Topics on This Week In MMO include

  • RIFT’s Storm Legion Open Beta
  • Disney Buys Lucasarts
  • SWTOR’s F2P Model Confusion
  • Planetside 2 Twitch Streaming
  • Wargaming Excavating Planes In Burma
  • Tomi Turku

    I’m one of the old swtor players who was excited about the f2p option, then I heard about all these horrible restrictions and decided I wouldn’t even go back to it. Now I figured that if I can get all the functionality I need with the free cartel coins I get once the extended free trial hits, I’ll at least give it a chace. I did get the collector’s edition and I was subscribed for quite a while, so I’ll hopefully be getting enough cartel coins to get everything I need to run a few warzones every now and then. I would still subscribe if all my friends hadn’t quit and moved to league of legends…

    • Jant0n

       You have to be subbed when f2p hits to get those free cartel coins.

      • Dularr

        No, they are also giving cartel coins to previously subscribed players. 

        • Jant0n

          “You’ll only receive your Complimentary Cartel Coins if you’re active and subscribed when we go live with the new Free-to-Play option.”

          news article from SW:TOR’s site 10.16.2012

          “All players with an active subscription at the launch of the Free-to-Play option will be granted Complimentary Cartel Coins!”

          From the /free page

          • Dularr

            Lol, EA is making it so easy for me to decide to comeback and try f2p SWTOR. I have to re-subscribe to collect my 1600 cartel coins, NO THANKS.

  • Jason Horton

    Could someone please tell me if theres an option to not have the video player keep playing other episodes automatically? i watch these shows before bed and now im forever waking up in the middle of the night because it plays show after show now.. very annoying :(

    • 7BitBrian

      Close the window or browser?

  • Brian McLean

    I read that WoT has had over 38 million downloads. I play in the EU and there are normally over 120k players online every day.

  • Brian Day

     livestream has gone add free  ……. just saying :)

  • Svanur Svansson

    I’m only gonna play it for the Story, I loooooved the story, so exciting. So i’ll just play it to finish the story then im pretty much done ^^ 

  • Fomorian82

    My knee jerk reaction to Disney buying Lucas Films was
    “OMG straight to DVD sing along with Princess Lea!” , but now that
    I’ve calmed down a bit I’m thinking “How much worse of a job can Disney really
    do over what George did?” Given Disney’s history with Marvel they may do a
    half decent job. My expectations for Disney doing Star Wars movies are pretty low
    so it shouldn’t be too hard for them to exceed my expectations.

    That said I hope they make some good movies set in the
    Old Republic as well as the New Jedi Order.

  • Daniel Scott Blair

    Yay George dodging taxes!

    • Shogunz

       How so?

      • Dularr

        Well, no one in GL family wants to take over the family business, so there is no need to hold onto the company. If he sells this year, the capital gains tax rate is 10% or 15%.  If he waited until next year, the capital gains tax rate jumps to 20% under President Obamas tax plan to allow the President Bush tax cuts to expire.  There is also a new 3.8% medicare tax due to Obamacare.

        If President Obama is re-elected, you will probably see alot more individual owned businesses sell out to the large corporations before the end of the year. Of course this could still happen if Gov Ronmney is elected and does not get a new tax plan. 

    • Dularr

      It is kind of funny, he is not wanting to pay his “fair share” of taxes.

  • tommythepower

    Hillary LUCASARTS is under Lucasfilm.He sold it all.

  • David Cohen

    I really don’t think the Swtor F2P is meant for people to use it. They want you to sub, and everything about the F2P model is just there to make you sub. I am not sure it will push people to sub, but it is the only logical reason I can see in why they are limiting so much.

  • kevin winger

    Gary keeps going on about Disney and the new Marvel Movies, all that was planned and started before Disney bought marvel.

  • Jerry Wheatfield

    Just remember no fapping while playing Planetside 2!

  • scottsummer

    Indirectly forcing people to purchase UI elements to play the game is unacceptable.
    Stuff like this is unjustified, PERIOD.

  • Shawn Hargrave

    is the housing in rift just 1 house per dimension? b/c i was looking at lot of dimensions and all i saw 1 house every time lol. I hope its just like this in beta b/x if this goes live and theres no “actual” nieghborhoods thats gonna be wtf? I did like the housing though it was pretty sweet reminded me of swg back in the day and it seems like they did a better version then lotro did with thier housing.

    Swtor is a pos thats gonna be flushed soon hopefully. Theres no way in hell swtor f2p is gonna compete with gw2 or other better more “free” to play models out there. 

  • Eric

    so a bit off topic, but seeing this weeks twimmo pic with that creature and the blue flair, I thought Pokket got a haircut at first :p think she would look pretty good in short hair

  • Daniel Zehnder

    lol first episode of twimmo

  • matraque

    I suggest you guys compare SWTOR restrictions with LOTRO and other F2P games.  Just for fun.

  • Melanie Dawn McGreevey

    All the Marvel stuff was in the works before the Disney deal came through, plus It’s been stated multiple times, that Disney is pretty hands off with Marvel in general.

  • Zanneth

    STO has the best free to play model I’ve seen.  SWTOR’s is a complete joke.  Basic Concept for SWTOR is free to level, not free to play