Star Wars: The Old Republic F2P Next Month

BioWare's Dr. Ray Muzyka took to the stage at E3 to announce plans for Star Wars: the Old Republic, their Star Wars MMORPG. He unveils plans to add more PvP warzones, more challenging group- and higher-level content (including a new version of hardcore mode), new companion characters, player-requested features, and more to the game over the coming year. He caps things off by announcing plans for limited free-to-play support, saying beginning in July, everyone will be able to play the game up to level 15 for free.
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Jun 4, 2012, 16:54
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That's the problem, even if they player base surges, those who are higher then 15 (more like the 30-40 range like my character) are still in empty zones without enough people to do all the damn heroics that are filling up more then half of my quest journal.
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I think folks are just getting tired of mmos...

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So, F2P, yet P2W? No, thanks.

Not to mention that this doesn't change anything; the game will still be boring.
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Jun 4, 2012, 17:01
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Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic F2P Support Coming Jun 4, 2012, 17:01
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Dear EA...

this is not F2P, F2P stands for "free to play", that means you play a game without paying. By your understanding, the Mass Effect 3 Demo means the game is F2P, because, you know, you don't pay for playing it!...

Or why not download the new Batman Arkham City F2P version?

Playing up to level 15 without time limitation is called "a demo", as much as having 3 days of "beta" access two weeks before release, when the game is long in manufacturing is not a beta, it's a demo, a trial, at the very most a stresstest...

Does "F2P" and "Beta" really sell so well that they have to tag it on every demo these days?
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Jun 4, 2012, 17:03
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this is not F2P, F2P stands for "free to play", that means you play a game without paying.

WOW does the same thing, but I'm not sure they call it that...

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deqer wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 16:59:
So, F2P, yet P2W? No, thanks.

Actually, there is no P2W here, as you can't buy overpowering ingame items that give you an unfair advantage, compared to, let's say, Everquest 2 (buying self-rez potions). This is just a demo, level 15 in a game like that is like offering the first three stages of a Jump & Run with 30 levels.
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Jun 4, 2012, 17:13
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nin wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 17:03:
this is not F2P, F2P stands for "free to play", that means you play a game without paying.

WOW does the same thing, but I'm not sure they call it that...


Yeah, this isn't F2P, this is a free trial, that almost all monthly fee MMOs introduce after their first few months. WoW has one, Rift has one... nothing F2P about it.
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Jun 4, 2012, 17:21
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Meh, it will be nice to be able to login and see things at least. Would be nice if they allowed people with lvl 50 characters to still login and play but not earn anything like valor or daily commendations.

I think my jedi is still under lvl 15, I guess I can boot it up and try and once 1.3 arrives.
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Jun 4, 2012, 17:26
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Blizzard absolutely calls WoW FREE TO PLAY* on all their advertisements.





*Up to level 20
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This title's a bit misleading. A trial up to level 15 is hardly F2P.
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EA Louse took an enormous amount of shit from Bioware fanboys, but everything he said about this game in 2010 rings true today.
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F SWTOR
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The Half Elf wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 16:54:
That's the problem, even if they player base surges, those who are higher then 15 (more like the 30-40 range like my character) are still in empty zones without enough people to do all the damn heroics that are filling up more then half of my quest journal.

Just phuck the heroics. They may yield decent XP but in the time spent looking for a group you will make 2x the amount of XP doing regular quests.

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Jun 4, 2012, 17:46
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I never played WoW, so it's all new to me. I've put 100 hours in SWTOR in the last 40 days. I don't think it's boring.
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Jun 4, 2012, 17:52
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Ignoring the "F2P" label, at least they finally took this step. The constant "free weekends" were annoying. Now if someone wants to give the game a try, they can do so at their own pace, rather than only getting a couple days to check it out.
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jacobvandy wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 17:26:
Blizzard absolutely calls WoW FREE TO PLAY* on all their advertisements.
*Up to level 20

Yeah, I was about to mention that. It seems strange that publishers of premium MMOs want to misappropriate the term "free to play". When I hear free to play I just think it's low quality and supported by constant microtransactions. I'd be much more interested in a "free trial" or "demo".
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Nacelle wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 17:46:
I never played WoW, so it's all new to me. I've put 100 hours in SWTOR in the last 40 days. I don't think it's boring.

Congratulations? You managed to somehow avoid one of the biggest shifts in gaming for a good decade until most of the big ones still standing had gone free to play (D&D, LotR, City of Heroes, Everquest) then decided on one of the only new ones to still require a monthly fee...
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Jun 4, 2012, 17:57
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Nacelle wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 17:46:
I never played WoW, so it's all new to me. I've put 100 hours in SWTOR in the last 40 days. I don't think it's boring.
Nice post history. Not at all suspect.
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"everyone" you should be ashamed, get a real job.
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nin wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 16:59:
I think folks are just getting tired of mmos...

Nah, just tired of the standard fomrulas. I've been enjoying the hell out of GW2 so far and am amped for this weekend's coming test. Down with the sickness!

Oh yeah, and this thing will be fully F2P before too much longer anyway. It was obvious from day one.

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