Has the other shoe dropped for SWTOR in its new F2P incarnation?
That’s what some people have been saying, as the latest SWTOR patch introduces a reputation that only interacts with the Real-Money “Cartel” system.
But is it really that bad?
- Shintar thinks it’s all a big fuss over nothing, given that all of the items unlocked are cosmetic – “Cosmetic fluff is about as innocent as this kind of stuff can get. Yes, I can understand why it sucks if that’s your favourite thing in the game, but what kind of things do you expect them to sell then? “
- And Rohan mostly agrees, although he’s a bit concerned that it may indicate a worrying trend in the game – “In F2P games, more and more it’s looking like the monetization team is the profit-generating division, and the actual game is nothing more than a cost center, and company policy follows accordingly.”