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41. Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Nov 1, 2012, 09:04 Creston
 
nin wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 23:09:
Quboid wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 22:53:
Fantaz wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 19:16:
"after the disaster of The Old Republic"... so it was a disaster after all?

That caught my eye too. I haven't heard much about TOR recently, which is pretty bad for any game but especially an MMO.

It's going from subscription to F2P in under a year. I'd call that a disaster.


And have you SEEN their F2P bullshit? F2P characters can't fucking SPRINT until level 15. The whole thing reeks of EAware going "Well FUCK! If none of you will pay for it, then I guess we'll go F2P, but we're gonna fuck you freeloading bastards over every single fucking chance we get!"

Nobody at EAware gets it. The point of F2P isn't to be an asshole against free players and to make sure that subscriptions are so much better, the point is to make the free players have fun so that they will WANT to spend money in your shop. Dicking them over with BS restrictions from the get-go, surprisingly, isn't going to do that.

I imagine the die-hard Star Wars fanbase is big enough to pay for the servers to keep running, but I doubt the whole thing is currently doing more than breaking even. I watched my buddy play again for a bit a few days back, and he was walking around completely empty wastelands, even in towns. And he says he's on one of the high population servers.

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