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Posted: Mar 21st 2010 11:54AM jpkustra said

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I'm glad they are doing this with CO. I had a 6 month sub but quit playing after the first month but I think most of us know the disappointment felt in the change in game mechanics.
If every other game out there has confidence in their product they should always put trials and free weekends out there for people to get a taste. I don't think I've ever heard of someone not liking the ability to sample a product before they buy it. Well, except for maybe surgery or a coffin or something...

Posted: Mar 21st 2010 5:30PM Tizmah said

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I don't know, I'd like to test my coffin before getting into it you know. I mean I'll be laying in it for quite sometime you know.
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Posted: Mar 21st 2010 1:28PM (Unverified) said

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Well I wouldn't call it confidence in your product when the only reasion you are offering a free weekend is to get people to subscribe to the game. Actually if anything in (CO's case) it shows that the game isn't doing so great and might be on one of its last leg's.

I bet after this free weekend they come out with a press release saying they broke XXX number of accounts created like they did last time. Cause we all know they are not going to come out and say we broke 50k subscriptions.

Posted: Mar 21st 2010 1:59PM Seare said

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I'm not defending CO or Cryptic, but people said SWG was on its last leg after NGE and its still around. Spare us the doom and gloom, its getting old.
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Posted: Mar 21st 2010 2:38PM Randomessa said

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Why would any game, ever, offer a free weekend if not to get more people to subscribe? That makes no sense, whether you have 40 subs currently, or 4 million, unless LOTRO and CoX are in the business of offering free weekends just to show off their servers' prowess?
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Posted: Mar 21st 2010 2:37PM Neurasthenic said

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I'm thinking I'll take advantage of this. I enjoyed the couple of weeks I played CO at launch, and only stopped playing due to a lack of time.

Posted: Mar 21st 2010 3:34PM pcgneurotic said

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Will my OB characters still be there, or did they wipe at launch?

Posted: Mar 21st 2010 3:58PM dudemanjac said

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Gone.
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Posted: Mar 21st 2010 4:24PM (Unverified) said

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A PSA right on the front page for CO announcing that Bill Roper is not longer involved with the project would probably garner them a few subs.

Posted: Mar 21st 2010 6:57PM (Unverified) said

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I wouldn't play CO again even if they were offering free cake... mmm... cake...

Posted: Mar 21st 2010 7:06PM pcgneurotic said

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Ah right. Well, I can live with that I guess. :D

Posted: Mar 21st 2010 10:10PM Sireangelus said

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I'm planning on giving it a whirl, played briefly in open beta so I'd like to see where it is now.

Plus 4 free days of entertainment is hard to beat.

Posted: Mar 21st 2010 10:33PM GaaaaaH said

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Every once in a while there is a free weekend. I think this is my 3rd one for CO.
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Posted: Mar 22nd 2010 2:13PM wjowski said

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For all of it's flaws, I have to admit this is a rather ingenious way to advertise the game.

Posted: Mar 25th 2010 1:34PM (Unverified) said

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So... was anyone else able to actually sign up for the free weekend? Every time I try it just errors out for me. Note: I'm trying to register with an existing account.

Posted: Mar 25th 2010 8:53PM (Unverified) said

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Maybe you have to wait until the weekend time frame actually starts? I guess I'll try again once we get into the time window tomorrow...

Posted: Mar 26th 2010 3:18PM (Unverified) said

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It works, I signed up and was in the game earlier. I love these free trial things. I played the game on release but really didn't like it at all. Still, I like the opportunity to check out how far along a game has come and there's no way I'd resubscribe just to check it out for a few days.

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