Star Wars: The Old Republic Subscribers Get Force-d Update

Written by Daniel Charnock on Sun, Sep 15, 2013 5:30 PM
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Subscribers of Star Wars: The Old Republic will be happy to know that Bioware is rewarding you with some freebies.

Going live today, you’ll be able to get the Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion at no extra expense. That’s a deal even a Toydarian couldn’t refuse…

The Rise of the Hutt Cartel add-on was initially released in April at $9.99 for subscribers. With it you get five new levels of missions, a level cap increase to 55, and access to the planet Makeb. Not to worry if you’ve already got the expansion, as Bioware have said that you should also be receiving some extras. We should note that this free update doesn’t apply to Free-To-Play gamers; if you want the add-on it'll set you back $20.

The offer comes in preparation for Game Update 2.4 that Bioware will be releasing on October 1, which will focus on level 55 content.

Bioware also announced the adoption of streaming for SW:TOR which they hope will attract more players by lessening initial download sizes.

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12:37 Sep-16-2013

Wow, that's awesome...AFTER THEY MADE ME BUY THE EXPANSION AS A SUB... >:/

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19:48 Sep-15-2013

buy to play woould be the best for this game

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20:44 Sep-15-2013

and kick the subscription model? yes, definitely, why waste a lot of money into the game when new stuff isn't added regularly? you pay much more than the game is worth just to effectively beat the stories, then what? that's it, you wasted a ton of money :/ of course knowing EA, if it went buy to play, more microtransactions would be put into place than there already is, to steal more money from you.

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18:11 Sep-15-2013

pros: new stuff for subs
cons: it sounds like with the next update that to play new stuff you'll have to either shell out 20 bucks, or subscribe to an already dead MMO, if you're F2P or the next tier up :/ sigh why don't they just bury SWTOR and get it over with, seriously?

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19:30 Sep-15-2013

Is it your money they're wasting? Jesus, it's like every bad decision a company makes these days is an insult to the masses. A proper KoTOR sequel wasn't ever on the table for BioWare and with the other stuff they've been doing lately I couldn't care less what they put their effort into. The only hope for a successful future of this franchise is in Obsidian getting the okay for their KoTOR sequel, anyway.

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20:42 Sep-15-2013

that's the thing, SWTOR is NOT KoTOR, and never will be, SWTOR is decent, but it's been long dead, they're forcing people to subscribe just to be able to play effectively as some of the classes, they're ripping people off with it, before the "Free to Play" model, you had to buy the game, and a subscription to get anywhere, now you don't have to buy the game, but the F2P thing was worthless like WoW's, it's pay to win in the end.

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01:55 Sep-16-2013

I know it's not, which is why I don't understand you. BioWare hasn't made anything good since the release of Dragon Age: Origins in 2009. Mass Effect 2 & 3, Dragon Age II and Star Wars: The Old Republic don't even come close to the BioWare classics. Do you object to a Pay-To-Win model? Don't pay. Don't like the game? Don't play it. They're determined to prove that their game is a success. Want to prove them wrong? Ignore them. The exploitative DLC/microtransactions/Pay-To-Win discussion is pretty pointless to me, to be honest.

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04:56 Sep-16-2013

ah, now that's making sense.
although, I must disagree about Mass Effect...I've loved all 3 of them :)

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