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Announcing a Free-to-Play Option

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Announcing a Free-to-Play Option
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SithEater
07.31.2012 , 04:06 PM | #21
My disappointment at this news cannot be conveyed with words.
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Gherig
07.31.2012 , 04:06 PM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by zackinthebox View Post
F2P RUINS GAMES!
Canceling sub a week prior to it auto-billing.
Time to move on to a different game.
Congrats on killing your game that isn't even a year old... Take a look at DC Universe that is what SWTOR will ultimately become... A PIECE OF ****!
Show me one game that has gone under since it has gone Free to Play or has less payers then before it was Free to Play, you cant, can you? Because none exist. Free to Play is the new industry standard, if you dont like it, go play checkers because in 2 years you wont fine a single MMO that is still 100% sub based.

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Master-Nala
07.31.2012 , 04:07 PM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by Tylerlee View Post
Why is the Sub remaining $15 when 50% of the game is free?

If I buy a Big Mac and Fries and the Fries are F2P I'm only going to pay for the Big Mac right?

What benefits does a subscription give? Full WZ and Ops is not worth $15 a month. Even less so with the obvious slowing of patches due to focus on maintaining F2P players.
In every game I've seen go F2P or Freemium if you prefer sub players get exclusive content and cashshop currency with their sub. If you don't find the game worth subbing to, then don't. It's that simple. That's what Free to Play gives you. You pay for what you want. If you want to not have to bother with it and continue along as you are, then keep your sub.
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adamqd
07.31.2012 , 04:08 PM | #24
Seems pretty acceptable and expected to me.

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Need more inter-faction interaction! Come on, its an MMO!

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pogmahone
07.31.2012 , 04:08 PM | #25
Not even a full year and now F2P. All I can say is wow!!!

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clonesoldier
07.31.2012 , 04:08 PM | #26
Thank you.. Thanks a lot.

F2P will only ruin the game and i for one do not intend to stay on board a ship that's destined to sink.
Swtor was a very fun game to play and you guys just ruined that.

Farewell Bioware this is the last time i'll ever buy a game from your company again.

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Xuvy
07.31.2012 , 04:08 PM | #27
Quote: Originally Posted by Gherig View Post
Show me one game that has gone under since it has gone Free to Play or has less payers then before it was Free to Play, you cant, can you? Because none exist. Free to Play is the new industry standard, if you dont like it, go play checkers because in 2 years you wont fine a single MMO that is still 100% sub based.

LOL 'go play checkers' not even chess? LOL ... i too think the mmo has seen better days... I had mmo burnout from my second and third jobs a.k.a wow raiding.

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Master-Nala
07.31.2012 , 04:09 PM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by zackinthebox View Post
F2P RUINS GAMES!
Canceling sub a week prior to it auto-billing.
Time to move on to a different game.
Congrats on killing your game that isn't even a year old... Take a look at DC Universe that is what SWTOR will ultimately become... A PIECE OF ****!
Really constructive feedback here! Enjoy your next game.
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Xuvy
07.31.2012 , 04:10 PM | #29
Quote: Originally Posted by SithEater View Post
My disappointment at this news cannot be conveyed with words.
I agree.

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Gherig
07.31.2012 , 04:12 PM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by vandana_ View Post
What a *********** joke of a company EA/Bioware is.

Forget the secret space project, new engine and regular updates. Say hello to cartel coins and open your arms to 12 year olds. Guild Wars 2 time I guess. .
LOL you mean the game that is Free to Play from day one, with a cash shop, and more 12 years olds then a Bieber concert?? You you really are moving to better pastures, thats for sure. You sure showed BioWare.