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Nippon
08.14.2012 , 08:24 PM | #61
In December when the game was launched, as a sub, we were getting

1.1
1.2
1.3
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..!!

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Lunafox
08.14.2012 , 08:42 PM | #62
I likely don't speak for the majority when I say this, but I'm saying it anyway.

I don't care about ops, flashpoints or pvp crap.

The one thing I'd like to see is more class missions and missions for companions. It's sad when you've hit 50 (or before and completed their missions) and they're silent...

In a nutshell I'd like more stories. It's what got me hooked on this game, has kept me around, and the hope that we'll get more, is what keeps me around waiting. Not ops, not flashpoints, not pvp and certainly not poorly thought out frustration inducing events.
More Individual class/companion story extensions!
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Andryah
08.14.2012 , 08:42 PM | #63
Quote: Originally Posted by TUXs View Post
However...let me oblige you...

I love running the ONE operation per week with my guild (I wish the lockout was removed because I want to help others complete them). I love the rest, but only one is a challenge. I want MORE!
I LOVE a great PuG in warzones that whoops the opposing team, or beats a flashpoints via the group finder.
Contrary to what some think, I love the vast number of skills I need to memorize to perform at my best. Combat isn't 2 or 3 buttons, it's generally very situational and I'll hit at least 10 different specials in any given fight.
I love coming from behind to win Novare Coast when I'm down 14% to 100%.
I love the people playing this game - despite the numerous groups I've been in, there's not been one person I wouldn't group with again.
Bolster, to under 49 WZ's was brilliant! I love that a level 12 can play against a 48 and have a chance (not much, but one).
I love the settings! The worlds are absolutely beautiful in some areas.
I love the stories. I recently started an Imp Agent and the story is freaking great! I can't wait to log on my Imp.
I love the new communication we're getting from Bioware...I REALLY hope it continues.

There's a lot I enjoy about this game.
Awesome. I knew you could do it.

And no, I was not asking you to be a cheerleader, only that you balance your commentary a bit more.
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Katsuragisama
08.14.2012 , 08:56 PM | #64
Quote: Originally Posted by TUXs View Post
I love running the ONE operation per week with my guild (I wish the lockout was removed because I want to help others complete them). I love the rest, but only one is a challenge. I want MORE!
I LOVE a great PuG in warzones that whoops the opposing team, or beats a flashpoints via the group finder.
Contrary to what some think, I love the vast number of skills I need to memorize to perform at my best. Combat isn't 2 or 3 buttons, it's generally very situational and I'll hit at least 10 different specials in any given fight.
I love coming from behind to win Novare Coast when I'm down 14% to 100%.
I love the people playing this game - despite the numerous groups I've been in, there's not been one person I wouldn't group with again.
Bolster, to under 49 WZ's was brilliant! I love that a level 12 can play against a 48 and have a chance (not much, but one).
I love the settings! The worlds are absolutely beautiful in some areas.
I love the stories. I recently started an Imp Agent and the story is freaking great! I can't wait to log on my Imp.
I love the new communication we're getting from Bioware...I REALLY hope it continues.

There's a lot I enjoy about this game...but with nearly 2 million people forking out the $60+ to buy it, only to quit, I also notice the problems that NEED to be addressed! I'm terribly sorry if I come off as angry or negative...I'm not. There's a TON to enjoy in SWTOR and "I" want to enjoy this game for YEARS to come...not a few fleeting months. I still have hope for this game...the potential is ALL there...it would be so easy to capture players and capitalize on them that I find it mind boggling that Bioware hasn't yet. PvPers are DYING for just a glimmer of hope...toss out some random "kill 20 opposite faction players" mission with a new coin for new "stuff" and people would be content while we wait for Makeb. If the super duper secret space project is really what players hope it is, ANNOUNCE IT!!! The benefit from that would far outweigh any complaints if it were late. Allow players to repeat their class quests at 50 - it's so broken up with side quests, that the story becomes lost.
A realistic outlook.
  1. I dont do ops so no comment.
  2. Those are kind of fun, but too frustrating since all the good PvPers I knew left when I went on hiatus.
  3. Got to love making a come back and winning a WZ.
  4. I loved the people I played with too. Cant say the same about the community in general. But most of my guildies are going to GW2. So I'll be surrounded by the same people I know are great @ PvP in this game. But doing a rotation isnt hard, so who knows. O_O
  5. Yay! Bolster! Though the mixed lowbie/50 WZ in the beginning was horrible.
  6. They're cool, but everything seems so lifeless.
  7. Best part of the game is the story.
  8. It wont. And I dont consider empty promises of Soon™ as actual communication. Some screenshots of the SSSP would be nice and maybe give me a reason to look at this game after GW2 launches.

