SWTOR Free to Play Experiment: Is F2P Worth It?

swtor Commando ArmorHave you ever wondered whether SWTOR is any good on free to play versus a subscription? Do you currently play f2p? There are a lot of people out there who say Bioware has made the game where free to play is just not any fun and that if you truly want to experience what the game has to offer, then you have to pay for it.

Then again, there are some who say there is plenty to enjoy about the game even as a free player. I guess it depends on what you want from the game and how you choose to play it. There are some limitations to free players but there are also workarounds. We’ve done some basic comparisons here but one man is about to take on the experiment in its entirety.

Larry Everett takes on this challenge and sets out to prove which side is right, once and for all. And he’s documenting it all at Massively for us:

The complaints about free-to-play and Star Wars: The Old Republic have been itching at me. Although I’m sure there are legitimate issues that players have with BioWare’s F2P model, but with all the vitriol, it’s hard to tell the difference between which problems are caused by BioWare and which are misconceptions generated by a dissatisfied playerbase. So I aim to challenge those perceptions. One way or another, we’ll find out which side is telling the truth.

If you’re interested in following this experiment and seeing how it will turn out, you can follow Larry weekly as he tells us from an experienced player’s perspective what it’s really like to play SWTOR free to play.

Check it out: Hyperspace Beacon: The SWTOR free-to-play experiment, week one

Lisa Clark

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.