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  1. #641
    My guess would be mid-late October to be fair. I can't see it coming before that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forsedar View Post
    My guess would be mid-late October to be fair. I can't see it coming before that.
    Cool, thanks for the update. Going to try and finish Skyrim for now I guess.

  3. #643
    Quote Originally Posted by Forsedar View Post
    My guess would be mid-late October to be fair. I can't see it coming before that.
    They said November during the conference call, something BW afterwards claimed wasn't true but instead it would be released when it was ready, I'd still put my money on November though as EA is the boss but could very well be later judging by the tone of the BW answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alyssa View Post
    They said November during the conference call, something BW afterwards claimed wasn't true but instead it would be released when it was ready, I'd still put my money on November though as EA is the boss but could very well be later judging by the tone of the BW answer.
    You know what always confused me about gaming companies and the way they did the F2P switch? Why not allow people to pay if they want, or do the free route (before cash shop options are fully implemented etc) it would only be a win/win considering they'll either get a sub or won't. It's not like they'd be LOSING any money at all, unless of course they are secretly hoping people buy the game hoping it'll be good to get a "jump start" on leveling before F2P goes live.

  5. #645
    Quote Originally Posted by alturic View Post
    You know what always confused me about gaming companies and the way they did the F2P switch? Why not allow people to pay if they want, or do the free route (before cash shop options are fully implemented etc) it would only be a win/win considering they'll either get a sub or won't. It's not like they'd be LOSING any money at all, unless of course they are secretly hoping people buy the game hoping it'll be good to get a "jump start" on leveling before F2P goes live.
    If they did that they couldn't have a promotion sale of the remaining boxes and sell subscriptions with the promise of lots of cartel coins that they didn't actually put a relative value on yet.
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  6. #646
    I was first going to state that F2P was launching in November, but after checking their site for more information it says "Fall". That indicates before November no matter how you look at it, but that is why I said mid-late October since its merely a week or two less than what we originally anticipated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alturic View Post
    You know what always confused me about gaming companies and the way they did the F2P switch? Why not allow people to pay if they want, or do the free route (before cash shop options are fully implemented etc) it would only be a win/win considering they'll either get a sub or won't. It's not like they'd be LOSING any money at all, unless of course they are secretly hoping people buy the game hoping it'll be good to get a "jump start" on leveling before F2P goes live.
    That is how they're doing the current F2P option. You can pay the subscription fee for all content or you can purchase individual parts of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forsedar View Post
    I was first going to state that F2P was launching in November, but after checking their site for more information it says "Fall". That indicates before November no matter how you look at it, but that is why I said mid-late October since its merely a week or two less than what we originally anticipated.
    I'm not sure what strange part of the world you live in, but fall has hardly begun in October.

    The astronomical fall (Northern Hemisphere) begins Saturday, September 22, 2012, and ends Thursday, December 20, 2012

    The winter solstice is on Dec 21 - ie first day of winter. They basically have to have it out by Christmas. From a literal and good business stand point.

    edit: Maybe the spreadsheets keep you from finding your Farmer's Almanac.
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    I know Fall does not start in October, but I highly doubted that F2P would come out at the end of September since the new content is expected to be released in September.

    Just using estimations, we are supposed to be getting a big update in December that is not the F2P option. I picked up the halfway point between content releases which is around late October.

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    You know we are talking about Bioware and EA right?

    I don't know that it would be wise to try and go toe to toe with the first month of a WoW xpac. I would really like to see them target this for November. They need that time window to use F2P to snag people back before the holiday money disappears. Maybe somewhat selfish, as I know I will eb heavily involved until at least November and I want to enjoy the game fully with new features/content.

  10. #650
    I'm just trying to be realistic from a time standpoint. We'll see! Maybe F2P will launch closer to the new content (ala new levels) to show people how awesome 1-50 is and rope them into paying for the new levels in order to experience more of the story.

