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Star Wars: The Old Republic: Free to Play Option Coming This Fall

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  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebMember Posts: 5,442 Rare

    Actually the free plan looks to be pretty generous.



  • solarinesolarine IstanbulMember Posts: 1,203

    The main attraction of this game is the class stories. They're giving that away for free.... and actually expecting people to spend money on the other, mediocre MMORPG features? Am I the only one who sees a flaw in this logic? :)

     

  • KyngBillsKyngBills Charlotte, NCMember Posts: 452 Uncommon
    Originally posted by wormywyrm
    Lol, I am proud to say that I completely predicted this 1-3 months before the games release saying that 6-18 months after release the game would go F2P.  This was what their plan was in the beginning I am sure!!

    I doubt VERY much they planned this all out because the plan would have included expecting a loss of close to 2/3 of Subscribers...They never wanted F2P...This is a last ditch effort to save a Game that was poorly Developed...This is a Hail Mary...Albeit a good, smart Hail Mary...But a Hail Mary nonetheless...These BioWare Devs are FAR too full of themselves to have ever wanted a F2P option...They thought this Game was going to be WOW-like from the get-go...They really did...And they still don't understand what is basically wrong with the Game...But without a F2P option they know it's going to die...So this is the logical next step...It was never planned...But it's obvious it had to happen...And the sooner the better...

  • IkedaIkeda Largo, FLMember Posts: 2,455 Uncommon

    I'm shocked.  Completely shocked.  /s

  • DSWBeefDSWBeef phoenix, AZMember Posts: 791 Uncommon

    CANT STOP LAUGHING LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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  • AutemOxAutemOx Fullerton, CAMember Posts: 1,704
    Originally posted by KyngBills
    Originally posted by wormywyrm
    Lol, I am proud to say that I completely predicted this 1-3 months before the games release saying that 6-18 months after release the game would go F2P.  This was what their plan was in the beginning I am sure!!

    I doubt VERY much they planned this all out because the plan would have included expecting a loss of close to 2/3 of Subscribers...They never wanted F2P...This is a last ditch effort to save a Game that was poorly Developed...This is a Hail Mary...Albeit a good, smart Hail Mary...But a Hail Mary nonetheless...These BioWare Devs are FAR too full of themselves to have ever wanted a F2P option...They thought this Game was going to be WOW-like from the get-go...They really did...And they still don't understand what is basically wrong with the Game...But without a F2P option they know it's going to die...So this is the logical next step...It was never planned...But it's obvious it had to happen...And the sooner the better...

    EA doesnt give a s*&t about prescribers.  They load their money into single player elements and marketing so that they can get more initial sales but they skimp on balance, pvp, social, and player investment features/sandbox features.  This screams short term goals, which is consistant with the business model of EA.  Success to them is determined by initial sales, which can be pointed to in board rooms shortly after the initial investment went up.  Success can then be reinforced with a 'second push' when the game goes F2P.  They'll count this as a 'success' because it made them a bit of $$...  

    BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY:  This game was anything but a success to the genre, to history, and to MMORPG players.  It will be forgotten except to be ridiculed, which has already begun.

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  • LeucentLeucent Penticton, BCMember Posts: 2,371

    I ll play it again as free. I liked the game, just not at 14.99 a month. Why wouldn t you. The f2p model is decent to play casually, and you can duo most of the game anyways. Who cares about operations, if you re not a raider, its pretty damn good.

  • Gabby-airGabby-air surrey, BCMember Posts: 3,440 Uncommon

    EA blaberring about F2P is the future was for a reason, they needed to soften the blow from SWTOR going f2p. 

  • KyngBillsKyngBills Charlotte, NCMember Posts: 452 Uncommon
    Originally posted by wormywyrm
    Originally posted by KyngBills
    Originally posted by wormywyrm
    Lol, I am proud to say that I completely predicted this 1-3 months before the games release saying that 6-18 months after release the game would go F2P.  This was what their plan was in the beginning I am sure!!

    I doubt VERY much they planned this all out because the plan would have included expecting a loss of close to 2/3 of Subscribers...They never wanted F2P...This is a last ditch effort to save a Game that was poorly Developed...This is a Hail Mary...Albeit a good, smart Hail Mary...But a Hail Mary nonetheless...These BioWare Devs are FAR too full of themselves to have ever wanted a F2P option...They thought this Game was going to be WOW-like from the get-go...They really did...And they still don't understand what is basically wrong with the Game...But without a F2P option they know it's going to die...So this is the logical next step...It was never planned...But it's obvious it had to happen...And the sooner the better...

