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  • RobokappRobokapp Member RarePosts: 6,163

    you know...there is some truth to the pro f2p people too.

     

    when a waste management company takes your garbage...they get the garbage and not only they don't pay you for it but YOU PAY THEM.

     

    So...you're the waste management company here. they're giving you the garbage...for free. it's not a good deal but its free afterall so you can choose to take it or not take it. I wouldn't since others offer a better deal but who knows what you might be able to recycle from that free garbage.

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  • LhynnSaintLhynnSaint Member Posts: 119
    Originally posted by Rohn

    Looks like it's F2P in name only.  That's probably the worst free to play features list I've ever seen.

    Either keep the sub, or don't play.

    Aye, the people thar are subbed dont seem to mind, and the potential f2p players are pissed and dont want to play. so, yeah... what were they thinking...

  • negativf4kknegativf4kk Member UncommonPosts: 381
    Originally posted by ignore_me
    Originally posted by Gardavsshade
    Originally posted by nolic1

    http://www.swtor.com/free/features

    Have a look for you self and decide.

     

     

    ... Several restrictions to Chat? Why do Devs think this a good idea.... it's a MMORPG for god's sake.... Players need to be able to talk and ask questions, how are Vets (subscribers) going to talk these Players into going Subscription if the F2P can't talk back? EA Bioware just lost a free Subscription Sales department right there...

    oh WAIT... it's not a MMO, it's an "Interactive Video Game", so no communication is really necessary, sorry my mistake....

     

    This was to solve the Lifeless Worlds problem. Now there are tons of F2P NPCs to see moving around the world. No programming of new AI. Problem solved.

    They will next add day/night cycles by telling you to dim your monitor every hour for 15 minutes.

    I already have day and night cycles. My game looses conection to server every 30-40 min. 

    Another stupid restriction is planet commendation limit. All the rest is just desighed to make u want tp subscribe.

    XP gain still good . I finished Curossant yesterday and only outlvl content for 2 lvl. In general F2p very playable. Very annoying to send your companion to sell junk constantly and no bank space to F2P at all.

    But i can c general number of subscribers rising.  Would EAware be able to keep them when they reach end game content? Dont think so.

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  • CorehavenCorehaven Member UncommonPosts: 1,533

    Okay no bank access.  Im sorry I actually laughed out loud at that one.  I didn't even realize that was a restriction. 

     

    I stopped laughing after reading some of the others, facepalmed, and am now trying to forget I ever saw something so awful.

  • PsyMike3dPsyMike3d Member UncommonPosts: 388
    Originally posted by Entropy14
    lol so basically you can log on , wow, exciting.

    +1

  • thexratedthexrated Member UncommonPosts: 1,368
    Very similar to LOTRO, so I honestly do not see what the problem is.

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  • OpapanaxOpapanax Member Posts: 973
    Originally posted by mnwild1998

    How many post can we have about haters/trol!$ whinning and crying that this is not Freebies and Handouts 2 play. Its unreal the lazieness and entitlement some people have.

     

    Hahahahahhahaa you must be the 53% Mitt left out..

    Laziness and entitlement. In video games?

    You don't say HaHaa.. wow man just ... Wow

    PM before you report at least or you could just block.

  • mikahrmikahr Member Posts: 1,066
    Originally posted by thexrated
    Very similar to LOTRO, so I honestly do not see what the problem is.

    What are you smoking?

  • NasherUKNasherUK Member UncommonPosts: 480

    Some of the restrictions are a bit silly.  All the flashpoints should be open to all because that way it drives the queue times down for everyone

    As should basic functions of the game, like matching armour colour, all quickbars, bank and guild access.  Limiting how F2P players can interact with the community hurts everyone tbh.

  • MackehMackeh Member Posts: 164

    Cheers for posting this I just stopped the launcher updating and uninstalled this pile of shite from my PC forever.

    TBH having not played for 9 months even if F2P allowed me all the game access I would probably still not play this more than an hour or two, it's just a terrible game written by out of touch developers.

  • FoomerangFoomerang Member UncommonPosts: 5,619

    6 months from now, EA will proclaim that F2P is dead, screech in horror at the glowing ball of light in the sky, and quickly bury their heads back in the sand.

  • daltaniousdaltanious Member UncommonPosts: 2,381
    Originally posted by nolic1

    http://www.swtor.com/free/features

    Have a look for you self and decide.

    I will be always subbed, so I do not care. Same in ANY game. If game is enough decent for sub mode, great, if not will not waste my time. And swtor is best game ever for fun factor for me.

