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dosadnik
10.12.2012 , 06:48 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by FlippinFlapJack View Post
I'm sure the flames I receive for this post will legendary but....

If you cannot afford $15 per month for a subscription, there may be more pressing issues in your life besides SWTOR. I'm not rich but I make enough money to afford my subscription. If $15 per month were really a financial hardship for me, I wouldn't be the least bit concerned with MMO's. I would be focusing all of energy into finding a way to increase my income.

I don't know the OP's story, maybe he/she is not old enough to work. In which case, it might fall to the parent(s)/guardian to pony up the money. If it is a financial hardship for the parent(s)/guardian can't afford $15 per month then, again, why are you worrying about MMOs?

Playing an MMO is a luxury and, fair or not, I can afford this luxury because of a combination of the first world country I live in and the hard work I have put into my education and career. There other luxuries in life, such as a yacht or private airplane that I cannot (yet, hopefully) afford.

Maybe you could use SWTOR as a motivation to find a way to earn enough money to pay for a subscription.
The first sentence made me laugh, but very well said.
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abimailkarosian
10.12.2012 , 08:26 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by FlippinFlapJack View Post
I'm sure the flames I receive for this post will legendary but....

If you cannot afford $15 per month for a subscription, there may be more pressing issues in your life besides SWTOR. I'm not rich but I make enough money to afford my subscription. If $15 per month were really a financial hardship for me, I wouldn't be the least bit concerned with MMO's. I would be focusing all of energy into finding a way to increase my income.

I don't know the OP's story, maybe he/she is not old enough to work. In which case, it might fall to the parent(s)/guardian to pony up the money. If it is a financial hardship for the parent(s)/guardian can't afford $15 per month then, again, why are you worrying about MMOs?

Playing an MMO is a luxury and, fair or not, I can afford this luxury because of a combination of the first world country I live in and the hard work I have put into my education and career. There other luxuries in life, such as a yacht or private airplane that I cannot (yet, hopefully) afford.

Maybe you could use SWTOR as a motivation to find a way to earn enough money to pay for a subscription.
This, and the fact that an online game with people actively working on it makes me want to pay a subscription. Makes me feel part of an ongoing project.
I don't care too much about fancy armor or thousands of pets, I want smooth gameplay, good servers and maintenance of the game universe.
That's why I will always pay a subscription.

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Connar
10.12.2012 , 09:14 AM | #13
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Gloomycakes
10.12.2012 , 09:44 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by TheCloneRanger View Post
Now that the free-to-play option will be available this fall, I am disappointed to hear that free member have limited privileges compared to members that continue to pay. I know that there is need for a source of income in order to keep the game running, but I do not believe this is what players expected to come along with this change and I do not think it is fair to exclude the benefits enjoyed by players up to this point to players who were only able to play the game because it will soon be free. This thread is for customers to discuss their opinions on this matter and I kindly request that Bioware give this area attention to decide what is in the best interest for the future of the game. Thank you.
You find it unfair you don't get the same access as people who do pay? I read it twice, but in no way this makes sense to me. I pay my subscription to play a game I like, not as some charity cause to people who 'can't afford a game' which is bs btw. (As written above it's only 50 cents per day...)

The access limitations aren't big at all, let's go through them.
Everyone will have access to the story-line 1-50, which is the most impressive part of this game in my opinion.

Species: Imo not so big of a deal, I can't play Togruta or Khalees either, which I'd love to play. Only difference is that no-one can.
Traveling: Ye I'd hate it if I can't quicktravel every 30 minutes (or less, go legacy) anymore, but game-breaking? No, definitely not.
Priority queues: When I see a queue to log-in I might get back to you.
Flashpoints: People generally only do their dailies (1 per day) anyway, more if helping out guildies/friends, even my PvE-guildies don't do more than 1 generally.
Spacemissions: Ye... again dailies, if any at all. There might be a few rare exceptions to this one.
GMT: This would hurt powertraders, but honestly, credits in this game hardly matter. If you can just sell the few prototype drops you have, some rare materials, you should be fine really, unless you're a powertrader ofcourse, who 'plays' the economie rather than PvE or PvP.

This leaves the 'no access to operations' yes this is a big issue to every single raider. No argument there. And limited warzones, big issue for every PvP'er. People generally either love PvE or PvP, there're always exceptions. So generally only one of those matter to a player.

How do people dare to complain, honestly.

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psandak
10.12.2012 , 10:26 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by FlippinFlapJack View Post
I'm sure the flames I receive for this post will legendary but....

If you cannot afford $15 per month for a subscription, there may be more pressing issues in your life besides SWTOR. I'm not rich but I make enough money to afford my subscription. If $15 per month were really a financial hardship for me, I wouldn't be the least bit concerned with MMO's. I would be focusing all of energy into finding a way to increase my income.

I don't know the OP's story, maybe he/she is not old enough to work. In which case, it might fall to the parent(s)/guardian to pony up the money. If it is a financial hardship for the parent(s)/guardian can't afford $15 per month then, again, why are you worrying about MMOs?

Playing an MMO is a luxury and, fair or not, I can afford this luxury because of a combination of the first world country I live in and the hard work I have put into my education and career. There other luxuries in life, such as a yacht or private airplane that I cannot (yet, hopefully) afford.

Maybe you could use SWTOR as a motivation to find a way to earn enough money to pay for a subscription.
I agree with everything you've said for myself.

However, I have friends who do not play MMOs expressly because of the subscription fees. It's not the lack of funds, it's the principle. With F2P they have expressed the desire to try SWTOR (big SW fans). They will now dish out the $60 for the game. How many potential customers out there are like my friends?

Or maybe there are a lot people out there who wanted a KOTOR3 and when they learned that it would be an MMO with a sub fee they decided to not bother. With F2P they may buy the box now and play the level 1-50 stories.

Going F2P is not necessarily all about being able to choose what the customer pays for, but getting more potential customers to pony up the $60 for the game itself.

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Tekell
10.12.2012 , 10:33 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by psandak View Post
I agree with everything you've said for myself.

However, I have friends who do not play MMOs expressly because of the subscription fees. It's not the lack of funds, it's the principle. With F2P they have expressed the desire to try SWTOR (big SW fans). They will now dish out the $60 for the game. How many potential customers out there are like my friends?

Or maybe there are a lot people out there who wanted a KOTOR3 and when they learned that it would be an MMO with a sub fee they decided to not bother. With F2P they may buy the box now and play the level 1-50 stories.

Going F2P is not necessarily all about being able to choose what the customer pays for, but getting more potential customers to pony up the $60 for the game itself.
Not even it is $15 for the digital version of the game. And the CE is around $70