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Are Early Access days "free"?

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Are Early Access days "free"?

Suilebhain's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:49 AM | #1
In other words, do they count against the free 30 days you get with your retail version? Do we get our Early Access time, then our 30 days begins from the point where we enter our access code, like on the 20th?

I've looked all over and there seems to be a difference of opinion on the matter so I would say that the distinction is not clear.

TehStevo's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:50 AM | #2
They cost you by the hour.

Amodin's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:51 AM | #3
Time starts when you plug your credit card information/time card information in to your account subscription.

Differentiation's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:51 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by TehStevo View Post
They cost you by the hour.
Wouldn't that be something.
My allegiance will lie with The Sith Empire. The Empire doesn't have time for weaklings, and as a bounty hunter, I'll be killing YOU.

Hellbrass's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:52 AM | #5
The 30 days begins when you enter your product activation key.

Rhysling's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:52 AM | #6
Before the forums went down there was a Dev post stating your time does not start until you enter your product key. Not the pre-order key. So for most of us it will be on the 20th when we enter our keys.

So don't worry. You are not being billed for these 7 free days.

AllanGand's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:53 AM | #7
you have early access and then your thirty days start

Sinuouss's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:55 AM | #8
Early Access is free. Subscription doesn't start until launch day. To me, that means that Early Access is a bonus and shouldn't be called Launch.

Billybobbinky's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:55 AM | #9
As far as i can see the early access is not linked to your 30 days included subscription and this will only be active after you have entered the code you get when your game is shipped or your email arrives . The early access is a bonus for pre-ordering as how can they take days from you as others might buy the game after this is closed ?

Suilebhain's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 09:01 AM | #10
Thanks! That is what I thought, but needed to get it straight before starting my clock.