    EA doesnt give a s*&t about prescribers.  They load their money into single player elements and marketing so that they can get more initial sales but they skimp on balance, pvp, social, and player investment features/sandbox features.  This screams short term goals, which is consistant with the business model of EA.  Success to them is determined by initial sales, which can be pointed to in board rooms shortly after the initial investment went up.  Success can then be reinforced with a 'second push' when the game goes F2P.  They'll count this as a 'success' because it made them a bit of $$...  

    BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY:  This game was anything but a success to the genre, to history, and to MMORPG players.  It will be forgotten except to be ridiculed, which has already begun.

    LOL...Sure...EA doesn't care about losing a million Subs...Which is about $15 million per Month...Sure...Keep telling yourself that...image

  • dronfwardronfwar Shitty, DEMember Posts: 316
    Originally posted by Suzie_Ford

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    that Nihilius looks so shit... he was at least 8.5'' in KotOR 2. WTF is this??? FAIL!

  • lotapartylotaparty taxila canttMember Posts: 514
    Originally posted by dronfwar
    Originally posted by Suzie_Ford

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    that Nihilius looks so shit... he was at least 8.5'' in KotOR 2. WTF is this??? FAIL!

    i am sure it is a resized pic

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  • BanegrivmBanegrivm Mechanicsburg, PAMember Posts: 220 Uncommon

    It's not a resized pic. Take a close look at the way the saber is being held, it's length, the posture, form, etc. That's a female sith in black robes wearing a mask that "looks but isn't quite Nihilus". Notice the way some of the marks curb upwards around the mouth. I don't remember that on the original mask for Darth Nihilus. Also look at the temple. It too is different. It's not Nihilus at all but just another Sith.

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  • GoldenArrowGoldenArrow TurkuMember Posts: 1,182 Uncommon

    Going F2P is such a bad move.

    From 1-49 SWTOR is a decent game.

    Making 1-49 free and asking money for lvl50 content is just redonkulous Oo

  • parrotpholkparrotpholk Leland, NCMember Posts: 3,275

    This was expected but I did not think it would happen before the 1 year mark.  

  • 3-4thElf3-4thElf Elftown, MEMember Posts: 489

    Eww. This gives Free to Play games a bad name.

    They should've just closed it.

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  • mussolinimussolini PellerdMember Posts: 38 Uncommon

    Fast fail.

  • cyress8cyress8 Croatia, VTMember Posts: 832

    Guess some of the people that predicted it will go F2P before it hit 1 year were right. :D

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  • SteamRangerSteamRanger Great Northwest, WAMember Posts: 920 Uncommon

    Like LOTRO before it, SWTOR is about to be invaded by the Skint Armada!

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  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid GinnungagapMember Posts: 8,047 Rare

    OK, Swtor F2P this fall. I also want WAR F2P... come one EAWARE/Mythic

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  • xpiherxpiher Indianapolis, INMember Posts: 3,311
    Unless you are wow, you don't make money off of subs. Most profit is made off of initial sales. AoC initial sales netted 2mill in profit.

    And about gw2. PvE isn't meant to keep most people playing, just enough to guarantee that expansions net profit, just like gw1.

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  • tawesstawess LkpgMember Posts: 3,501 Rare

    This is not unexpected, seeing as thi have been EA's way of doing stuff for some time. This makes me even more ceartin that WAR actually makes to little money to be worth switching over to F2P... And that is kinda sad in several ways.

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    This have been a good conversation

  • OnomasOnomas USAMember Posts: 1,129 Uncommon

    They make games way to easy these days and it doesnt hold the attention of the player base. Im sorry but for the amount of time nad money this game was just bad. More and more games try to fit into the single player console style rpg and it just doesnt work. Who wants to pay 15/month for a single player game?

     

    Still cant believe they got rid of SWG for this, SWG though having a small player base was 100 times the mmo TOR was. Bring it back now, you probably make more money from SWG than you would TOR.

  • ElikalElikal ValhallaMember Posts: 7,912 Uncommon

    Good Sirs, if you see the Bioware dudes next time, can you, with all given politeness, ask them WHEN THE HECK I WILL GET MY DAMN NAMES BACK THEY STOLE FROM ME WHEN ABANDONING MY SEVRVER?

    Sorry.

    That really, really, REALLY upset me. And I really, really would wish to know an answer to that. Can you and your associates arrange that?

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  • cronius77cronius77 Fairfax, VAMember Posts: 1,611 Uncommon

    now bioware can you please make warhammer online and DAOC free to play also KThx!

     

  • heartlessheartless Brooklyn, NYMember Posts: 4,993 Uncommon
    Originally posted by cronius77
    now bioware can you please make warhammer online and DAOC free to play also KThx!  

    Might as well make UO F2P also. Since a much better version of it is already available for free elsewhere.

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