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« on: May 30, 2014, 08:42:21 PM »

Hello all!

About five to six months ago, I began playing SWTOR for the first time. I got a good feel of the game in general as well as all the classes. Because I'm a high school student working a part-time lifeguard position, money was tight. This resulted me playing F2P the entire time. Now that the summer is on, I switched to full-time and now have a bit more money to spend on things I like. I've been debating giving SWTOR another try, this time in the subscription form. I've heard that the F2P version of the game has a lot of restrictions and holds back the true experience of the game. I guess that's why it got so dull for me quickly. So, is the overall game really worth the $15/month fee? (BTW I have tried the "Premium" thing, the one time payment of $5 that gets you more than the F2P but not as much as the Subs)

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2014, 10:15:20 PM »

You get a lot of nice perks that other mmo's don't really offer. I was a WoW player since vanilla and I m a recent convert to SWTOR in the last 3 months or so and I feel the 15 is reasonable.
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2014, 07:10:52 PM »

I've had a running subscription since SWTORs launch. I wouldn't have it any other way.
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2014, 12:32:00 AM »

I also have a running subscription. Can't really go wrong with it if you want to enjoy SWTOR.
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2014, 07:14:48 AM »

I concur with Zephon. However, if you are only a casual player, paying is not needed.
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2014, 02:31:28 PM »

I played up to around level 20 on F2P. The restrictions aren't very annoying (the prolonged cool-downs for chatting and quick travel I can live with; and I could care less for trading with other people). The two things I hate the most are the fact that you will oftentimes be rewarded with stuff you can't use unless you subscribe, and to a lesser degree, gaining exp at a decreased rate. I stopped playing just because I got bored with the gameplay though.
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2014, 02:58:15 PM »

Missing out on a lot of subscriber rewards is kind of annoying, but it's not a deal breaker for me.  I have 4 characters going right now as a preferred player and there is really no way I would subscribe.  I have never subscribed for a game and I don't intend to.  If there is something I want bad enough I will buy a few cartel coins and get it.  I will admit the gameplay does get rather repetitive, especially going to planets and doing things I have already done on other characters, but I still enjoy playing it now and then.
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2014, 03:30:11 PM »

I have had a sub since the start with the exception of a month or two break here and there.  I have a guild and I have done endgame ops runs so having the sub was good.  The decreased XP for non-subscriber is annoying when leveling, but obviously not an issue on endgame content.  With my sub and the cartel coins I've gotten I have purchased a lot of the account or legacy perks that you don't get when not a subscriber so things like titles and hide helmet and artifact level gear are still open to me even if I choose to turn off my sub.

Also don't forget about a putting a security key on your account, that's 100 coins a month just for having the physical key or the app on your phone.
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2015, 06:28:42 PM »

Both my wife and I have subs and we also bought the security keys... get an extra 100 cartel coins a month and really helps prevent hacking.... We thoroughly enjoy the games and play several times a week (as work and RL allow)....
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2016, 10:08:59 AM »

Hello all!

About five to six months ago, I began playing SWTOR for the first time. I got a good feel of the game in general as well as all the classes. Because I'm a high school student working a part-time lifeguard position, money was tight. This resulted me playing F2P the entire time. Now that the summer is on, I switched to full-time and now have a bit more money to spend on things I like. I've been debating giving SWTOR another try, this time in the subscription form. I've heard that the F2P version of the game has a lot of restrictions and holds back the true experience of the game. I guess that's why it got so dull for me quickly. So, is the overall game really worth the $15/month fee? (BTW I have tried the "Premium" thing, the one time payment of $5 that gets you more than the F2P but not as much as the Subs)

Stay Awesome, and as always, May The Force Be With You! 

I know it's kind of late since this post went up almost two years ago, but I must say it's definitely worth a subscription. I've been subscribed for a while and I really enjoy getting to play the game in it's entirety.
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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2016, 09:57:45 AM »

I know it's kind of late since this post went up almost two years ago, but I must say it's definitely worth a subscription. I've been subscribed for a while and I really enjoy getting to play the game in it's entirety.
Oh, are we necroing this thread now? Okay.
I'd be happy to buy a subscription, but I won't because the game constantly punishes you if you don't. The game is pretty much identical to Star Trek Online, but STO doesn't hinder you from playing half the game if you don't. It lets you play as a liberated Borg, gives you a couple of rewards and a special ship, and pays you Zen. SWTOR will let you, what? Remove your handicaps? If it would have said "As thanks, you'll gain XP at a faster rate and we'll give you some special items." instead of "You filthy F2P, we're reducing how fast you can earn XP and you won't be able to use half the stuff in your inventory because you won't pay us." maybe I would have bought it.
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2016, 12:22:57 PM »

Once one subscribes, there is no return.

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