Yes folks, after much waiting, Game Update 1.2 is finally here and live on the servers. There is a ton of excitement over the new patch, but sadly it isn’t entirely over the Legacy system, or the new customizable UI interface, or even the new Operation: Explosive Conflict! Heck, all the excitement I’m hearing about isn’t even about the mini Tauntaun pet!!
The excitement I’m hearing about is the free month of playtime! Yes folks Bioware is letting you play for a month for free – BUT WAIT!
What’s this in the fine print? Only those with a level 50 character are eligible for the free month.
Let’s let that settle in for a moment people.
Only those who have had the time to level an alt to 50 – and yes I know there are plenty of people with multiple 50s out already – but ONLY those with a level 50 is eligible for a free month?
So….. what about people who have played the game from the start? Who have taken their time and played through all the starter zones, tried out different alts? Those who may be roleplayers and didn’t devote all their time rushing to endgame?
What about those people who can’t devote a ton of time to playing? Those with a family? Or perhaps a demanding job?
Or perhaps *cough* a webcomic?
*Cough* People like me?
Yes folks – I do NOT have a level 50 yet. I have purposefully been taking my time and I the highest level character I have is a lvl 42 Jedi Guardian. You may have heard of him: Kylun Dross.
So does that means I get a free month of playtime??? Guess not.
Can’t say it didn’t spoil the whole “shiny” factor of the new update for me. It’s left a somewhat sour taste in my mouth to be perfectly honest.
It’s safe to say this is a blunder on Bioware or EA’s part if you ask me.
Well for those of you who are taking advantage of the free month of playtime. Congrats and enjoy it. It’s a rare treat and should be enjoyed for what it is. A marketing move.
For all those other folks, like myself, who won’t be partaking in the free month, at least Bioware has given us a video to enjoy:
And of course our Tauntaun pet….