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08.08.2012 , 09:55 PM | #1
No, I'm not going to complain about the switch to F2P. In all honesty it might be just what this game needs.

What I want to hypothesize is that Bioware had better be getting ready with something big for the sheer amount of harassment they're about to receive from raiders once the F2P model goes live. Since only subscribed players will be allowed to raid, Bioware had better have some truly epic encounters ready more-or-less the moment that raiders become the patrician class of TOR. They're not going to tolerate months and months and months of only 4 bosses like we're dealing with in EC right now (much less seeing that content get completely broken by a frankly useless patch).

No, they're going to demand that new content be epic and frequent. After all, they're the ones paying for it, right? And the only ones paying, at that. Sure, EC is fun. However, it's not 3+ months of an hour and half's worth of raiding fun. The devs, with their reduced production team, better be ready to batten down the hatches, cause no raider/ patrician is going to put up with such nonsense. Essentially, don't say you're going to have lots of new content. Actually have lots of new content!

Disclaimer: if it turns out you can just turn raiding on with a certain number of Cartel Coins, then I guess I'll eat my hat. I seriously doubt that will be the case however. Raiding is the marquee activity of MMO's and BW's going to need something to keep a consistent cashflow coming in to fuel new content (or just swim in like Scrooge McDuck).
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