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Will you return to SW:TOR?



  • PyrateLVPyrateLV Las Vegas, NVPosts: 1,096Member Common
    I wouldnt play SWTOR even if Bioware gave me a free copy and a lifetime sub

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  • RidelynnRidelynn Fresno, CAPosts: 5,549Member Rare

    The game was pretty fun if you just took it as a KOTOR sequel, and didn't expect a lot of MMO-iness out of it. That being said, once you completed the story line a time or two (as many times as you could stomach to listen to the same voiceovers in the same common quests), then the game was pretty much over.

    If you haven't been through to story lines - it's worth it just to do that a time or two. Earlier, you could get through one pretty easily on the free month sub. I went through the story nearly 3 times - as far as I'm concerned I'm done until they release an expansion or something substantial. I won't lie - I thought the stories were a lot of fun, and the flashpoints were well done, but there just wasn't enough there after you went through them once for me to stay around.

    The F2P update: I haven't tried it. But it doesn't look like it will be fun at all. Between the 1 skill bar (in a game that needs 3 or more), and the 3 loot rolls per (week?!) - nah.

    Maybe the story can get enough people to keep the game going, but the problem with the whole subscription model on this game was that the single-player story line was the main attraction, and once you beat it, the only real thing to do was to go back and beat it again with another profession. This F2P conversion makes even just that single-player aspect of it unfun. I estimate it will drive off more players than it attracts, and possibly even retains.

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member Common
    Sub fee makes no difference to me one way or the other, its a hours pay or whatever.

    So no.
  • skydiver12skydiver12 burgundPosts: 432Member

    Since it's still viable to PAY your monthly sub to play hassle free i don't mind the shop.
    I don't know any other game which is more viable to me if i would play f2p they all are scam in that regard - that includes lotro aoc aion l2 etc.

    The sub was never an issue, which leads me to the question what changed in terms of content and core systems that make this game "fun" with F2P?
    Well it's not really i question, in short - to me nothing.

    I will not return to SW:Tor unless they have content and systems to be worth to be played.

  • st3v3b0st3v3b0 Gainesville, FLPosts: 155Member Uncommon
    Nope.  BioWare failed to understand the market place by putting absurd restrictions on this so-called "Free to Play" game.
  • DarthMajinDarthMajin Sparta, WIPosts: 92Member
    Pre-ordered the game and enjoyed the first month. Even subbed again for a month when they were offering the mini-taun taun. One look at their F2P model and won't be returning. Any vet of the game knows that one action bar isn't enough to really play the game. I guess that would be "understandable" for free players, but there aren't even any perks for people who supported their game at the start. Worst F2P model that I have read (bear in mind I don't play many F2P games) but EA can flush this game down the toilet now as far as I am concerned. B2P wouldn't be too bad or even remake it as a single player game maybe.


  • RidelynnRidelynn Fresno, CAPosts: 5,549Member Rare

    Originally posted by hyllstarter
    After reading the list of all the stuff I cant do in the free to play model I will not be playing agian. Now I might patch it and let my 11 year old son play it on the weekends when i'm watching football. Because at 11 he might not notice how bad the game is.

    That is a darn good idea.

  • erictlewiserictlewis Cottondale, ALPosts: 3,021Member Uncommon

    this is like the 4th thread about this, already.

    No they would have to pay me to return now especially with the crappy free to play road blocks they put in.


  • melyne28melyne28 PanevezysPosts: 2Member Uncommon
    I will. I kinda enjoyed questing, so in F2P I'm planing to finish some classes stories. Becouse I'm not interested in PVP or dungeons I don't care about restritions.
  • Esquire1980Esquire1980 Stillwater, OKPosts: 544Member Uncommon

    One large mistake right after another.  1st, hire the NGE devs, design the ultimate WoW NGE-ed clone, not listen to beta participants, out and out lie about coming content and frequency, utter dev arrogance on their forums, refusing again to listen to even the leaver's feedback, not even considering to "fix" the endgame, and now the most restictive Freemium model I have actualy seen released.  STO/Cryptic isn't this bad even and that includes the lockboxes.

    I've tried a lot of games I just didn't like all that well and left within a month or 2, AoC, WoW, Champs, CoH, etc but never once have I considered the following......

    The sooner this game and this company crashes and burns and ends up in the cancellation bin the better off we will all be.  Before any other gaming co. picks up these mistakes and thinks this is the wave of the future.  LA, do yourself a large favor and pull the plug on these guys.  This is way more of a complete mess than even the NGE ever was.

