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Star Wars: The Old Republic Forum » General Discussion » Free to Play Restrictions list

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  User Deleted
11/20/12 2:02:23 AM#101
Originally posted by lizardbones

Had no idea you could buy all that stuff with in game credits.

You cant directly, you can buy it from GTN if someone else buys it and put it on GTN, but ive been monitoring GTN closely on my server from thursday and cheapest thing that appeared till now is "unlock inventory bar" and its listed at 580k. Everything that he lists costs 1,5kk creds and north of that. So if some subscriber didnt buy it for him and gave it to him (around 10kk worth/characterx2)...

So yah.

AND, 250k is a fortune for level 30, i certanly didnt have that much creds on lvl 30 EVER.

So if someone had a plan to grind credits to unlock stuff - good luck lol, unles you pay RM - no go.

  Z3R01

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11/20/12 5:00:58 AM#102
Originally posted by mikahr
Originally posted by Z3R01

I'm playing this game with my small son and we are level 30 atm and both of us unlocked speeder Section X, Titles, crew slot and inventory space all with in game credits while playing. 

Really? With 250k credit limit?

My limit is slightly higher since i owned the game on release. I believe its 350k

But on Shadow lands NA pve server I purchased Section X for 120k credits and some of the others around 200-250k.

I have a knack for making money in MMOs.

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  Z3R01

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11/20/12 5:03:15 AM#103
Originally posted by mikahr
Originally posted by lizardbones

Had no idea you could buy all that stuff with in game credits.

You cant directly, you can buy it from GTN if someone else buys it and put it on GTN, but ive been monitoring GTN closely on my server from thursday and cheapest thing that appeared till now is "unlock inventory bar" and its listed at 580k. Everything that he lists costs 1,5kk creds and north of that. So if some subscriber didnt buy it for him and gave it to him (around 10kk worth/characterx2)...

So yah.

AND, 250k is a fortune for level 30, i certanly didnt have that much creds on lvl 30 EVER.

So if someone had a plan to grind credits to unlock stuff - good luck lol, unles you pay RL - no go.

its easy to make Credits.

SWTOR is insanely top heavy with a ton of lazy high levels.

I've sold blue and purple items on the Ah for 50-150k each.

 

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  Z3R01

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11/20/12 5:04:55 AM#104
Originally posted by OG_Zorvan
Originally posted by lizardbones

 


Originally posted by Z3R01
SWTOR f2p is a 1-50 trial.

 

Honestly if you just want to level up you get 100% access to all missions and classes.

Sounds like a good deal if you ask me.

If you're feeling the squeeze while leveling with the action bar limit or the missing crew slot (crafting) you can easily buy those out of the AH with in game credits.

 

I get the complaints, SWTOR f2p is impossible to enjoy as a free player if you want to be a "Serious endgame player" but I think that is EA/Biowares intention. They give you the choice of leveling for free while dipping into the shop to reduce the restrictions and once at endgame if you really like the game you subscribe.

 

I'm playing this game with my small son and we are level 30 atm and both of us unlocked speeder Section X, Titles, crew slot and inventory space all with in game credits while playing.




This has been known about since they first announced any detailed information on the F2P transition. The repeatable 'end game' content would cost money. The story lines would be free. Anyone who is a serious 'end game' player is not going to balk at spending the money.

I think there are a lot of whiners looking for a target and a lot of people who expect that they should get everything for nothing.

** edit **
Had no idea you could buy all that stuff with in game credits.

 

You can't. For example, you try to upgrade your inventory or cargo slots, and you get hit with a big "sales" pop-up which informs you ONLY subscribers can use credits to expand.

Ive used cartel items bought off the market... my son just grabbed the unify colors unlock and used it. He's not on a preferred account like I am. he's completely free.

 

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  Nitth

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11/20/12 5:11:07 AM#105

Most annoying one for me is 3 loot roles a week....i think if they lifted that i could be...'carefully content' with the f2p restrictions.


