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Old 12-10-2008, 03:50 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Whoops! EA retracts CEO Riccitiello’s statement on TOR’s payment model

In an update to a previous news post, Electronic Arts has said CEO John Riccitiello’s statement on The Old Republic’s business model was based on a ‘misunderstanding’. Riccitiello had originally commented that TOR will be ‘microtransaction-based’, which is quite different from the traditional MMO payment model based around monthly payments. It’s surprising that Riccitiello would make [...]

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Old 12-10-2008, 07:38 PM   #2
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I am experiencing a very... peculiar sensation. I'm unsure on whether to be happy or sad.
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:56 PM   #3
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I'd have to say that this is good, but I cannot help but wonder what the 'alternative' (or the original plan, perhaps?) method of paying shall be?
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:03 PM   #4
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Why do I have that scene stuck in my head with Han is saying, "Uh, we had a slight weapons malfunction, but uh... everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?"
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Old 12-14-2008, 03:52 PM   #5
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It was a little premature for him to announce the payment system for a game that is still in PRE-production.

They probably will announce the payment model when the game is close to launch.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:05 AM   #6
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I'm happy they retracted that statement, but IIRC this is from the same guy who mentioned that the MMO was a SW one, only to have that statement retracted for him by Bioware and LA.


Let's kill ourselves.
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