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Ognathon
08.21.2012 , 06:26 AM | #1
I was wondering, any news on what the restrictions for free to play will be? I was mainly wondering if it would restrict anything to do with guilds, as my guild is waiting for free to play to come from Republic Commando to TOR.

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Ognathon
08.21.2012 , 06:58 AM | #3
That tells me next to nothing about the restrictions...

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flyersfan
08.21.2012 , 07:05 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Ognathon View Post
That tells me next to nothing about the restrictions...
There is next to nothing to know until BioWare deems us worthy and releases new information. The information you seek is not public. The developers aren't even sure yet based on an interview with Gabe Amatangelo.

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deltadt
08.21.2012 , 07:06 AM | #5
all they have said is there is going to be restrictions. i would hope they don't take away all heroics and flashpoints from the people who want to play it free to play. at least have one heroic mission per planet for the free to players.

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Amodin
08.21.2012 , 07:07 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by flyersfan View Post
There is next to nothing to know until BioWare deems us worthy and releases new information. The information you seek is not public. The developers aren't even sure yet based on an interview with Gabe Amatangelo.
^ This, hence why I posted the article. It shows the basics of what you can do with free to play: Level 1-50. Operations will need a subscription most likely. Maybe even new content, such as something like Makeb.

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Catch_TwentyTwo
08.21.2012 , 07:11 AM | #7
I would really like to know how my 8 toons will be impacted if I choose to play F2P.

I know I will only have access to 2 toons and I know they have to be human, what I am concerned about is the fate of those toons I do not play. Will they remain intact until I choose to resub?
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flyersfan
08.21.2012 , 07:17 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Catch_TwentyTwo View Post
I would really like to know how my 8 toons will be impacted if I choose to play F2P.

I know I will only have access to 2 toons and I know they have to be human, what I am concerned about is the fate of those toons I do not play. Will they remain intact until I choose to resub?
According to things that I have read, your characters do not need to be human if they were previously created. The characters that you have are ones that you will retain, but some will be made inactive. Upon switching to FTP, you will choose your active characters and that will be the end of it. Were you to make a new character, you would then be placed under all the species restrictions and any other customisation restrictions that BioWare implements.

The ones that you do not play will just remain dormant and unused.

This is all pending as well. BioWare is still trying to figure out what to do in a very unprofessional manner.

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KurganNazzir
08.21.2012 , 07:32 AM | #9
This http://www.swtor.com/free/features and this http://www.swtor.com/support/helpcenter/6449 are probably more what you're looking for. Still not complete answers because they haven't released (or possibly decided) everything yet. There's also some yellow posts floating around where they answered some questions.
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Catch_TwentyTwo
08.21.2012 , 12:13 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by flyersfan View Post
According to things that I have read, your characters do not need to be human if they were previously created. The characters that you have are ones that you will retain, but some will be made inactive. Upon switching to FTP, you will choose your active characters and that will be the end of it. Were you to make a new character, you would then be placed under all the species restrictions and any other customisation restrictions that BioWare implements.

The ones that you do not play will just remain dormant and unused.

This is all pending as well. BioWare is still trying to figure out what to do in a very unprofessional manner.
That sounds like what I pretty much expected, which is also what I was hoping for!

If they were going to vanish, then I's probably look at a second account for F2P, glad I won't have to.
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