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Free-to-Play Preview Episode 2
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RogeAce
11.08.2012 , 08:17 PM | #31
I want that smugler hat that's kind of like a cowboy hat that you see on my avitar for my BH that would be cool
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Aslesh
11.08.2012 , 08:55 PM | #32
All I want to know is the following two things...

First:
Will races beyond the human, cyborg and Zabrak be available for purchase from the market? ALL FTP's I have ever played, who have a subscriber version as well, have offered their players of the FTP a chance to purchase access to the otherwise non-accessible races due to their FTP status.

Second:
For those of us who are subscribers and have the option to choose characters to hold onto when we change into the FTP version; can we select characters that are races other than the Human, Cyborg and Zabrak? For example, say I want to keep my Pureblood when I shift to FTP. Can I?

P.S. Yes I have read other posts, but I like to make sure I get a direct answer when my money and time is on the line.

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Darth_Exar
11.08.2012 , 09:21 PM | #33
Hmm...not too keen on the look of the pack system in order to get items such as the Throne..Hopefully you can buy items like that separately if you wish but thats very unlikely since they want to reap as much money as they can.
Other than that Im really looking forward to it and hopefully there will be a large amount of new players around.

Edit. Also the roll system on the pack will probably be awful, I just dont want to end up getting the same item 20 times in the hope I'll get something different.
"So this is how Liberty dies....With thunderous applause."

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Dribblez
11.08.2012 , 09:25 PM | #34
lol ill be saving my cartel coins for something decent, I Don't like were the separation differences between paying and non paying peps r going and i dont like "the chance to win". And something needs to be done like battle groups for wow, the oceanic pvp and group q times are crap you cant merge a pvp/rp/pve server together. But if they want to que for pvp let them que together and vice versa for pve
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Dribblez
11.08.2012 , 09:28 PM | #35
mmm also wookies ,jawas, ewoks and lil yodas should have been playable species from the start
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RiversBlack
11.08.2012 , 09:37 PM | #36
Stop making the game sillier in an effort to appeal to the lowest common denominator.

I hate stupid gimmicks. The rhythm augmentation droid is funny and about as far as it should go; it's stupid to have someone buying a carbonite chamber for himself. The meditation throne should not float around or serve as a vehicle. It'd be fine if it was a static throne for your ship.

Also, cut down on all the shiny gold borders. It looks really cheesy when you log in with a legacy account, and I can see that same kind of nonsense with the borders and cartel icon here.

All of this seems worse than what we had before. Please take this game seriously so it can feel like an immersive world and part of the Star Wars universe we know from the films. You will begin losing serious subscribers if the game devolves into attenion-grabbing gimmicks to the point it distracts from the goal of experiencing the Star Wars universe with a good story and strong gameplay.

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Shelby
11.08.2012 , 10:01 PM | #37
Quote: Originally Posted by RiversBlack View Post
Stop making the game sillier in an effort to appeal to the lowest common denominator.

I hate stupid gimmicks. The rhythm augmentation droid is funny and about as far as it should go; it's stupid to have someone buying a carbonite chamber for himself. The meditation throne should not float around or serve as a vehicle. It'd be fine if it was a static throne for your ship.

Also, cut down on all the shiny gold borders. It looks really cheesy when you log in with a legacy account, and I can see that same kind of nonsense with the borders and cartel icon here.

All of this seems worse than what we had before. Please take this game seriously so it can feel like an immersive world and part of the Star Wars universe we know from the films. You will begin losing serious subscribers if the game devolves into attenion-grabbing gimmicks to the point it distracts from the goal of experiencing the Star Wars universe with a good story and strong gameplay.
I have to agree with this senitment. I am not going to 'pay' for a lottery ticket for a CHANCE to win some eye-candy and I feel it cheapens the game. I hated it on SWG and I will hate it just as much on SWTOR.

Sure, its a cheap grab at some addict's bucks, but can't we do better Bioware?

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NoobyJohnson
11.08.2012 , 10:40 PM | #38
*** did I just watch? Icon looks horrendous, hoping I can toggle that monster rather just resize and colour. And that throne is just.....I don't even want to say for fear of offending. Content should be cool but realistic and fitting, I don't want fifty bloody flying thrones when I'm wandering the fleet or in the middle Tatooine or Hoth that is just ridiculous and wholly immersion breaking, its not even star warsy!
Bioware continue to plummet, how about you spend time on your end game and give us paying subscribers some decent lengthy content eh?

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Rahlk
11.08.2012 , 10:58 PM | #39
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Wonder if we'll be able to use cartel coins to fix some of the bugs that have been around since launch. That would be pretty neat.
What he said.

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Korusus
11.08.2012 , 11:03 PM | #40
Hmm...the more I see the direction BioWare is taking with this game, the obvious drop-off in quality, and the drastic change in direction the development staff seems to have taken...the less I see myself sticking around after I finish off the class stories (which after a year, I'm close to being done with them). Even the trailers have taken a quality hit here.

And I'm starting to come to terms with the fact that EAWare is going to abandon the class stories completely in favor of alien-dialogue driven dailys and pre-recorded gender/class one-liners.

I more than got my fair share of BioWare-quality story fix from this game so its kind of sad to see it die. Makeb, Section X, and HK-51 are the best non-OP story-based content we have to look forward to? Yikes...So I guess...enjoy the cartel packs and Darth Nihilus masks? Or something?