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You can buy account unlocks and cartel items with CREDITS w00t!

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You can buy account unlocks and cartel items with CREDITS w00t!

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morfius
11.20.2012 , 11:02 AM | #11
I laughed hard when sow how many unlocks sells for more credits that F2P/Preferred accounts could have...
To rely on gifts only ... are someone going to do it?
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RycheMykola
11.20.2012 , 11:08 AM | #12
Ya, its funny seeing people posting the unlocks for the epic gear unlock, inventory, section x , etc for like 10 million. F2P cap for preferred is 350k and non is like 100k.

Its awesome when they post then about undercutters and how they cant sell stuff.

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ChazDoit
11.20.2012 , 11:13 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by GnatB View Post
Pretty sure the fact that everything would be sellable in-game was announced around the same time f2p itself was. Heck, the lockout time has even been known for some time now.
You know, when they said the items will be tradeable I imagined they were referring to weapons, armors, vanity items, mounts, etc. I didn't imagine that account unlocks and content packs like (Section X) would actually be tradeable, I thought they would automatically applied to your account, which would have sucked.

By the way they did it is great, it's a huge hit for them a NOBODY is giving them credit, everyone is too busy complaining on the "stop nickel and diming us" thread to realize they can buy the stuff with credits. this puts a serious dent on gold farmers, and gives players a lot of flexibility, if you want tons of credits you can sell cartel items, if you don't want to spend real money you can buy cartel items from the GTN and if you want to gift some cartel items to a friend you can do that too.

Good Job!

Quote: Originally Posted by morfius View Post
I laughed hard when sow how many unlocks sells for more credits that F2P/Preferred accounts could have...
To rely on gifts only ... are someone going to do it?
I don't see how that's a problem, many of us resubscribed to get all the cartel coins, so we don't have any credit cap at the moment,

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JustARandomGuy
11.20.2012 , 11:25 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by GnatB View Post
Pretty sure the fact that everything would be sellable in-game was announced around the same time f2p itself was. Heck, the lockout time has even been known for some time now.

That being said, I must admit I find it amusing people are trying to sell things that subs get for free, (i.e. cargo bay access and the like) for more credits than non-subs can even have. Probably because nowhere on the official site (that I can find) does it mention that non-subs have at best a 350k credit limit.
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TaoAlchemist
11.20.2012 , 11:31 AM | #15
I plan on doing this with earnings from my dailies for my son, who opened a f2p account. But first, I will have him subscribe for a month to get the preferred status. Then, I will get him whatever I can. Only then, after all that, will we spend real money on the carel shop, if needed.

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GnatB
11.20.2012 , 11:52 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by KurganNazzir View Post
The caps are listed on the site, on the features page.
Thanks for the link. Good to see they've finally gotten more specific about the differences, though their chat differences could use a bit more explanation.

(P.S. I'd also like to point out it's a new page, it wasn't there a week ago when I was trying to find the credit cap when trying to decide if I wanted to go F2P. Had to get it from DarthHater. Better late than never though, I suppose.)

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ChazDoit
11.20.2012 , 11:52 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by ChazDoit View Post
I don't see how that's a problem, many of us resubscribed to get all the cartel coins, so we don't have any credit cap at the moment,
Not to mention that all the people complaining about the quickbars and the nickel and diming on the forums Dont Have any Credit Cap!

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NinjaApacHe
11.20.2012 , 11:57 AM | #18
OP, people here will say that this is a terrible thing, and EAware should not do it to subs. But they would say the same thing also if you wrote the opposite. I think this model is really cool.

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nartiuslightlord
11.20.2012 , 12:34 PM | #19
Put it all up for sale. I have legacy set from rakghoul event, in fact i have 4 full sets i would like to sell. lets start being a able to sell it. gambing and buying is what makes me love these type of economys in MMOs. I was suprised to see so many unlocks up for sale. smart move by BW truly. I also have most of the corrupted companion looks I would like to sell.

I Love playing mogul so lets put it all up for sale!
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Monoth
11.20.2012 , 12:59 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by ChazDoit View Post
When they announced F2P I was happy that they were making the game more accesible but I was very afraid they were going to nickle and dime us to death, you know EA is not the most consumer friendly company. I even suggested to have an alternate way to get cartel items, in my signature is the link for a suggestion thread. However my suggestion is no longer necessary because pretty much everything there is on the Cartel Market you can buy it with credits even the Quickbars, the Unlocks to Unify your colors to Hide your helmet, everything! Even content, I see authorization to enter to Section X going on the GTN.

I played Lague of Legends for many months (not playing much lately) and I really liked the Idea that you don't have to spend any money to unlock new champions, you can buy one with real money and it's much quicker than having to earn all the in-game points required to unlock one, but if you don't want to spend the money there is an option to get them for free, now there are some things that you HAVE to pay for in LOL, the skins, which are only cosmetic, so that is a source of revenue for Riot.

Now SWTOR is taking it a step further, it's not only some items that can be bought with credits, Everything can be bought with credits, cosmetic items, unlocks, content, etc because they are all tradeable, I've seen tons of stuff going on the GTN for some ridiculosly cheap prices which I should mention have been dropping and might continue to drop even more.

I have agreed with many people on the forums when they said that selling quickbars was a bad move, but if you can get them for 150k on the GTN, and belive me, i've seen them. Then it doesn't really matters. Besides this is a huge middle finger to gold farmers, the other day I bought a bunch of stuff from a guy, Bioware received money, He received credits in a legit way and I got the stuff I wanted from the cartel market without having to spend a dime, everyone won.

I think this is a great move, it renders most of the criticisms of SWTOR F2P model irrelevant and is particularly great for returning players that have some credits saved on their characters.
Your talking about other players buying the stuff and then selling it on the GTN... That's not exactly the same thing as allowing people to buy anything on the Cash Shop with in game money... For one you have to wait around for someone willing to spend real money to buy it then turn around and sell it on the GTN....

I guess it's better then not having the option at all...
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