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Thats why it went from- I might play- to oh well nevermind.
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Originally posted by LifeEnder I give it to feb or march and this game will be shut down , as it should be.
Yeah I'm sure it is close to shutting down, nevermind the fact that basically every subscriber based game that isn't World of Warcraft would love to have as many subscribers as this game has even after so many people have left.
The thing that I really dislike about Games going F2P, IS that the people who have bought the box ( so essentially bought the game), Find out that they have to rebuy the entire game.. I find it so extremely rubish.
They should really give people who bought the game in advance, a full account or acces to all things that were included in the retail version.
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Just no. Like any other Freemiun MMO before, it will have more players, more subs and more money.And 2 bars is more than enough, and still u can bind a key to change bars, is not a big deal.
Originally posted by hikaru77 Originally posted by LifeEnder I give it to feb or march and this game will be shut down , as it should be.
I love Fanbois, they are blind with stupidity.
Originally posted by MeGaTronPower You have to pay for more skillbars lol this is the only f2p game that nickel and dime you on everything even skillbars
As a F2P player you are given 2 skill bars which is completely adequate in my view. Particularly as the F2P element is mainly geared around the story/levelling aspect of the game.
You are given enough skill bars that you can, you know, experience the game for free but you will have to pay a small amount for individual QoL functionality that a full subscriber would get autmomatically. This includes the maximum amount of skill bars.
Not sure where or why you have an issue with this?
Unless of course you are one of the sad and sorry entitlement crowd that thinks a freemium model means you can have everything a sub gets without ever supporting the game via a sub OR MTs.
If thats the case you are not the type of player that F2P/Hybrid is designed to attract.
The overwhelming majority of feedback around the cartel store has been very positive, particularly since BW have taken on board player feedback as to what is and is not considered too much in terms of unlocks. The fact that two skill bars are now given to F2P players instead f just one is a direct response to community feedback on the subject.
Still, I suppose however BW implement the F2P/Hybrid model there will always be the usual scrubs crying that not contributing anything to support the game, be that sub or MTs results in restrictions
Originally posted by biggarfoot Originally posted by hikaru77 Originally posted by LifeEnder I give it to feb or march and this game will be shut down , as it should be.
Being blind by your own ignorance is a two way street isnt it?
Almost all examples of a game making a transition to a Freemium / F2PHybrid model have resulted in success stories for the games concerned. LOTRO being possibly the best example.
Of course you will dismiss this as a possibility on this occasion simply because the game concerned is SWTOR...
Love how you ignore the sheer weight of fact and evidence because it does not support youe hater point of view
Sounds a bit like you are blind with stupidity, no?
Originally posted by jdnewell Yep. Thats why it went from- I might play- to oh well nevermind.
I was expecting restrictions, but they're being ridiculous with this even with the recent changes.
Though I may consider going back if they got rid of the skillbar thing and got rid of the dungeon restrictions. My girlfriend and I were planning on going back, and supplement our gameplay with the dungeons while paying for cosmetic features and the like. Yet, our interest in the game tanked after we read what they were planning.
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Originally posted by vayman How much will they charge for the character selection screen?
Other games already catching on. DDO is charging for inventory, "you can play for free, you just can't loot for free". Calling it F2PN2L(Free to play not to loot)
Here it is how i see it and this discussion comes up everytime a MMO goes F2P.
People who are already susbcribed will conttinue to do so. For rest who never liked te game i doubt F2P conversin will make a difference.
F2P is nothing but an extended free trial. I play all the so called F2P games with a monthly sub EQ2 and AOC for example.
So for those who never liked the game how does it matter?
so how many icons/shortcuts will f2p be able to place in bars?
Originally posted by Yaevindusk Originally posted by jdnewell Yep. Thats why it went from- I might play- to oh well nevermind.
What sort of restrictions were you expecting? Im genuinely interested to hear because every other Freemium/Hybrid game charges MTs for things like bank access, quick travel, unlimited credit caps etc etc etc....
The idea of it is to wet your appetite in order to tempt you support the game via MTs or a sub.....
Originally posted by ImperialSun Originally posted by biggarfoot Originally posted by hikaru77 Originally posted by LifeEnder I give it to feb or march and this game will be shut down , as it should be.
First the comment is "any other freemium", then it gets changed to "almost"............
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One question: DO you think there will be a big player protest when it does get shut down? As in Atlas Park, Paragon CIty.
All P2P games that make the transition to F2P have a nickel and dime mentallity. They will eventually relax on the F2P model as the game becomes more successful. As an example just look at how bad the F2P option on Champions online was when it just transitioned and look at it now.
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Originally posted by Ahnog What do you guys think? Should a company make money or not?
Seems like in the eyes of most teenagers today, everything should be free to them or part of some social welfare program.
Well, sadly i still play this game (though not as often thesedays) but i did seem to think they had taken the goign F2P model to pull in players. Sadly all they have done is alienate the current subscribers and scare many F2P players away.
I myself also think that if this carries on the game would have no more than a 6mth lifespan, especially when they keep releasing botched patch's (some issue's with 1.3, alot of issue's with 1.4 thus far) which is 1 reason why i dont play the game as much anymore. Just letting my current subscription run down (whether i play the game or not) but would i pay to play this anymore, probably not. Think i will return back to warcraft (once i have had a bit longer of a timeout from it) almost 5mths and so far dont feel the need to go back to that one yet, unfortunatly nothing else out there. Sad fact is a common web browser game is giving more enjoyment that SW-ToR is