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'Star Wars: The Old Republic' now free-to-play

Star Wars Old Republic screenshot

Star Wars Old Republic screenshot (Credit: BioWare)

There is no longer a subscription fee needed to alter time, speed up the harvest and teleport yourself into a galaxy far, far away.  

'Star Wars: The Old Republic' is now free-to-play (F2P) and allows for anyone with a PC to join hundreds of thousands of MMORPG gamers in their quest for dominance between the Sith Empire and the Republic.  I've reached the endgame of just three of the eight iconic Star Wars classes and thoroughly enjoyed the elaborate story lines despite having to tread through some repeated side quests along the way.  Subscribers from launch day like myself are not being forgotten either.  Promotional in-game currency called Cartel Coins can be used in-game to purchase items and additional game features in the newly created Cartel Market. 

A subscription can still be purchased as it allows players to continue accessing all of the game they've been enjoying for nearly a year.  Flashpoints and War Zones have limitations for those who want the free-to-play experience that primarily focuses on players who want just the chance to see how each classes story pans out.  After hitting the level 50 cap, a subscription of at least a month to the game is worth it just to try out some of the Operations that push groups of players to their limits.  And the loot will be worth it.

If you love Star Wars, BioWare hit a home run with the expanded universe plots and characters so do yourself a favor and download the game today.  On the  in-game Planet of Belsavis,  a mission has even been made public that could land you your very own Assassin Droid (HK-51).  

Now excuse me, because I need get back to blasting my way though a wretched hive of scum and villainy in order to nab me some new gear.

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