Normally I stay in our cocoon of sanity known as MMOc.
But every now and then I venture out into the official boards and turn on general chat.
My god. I almost quit yesterday just from looking into the endless void.
There are poster demanding that all f2p accounts be shoved onto a new server.
I assume the next part of their plan is to put them into camps and force them to do dailies until their characters are deleted and accounts thrown into mass Recycling Bins.
Then there's people demanding that f2p accounts have 0 access to WZs and FPs because "they aren't good" when before f2p people were complaining about other subscribers being "bad" It's like they've now got an agreed upon scape goat for every pvp match they lose or boss they wipe on.
The level of vitriol spewed at new players in fleet is baffling. "I don't have enough room on my bars. How do I fix?" is met with "Pay a subscription or gtfo of our game you free loader".
I don't think any payment model is going to fix the community. I really wish I hadn't looked. I feel like its a waste of time helping lift f2p restrictions without paying money/cartel coins if they are just going to be treated like lepers by the community.
Is anyone else noticing this?
Its going to kill the game faster than anything EA could ever do. I mean, I tried to explain that you need to be nice and help new players but they just kept going on and on about how "bad" f2p people are.