Posted Wed, Dec 05, 2012 by Martuk
Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) Executive Producer Jeff Hickman has posted a new blog to solicit more feedback from the community on the MMORPG’s free-to-play model. Since the launch of the new business model last month, BioWare has made some changes to help ease restrictions on the free and preferred players of SWTOR. Some of those changes include the addition of 2 additional Quickbars for preferred status players for a total of 4 and the refunding of any Cartel Coins that those players used to purchase the same Quickbars, a reduction in the Cartel Market Items bind timer and an increase in the number of available weekly warzones from 3 to 5.
Hickman expressed the importance of community feedback to help further enhance and refine the model, and has asked players to offer their thoughts on how SWTOR can be improved while adding a couple of other improvements that preferred status and subscription players will be getting in the future.
"Additionally, in an upcoming patch (no exact date yet, but players won’t have to wait long), Preferred Status Players will be given four (4) additional character slots, which means that they will have a total of six character slots. As always, Free-to-Play Players can reach Preferred Status simply by purchasing anything from our online store or purchasing a physical copy of the game.
Last but not least, I wanted to share the news that the 50 character limit on Global Active Characters for Subscribers will be removed and increased substantially in the same, aforementioned patch. If you wanted to, you can truly create your own army of Troopers or a legion of Sith Warriors."