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Can someone be clear about F2p

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Can someone be clear about F2p
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Qubertt
08.01.2012 , 01:49 PM | #1
Ok so does this mean they will not fix any of the problems this game has ( fps issues, hacks, etc.)?

Will they stop making new content after the release of the content they are releasing with the F2p?

Will there be no xpacs? will we ever be able to lv past 50?

Do i need to find a new MMO to play?

The reason i ask these questions is everyone is talking about all the games that died when they went F2p, and the info i get on the swtor web site dont really spell it out for me as im sure they would never say there game is dying. Any info on this would be great, thanks.

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AllisonBerryman
08.01.2012 , 01:52 PM | #2 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
We intend to continue releasing new content as well as fixing bugs and issues in the game after the Free-to-Play option launches. Please make sure you've read this news article for more information about our plans!

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Daeada
08.01.2012 , 01:52 PM | #3
No, you don't need to find a new game. F2P transitions actually tend to bring in more money than sub fees, as there are more people willing to spend a few here and there, but not willing to pay monthly for a service they may not have time to get value out of. LotRO, for example, went f2p in 2010, released an expansion last year, and is releasing another expansion next month.

The people who are saying the game is dead are the doom&gloomers, who wanted the game to die all along.
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ZionHalcyon
08.01.2012 , 01:54 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by AllisonBerryman View Post
We intend to continue releasing new content as well as fixing bugs and issues in the game after the Free-to-Play option launches. Please make sure you've read this news article for more information about our plans!
Can you at least tell us too if people go free to play, can we purchase-to-own raids and the like so that if we change sub models, we aren't locked out from raiding with our guilds?

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Staavis_SC
08.01.2012 , 01:56 PM | #5
While Bioware may talk about lofty goals of "content as usual or faster" and "bug fixes will continue" it is an UNDENIABLE FACT, that any game which has introduced a Real Money Transaction (RMT) store to their game, quickly and inevitably loses sight of it's goals, and RMT Store "content" quickly overwhelms.

It's the nature of the business. The RMT Store is the new "foundation" for the game's economic model. Therefore, it will get the most attention, and that envitably leads to less resources and less attention to other things which are not "profitable" - like bug fixes. Like story content. Like Operations.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Look, we got four or five of the main characters on this ship. I think we're gonna be okay.

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Ooloi
08.01.2012 , 01:57 PM | #6
The person above me is correct.

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ZionHalcyon
08.01.2012 , 01:58 PM | #7
The Person above me is wrong.

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Andryah
08.01.2012 , 01:59 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by ZionHalcyon View Post
Can you at least tell us too if people go free to play, can we purchase-to-own raids and the like so that if we change sub models, we aren't locked out from raiding with our guilds?
<insert Turbine Model for Freemium here>. Essentially rinse and repeat, specifics of actual shop items yet to be announced.

You get the idea? Just about all content will be for sale to non-subscribers via Cartel Coins. Sometimes with a time delay to give preferential treatement to subscribers.
"We don't see the world as it is. We see the world as WE are." ~Anais Nin

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Andryah
08.01.2012 , 02:01 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Ooloi View Post
The person above me is correct.
Actually, he's mistaken. But that was a given when he played the "UNDENIABLE FACT" card in his post. That's the kiss of death for any claim on a gaming forum.
"We don't see the world as it is. We see the world as WE are." ~Anais Nin

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HomicidalWhales
08.01.2012 , 02:01 PM | #10
The person three posts above me is wrong.