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That's cool, but overall I found the game to be meh when I played it for a few months. Wasn't bad, but wasn't that great either.

It seems like all these subscription based MMO's are going to a free-to-play + subscription for extras model these days.
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Is Star Wars next?
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LMAO i already knew about this cuz i had a old account with STO and had EARLY access for FREE LOL. Star Wars may be next but not for another couple years. Unless i'm wrong.
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LMAO i already knew about this cuz i had a old account with STO and had EARLY access for FREE LOL. Star Wars may be next but not for another couple years. Unless i'm wrong.

It has been predicted that StarWars: TOR will be the last fully subscription based MMO we will have...at least in the main stream. The Free to Play model has become more profitable than the subscription model. It's not really free to play...well, technically it is, but you will be handicapped or limited in what you can do in the game. If you are OK with the limitations...then it is free. however most people will pay the one time fee to access what they want and keep playing sub free.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 1/18/12 at 10:40am
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I tried the trial and I thought it was pretty fun. The ground combat is nothing special but the space combat is pretty cool. Not sure Id pay $30 for the game though.
    
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I tried the trial and I thought it was pretty fun. The ground combat is nothing special but the space combat is pretty cool. Not sure Id pay $30 for the game though.

Waito, how's the aerial combat? Customizing spaceships, trading, and such? À la Eve?

If so, I might be REALLY interested! I love space-based MMOs biggrin.gif
   
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I generally end up spending more on F2P games than subscription games. Want some more inventory slots? $10! Want even more? Another $10! Want another character slot? $20!.

I still greatly prefer subscription. More content updates, no "hidden" fees. $15/month is ~1 hour of work a month. I think many people consume over $15 in food in a single day.
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I generally end up spending more on F2P games than subscription games. Want some more inventory slots? $10! Want even more? Another $10! Want another character slot? $20!.
I still greatly prefer subscription. More content updates, no "hidden" fees. $15/month is ~1 hour of work a month. I think many people consume over $15 in food in a single day.

I never spent a single penny on any F2P game!! thumb.gif
   
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Anyone getting any problems creating an account? I doubt people are using both of my screen names.
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I did heh xD i was being stuid tho and kept entering the wrong username / password ... then i got to a link you account box and i had to clock cancel to continue xD


I enjoyed what littled i played of it. God th ground controls are wierd ...
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