While SOE Station Access was merrily ablaze, I got an email from CCP:
Subject: Rejoin EVE with an offer from your Caldari brethren
With the newest EVE expansion-Revelations-thousands of players have joined, the universe has expanded, and the Caldari need your help more than ever. Rejoin EVE now with your ship, skills, weaponry, and ISK intact, plus choose between two offers to help with your first days back in the cockpit:
Buy two months and get the third month free.
Get a free 7-day pass for your old character – no payment required.
Frankly, I am not going to go back and play EVE any time soon, but a 7-Day free pass, now that is tempting. If I took them up on that offer on Monday, I could train at least one 6-day skill that would set me up for another month long training session. I could feel like I am advancing in another MMO for free until April!
Given how little free time I am likely to have in March, that might be the only character that is advancing much.
And, on a random SOE bashing tangent, they could learn a bit from CCPs marketing email. When I get an email from SOE, most of the time it includes a big graphic that gets stripped out along the way and I am left with a title, some disclaimers, and nothing in between.
I hear I missed out on a free subscription to Games For Windows Magazine back in December because an email for Station Access members got mangled en route to me.
CCP however, has enough in text that when the graphics get stripped (which they did) you still know the essence of the message. In addition, they have a link to follow so that you can see the message in all its graphical glory.
Heck, I just got an email from Men’s Wearhouse that had the same feature. If George Zimmer can figure it out, surely somebody at Sony can.
SOE take note please.