SOE Is Offering Incentives To Get Gamers To Return (When It’s Not Busted, Either)

Posted by on May 14, 2011 at 12:49 am

Yeah, I think we’re going to keep beating this particular horse until it’s not just dead but has turned into a wicked big puddle of paste.

Sony Online Entertainment, the PC version of Sony Computer Entertainment (the branch that runs PSN) realized on May 1 that it, too, had been hacked. This part, most of us know.

What’s new is that Sonly Online Entertainment is offering gaming incentives for its users to return to the network, much like Sony Computer Entertainment, once the issues are corrected and the service is back online. I think they’re planning on supplementing the social security checks of their (former) members.


(But it’s probably true, as long as this is all taking)

Of course, none of this really amounts to much from SOE since it’s all virtual and no real goods are involved.

SOE released the following statement;

“We thank you for your patience as we work around the clock to restore our game services. We know this has been a frustrating time for you and appreciate your understanding as we work to confirm the security of our network.”

What SOE is offering, at this time, is 30 days of free game time (on the end of the current cycle) as well as 1 day for each day the system is down. Some of their games will also offer players in-game items and special events once the services are restored.

Some of the special items are a Count Dooku outfit in Clone Wars Adventures, events and extra XP in Everquest II, a bounty hunter stature and a model of Boba Fett’s ship in Star Wars Galaxies (is that still around?) and some other practically useless junk.

SOE will also be giving away free in game currency to lifetime subscribers.

So, in 83 years, when they get their servers back online, all you SOE members will get tons of…uhm…crap…to soothe you.


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  •  Funny, Splash Damage is doing the same thing, except this is a game’s Network Code, and not SOE just flopping around like a fish on dry land. :D