Back in the good old days, when you had a game where you had to pay to unlock even the most basic features, we called that a demo.
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Last edited by NatePsychotic; 2012-12-09 at 06:44 PM.
They prey on the idiotic who can't do math and don't know the true value of things and kids with daddies credit card. It's an evil, greedy and dick move.
Its especially amazing how so many gamers just back up this dick move explaining that it is a good move for the company. But its a bad move for YOU the player, even if they "invest back into the game" it's just gonna be to pull more dick moves and to make more money off of valueless junk like the flight suits they have in the cartel market.
30% xp reduction is what turned me away. its not like its great and smooth fun in swtor to level - it can be quite painful. they had a chance to improve leveling with legacy but with single character 30% exploration xp bonus unlocks, they, in my opinion failed horribly. only reason that attracted me to swtor was leveling and story. and when it is a slight pain to do when subscriber it became total hell for me with the reduced xp. normally you could skip some planets and most of the bonus series or do them all and level on planet with level range 4-5 below your character level so leveling could be nice and smooth. but with f2p it is just a fucking nightmare.
I'm happy to point out a number of F2P/freemium MMO's with fair cash shops if you'd like, because what he's talking about only exists within the most niche of niche F2P games, and in terrible mobile/social "games". You don't find it in big title MMO's, not even SWTOR approaches being as bad as what he says.
And yes, executives say stupid shit like this to investors all the time, it's not uncommon. The good part is that things never go quite so far, as studio heads push back very hard when they know something as boneheaded as this will likely destroy a game.
if you do the main story plot line on all the planets and some of the side quests in the hubs you should easily stay within a level or two of the minimum required level for each planet. if you do all of the side quests (not counting heroics) you will most likely stay within the recommended level of planets the entire trip to 50. if you do all of the heroics + side quests and the bonus series you will most likely be levels ahead. i havent done a single heroic or bonus series on my jedi consular and just landed on voss at level 46.
to each their own, if you dont enjoy the f2p model thats fine. i will however disagree with just about any notion that its terrible. you can experience 2 different class stories for the low low price of nothing. the stories themselves are worth the price. im sure ill be chastised and labeled an EA supported but the f2p model, in my honest opinion, was for the most part created to get people to instead pay the $15 a month.
I wasted few hours re downloading and installing SWTOR for this free to play and sadly it took me 30 minutes to log out and leave it eat some more dust again ,
as much as i love Star wars itself , i don't like this game , i dunno why :S
Actually, it really does with the limit on medical probes. The game is nothing but corridors filled with enemies that are difficult, if not impossible, to evade if one isn't playing a stealth class. Unlike WoW, where there's no on-site rez but enemies are bypassable in ghost form, not having medical probes can mean the loss of a significant chunk of time as one has to fight through respawns just to return to where one died.I'm happy to point out a number of F2P/freemium MMO's with fair cash shops if you'd like, because what he's talking about only exists within the most niche of niche F2P games, and in terrible mobile/social "games". You don't find it in big title MMO's, not even SWTOR approaches being as bad as what he says.
So the rationale for charging for medical probes is the exact same one used to justify charging for reloads in that quote.
As responding to Kitty's post that you quoted, yes all players CAN experience it. Unfortunately RNG may play a factor in whether all players WILL experience it. Something TOR needs to fix is the inability to choose which WZs you want to participate in.
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League of Legends are about the only ones who did F2P right. Where you can unlock everything free but pay if you want things faster.
If you're losing an argument, insult their grammar/spelling.