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.