When does the price drop to $15?

#1 Posted by Jrinswand (1698 posts) -

What the title says. They've said "August," but for some reason I have it in my mind that it's going to be tomorrow. Can anybody lend some truth to this? Has Bioware said when they are dropping the price of admission to $15?

#2 Edited by connerthekewlkid (1817 posts) -

i think exactly a month before it goes F2P

so i guess late august

#3 Posted by Jrinswand (1698 posts) -
@connerthekewlkid said:

i think exactly a month before it goes F2P

so i guess late august

As Darth Vader would say, "NOOOOOO!!!" I need it to be cheaper now!
 
I found this article over on Kotaku that says August 7th is the day that SWTOR drops the price to $15. I don't usually make a habit of believing anything Kotaku says but in this case I can't see a reason that they would lie.
#4 Edited by Chaser324 (6390 posts) -

I doubt many people are going to run out and buy a game for $40 that they know is on the verge of a price drop and going F2P, so I don't see why they wouldn't drop the price very soon.

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#5 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1817 posts) -

@Jrinswand: there probably right

#6 Posted by Benny (1950 posts) -

@Chaser324: Probably a lot of people who don't know as well.

#7 Edited by Chaser324 (6390 posts) -

@Benny: Well, any time you throw a recognizable name like Star Wars on a game, you're bound to pull in quite a few less informed casual gamers. So you're right, they probably can sell some more copies at the current price point, but it's not going to be enough to hit the critical mass of users where this game becomes profitable.

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#8 Posted by Benny (1950 posts) -

@Chaser324: They're on record saying 500,000 subscribers was their break even point and they only recently fell below a million. It's the sharp decline that's got them so worried, not that they're not making profit from it. The problem is that in 6 months time they might not be.

#9 Posted by Jrinswand (1698 posts) -

I've only been playing the free trial but I can't for the life of me figure out why the game got some of the hate (or general disinterestedness on the part of gamers) that it did. It seems to be really well put together.
 
Anyway, I would rather buy it at a reduced price now than wait for it to go F2P later because my time is more valuable than my money. I'm going to be in the thick of teaching/learning this coming semester, when it becomes free for everybody.

#10 Posted by Chaser324 (6390 posts) -

@Benny: OK, point taken. I guess their real concern is that GW2 and WoW are about to steal away a ton of the serial MMO players.

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#11 Posted by MstrMnyBgs (123 posts) -

@Jrinswand said:

I've only been playing the free trial but I can't for the life of me figure out why the game got some of the hate (or general disinterestedness on the part of gamers) that it did. It seems to be really well put together. Anyway, I would rather buy it at a reduced price now than wait for it to go F2P later because my time is more valuable than my money. I'm going to be in the thick of teaching/learning this coming semester, when it becomes free for everybody.

If you mean you've only been playing the 1-15 free trial, then you are correct and it is definitely enjoyable. But once you start getting further and are pretty much restricted to one planet per level range, and the fact that once you hit max level the game pretty much becomes stagnant unless you are a hardcore pvper.

1-50 your first time is a great experience, I highly recommend it. 50+ gets old after a few weeks, and leveling another character 1-50 becomes very, very repetitive aside from the small percentage of new class-based quests.

#12 Posted by TopSteer (642 posts) -

Apparently it's down to $15 now.

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