Star Wars: The Old Republic going f2p this fall

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  1. AlanJohn
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    Yes, you heard that right. I bet you're really surprised by this, and absolutely nobody ever expected this to happen due to the major success of TOR. Ok, sarcasm away, EA has announced that BioWares MMO 'Star Wars: The Old Republic' is going to become Free-to-play this fall.



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  2. Skelletonike

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    Took them long enough, but this outcome was inevitable... The game is ok-ish, but not something I'd pay monthly to play.
     
  3. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    Awesome, I've been wanting to play this game but nowadays paying a monthly fee for a MMO is a bit ridiculous.

    I've heard average things about it but I'd rather see for myself.
     
  4. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    EA: "We are altering the subscription model. Pray we don't alter it any further."
     
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  5. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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    I have alot of friends i wont be seeing this fall then...
     
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  6. Clarky

    Clarky Don't you know who I think I am?

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    June-Play till level 15

    Fall-Play till level 50

    Next Year-EA pay you to play

    silly unfunny stuff aside, I maybe convinced to try this now, hope to find some of you guys on there
     
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  7. Janthran

    Janthran Solarian

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    This is what should have been done to Lego Universe.
     
  8. Xuphor

    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    I hate Star Wars, but I remember being in the Beta for this game. Even as a Star Wars hater, it was pretty fun for a standard hotkey driven MMO. I also remember thinking if it went FTP, I'd get back into it (I never bought it). Too bad they are making it FtP after Guild Wars 2 comes out.
     
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  9. shakirmoledina

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    does f2p mean free to play or free too (and) premium
     
  10. Celice

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    Yeah, is this gonna be free to download and install or the game still required to be paid for? Their wording could be better, like saying there's no longer a monthly fee to play in addition to the cost of purchasing a game.
     
  11. clonesniper666

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    Just wanna say have fun downloading the 25+ gigs of data that this game uses. I will have to reinstall the game once it goes F2P since I bought it on launch and never really played that much of it but what I did play was really fun but the story is more single player driven, so a monthly fee did not seem right for this game. Too bad a lot of people have already stopped playing the game, hopefully this action will bring more people into the game.
     
  12. RupeeClock

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    Not even a full year and they'll be going free to play.

    Not that this'll actually help the game's cause, the reason people aren't playing it wasn't because it was expensive or anything, it's because nobody wanted to play it for more than a month or two, compared to WoW.

    They took the completely wrong approaches to how to handle an MMO, longevity is the key thing here.
     
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    Huh, i was interested in the game. Guess I can try it out now.
     
  14. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

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    You still gotta buy the actual game, it's just that a subscription fee will be optional now.
    Will go on sale for $14.99 with a free month subscription in August.

    Still wouldn't do it. I've seen everything I need to see from Youtube.
     
  15. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Next game to go F2P-Freemium: Diablo III

    :tpi:
     
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  16. chavosaur

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    Hmm, Well I never was a big star wars fan so i guess I will end up staying away from it. I will stick to Minecraft :tpi:
     
  17. Skelletonike

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    25GB isn't that much for some big mmo's nowadays, I remember having to download 50GB for a mmo a few months back (don't recall which tho), seeing as internet speed keeps increasing a lot lately those sizes don't mean much (like when I was a kid a 30MB game was something massive and I needed to use several floppy disks to even install it. .-.
     
  18. RupeeClock

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    The reason it's so big in the first place is just because of all of the voice acting they put in.
    Pretty much every generic quest is given full VA work, receiving your generic kill X monsters or fetch Y items quest has never been so immersive!
     
  19. DragorianSword

    DragorianSword GBAtemp's #1 Gunter

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    Yes! I will try this one for sure.
    I'm getting bored of LOTRO by now.
     
  20. SpaceJump

    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    Great! I always wanted to try this out. Diablo 3 is getting boring anyway.