Captain
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# 1881
11-16-2012, 03:40 AM
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Originally Posted by twam View Post
Well, here's to hoping they'll just patch out the network requirement, allowing it to be played as an offline game. Would even produce some sales to cover that cost.

A guy can hope...
well it is f2p, sure you need internet to play it, but if that is your only problem please give it a try anyway since the storyline is good and enjoyable. the scenery is fantastic. Don't let yourself be held back just because of the network requirements.
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# 1882
11-16-2012, 04:14 AM
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Originally Posted by baudl View Post
well it is f2p, sure you need internet to play it, but if that is your only problem please give it a try anyway since the storyline is good and enjoyable. the scenery is fantastic. Don't let yourself be held back just because of the network requirements.
Oh no, that was mostly a response to the doomsayers. I've started play last week (on a trial account, now turned f2p), and I love it, to be honest. I play it mainly in the same vein as I played KotOR, just with more people running around. My network connection is A+, here, that's not an issue

I just meant that if the game would indeed die, I hope they make it available as an offline game. The KotOR modding/patching community would jump at the opportunity, I'm sure.
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 1883
11-16-2012, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by shaddam01 View Post
show me where i have been crying about Dilithium dont put words there and say i said them!!!!!
Right here.

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Originally Posted by shaddam01 View Post
... when sto take youre dilithium away from stfs then add sum of it back you say TY cryptic ty for takeing my income away and giveing it back ...
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and point was you pay for stuff in sto and you want a good ship you will have to buy and dont give me that stuff they are just as good as the one you get more or less free because that is crap
Yes, there is a Pay Store.
No, Zen Store ships are not the best ships in the game.

Best ships in the game are Lockbox ships that are available in the Exchange, sure they cost tens if not hundreds of millions EC but you dont have to pay a cent for them.

Then we have the Fleet Ships, they are harder to come by since they require to be in a Fleet and require Ship Modules but Ship Modules are sold on the Exchange as well and there are Fleet versions of Zen Store ships that do not require to own the Zen Store Ship.

Zen Store ships are convenient but thats it, granted if you want a Fed Carrier that is pretty much having to get the Fleet Escort Carrier but MMOs dont hand things on a platter either, you either take the Zen Store shortcut or you grind for it longer... subscription systems usually just makes everyone grind.

And TOR is in no way different, in fact with their Cartel Coins I expect EA to go milking BOTH the F2Pers and the Subscribers but its also not like STO store does not predates F2P, if I recall it was added during Atari days.
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Join Date: Aug 2012
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# 1884
11-16-2012, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by f2pdrakron View Post
Right here.





Yes, there is a Pay Store.
No, Zen Store ships are not the best ships in the game.

Best ships in the game are Lockbox ships that are available in the Exchange, sure they cost tens if not hundreds of millions EC but you dont have to pay a cent for them.

Then we have the Fleet Ships, they are harder to come by since they require to be in a Fleet and require Ship Modules but Ship Modules are sold on the Exchange as well and there are Fleet versions of Zen Store ships that do not require to own the Zen Store Ship.

Zen Store ships are convenient but thats it, granted if you want a Fed Carrier that is pretty much having to get the Fleet Escort Carrier but MMOs dont hand things on a platter either, you either take the Zen Store shortcut or you grind for it longer... subscription systems usually just makes everyone grind.

And TOR is in no way different, in fact with their Cartel Coins I expect EA to go milking BOTH the F2Pers and the Subscribers but its also not like STO store does not predates F2P, if I recall it was added during Atari days.
that was makeing a statement that ppl saying ty cryptic for takeing away there cady and give back half i got news for you dude i dont need or care for Dilithium im rich i can buy my stuff with money

and sto /PWE milking this game for every thing they can fleet base's any one rep system any one? wow you get to do all mission for free in sto got new for you sto give most of every thing for free is why you have more LOCKBOXES and CSTORE crap more then you have goting mission since PWE took over sto and you will always see more of that why because it only way sto can make money for there staff of what 40 as some one told me after PWE took still feel more like 20 if you ask me see in swtor you dont have one and a half faction's ummmm KDF for 3 years? any one i can make sto look as bad as you try to make tor but going to say Season 7 did a good job of that for me

