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Star Wars: The Old Republic December Launch; Pricing Details

The official website for Star Wars: The Old Republic announces BioWare's Star Wars MMORPG will launch on December 20, 2011 in North America, and on December 22nd in Europe, noting that those who preorder the game and register on the website will be eligible for early game access. "This is an incredible moment for everyone at BioWare and our partners at LucasArts who have dedicated their lives to build this extraordinary game," says BioWare co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka. "We appreciate the patience from the millions of fans who have been waiting for the games release." The game comes with a 30 day subscription, and they outline the fees that are required to play after that:

  • 1 Month Subscription: $14.99 (8.99/12.99)
  • 3 Month Subscription: $13.99 per month (one-time charge of $41.97/25.17/35.97)
  • 6 Month Subscription: $12.99 per month (one-time charge of $77.94/46.14/65.94

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56. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic December Launch; Pricing Details Sep 25, 2011, 17:27 wtf_man
 
Well... it's not so much the price, as it is "the price for the same over-saturated and genre-stale shit".

I used to love MMOs, but the genre needs a Paradigm Shift forward in game play mechanics, before I'd resort to paying a fee or doing major transactions, again.

I'm hoping Guild Wars 2 Dynamic Events will be that "Paradigm Shift". ...and the beauty of it is that there is no subscription fee for that game... so the risk is minimal.

Seriously, I've "paid to play" so many incomplete, overly-buggy, status-quo MMO's, that I'm sick to death of them, and I obviously feel that they are a "rip-off". I absolutely refuse to "pay-to-beta" anymore.

Now, I'm not saying SW:TOR will be low quality garbage... but as I said before, there are design decisions that they made, and that I disagree with strongly enough, that I wouldn't give them a dime until I tried their game first.

So, I guess I'll wait for a (Post-Launch) free trial offer.

/shrug
 
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