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  moguy2

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Wish I had something positive to say =(

11/20/12 5:13:19 AM#106
Pandas,...Its all about the pandas,....
  zzx81

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11/20/12 6:20:09 AM#107

Do people even know what free players serve as in a mmorpg. They are needed so that your servers actively have players online playing so that it wont feel like a dead server and that will cause more players to leave making it more dead. Aint that`s why the reason EA bring F2P in, because the population is getting real low that existing players have difficulty looking for other players whether PVE or PVP wise.

Then making ex-players (preferred status) still having limitations on credits / limit FP &OPs / UI block / Purple gear block are just going to make them give up the idea of coming back to this game.

Yes you are correct, free loader players have no right to complain or demand more should be given to them. But for them they can just leave and go to another True Free to Play MMO. The only damage is to your own server population, because you implement a F2P option yet the playerbase is still low, go ask yourself the reason why.

If you wanna generate revenue from free players via cashshop. sell NON game breaking functions/ vanity items in the cash shop.

Subscribers could even have the privillege of getting those items thru in-game credits and all functions unlocked. So you will entice both subscriber & free players.

if you make core gameplay so limiting, free players wont even bother staying around to buy your other vanity or convenience items.

Having less slots inventory wise or bank or cargohold is ok, but not totally having no slot.

Having a credits cap on free players is ok but on players who have payed real money?? (prefered status) and having such a low cap, how are they going to buy for example a cash shop item in the Auction (GTN) which i predict some will be more than 350k. 

Buy a function to equip purple items? WTF

Buy a function to have more quick slots? 2 x WTF

Later access to mount/sprint, higher vendor price, lower xp gain, longer travel cooldown are all valid as they belong to convenience catergory. So if you want convenience pay to your needs.

 

  Smikis

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11/20/12 6:24:14 AM#108

that feature list doesnt include one of main points, you cannot choose ehalf quest rewards, completed only few quests but in all of them i was locked out of choosing certain items, one group quest locked me out of quest reward all together,

you already gimped in all those instance limits, and roll limits, now you cant choose certain rewards, or in some qeusts choose any rewards at all..

  eycel

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11/20/12 6:25:43 AM#109

I think the most funny thing would be if they left space missions on there for free to play!

  lizardbones

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11/20/12 6:34:06 AM#110


Originally posted by Smikis
that feature list doesnt include one of main points, you cannot choose ehalf quest rewards, completed only few quests but in all of them i was locked out of choosing certain items, one group quest locked me out of quest reward all together,

you already gimped in all those instance limits, and roll limits, now you cant choose certain rewards, or in some qeusts choose any rewards at all..




Being locked out of 'premium' rewards has been done before. It's not really a new thing. Being locked out of all the rewards kind of blows though. There should always be a tier of rewards that free players can choose from, even if it's a lower tier than the paying players.

For every large, complex problem, there is a simple, clear solution that also happens to be absolutely wrong.

  lizardbones

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I've become dependent upon spell check. My apologies for stupid grammatical errors.

11/20/12 6:36:40 AM#111


Originally posted by Z3R01

Originally posted by mikahr

Originally posted by Z3R01 I'm playing this game with my small son and we are level 30 atm and both of us unlocked speeder Section X, Titles, crew slot and inventory space all with in game credits while playing. 
Really? With 250k credit limit?
My limit is slightly higher since i owned the game on release. I believe its 350k

But on Shadow lands NA pve server I purchased Section X for 120k credits and some of the others around 200-250k.

I have a knack for making money in MMOs.




Oi! That's the server I'm on! I'll have to check the GTN to see if there's anything I can unlock.

:-)

For every large, complex problem, there is a simple, clear solution that also happens to be absolutely wrong.

  User Deleted
11/20/12 6:59:49 PM#112
Originally posted by lizardbones

 

Oi! That's the server I'm on! I'll have to check the GTN to see if there's anything I can unlock.

:-)

 

And? What have you unlocked?

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