  • fivorothfivoroth Member UncommonPosts: 3,916
    This game was not worth the $15 sub fee. But also it isn't worth your time. The only good F2P I've seen was Turbine's model. EQ2 was ok-aish, they offered you the option to play 99% of the content for free except for the endgame.

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  • Z3R01Z3R01 Member UncommonPosts: 2,415

    SWTOR f2p is a 1-50 trial.

    Honestly if you just want to level up you get 100% access to all missions and classes.

    Sounds like a good deal if you ask me.

    If you're feeling the squeeze while leveling with the action bar limit or the missing crew slot (crafting) you can easily buy those out of the AH with in game credits.

     

    I get the complaints, SWTOR f2p is impossible to enjoy as a free player if you want to be a "Serious endgame player" but I think that is EA/Biowares intention. They give you the choice of leveling for free while dipping into the shop to reduce the restrictions and once at endgame if you really like the game you subscribe.

     

    I'm playing this game with my small son and we are level 30 atm and both of us unlocked speeder Section X, Titles, crew slot and inventory space all with in game credits while playing. 

    Playing:

    Waiting on:

  • mikahrmikahr Member Posts: 1,066
    Originally posted by Z3R01

    I'm playing this game with my small son and we are level 30 atm and both of us unlocked speeder Section X, Titles, crew slot and inventory space all with in game credits while playing. 

    Really? With 250k credit limit?

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Member CommonPosts: 10,910


    Originally posted by Z3R01
    SWTOR f2p is a 1-50 trial.

    Honestly if you just want to level up you get 100% access to all missions and classes.

    Sounds like a good deal if you ask me.

    If you're feeling the squeeze while leveling with the action bar limit or the missing crew slot (crafting) you can easily buy those out of the AH with in game credits.

     

    I get the complaints, SWTOR f2p is impossible to enjoy as a free player if you want to be a "Serious endgame player" but I think that is EA/Biowares intention. They give you the choice of leveling for free while dipping into the shop to reduce the restrictions and once at endgame if you really like the game you subscribe.

     

    I'm playing this game with my small son and we are level 30 atm and both of us unlocked speeder Section X, Titles, crew slot and inventory space all with in game credits while playing.



    This has been known about since they first announced any detailed information on the F2P transition. The repeatable 'end game' content would cost money. The story lines would be free. Anyone who is a serious 'end game' player is not going to balk at spending the money.

    I think there are a lot of whiners looking for a target and a lot of people who expect that they should get everything for nothing.

    ** edit **
    Had no idea you could buy all that stuff with in game credits.

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  • daltaniousdaltanious Member UncommonPosts: 2,381
    Originally posted by fivoroth
    This game was not worth the $15 sub fee. But also it isn't worth your time. The only good F2P I've seen was Turbine's model. EQ2 was ok-aish, they offered you the option to play 99% of the content for free except for the endgame.

    Actually is best game ever. Even now after played TSW, GW2, MOP, ... I continue to be subbed to swtor even if not playing it actively. As sign of support and so much hathred toward. Only game so far that have accumulated so much heathered was/is wow. Said so i do not care for pvp and do not for end game, I'm altholic. And had a blast leveling my 16 alts, for every different class story have maxed out alt. Never ever got bored. And will be for sure back.

  • mikahrmikahr Member Posts: 1,066
    Originally posted by daltanious
    Originally posted by fivoroth
    This game was not worth the $15 sub fee. But also it isn't worth your time. The only good F2P I've seen was Turbine's model. EQ2 was ok-aish, they offered you the option to play 99% of the content for free except for the endgame.

    Actually is best game ever. Even now after played TSW, GW2, MOP, ... I continue to be subbed to swtor even if not playing it actively. As sign of support and so much hathred toward. Only game so far that have accumulated so much heathered was/is wow. Said so i do not care for pvp and do not for end game, I'm altholic. And had a blast leveling my 16 alts, for every different class story have maxed out alt. Never ever got bored. And will be for sure back.

    Yah, but WoW has 10-12m subscribers, SWTOR has 200-300k, so if they generted same "hate" SWTORs is much much more dense ;P

  • just1opinionjust1opinion Member UncommonPosts: 4,641
    Originally posted by mnwild1998
    How many post can we have about haters/trol!$ whinning and crying that this is not Freebies and Handouts 2 play. Its unreal the lazieness and entitlement some people have.

