What You Have To Pay for the F2P of SWTOR
As you may also know, Deirdre Hollis is the world renowned TORWARS pod-caster. And he wrote an awesome article, that I wish I could write myself. I'm so jealous because I really love the post so much.
In fact, Deirdre predicts with the coming of SWTOR's F2P option this fall, a divide that is already surfacing between subscribers and F2P gamers, akin to class warfare in ancient Rome, will arise. She puts it all together much more "diplomatically" than I would have. She kept the correlations of the US government to these politically divisive affairs as insinuations.
She takes it a step further and predicts that EA will see the profits of SWTOR/F2P and eventually even make subscribers try to pay for extra features like the F2P gamers. She also reminds us how the Bioware we all remember and love is long gone, and that EA is more directly in charge of the path swtor credits sale will take in the future. Something we should be weary of now rather than later.
The author doesn't suggest this but one can conclude from her article, that we will be seeing a divide among players beyond the republic and empire all the while EA makes its money. She points out how she isn't taking a side, but argues that we need to remember we are all here to play. Perhaps it is more powerful than EA and the recent realities of the entire gaming industry.
Anyway, the article is really worth reading, and I thought about put it here for you. However, I can't do it because it supposes to be a short post here. But you can definitely find it on Google, I am sure you will like it.