Great Things Bioware Is Saying
This Is Cool -
Any of you that have checked your email today have probably already learned that Bioware has decided to grant a special in-game title to players who got in on the beginning of Star Wars: The Old Republic. If you haven’t received the email yet, I’m sure it will arrive soon. I am excited about this title and will likely display it on my character when we finally get it. Partly because I’m one of those jerks who likes to rub people’s faces in stuff. “Ha ha, look at me! I’ve got something that will never be available again. You’re a loser because you don’t have it. Bow to me in all my greatness.”
Okay, maybe that’s a little exaggerated. I’m not actually THAT big of a jerk. But I am proud of the fact that I was in at the beginning of this thing. I never played vanilla WoW and have always been jealous of the people who did. So yeah, I wanna do a little bragging about the fact that I was here for launch. Pre-launch, actually. In fact, let me take this moment to brag in a jerkish way and remind you all that I got in on December 13th, the very first day of early access. No, that doesn’t make me special or better than you. It just makes me happy in my own little pointed head.
But back to the Founder title. While I think this is a cool move on Bioware’s part and I appreciate they are recognizing they had a pretty large player base to launch with, there is one thing I do feel like being a jerk about. Anyone who purchases the game and redeems their code by March 19, 2012 get’s the title. I think that’s a bit too long of a date range. If it were up to me, I’d limit it to anyone who was in-game by the end of December. But they didn’t ask my opinion, so March 19th it is.
But Then There’s This -
While news about the Founder title has made me happy, it’s not the best thing Bioware has said this week. What has really made me squee was reading the post by James Ohlen, Game Director, that he posted in the Community News section of SWTOR.com yesterday. The best parts were:
…We have another major update planned for March and future content arriving throughout 2012 and 2013. We plan to release new Operations, Flashpoints, Warzones, Space Missions, single player content, vehicles, and companion characters. We’ll always be improving our existing game with additions like guild banks, PVP ranked matches and interface customization. Our Legacy system expands in March, bringing more options and a new level of depth to the existing character classes.
…Expect a few surprises between these Game Updates, too. You never know when the Republic might strike Dromund Kaas, if a mysterious alien fleet could appear in the Core Worlds… or when the Rakghoul plague of Taris might infect the rest of the Galaxy. Changes are coming, and they’ll affect everyone.
…We fully intend to support Star Wars: The Old Republic—and our players—for many years to come.
How freaking amazing does that sound?