Recently I had a chance to play Funcom’s new MMO The Secret World (TSW henceforth) during their free to play one month celebration weekend. The results were beyond my expectations to say the least. I had heard about TSW almost 2 years ago via a co-worker; I saw the video and brushed it off, after all it was just a teaser anyway. Somewhere between then and now I lost track of the title altogether, it slipped through the cracks with me I suppose. Fast forward to a week or so ago I saw a story on one of the many game news sites I follow that there was a free weekend coming up. I was already visiting a friend to get some games (legally) that I can’t download myself because of bandwidth restrictions. I asked him to pop it on my hard drive as well to give it a test drive. Come this past Friday I created an account and jumped in.
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It appears BioWare has heard fan complaints over their Legacy promotion. For those not aware, BioWare was doing a promotion where anyone with a level 50 character would receive a free month of game time as a thank you for their loyalty.. This angered many fans who thought it was unfair that only people devoted to a single 50 character would receive the game time. Their thinking being that if they were let’s say an altaholic they might not have a level 50, but they were still an active part of the community.
To address this concern Dr. Greg Zeschuk announced an additional way to get the free game time via reaching Legacy level 6 in the game. This seems to have quelled a bit of the anger directed at BioWare, at least for the time being.
My personal take is that reaching level 50 in SWTOR is childishly easy if people have been playing since launch, or near to it. Though I do understand being an altaholic could draw attention away from a single character for some. Either way, the new method should allow most, if not all players to get a free loyalty month; which should be nice. I however don’t really care since my account is still active until July and I haven’t even played since late-January. Oh well…
Source: Legacy Promotion now expanded