As a lapsed SW:TOR player, the prospect of returning to the galaxy to finish my storyline without having to feel guilty every single day I’m not playing the game I pay for has me immensely intrigued. Despite that, the restrictions that BioWare slapped on F2P players were met with a pretty apathetic response from the game’s community. Accordingly, several changes have now been made.
“Based on community and internal feedback here and further deliberation, we will in short order make the following changes to the Free to Play restrictions,” writes Damion Schubert on the game’s official forum. “Free-to-Play players will now get a second quickslot bar, Free-to-Play players will now be able to do 5 Warzones per week instead of 3, and the Cartel Coin item lock (i.e. temporary bind) will be reduced to 3 days for Free-to-Play players, and 2 days for subscribers.”
“One of our golden rules is that the Free-to-Play experience should not cheapen the experience for paying subscribers,” said Schubert. “If it turns out that the Free-to-Play conversion results in a degraded Warzone experience once we go live for subscribers, you can rest assured that we will quickly make adjustments to the system to ensure that subscribers have an optimal experience.”