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Rants, ruminations, and rambling remarks from my mad, muddled, meandering mind.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Blaugust the 25th: Game Time

Scooter and I are nearing the the end of our four month term in SWTOR, and debating the best way to continue our sojourn. We are of course very excited about the upcoming Knight of the Fallen Empire expansion, and current subscribers are receiving in-game swag related to Nico Okarr, the Smuggler first seen in the cinematic trailer "Return." Since my original idea for a smuggler revolved around a Nico expy, I am thrilled that he is being featured here.
We ended up getting 60-day game time cards at Walmart, since they sell for about a dollar cheaper there than online. Strangely, even though most cards of this sort—including SWTOR's own cartel coin cards—come in barely any packing at all, these SWTOR time cards came in DVD-sized cases. While I guess such cases are not particularly expensive, they do seem like a big waste for something that we are going to throw into the recycling.

In any event, we are set till about the end of October, when we'll probably get more time cards. While not quite as convenient as a recurring subscription, I like the prepaid time with an expiration. We can decide every couple months whether the game is worth a continuation; and if not, we just let it expire.
If you're interested in joining the madness (Vloggers are welcome, too!), Belghast has a set of rules for qualifying for any prizes at the end. Your second stop should be the Blaugust Nook, where Bel is keeping track of everything and community members are sharing encouragement and ideas.
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