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Announcing a Free-to-Play Option

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Announcing a Free-to-Play Option
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SupremeLegate
08.01.2012 , 06:50 PM | #631
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthTHC View Post
Fixed it for ya.
Oh please, its only been delayed a week.

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zorrionj
08.01.2012 , 07:03 PM | #632
Quote: Originally Posted by Jonoku View Post
You can get sued you know? lucas arts wants people to play swtor
Haha. Well you can be sued for anything at any time. Playing a FOSS game on a client you purchased is unlikely to hold up in court well

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08.01.2012 , 07:12 PM | #633
It's sad to see such a great game go free-to-play after like 10 months. LOTRO went F2P after 3 years, which was something they had planned in from the start. Now, I feel that EA's standards (as far as money) isn't met, hence the move to F2P model. By the way, nothing is ever "free-to-play". It's more like "pay-to-play".

If I remember correctly, LOTRO quadrupled (4x) their profits going "free". The LOTRO Store though... advertising EVERYWHERE was a real pain. There was NO WAY to turn it off too, even to subscribers. And selling boosts is just plain stupid. I hated the fact that it was now only one big "upgrades" shop. I hate the fact that micro-transactions are now the way to go. I hate that this game, that I think is the best MMO out there since a long time is being made F2P after a half a year only. They built up they hype for this game for 2-3 years, and after only 6 months, they give up.

They gave up on this game and us the fan boys, only because of a slow start and a mess up with servers they haven't recovered from yet. I still had high fate in this game. Unfortunately, what counts is money, money, money...

More money.

It's too bad EA got involved in this game. I was gonna try out Secret World, another EA game, but I won't now. I know what's waiting, F2P in 6 months.

I really feel the pain for the guys down at Bioware. You guys really love your game, and cared about us. But I think someone else is pulling the strings now...

Just my thoughts before I cancel my sub for good.
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08.01.2012 , 07:13 PM | #634
I think they should rise the cap level 15 levels and make it alot harder and time consuming to level.Wht too easy to level no challange.

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08.01.2012 , 07:31 PM | #635
LOTRO does not have ads "everywhere," but some folks freak out if there are ads "anywhere."
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08.01.2012 , 07:42 PM | #636
I like the idea of not having to worry about swtor if im running low on cash, but on the other hand im more worried about all the spam chat, and noobs in warzones/flasahpoints. Pretty much I'm afraid it will ruin the game for hard core swtor fans, by letting all the trolls in for free. Could there be a couple servers reserved only for subscribers? Even if I had to fork over some cartel coins, I'd do it. I'd still play my toons on Canderous Ordo, but I think it would be nice to roll a few toons with people actually dedicated to the game.

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Eillack
08.01.2012 , 07:54 PM | #637
Quote: Originally Posted by shentiex View Post
I like the idea of not having to worry about swtor if im running low on cash, but on the other hand im more worried about all the spam chat, and noobs in warzones/flasahpoints. Pretty much I'm afraid it will ruin the game for hard core swtor fans, by letting all the trolls in for free. Could there be a couple servers reserved only for subscribers? Even if I had to fork over some cartel coins, I'd do it. I'd still play my toons on Canderous Ordo, but I think it would be nice to roll a few toons with people actually dedicated to the game.
Our server has enough of these people in chat still haha....I hope there is an increased ignore list in TOR's store...I'd pay my 1000 coins to double my list..
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08.01.2012 , 07:58 PM | #638
I think guild creation and ownership should also be limited to just players with a monthly subscription seeing that owning a guild would mean you're in for the long term. Guild leaders would generally help organize operations, warzones and flashpoints which free-to-play members would have limited or no access to at all. F2P players should however still be allowed to join a guild.
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Xenirath
08.01.2012 , 07:59 PM | #639
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.
Well you also get coins to spend on a monthly basis, and remember you have none of the minor annoyances of f2p.
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Xenirath
08.01.2012 , 08:04 PM | #640
Quote: Originally Posted by shentiex View Post
I like the idea of not having to worry about swtor if im running low on cash, but on the other hand im more worried about all the spam chat, and noobs in warzones/flasahpoints. Pretty much I'm afraid it will ruin the game for hard core swtor fans, by letting all the trolls in for free. Could there be a couple servers reserved only for subscribers? Even if I had to fork over some cartel coins, I'd do it. I'd still play my toons on Canderous Ordo, but I think it would be nice to roll a few toons with people actually dedicated to the game.
Well about the newbs in warzones, it'll likely be just as many newbs on the enemy as yours.

And I think bioware/ea would do well to give us at least 1 server for subbers only, and add more as they fill up for those that want it. Personally Im not worried about f2pers chatting, just means I have more people talk to.

Im more worried about these "Boosts" but I'm willing to wait and see hopefully they'll just be something along the lines of Xp or Valor gain. If its boosts that affect combat they need to make it so it doesn't work in pvp warzones or eve open world pvp for that matter.
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