Since announcing the free Weekend Pass five weeks ago, BioWare has hosted three free weekends and has just announced the fourth, making this 4 out of the last 6 weekends. Actually calling them free “weekends” isn’t very accurate since each event lasts for three and a half days, so really they should be called “free half-weeks”, but I’m getting side-tracked.
It seems lately that EA and BioWare are throwing out a lot of free game-time. Aside from these free weekends, players also recently received 30 free days of game-time and additional friend passes to give out. That’s a lot of free time and one wonders why they just aren’t making it a permanent free-trial instead of multiple free promotions that only last a few days. I guess it’s a marketing thing, maybe some statistic shows you get more players by limiting the free trials instead, who knows.
Anyway the next Star Wars: The Old Republic free Weekend Pass begin on Thursday, April 19th at 12:01AM CDT / 5:01AM GDT and run until Monday, April 23rd at 2:00AM CDT / 7:00AM GDT.