Originally Posted by Kaldari
I find it funny how so many people used the act of a game going F2P as evidence for failure, when really this was just a time when pretty much the entire MMO-esque business model was shifting towards F2P, to much success, during this period.
While I don't play SWTOR anymore and very well may not again, it still is a pretty good game, especially if you're in it to experience the story arc.
They only went F2P when their monthly subscription plan didn't work. If it had worked, and they raked in quite a decent amount of dough, they would have stayed with the subscription based system. So yes, F2P was
due to failure.
Also SWTOR has the most restrictive F2P model ever
You're pretty much forced into the subscription model if you want to play the game and have fun. If you don't have the subscription plan you can't even participate in Operations. You're even conned into questing more because it takes longer to level if you don't have a subscription (yeah, more XP is required to level.). This model pretty much slaps you in the face until you either A) get a weekly pass or B) subscribe. It's terrible.