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One planet is not an expansion

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One planet is not an expansion
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Reapers_Ghost
12.19.2012 , 08:31 PM | #191
reading threw this is a laugh.... not really any details released... no one has any facts.... and comparing this to WoW and other MMOs and their "expansions" Trolling hard core maybe? I think the people that compare SWtor to WoW needs to have their panda's choked with the force and they can go suck on a Mt. Dew. Please get the facts of what will be released for this one small price of 9.99..... O.o
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chuixupu
12.19.2012 , 08:35 PM | #192
Quote: Originally Posted by Stradlin View Post
You are describing a content patch.
Is there a rule book somewhere that describes the difference in what can be considered a content patch and an expansion?
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Beranzen
12.19.2012 , 08:39 PM | #193
Quote: Originally Posted by Stradlin View Post
You are describing a content patch.

Nothing told so far even suggests there would be some apparent valid reason to increase lvl cap whatsoever. With one highly significant exception; increasing lvl cap forces people who have any interest in dealing with a lvl cap content to buy this..this " expansion" Based on all that has been said and done so far, this is only reason why cap is increased. Otherwise people might simply skip this.

No mention of Flashpoints or new Ops.
No mention of a single new game feature or tweak.

You do realize that it was just announced, and more info is likely on the way over the next few months. You expect them to announce everything they have planned the same day it's announced?

I have no issue paying for expansions in addition to having to pay a sub fee. Out of non dysfunctional MMOs, only Eve Online has approach more fair to consumers.
I have huge issue with EA forcing me to buy seeminhly irrelevant, unnecessary additional planet by bringing completely artifical, ill justified lvl cap increase with it.

New expansion. Lvl cap increase.
NO mention of new lvl cap content.
ROFLMAO.
So by your logic MoP is a content patch and not a expansion right?
It had a whole new zone to explore, 5 new levels. kinda just like SWTOR....
we might very well be getting a new WZ, OP, even a new race. simple fact is we don't know yet, a sadder fact is they could give us 10 levels, 2 new races, 2 new classes with stories, and people would still be whining on these boards that what they see isnt good enough.

Give time for more information to come to us before hitting the boards with meaningless speculation,
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DAMossimo
12.19.2012 , 08:41 PM | #194
Quote: Originally Posted by chuixupu View Post
Is there a rule book somewhere that describes the difference in what can be considered a content patch and an expansion?
Doesn't really matter what you call it anymore - people are unsubbing over it. I simply consider it sad.

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Cordelia
12.19.2012 , 08:47 PM | #195
Quote: Originally Posted by Reapers_Ghost View Post
. Please get the facts of what will be released for this one small price of 9.99..... O.o
I can tell you that now. For $9.99 people are getting the content that was going to be free to subs only a few months ago

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Valethar
12.19.2012 , 08:47 PM | #196
Quote: Originally Posted by Darth-Rammstein View Post
Sorry EAWare but a single planet is not considered an expansion for any mmo. $10 isn't a lot of money but it shouldn't cost anything to subscribers to be honest. You have made a killing with the f2p shop, it's not like you're not making money off this game already! Not to mention you can't even purchase it with CC coins, just seems to me like another nickel and dime grab from your loyal fans.
It's not an expansion, it's a DLC. They're not even close to being the same thing.
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Fellow-Canadian
12.19.2012 , 09:07 PM | #197
So little info on this "expansion". A new area to quest in for $10.... that's it? No mention of class changes, new FPs, new Warzones.... nadda?
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drgjed
12.19.2012 , 09:18 PM | #198
Quote: Originally Posted by Valethar View Post
It's not an expansion, it's a DLC. They're not even close to being the same thing.
Exactly this. We used to call them Adventure Packs back in the old EQ and EQ2 (before it was F2P) days. 10 bucks and you basically got a small zone with a dungeon. Some nice gear that was relevant yet only obtainable in the zone / dungeon and some other silly vanity stuff. They usually kept you busy for a month or two, untill either the next one or the next expansion came out. The nice thing was they wern't mandatory to have. This Adventure Pack is. By increasing the level by 5 they are making a requirement for you to buy an Adventure Pack.

Now granted we are most likely (read hopfully at least) going to get playable Cathars; but unless this planet is as big as Hoth, Voss and Corellia combined, and the amount of exp required to get from 50 to 55 is the same amount that is required to get from 20 - 50 I see people burning throught this in a few days.

Please EA call this what it is. You want to make an actual expansion you're going to need to add a bit more than has been mentnioned and/or previously promised.
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chuixupu
12.19.2012 , 09:23 PM | #199
Quote: Originally Posted by DAMossimo View Post
Doesn't really matter what you call it anymore - people are unsubbing over it. I simply consider it sad.
It will be funny when they all re-sub to play it.
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iamthehoyden
12.19.2012 , 09:33 PM | #200
Quote: Originally Posted by drgjed View Post
Now granted we are most likely (read hopfully at least) going to get playable Cathars
Cathar will be a cartel shop unlock. That was confirmed a couple livestreams ago.
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