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Monthly fees over $5 are too much for me. Makes me feel like I'm throwing my money away. If there werent monthly fees I'd get this game.
Think of it this way...

How much do you pay to watch Cable TV? HBO and Cinemax charge about $15 to $25 on top of your cable bill for your ENTERTAINMENT.

Now... figure your entertainment budget and how much time you'll invest playing this game. If you are like many of us who will probably average 3 to 5 hours a day playing this game, then the $15 fee doesn't really feel so bad.

Trust me, if the game turns out to be as good as they say, the monthly fee is going to be worth it (i.e. they use that money to keep building new content into the game and keeping it fresh for the players. Now if they let it stagnate and then they alienate the players with stupid changes .. then that will be the death of it.)


Either way, I just think you are looking at the monthly fee the wrong way. MMOs are not just "casual games" that people pick up and put down. They tend to become a part of your lifestyle in many cases.
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The Old Republic also reeks of taking "inspiration" from WoW. Not only does that hardly ever end well for the MMO in question, but WoW itself is unlikely to remain an industry leader for the amount of time that BioWare hopes TOR to last.

How can you hope to see your work last longer than the title which served as your very foundation?

And yes, I've played the beta extensively. It has some things going for it, such as the well-crafted storylines for each class/alignment, but I can't imagine that being enough to keep the game afloat for so long.
This is a pretty good assessment. I have played the beta extensively as well. Also most people are thinking "worlds, wow that will be awesome," but by worlds they mean zones. You don't actually get to explore the planet at all, it is just a zone you drop into and they are all very linear. The story arcs for each class are pretty cool though, as are the faction specific ones.
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i just want to buy the game and not have to pay to play
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The monthly fee is what pays for regular patches and small content releases.

There will of course be major expansions you'll be buying far down the road, though. It's just how the MMO business model works (except for Eve?).
It also pays for servers and maintenance as well.
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It also pays for servers and maintenance as well.
I know. He was specifically talking about new content though.
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i just want to buy the game and not have to pay to play
I suggest you go buy "The Force Unleashed" and then call it a day.

Problem solved.


Wonderful thing about games.. you do in fact have a choice on whether or not you want to spend your money. Granted, you may miss out on some fun, but I'm sure you'll have other types of fun with the money in your pocket right?
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Why not compare this game to heating and electricity while you're at it?
 
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Why not compare this game to heating and electricity while you're at it?
You put cable/HBO on the same line as heating and electricity?

Oh you poor boy, Once you move out of your parents you will truly know how some things are worth more then other.
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You put cable/HBO on the same line as heating and electricity?

Oh you poor boy, Once you move out of your parents you will truly know how some things are worth more then other.


I guess recognizing sarcasm is a luxury nowadays
 
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