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bioware-- first company to charge for your skill bars in your ui.

MeGaTronPowerMeGaTronPower beverly hills, CAPosts: 80Member

Bioware the first f2p company to charge you for your skill bars in your ui, i think they might as well charge you everytiem you try to login and customize your new character too while they are at it.

 

OOOO yea how about those slide bars that you customize your character with , heyyyy they might want to charge for those slide bars too.

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  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member
    Originally posted by MeGaTronPower

    Bioware the first f2p company to charge you for your skill bars in your ui, i think they might as well charge you everytiem you try to login and customize your new character too while they are at it.

     

    OOOO yea how about those slide bars that you customize your character with , heyyyy they might want to charge for those slide bars too.

    BioWare ceased to exist in 2007, when EA bought them.  The BioWare doctors who ran their company already resigned.  It's all EA baby.

     

    If you have gripes, focus your pain and suffering on EA :P

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  • LIOKILIOKI Igloo, ABPosts: 175Member
    I find it amusing that failware still thinks they even have a game in swtor.

    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

  • xeniarxeniar Posts: 805Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by LIOKI
    I find it amusing that failware still thinks they even have a game in swtor.

    Its all salvaging keep making money while you can. when profit draws closer to 0 they will pull the plug at that point.

  • aRtFuLThinGaRtFuLThinG MelbournePosts: 1,134Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MeGaTronPower

    Bioware the first f2p company to charge you for your skill bars in your ui

    And they will probably be the last.

     

    There is a difference between microtransactions and pure exploitism.

  • ForumPvPForumPvP KingstownPosts: 871Member

    EA thinks that skill bars are best part of their game.

    well they might be right.

    Let's internet

  • GolbezTheLionGolbezTheLion Los Angeles, CAPosts: 336Member Uncommon
    EA, not Bioware. Bioware is dead.
  • MMOGamer71MMOGamer71 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 1,930Member Uncommon
    Innovation right there.
  • GoldenArrowGoldenArrow TurkuPosts: 1,187Member Uncommon

    And people are prancing around screaming how P2P is dead.

    Watch out what you are wishing for.

  • ZzadZzad Palma de MallorcaPosts: 1,316Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MeGaTronPower

    Bioware the first f2p company to charge you for your skill bars in your ui

    Sad but true....

    I can´t believe what Bioware has turned into :(

    Sad days...

  • NitthNitth AustraliaPosts: 3,684Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by MeGaTronPower
    Bioware the first f2p company to charge you for your skill bars in your ui, i think they might as well charge you everytiem you try to login and customize your new character too while they are at it. OOOO yea how about those slide bars that you customize your character with , heyyyy they might want to charge for those slide bars too.

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  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member
    Originally posted by LIOKI
    I find it amusing that failware still thinks they even have a game in swtor.

    oh, there are already people planning to spend 200 bucks and more on craptastic virtual items from the cartel store.

    Now with the remaining hardcore player base, the milking is ready to begin

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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairPosts: 5,596Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by LIOKI
    I find it amusing that failware still thinks they even have a game in swtor.

    oh, there are already people planning to spend 200 bucks and more on craptastic virtual items from the cartel store.

    Now with the remaining hardcore player base, the milking is ready to begin

    They must have brought on former Funcom staff members as consultants. 

  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by LIOKI
    I find it amusing that failware still thinks they even have a game in swtor.

    oh, there are already people planning to spend 200 bucks and more on craptastic virtual items from the cartel store.

    Now with the remaining hardcore player base, the milking is ready to begin

    They must have brought on former Funcom staff members as consultants. 

    Funcom could have done a hundred times better job on the whole game, they should have given the Star Wars IP to them

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  • asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKPosts: 1,788Member
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by LIOKI
    I find it amusing that failware still thinks they even have a game in swtor.

    oh, there are already people planning to spend 200 bucks and more on craptastic virtual items from the cartel store.

    Now with the remaining hardcore player base, the milking is ready to begin

    The problem is that cash shop games peak out on revenue pretty quickly, before tapering off to very little.  Bioware EA has a long while to go before they finish paying for the cost to make, license, and market the game.  Even after they do get to that point, they're still giving a hefty percentage in royalties to Lucas Arts.  In short, there will be very little milk from this cow.

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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairPosts: 5,596Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by LIOKI
    I find it amusing that failware still thinks they even have a game in swtor.

    oh, there are already people planning to spend 200 bucks and more on craptastic virtual items from the cartel store.

    Now with the remaining hardcore player base, the milking is ready to begin

    They must have brought on former Funcom staff members as consultants. 

    Funcom could have done a hundred times better job on the whole game, they should have given the Star Wars IP to them

    I am not speaking about Funcom's ability to create games. AO was one of my favorite old school MMOs. Until the company learned they could unreasonably monitize it's existing loyal playerbase to make up for the lost revenue from not keeping the game updated and creating new content.

