MMO Tidbits

You can now, at least for a brief time, sign up for the Guild Wars 2 beta. It would be a good idea to do so. Word and video out of the press beta held last weekend has not changed my opinion that GW2 is the most exciting looking major MMO on the table for this year. There are some obvious problems that will hopefully get fixed before the launch, though.

Also, SOE is offering double Station Cash on redeemed points cards this weekend, but only the cards sold by GameStop. If that’s where you’d ordinarily get your cards anyway, it’d be a good time to add some points to your account.

Station Cash On Sale

Players of EverQuest II Extended take note especially. From 11/3 to 11/9 Station Cash is 50% off. So spending $10 now gets you 2,000 Station Cash instead of 1,000. During the week there will also be special daily discounts on various items. This latter applies to EQ/EQ2/EQ2X, Free Realms, Pox Nora and Star Wars: Cone Adventures. SWG and vanguard are not on the list, and may or may not have such special offers available – is there even a Station cash Store in SWG? There is in Vanguard.

I suppose this is SOE’s way of making up for the fact that their in-game stores run much less robust sales than Turbine’s do. This is a great deal, though, and anyone thinking of picking up some Station Cash, for EQ2X or whatever, should do so now if at all possible.