SWTOR’s Free To Play transformation is well underway – and it’s still a very controversial subject. But it’s not the only topic under discussion this week – we’ve also got a look at the uncanny valley and some seriously inappropriate outfits…
- Justin Olivetti at Massively takes a critical look at the design of SWTOR’s F2P, and worries it will drive potential players away – “Whether I’m a subscriber, a paying free player, or a complete freeloader, I need to feel appreciated and welcomed by the game and its studio. F2P isn’t an automatic pass to the golden life, just an opportunity for a fresh start — or restart.”
- Green Armadillo looks at one aspect of the F2P plan – caps on credits for non-subscribers – and predicts potential disaster – ” My server at least is seeing the global trade network flooded with unlock items that cost several dollars worth of cartel coins but that cost well under 350,000 credits. “
- Talking of disaster, Njessi has been cataloguing in pictoral form all the ways you can have a SWTOR fashion crisis – “Second, bikinis. So many bikinis. SARCASTIC THANKS, CARTEL MARKET.”
- And Syp (no relation to Justin up top there, nosiree) considers how SWTOR’s presentation of its NPCs may have diminished his enthusiasm for the game – “Sure, they have good voice acting, but their faces don’t really show emotion or match up to what’s being said. “Angry” and “orgasmic” are basically the same expression. “
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