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Star Wars:The Old Republic Goes Free-to-Play on November 15th

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Posted: 07:36AM

The floodgates are set to open for all Star Wars: The Old Republic players on Thursday, as the game's long-awaited free-to-play option is finally going live on November 15, 2012. SW:TOR enjoyed a healthy population of players during its first few months of release, but numbers started dwindling in recent times, prompting BioWare to finally give in to a F2P mode. Players who go the F2P route will be able to experience the game's content up until level 50, but the experience gained will be a tad slower compared to those with paid subscriptions. Limitations have also been imposed to joining Warzones to only five times a week, along with the number of quickslot bars to display onscreen. Returning players will be rewarded with a "Preferred Status" upon the F2P launch, with less stringent restrictions to levelling up. Loyal subscribers who maintain their paid accounts will be endowed with all of the Complimentary Cartel Coins on their Cartel Coin Ledger, and a bonus of 250 Complimentary Cartel Coins. For those who have been patiently waiting to try out SW:TOR for free, next week is going to be a good time to start prepping your PCs. 


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Puck on November 9, 2012 07:42AM
TOR was a great game with an amazing questing system, but like most MMOs suffered from a lack of content that severely diminished its population after a few months. They kind of shot themselves in the foot by making the quests and NPCs sooooo good, because now any content and expansions they add need to have the same polish to fit in, so it will take much longer to create extra content for it. I had a lot of fun with it while it lasted, and urge people to give it a try since it will be free.

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