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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 1 Referral Program comments
08-29-2010, 10:35 AM
Well, I signed up a friend for the referral program and played tour guide for a bit today, and frankly I think the trial is way too limited. All he can do is the tutorial, the Azusa mission, and run around Sirius and ESD. As he said "why does the trial last 2 weeks when I can finish it in 3 hours?" In my opinion, that isn't enough to really give them a good taste of the game.

Two things that I think definitely needed for a stronger trial are access to bridges (at least your sponsor's) and Enemy Contacts. DSEs get boring, but at least that is something other than Azusa they can do to get a feel for the game and the space combat is one of the most polished things in the game.

Beyond that I would suggest letting them do at least the first patrol series, or even let them get at all of Sirius (with an appropriate level cap increase to 5, or whatever that would normally get you to).

My belief, judging from my friends reaction,is that the current trial leads to more frustration with how limited it is than shows off the game in a way that makes people want to continue. I just think locking it at the sector border makes more sense than the current "the Azusa is the only thing you can do" trial.