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Free-to-Play is Coming on November 15th

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Free-to-Play is Coming on November 15th
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teckdec
11.08.2012 , 06:37 PM | #41
OMG!!!! i cant wait!
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BadOrb
11.08.2012 , 07:20 PM | #42
Quote: Originally Posted by Murder_Toys View Post
One short word

you better promo this on website and store because word of mouth is not going to save this game.

Promo this everywhere or just shut down already

thanks for your time
Thats what I said and I just checked google and the words "swtor cartel" has only 3 news articles about it ;/ time is ticking BioWare , seriously tell the big boys we need this advertised nao!

Cheers,

BadOrb.
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Thylbanus
11.08.2012 , 07:30 PM | #43
Thanks for the birthday present.
It's amazing how loud a dollar can be.
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thomaswaits
11.08.2012 , 08:00 PM | #44
Quote: Originally Posted by brutisor View Post
they said nothing about 1.5 update..
Darth Hater is reporting that 1.5 will indeed go live alongside f2p.

http://www.darthhater.com/articles/s...play-launching

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Youthgw
11.08.2012 , 08:15 PM | #45
Does BW think were all dumb?
Im starting to get scared for this game -.-
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Thylbanus
11.08.2012 , 08:29 PM | #46
Quote: Originally Posted by Youthgw View Post
Does BW think were all dumb?
Im starting to get scared for this game -.-
STARTING?! I was scared after the excitement of being in beta wore off (around the 10th of June, 2011).
It's amazing how loud a dollar can be.
"Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music." - Kristin Wilson

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Thylbanus
11.08.2012 , 08:37 PM | #47
Quote: Originally Posted by thomaswaits View Post
Darth Hater is reporting that 1.5 will indeed go live alongside f2p.

http://www.darthhater.com/articles/s...play-launching
Just to put it up, here are the highlights:
  • Free to Play and Update 1.5 go live on Thursday, 11/15/2012. (No details on the maintenance period were given.)
  • The cheapest package for Cartel Coins: $4.99 for 450 Coins. (90 Cartel Coins per dollar.)
  • The most expensive package for Cartel Coins: $39.99 for 5500 Coins. (137 Cartel Coins per dollar.)
  • Several additional packages will be available in between those two prices. The more expensive the package, the better value the player receives.
  • Subscribers on the one month plan will receive 500 CC per month. Players on the 3 month or 6 month plans will receive more per month. (Exact numbers were not given but will be available next week.)
  • Former subscribers automatically receive "Preferred" status.
  • New F2P players receive "Preferred" status upon buying anything from the SWTOR store. The $5 CC package and the security key fob being the cheapest items that will grant Preferred status.
  • buy.swtor.com will be the site for purchasing Cartel Coins and other items.
  • Services such as character renames and appearance changes being purchased with CC are possibilities for the future.
  • Most items bought on the Cartel Market, including content unlocks, can be traded or sold on the GTN by design.
  • Physical Cartel Coin packs will be available from retail stores. They'll make a great stocking stuffer!
  • The plan is to update the Cartel Market with new items every month or so.
  • Players will be able to purchase additional character slots with Cartel Coins shortly after F2P launches.
  • Limited time or seasonal Cartel Market items are something they're considering but can't commit to at this time.
  • There are currently no plans to adjust the monthly cost for subscribers.
  • There are currently no plans to sell subscription time (ala Plex system in EVE) via the Cartel Market.
  • Character transfers to the PTS are something they are currently working on and will be available in the near future.
It's amazing how loud a dollar can be.
"Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music." - Kristin Wilson

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Nehoda_Niux
11.08.2012 , 08:40 PM | #48
Quote: Originally Posted by bbates View Post
Also I've been on since launch since the program now goes back until December I count 11 months of subscriber rewards my page only shows 9, and also not the 250 bonus that was just mentioned.
The earlier months of the game will give you fewer Cartel Coins (150 per month, I think). At some point, the number of complimentary Cartel Coins went up (to 200 per month, if I remember right).

You'll have to wait until November 15th before you get the additional 250 Cartel Coins for being subscribed up to and including Free To Play Day!

May The Force be with you!

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Darth_Haderach
11.08.2012 , 08:55 PM | #49
This time there will be many people happy to see queues on the servers. Me among them.
ALSO, WHERE IS THERON?

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happysister
11.08.2012 , 10:16 PM | #50
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthOvertone View Post
I've scoured all of the F2P documentation. I know subscribers will be receiving a monthly grant of Cartel Coins, but I failed to see how much this will be. Does anyone know off the top of their head?
500 CC a month is what i heard.
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