Will I need to purchase a monthly subscription in order to play Star Wars: The Old Republic?
Yes, a monthly subscription is required to play Star Wars: The Old Republic. Players will be able to select one of three different subscription options:
1 Month Subscription: $14.99 (£8.99/€12.99)
3 Month Subscription: $13.99 per month (one-time charge of $41.97/£25.17/€35.97)
6 Month Subscription: $12.99 per month (one-time charge of $77.94/£46.14/€65.94)
Here is my take on it: I've been ganked in open world PvP and frankly, it is not fun. I want to choose when to fight. I can run around flagged for PvP if I choose on a PvE server, or can shut it off. PvP servers remove that choice.
I'll be on an RP server if they have them. Also, starting out as Republic...boo on Sith Empire.
I'm not saying that the troopers running around with blasters were not impressive. One of them wore me out a couple of times. But just the fact that I can make lightning come out of my fingers is awesome! At higher levels, you get invisibility and much more powerful force powers.
Interestingly, my trend stayed neutral from light to dark side during the first beta. No matter how sinister I was, it never moved. Probably not active yet.