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Star Wars: The Old Republic: F2P to Level 15 Next Month

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,572MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

During EA's press conference at the pre-opening festivities for E3, BioWare announced that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be ripping a page out of many other MMOs' playbooks: Starting in July, SWTOR will be F2P through level 15.

The team also noted that new warzones, high level content, new companions, a new planet to explore and much more will be coming throughout the balance of 2012.

Check out the press conference 'sizzle' trailer on the official Star Wars: The Old Republic page.

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  • unclemounclemo parker, COPosts: 393Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Suzie_Ford

    During EA's press conference at the pre-opening festivities for E3, BioWare announced that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be ripping a page out of many other failing MMOs' playbooks: Starting in July, SWTOR will be F2P through level 15.

    The team also noted that new warzones, high level content, new companions, and more will be coming throughout the balance of 2012.

     

    /fixed

     

    Too little too late I'm afraid.  

  • toljartoljar Elk river, MNPosts: 132Member Uncommon

    Sadly, this will not be enough to bring myself or my guild members back to the game. I wish Bioware the best with SWTOR.

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  • punkrockpunkrock va, VAPosts: 1,777Member
    *rolls eyes* that is not F2P! man when will trion,blizztard,EA get that it is a trial not F2P.
  • Trol1Trol1 Kissimmee, FLPosts: 175Member
    Originally posted by Suzie_Ford

    During EA's press conference at the pre-opening festivities for E3, BioWare announced that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be ripping a page out of many other MMOs' playbooks: Starting in July, SWTOR will be F2P through level 15.

    The team also noted that new warzones, high level content, new companions, and more will be coming throughout the balance of 2012.

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    Which is still a far stretch from going completely F2P!

    Just saying that before all the SWTOR haters come and say "told ya so, SWTOR is dying and will be going F2P soon!"

    Level 15 can be easily reached on a free weekend, so it's really just to tempt the more casual gamers... though I wonder how much more casual you need to be to take more than 2 days for lvl15?

    Or maybe they want to breed a low lvl PvP crowd? hm...

    Or it's all a numbers game to them... *shrug*

  • BizkitNLBizkitNL Posts: 2,280Member

    It doesnt state that SWTOR will be F2P. It states that SWTOR will be F2P through level 15.

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  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,899Member Uncommon

    I find it odd they left out things like a whole new planet, new playable race and the new dungeon difficulty mode, instead only mentioning the more of the same in this announcment.

     

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  • parrotpholkparrotpholk Leland, NCPosts: 3,275Member

    No surprise with the dropping numbers.  Reminds me of AOC in the big front end in sales and the plummet of numbers.

  • DakeruDakeru Posts: 1,636Member Uncommon

    Useless - I did all the content up to level 15 in a previous weekend already.

    Oh well I'll use this to play a bit of Huttball.

     

    Still EA should finally realize that they need a real f2p version, not a f2p weekend > followed by a f2p weekend  > followed by a f2p weekend (........) >>>  followed by a f2p trial.

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  • ValentinaValentina Los Angeles, CAPosts: 1,675Member Uncommon

    This article didn't even mention ANYTHING they talked about other than the trial thing. There's new wz's, fp's, operations, playble species, new space content, new planet, new legacy content, and the next phase of story ...and other things they haven't talked about yet.

     
  • SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News Manager The Land of AZPosts: 16,572MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon
    Originally posted by Valentina

    This article didn't even mention ANYTHING they talked about other than the trial thing. There's new wz's, fp's, operations, playble species, new space content, new legacy content and other things they haven't talked about yet.

    You missed this?

     

    The team also noted that new warzones, high level content, new companions, and more will be coming throughout the balance of 2012.

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  • WicoaWicoa LondonPosts: 1,602Member Uncommon

    [mod edit]

    Oh look a potatoe is an apple of the earth!

    It is not F2P it is an unlimited trial to level 15. F2P my ass, I hate swtor spin.

    F2P involes a change of method and structure to give players content at paid for piece meal components, sometimes with an option of an all in sub fee that provides currency bonuses.  Until they have that in place they have no right to use the F2P title, queue unlimited trial to 15 thats what it is.

     

  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHPosts: 2,926Member Uncommon

    It can't hurt them at this point.

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,899Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Suzie_Ford
    Originally posted by Valentina

    This article didn't even mention ANYTHING they talked about other than the trial thing. There's new wz's, fp's, operations, playble species, new space content, new legacy content and other things they haven't talked about yet.

