My guess would be mid-late October to be fair. I can't see it coming before that.
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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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.
Last edited by Kelimbror; 2012-08-30 at 04:56 PM.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last edited by Redblade; 2012-08-31 at 06:43 PM.
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.
Last edited by Redblade; 2012-08-31 at 06:52 PM.
Still sad that fools are welcoming this terrible change with open arms.
Please post constructively. - Cula
Last edited by Culadin; 2012-09-02 at 04:23 PM.
Sir Robin, the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot.
Who had nearly fought the Dragon of Angnor.
Who had almost stood up to the vicious Chicken of Bristol.
And who had personally wet himself, at the Battle of Badon Hill.
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.
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.