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All SWTOR players receive 25(twenty-five) guest invites to hand out

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  • noncleynoncley LondonPosts: 648Member Uncommon

    Is offering every single player remaining in the game 23 free friend invites the kind of thing a successful game would do?

  • flclimaxflclimax Hempstead, NYPosts: 92Member Common

    Originally posted by noncley

    Is offering every single player remaining in the game 23 free friend invites the kind of thing a successful game would do?

    no.

  • obiiobii WienPosts: 779Member Uncommon

    Somehow EA managed to make it sound like they do a Ponzi Scheme :P

    25 invites ..... wtf .. about 40 Million invites if one believes the 1,7 million subscribers ...

  • BoatsmateBoatsmate Springfield, MOPosts: 208Member

    Originally posted by Faelan

    Meanwhile over in pandaland, the servers are so flooded that I can't even get past the very first login. Perhaps Bioware could recover some money by letting Blizzard rent a couple of servers while the MoP beta is taking place. Nobody would notice if some of the dead SWTOR servers went missing image

    This made me LOL.  :OP

    Ballerinas are always on their toes. Why don't they just get taller ballerinas?

  • iamrtaiamrta centreville, VAPosts: 164Member

    if you tried the beta but didnt purchase or sub after that try to sign up for a free trial. you can't. you have to use a different account, email, etc. i was hoppin mad and just gave up. unless i am missing something i don't care to try to make the registration work. 

  • OpapanaxOpapanax Rochester, NYPosts: 973Member

    25 free trial invites is crazy.

    SWTOR is a fat joke dudes. Where is 1.2 are people at least getting to play this and not the stuff now. Why bring so many into this spoiled experience. I think they would release the patch and then go in hard like this with invites.

    If people don't like now, they aren't going to swing thru for another free trial for the most part. IDK, I don't play and I'm completely happy that I don't..

     

    PM before you report at least or you could just block.

  • BurntvetBurntvet Baltimore, MDPosts: 2,939Member Uncommon

    Does anyone (not an EA marketing executive) think that the lack of marketing is the problem with TOR? This game is already the most marketed computer game, probably ever.

    More trials, more buddy keys, 20% price cut, and on and on, slightly over 90 days out.

    The problem with TOR, is the GAMEPLAY. But, that is something the geniuses in the suits probably don't get. When you ask a marketing person for a solution to falling sales, what do they answer?

    Price cuts and more marketing....

    Making the product better, not as much.

     

     

    When people try your product and quit, that is not a marketing problem: that is a problem with your product.

    Seems that EA/BW is giving up on trying to keep people subbed, and just trying to sell boxes to make the rest of the money they need.

     

     

  • noncleynoncley LondonPosts: 648Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Burntvet

    Does anyone (not an EA marketing executive) think that the lack of marketing is the problem with TOR? This game is already the most marketed computer game, probably ever.

    More trials, more buddy keys, 20% price cut, and on and on, slightly over 90 days out.

    The problem with TOR, is the GAMEPLAY. But, that is something the geniuses in the suits probably don't get. When you ask a marketing person for a solution to falling sales, what do they answer?

    Price cuts and more marketing....

    Making the product better, not as much.

     

     

    When people try your product and quit, that is not a marketing problem: that is a problem with your product.

    Seems that EA/BW is giving up on trying to keep people subbed, and just trying to sell boxes to make the rest of the money they need.

     

     

    You're spot on.

    'THE PROBLEM IS THE GAMEPLAY'

    EA don't need to look further than that.

  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownPosts: 3,452Member
    Originally posted by iamrta

    if you tried the beta but didnt purchase or sub after that try to sign up for a free trial. you can't. you have to use a different account, email, etc. i was hoppin mad and just gave up. unless i am missing something i don't care to try to make the registration work. 

     

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    Takes 30s to create a new gmail account, then just sign up for the trial using that.
  • ignore_meignore_me Apple Valley, CAPosts: 1,987Member

    Originally posted by asianbboy101

    I hope this game goes f2p with p2w cash shop. I wanna breeze my sith warrior and just smash roll things in pvp. They should cater cash shop to white collar folks such as us, so we can steamroll the the poor common folks arse, so they learn they're place that the rich whether in real world or virtual world...WE'RE UNMATCHED! wahahahah

    Just buy a Collector's Edition and make a Sith Inquisitor Sorceror. Same effect.

    Survivor of the great MMORPG Famine of 2011

  • Jimmy562Jimmy562 FlimwellPosts: 1,099Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by noncley

    Is offering every single player remaining in the game 23 free friend invites the kind of thing a successful game would do?

    Why wouldn't a successful game do this? These kind of promotions mean little in judging the success of a game because they can go both ways. 

  • tixylixtixylix gfff, TNPosts: 1,208Member Uncommon

    Raising a level cap never fixed anything, just made more problems.

