Ensign
Join Date: Sep 2012
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# 1921
02-16-2013, 06:02 AM
SWTOR is, how do I put this....... boring. Nuff said.
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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,876
# 1922
02-16-2013, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by scififan78 View Post
I joined TOR when the released their Trial Account program. I was thoroughly enjoying the game. In fact, I was spending more time over there then here. It was more out of TOR being new then anything with STO....a change of pace if you will. I came back to STO with S6 to check out the new stuff. I liked Nukara. I went back to TOR after their F2P model went live once and have not been back since. Why? As a free player, I lost 2/3 of my crafting skills, most of my inventory space, and the titles I earned in game. It was bad enough that I did not have access to mail or a bank before hand. I may go back to dabble a little more but, their F2P model is too restrictive......and people are complaining about STO monetizing things.

So from what I have experienced

F2P: STO > TOR
Customization: STO > TOR
Space Combat: STO > TOR
Ground Combat: TOR > STO
Story Content: TOR > STO
End Game: ? (Did not get any where near there)
Microtransactions: STO > TOR (You can get anything from the C-Store through in game means. Cartel Market is real life money only)

In the end, I will definitely be sticking to STO for the foreseeable future and beyond.
Well, on one end, you can get Zen via ingame means, but on the other hand, you can buy anything sold in the Cartel Market if you have the credits, (and, in the case of the more expensive items, somebody willing to sell it to you WITHOUT using the GTN... which gets IMMENSELY COMPLICATED IF NOT PREFERRED STATUS! I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE!) so it sums up to the same thing. I'd say they both have their pros and cons.
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Dalo Lorn
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,858
# 1923
02-16-2013, 03:21 PM
I have played TOR a few weeks ago for the first time. After a lot of updating and some wonderfull and amazing FMVs, I was shocked about the graphics.

Very minor character customization possibilties that made my character look like out of a Warner Brother's cartoon.

I played the game for about 15 minutes before uninstalling the whole thing.

But looking at all those Content Updates and Cartell Market stuff and fast reaction on bugs, makes me really jealous.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 5,581
# 1924
02-16-2013, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by dalolorn View Post
Well, on one end, you can get Zen via ingame means, but on the other hand, you can buy anything sold in the Cartel Market if you have the credits, (and, in the case of the more expensive items, somebody willing to sell it to you WITHOUT using the GTN... which gets IMMENSELY COMPLICATED IF NOT PREFERRED STATUS! I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE!) so it sums up to the same thing. I'd say they both have their pros and cons.
Only certain items are available through the GTN. If its a legacy unlock or inventory unlock, then you have to spend $ on it. There is also the problem that you have to wait a few days to sell it on the GTN or trade it to someone else.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 1925
02-21-2013, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by starkaos View Post
Only certain items are available through the GTN. If its a legacy unlock or inventory unlock, then you have to spend $ on it. There is also the problem that you have to wait a few days to sell it on the GTN or trade it to someone else.
Wrong, actually. Virtually anything you can buy in the Cartel Market (if not ABSOLUTELY anything) can be sold on the GTN. The real problem is in finding any being sold, and more importantly, being able to have enough credits to buy it. Most people seem to like selling F2P-only stuff at prices ABOVE the credit cap. It is however bypassable.
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