Star Wars: The Old Republic asks players about subscriber rewards

    
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Are you subscribed to Star Wars: The Old Republic? Do you want rewards for continuing to subscribe to the game? Because the good news is that the developers totally agree that you should get rewards for subscribing. But what should those rewards be? Well, that’s where your opinions on the matter come into play. That’s also the good news.

Community manager Eric Musco explains that the developers have been going back and forth on the best ways to reward players for their subscription time, but the best way to find out what players want is, well, to ask players what they want. A short survey is linked on the forum post with a variety of options for what players would like to receive for added subscription value. It seems like a straightforward way to figure out what players want as a whole, although “personal Death Star” as a reward might have some balance issues.

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Fathdris
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Fathdris

You’re in the wrong century for death stars anyway… They weren’t built until 3000 years later :P

softwarekiller
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softwarekiller

I always subscribe to a game if the option is available. I’m an adult and I have a job. It’s a pittance. Most people I know spend 10x what I do one night at the pub. I am usually subscribed to a few at a time. This obviously isn’t for everyone, but I want full access, always.

TaeranC
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TaeranC

Wandris That’s because you’re a bunch of freeloading scum!

DugFromTheEarth
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DugFromTheEarth

Very limited, but to the point, survey.

Was thinking they were going to have options for other things to add, not just figuring out which was the most popular of things that they have already done.

Still.. the results should hopefully be beneficial either way.

Wandris
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Wandris

Qarran sray155 There are many bad things about SWTOR F2P and the game itself, they rub in the fact that you are not subscribed every step of the way and apply pressure every chance they get. However even those cheap tactics are not game-breaking. The 350k credit cap is game-breaking. The lack of forum access and the ability to communicate with the greater community is unnecessary, it denies a voice to non-subs. They have created a perception that if you don’t sub you don’t matter.

Wandris
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Wandris

Damonvile Wandris Look Im just getting started and what Ive done in these posts may have been excessive, however I am merely honing my argument. I have taken this on as a personal mission. I do not like getting ripped off and SWTOR crossed a line. They crossed a line way back and essentially got away with it. They got away with it because they denied a voice to there customers. Their F2P system has a ton of shortcomings as well as the game itself, but I am not even going to go there. It boils down to the credit cap which is gamebreaking and the lack of forums access which is absurb and completely unnecessary. They also created a perception that if you don’t sub you don’t matter, I don’t know if that was intentional or merely a side effect but it is unacceptable.

captainzor
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captainzor

Peregrine_Falcon you’re very incorrect if you think SWTOR is not a subscription-based MMO

alexjwillis
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alexjwillis

I did not subscribe because of *any* of the listed rewards. I subscribed because I enjoy the game and thought the expansion looked great. (And it *is* great.) I also did not subscribe in time to get the Okarr companion or the advance peek at the expasion, so everything else is essentially cosmetics. And while those are nice, there’s oodles of cosmetic options already in the game, so I don’t feel they were make or break. 

My preference for subscriber rewards would be double the current number of cartel dollars per month as are currently available. Pretty simple, really.

Qarran
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Qarran

Peregrine_Falcon darklikedeepwater  No.  It is you that doesn’t get it.  You insist that it failed and yet here it is.  You are an example of the ill-informed and hysteria regarding this particular game.

But let’s backtrack for a second.  You are saying that EA canned those people because of the games failure?  How do you know that?  Did you receive some confidential memo?  Because the firing of 500 people wholesale of a newly acquired property is not only feasible but quite common.  Not to mention that at the time this happened EA needed to make cuts because of a failing economy.  Do you think EA came in one day and said, that’s it get rid of these people? Lol!  

But I defer to you.  Show us that communique that you obviously have detailing the reasons why the staff was let go.  

Have it?

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GoldenHornet
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GoldenHornet

I subscribed through the pre-order period not for the companion or the early access, but because playing SWTOR as preferred is such a horrible experience.

I tried to go preferred once.  I lasted 3 days.