SWTOR Subscriber Appreciation Reward is Cartel Coins


Remember when Bioware announced in a Q&A several weeks ago that they are planning to give out some sort of a reward to subscribers of the hit SWTOR? It looks like that reward is simply bunch of cartel coins to further promote the Cartel Market.

If you are a subscriber, you better check out the Cartel Market in-game to see if you have received your “subscriber appreciation reward” of 500 Cartel Coins. While it’s not something a lot of subscribers expected, it’s at least something that you can use to buy cosmetic stuff on the cash shop of SWTOR.

In my opinion, it’s a cheap appreciation reward for people who are giving money every month to Bioware. An exclusive content or an in-game item that subscriber can use would be good enough to appreciate its loyal subscribers but then, that will give Bioware more work to do and money to spend in developing the content they desired. In their perspective, it’s an easy reward to give out but hey, free coins are always a good thing right?

Seriously Bioware, try harder next time. A lot of users in your forums are not happy as they want content instead of you promoting the Cartel Market even further. Have you looked at other MMO’s Loyalty Rewards? Yep, better learn from them if you want to keep your subscribers :).

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Mark Fajardo

Mark Fajardo is the Editor-in-Chief of Just Push Start, which means he's somewhat the big boss around here.


  1. Paitryn
    July 6, 2013, 7:43 PM

    So do you guys actually do any journalism or is this site just about you guys complaining in a way to be heard. Judging by the sheer lack of comments, I would say no ones listening. Plenty of people like the rewards and that Teek is a companion they have the option of unlocking with coins (since many of us already have legacy 40 as “casuals”) But if you want to talk about actual misses with the CM market currently:

    Personally I found more issues with the CM market being strictly priced towards paying players instead of F2P players. The “discounted” price would be something considered reasonable in other F2P marketplaces and the F2P price is outrageous. 80 coins (pretty much 80 cents US) for 1 appearance change (not everything mind you, just one hairstyle to the left, no color change, etc) Is rediculous at best. medical probes cost 400 coins for 4 of them. why not reduce the cost or increase the number provided and you would have F2P actually consider buying products you have up there just to say they are for free players.

    Those would be my gripes personally. but hey, if an out of place teddy bear bounty hunter gets you all riled up, or that someone effectively gave you 5 bucks instead of a useless pet, hey thats your thing. Me? I’ll take the 5 bucks. Wow only ever gave me a pet that took up inventory space.

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  2. Sith Smuggler
    July 7, 2013, 10:46 AM

    You do know this is a recurring boon right? Its not just a one time “reward.” What an odd article. Pay per page hit?

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  3. Rand
    July 9, 2013, 9:50 AM

    Don’t know about the reward in this article but I have been getting cartel coins ocassionally as a reward since starting my sub. So it doesn’t appear to be just one time unless its a one time extra grant.

    I can forward you the multiple emails I got from
    Swtor on my CC grants if you need additional research material.

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  4. Rand
    July 9, 2013, 9:57 AM

    Yep 3 emails in the last three months with 500 apiece, email me and I will forward you emails for confirmation.

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  5. Mark Fajardo
    July 9, 2013, 10:12 AM

    That is the complimentary. Every subscriber gets 525 Cartel Coins plus 100 if you have Security Key attached to your account.

    The appreciation reward Cartel Coins listed here is one time extra of 500 Cartel Coins.

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