Found these too:Free to play FAQSubscription vs Free comparison chart
If you choose the F2P option you can play 1-50 for free but you have:
- Limited character creation options (such as species),
- Can only play so many warzones, flashpoints, operations & space missions per week,
- Have limited travel options (doesn't say whether this is speeders, taxi's, quick travel, fleet passes or what exactly),
- Limited amount of listings you can have on the GTN,
- Will be placed behind paying subscribers in server queues.
What happens if I decide to change from being a subscription player to a Free-to-Play member? What will happen to my credits, inventory, bank items, and characters?
Your account will automatically be downgraded and it will operate under the Free player restrictions. You will need to choose what items to keep with you within the restriction levels of the free access. Furthermore, you will be able to see, but not use, your excess credits, inventory slots, bank tabs, and extra characters.
For me the F2P option wouldn't be worth it simply because of the limited warzone access, before I even think about the rest of it. If it wasn't for that part I'd find it more appealing so long as they didn't stop me from using the fleet passes which are sold at the vendor for people who own an authenticator key, take away my best speeders, credits or anything like that away which I worked hard for. Personally I can only see the F2P option being a viable option for the players who either play very casually, play a lot of alts or just aren't interested in any type of progression after 50 unless it's a very casual and slow one heh.
Very disappointed to hear this is happening so soon anyway. Sadly I can't see this approach working well for them tbh, not when a huge title like GW2 is out in just 4 weeks which is completely subscription free and will offer much more in terms of pvp content (both large scale (world vs world) which TOR completely lacks atm, plus smaller scale arena matches), dynamic world events and more group aimed content in general. TOR was already going to take a hit from GW2 but by them making it part free-to-play I think that could possibly make it worse as it puts it even more directly in competition with it. I mean, if you compare the free option that TOR will have with its limited access to content, against GW2 which won't have a sub at all.. just doesn't seem worth it to me however much I've enjoyed playing the game. Sad
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-07-31-star-wars-the-old-republic-goes-free-to-play-up-to-level-50-with-reservations wrote:On the investors conference call, Frank Gibeau (head of Labels) confirmed that The Old Republic's subscription base has indeed fallen beneath 1 million and that the company has been "disappointed" with the game's performance. Gibeau noted that 500,000 is the break-even point, and while the game is still well above that, the numbers are not acceptable, he said.