I'm playing SWTOR mainly for the story and singleplayer content, I'm not really interested in most of the MMO aspects. As an F2P player there are several restrictions, one of them is that I can't equip purple items. My impression from reading about this restriction before playing the game was that it only comes into play in the later levels, and shouldn't hurt too much when playing the class storylines.
But now I found my first purple item I can't equip at level 12, and I'm wondering how much of a disadvantage this restriction really is.
- Are the class storylines completeable for a new player without purple items?
- Does the lack of purple items put me at a significant disadvantage compared to a new subscription player of equal level (on non-endgame content)?