means you are too easy to fool. Can you say "variable interest rates?"
You know what you get if you pay full price? The game. That's all.

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Gilgamec
12.14.2011 , 09:58 PM | #10
They have already said they expect Dec. pre orders to get in Friday sometime. Therefore from that time on, people should be able to get on from the moment they enter a code is my understanding.

And its not misleading cause your still getting some time, maybe not a full 5 days but it doesnt guarantee you that to begin with.