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Submitted by admiralvic 526d ago | article

SWTOR Game Update 2.1 Points to an Awful New Direction

"Today is the day everyone has been waiting for, the highly anticipated release of Game Update 2.1 for SWTOR. For EA, it's another day where they can expect to make millions from subscribers. while subscribers and players alike rage about where the game seems to be heading." - JPS (PC, Star Wars:The Old Republic)

admiralvic  +   526d ago
Terrible practice, but not like I expect better from EA.
Jdoki  +   526d ago
Wow! A F2P game making money from micro transactions!! Whatever next!!

People have the option of buying cartel coins, or if you're a subscriber then save up. If a complete character makeover is 1500 cartel coins - that's 3 months of saving up the 'FREE' coins given every month.

None of these cosmetic changes are required to win the game Are people really going to leave because they are being charged to change eye colour!

Whilst the Cathar now costing is bad form from EA, it's only two months of free coins if you're a subscriber (500 per month). If you're on the F2P model then I would expect new character classes to be an unlock that costs.
aiBreeze  +   525d ago
It's not a F2p game though is it.. it's a freemium game which seems to be lacking in premium content. Subscribers should have Cathar for free or at the very least they should cost 500 cartel coins.
listenkids  +   525d ago
I have the option to play as a Cathar, for free, as a sub.
jamz4  +   525d ago
15 bucks is a bit much to call it a microtransaction but if people are going to pay it then they are justifying the decision to make it so much
techsvengali  +   525d ago
oh no a completely visual only feature being added for *GASP* a micro transactions! None of whats been added changes ACTUAL gameplay in anyway, let alone P2W. Bad news is bad.
dazzrazz  +   525d ago
EA inventing new form of payments... MACRO-TRANSACTION ? :P
chcolatesnw  +   525d ago
You mean how tf2 charges up to 15$ per hat?? Or dota 2?? Been there done that. Next

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