1.3 was released on June 26th. That is not 5 months. Please keep the WoW vs SWTOR mentalities to yourselves. It is an extremely touchy subject. Everyone has their own opinions so bickering back and forth about difficulty is not productive.
There is one thing I'm kinda worried about though.
If many people opt for the free option, they will have very limited access to warzones and flashpoints, probably a few times per week.
After that they won't have access to them.
Which means that there will be fewer people queuing for warzones and flashpoints once the free players' times per week is over, the queues might get longer and would negatively impact the game, especially the paying customers. This problem may also snowball; because warzones/LFG/LFR are negatively impacted, subscribers feel they are not getting their money's worth, they also go for the free option, and then EA realizes there might be a problem and changes the rule again.
My worries might be unfounded if there's still insta-queue after the free option though.
For me personally, I've long unsubbed, but might come back to make other alts and play for free. I think many people have similar mentality. I'd imagine lowbie levels will be crawling with free players, but probably after Tuesday of each week, lowbie warzones would be dead.
And DDO became f2p a year after WAR was released and LOTRO a year after that and i guess they ignored all the eastern F2P MMOs cause...you know... they are from there.
It's tremendously strange that this game was pretty much ignored in this aspect.
Infracted: Please post constructively. Posting "a crap game is a crap game" is not constructive and does not add to the conversation.
Last edited by Forsedar; 2012-08-09 at 01:21 AM.
Cant wait for this to go f2p
If you arguing about endgame wows raids have been lackluster at best since WOTLK, the only decent fights in cata were sinestra and raggy hc pre nerf so the rest of the endgame is acheive hunting or PvP which I was not interested in.
Im not playing the game atm but when I get my new comp setup I will sub again for something else to play when im not in GW2.
The F2P model when implemented will bring in much more players to at least try it with a high chance of making just as much if not more revenue other than just the sub model.
Last edited by kenn9530; 2012-08-09 at 10:42 AM.
Cata is a crap xpac, reason it lost close to 3 millions sub since it was launched, becuase it started off to hard then blizzard nerfed it to the group upsetting both hardcore and casual gamers.
that is his opion that the game is crap, he also stated the reason about f2p games at the time war was launched. his post was in reply to someone else who said stuff about f2p games.
i just think this is over reaction from the mod. who clearly is a swtor fan
Also SWToR fits a niche playerbase, more players prefer fantasy rather than sci-fi genre and other factors also play apart in MMOs as in friends playing with you, if you dont have anyone to play with then it may not be as enjoyable, this game was also hyped up pretty bad so many players had way too high expectations.
Why dont you at least give your opinion on why the game is crap rather than just saying it is, a loss in subs doesnt mean a game is crap, it may have flaws that need to be ironed out but the game is still doing good and can only do better from now onwards.
games like rift lost like 50% of their subs within 6 months does this make it crap? no.
If you look at the trends of just about every mmo out theres (bar wow) theres a huge surge at the front then a dip as people leave, gaining subs year after year has only happened really to WoW, WoW is an exception and not a rule.
Last edited by Zokonorb; 2012-08-09 at 11:24 AM.
I think that hundreds of thousands players who are playing the game to this day would like a word with you. You may try as hard as you want to make it look like it's a major failure but the reality is that the game IS doing fine and WILL do better in the future.I'm sorry but NOTHING could be further from the truth, they've lost over half their playerbase in less than a year, the fact that they were extremely vague about their actual sub numbers and even dodged a question only to quickly hang up on an investor that wanted clarification and F2P are clear signs of how bad the state of the game is. When they don't even want to clarify on the sub numbers it's looooow.
The passion in bashing the game and hating it on almost every level possible is too damn high!
Last edited by Crysis; 2012-08-09 at 11:30 AM.
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Also i think you also missed the numerous posts about how much of a gold mine Free to Play games are, hence the reason so many games that were subscriber based have switched over to F2P or to a hybrid model. See people tend to pay more than they would with a subscription. Hence the reason its becoming the standard. Its just EA grubbing for more money.
Until they turn off the access to the servers a game isnt dead, there are plenty of games that have gone free to play and have grown. Do you want a list...
So again till they shut the servers down this game isnt FAIL!!!!
Last edited by Hostagecat; 2012-08-09 at 11:47 AM.
I admit the game has not done amazing but its still a good game and I much prefer it to WoW anyday and I played since vanilla along with being a realm first raider from end of uld onwards till that fail dragon soul raid which bore the hell out of me to finally quit my WoW habbit.
Last edited by kenn9530; 2012-08-09 at 11:54 AM.