DHGF: lot has been made of Star Wars The Old Republic going free to play. The forums there are abuzz with what some vocal players and some of the media are considering the death knell of the game. “Free to play people will bring down the experience! Shopping for things in a store with real cash will destroy the game!” The list goes on and on and on. And it’s utter crap. There’s precedent set by other companies by offering a pay to play and free option side by side. They can co-exist, and even flourish together. Here’s why.