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Announcing a Free-to-Play Option

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Announcing a Free-to-Play Option
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Deveron
07.31.2012 , 03:56 PM | #11
I for one am gone for good. This will take the same road as LOTRO and I won't travel that again. Enjoy your game while it lasts!
Quote: Originally Posted by Ellren View Post
This is akin to saying that you can go clothes shopping at stores intended for the opposite gender. I'm sure if I took you shopping I'd find you something that would fit, but I doubt you'd be very comfortable by the time I'd finished. In fact I suspect you'd complain no matter how pretty I made you look.

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Rashne
07.31.2012 , 03:56 PM | #12
Excellent decision Bioware, I applaud you and look forward to what you provide for the players.

I for one will continue to subscribe so that I can enjoy everything the game has to offer and get the perks that come with it. I have been a subscriber since Day 1 of Early Access with the Collector's Edition. I enjoy the game and the content you provide, despite what all the haters and trolls have to say (every day) about how "terrible" the game is.

I believe this new model is an acknowledgement of the changing business model of online gaming and reflects the best way to approach the market now.
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Jawa_Trooper
07.31.2012 , 03:58 PM | #13
so............what About the Cathar you promised?
According to BioWare, I lack the imagination to get into the mindset of a species that doesn't have a pretty, human-looking face. I feel inclined to disagree http://signup.leagueoflegends.com/?r...ae0e4569459154
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RMA-WEB
07.31.2012 , 03:59 PM | #14
Gotta say Im not thrilled by this announcement. I think F2P will kill SWTOR in multiple ways, including pissing off the subscribers by now allowing the pain in the asses of the world hop on the game, screw with everyone, then leave.

Also, what exactly am I paying for? I've been a constant sub since launch, I want to know what exactly is in it for subs, not a vague
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Second, you have the option to play free to Level 50, with game play restrictions that limit game options and access to certain game content.
I want to know that flashpoints, operations, warzones, and GTN are subs only. They should not be left open to the public.

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Raduaerosx
07.31.2012 , 04:00 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Rashne View Post
Excellent decision Bioware, I applaud you and look forward to what you provide for the players.

I for one will continue to subscribe so that I can enjoy everything the game has to offer and get the perks that come with it. I have been a subscriber since Day 1 of Early Access with the Collector's Edition. I enjoy the game and the content you provide, despite what all the haters and trolls have to say (every day) about how "terrible" the game is.

I believe this new model is an acknowledgement of the changing business model of online gaming and reflects the best way to approach the market now.
Totaly Agree with you my Friend , No matter What some Trolls may say, true Fans Enjoys SWTOR !
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jazzbecker
07.31.2012 , 04:02 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Rashne View Post
Excellent decision Bioware, I applaud you and look forward to what you provide for the players.

I for one will continue to subscribe so that I can enjoy everything the game has to offer and get the perks that come with it. I have been a subscriber since Day 1 of Early Access with the Collector's Edition. I enjoy the game and the content you provide, despite what all the haters and trolls have to say (every day) about how "terrible" the game is.

I believe this new model is an acknowledgement of the changing business model of online gaming and reflects the best way to approach the market now.
This is how I'm feeling presently; only time will tell and I'm going to keep playing until it does.

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chaossereph
07.31.2012 , 04:03 PM | #17
So... all the people that purchased the collector edition, get extra items and so on. ...but what about the people who purchased the the digital deluxe edition? are they being put into the same category as those who purchased the standard version of the game?

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Xuvy
07.31.2012 , 04:04 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Tylerlee View Post
Why is the Sub remaining $15 when 50% of the game is free?

If I buy a Big Mac and Fries and the Fries are F2P I'm only going to pay for the Big Mac right?

What benefits does a subscription give? Full WZ and Ops is not worth $15 a month. Even less so with the obvious slowing of patches due to focus on maintaining F2P players.
Very good point and I hope you get answered asap.

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Blue_Leader
07.31.2012 , 04:04 PM | #19
I think pretty much everyone here was expecting this to happen, so it shouldn't be any surprise. I'm rather pleased to finally see it happening, and maybe something in this game will finally happen. SWTOR feels like it's been floating around in limbo for quite some time.

The Cartel stuff sounds interesting. I'll be curious to find out more.
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Raduaerosx
07.31.2012 , 04:05 PM | #20
Is Someone Is Confused About the Subscription and F2p , Here is The Info : http://www.swtor.com/free
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