  • RavingRabbidRavingRabbid Virginia beach, VAPosts: 1,150Member Uncommon
    I'm still there and still having fun!

    All my opinions are just that..opinions. If you like my opinions..coolness.If you dont like my opinion....I really dont care.
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  • negativf4kknegativf4kk WorthingPosts: 381Member Uncommon
    I will have a look, maybe finish some class stories, all depends how playable F2P restriction gona be.

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  • WarlyxWarlyx UnknowPosts: 2,197Member Rare

    is true that u need to pay to have more than 1 actionbar?

    .....looks like its true.....

    are u !$!$!$ kidding me ???? only 1 actionbar as f2p? LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL


    EA shame on u

  • eddieg50eddieg50 Tolland, CTPosts: 1,727Member Uncommon
      Of course I will be returning , it will be F2P what a silly question. I play 2 mmo's at a time and I spend about 10-15 hrs a week playing so SWTOR is a great game to play.  Since story line, lore and production values are important to me, will I be returning?  As a failed Vice Presidental candidate once said "you betcha"
  • KuinnKuinn MestaPosts: 2,072Member Uncommon

    I voted yes because the poll lacks enough options. I will go back to play some of the class stories I didnt play back then but I highly doubt I will be doing anything else, or settle back into the game as an active member of the community.


    I will also buy the expansions in the future if any will be released, but under the condition that I expect the class stories to continue and I expect them to be voiced. If they will cut the voice acting because the game wasnt as successful as they had hoped for, I'm not going to buy them then.

  • eddieg50eddieg50 Tolland, CTPosts: 1,727Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by hyllstarter
    After reading the list of all the stuff I cant do in the free to play model I will not be playing agian. Now I might patch it and let my 11 year old son play it on the weekends when i'm watching football. Because at 11 he might not notice how bad the game is.

       I think you are getting SWTOR mixed up with WOW, I found that 11 year olds love WOW-that is the game to go with for children

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member Common
    Swtor is basicly wow in space but more linear.

    It has mail boxes, how star wars is that? For a game call star wars there's very little stars or wars in it.
  • XerithXerith Richardson, TXPosts: 970Member
    I was planning on it so that I could finish up a few stories that I left behind, but the more information that comes out about the cash shop, the less I want to even install it again. 
  • TuchakaTuchaka san diego, CAPosts: 468Member Uncommon
    i will never play another quest hub driven mmo ever again. I don't care if it has VO over not if i wanted VO i would just watch anime and not game
  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLPosts: 24,014Member Epic

    No, the payment model has no impact on whether I play a MMO or not, all depends on the game design and short of adding a full featured space combat simulator not much else likely to draw me back.


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  • william0532william0532 portland, ORPosts: 251Member

    maybe if the super secret space project is good, and not a "just say we are working on it, so they will shut up" developer fix. Also if they find a way to make playing a mercenary fun.

    Other than that, I don't care to come back. Especially if subscribers need to buy crap from the f2p store to be competitive.

  • Ice-QueenIce-Queen USA, GAPosts: 2,451Member Uncommon
    Not even if they paid me, I wouldn't ever go back to play Tortanic.


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  • ArglebargleArglebargle Austin, TXPosts: 1,978Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by hyllstarter
    After reading the list of all the stuff I cant do in the free to play model I will not be playing agian. Now I might patch it and let my 11 year old son play it on the weekends when i'm watching football. Because at 11 he might not notice how bad the game is.

    Don't do it!!   He'll forever remember the game as the 'Best Evah', and spend much of his later gaming career bitchin' and moanin' about how the new games aren't like great ol' SWTOR.

    If you are holding out for the perfect game, the only game you play will be the waiting one.

  • ArglebargleArglebargle Austin, TXPosts: 1,978Member Uncommon

    Will probably 'go back' (only played in Beta), if I can get a reasonable interface setup for $10 or less.  Would like to run a storyline on either side of the game, but that's probably it.   The ftp conversion does seem kinda screwy.   Of course, it is EA, so that's par for the course.


    SWTOR would have been a great single player game.   It would have been a rousing sucess as an MMO if they had managed to make it for a quarter of their actual budget.   As it is, they are probably just hoping to make back their expenses.   For the Hollywood oriented EA, that is a disaster.



    EDIT:   I take that back.   Probably not.  The character customization restrictions (which were already too narrow for my tastes) are going to kill it for me.  

    If you are holding out for the perfect game, the only game you play will be the waiting one.

  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INPosts: 5,017Member Rare
        I never got to try it to begin with so I am going to give it a shot once it goes f2p...I dont have high hopes and probably wont stay long, but I'd still like to see it.
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