As for content, they had a lot of it but as you said, it was released with the expansions. Those were A LOT bigger than wow expansions, though.
I look at it this way: while wow releases smaller expansions, they update them ever so often with new content.
GW Just throws everything at you at once.
Content-wise, GW probably had the fastest incremental updates of any online rpg I've ever seen.
I wish they had a constant free trial going, it's dumb that you have to be invited for it.
its not free to play, its more like trial, since you cant get more than 15 lvls
This doesn't fill me with a great deal of optimism.
I'm aware that F2P models can, and have worked out well, but when you consider the vast resources that went into the production of this game without it being designed with alternate monetisation methodology in mind, it seems fairly unlikely that they will be able to 'tack on' a workable solution to provide the income necessary to maintain such an ambitious project.
I played the game at launch for just over a week, and decided it wasn't my cup of tea, but I sincerely hope they manage to make it work; competition in the MMO genre can only ever be a good thing.
I just love the subtelty of MMO-Champ. The first news i see on main page about SW about it going free to play!
Regarding the news itself, they are lost and clueless. And keeping like this ofc the game will sink definitively.
I don't think that's an option now though. They'll probably go freemium, with people still having the opportunity to pay 15 a month for added storage space, character slots, free transfers, xp potions. Stuff like that.
Bioware or EA announced that if they got 300k subscribers, or something close to that, then they would make a profit. At the moment they are at 800k subs. So if they take another big loss then you can say the sky is falling.
Unfortunately, they released SWTOR to early, it was still a Beta product. I bought the Collectors Edition on July 22, got into the pre-lease Dec 13 and just played out my time, because my computer couldnt really handle the game and it had to many bugs (I still loved the story and wanted to play still). I came back to get the Founder medal and the game played a whole lot better, but it still had a lot of bugs and still missing many features it should have started with.
I bought a month and my Brother bought me another month for my birthday. I left again do to some of the same bugs, some new bugs, and the nerfing of my classes (I still loved the storylines).
I just wished they waited another year to fine tune the game before release. I still think the storylines are awesome. This is the first game that I liked grouping with people and actually tried to group with people outside of dungeons or whatever they are called.
I would play this game again if it went F2P.
I probably wouldn't buy anything from the cash shop though.
I bought it day it came out, played two months off and on, and will never pay for a month of this game again, but I LOVED the single player aspects of the questing/campaign and would definetly play it and possibly even buy things in the cash shop if it was free to play, and that is what I said in the goodbye letter thing they make you fill out when you unsub.
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AWESOME GAME ..but they really messed up the end game and pvp . The leveling is awesome much better then any game IMO but they should have know the end game keeps people playing and they really screwed up on that .
Except they don't, and neither did 99% of the swtor fanbase, or the rift fanbase. or AOC's, or aion's, or WAR
We all knew it was gonna happen, the question is when. My bet is early to mid next year.
it was only a matter of time all the people that jumped over from other mmo's would jump back once they hit max level with not much to do, i mean lets face it nomatter how many times its said about wow killers the only real wow killer would be wow2, Or some other materpiece from blizzard like titan maybe.