I tried looking this up in the forums but couldnt find much clarification, but a lot of my friends and many others are wondering if we're going to do another welcome back weekend for season 3 like what happened with season 2?
They really should do one. I've a couple of friends that say they would try it (and some veterans that have taken a break) but would only pay if they like it, and the current Demo is not enough to do the game justice. If they did a welcome back weekend after every season release it would really help with promoting the changes and additions to the game (especially after this one, since the first thing you will see after logging in is the wonderful, new sector space).
Well now that Sector Space actually looks like space and more content has been added and a lot of the bugs have been fixed and it's right before Christmas, NOW would be the time to run a "Welcome Back Weekend", instead of running one right after that buggy as heck Season 2 like they did.
But you see that would make sense, so I can guarantee that Cryptic Marketing won't do it.