     

     

  • xion12121xion12121 Palm Harbor, FLPosts: 119Member

    Originally posted by Stridar

    Well if some one wants to give me a guest invite I'd try the game.

                           I would give you a guest invite to SWToR but then , I just wouldn't be able to find a way to live with myself afterwards......

    I would give you a guest pass to SWOTR, but then I wouldn't be able to find a way to live with myself afterwards....

  • DannyGloverDannyGlover Portland, ORPosts: 1,277Member

    I know this is a little off topic but I didn't want to create a new thread for this. Has anyone else noticed the past few TOR vids talking about 1.2, the devs look haggard and beat down? Like they've been working around the clock and look straight up exhausted.

    I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means - except by getting off his back.

  • El-HefeEl-Hefe Yakima, WAPosts: 609Member

    Originally posted by Hrica

    I don't know 25 RL people

    this made me lol irl.

    I've got the straight edge.

  • CorehavenCorehaven Colorado Springs, COPosts: 1,538Member

    Well my e mail keeps getting hit up with free invites to try Swtor again.  Second one in a matter of weeks. 

     

    And they're doing this along with it.  Twenty five invites?  Why not make it 50?  or 150?  Whats the difference?  

    This along with the e-mails Ive been getting just scream of desperation, especially so close to release.  Just like all those pictures I see posted of the Tortanic, yea, this ship really is sinking.   F2P of some kind will probably role around by the end of the year Id imagine. 

  • toddzetoddze no where, OKPosts: 2,155Member

    Originally posted by brody71

    Originally posted by Hrica

    I don't know 25 RL people

    this made me lol irl.

    haha thats funny.

    anyways on the topic of TOR, this game isnt worth the memory space to put it on my one of my 2 TB HDD. One of which I havent even touched. I find it rather commical that this game hasnt even been released 4 months and its already trying mass recruitment. Now maybe developers will take note that these single player rpgs with a chat box has the life of a real single player rpg w/o a chat box.

    I hate to say it but, to all those people that called me a troll { I told you so}. I guess my crystal ball was spot on. To bad most all of those fanboys went back under the rock they came out from under to praise this game to no ends.  

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  • spizzspizz BlackForrestPosts: 2,587Member

    So instead just an open Trial on their Webpage, they seek free support from players which should do the work to invite their "friends" or probably offering this in forums in the world wide web....interesting distribution and marketing.

    These companies work really with every trick...at least give such players some benefits if they invite new customer.

  • GMan3GMan3 Ewa Beach, HIPosts: 2,127Member

    Originally posted by spizz

    So instead just an open Trial on their Webpage, they seek free support from players which should do the work to invite their friends....interesting distribution and marketing.

    These companies work really with every trick...at least give such players some benefits if they invite new customer. 

        Actually spizz, they have now offered free weekends two or three times to anyone that wants to try it out, but it is only for a weekend.  The free trial that people can hand out to friends though is longer.  As for giving me something if one of my "friends" join . . . I already get a new friend playing the game with me, what else do I need? 

        To be honest though, I really can not understand why you have a problem with a company handing stuff out for free.  It's not like it costs you anything at all.

    "If half of what you tell me is a lie, how can I believe any of it?"

  • spizzspizz BlackForrestPosts: 2,587Member

    Its the kind of distribution. They will have a higher "lead" if actually people attempt to get others into the game, instead just offering a 7-14 day trial on their main page. Its the better way to get new customer in and the subscribed players get their sales agent role, for free.

  • TardcoreTardcore MinskPosts: 2,325Member



     


    "1.7 MILLION!!!!!"


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  • TardcoreTardcore MinskPosts: 2,325Member

    Originally posted by DannyGlover

    I know this is a little off topic but I didn't want to create a new thread for this. Has anyone else noticed the past few TOR vids talking about 1.2, the devs look haggard and beat down? Like they've been working around the clock and look straight up exhausted.

    And they have my sympathies. The kind of pressure they are getting can't be fun at all.

    However, keep in mind that they had five, count em, FIVE, bloody years to perfect this game. Its it possible that maybe now they are having to make up for time wasted?

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  • noncleynoncley LondonPosts: 648Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Jimmy562

    Originally posted by noncley

    Is offering every single player remaining in the game 23 free friend invites the kind of thing a successful game would do?

    Why wouldn't a successful game do this? These kind of promotions mean little in judging the success of a game because they can go both ways. 

    Because a successful game would not have to institute a loss leader promotion like this.

  • angrielangriel KrakowPosts: 43Member

    25??? I don't have so many enemies...

     

     

  • UnlightUnlight Ottawa, ONPosts: 2,540Member

    Sounds to me like they are casting a wide net to boost the sub numbers before the next official tally.  Explains the SWTOR ads I've been seeing pop up on some gaming sites too.

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