I don't have much hope for this game reaching a point where it is worth getting (for me at least). I suspect that soon the dev time will be hijacked into implementing a f2p mode which like SWTOR will strip what features they do have and put them behind a paywall.Looks like Anthem’s roadmap has been delayed. Thoughts?
They could use the SWTOR paid unlock system to pay wall cosmetics, gear level/tiers, currency quantities, group content, inventory space just about any convenience you can think of.To be fair, the main feature of SWOR is it has some nice Bioware stories in it and they let you play through several of those for free. LotRO doesn't do that; they charge by the zone. It is kinda in-your-face and weird how SWOR charges for raids and PvP and extra hotkey slots and such, but the core of the game is actually free.
Anthem is great fun, but it doesn't have the kind of system depth to support a SWOR-style free-to-play system. What are they going to do? Charge you a dollar to let you fly today? The cosmetics could certainly be deep enough to support the game. I'm not sure if they have enough options though because the rotating shop selection hides what they have.