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SW:TOR epic fail???

Post  Q'in on Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:38 am

To end a somewhat surprisingly eventful day for the RMT and microtrasaction model, EA has announced that Star Wars: The Old Republic will not be subscription-based. Instead, the title will be gain revenue from a microtransactional model. Shacknews reports this surprising tidbit from a conference call held by the mega-publisher earlier today. Said CEO John Riccitiello, "The Star Wars online MMO [is a] mid-session game, microtransaction-based. You'll be hearing more about those in the February [conference] call." According to the game news site, "Mid-session" is a term that EA uses synonymously with microtransaction-supported titles. This fits effortlessly into EA's portfolio alongside games like Warhammer Online and the DICE title Battlefield Online.

Everything we've seen regarding information on the title had it positioned as a big-budget title, leading us to wondering what kind of game we're going to be dealing with when the game finally launches. There are only a handful of AAA-funding titles based on the free-to-play business model, and none have the cachet of a Star Wars IP. We'll follow this story as it develops.
source: http://www.massively.com/2008/12/09...nsaction-based/
repercussion? 84 pages in the post on official forum cry about it ATM
http://www.swtor.com/community/show...8579#post238579
What is a "microtransactional model"? What does that mean?

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Post  Q'in on Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:30 am

Ok, found out what it means and FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING SWG'sy ... DONT LET THIS HIT SWG!

And if it does become a part of SW:TOR, then I can already say that I will not be playing it.

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Post  Woobe on Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:52 pm

well i hope not, but we shall see what happens with it.

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