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Official F2P Announcement

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AidenCast
07.31.2012 , 02:06 PM | #211
Quote: Originally Posted by Feeblezak View Post
You do realise Trotsky was much more ideologically driven than dear old Stalin, and would probably have been a greater mass murderer?
In fairness to Trotsky he was far too busy supressing the Russian anarchists and other dissident left wing groups to really get round to persecuting his own party. But I'd agree there wasn't much to choose between Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin in the blood thirsty maniac stakes.

Anyway back to F2P not good in my opinion, hopefully it won't end up as bad as LOTRO is now but I'm not holding my breath to be honest
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AllisonBerryman
07.31.2012 , 02:06 PM | #212 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Quote: Originally Posted by TUXs View Post
What happens to our existing characters if we go F2P Allison? Nothing is mentioned about when we down grade. What inventory slots will we keep? What access will we have?
We have some information about this in the FAQ (http://www.swtor.com/support/helpcenter/6526). Here's the question and answer for you:

What happens if I decide to change from being a subscription player to a Free-to-Play member? What will happen to my credits, inventory, bank items, and characters?

Your account will automatically be downgraded and it will operate under the Free player restrictions. You will need to choose what items to keep with you within the restriction levels of the free access. Furthermore, you will be able to see, but not use, your excess credits, inventory slots, bank tabs, and extra characters.


Hope this helps clear it up a little!

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Cmder-Shepard
07.31.2012 , 02:06 PM | #213
Well I have to say I am very disappointed by this news about going free to play. Not to the fact I would give up my sub yet but I have lost a little faith in Bioware from this. Just keep those free to play ads about buying the coins off of the sub payers loading screen. I know LOTR's even sub payers have to put up with ads for buying in game items.

If it's done right and sub payers still have the same experience as now I'll stay but if it gets worse to the point we sub payers have to pay more for items and such then I'll leave.
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DarthTHC
07.31.2012 , 02:06 PM | #214
Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicKat View Post
TOR requires about as much skill as breathing does.
Yet some people still are able to do that only with their mouths... and that will be the community on each and every server once the game is free to download and play.
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Nagadeath
07.31.2012 , 02:06 PM | #215
Quote: Originally Posted by Rynis View Post
To be honest, I'm definitely disappointed.

Although, in my opinion, they are going about it in the right way. It looks as though subscribers will receive benefits from cartel coins, without having to pay extra (which was what i was worried about). It also looks to be fluff stuff, not top of the line gear ( I hope).

Free players will have limited access which is how it should be. If it brings more players to this game, I'm all for it!

OH AND IF THEY ACTUALLY GO WITH WHAT THEY ARE SAYING I WILL BE BEYOND EXCITED

"Over the coming months there will be more frequent Game Updates, including group content like Flashpoints, Warzones, Operations, and dynamic in-game events and more included in your subscription."
the problem is these are the exact same words they used after 1.2 so i will believe it when i see it.

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SRTtoZZ
07.31.2012 , 02:08 PM | #216
Quote: Originally Posted by AllisonBerryman View Post
We have some information about this in the FAQ (http://www.swtor.com/support/helpcenter/6526). Here's the question and answer for you:

What happens if I decide to change from being a subscription player to a Free-to-Play member? What will happen to my credits, inventory, bank items, and characters?

Your account will automatically be downgraded and it will operate under the Free player restrictions. You will need to choose what items to keep with you within the restriction levels of the free access. Furthermore, you will be able to see, but not use, your excess credits, inventory slots, bank tabs, and extra characters.


Hope this helps clear it up a little!
Thank you!

And for this reason I choose subscription over free to play. Free to play nickle and dimes you with everything and you get MAYBE access to half the game.

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Xenirath
07.31.2012 , 02:08 PM | #217
Quote: Originally Posted by LibertySol View Post
You actually proved his point. Before everyone was on the same level above 15. Everyone could get everything. Now people with subscriptions, who are paying more money, will actually have an advantage over those who don't. And it's possible that those who pay tons of money will be on top since you don't know what the shop will entail. I hope and think BioWare is smart enough to not go do down that path but its possible.

I tell you this if the game becomes who spends the most wins I will go to GW2 so fast...

People are glossing over the fact that people with subs might be exponentially more powerful than people without. That's the exact same thing as pay to win.
People with subs are going to be more powerful than free to play? Even if that is true that just encourages more subscribers. I don't consider subs being more powerful pay to win, pay to win means you bought an Item with no work put into recieving it.

If you count pay to win as subbing and havign access to better gear than WoW is pay to win in that expansions give you more levels, better gear, more quests, more money, more flashpoints and at $60 a pop.

Point being : No overpowered gear in the 'VANITY ITEM SHOP" then there is nothing to be concerned about.

As for the GW2, its f2p as well beside the 1 time purchase, whats to say they don't add an item shop to increase revenue I mean the game isn't even out yet.
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JefferyClark
07.31.2012 , 02:08 PM | #218
Quote: Originally Posted by Feeblezak View Post
Honestly, im getting sick of these people, they're raging over nothing. Not like the game will change massively, just a vanity item shop and more players. With alot more content updates.
That's the same BS lie that Cryptic tried to sell on the CStore for STO. Before long, there will be P2W items in there, just like STO. I quit that game the second it announced it was going F2P, since P2W stuff was already in the CStore.
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Pistols
07.31.2012 , 02:08 PM | #219
It was as if a million voices cried out and were suddenly silenced!

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Darth-Malice
07.31.2012 , 02:09 PM | #220
Well this game just died. Everyone knew it was coming.
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