Originally posted by salvaje
I checked my accounts. All of them. Every one of them now has a vet trial. I've not been able to verify this, but I was told that this trial is for 40 days. I tried to find out for myself but couldn't.
This has to be a total act of final desperation. 40 days, btw, puts this out to the end of the 2nd quarter of 2008. Given what I'm hearing about the current paid sub number, could this be the last, FINAL, desperate push to get people to come back, or else close it down?
Could be. I was very unimpressed by their future plans from the recent summit. They basically gave out vague outlines of 2 publishes, and one foozle instance. No talk at all about addressing the fundamental core problems with the NGE, nor in addressing the principal reasons why the vets don't like the NGE.
So, lots will be experiencing the NJE. I tried it myself last night, and it was everything I expected it to be (and less). Add to this the insult that the elder robe not only has been equaled, but SURPASSED by a new scavenger hunt grind robe (which is ugly as sin) I don't think that this was a very good publish to try to tempt veterans back with.
They never have done this widespread or long a free trial before. Something is up.
But from my perspective, this is great. I am all in favor of Blix's terror getting as much exposure to actual players as possible, because I am convinced that it will put off more people from the NGE and SOE. So, this is a good thing! They've had over 2 years to fix this mess and have crap little to show for it.
SWG is foundering fast. I've seen a boat load of people leaving the game over NJE and the upcoming commando so called upgrade. And this is on bria, 1 of the 3 or 4 servers that you can even find other people on.
Lorin Jameson said exactly what their intentions are via the last summit. They want "vets" back. They tried free trial after free trial last year, after more massive game CHANGES and 99% of the vets went to the forums and said, "this aint it". That's why trial accounts can no longer post on the forums. The free trial, last year started at 14 day and ended up as 21 day. Now, appearently, it's 33 days (from SWG forums).
I may be back at SWG but to be perfectly honest, that's only until something else comes out. And it looks like that day is coming fast. I got the beta invite from SGW and everything I have read about that game looks rather nice. AoC is another that's going to further hurt the falling subs of SWG. I know several that are heading there.
You are completly correct about NJE. It is everything you would expect, from SOE Development, and less.