AGAINST MY BETTER JUDGEMENT, I tried the free 2 play model of SWTOR. A little peer pressure was involved but I won't directly blame others for my short comings LOL.
This game is awesome for children who are trying their first mmo, or rpg. You can complete your storyline quests among the many other kill quests offered, group with friends and raid / operate (Operations lol?) every so often.
Even the community isn't so bad... at least, on the Role Playing server. Stil a less mature crowd then I would like to see but I'm not too picky since I mostly play with friends, or alone, which is stil what the game is designed towards in terms of completing your personal story.
Most of the stuff you have to pay for (if not subscribed) are overpriced and should have been included in the F2P version anyway. I'm sure there is a list out there with the options for the non lazy folks who want to find out. Value-wise it seems a better idea to sub then any other option, that is, if you want more then 2 quickbars etc.. LOL.
I am well aware of the effects of inflation and that $15 ain't what it used to be but, I still hold the opinion that none of these MMO's are giving us the value we deserve. Actually, a better way to put it is that, the MMO space and, even to an extent the single player RPG PC space are not where they should be in terms of game design. If statistics are true, then most gamers are veterans now and so I believe tactics like starting us with training lightsabers and rusty swords is outdated.
I know, I'm being redundant I'll just linky the Oliver Twist blog.
Until Next Time!