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  vtravi

Hard Core Member

Joined: 5/25/08
Posts: 226

 
OP  2/24/13 2:29:10 AM#1

I am looking to come back very casually. So I have questions on the f2p stuff.

1. I know all the class quests are free but are all the planet quests free. In the store I can't seem to find quest packs. I figured there would be a Tantooine pack where you get all the quests and instances in that area for $10 or so.

2. It says you have limited acess as a prefered player to instances. What is the limit? I see that I can by instance access for $5 a week. But without buying I jumped into the first instance and it seemed to let me do it.

3. Is there an option to duel spec. I prefer to tank in instances but I want to dps for quests, is this possible?

4. In the store there seem to be these packs where you get 24 of something with 1 rare. What are these? It sounds like a card game where you open the pack and are sure to get 1 rare card.

I think that is all for now thx in advance

  rojoArcueid

Elite Member

Joined: 8/13/09
Posts: 5693

"It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver". - Niccolo Machiavelli

2/24/13 2:43:23 AM#2

http://www.swtor.com/free/features

 

hope this helps

mouse over the yellow dots for detailed info

  tiefighter25

Novice Member

Joined: 7/30/12
Posts: 949

2/24/13 2:59:20 AM#3
Originally posted by vtravi

I am looking to come back very casually. So I have questions on the f2p stuff.

1. I know all the class quests are free but are all the planet quests free. In the store I can't seem to find quest packs. I figured there would be a Tantooine pack where you get all the quests and instances in that area for $10 or so.

2. It says you have limited acess as a prefered player to instances. What is the limit? I see that I can by instance access for $5 a week. But without buying I jumped into the first instance and it seemed to let me do it.

3. Is there an option to duel spec. I prefer to tank in instances but I want to dps for quests, is this possible?

4. In the store there seem to be these packs where you get 24 of something with 1 rare. What are these? It sounds like a card game where you open the pack and are sure to get 1 rare card.

I think that is all for now thx in advance

1.) There are no quest packs. It's either sub or don't sub. The only exception is the mini-expansion coming up. It is one planet, if you want access to it and the level increase from 50 to 55, it is $20 without a sub.

2.) The limit on intances are 3 Flashpoints a week where you can get all loot and XP. No Operations. Only 5 warzone matches a week, and only 3 of the mini-space game missions a week. There are other restrictions, but those are the instanced ones.

3.)There is no option to dual-spec.

4.) Those are gambling packs. There is a small chance to get something rare. The rest is mostly junk to middiling value stuff. You can sell the non-rare stuff on the Galactic Trae Network but; you have limited inventory space to hold the pack items, you can only have 2 items for sale at a time, and you have a very low credit limit. (As an FTP player)

In general, the FTP system is designed to make you either slowly go through the class story, or go all in and subscribe. Spending $5 will elevate you to prefered status and reduces a small amount of restrictions. If you are thinking of buying all the unlocks and passes, it is much cheaper to just sub.

I tried to answer objectively. The link posted above has more info (although it can be somewhat confusing). I'd say post your questions on their forum, but that too is a restriction on FTP accounts. You can always try back here.

  vtravi

Hard Core Member

Joined: 5/25/08
Posts: 226

 
OP  2/24/13 8:26:20 AM#4
It seems that they just want you to sub. I tried posting on their forums but it wouldn't let me cause I don't sub.  I prefer to sub in mmos. Lotro is my main game and I sub but with swtor the game is just ok and I can only take all the voice overs in small doses. 
  tiefighter25

Novice Member

Joined: 7/30/12
Posts: 949

2/24/13 8:50:28 AM#5
If you could post on their forums, would you read any of the replies?
  Sevenstar61

Hard Core Member

Joined: 7/22/12
Posts: 1618

"But it was so artistically done..." - Grand Admiral Thrawn's final words

2/24/13 8:56:07 AM#6
You can buy sub for one month, see if you like it, and then unsub if you think it's not worth it. This will put you in preferred status without need of buying anything on cartel Market and you can check all aspects of the game without restrictions.


Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  madroncain

Novice Member

Joined: 2/24/13
Posts: 6

2/24/13 10:30:09 AM#7
The bad thing about playing SWTOR f2p now, however, is that it only allows you to play to level 16 on any character (Error Code 16).  Quite a "crappy" deal to invest in a toon, just to have it end.  Not worth it in my humble opinion.
  Sevenstar61

Hard Core Member

Joined: 7/22/12
Posts: 1618

"But it was so artistically done..." - Grand Admiral Thrawn's final words

2/24/13 11:17:23 AM#8

There is infor about this error and how it got fix in this link

http://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/94290/confirmation-email-address-error-code-16


Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  tiefighter25

Novice Member

Joined: 7/30/12
Posts: 949

2/24/13 11:19:34 AM#9
Quit drinking so early seven.
  Sevenstar61

Hard Core Member

Joined: 7/22/12
Posts: 1618

"But it was so artistically done..." - Grand Admiral Thrawn's final words

2/24/13 11:21:04 AM#10
LOL I am drinking green tea at this moment :)


Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  sancher36

Apprentice Member

Joined: 11/05/07
Posts: 471

2/25/13 11:14:48 AM#11
Out of all the F2P games out there, swtor has to be the most restricted setup overall. I do wish most f2p games would follow turbine in how they do things in lotro.