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For thoes that do not know recently it was stated that there will be no grace period for SWTOR. The information can be found here about half way down the page. http://www.swtor.com/preorder/faq#305186
However on 8/7/2011 this was posted By Stephen Reid the Senior online community manager. http://www.swtor.com/community/showpost.php?p=8064577
This clearly states there WOULD be a grace period. At this point there still is no awnser from Bioware or EA stating why there customers where lied to.
Ontop of that in a later post (apologies I'm having trouble finding it) Reid said he was "Sorry for any misunderstanding" or something to that effect. Basically he said the customers where stupid and didnt know how to read. If you want to see I'm telling the truth read through this thread. http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=722366 I'm not sure if its in there directly but I know the link is in there to it somewhere in the 100+ pages.
So I ask you guys because I'm curious what you think. Should a gaming news site such as MMORPG.com cover something like this? Do you want a game website you frequent (in this case MMORPG's) to cover a story about a company lieing to its customers? Do you feel they should wait untill there is either a statment by EA/Bioware or should they report it as it happened?
I personally am going so far as to say EA/Bioware (whichever made the choice to do no grace period) is now just as bad if not worse than funcom. Funcom lied to its customers about the content in the game. EA/Bioware, if they do not fix this in some way and leaves it as is lied to there customers.
Before someone says "boohoo" or anything stupid like that remember that some people based there purchase between digital or physical copy off the information that there WOULD be a grace period. Others purchased the CE and will not be able to play for up to 9 days (according to shipping dates by amazon ect) after launch after being told they would have time. In alot of cases retailers charged a $5 pre-order fee that the customer would lose if they chose to cancel and order digitally. That in itself is a problem when they are not going to get what they where told they would be.