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by LIOKI
    I find it amusing that failware still thinks they even have a game in swtor.

    oh, there are already people planning to spend 200 bucks and more on craptastic virtual items from the cartel store.

    Now with the remaining hardcore player base, the milking is ready to begin

    They must have brought on former Funcom staff members as consultants. 

    Funcom could have done a hundred times better job on the whole game, they should have given the Star Wars IP to them

    Isn't one of Funcom's  buyers EA? (since their troubles)

     

    Funcom dug their own grave.  Having SWTOR in the hands of another EA lacky wouldn't help much for SW fans.

     

    If SOE had SWTOR, that would almost certainly be better than the current situation.  SOE knew about their screwups.  EA doesn't know about SW screwups, so they are below SOE.

     

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  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by LIOKI
    I find it amusing that failware still thinks they even have a game in swtor.

    oh, there are already people planning to spend 200 bucks and more on craptastic virtual items from the cartel store.

    Now with the remaining hardcore player base, the milking is ready to begin

    They must have brought on former Funcom staff members as consultants. 

    Funcom could have done a hundred times better job on the whole game, they should have given the Star Wars IP to them

    Isn't one of Funcom's  buyers EA? (since their troubles)

     Funcom dug their own grave.  Having SWTOR in the hands of another EA lacky wouldn't help much for SW fans.

     

    If SOE had SWTOR, that would almost certainly be better than the current situation.  SOE knew about their screwups.  EA doesn't know about SW screwups, so they are below SOE.

     

    Funcom is completely independent, they only used EA as a freakin' disc publisher and for logistics, they are not in the EA grave like Bioware.

    Anyway either SOE or FC could have done an incredibly better product than Bioware slapped in our faces with TOR

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  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by LIOKI
    I find it amusing that failware still thinks they even have a game in swtor.

    oh, there are already people planning to spend 200 bucks and more on craptastic virtual items from the cartel store.

    Now with the remaining hardcore player base, the milking is ready to begin

    They must have brought on former Funcom staff members as consultants. 

    Funcom could have done a hundred times better job on the whole game, they should have given the Star Wars IP to them

    Isn't one of Funcom's  buyers EA? (since their troubles)

     Funcom dug their own grave.  Having SWTOR in the hands of another EA lacky wouldn't help much for SW fans.

     

    If SOE had SWTOR, that would almost certainly be better than the current situation.  SOE knew about their screwups.  EA doesn't know about SW screwups, so they are below SOE.

     

    Funcom is completely independent, they only used EA as a freakin' disc publisher and for logisitcs, they are not in the EA grave like Bioware.

    Anyway either SOE or FC could have done an incredibly better product than Bioware slapped in our faces with TOR

    Funcom got into bed with EA.  They are no longer independant.

    Funcom is going bankrupt (numbers, man, numbers).

    Rumors abound of interest by EA to acquire Funcom (hit em while they are low).

     

    The Secret World might charge for Action Bars, one day.  UI too.  I don't see that as good.  To the OP's post, SWTOR's Freemium might carry over to TSW.

     

    You can keep saying that Funcom is independant, that's fine.  They are hurting, and they are looking for a way out.  TSW was not a successful MMORPG.

     

    BioWare isn't independant, far from it.  The doctors running the company sold it in 2007.  Every action from early game release to early patch release was at the hands of EA.  Share a bed with EA and you get a paycheck but you are done.

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  • Ambros123Ambros123 Neverneverland, TNPosts: 877Member
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by LIOKI
    I find it amusing that failware still thinks they even have a game in swtor.

    oh, there are already people planning to spend 200 bucks and more on craptastic virtual items from the cartel store.

    Now with the remaining hardcore player base, the milking is ready to begin

    They must have brought on former Funcom staff members as consultants. 

    Funcom could have done a hundred times better job on the whole game, they should have given the Star Wars IP to them

    Isn't one of Funcom's  buyers EA? (since their troubles)

     Funcom dug their own grave.  Having SWTOR in the hands of another EA lacky wouldn't help much for SW fans.

     

    If SOE had SWTOR, that would almost certainly be better than the current situation.  SOE knew about their screwups.  EA doesn't know about SW screwups, so they are below SOE.

     

    Funcom is completely independent, they only used EA as a freakin' disc publisher and for logistics, they are not in the EA grave like Bioware.

    Anyway either SOE or FC could have done an incredibly better product than Bioware slapped in our faces with TOR

    Like how AoC was a pretty big flop?  TSW is doing well mainly because its a new and different vibe that the traditional fantasy.  EAWare made the mistake of making a WoW clone which pretty much equates to a misread of what the consumers wanted.  SWTOR has a great story and really lover the whole party dialogue options but the limitations in the other aspects of the game sealed its fate.  I find it doubtful that Funcom would have done much better, hence the Failcom stigmata.    But really... EAWare is a single player RPG company with bout zero experience in the MMO world or what experience they acquired wasn't sufficient.  Thats like having some fancy dancy fasion model company that sells shoes for $1,000s of dollars all of a sudden make practical outdoor hiking shoes.... thats just a recepie of disaster.

