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Announcing a Free-to-Play Option

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Announcing a Free-to-Play Option
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Inzuher's Avatar

07.31.2012 , 04:52 PM | #91
To be honest, I think this is great. The game clearly couldn't support the subscription modul, chancing it to a hybrid seems like reasonable idea.
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sithgreyguard's Avatar

07.31.2012 , 04:52 PM | #92
This is now the only MMO that i play so i will continue to pay and play. I hope this brings in more subs and content.

So we still get that level cap increase and hk-51 for subs right?

deathlash's Avatar

07.31.2012 , 04:52 PM | #93
Quote: Originally Posted by Nohonor View Post
Fun stuff, or if they do not wish to purchase expansions with real money.
really we can pay for expansions with the cartel coin system i don't think that will happen we better not have to pay for updates and patches and crap if so that will kill this game for me

SinnedQWERTY's Avatar

07.31.2012 , 04:53 PM | #94
Our team is extremely excited about this new plan.
Keep telling yourself this ...and your team. We all know what it means, we been warning you for 7 months...

We are working hard and having a lot of fun preparing new content and items for the game.
Translation, we are tying to stop this ship from sinking, we hope you will buy this new hat or monocle next week.

We believe that this is the right direction for our game more choices, more options and more ways to customize your play experience to suit your play-style.
Instead of giving you what you already paid for and are still paying for we are gonna spend your money putting more ""Buy Cartel Coins"" buttons in the game.

We want to be able to keep our fans excited, engaged and having fun every time you login.
Translation: We want you to keep spending more money then normal and the f2p people we hope beat some cash out of also.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts, suggestions and feedback.
No you don't ... or maybe you do. But if you don't listen or act on it.. guess what.

Thanks for your support over the last seven months. We have the best fans in the business!
Yeah.. sure..

May the Force be With You.
You need it more then us ... start updating your CV sunshine.

Seeing this game is soon f2p, I'll just cancel now. No biggy right, as this is a direction you and your team are so excited about.

Corpselight's Avatar

07.31.2012 , 04:53 PM | #95
Yeah i was wondering about that as well. I spent over 80 bucks on this game for the deluxe edition . I should be getting the same treatment as collectors edition or at least 700 additional cartel coins for my loyalty to the franchise.

Quote: Originally Posted by chaossereph View Post
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?

Delnoir's Avatar

07.31.2012 , 04:53 PM | #96
I'm...uneasy about the change. I don't think it's something to condemn SWTOR or Bioware for because F2P is the new industry standard. I mean look at a game like League of Legends. It's doing so well that HoN has followed suit.

Instead of getting swept up in the immediate aftermath to react, I think it's best we wait and see what happens. At least I know that as a poor college student I'll always be able to play.
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Yinata's Avatar

07.31.2012 , 04:53 PM | #97
Thanks Bioware, you officially gave me a reason to go buy GW2.

All I can say is your company is short sighted, unskilled, and simply bad at what your supposed to be doing for this game. You drove away most of your players that you had from this game, by not listening to beta testers who told you over and over that V/O wasn't going to sell your game to the majority of the MMO community(they don't care about it prove me wrong, go look at your statistics and see how many of us spacebar through this crap you spent all your money on during development). You failed to create a combat system that was free of major ability delay, the animations were cool, but many lackluster and boring. You failed to created meaningful and good PvP, you failed at creating good endgame PvE content.

Your final mistake is not even trying to make the sub model work, and making it apparent to all of us that have stayed subbed through the dark days of dead servers, that you don't care about the money we gave you, you are a greedy fat person at a buffet always going for more. In other words your slapping those of us that have stuck w/ you in the face.

This will be the last month I sub to SWTOR, I am going to GW2, and whatever MMO's come along after that I will never give Bioware or EA another dime of my money for any game.

To everyone at Bioware you are terrible MMO developers, stay out of this industry, never come back, just close the game in November, it will go down as a bigger success than the F2P garbage you are introducing.


No Fanbois can save you now Bioware your game's going to crash and burn like the crapfest it is.

The reality is your game is so bad in it's current state that even as F2P there are so many better options.

What sets your game apart atm only thing is V/O and all next gen MMO's have it so have fun failing BioFail.

Much Hate thanks for giving up on us, we didn't give up on you.......

I find it completely hard to believe that you aren't covering operating costs w/ 20 heavy-very heavy servers every night, it just shows your greedy, and don't know how to tell your bosses at EA NO and that your players will revolt at this idea.

Keep failing BioFail it's what you are good at......

Nohonor's Avatar

07.31.2012 , 04:55 PM | #98
Quote: Originally Posted by deathlash View Post
really we can pay for expansions with the cartel coin system i don't think that will happen we better not have to pay for updates and patches and crap if so that will kill this game for me
I'm only going on what I've seen in other f2p mmorpg's. LotRO, DDO, and others all have structured f2p ingame stores that you earn points (cartel coins) to purchase new content or mounts. Frivolous items that don't make this a pay to win store system.

Also expansions will always be bought, p2p or not. The content patches you will probably haveto buy if you're not subbed.

Orlesian's Avatar

07.31.2012 , 04:55 PM | #99
Time will tell how this will turn out... for better or worse...
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tiarbalois's Avatar

07.31.2012 , 04:55 PM | #100
SWTOR, will cancel my subscription when this occurs, as will many of my guildie's, was hoping to think this game was going to survive, it might- but not with my help. I will start to look for another game to play, will not be this part of this EPIC FAIL event.