So Bioware finally updated the features matrix to explain just how limited free to play is going to be in TOR. This has to be the worst FTP I've ever seen in a Western game. Normal stuff like bank, character, and inventory unlocks are there but the rest...c'mon.
Want to unlock raids? Too bad. Weekly fee or nothing.
Want to unlock PVP? Too bad. Weekly fee or limited to 3x per week.
Want to unlock space missions? Too bad. Weekly fee or limited to 3x per week.
Want to unlock flashpoints? Too bad. Weekly fee or limited to 3x per week.
And my personal favorite: You have to pay to wear purple gear. Yeah, no thanks.
For me, one of the big draws of FTP games is the ability to make one time purchases for content, even if that ends up costing me an arm and a leg. If everything outside the leveling story requires a recurring fee to access, what's the point of not having a subscription?