The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMO freebie you’ve ever gotten?

    
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I, like 99.99% of the world’s population, loves free swag. I love me dorky t-shirts I’ll never wear, I crave stress balls that pop after two good squeezes, and I’ll never say no if an MMO studio wants to wing some digital goodies my way. Obviously, I would make an excellent politician.

Free giveaways in MMOs always pulls me in, even if I’m not playing the game at the time. Getting free starships in Star Trek Online or cute Blizzard bear cubs in World of Warcraft kind of makes my day, even if everyone else is getting the same thing too. Sometimes the free gift came not from the studio, but from other generous players who spread joy by giving cool stuff to lowbies.

What’s the best MMO freebie you’ve ever gotten? Do you still use or enjoy it even today?

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MassivelyMacD

Digital Extremes gave me a whole game for free. Does that count?

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Richard de Leon III

For me its STO’s free ships. even today i still use even the free t5 ships they started giving for free before the holiday ships.

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From game developers? Nothing worth remembering (and yes, I’ve gotten a HUGE amount of junk items from SWTOR developers over the years).

From players? Lots of things. Most memorable being crafted mount, a bunch of minions and some free New Year’s Eve fortune telling (along with bunch of cookies) in FFXIV, and that is considering I am not even in any FC and I don’t play on RP servers. Stuff like this is why I keep my sub to FFXIV on, even though I never liked running any dungeons there (same goes for any other MMO with dungeons).

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hurbster

Unfortunately I was quite ill when the whole Murkmire thing was being offered and could not log on so I missed that. Quite happy with the mahoosive house they gave me though.

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NeoWolf

ESO’s Murkmire, I mean seriously what other company would release a new DLC and then say fu** it, everyone who logs in for the month gets it for FREE, no catches where new content is concerned??? noone else in my memory and i’ve been around since the dawn of MMOs :)

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Mr.McSleaz

ESO gave me lots of Free stuff this year from Vanity Pets, Mounts & even the Grand Psijic Palace. Houses of that size in ESO cost a whole lot of coin in the Cash Shop.

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Alli

I was given a free graphics card from There.com to beta test their “game.” Definitely the best free thing I’ve ever gotten.

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starbuck1771

Mustafarian bunker in swg

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NeoWolf

This was definitely my favourite house in any game so far i LOVED my bunker.

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Castagere Shaikura

Back when rift was giving away mounts. My main has 6 mounts and didn’t pay for one of them. The most fun one being the Squirrel mount.

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Giggilybits

When EQ2 started to hand out level 105s. Have six or seven accounts with different toons on them which btw I have no idea on how to play so that being said its good to level up your characters from scratch.

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Reht

Yeah, SOE/DBG giving free Heroic characters were good freebies.