Star Wars: The Old Republic gives Shae Vizla away to subscribers and a Steam portrait ring to everyone

    
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Man-dope.

Mandalorians. Who doesn’t love them? Certainly not designers; since they’re half-defined by an iconic look, you can just put all sorts of people behind the helmet and still evoke fond memories. Shae Vizla hasn’t done a whole heck of a lot in Star Wars: The Old Republic, but she’s being offered as a free companion to players who subscribe between August 28th and October 5th, so everyone gets their own behelmeted Mandalorian to look really cool standing near.

For those of you who already have her as a companion or people not inclined to subscribe, there is something being given away during the same time period just for logging in. To commemorate the game’s launch on Steam, a new piece of character flair is being made available, giving you a set of rusty pipes (and a prominent red valve) around your character portrait. So no matter what, there’s something waiting for you if you log in starting on August 28th.

Source: Official Site; thanks to Panagiotis for the tip!
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Witches

Shae Vizla was part of the marketing for the game before it launched, it was literally the first image many people saw of the game.

OR Mandos are not the same as Bobba Fett type Mandos, most of them don’t wear armour, the “classic” armour was just the one clan operating in Dantooine, it’s just another instance of applying a dress style to a whole group based on the clothes of one or a few members of that group, aka if Obi-Wan dresses like that then all Jedi must dress like that.

Locking content behind being subscribed at a random date is one of the most despicable and stupid business concepts, specially for digital content, i can accept it in small games that need gimmicks to get the funding they need, but it baffles me why SWTOR is managed as if it was a third world counterfeit bazaar.

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Axetwin .

I already planed on resubbing in the next couple weeks, so this will be nice.

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traja

That’s pretty nice.. She at least used to be the highest dps companion so if that is still the case then this is really nice.

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Witches

Got nerfed some time ago.

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Java Jawa

I’m a bit torn in this, happy that folks are getting her, however at the same time it’s nice to have something for us original 9 year subscribers.

Kind of how you’d have rate drops from back in the day that don’t exist anymore, a badge of pride for sticking it out that long.

We already lost the HK chapter, now this.

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Malcolm Swoboda

I can’t imagine feeling like I have a badge of pride for anything like this (and I have a fair few, through several games). Congrats we gave them money?

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Java Jawa

They give so little if anything to loyal subscribers, that as sad as it sounds I’ll take what I can get at this point and treasure it.

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Malcolm Swoboda

Yeah I just lean more on the “least you could do” than the “badge of pride”.

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treehuggerhannah

Cool! I already have Shae, but a lot of people don’t and wish they did, so I’m glad players are getting another chance. She’s a fun character.