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# 1751 Anybody Surprised?
06-05-2012, 11:32 AM
I for one am not surprised. I predict by the end of the year, they will be full on F2P, or in the process of crossing over to F2P. The game lacks a huge amount of content, especially for end gamers, and it is extremely repetitive. There is nothing exciting about the game, and after the wonder of playing a Jedi/Sith/Bounty Hunter wears off, you are left with a shell of a game that lacks substance and imagination. I would rather play KOTOR and KOTOR 2 over again, then deal with the garbage that is SWTOR. This is the first time I have ever been disappointed in BioWare, but I guess that is to be expected since they are now owned by EA, voted the worst company in America last year (http://consumerist.com/2012/04/congr...-for-2012.html)

I have already unsubbed from the game, after giving it 6 months of my life, and I don't expect to return anytime soon.
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# 1752
06-05-2012, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by MustrumRidcully View Post
The store at least doesn't cost real-world money. Yet.
Hence the semantics part about having to pay a lil extra upfront to access it.
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# 1753
06-05-2012, 12:02 PM
Eh, I'm not surprised.

I'm gonna wait til they go full F2P so I can go play that, hopefully this game will have something for me to do round Season 7, since Season 6 is all about the fleet starbases I won't ever get to experience
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# 1754
06-05-2012, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Suricata View Post
In before close

But SW:ToR rocks, it's sad playing that game and realising just how much content and polish STO is lacking.

I'm laying down my Starfleet issue phaser and donning a lightsabre when Dec 15th hits (got my preorder early access) :-)
The supposed Polish is only on the surface. I played the game for nearly 6 months, and was bored out of my mind near the end. After the wonder of playing a jedi/sith/bounty hunter wears off, you start to realize that the game lacks substance and imagination. Each of the worlds are basically just cookie cutters of each other, with an overlay of a particular flavor they want that world to have. (I don't know how many times I was walking through a cave or factory or any other dungeon and felt as if I had already been there before.) All the costume designs are boring, or just down right horrible (look at the war hero/campaign set that came out with 1.2), and choosing light or dark side has no last effects except on story. If you a dark side jedi, you don't get sith powers, nor are you banned from the jedi (as would normally happen) and if you are light side sith, you don't get jedi powers) PvP is absolutely boring, with only 4 maps, and playing out the same scenarios. Endgame content is extremely lacking and repetitive, with no style and no real worthy challenge. (hard mode and nightmare mode aren't even worth spending time to beat, as the rewards are minimal).

I have heard that come 1.3, SWTOR will be F2P for the first 15 levels. I predict that by the end of the year, it will be either full F2P, or in the process of crossing over to F2P, with at least a micro-transaction system already in place.

Polish? I would rather take the substance and imagination of STO over the "polish" of SWTOR.
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# 1755
06-06-2012, 04:10 PM
http://www.swtor.com/blog/character-...ations-and-you

Info on transfers, looks like you may not be able to join your friends, keep your name in some cases ect

For guild members and masters, you will not be able to transfer your guild as a whole to your new server; instead you will need to reform it. If you have a guild bank, it will be re-granted to your new guild on your destination server by Customer Service.

If your transferred character’s name conflicts with an existing name on a destination server, you will be asked to rename your character - understandable on that one

and others may be anxious to move to a specific server to be with friends. With the restrictions of this initial service, that may not be possible. We still believe that you will enjoy playing on a higher population server and hope you'll take advantage of the service
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# 1756
06-07-2012, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Verlaine View Post
http://www.swtor.com/blog/character-...ations-and-you

Info on transfers, looks like you may not be able to join your friends, keep your name in some cases ect

For guild members and masters, you will not be able to transfer your guild as a whole to your new server; instead you will need to reform it. If you have a guild bank, it will be re-granted to your new guild on your destination server by Customer Service.

If your transferred character’s name conflicts with an existing name on a destination server, you will be asked to rename your character - understandable on that one

and others may be anxious to move to a specific server to be with friends. With the restrictions of this initial service, that may not be possible. We still believe that you will enjoy playing on a higher population server and hope you'll take advantage of the service
Character Transfers are not going to save this game at this point.
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# 1757
06-14-2012, 10:43 AM
At Last, Free!

As anticipated, EA is opening up its portfolio for free gamers. According to a recent news feed from Reuters, EA is planning to offer at least 15 levels (from July) of its magnum opus, Star Wars: Old Republic for free to play. The company expects that this free offering will boost its dwindling subscriber base going forward. EA lost approximately 400K subscribers in the fiscal fourth quarter. EA expects to earn significant revenue from additional features and through micro-transactions by selling in-game based items
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ea-sho...143015708.html

Well things have just hit the roof on the TOR forums, its a wonder the rage explosion was not heard from here

If the article is correct then theres a lot of people looking at leaving as in there words "its a slippery slope, just look at TF2 and STO"
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# 1758
06-14-2012, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Verlaine View Post
Well things have just hit the roof on the TOR forums, its a wonder the rage explosion was not heard from here
I didn't mind the STO f2p transition at all. We got more players and more content out of it. Granted, all the new content comes in the form of lockbox plague....
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# 1759
06-14-2012, 01:14 PM
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I didn't mind the STO f2p transition at all. We got more players and more content out of it. Granted, all the new content comes in the form of lockbox plague....
But Horty! If the Loffpack was as big of a success as I think it was, perhaps we will be getting more stuff like that instead of lockboxes! Then we can move on to C-Store Items! Won't that be wonderful?
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# 1760
06-14-2012, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by centersolace
But Horty! If the Loffpack was as big of a success as I think it was, perhaps we will be getting more stuff like that instead of lockboxes! Then we can move on to C-Store Items! Won't that be wonderful?
Forget a loftpack, I want a dancing hologirl that I can clickie any time I want! Even in space!

"Fire up the modified holoship device."
"Sir, it's still on cooldown. She'll fly apart."
"Fly her apart, then!"
Or something like that.
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