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Tried: EQ2 - AC - EU - HZ - TR - MxO - TTO - WURM - SL - VG:SoH - PotBS - PS - AoC - WAR - DDO - SWTOR Played: UO - EQ1 - AO - DAoC - NC - CoH/CoV - SWG - WoW - EVE - AA - LotRO - DFO - STO - FE - MO - RIFTPlaying: SkyrimFollowing: The RepopulationI want a Virtual World, not just a Game.ITS TOO HARD! - Matt Firor (ZeniMax)
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.
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.
Originally posted by hyllstarterAfter 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.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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
My Guild Wars 2 Vids
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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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.
What happens when you log off your characters????.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFQhfhnjYMkDark Age of Camelot
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.
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.