Izawwlgood wrote:First month is free in that you pay 60 bucks for the game, and get a month to play. You then need to subscribe, which as you said you can cancel ahead of time, so the cost for the game entry is 60 bucks + 15 bucks for the next month.
This game is making me want to resub to WoW truthfully. It's WoW light in many regards, plus a handful of cool fixes or tweaks, also, lightsabers, but ultimately, it's still just WoW light.
Oh well yeah it'd be $75 if you want to play for 2 months. But the minimum price of the game if you want to play is $60 since you get one month free. If you cancel during that free month you don't have to pay the $15 even if you subscribed for monthly payments.
I mean it does feel like WoW light, but only insofar as WoW has a ton more content since its been out for 7 years and has 3 expansions to go with it. The leveling aspect I'd say is probably better in SWTOR than WoW. I always found WoW leveling just felt like a chore, whereas here I like the fact there's a coherent storyline attached to what my character is doing. Once you hit 50 and finish your class story though, it does become very WoW like except with less to do. There's your standard level 50 dungeons and heroic (hard mode) versions of some of these. Then there's the 2 current raids at 3 difficulties each. The only grinding there is to do seems to be grinding out daily quests for cash and badges which you can use to buy some early raid equivalent gear. Some sort of faction system is probably going to be needed to give people at 50 more things to do. People complain about grind but a lot of people like having different things to do once you hit max level. Faction vendors and the like are a pretty good thing WoW has done. Would be interesting to see something along those lines here.
That and some sort of big capital ships to buy/fight with. I figure thats a long time off but its definitely something I'd imagine they're looking at. Something sort of like guild housing that a lot of people want in MMOs. I'm actually kind of surprised WoW hasn't done this yet. I remember the good old days of UO where you would wander around people's houses and see all the fancy stuff they had. Of course odds are you then got killed, had your house key stolen and just lost the whole thing. But still part of it was fun. Though the urban sprawl was a tad annoying.