In a surprise move, Cryptic has already initiated a buddy key trial program. This is in the face of massive gold spam already present in the game and in the forum mailbox. According to reports, Cryptic claimed over 1 million players in the retail head start. This is a pretty nice starting number for ANY fledgling MMO, so why they would feel the need to increase it further this early on is beyond me.
For example, complaints flood the forums about the queue system and how the server is always full at prime time in the US. One would think the company would take the time to increase ppulation flow through and stability before initiating a buddy key/trial program.
Besides that, other companies that have offered early buddy key systems or "invite-a-friend" programs have also offered rewards for converted accounts. Not the case here. It's just a 5 day key, and you must have a retail copy to claim the key, which you will pass on...hopefully not to a gold seller/spammer.
I don't mean to be so critical about this, as it may turn out to be good in the end. It just had a couple of points that rubbed me the wrong way, and I thought I'd share. Let me know what you think in the comments!
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