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You can buy account unlocks and cartel items with CREDITS w00t!

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You can buy account unlocks and cartel items with CREDITS w00t!

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ChazDoit
11.20.2012 , 10:04 AM | #1
When they announced F2P I was happy that they were making the game more accesible but I was very afraid they were going to nickle and dime us to death, you know EA is not the most consumer friendly company. I even suggested to have an alternate way to get cartel items, in my signature is the link for a suggestion thread. However my suggestion is no longer necessary because pretty much everything there is on the Cartel Market you can buy it with credits even the Quickbars, the Unlocks to Unify your colors to Hide your helmet, everything! Even content, I see authorization to enter to Section X going on the GTN.

I played Lague of Legends for many months (not playing much lately) and I really liked the Idea that you don't have to spend any money to unlock new champions, you can buy one with real money and it's much quicker than having to earn all the in-game points required to unlock one, but if you don't want to spend the money there is an option to get them for free, now there are some things that you HAVE to pay for in LOL, the skins, which are only cosmetic, so that is a source of revenue for Riot.

Now SWTOR is taking it a step further, it's not only some items that can be bought with credits, Everything can be bought with credits, cosmetic items, unlocks, content, etc because they are all tradeable, I've seen tons of stuff going on the GTN for some ridiculosly cheap prices which I should mention have been dropping and might continue to drop even more.

I have agreed with many people on the forums when they said that selling quickbars was a bad move, but if you can get them for 150k on the GTN, and belive me, i've seen them. Then it doesn't really matters. Besides this is a huge middle finger to gold farmers, the other day I bought a bunch of stuff from a guy, Bioware received money, He received credits in a legit way and I got the stuff I wanted from the cartel market without having to spend a dime, everyone won.

I think this is a great move, it renders most of the criticisms of SWTOR F2P model irrelevant and is particularly great for returning players that have some credits saved on their characters.

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Wefi
11.20.2012 , 10:05 AM | #2
i saw a Speeder level 1 Unlock for 500k. :|
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ChazDoit
11.20.2012 , 10:19 AM | #3
So what? there's always gonna be somone selling overpriced stuff, but the majority of the items I've seen on the GTN are going out super cheap.

Check this out QUICkBARS GOING FOR 100k

I mean this is ridiculous, to think that there's people on the forum that have been complaining for hours about Bioware selling quickbars, in that timeframe they could have gotten the 100k to buy one.

By the way if you want speeder piloting 1, you can buy it from the Legacy Window for 40k so..... in your face!

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GnatB
11.20.2012 , 10:27 AM | #4
Pretty sure the fact that everything would be sellable in-game was announced around the same time f2p itself was. Heck, the lockout time has even been known for some time now.

That being said, I must admit I find it amusing people are trying to sell things that subs get for free, (i.e. cargo bay access and the like) for more credits than non-subs can even have. Probably because nowhere on the official site (that I can find) does it mention that non-subs have at best a 350k credit limit.

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ChazDoit
11.20.2012 , 10:30 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by GnatB View Post
Pretty sure the fact that everything would be sellable in-game was announced around the same time f2p itself was. Heck, the lockout time has even been known for some time now.

That being said, I must admit I find it amusing people are trying to sell things that subs get for free, (i.e. cargo bay access and the like) for more credits than non-subs can even have. Probably because nowhere on the official site (that I can find) does it mention that non-subs have at best a 350k credit limit.
Not necessarily, I have some friends that want to try the game and those unlocks could be nice gifts for them, meaning I buy them and then give it to them.

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Evensong
11.20.2012 , 10:32 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by ChazDoit View Post
Not necessarily, I have some friends that want to try the game and those unlocks could be nice gifts for them, meaning I buy them and then give it to them.
I think it is a great thing that you can get unlocks for friends. It makes the game more friendly and social /grin
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MrToxin
11.20.2012 , 10:37 AM | #7
I completely agree, I love this flexibility BW added. It's a great way for people who can't afford to buy Cartel Coins, and great gifts for friends, and it also won't unbalance the economy since player credits just switch hands.
GJ on this one BW! I'm also buying unlocks and authorizations from GTN myself. And like you said everyone's happy, BW gets money, seller gets credits and I get Cartel Market item without spending a dime.

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macumba
11.20.2012 , 10:39 AM | #8
actually I think thats great. you have people who want to avoid giving ea money, so they farm virtual money ingame. you have people who buy cartel coins for easy ingame cash. seems everyones going to be happy like that.
one has to see how the prices develop in the future when most people don't have their starting coins anymore.

what would really like to buy they don't have.

I would like to level as slow as someone wihtout a subscription (because levelling is too easy and fast for me)
but I also would not want the inconvenience of a free account.
and I would like to buy the pre 1.4 gunslinger sounds which they changed and I want back so badly, but I could not find them in the cartel shop
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ChazDoit
11.20.2012 , 10:39 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by MrToxin View Post
I completely agree, I love this flexibility BW added. It's a great way for people who can't afford to buy Cartel Coins, and great gifts for friends, and it also won't unbalance the economy since player credits just switch hands.
GJ on this one BW! I'm also buying unlocks and authorizations from GTN myself. And like you said everyone's happy, BW gets money, seller gets credits and I get Cartel Market item without spending a dime.
It's awesome for returning players, I had 5 million credits saved up when I came back and burned them all. Now I really wish I hadn't because the prices have gone down considerably since then. But I'm still happy that I got almost everything I wanted and I still haven't spent the Cartel Coins that I earned from my previous subscriptions

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KurganNazzir
11.20.2012 , 10:58 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by GnatB View Post
Probably because nowhere on the official site (that I can find) does it mention that non-subs have at best a 350k credit limit.
The caps are listed on the site, on the features page.