MMO Journal Entry 34
I get that the whole point of free-to-play is to get money. That’s the point of pretty much everything, after all.
I’ve spent a pretty penny on Star Trek Online in the last two weeks. I’m just absolutely enthralled with it, but I’m not in hurry to sub to it. But because it’s free to download and play, it got my money when I saw something I wanted.
The key word here is “wanted.” I wanted something shiny like the Atrox so I bought it. I didn’t need it to function in the game. With Star Wars: The Old Republic there’s a whole lot I’ll NEED to buy before I can feel like I’m playing a full game. After I’m finished buying what I feel I need, I’ll be out $20-$30 with nothing fun to show for it. Unlocking crew skills, quick bars, artifact quality gear usage, the ability to hide my helm, etc. are all things I need to make that game enjoyable. After paying for all that, I’m in no mood to gamble with BioWare packs and all that stuff.
I’m not going to write it off completely, but I really don’t want to pay for stuff like quick bars and the ability to hide my head slot. I just… I guess it’s good I didn’t want to play it too badly XD
Time: Friday September 14th - TONIGHT - @8:30pm EST
Location: High Population Test Server: Nar Shadda - Lower Promenade
Who: YOU! As many of you as many levels any side you want! Let’s really give this thing a test!
Events: (Naked} Dancing Circle around the Hutt - Companion Dance Off - Duels - Drinks and MORE
Other optional Event: Mass naked run through Tatooine and gigantic Dance party on the Balloon! | Naked Train through the fleets!
Clothing Optional - BYOB - Lets stress test this mofo!