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Will swtor ever go free to play?

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Will swtor ever go free to play?

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Blackardin
06.10.2012 , 06:21 AM | #161
Quote: Originally Posted by tehrealdealz View Post
I know alot of newly released mmos that were supposed to be giant and went F2P after a while. Do you guys think swtor will go that route and when?
If you listen to the experts on this board it went free to play after the first 30 days, then again after the first three months, and will again after the first six months. ;p
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budde
06.10.2012 , 06:56 AM | #162
Never lucas arts is too greedy SWG (starwars galaxies) could of went F2p but no they shut it down to funnel all the starwars fans to this interactive movie ... I mean game.
IF you ever played SWG you can really see where this game is lacking basicly every where lol .

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budde
06.10.2012 , 07:00 AM | #163
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackardin View Post
If you listen to the experts on this board it went free to play after the first 30 days, then again after the first three months, and will again after the first six months. ;p
AHhh F2p means free to play not a free month here and there or a lvl 15 trial so to say i Wow has a idk free to lvl 10 or some junk that dont make it a free to play game you still need a sub to keep playing the game after the free month or lfree lvl cap so no it didnt hasnt and wont go free to play not while lucas arts has anything to do with it

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Ubiety
06.10.2012 , 03:15 PM | #164
Quote: Originally Posted by theUndead View Post
What exactly is so delusional about the post? the fact that subs are still healthy? Or the fact that server populations are actually being addressed with transfers and eventually mergers. I think the only delusional people are the ones who continuously think the game is failing, despite the fact that the devs try so hard to accommodate and listen to feedback, but I guess people will never be satisfied. I also find it quite hilarious that people will continuously bash anyone for saying positive about the game.
Oh you're right, people will never be satisified. Everyone wants something for free or feel they are entitled to something. I've been playing since Feb. and despite a few bugs, I love this game. I'm a huge Star Wars fan and look foward to playing this game everyday, even if it's for a couple of hours. A lot of people that have something they don't like about the game threaten to quit, well quit. I would rather have low server population that have the dev's try to accomodate every little thing that someone doesn't like about the game. Sure if you have a bug, you hope they will fix it, but eveyone has different playing styles and they can't change everything to apease every single person. Another thing that bothers me is that people complain about stuff that seems like it's more of a computer issue or operator error. Don't blame bioware for you're personal problems. And one more thing, If you play through all the content in three months with every character, then you might want to find something else to do. It's not bioware problem if you don't have a life. Get some sun or read a book.

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Sarfux
06.10.2012 , 03:22 PM | #165
No, it will not

players will be too happy and spoiled to be paying just our 15 dollars a month and getting expansions and content updates for free

F2P won't happen, besides crap crap crap
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justandulas
06.10.2012 , 03:55 PM | #166
I hope not. I hate F2P MMO's, they always try to nickel and dime you for everything. I'd rather pay a flat sub fee and get everything included. I've been an avid supporter of swtor since they day it was announced and will pay a sub fee as long as they keep the game running, but I will stop playing the very second it is goes F2P.
Peace is a lie, there is only passion. Through passion I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power. Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken. The force shall free me.
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EzoEo
06.10.2012 , 03:55 PM | #167
Free to play is a myth and the sooner people realise the better.

Take LOTRO which is basically paying cash to unlock every quest zone. Is it "free" to play ? The answer is definatly not. If you want all the bells and whistles you still have to pay a monthly fee.

SW:TOR "free to play" would be pay to unlock Corucant then pay to unlock every other planet after that just to so a player can progress. There would still a premium account which is monthly sub and unlocks everything.


So I have to ask what is the point in "Free to play" ? It's more a case free to login but pay for the rest of the game.

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justandulas
06.10.2012 , 04:02 PM | #168
Quote: Originally Posted by EzoEo View Post
Free to play is a myth and the sooner people realise the better.

Take LOTRO which is basically paying cash to unlock every quest zone. Is it "free" to play ? The answer is definatly not. If you want all the bells and whistles you still have to pay a monthly fee.

SW:TOR "free to play" would be pay to unlock Corucant then pay to unlock every other planet after that just to so a player can progress. There would still a premium account which is monthly sub and unlocks everything.


So I have to ask what is the point in "Free to play" ? It's more a case free to login but pay for the rest of the game.
a sub fee isn't even costly at all, it's the price of lunch or a movie for all the entertainment you can handle. F2P games are always more of a trap to nickel and dime you then anything else. I love swtor and log in usually daily to play, but if they go f2p i'd never touch it again.
Peace is a lie, there is only passion. Through passion I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power. Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken. The force shall free me.
-Darth Justandulas