I enjoyed the game more than WoW/Rift. But running the same WZ's is getting old. I really dont think WZ maps would take that long to make, but then again I dont know. New quest for some nice aesthetic gear would be kind of cool for PvE/PvP side. And yes, I'm tired of reading threads asking about SSSP, when it was announced in December, but we dont have anything other than that and Soon™. Some videos or screenshots would go a long way. And that's why I hate leveling alts, doing all of the side quest I've already done once. -.-

Edit to add:

Quote: Originally Posted by Lunafox View Post
In a nutshell I'd like more stories. It's what got me hooked on this game, has kept me around, and the hope that we'll get more, is what keeps me around waiting. Not ops, not flashpoints, not pvp and certainly not poorly thought out frustration inducing events.
I care about PvP, but who wouldnt like more story? NEEDS MOAR STORY!! D:
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drosalion
08.14.2012 , 09:24 PM | #65
Quote: Originally Posted by Lunafox View Post
I likely don't speak for the majority when I say this, but I'm saying it anyway.

I don't care about ops, flashpoints or pvp crap.

The one thing I'd like to see is more class missions and missions for companions. It's sad when you've hit 50 (or before and completed their missions) and they're silent...

In a nutshell I'd like more stories. It's what got me hooked on this game, has kept me around, and the hope that we'll get more, is what keeps me around waiting. Not ops, not flashpoints, not pvp and certainly not poorly thought out frustration inducing events.
I'm sort of in the same boat... But what i also want to see is content that is new more than anything... mini-games (swoop racing, pazaak), multiplayer space combat, etc.

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Cavell
08.14.2012 , 09:49 PM | #66
It's good to have a plan. Plans are good.

It's good to announce your plan to your customers. Announcing your plan to your customers is good.

The only thing that counts, though, is what you actually do.

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Tuskin
08.14.2012 , 10:46 PM | #67
Only thing that interests me is HK-51. Bah where is he.

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Karkais
08.14.2012 , 11:58 PM | #68
Quote: Originally Posted by mavsynchroid View Post
They've already been very clear with this, stating instead of big content/feature patches that we've been getting, we're going to get smaller updates more frequently.
It is actually a good tactic, provided the "update" doesnt mean "spend 20 minutes to check it out"

Only thing that interests me right now is dreaming about SWTOR costume art director being fired.

ps. But after 2months of hiatus I m enjoying the game again..
"Their strength became my own. Their minds became my own. All flesh is my flesh. None move, save I will it. This is the rule the Sith were promised, and I have made it real!"
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APhantasm
08.15.2012 , 08:32 AM | #69
I expect F2P will be released before 1.4. When Star Trek Online went F2P they didn't release new content till after F2P.

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coerCez
08.15.2012 , 09:08 AM | #70
Allison,

If at all possible, can we get a confirmation on if there will be a new tier of PvP armor being intruduced when the new Warzone releases?

Personally, I am ok with the addition of New Tier Armor so long as the War Hero set will be available via Warzone Commendations...
Sapphir - 50 Marauder
Coerce - 50 Operative
Colgerro - 50 Powertech