    You missed this?

     

    The team also noted that new warzones, high level content, new companions, and more will be coming throughout the balance of 2012.

    Missed it? no... Wondered why F2P to 15 was bigger news than things like New species, New planet (Makeb, with new story content), new character advancment and new level cap? yes..

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  • ThorqemadaThorqemada BerlinPosts: 1,277Member Uncommon

     


    Originally posted by Wicoa
    [mod edit]

     

    Oh look a potatoe is an apple of the earth!

    It is not F2P it is an unlimited trial to level 15. F2P my ass, I hate swtor spin.

     


     

    You know that a potato is indeed an apple of the earth in some languages?

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  • CorehavenCorehaven Colorado Springs, COPosts: 1,538Member
    Originally posted by Wicoa

    [mod edit]

    Oh look a potatoe is an apple of the earth!

    It is not F2P it is an unlimited trial to level 15. F2P my ass, I hate swtor spin.

     

     

    HAHAHAHA.......HAHAAHAHAHAHA!   Do....what!?   image

     

    I have no idea what you just said, but somehow I think its the most epic thing Ive ever read on these forums.....

     

    In any case I guess they said, " Lets just stop giving out free weekends and make it permanent.  Might as well. "   They were doing it all the time anyways.   Oh and the other junk they're adding should be super swell.  I guess. 

  • dead2soondead2soon phoenix, AZPosts: 149Member

    And a new level cap. That seems rather ill advised.

  • CecropiaCecropia The Great White North, ONPosts: 3,471Member Uncommon

    I can't say I'm surprised by this at this point, and it's probably a good move on their part. But, man, what a sad era of the genre these times have become.

    I wonder how bad things are going to have to get until SWTOR goes full blown F2P. If and when it does, I won't be surprised then either.

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  • elockeelocke Manassas, VAPosts: 4,205Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by dead2soon

    And a new level cap. That seems rather ill advised.

    Yeah.  That one has me stumped.  I just don't "get" that at all, not with the little information we have.  New planets, operations and such I get.  New level cap though?  O.K....How does that affect class stories? Legacy system?  The already overloaded action bars with even more abilities, it's becoming quite a mess to figure out where to put half my skills on certain classes if not all of them.

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  • EladiEladi ArnhemPosts: 1,099Member Uncommon

    I guess they want to lure players in whitt he fairly smoot and  fun first 15 levels, (it only gets boring after act 1 for most players)  so they can basicly get a few more subcribers.

    it probaly will work, its a proven concept however they are forgetting a very very importand fact, those new players will nearly the same experience as all those players that left. thus giving the game and the brand EA and Bioware a even lesser reputation, And Reputation amoung players is what can make or break a gaming company , SOE learned that the hard way, EA probaly is starting to see its effects slowly now.

  • CorehavenCorehaven Colorado Springs, COPosts: 1,538Member
    Originally posted by Cecropia

    I can't say I'm surprised by this at this point, and it's probably a good move on their part. But, man, what a sad era of the genre these times have become.

    I wonder how bad things are going to have to get until SWTOR goes full blown F2P. If and when it does, I won't be surprised then either.

    I dont know if full F2P will happen anytime soon.  Id probably mess around with the game a little if it did.  Maybe. 

     

    At the same time if it did Id feel really sorry for its fans.  I dont want to think what EA would push regarding microtransactions or an unholy item shop.  They would have to make money some way.  I think for a lot of fans that still like the game, that might really ruin it for them. 

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,899Member Uncommon

    Interesting that Cathar was chosen

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  • stragen001stragen001 ReadingPosts: 1,720Member

    The signs of a dying MMO are all there.....

    Huge decline in population

    Free Trials in the first year

    Free Game Time in the first year

    Creative reporting of subsciber numbers

    Staff Layoffs

    F2P up to x level

    Next we just need massive server mergers and we will have the full playbook for dying MMOs

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  • NeikenNeiken Las Vegas, NVPosts: 254Member

    Happened quicker than I thought it would, I think Rift held out a little longer till resorting to this tactic. I may actually try it now though.

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  • darker70darker70 stokePosts: 813Member

    Well by jove i did call this i wonder if this F2P is a stepping stone to full F2P,I will predict late 2012 for full F2P if that's the case.

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