It's going to be a few more months before Star Wars: The Old Republic
goes free-to-play, but the community still has questions about what will happen with the change, and the latest community Q&A
is meant to address the most pressing of those questions. Among the answers is confirmation that neither gear nor characters will be deleted if you opt for the free option rather than a subscription; you'll be able to choose which characters are playable with your limited number of free slots, and you'll retain everything you had as a subscriber with those characters.
This week's installment is also the last of the weekly community Q&A posts. As explained by community manager Joveth Gonzalez
in a recent forum post
, the team is trying to move to a more active system of communication on the forums and through social media rather than providing a structured answer session once per week. Gonzalez hopes that the net effect will be more information for the players and less ambiguity. That being said, if you're curious about the change in business models, there's still important information within this final installment of the weekly series.