SWTOR To Ease Back On Free-To-Play Restrictions
When Star Wars: The Old Republic went free-to-play earlier in the month, players and critics alike were very unhappy with Bioware’s idea of what comes free and what does not. One of the biggest complaints was being restricted to just two hotkey bars to slot abilities. Any character past the mid-20s in level will have more skills than two hotkey bars could hold.
In a message on the official forums last night, the SWTOR Online Community Manager announced that in a patch coming next week, players with Preferred Status (aka non-subscribers who have made at least one purchase in the microtransaction store) will be getting two more hotkey bars for a total of four. Those of you who already ponied up cash for the two extra bars via the Cartel microtransaction shop will be getting details shortly about Bioware’s plan to compensate you.