Monday, November 14, 2011

Random Shots: SWTOR Is Going To Be Big

  • If there is a surefire way to determine if an MMO is going to be hit based on the amount of gold selling spam it generates. By that measure, Star Wars: The Old Republic is bound to be a success.

  • Bullet Points is a small enough blog that the spam bots (machine or human) don't even bother to try. So when someone dropped a link on an old SWTOR post, I knew that things were going EA/Bioware's way. I have a couple questions, though:

    • The spam comment was advertising "swtor credits." Is that right? I'm not in the beta, so I'm not sure if it is credits is the correct currency or not. No comment either way.

    • Who exactly are they selling credits to? The beta testers? Maybe they need to beta test their credit selling operations.

  • I hope EA and Bioware have those authenticators available at launch. If not, watch for news of an early rash of account thefts. Game safely, people.

  • UPDATE: I just had to delete a spam comment off of this very post. Hilarious!

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  1. Yep, the currency in the Star Wars universe is "credits" :)

  2. @ MMOGC - Thanks! I'm glad the spammer got it right. :)

  3. They're getting one hell of a head start on gold selling. And given that they have authenticators available in the collector's editions, I'd say they have 'em at launch. They'd be silly not to.

  4. @ Straw Fellow - I like that:
    "They'd be silly not to." I wish that they were a little more vocal about their plans, though. Maybe we'll hear about that when the NDA is up. :)