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F2P Predictions on Master D


Cheezfriend's Avatar

11.11.2012 , 05:30 PM | #1
Hi All

I am intrigued at just how F2P is going to play out on this server. After playing on MDN last night for the first time in a long time I had a blast with the exceptional ping however the que times did my head in although we did get some ranked games in. I am still all for population>ping.

I know its only a couple of days away but I wonder what is going to happen with F2P and the impact it will have on Master D. This is what I think will happen.

1. Master D will have the least impact in terms of returning players and F2Pers rolling on Master D compared to all SWTOR servers world wide.

2. There will be a large influx of people initially for the first month, many being new players and returning players.

3. Returning players will most likely blow all their cartel coins and if not impressed with the improvements in the game they will most likely move on within the first couple of weeks of F2P.

4. Master D population will be where it is at now within 3 months of F2P launching and our population woes and frustrations will continue

Now saying the above I would LOVE to be proven wrong. I really love Master D however it is an extremely bi-polar love hate relationship. Sometimes I wish the thing never opened but sometimes I wish we just had a stable well sized population.

Anyway I value our communities opinion... what do you think will happen???

<3 Chippy

Pexalottle's Avatar

11.11.2012 , 07:54 PM | #2
Honestly I'm just waiting for the server merges. That will be where the most dedicated players come from. I'll be avoiding pre-50 wzs as I think a lot of them will be one sided.

Also, great heals last night. Was good to finally see you in a match. :P
Pex (The Orso Legacy) - The Harbinger
APAC player subbed since Jan '12

cuttothechase's Avatar

11.11.2012 , 08:56 PM | #3
I'm hoping you're wrong, although if you're right then i hope we get merged.

Chaori's Avatar

11.11.2012 , 09:23 PM | #4
Most of the US servers are already in Heavy & Full populations - when F2P hits I reckon a lot of US F2Players won't want the long queue times and may roll on the APAC servers and not mind the ping. There are also people in other countries that do shift work and play during non-peak times for their region, they might roll on APAC in order to be able to play during our peak.

Jumpchan's Avatar

11.12.2012 , 06:05 AM | #5
i doubt there will be any impact beyond what happened at 1.4

which was nothing so yeah

Antiskeptic's Avatar

11.13.2012 , 01:19 PM | #6
I think Chippy is somewhat accurate, though I don't think there will be many returning players.
It will be a small increase. Though it will all mean nothing if players rolling on US servers don't come back as well.