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Announcing a Free-to-Play Option

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

08.01.2012 , 03:31 AM | #401
Quote: Originally Posted by Timetravelzeero View Post
Is not acceptable to be a f2p game even with 300k active users.
This is a joke for people who until now have given you credit.
Before you go to f2p had to wait for the 50k of active users, and if the fear of making Guild Wars 2 is increasingly being felt, were all wrong because the players who are still in the game are those who would have gone forward. So instead they were driving out!
I just hope that does not happen with poorer quality of play, but I fear that the game will look like from here to fall much further Diablo3 and this is bad!
Play is now losing its sense!

LOTRO would like to have a word with ya..

DDO became such a massive success that LOTRO which had 150k subscribers at the time switched over to f2p and ended up with something along the lines of a 1000%+ profit increase.

zhygore's Avatar

08.01.2012 , 03:33 AM | #402
Quote: Originally Posted by Thaltom View Post
I hope you go bankrupt. I will not buy another Bioware product voluntarily again.
you sir, have issues.

zhygore's Avatar

08.01.2012 , 03:38 AM | #403
Quote: Originally Posted by Saitada View Post
I've looked over the information and noticed something that bothers me some. Collectors Edition buyers get 1000 cartel points, but Deluxe Edition buyers like me, get exactly squat. We paid more for our game then standard edition buyers and though I would have liked to purchase a CE, my finances determined that I had to go one step lower, to a DE purchase.

I would suggest that CE buyers get 1000 coins as they listed and that DE buyers get 500 coins. We did after all purchase a more expensive edition and it would seem to me to be only fair that we also get an additional compensation as the CE buyers get, though not as much as they get as obviously we didn't pay as much as they did.

I would like to see BW remember that they had THREE game purchase types at launch and stop forgetting those of us who may not have had the money to throw at a CE, but still tried to show BW that we supported them by purchasing the option we could afford.

Just adding this... AGREED!!

Xsorus's Avatar

08.01.2012 , 03:39 AM | #404
Quote: Originally Posted by Ushuma-Orbi View Post
Morning all.

I spent, (real life money) in purchase:

1. Pre order Collectors Edition,
2. 180 days suscription,
3. Razer SWTOR, mouse, mouse pad, keyboard and headset,
4. SWTOR Prime Guide,
4. Not related to the topic, but I bought a new rig, wich cost me like $3,000, only to play SWTOR,
5. Bought a website for my guild,
6. Etc.

My question is:

The people, like us, who spent a lot of money, beliving in your game, who supports your game, who plays your game, will have best gear/content/ops/wz? And I mean, if I paid $15.00 per month, can I have better gear for example? Or just a fanzy outfit, like "used boxers from Darth Vader which glows in the dark".

If I paid $15.00 per month, can I have direct acces to the "store" and purchase "special items"? Or anybody CAN purchase the special items, for example the F2P "gamers"?

Because if the F2P "gamers" can purchase "special items" from the "special store", which is the point to paid $15.00 per month?

If I can paid for "special items" to have the best gear in game, do I need to do my "daily commendations"?

And the spammers... do you have any "strategy" for the spammers, you know, the people who sold in game credits for real money, for example, I'm a F2P "gamer", but anoher gamer, (you know, the people who paid suscription), wants to sold me some "special items", (only availabe for the people who paid a montlhy suscription) as a F2P "gamer" can I have it?

You really need to clarify not only THIS QUESTIONS, but every single question made in this topic.

Damn Bioware I really trust in you! Why you do something like this? I really enjoy YOUR game, the people like us, who paid you salaries deserve better things!

I really hope you answer this.

And please, do the War Zones only available for suscribers!!

Sorry for my spelling but I'm angry and tired.

Kind Regards.
A. a Subscription gives you free Cartel Cash to spend on "Better" gear (aka cosmetic gear, cause that's all that will appear in this store) LOTRO does this, and it's exactly how it works.. I look at an item in the store, decide if I want it, and then spend my cash I get every money on it...

B. You'll have access to the store just like them... Like I said, you get free cash every month to spend in the store.

Now some people don't like this sort of thing, I'll use an example though..

I have a life time subscription to LOTRO that i bought long ago before it went f2p...Every month despite the fact i don't spend any money on subscription cost, I get 500 Turbine Points for free...I automatically get all new content in patches for free.....since my account is basically a subscription...But now since Turbine also releases Expansion packs in the store as well..I can spend my free cash on the expansion pack that comes out... Rohan expansion coming in September for example.. I'll get that for free just by wasting my turbine points on it.. So It just saved me an extra $40-50 dollars I would have to spend If I wanted it.

RiverRaid's Avatar

08.01.2012 , 03:51 AM | #405
Guys, temper your anger. I am absolutely convinced that the only reason for BW to add F2P is to make SWTOR worlds more populated. Is it bad for those who keep paying monthly subscription? No way. We want to have big and stable population and shine there with our toons

But, BW should also keep in mind that gamers want to have fun, fun and fun in game. Otherwise they will abandon even free-of-charge content. So your task is to bring more, and more, and more fun and features like every 3-6 months. This is called competition and real competition is always insane

Timetravelzeero's Avatar

08.01.2012 , 03:56 AM | #406
wrong post sry

Freyar's Avatar

08.01.2012 , 03:58 AM | #407
Why the hell am I required to give up a Facebook account (of which I have none) to vote on the community choice? I'm CE, been CE since launch, still CE and I can't put in my two-cents on which item I'd like to see? Stop relying on Facebook. Use your own internal accounting systems for this.

Timetravelzeero's Avatar

08.01.2012 , 03:58 AM | #408
Quote: Originally Posted by Xsorus View Post
LOTRO would like to have a word with ya..

DDO became such a massive success that LOTRO which had 150k subscribers at the time switched over to f2p and ended up with something along the lines of a 1000%+ profit increase.
I hope you're right and that this choice does not affect the quality of game development and its contents in a negative way !

Freyar's Avatar

08.01.2012 , 04:00 AM | #409
Quote: Originally Posted by Timetravelzeero View Post
I hope you're right and that this choice does not affect the quality of game development and its contents in a negative way !
It will.

LordFener's Avatar

08.01.2012 , 04:02 AM | #410
guys do not know about you but this is a f2p absurd that I were you I would have been less aggressive on some things and I deleted the subscription leaving a beauty shop, or at least not paytowin and I think you would have made ​​good profits so you risk only making a mess of fanatic swtor i hope that you listen to the comunity and you will see that you will profit even more than happy to make the player
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