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Posted: Feb 14th 2012 2:24PM Kodiak said

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Shame the game is owned by Electronic Arts so you'll never see it go Free to Play.

Posted: Feb 14th 2012 2:26PM Warsyde said

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WAR still makes me sad, as I really really wanted to love this game, and just couldn't. If they ever go F2P I'll probably give them another chance, or if they gave me some free "come back and try us out time" I'd give it a shot. Yes, you can play the first few levels for free, but meh.

Posted: Feb 14th 2012 2:54PM Xpander said

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@Warsyde you have 14 free days after every 2 months.
just go to their account management ...press the subscribe button and u will be prompted with 14 day return stuff.
then u are asked about credit card or prepaid gamecard. but u can use WAR0DAYTIMECARD as pre-paid gamecard to bypass the payment
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Posted: Feb 14th 2012 5:59PM (Unverified) said

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@Warsyde

I also really wanted to like this game. I even read a few of the books and I love the lore of this world. Unfortunately, they failed on pretty much every level of execution.
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Posted: Feb 14th 2012 2:33PM Space Cobra said

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Well, the good news is that if they really wanted to do a super-swell Live Event, now's the time! They can easily spread it around two ALL servers (meaning two) and affect many players.

Posted: Feb 14th 2012 2:34PM (Unverified) said

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Hey this game is still alive.... With only one server remaining.

Well the patch notes should be interesting to the many dozens that still play.

WAR had such huge potential. I even gave them over a year to fix their problems, but was then hit with the billing fiasco and just decided to quit this thing. If they can't get their billing right, how can you expect them to actually improve their gameplay or have any semblance of balance?

Posted: Feb 14th 2012 2:52PM Xpander said

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from where do people take that it has 1 server only.
it has 4 servers afaik. US, EU, german and russian.

but i agree..this game should go to with hybrid subscription model.
it would get a lot more players and probably will gain more money for developing it also. but seems EA doesnt care at all, which isnt big suprise.

Posted: Feb 14th 2012 2:52PM Ulfgaar said

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Neat.

Posted: Feb 14th 2012 2:59PM jimr9999us said

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We can say whatever we want to about EA but I don't know of another publisher that would keep W:AoR on life support like they have.

Posted: Feb 14th 2012 3:59PM Seffrid said

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@jimr9999us

SOE have done exactly the same thing with Vanguard, and Turbine with AC. EA have also kept DAoC on life support as well of course.

Ironically those are the three developers the haters like to knock the most, yet they keep their games alive for the loyal fanbase no matter how small it is when other developers shut down and move on. The only times that SOE have closed down games it's been because of contractural demands by their partners.
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Posted: Feb 14th 2012 5:27PM SnarlingWolf said

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@Seffrid

Well AC is one of the original big 3 which probably makes a difference. Also over the last couple of years they've put a ton of changes and improvements into the game so they clearly support it.

On some level War is probably just profitable enough to keep 1 server per country open. Who knows how much longer that will be for though.


As far as Vanguard. I'll hate that game forever. I played it at launch and it was a mess. Constant crashing (with data loss) and bugs, issues at every turn. It was despicable that is was even released when it was. I've always said the only way I'd ever return to even look at that game is if they send me a check for the box price I paid at launch and then gave me a free month to run around in it.
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Posted: Feb 15th 2012 8:09AM randomeclipse said

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I pretty much agree that the game is on it's last legs, but if it were to go F2P I'd be back playing in a shot, and so would the majority of my SW:ToR guildies. I mean the IP had so much potential and I/we enjoyed the game for a good while, but as the updates/patches were so few and far between I found that it didn't justify my £9 a month.

There was nothing move enjoyable than roaming or SC'ing on my Choppa and hunting down stunties, it really was and still is to a degree the most fun I've had in an MMORPG since leaving DAoC in 2006. It's just a shame that it was so blatently neglected.

SW:ToR has been out ~2 months and we've already seen some big patches, and that's how I think it should be if I'm paying them to play their game, after first purchasing the game.


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