  11. #651
    Quote Originally Posted by Forsedar View Post
    I'm just trying to be realistic from a time standpoint. We'll see! Maybe F2P will launch closer to the new content (ala new levels) to show people how awesome 1-50 is and rope them into paying for the new levels in order to experience more of the story.
    Eh someone random predicted November, I don't even remember who at this point. Honestly I think the next patch with the new op, nightmare denova, and the new warzone will be end of sept/beginning of Octoberish. Then F2P End of Oct/Nov... then the new planet, extra levels, extended levels yatta yatta in December. But that's just my thoughts so take it with a grain of salt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forsedar View Post
    I'm just trying to be realistic from a time standpoint. We'll see! Maybe F2P will launch closer to the new content (ala new levels) to show people how awesome 1-50 is and rope them into paying for the new levels in order to experience more of the story.
    In some way or another I think what you said is the plan on BW/EA's side of things.

    Get them hooked or interested in the 1-50 content and all they can do with the enticement of paying for operations, more PVP and the extra 5 levels plus new planet.

    It could be great for the game if done right even in a F2P model.

  13. #653
    Quote Originally Posted by quras View Post
    In some way or another I think what you said is the plan on BW/EA's side of things.

    Get them hooked or interested in the 1-50 content and all they can do with the enticement of paying for operations, more PVP and the extra 5 levels plus new planet.

    It could be great for the game if done right even in a F2P model.
    I can't see them introducing extra levels without a new tier of raid to go along with it, that would probably be one of the worst things they could think of doing, not only does it make any previous raids obsolete it would leave raiders with no additional content to run at max level.

    So if they release a new raid now I'd venture a guess that the new planet won't be around until late December if it will be this year even. Although they have made one questionable decision after another when it comes to this game so who knows they might make that mistake as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arlee View Post
    Eh someone random predicted November, I don't even remember who at this point. Honestly I think the next patch with the new op, nightmare denova, and the new warzone will be end of sept/beginning of Octoberish. Then F2P End of Oct/Nov... then the new planet, extra levels, extended levels yatta yatta in December. But that's just my thoughts so take it with a grain of salt
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  15. #655
    Quote Originally Posted by edgecrusherO0 View Post
    Actually it comes from EA's conference call, although BW has in interviews claimed that it's not set in stone and will be released when ready some time in the fall.

    Our plan now is to pivot and provide a two-tiered pricing plan, which will make the game more accessible and grow the audience. The new pricing will go into effect in November.
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  16. #656
    Still sad that fools are welcoming this terrible change with open arms.

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  17. #657
    Quote Originally Posted by edgecrusherO0 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Alyssa View Post
    Actually it comes from EA's conference call, although BW has in interviews claimed that it's not set in stone and will be released when ready some time in the fall.
    Like I said I couldn't remember where exactly came from They haven't posted/officially announced the date yet so until then it's not in stone. And even then it could change though less likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argroth View Post
    Still sad that fools are welcoming this terrible change with open arms.

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    I'm happier that the "heat" is off TOR now as the herds, and hyenas that follow them, are swamping GW2 right now. Give Austin the space to work on a good conversion without everyone breathing down their necks.
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  19. #659
    I've quit because of the F2P announcement and I will be comming back just because it will be free. I mean as long as I can do few dailies and wz a week I dont mind. Won't spend a penny on sub or shop though, no way.

  20. #660
    Quote Originally Posted by SirRobin View Post
    I'm happier that the "heat" is off TOR now as the herds, and hyenas that follow them, are swamping GW2 right now. Give Austin the space to work on a good conversion without everyone breathing down their necks.
    The problem is, by the time they get this stuff going, nobody but the diehards will be left anyway, they are going to be fighting a huge uphill battle to regain players willing to spend money, I mean its a fairly average, MAYBE slightly above average game... Its not like they can just sit around months and months while they "work hard" on the conversion because their shining reputation will keep the game going in the meantime.

    The fact that the game is overseen by EA is a huge problem here, EA is notorious for yanking support from anything that doesn't turn into the biggest game of all time, if they don't get things going soon, there is only going to be like three interns left to do everything.

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