SWTOR gives no reason for the changes, or even a modicum of explanation. In fact some changes they just spring on people, hoping they don't notice until it's too late. Have to subscribe at launch of F2P to receive cartel coins sond familiar? I'm still angry about that. Cathar being a Cartel Market item only? No explanation, but added a threat that no future races would be made unless people buy it.
Blizzard doesn't say they aren't going to do a feature anymore, then turn around and hold the feature for cash ransom.
And while it's a little lackluster for an expansion to only increase the level cap by 5 and add one new planet, it's still only $10. It's not a huge amount of content, and the price reflects that.
Also, even if they do add new races, it's not like the game starts off any differently, and there won't be any difference between a Cathar character and any other when it comes to actually playing the game. Why all the fuss?
"So yeah, I mean, so he killed some people...but they were bad people, so it's not really a terrible thing right?"
Last edited by Kelimbror; 2013-01-03 at 06:29 PM.
Honestly, save yourself the grief and just enjoy the game for what it is, not for what it might be at some point (or not).
"All his life has he looked away... to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing."
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Obviously I somehow meant to link murder to video game content. I mean clearly that's what I was doing. Clearly. I wasn't using a similar syntax and clause construction to show how it was excusing the company...that would make too much sense to be what I was actually doing!
*I realize some people will base opinions on anything at all... but I was referring to logical people not the other people
This whole "soon" crap makes me hate F2P even more, you know a lot of these things were pushed back just because Bioware gave up and went F2P.
Now any of these things coming "soon" are going to be continually slow because they keep making crap for the cartel market.
Just goes to show when a game goes F2P quality, quantity and just overall devotion goes down. It's all because people will line up for crap then actually demand content. People spending $100 or more in the cartel market are not helping the game move on it's just encouraging them to make more crap and validating them on their laziness to bring in these other features that were supposed to be free (Makeb and I can pretty much confidently say they will make people pay for Cathar)
When people encourage pidly crap that's what they will make and all the while content will suffer.
What games are you talking about? SWTOR wasn't releasing shit for content before the transition anyways, so how is this a change at all? Yes, it's a total money-grab and it's bad behavior, but SWTOR's transition is far from indicative of f2p transitions on the whole. It's rather unique in that it's uniquely shitty.
As a free update it would of been amazing as an "expansion" and even a DLC, it seems fairly lackluster.
When I first heard about makeb I was starting to get bored of the game but when they announced it I was like "Now We're talking!" a free level cap raise, a whole new planet and a continuation of my class story!
Then it kinda fell off the face of the earth and I started hearing rumors about F2P. Then the darkness came, it swallowed up all their plans, whittled them down and slapped a price tag on all of it. I was sad, the game I thought was going places seemed to die in one fell swoop. I unsubbed. I'm now checking over the corpse to see if there is any life/light left. My search is not going well.
RIP the original swtor. Now all we have left is this F2P mess.
F2P games just don;t have the drive to create content (that isn't small and has a rediculous price on everything) that subbed games do. Subbed games have to work to keep everyone playing. F2P games and especially ones with cas shops (i.e. most) only have to worry about satisfying thier cash cows while throwing scraps to anything else, and that usually means awful cosmetic items or overprced reskins and other such junk.
Seriously, this notion that F2P games don't need to create actual content, and can get away with only making cash shop items is so patently false and ludicrous that I can't believe people actually believe that nonsense.