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Account information prefferred

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KingDarkness
11.17.2012 , 12:38 AM | #1
First of all greetings to all the community of SWTOR. I would like to ask a simple question about the type of account (I hope not to be opening up a double post otherwise please kindly tell me where I can find the right answer and close this post). In short I have noticed that there are 3 types of accounts with their differences of course and I was wondering something about the type PREFERRED: Since I have not seen this mentioned in the FAQ what I wanted to know if once made ​​a purchase to switch from free prefferred that the account is preferred for ever or if this type of account has a limited life. Kindly respond as quickly as possible because I'm evaluating the possibility to unlock the prefferred option on my account and I would like to know this information before deciding.

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KurganNazzir
11.17.2012 , 02:48 AM | #2
Unless BioWare changes their mind, you will never be a free player again after reaching preferred status.
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KingDarkness
11.17.2012 , 04:11 PM | #3
Emh really my request was focused on another point: I wanted to know is if once changed the status of my account on prefferred that state was permanent or if you have a deadline for the state as a subscriber.

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Vasgarth
11.17.2012 , 05:05 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by KingDarkness View Post
Emh really my request was focused on another point: I wanted to know is if once changed the status of my account on prefferred that state was permanent or if you have a deadline for the state as a subscriber.
"preferred" and "subscriber" are two different things : "subscriber" is whoever pays for the game, while a "preferred" is anyone who EVER bought a game time code on their account, so no, there's no time limit.
Btw, I think the guy who replied first pretty much answered to your question...

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BluegrassGeek
11.17.2012 , 05:15 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by KingDarkness View Post
Emh really my request was focused on another point: I wanted to know is if once changed the status of my account on prefferred that state was permanent or if you have a deadline for the state as a subscriber.
Basically, it breaks down like this:

Subscriber - Obviously, paying a subscription for the game.
Preferred - Anyone who previously subscribed OR anyone who spends at least $4.99 USD for Cartel Coins, the Digital Upgrade pack, or the Physical Security Key. Once you have a Preferred account, it stays that way unless you choose to Subscribe again. If you do, you'll drop back to Preferred status when the subscription runs out.
Free - People who haven't given EA/Bioware a dime.

Really, it's worth it to at least buy one set of Cartel Coins to get up to Preferred status.

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KingDarkness
11.17.2012 , 06:19 PM | #6
Perfect. Thanks for the clarification