We could pretend that the important story of last week was something other than the launch of pre-orders for Star Wars: The Old Republic
, but that would be a lie. I know I went straight down to pre-order my copy as soon as I was done with some work in the morning. As usual, it wasn't without controversy -- issues over staggered pre-order releases, limited quantities, and my personal favorite, the fear that it might include some sort of microtransactions in its business model. You know, like every other major subscription game on the market.
Before you ask, I got the regular edition. I'm not paying three times the price for a statue.
Anyway, this week's Ask Massively
is pretty heavily tied into the pre-order talk, what with questions about release dates and the state of no-trial launches. As always, you can feel free to ask a question for a future installment of the column via mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
, or you can just toss your question in the happy comment field below.