Morning everyone! We’re up at Stupid O’Clock to get our stuff together before heading off to Games Day. Although not as early as Ardua@Echoes of Nonsense.
CE codes for headstart have been successfully entered in the EU website. If you are having trouble with this, don’t log in to the site. Just click the tab on the right labelled ‘Code’ (ie. without logging in). The form has spaces for you to enter your site name and password as well as email address and code. You’ll get an email to confirm the headstart code. They have given until the 1st Oct to enter a valid CE code — plenty of time for even the slowest of distributors to get the boxes out after launch.
Good luck to everyone involved at GOA and Mythic, wishing you all a successful head start. We know the game is going to be a hit at this point, we don’t know the numbers but we have started to see early reviews trickling in from the UK press and they are only one step short of ecstatic. Although to be fair, the UK press probably grew up among squiqs anyhow (we love you really!).
GOA have offered 7 days free to everyone who was in the Open Beta as recompense, which is generous given that it was a beta. In real terms, if you assume 100k people in OB all paying £8.99 per month, that offer is worth (8.99*12/52)*100k = £207,461 to the company. That should keep people happy, as long as the head start and launch go smoothly.
We also have an EU list of headstart servers up on the EU site, and since there’s only one RP Core Server, that’s where our guild will be.