I did not think I would see any thing close to a free trial of SWTOR any time soon, well as soon as this anyway. My best guess would of been the back-end of the year but heck here it is.
Every subbed player can invite 3 friends to a one week test run of the game, so not exactly an open invite but this is as close as it gets without having the name tag.
BioWare and LucasArts are excited to announce the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Friends Trial starts tomorrow, March 6th!* For a limited time, players who have an active Star Wars: The Old Republic subscription will be able to invite up to three of their friends to explore the Star Wars™ galaxy.
The Star Wars: The Old Republic Friends Trial is an opportunity for players to invite three (3) of their friends to take part in a 7-day trial of the game. During this trial period, invited players can explore each of the four Origin Worlds, and experience the opening adventures for each class as they start along their epic journey.
Current subscribers can invite their friends to the game through the “Friends Trial” option on your www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/myaccount "My Account" page. Here players can enter the name and email address for up to three friends. Once this information has been entered, an email will be sent to the player’s friend(s) inviting them to take part in the 7-day trial. The individual then has 14 days to begin their trial from the time they receive their email.
Visit www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/info/friends or the Friends Trial FAQ for more info!
*TRIAL OFFER EXPIRES 14-DAYS FROM THE DATE SENT TO INTENDED RECIPIENT. TRIAL PERIOD IS FOR UP TO SEVEN (7) CONSECUTIVE DAYS FROM TIME AND DATE OF TRIAL INSTALLATION. RECIPIENT EMAIL ADDRESSES WILL BE USED TO FORWARD THIS OFFER AND TO VERIFY IDENTITY OF RECIPIENT AND WILL NOT BE RETAINED BY ELECTRONIC ARTS, BIOWARE OR LUCASARTS FOR ANY OTHER USE.
TRIAL OFFER EXPIRES 14-DAYS FROM THE DATE SENT TO INTENDED RECIPIENT. ONLY VALID FOR NEW STAR WARS™: THE OLD REPUBLIC™ (“PRODUCT”) ACCOUNTS THAT ARE NOT ALREADY ENROLLED IN THE FRIENDS OF STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC TRIAL. ONLY NEW USERS ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE. SEVEN (7)-DAY TRIAL PERIOD ACTIVATED FROM TIME AND DATE OF TRIAL INSTALLATION. ONCE ACTIVATED, USER WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY PRODUCT FOR UP TO SEVEN (7) CONSECUTIVE DAYS. UNUSED TRIAL TIME IS FORFEITED UPON REDEMPTION OF PRODUCT REGISTRATION CODE OR PURCHASE OF PRODUCT SUBSCRIPTION OR REDEMPTION OF A GAME TIME CARD CODE. VALID ONLY IN TERRITORIES WHERE STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC IS DISTRIBUTED. SEE WWW.SWTOR.COM/INFO/FAQ/GAME#Q209655. OFFER MAY NOT BE SUBSTITUTED, EXCHANGED, SOLD OR REDEEMED FOR CASH OR OTHER GOODS OR SERVICES. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER, GIFT CARD, REBATE OR OTHER DISCOUNT COUPONS. LIMIT ONE OFFER PER PERSON. RETAILERS, DISTRIBUTORS AND EMPLOYEES OF ELECTRONIC ARTS INC. AND THEIR AGENCIES/AFFILIATES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED, TAXED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.