Star Wars: The Old Republic - Is level 15 really high enough?

>> Wednesday, August 1, 2012

That is the question I keep asking myself over and over. At level 15, you are just barely getting in to your characters storyline. In my opinion, that's not really enough to really get a good feel for what the game really has to offer. You are just barely getting past selecting your advanced class spec.

I think that level20 or 25 would be better at getting more people to buy the full version account, and here's why I think that...

  •  By level 25 you are now getting deeper in to your characters storyline to the point of wanting to know what is next for that character. Much like watching a suspense movie and 1/2 way through, you have to decide if you wanna watch the rest of the movie.
  •  At level 25, the game gets a bigger boost to it's fun factor because you don't have to walk everywhere anymore, you get your first speeder. Anyone that has ever played an mmo in the past can tell you that it really changes the game when it doesn't take forever to walk somewhere.
  • By level 20 and 25, you not only have your ship, but you have unlocked some of the space missions. This is yet another aspect of the game you really don't get a good chance to check out in the current level 15 limit.
  • By level 20 and 25, if you enjoy PvP, you get a big boost to the enjoyment of the warzones. You can get your first PvP set at level 20 and by level 25, you have some nice abilities to match your PvP gear to allow for a good deal more fun.

Now, I do understand that there are people that do not care about character storyline or plots. But by level 25, you have given those players enough of a taste of EVERY aspect of the game (warzones, speeders, more planets to quest on via personal starship, PvP gear, ect.) to really get them hook to the point of getting a full subscription to the game.

Remember, this is just my opinion. Although I do always welcome comments about my posts, whether they are pro or con my point, but please remember that this is not fact when commenting.  Until my next post....Game On!

UPDATE: This just released by Activision...

STAR WARS®: The Old Republic™ will move to a more accessible two-tiered pricing
model in November. Players can chose between a $14.99 premium monthly
subscription and a free-to-play model with some restrictions on content and advanced
features. Players will be able to purchase upgrades with in-game currency.
So this does somewhat prove my point, although I am among though that are saddened by the fact that it didn't even last a year before it went free-to-play.


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