My suspicions that there would be an official announcement regarding the whole “30 days for level 50s” situation was right. A post was posted this evening by Dr Greg Zeschuk himself, addressing the issue. The two main points are:
1. 30 days will be given to players with either a level 50 or who have reached Legacy level 6.
2. Players have got up until the 22nd April to meet one of those criteria.
This is a brilliant solution. Why? Because (according to the post) a player who has been at level 50 on one character for a bit will have got to Legacy Level 6. However, other players who have played just as much but not got a level 50 will also have reached level 6. Not only that, but, given that this patch was all about the implementation of the Legacy system and rewards, it’s actually a blindingly obvious and relevant solution and, to my mind, a fair and equitable of awarding all veteran players for their “support and loyalty” irrespective of their playstyle.
I’m glad I didn’t ragequit this morning so I don’t have to crawl back here with my tail between my legs – I trusted that the issue would be addressed. It has, I’m satisfied and still willing to give them my money and loyalty.
Well done Bioware.
(I still won’t have a level 50 by the end of the week though – but hey, thems the breaks. What can you do?)