THIS IS A MISTAKE. PLEASE READ HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
First, thanks to Kalreth and Telanis for the heads up 🙂 I only got home now so yeah XD
So, according to this lovely support question thingy… well:
In addition to the Cartel Coins, each of our retail partners will offer an exclusive mini-pet that will be added to your account when you redeem your Cartel Coins Card here on this website.
The currently available pets are:
BestBuy: Arctic Manka Lynx – Renowned for its speed and grace, this Arctic Manka Lynx will loyally follow you on your adventures across the galaxy.
GameStop: Lobelode – The Lobelode is hardy and persistent, at home in even the most dangerous and exotic environments you could visit.
We hope to make Cartel Coin Cards available for purchase through more retailers and in more territories soon. Please visit www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com for updates.
Yep, that means BestBuy and GameStop will have special cards with the pets. From what it sounds like, they will be $20 cards so yeah. I haven’t seen any yet and there aren’t any on their websites, but I will be keeping an eye out and at the very least, update the pet guide.
I’m expecting the cards to start popping up closer to Christmas, but I’m sure some people will get them early.
Should have expected that – collectors now HAVE to buy extra coins if they want their collection to be complete.
I consider to ask friends and family to gift me one such card from GameStop for Christmas, because we DO NOT HAVE a Best Buy in Germany. Grrr! Will probably be sold on ebay though 😉
But in general, I am rather pi**** with the decisions they are making, most effort seems to go into making people spend money, not bettering the game.
Yeah… I’m not surprised, but I’m not thrilled either. :/ I really don’t need an extra 4K Cartel Coins, but no choice at the moment.
That stinks 🙁 At least it seems Gamestop is expanding a bit, but it’s definitely going to be hard for people to get them and it’s rare they sell them online (and even then, ship overseas) in the first place X__x But yeah, I’m sure Ebay will have them and both will probably be overpriced :/ I expect the Best Buy one to go up more because Lobels have never been too popular and the Lobelode is the 3rd Lobel while this makes the first Manka Lynx. Heck, if I had the money, I’d probably try and grab some to give away 🙁 But at 20 dollars each, I don’t know if I could afford that :/
Unfortunately. :/ I know some of the big stuff is supposed to come soon… but bleh. I can’t really say much though because SO MANY games do this… I just wish they didn’t follow that v-v