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Questions & Answers  » should i buy cartel coins or should i buy subscription?

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OP  11/16/12 8:18:17 PM#1

hello guys i am hoping you guys will help me out . i am a casual player .i mostly play mmo in my holidays from university .so you can call me a casual player(let me explain casual term that applies to me  .i get holidays when my semester ends or my dgree program ends during that time i play alot but during my study period i dont play at all ) .so my question is should i buy monthly subscriptions or should i buy cartel points to unlock stuff ? which one will be more benefical ? 

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  ereyethirn

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11/16/12 8:22:33 PM#2
I'm not hating on the game in saying this (in fact I have had some great times with tor) but their ftp system is ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE! There is so much stuff which you have to buy which is pretty much essential to playing the game. Its a smart idea making it free to play but making it extremely annoying unless you subscribe, however it'll piss off alot of people. But for a casual gamer it is a pretty fun game just if you're gonna play subscribe.
  Ridelynn

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Joined: 12/19/10
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11/16/12 8:25:05 PM#3

Subscription usually ends up being cheaper if you plan to stick with the game.

To get all the same features with Cartel Coins - yes, you can buy it as you use it, but it gets really expensive really fast if you try to get ~everything~ to make it comparable.

That being said - it really depends on you and your playstyle. If you only have time to play one or two nights, or just want to run through the stories (ala single player) Cartel Coins may be better.

My wife plays actively (and has since release). I played when it first came out, but once I got through a couple of stories I dropped my sub. I plan on loading my account so my kid can play with mom, but probably not subbing the second account.

  Lugors

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Joined: 10/06/12
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11/16/12 8:28:40 PM#4
If you want to play, you proably need to sub again.  The unlocks on the free trial are very prohibtive in price and you will get better value paying for a month and quiting than getting nickled and dimed on the free trial.
  eddieg50

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Joined: 6/22/05
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11/16/12 8:28:58 PM#5
I think if you are a casual player and TOR is a great casual player game, I would just buy Cartel coins, although you may want to sub for one month to get preferred status. Play for free for a bit , get used to the feel of the game, and if you find yourself wanting to buy a huge amount of Cartel coins just sub
  odinsrath

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11/16/12 8:29:25 PM#6

well..you only get cartel coin once a month or so im told..450pts ...and that wont get you much of anything because atm alot of the stuff is pretty highly priced ..so you will HAVE to buy more coins if yur wanting something like a special mount or skins even with paying monthly ..so lets say you want a skin pac..that skin pac costs 1045 pts ..you could either wait 3 months or pay for more points...but waiting that long for a skin is a loong wait..by then they woulda already put up something differant by then lol

its EA ..they will not give this stuff out for cheap..

  Quicksand

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11/16/12 8:39:52 PM#7

I have an active sub account and my wife did not resub so hers in at prefered status. The most obvious dif between the two are cosmetic things, like Hide hood slot and unify uniform colors. The most glaring issues in gameplay would come from the limited hotbars, character slots and lowered exp gain.

 

I think the best thing for you is to look at what all the restrictions are and decide how many you can unluck for your account that would make the game playable for you and compare that price to a sub fee. (the sub fee, if you play more than one character and all the cosmetic things are important to you, is by far cheaper).

 

If you want to PvP or raid (Opps) then there is no question, you need to sub.

 

I think the biggest problem people are having accepting the F2P option is they are not seeing it for what it is, its not the game turned free, it is offering an option to log in and play for free with the option to add things you come across you want added for a price thats less than the sub.

 

For me, the market has added things for me (like a hooded robe for my Sith warrior at lvl 15 instead of waiting to get a hood at 31) that are a bonus to my sub. Also allowing me to get my wife to log in from time to time (she won't pay a sub because she only plays once a weekend).

 

Anyway, hope some of that helps.

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OP  11/17/12 12:31:28 AM#8
Originally posted by Quicksand

I have an active sub account and my wife did not resub so hers in at prefered status. The most obvious dif between the two are cosmetic things, like Hide hood slot and unify uniform colors. The most glaring issues in gameplay would come from the limited hotbars, character slots and lowered exp gain.

 

I think the best thing for you is to look at what all the restrictions are and decide how many you can unluck for your account that would make the game playable for you and compare that price to a sub fee. (the sub fee, if you play more than one character and all the cosmetic things are important to you, is by far cheaper).

 

If you want to PvP or raid (Opps) then there is no question, you need to sub.

 

I think the biggest problem people are having accepting the F2P option is they are not seeing it for what it is, its not the game turned free, it is offering an option to log in and play for free with the option to add things you come across you want added for a price thats less than the sub.

 

For me, the market has added things for me (like a hooded robe for my Sith warrior at lvl 15 instead of waiting to get a hood at 31) that are a bonus to my sub. Also allowing me to get my wife to log in from time to time (she won't pay a sub because she only plays once a weekend).

 

Anyway, hope some of that helps.

that are some excellent suggestions .i will look into them

  User Deleted
 
OP  11/17/12 12:34:51 AM#9
Originally posted by odinsrath

well..you only get cartel coin once a month or so im told..450pts ...and that wont get you much of anything because atm alot of the stuff is pretty highly priced ..so you will HAVE to buy more coins if yur wanting something like a special mount or skins even with paying monthly ..so lets say you want a skin pac..that skin pac costs 1045 pts ..you could either wait 3 months or pay for more points...but waiting that long for a skin is a loong wait..by then they woulda already put up something differant by then lol

its EA ..they will not give this stuff out for cheap..

yup you get 500 cartel points but most of the restrictions are lifted with sub fees .so i think i will go with sub  fees as i get full months holidays when my semester ends .i will evaluate my needs from time to time 

  Urvan

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11/17/12 12:48:19 AM#10
I'd definitely say sub, you get about just as much cartel coins for subbing as you would if you were buying them for around the same price and you get your restrictions lifted so you can spend them on other things like coemetics OR you could save them til you cancel your sub and then lift certain restrictions with them.  Either way you get a month of care free, no restrictions gaming on SWTOR.  Shame you didn't consider it before the F2P cus they gave out bonus cartel coins for anyone who usbbed before it, even if it was a day before like me, I managed to gain 500 extra just by resubbing and cus I had Collectors I also have 1k which will do me nicely should I drop my sub as I'm pretty sure 1.5k will alot of restrictions, heh.



  User Deleted
 
OP  11/17/12 7:31:13 PM#11
Originally posted by Urvan
I'd definitely say sub, you get about just as much cartel coins for subbing as you would if you were buying them for around the same price and you get your restrictions lifted so you can spend them on other things like coemetics OR you could save them til you cancel your sub and then lift certain restrictions with them.  Either way you get a month of care free, no restrictions gaming on SWTOR.  Shame you didn't consider it before the F2P cus they gave out bonus cartel coins for anyone who usbbed before it, even if it was a day before like me, I managed to gain 500 extra just by resubbing and cus I had Collectors I also have 1k which will do me nicely should I drop my sub as I'm pretty sure 1.5k will alot of restrictions, heh.

well it saved me from buying the game .so in other words i would had got the same coins if i had spent money than . i am gonna sub next month when i get salary