also only ship you will get on the Exchange in the Tens as you said is a fraking shuttlecraft not a starship so you may want to up that to the 30s and up and with the new limits on every thing just makes it that much guess what grindy

and the Modules sorry some one has to buy that to put on the exchange sooo really its not free for some one had to buy it and again EC limits

also you talked about cstore addid under Atari this is what it was

year 1 2010
April 8 C-Store Items
April 15 C-Store Items
May 13 C-Store Items
June 14 C-Store Items
August 10 C-Store - Off Duty Outfits: "Formal Wear"
August 21 "Search for Spock" Excelsior
October 7 C-Store: Sehlat Pet
October 15 C-Store: Nebula Class Ship
October 22 C-Store: Vor'Cha Costume
October 29 C-Store: 7 of 9 Outfit
November 12 C-Store: Klingon Retrofit Ships
November 17 C-Store: Enterprise Theme Pack
December 9 C-Store: Troi Outfit
December 16 C-Store: Nausicaan Ship
December 23 C-Store: Motion Picture Outfit

now need i show you what was dun in the trems of featured series mission ?
/cheers!!!!!!

Last edited by shaddam01; 11-16-2012 at 01:22 PM.
Captain
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# 1885
11-18-2012, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by f2pdrakron View Post
Right here.





Yes, there is a Pay Store.
No, Zen Store ships are not the best ships in the game.

Best ships in the game are Lockbox ships that are available in the Exchange, sure they cost tens if not hundreds of millions EC but you dont have to pay a cent for them.

Then we have the Fleet Ships, they are harder to come by since they require to be in a Fleet and require Ship Modules but Ship Modules are sold on the Exchange as well and there are Fleet versions of Zen Store ships that do not require to own the Zen Store Ship.

Zen Store ships are convenient but thats it, granted if you want a Fed Carrier that is pretty much having to get the Fleet Escort Carrier but MMOs dont hand things on a platter either, you either take the Zen Store shortcut or you grind for it longer... subscription systems usually just makes everyone grind.

And TOR is in no way different, in fact with their Cartel Coins I expect EA to go milking BOTH the F2Pers and the Subscribers but its also not like STO store does not predates F2P, if I recall it was added during Atari days.
Just because you can buy them on the exchange doesn't mean they aren't store ships when originally they had to be bought on the store through key purchase. Or if that doesn't apply here, it doesn't there as well since you can auction things from their boxes too.

Difference is you don't get boxes dropped as loot then told to buy a key to open it. Boxes are bought and opened by purchase. So no baiting the hook like Cryptic. ArenaNet does the baiting the hook drop too but also so do the keys drop as rares and even the boxes give keys randomly in GW2. I've opened over a dozen boxes there without buying a single key due to random drops and then getting a key in the boxes as well to make it sort of a free box opening.

If the story progression in GW2 was better, both STO and TOR could learn from it. That's one thing both games do better than GW2 is the story progression rate. It made me feel the story content is slim there after playing games like CoX, STO, TOR, and even GW1 had better pacing. Those games it feels more like "my story" even though at character creation the last line in GW2 is "This is my story". But as far as how to create a game with boxes and no sub, GW2 has a better setup.
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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 1886 SWTOR compared to STO
12-13-2012, 08:10 AM
I was just wondering,Has anyone played SWTOR,and if so,whats it like to play????
How does it compare to STO?
Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 591
# 1887
12-13-2012, 08:13 AM
honestly its like it had over a decade to figure out what it wanted to be and flesh out storylines. it operates alot like STO in a gameplay sense and if you like star wars, you will probably enjoy it, but its not mindshatteringly game changing. Also there are issues with....no endgame play, so if you are more than a casual player you will be out of things to do fairly quickly, just not as quick as playing STO's non community missions though
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,413
# 1888
12-13-2012, 08:14 AM
The F2P in Old Republic sux.

Pay to run.
Pay to have a quick bar.

Its ridiculous, and terribad.
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# 1889
12-13-2012, 08:16 AM
One is F2P, the other is Extended trial.


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# 1890
12-13-2012, 08:16 AM
SWTOR is a brilliant RPG game that has been somewhat handicapped by a poor F2P model. Though if you are willing to invest a bit of cash into the game i think you will find it probably has the best story driven levelling out of any MMO. The endgame content isn't the best but overall its still alot to offer.
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