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F2P Warzone Limit...

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F2P Warzone Limit...

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LordExozone
07.31.2012 , 02:37 PM | #1
...is a seriously bad idea. Depending on how high or low the amount of warzones is you can play, F2P players may not be able to progress as fast as other players.

Considering many of these players will be new to the game, they will already start with an incredible disadvantage in PvP due to us, the existing playerbase, walking around in fully augmented Warhero.

If it takes twice as long for them to actually earn PvP gear due to being restricted to say 20 matches a week, they will most likely give up before long. I know that at some point I was considering giving Warhammer Online another try, but the fact that I would have to grind for 6 months to get my renown rank maxed so I could wear competitive pvp gear prevented me from doing that, even though it was free to play.

Do not make the same mistake for SWTOR.
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Entropicus
07.31.2012 , 02:47 PM | #2
Maybe they'll come up with a system that you can buy WH for real money. That would certainly even the playing field. As it stands Rated just had its throat cut.
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Rynis
07.31.2012 , 02:47 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by LordExozone View Post
F2P players may not be able to progress as fast as other players.
They shouldn't be able to progress as fast as someone who is PAYING to play the game.

And fresh 50s already walk around at a disadvantage to fully aug war heroes.

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Exiled-Phoenix
07.31.2012 , 02:47 PM | #4
/facepalm

Yes, people are going to grind F2P up untill lvl 50....
And yea, they are totally going to stay F2P when they want to do competitive WZ
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ganamede
07.31.2012 , 02:52 PM | #5
The only thing in this game that was even remotely fun was 1-49 pvp i already canceled my sub because i smelled the f2p looming on the horizon i may have actually stuck around and played free for the warzones but since there will be restrictions on that /uninstall

Cryptic and EA should get together and write a book how the hell do you take something as big as star trek and star wars and drive it right into the ground

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Aaroneus
07.31.2012 , 02:59 PM | #6
by this point, ranked wz's will be in season 1, so matchmaking will be accurate. as for regular warzones, well, yeah the existing playerbase has stuck around and earned their gear. the f2p players should not have access to the same gear/gear progression as us subbers, even if that means they get their own bracket.
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polopopoo
07.31.2012 , 03:13 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by ganamede View Post
The only thing in this game that was even remotely fun was 1-49 pvp i already canceled my sub because i smelled the f2p looming on the horizon i may have actually stuck around and played free for the warzones but since there will be restrictions on that /uninstall

Cryptic and EA should get together and write a book how the hell do you take something as big as star trek and star wars and drive it right into the ground
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UberDuberSoldat
07.31.2012 , 03:15 PM | #8
Right, so your solution would be to what, allow F2Pers to have full access to Ranked Warzones and competitive 8 man PvP? Where is the incentive to ever sub?

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mrpayday
07.31.2012 , 03:18 PM | #9
It might encourage some world pvp.

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LordExozone
07.31.2012 , 04:07 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by UberDuberSoldat View Post
Right, so your solution would be to what, allow F2Pers to have full access to Ranked Warzones and competitive 8 man PvP? Where is the incentive to ever sub?
Are you implying that warzones are the whole game?
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