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30 days of Free Game Time: Not Just for the 50s Anymore

Published by under community news on Apr. 14. 2012.

Have you been playing SWTOR for a while now and felt like you got the short end of the stick by not getting some free game time just because you don’t have a level 50 character? Well no need to fret. BioWare’s Dr. Greg Zeschuk announced that not only will 50 days of free game time be awarded to all those players with a level 50 character, it will now also be awarded to anyone with a legacy level of 6 or above.


This comes after some community members complaining about not getting the game time just because they have not had the time to get a character to max level. This makes a lot of sense, some players love to play a lot of alts, some have hectic lives that keep the from always devoting a lot of time to the game, and some  have switched servers to try and find a home that is right for them. But these players are just a loyal and dedicated as someone who has a level 50, they just may not have the time on their hands to have reached that point just yet.


Players will have until noon on April 22nd to reach this goal. So if you want those free days, but have not had a chance to get a character till level 50 or Legacy level 6, you have a few days to make it happen. We all love free game time so hop on those characters and make it happen!


You can read the official post from Dr. Greg after the jump.


Hello everyone! At BioWare we’re always listening to our fans and we’ve heard our community’s comments around players with Level 50 characters being the only group awarded 30 days of play time. We appreciate the feedback and are pleased to announce that we are expanding our Legacy Promotion, also awarding 30 days of play time at no charge to players that have reached Legacy Level 6 (who may not have a 50th level character).

We just released the innovative Legacy System as part of Game Update 1.2, and felt that looking at Legacy point progression across all of your characters was a great way to reward our most avid players. This means that any of the experience you earn with any of your characters brings you closer to the goal of Legacy Level 6. The choice of how to get to Legacy Level 6 is yours.

First, you need to have passed Chapter 1 to unlock your legacy. Examples of how to get to Legacy Level 6 include:

  • A pair of characters Level 45 and 42
  • A trio of characters of Levels 45, 32 and 32
  • A bunch of characters Levels 35, 33, 31, 29 and 20
  • A single 50th level character that has enjoyed the endgame for a brief time

Remember these are just examples – you’re free to choose how to earn your Legacy experience to gain Legacy Level 6.

We’ve also got another significant piece of good news: everyone will have until April 22nd at noon CDT (5:00pm GMT – click here for a time zone converter) to have a Level 50 character or Legacy Level 6 on their account to get 30 days of game time on us. (Your 30 days of game time will be applied to your account on April 25th by 11:59pm CDT.) Players will now have multiple options, as well as more time, to try and reach these goals and play all the great new content in Game Update 1.2.

As always, we appreciate your feedback and will do our best to surprise and delight our customers.

Dr Greg Zeschuk
Studio GM, BioWare Austin

2 responses so far

2 Responses to “30 days of Free Game Time: Not Just for the 50s Anymore”

  1. MJon 14 Apr 2012 at 6:13 pm

    I think it sucks that BioWare is rewarding “playstyles” instead of customers. I had 13 characters spread over 2 servers since beta. I’ve been a loyal and dedicated BioWare fan for ages. I’m a huge supporter of STORY (which is why — when I /do/ have time to play — I take my time and relish the product.

    Yet I feel slighted while the grinders, gamers and people with more time to play get rewarded.

    Don’t get me wrong… I still think BioWare has been WAY above par when it comes to maintenance and delivery.

    I just think this “Legacy Reward” is the biggest bonehead PR move and only further segments the customer base.

    In my opinion.

  2. OMFGon 16 Apr 2012 at 6:35 am

    Dude…. walking backwards since beta you could have a 50 by now