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member
    Originally posted by Ambros123
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by LIOKI
    I find it amusing that failware still thinks they even have a game in swtor.

    oh, there are already people planning to spend 200 bucks and more on craptastic virtual items from the cartel store.

    Now with the remaining hardcore player base, the milking is ready to begin

    They must have brought on former Funcom staff members as consultants. 

    Funcom could have done a hundred times better job on the whole game, they should have given the Star Wars IP to them

    Isn't one of Funcom's  buyers EA? (since their troubles)

     Funcom dug their own grave.  Having SWTOR in the hands of another EA lacky wouldn't help much for SW fans.

     

    If SOE had SWTOR, that would almost certainly be better than the current situation.  SOE knew about their screwups.  EA doesn't know about SW screwups, so they are below SOE.

     

    Funcom is completely independent, they only used EA as a freakin' disc publisher and for logistics, they are not in the EA grave like Bioware.

    Anyway either SOE or FC could have done an incredibly better product than Bioware slapped in our faces with TOR

    Like how AoC was a pretty big flop?  TSW is doing well mainly because its a new and different vibe that the traditional fantasy.  EAWare made the mistake of making a WoW clone which pretty much equates to a misread of what the consumers wanted.  SWTOR has a great story and really lover the whole party dialogue options but the limitations in the other aspects of the game sealed its fate.  I find it doubtful that Funcom would have done much better, hence the Failcom stigmata.    But really... EAWare is a single player RPG company with bout zero experience in the MMO world or what experience they acquired wasn't sufficient.  Thats like having some fancy dancy fasion model company that sells shoes for $1,000s of dollars all of a sudden make practical outdoor hiking shoes.... thats just a recepie of disaster.

    We shall see.  If you get too involved with what TSW offered, then you lose sight of what's going on behind you back.

     

    We shall see. lulz.

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  • ZagavaVonnZagavaVonn Akron, OHPosts: 251Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Zzad
    Originally posted by MeGaTronPower

    Bioware the first f2p company to charge you for your skill bars in your ui

    Sad but true....

    I can´t believe what Bioware has turned into :(

    Sad days...

    Ditto, they started in western Canada and are now essentially based in the US with the other EA staff.

    The Ddoctors who started Bioware got their massive payout and have now run off.

    Bioware doesn't exist, The End.

     

  • monstermmomonstermmo Glendale, CAPosts: 1,062Member
    I will be truly surprised if the limit on hotbars stays. That alone will stop people from playing, not make them want to buy another bar.

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  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by LIOKI
    I find it amusing that failware still thinks they even have a game in swtor.

    oh, there are already people planning to spend 200 bucks and more on craptastic virtual items from the cartel store.

    Now with the remaining hardcore player base, the milking is ready to begin

    They must have brought on former Funcom staff members as consultants. 

    Funcom could have done a hundred times better job on the whole game, they should have given the Star Wars IP to them

    Isn't one of Funcom's  buyers EA? (since their troubles)

     Funcom dug their own grave.  Having SWTOR in the hands of another EA lacky wouldn't help much for SW fans.

     

    If SOE had SWTOR, that would almost certainly be better than the current situation.  SOE knew about their screwups.  EA doesn't know about SW screwups, so they are below SOE.

     

    Funcom is completely independent, they only used EA as a freakin' disc publisher and for logisitcs, they are not in the EA grave like Bioware.

    Anyway either SOE or FC could have done an incredibly better product than Bioware slapped in our faces with TOR

    Funcom got into bed with EA.  They are no longer independant.

    Funcom is going bankrupt (numbers, man, numbers).

    Rumors abound of interest by EA to acquire Funcom (hit em while they are low).

     

    The Secret World might charge for Action Bars, one day.  UI too.  I don't see that as good.  To the OP's post, SWTOR's Freemium might carry over to TSW.

     

    You can keep saying that Funcom is independant, that's fine.  They are hurting, and they are looking for a way out.  TSW was not a successful MMORPG.

     

    BioWare isn't independant, far from it.  The doctors running the company sold it in 2007.  Every action from early game release to early patch release was at the hands of EA.  Share a bed with EA and you get a paycheck but you are done.

     

    Just throwing this in for posterity, so the thread can have a full quote .. not one cut and pasted.

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  • soximussoximus PerthPosts: 18Member


    Originally posted by asmkm22
    they're still giving a hefty percentage in royalties to Lucas Arts.

    Of course you mean Disney Right... Seeing as they bought out Lucas Arts and all Said Companies IP's etc.

  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHPosts: 2,931Member Uncommon
    It's crap.  I was planning on returning but I have a lvl 50 Sith Assasin and a lvl 35 Bounty hunter.  I'd already lose the action bars for my alt and can't imagine playing him gimped like that.  I'm going to try and hold out a while to see if they come to their senses on the action bars.  I'd consider paying for the extra character slots per server, but not action bars.
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