, 08:24 PM
In December when the game was launched, as a sub, we were getting
1.4 etc etc etc
And these updates would have been quite large on a 6week to 2 month cycle, once 1.2 hit EA had already lost 300-500k subs...
So the decision to go F2P was made, do not for one second think this happened recently...
1.3 was then the prequel to F2P with the legacy system...
Now all the 1.4 , 1.5 updates that were in the bank for 6 week to 2 month updates are being broken down into measly monthly updates as a dangling carrot.
Once that has all been consumed, I estimate in about 9-12 months, then the Cash shop will really take effect and EA will start the P2W model....
By which time the game will be down to maybe 300-400k subscribers with 500-600k players...!!
EA are not going to let 300k players play this game for free....
2 years, SWTOR will come to a halt....
I hope that does not happen, and P2W does not happen, But it will........
But none of us will care because we all be playing GTA online, because a company like Rockstar wont sell out to a company like EA..!!