Star Wars: The Old Republic Update Upsets PlayersNews
With the recent 1.2 Legacy update to Star Wars: The Old Republic it seems BioWare has started somewhat of a fire storm over the “gifting” to players. If you stuck it out and surpassed level 50 and the title of “most valued player,” a free month of access is your’s!
BioWare has established the cut off point of April 12th, 2012 at 12:00PM CDT/5:00PM GMT for those level 50 players who will receive a free month of play. But if you did not achieve the almighty level 50 status by this time, you can just pay for access like the rest of the players. There are a lot of people who have yet to attain the required level but many of them have maintained an active account for the entire period of time.
Some of you might be saying that getting to level 50 is not that difficult at all, but you might also realize that starting multiple characters makes it a blast. Then there are players who are just really social and spend more time chatting and playing around than actually leveling their characters. These players are just as valuable, and most times we would love to be hammering away and leveling up, but life, work and responsibilities get in the way. These players will get the Legacy Tauntaun Ram for having a registered account in good standing, but not getting the free game time is a low blow for paying gamers.
Some gamers are trying to justify the “gift” as meant to appease the hardcore PVP folks who were looking forward to the Ranked Warzones that have been excluded from the update. Things have been a bit rocky with Star Wars: The Old Republic over the last 5 months and singling out gamers in good standing as less than “most valued” may not be the most brilliant idea that BioWare has had.