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SWTOR to be Free To Play up to 15 in July..Honest opinions please

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SWTOR to be Free To Play up to 15 in July..Honest opinions please

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Corinthar
06.04.2012 , 05:53 PM | #1
We've just been told that SWTOR will be F2P up to level 15 in July. What is your honest opinion of this move by EA? I can't imagine BioWare are happy with it and personally I see it as one step away from a move to a full Free To Play business model.

For me, that would lead to me to leave the game. I really liked LOTRO, but as soon as it went F2P I realised that the 'short-cut' option offered by the store would be too tempting, and I'd spend more than my 8.99 a month in frivolous purchases (have disposable income, will spend it )

Which is why F2P and associated micro transactions are so popular with EA titles, unfortunately

What's your take on it?


(Disclaimer: I know there have been other similar threads on this, but none have been targeted specifically at the community's opinions on the F2P news)
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Drom
06.04.2012 , 05:55 PM | #2
I told you yesterday! And you all were like: NO! LucasArts would never allow that!

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Stenrik
06.04.2012 , 05:56 PM | #3
Um, it's a trial. I'd imagine that you'd have to pay the same 50 bucks + monthly fee after the 15 levels. The only thing I worry about is that we'd have a bunch of lvl 10-15's crowding our lowbie warzones, but other than that, I don't really see how this is a big, gameshaking shift to F2P...

Besides, WoW does it... NUFF SAID.

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Anomorn
06.04.2012 , 05:56 PM | #4
Free to play to level 15 is not a big deal at all.
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darthdinosaur
06.04.2012 , 05:56 PM | #5
My opinion.... hello level 15 pvp twinking =)
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MaverickXIV
06.04.2012 , 05:57 PM | #6
This is entirely a non-issue. Limited free-to-play is practically a staple of the industry now. It's healthy for both this game as well as gaming in general.

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spnzx
06.04.2012 , 05:57 PM | #7
Nothing against it, like you said "F2P up to level 15" so relax, no micro transactions.

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Dilv
06.04.2012 , 05:58 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by MaverickXIV View Post
This is entirely a non-issue. Limited free-to-play is practically a staple of the industry now. It's healthy for both this game as well as gaming in general.
here we go...thank you

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Optrex
06.04.2012 , 05:59 PM | #9
Its only around 6hrs of gameplay even for a newbie so they aint giving too much away.

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Sammm
06.04.2012 , 06:00 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by MaverickXIV View Post
This is entirely a non-issue. Limited free-to-play is practically a staple of the industry now. It's healthy for both this game as well as gaming in general.
Amen.