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Announcing a Free-to-Play Option

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Announcing a Free-to-Play Option
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07.31.2012 , 04:44 PM | #81
Quote: Originally Posted by xDementedx View Post
I will definitely enjoy F2P, because I will no longer be paying.
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07.31.2012 , 04:44 PM | #82
YOU JUST DESTROYED THIS GAME!!!!!! This game had so much promise but not anymore. I haven't been this mad in a long long time. Now I am simple outraged. Pathetic, Greedy, Insane and so many other word and most not even worth stating here!!! I can just picture it now.. all my hard work completely worthless as you turn all those achievements in a meaningless labor especially when you will of course be adding the store to buy in game material. I can only think of one game that is free to play and not 100% laughable. and even then those free to play games reek of nothing but greed from the game company.. how can we take advantage of the fan base to get as much money as possible without very really offering anything of substance. this is just disgraceful. And a slap in the face.

Daniel Erickson and the rest of the team that wants this should be immediately fired.... While I personally bear them no ill will they are leading this game into the ground and cleaning out the people who are letting this happen is probably the only way to save this game..

Personally I feel like all hope is lost and will probably never support bioware again.

Somebody please tell me this is just a dream.
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rahadnak
07.31.2012 , 04:45 PM | #83
Ok so, does this mean new content is never coming?? is new content just going to be premium pets, potions, weapons, lollipops and so on??? Will we ever see same gender relationships (and would it be "pay for gay"??)??? Can we expect new class content??

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Optimus_Ares
07.31.2012 , 04:45 PM | #84
sigh, well, having played World Of Tanks for well over a year, I can say that F2P works. However, what bothers me is the lack of trust in the SW fanbase. Me, being an avid fan for as long as I remember, feel a tad cheated tbh, since I never gave a second thought to paying for a game/story/environment I enjoy. Now tell me why I should bother paying for Ops/Flashpoints if I already have all the gear? What makes BW/EA think that I'll spend a cent on the game if my "deluxe" edition is the same as a troll that subs just to flame in here how awesome GW2 or WoW is? Wanna make sure that the general chat becomes even more annoying, that the pvp worlds are full of tarded trolls that have no better idea than to grief the proper fanbase? Nice move. Maybe you should have consulted the true fanbase that is keeping this game alive before making a decision.

I understand the business model, but don't expect me to support this distrust in my subscription as a fan. Look at EVE. It survived all these years with only 400k subscribers and won't go away for a long long time to come, and not even once have they announced any F2P option. Because they want to keep the fanbase that keeps the game alive. Instead, you tried to mimic WoW, a stereotypical MMO that has nothing to offer in terms of a storyline, and in failing to achieve that, you drop everything the true fans hoped for, and go for a model that does exactly what to support the paying subscribers?? These true fans were the ones that still stuck around when the majority of your servers were barren. Dissapointed.
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ShallowBay
07.31.2012 , 04:46 PM | #85
Quote: Originally Posted by JWagner View Post
Cartel Coins will buy vanity items. They have no impact on the gameplay itself, etc.
You have unrestricted access to the actual gameplay.
No impact on gameplay? "Vanity" items are just as much gameplay items as anything else. Or are the social outfits currently in the game not actually real?
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JWagner
07.31.2012 , 04:48 PM | #86
Quote: Originally Posted by ShallowBay View Post
No impact on gameplay? "Vanity" items are just as much gameplay items as anything else. Or are the social outfits currently in the game not actually real?
Fair enough, they made changes to the social outfits that made them semi-useful.
But that's part of the unrestricted.

The vendor, I'm sure, will have vanity items that aren't in normal gameplay.
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Lurtzello
07.31.2012 , 04:48 PM | #87
Quote: Originally Posted by vandana_ View Post
If the subscribers have unrestricted access to everything what do they need cartel coins for???
I hope you don't expect to recieve via mail each and every piece of customization they add to the game shop (my cargo hold is already filled as it is). I guess we'll have to "buy" them with the coins provided through the subscription.
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Chuffed
07.31.2012 , 04:48 PM | #88
Quote: Originally Posted by SithEater View Post
My disappointment at this news cannot be conveyed with words.
Quote: Originally Posted by Optimus_Ares View Post
sigh, well, having played World Of Tanks for well over a year, I can say that F2P works. However, what bothers me is the lack of trust in the SW fanbase. Me, being an avid fan for as long as I remember, feel a tad cheated tbh, since I never gave a second thought to paying for a game/story/environment I enjoy. Now tell me why I should bother paying for Ops/Flashpoints if I already have all the gear? What makes BW/EA think that I'll spend a cent on the game if my "deluxe" edition is the same as a troll that subs just to flame in here how awesome GW2 or WoW is? Wanna make sure that the general chat becomes even more annoying, that the pvp worlds are full of tarded trolls that have no better idea than to grief the proper fanbase? Nice move. Maybe you should have consulted the true fanbase that is keeping this game alive before making a decision.

I understand the business model, but don't expect me to support this distrust in my subscription as a fan. Look at EVE. It survived all these years with only 400k subscribers and won't go away for a long long time to come, and not even once have they announced any F2P option. Because they want to keep the fanbase that keeps the game alive. Instead, you tried to mimic WoW, a stereotypical MMO that has nothing to offer in terms of a storyline, and in failing to achieve that, you drop everything the true fans hoped for, and go for a model that does exactly what to support the paying subscribers?? These true fans were the ones that still stuck around when the majority of your servers were barren. Dissapointed.
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Nohonor
07.31.2012 , 04:49 PM | #89
If you're a naysayer for a free to play option, i encourage you to look at other mmorpg's that have already gone f2p. The majority of them have good revenue and profit, the ones that don't, aren't that great a game in the first place.

If you have a quality product people will come around, we are suckers that way. We want what feels good, and if the thought we are saving money gets more people to play, then more power to BioWARE. This will encourage many players to actually sub to the game to feel like they get more than those little f2p 'kids'. It's win/win no matter how you look at it, and if you can't understand that then the mmo market will not be for you much longer.

Even Blizzard will not be able to resist f2p for long.

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Nohonor
07.31.2012 , 04:51 PM | #90
Quote: Originally Posted by ShallowBay View Post
No impact on gameplay? "Vanity" items are just as much gameplay items as anything else. Or are the social outfits currently in the game not actually real?
Probably will be more social outfits, maybe pets, mounts, future purchasing of content without real money. The options are limitless!