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Yeah, I'm at work and share the same fears. Suffice to say it's tantamount to Rebecca Black imho....I don't have much tolerance for 'internet celebrities'
Note to Mod: This is completely OT, but you can blame that guy/girl/thing's avatar. Not me.
Hey guys decided to poke my head after getting some vague info about this Preferred customer thingie. I love SW:TOR but didn't like the whole move to F2P and how previously subed players who were there from the start was gonna get screwed. I'm glad they decided to change their mind but I don't know if what they're offering will be enough for me to return. I'll check it out later esp what kind of stuff is offering in the Cartel store. I really hope they keep pay to win out of the game.
FYI don't get on me about the fact I don't already know what's in the Cartel Store if the info is out there. When I move on from a game I move on and don't troll the forums ranting about why I left so I don't know what was discussed. As I said I'll check out what is offering when I get in.
I think they have a great deal of work to do on the F2P model the current "nickel and dime" approach will lead to further loss of players.
I'm fine with restrictions for non subs but locking things like action bars and emotes makes no sense,i came back to a 44 BH with 2 bars...2...you know what that gets you ...dead well at least in pvp anyway. Is there a particular reason you have a legacy but can not show it unless you unlock it,or hide helm and unify colors,or titles this creates a divide that i have already seen ingame watching chat for 5 minutes. Some saying these are problems and those saying "don't like it Pay"...personally i would have not dropped my sub if i could (babies are expensive) and plan to soon enough,these are just things i see as becoming a problem and more of the "people still play this crap".
also im not sure if it is just a bug at this point but as "preferred" i have only 2 GTN slots and lost a cargo hold on my ship and my bag space got cut in half anyone else had this occur?
I saw your title, and was fully intending on coming here to deliver the verbal equivalent of a punch in the dick.
Just quick note - the quickbar restriction sucks ! seriously... whos fuc*ing idea was that? Anyway, will be subscribing back soon but still, I feel sorry for those who can't afford two or more mmos and still want to play SW but can't enjoy it because of this stupidity (no other way to call it)
Well, my serial-only account was actually registered less than a month ago, so I still had a few days of the "free 30" left. So as of now that account is Subscriber with all the perks - but with 0 Cartel coins. I am guessing that it would be Preferred if the free 30 had already expired. I would need a time machine to test it at this point.
No, they just don't have a clue. My account is preferred and I never payed the subscription, quit 3 weeks after i bought the game at launch.After an infinite wait on the phone support line I got a rep who told me that you must have subscribed for at least a month (via credit card or GTC) to be Preferred on the 15th. I will hold my non-sub account as is, to verify that this is in fact the case come Thursday.
I can live without all the little cosmetic things, the not being able to equip certain gear thing, the low cap on warzones/flashpoints, or to be restricted to 2 toons. That all is fine, but what I cannot for the life of me figure out is why on earth they restricted f2p accounts to 1 flipping skill bar... I've played quite a few other f2p mmo's over the years, and not one has had a restriction as asinine as locking you to 1 skill bar. If there was an ability to make macros it would be a whole other story, but as it stands it's pretty much demanding you spend even a little bit of money to be able to properly play.
Where can I see if I have the preferred status? I'm logged in at the web page right now looking at my account history but I cant find any info about preferred anywhere? I payed for superscription from start until late August or September I believe.
Also under Cartel Coins it says that 0 is my current balance, but at the same time below that there is a long list of subscriber rewards cartel coins that I have gotten and a balance that's over 1000 coins, what's up with that?
Anyone know if F2P accounts can actually post on the official forums? I was able to post earlier but now I can't for some reason...
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Despite my eager anticipation of the F2P release and being able to get back in the game a little bit, it's really disappointing to see just how badly they are going to nickle and dime non-subscribers. My account is Preferred, but the restrictions just creep over the line of ridiculous.
Don't get me wrong. I've played F2P games and I have no qualms with paying for most things, as they're generally vanity items or DLC's.
What caught me immediately with Swtor were the charges for UI features. Namely the fact that, even at Preferred, you have to Purchase additional Quick Action Bars beyond the two that everyone gets.
This is just... mind boggling.
It might seem like a little thing to some people, but it really says a lot about how far they are willing to reach to make you have to spend money on the littlest things.
This is where my fancy character signature would be, if I had one.