Following up on Lisa’s live blogging from the guild summit, BioWare just announced Friends Trial. This system let you invite your friends to check out the game for free for a whole week! Check out the official press release below:
BioWare and LucasArts are excited to announce the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Friends Trial starts tomorrow, March 6th!* For a limited time, players who have an active Star Wars: The Old Republic subscription will be able to invite up to three of their friends to explore the Star Wars™ galaxy.
The Star Wars: The Old Republic Friends Trial is an opportunity for players to invite three (3) of their friends to take part in a 7-day trial of the game. During this trial period, invited players can explore each of the four Origin Worlds, and experience the opening adventures for each class as they start along their epic journey.
Current subscribers can invite their friends to the game through the “Friends Trial” option on your www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/myaccount “My Account” page. Here players can enter the name and email address for up to three friends. Once this information has been entered, an email will be sent to the player’s friend(s) inviting them to take part in the 7-day trial. The individual then has 14 days to begin their trial from the time they receive their email.
This looks to be just like the “refer a friends” system Blizzard use for World of Warcraft – which works great. What do you guys think?