     

    Riiiight. Well, I PAID 97 dollars to start playing this game.  I had to pay for 2 mths. of subscription because there weren't any one month cards at Gamestop, so....I willingly paid.  I expect a little more than this for what I've already paid beyond those initial monthly fees and the cost of the game. This is the worst "free to play" setup that I've ever seen. What a joke.  I won't be returning to the game in it's present state either for free OR sub.

     

    edit:

    In retrospect, I suppose I got my money's worth from the game if I consider it a single player RPG.  So....I'm annoyed, but it's not going to make my personal log of worst MMO sinners either, so....meh.  My feelings about it aren't strong enough to warrant throwing a fit.

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  • just1opinionjust1opinion Member UncommonPosts: 4,641
    Originally posted by SuperXero89

    How long will it take them to remove the hotbar restriction?  My level 50 is unplayable because of this.  

     

    Normally I cave and resubscribe or purchase the unlock I want, but this felt like such a slap in the face that I loaded up Rift and bought that expansion instead lol.

     

    Good for you.  And I'm not a huge fan of Rift, but I still applaud your decision.

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  • OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Member EpicPosts: 1,951
    Originally posted by lizardbones

     


    Originally posted by Z3R01
    SWTOR f2p is a 1-50 trial.

     

    Honestly if you just want to level up you get 100% access to all missions and classes.

    Sounds like a good deal if you ask me.

    If you're feeling the squeeze while leveling with the action bar limit or the missing crew slot (crafting) you can easily buy those out of the AH with in game credits.

     

    I get the complaints, SWTOR f2p is impossible to enjoy as a free player if you want to be a "Serious endgame player" but I think that is EA/Biowares intention. They give you the choice of leveling for free while dipping into the shop to reduce the restrictions and once at endgame if you really like the game you subscribe.

     

    I'm playing this game with my small son and we are level 30 atm and both of us unlocked speeder Section X, Titles, crew slot and inventory space all with in game credits while playing.



    This has been known about since they first announced any detailed information on the F2P transition. The repeatable 'end game' content would cost money. The story lines would be free. Anyone who is a serious 'end game' player is not going to balk at spending the money.

    I think there are a lot of whiners looking for a target and a lot of people who expect that they should get everything for nothing.

    ** edit **
    Had no idea you could buy all that stuff with in game credits.

     

    You can't. For example, you try to upgrade your inventory or cargo slots, and you get hit with a big "sales" pop-up which informs you ONLY subscribers can use credits to expand.



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  • observerobserver Member RarePosts: 3,685
    Ok seriously? They restrict the quickslots too?  Only 2 quickslot bars.. Wow.. seriously.
  • Jester92Jester92 Member Posts: 156

    When it comes to crap like this I call it like I see it.  This is just another stupid EA Money grabbing failed attempt, What they are doing here is not only making it appear like they actually care about their customers but in reality its all about the money as always.  Now they are passing this off as free to play while still taking subscription to do practically ANYTHING in the game, while at the same time adding in microtransactions that will completely ruin the game further than its current state of ruin while still taking subscriptions.  I don't know about you guys but I am completely done EA and am NEVER buying another EA product.  Oh and dumb asses at EA most people (Practically everyone in the world) would call this a free trial not going free to play...

    Edit: Not to fucking mention what do us who paid 50$ for your game with preorders get as a bonus for actually buying the game? Fuck all is what.

    J. B.

  • DSWBeefDSWBeef Member UncommonPosts: 789
    I to see it as a straight forward money grab attempt. I wont play the game on pure principle because of this. They should really consider aions model whihc gives you the WHOLE game free with a cash shop that sells mounts, housing stuff, pets, weapon skins, costumes, and boosts. For swtor they could sell modable armor, modable weapons, mounts, pets, boosts, extra cargo space, more char slots, future races, and more fluff stuff. People want to look different so much that they will buy cosmetic gear or titles just to be different.

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  • mikahrmikahr Member Posts: 1,066
    Originally posted by lizardbones

    Had no idea you could buy all that stuff with in game credits.

    You cant directly, you can buy it from GTN if someone else buys it and put it on GTN, but ive been monitoring GTN closely on my server from thursday and cheapest thing that appeared till now is "unlock inventory bar" and its listed at 580k. Everything that he lists costs 1,5kk creds and north of that. So if some subscriber didnt buy it for him and gave it to him (around 10kk worth/characterx2)...

    So yah.

    AND, 250k is a fortune for level 30, i certanly didnt have that much creds on lvl 30 EVER.

    So if someone had a plan to grind credits to unlock stuff - good luck lol, unles you pay RM - no go.

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