There comes a time in every young MMO's life when it has to start facing facts and accepting the horrible, domino-like deterministic path cruel fate has set all of us on. Primarily, this means coping with the fact that World of Warcraft looms
over its genre compatriots like an imploding sun, and its black-hole-like pull will devour all subscriber money from now until the end of time. Not even Star Wars: The Old Republic
' the last great white hope for subs in a post-WoW world ' could change that. And so, not even a year after launch, it'll be flipping the F2P switch on November 15th
. But, of course, there are some strings attached.