Well That’s Refreshingly Direct
From the SWTOR Patch Notes:
A host of new Galactic Starfighter items have been added to the Cartel Market; check the new Starfighter tab to see them all!
Soooo the fastest if not the only way to get these upgrades is to buy them for real money. Of course they will probably be bound to the character for at least a day or so. Still letting people buy good parts for real money right off the bat… ouch. Nice to know wallet warriors are going to be rocking it for at least a few days. I know it’s a skinny difference but I much prefer to be able to buy a multiplier to my rate of advancement than to just buy advancement. I like the feeling of “earning” my gear, even if I earned it with an advantage over simply showing up, plunking down dinero and saying “WORSHIP ME MORTAL ONES” for a week while people catch up at least to the point where skill at the computer = skill at making disposable income.
I’ll be interested to see the Galactic Starfighter content of course. It’s one of the most iconic parts of Star Wars, and even if I usually detest PvP outside of EvE, I’ll probably participate to some extent, just to try it out, but I don’t think it’s going to be a real game-changer for me. The story is still the key (more on that in a later post) and the PvP, while getting more imaginative, will now consumer ever more resources as they will be managing 8v8, starfighter, AND the upcoming 4v4 arenas. That’s a lot of resources for a game based on “Story” to devote to PvP.