| Mail |
You might also like: WoW Insider, Joystiq, and more

Reader Comments (76)

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 9:08AM Dril said

  • 3 hearts
  • Report
It's actually quite comforting to know that they're worried about it. That at least means they'll try and make it go well and be a good game.

I'd be far more worried if they suddenly started saying "we're so chilled, launch'll be a cakewalk because we're so awesome."

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 9:49AM Yellowdancer said

  • 3 hearts
  • Report
@Dril

Not on topic but...your avatar always creeps me out. :)
Reply

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 10:32AM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@Dril

I am looking forward to this game and feel confident in them to deliver a great product.

I cant wait to soar across galaxies while others choose to play with the panda's :D
Reply

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 1:44PM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@(Unverified) :
SWToR first expansion now with "spotted ewoks" as a playable race
Reply

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 2:19PM Alex Oglitchkin said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@Dril As a great person once said, "Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering."

EA is embracing it. I still welcome it.
Reply

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 2:32PM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@(Unverified)

Fact: Ewoks > Panda's


9 out of 10 Jedi's approve this message :D
Reply

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 2:53PM (Unverified) said

  • 2.5 hearts
  • Report
@(Unverified) : no, pandas > ewoks.

however wookies > pandas.

9/10 siths approve this message =P
Reply

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 4:39PM (Unverified) said

  • 3 hearts
  • Report
@(Unverified)

Ok fine: wookies > Pandas & Ewoks


However; R2-D2 > Chuck Norris /ducks



9 out of 10 Victoria secret models approve this message :D
Reply

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 8:34PM Arsinek said

  • 1 heart
  • Report
@Dril I hope they make it better then the beta. The beta is a real snoozzzzzzzzzzzzzzze.
Reply

Posted: Aug 10th 2011 1:14AM Elikal said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@(Unverified) It's Jedi, the plular of Jedi is Jedi. And the apostroph is wrong also, since it indicates property not plular. It would be Jedis not Jedi's, but its not Jedis either but Jedi.

/smartass mode off ^^
Reply

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 9:10AM SiML said

  • Half a heart
  • Report
To be honest I couldn't care less about it breaking pre-order sales records - I'm still not buying it until they release the subscription price.

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 9:24AM LA1111 said

  • 3 hearts
  • Report
@SiML

I guarantee it won't have a cheaper flat rate monthly fee than WoW or Rift or AoC or any other AAA MMO. Cheaper implies less quality and that's stupidly cutting into profits. I would expect $14.99/mo with cheaper bulk discounts. Possibly add a founder's pricing in there.
Reply

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 9:37AM (Unverified) said

  • 2.5 hearts
  • Report
@SiML atleast 90% of pay to play mmos in North America are $15 a month, they wont deviate from that imo.
Reply

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 10:30AM DarkWalker said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@LA1111
Well, I can guarantee that I'm not getting the game if it's subscription is any higher than $15 per month, no matter how good it is. Also, if the game features micro-transactions (which I'm quite certain it will do), and I deem anything in the game shop as essential, I'm also not getting it.

After the IP-lock on the exclusive dealer for the digital version (Origin), any small trust I had in EA vanished.
Reply

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 10:41AM Apakal said

  • Half a heart
  • Report
@(Unverified)

They absolutely will if they feel they can. Having huge pre-order sales is exactly the motivation they need to pump the sub price up to $17.99 or $19.99.

If its $14.99, I'll be pleasantly surprised, but I'm not holding my breath.
Reply

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 12:06PM Khalus said

  • Half a heart
  • Report
@Apakal

Yeah, I too am expecting $17.99 ~ $19.99, and its a damned awesome looking Star Wars game, so at either of those prices I'll still pay.

Look at Blizzard and the prices on their box sales, only recently and almost 7 yrs later their battlechest for WoW has dropped to $19.99, WotLK is still $39.99.

If an MMO has a strong IP and a slew of fans, asking a premium price is nothing. I'll pay it!
Reply

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 1:54PM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@Khalus I very much doubt they will consider a higher subscription price. These kinds of things are standardized. Placing it lower or higher than what most users consider the norm could potentially cripple the game financially. Remember, this is not a one-time payment such as the selling of a game disk. This is a recurring transaction and the thought of having to pay more every month would only fit for all but the most hardcore fans.
Reply

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 2:35PM RaQin said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@DarkWalker - There is no IP lock on SWTOR, and there is no single point of purchase, except online. I am dissappointed by EA's rebuffing of Steam, and I hope it bites them in the ass, but the reality of it is that you can get this game at as many points of purchase as WoW. WoW is only electronically sold via Blizzard, so come off the Origin crap already.

Go to BeastBuy, Wallymart, or Targ'et...you can get your SWTOR on there if you don't like Origin.
Reply

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 9:22AM LA1111 said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
The developers that actually care about the game beyond how it does financially are definitely worried, as any good dev would be. They want their game to do well. The bigwigs up in EA won't hesitate to cut funding after the box sales cover pretty much all of the development costs and for whatever reasons (oh I dunno, it's not that unique) is not living up to the omg, 11 million subs level. Just my opinion. The first few months are always crucial!

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 10:39AM DarkWalker said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@LA1111
And they are cutting most of the world from purchasing at launch.

Hard to understand, sometimes.

For my part, I changed my mind on when I will get this game. Before, I was going to pre-order the US version. Now, I'll most likely only get it some 6 months after it officially launches on my country; before that I will be playing GW2 (and trying to get friends and family to try it, instead of TOR).
Reply

Featured Stories

Engadget

Engadget

Joystiq

Joystiq

WoW Insider

WoW

TUAW

TUAW