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Magenta Adegan Crystals (for Magenta Lightsaber)

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Magenta Adegan Crystals (for Magenta Lightsaber)
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sangreal
01.06.2012 , 12:20 PM | #111
Quote: Originally Posted by GeorgZoeller View Post
The Magenta Crystal does in fact exist, but it is not acquired through Reverse Engineering. At the present time, it could be classified as one of the rarest items in the game.

While I am not going to give any more information on how, where or from whom it may be acquired, I want to debunk the idea that you have to reverse engineer endgame gear to get it so people don't do stuff they regret.
Glad to hear that there are at least some truly rare items in the game.

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ZudetGambeous
01.06.2012 , 12:33 PM | #112
I really don't see the problem with having a rare hard to obtain color.

The whole idea of an MMO is progression. If everything is handed to you at level 20 what's the point?
I tell you this: though neither he nor they yet know it, he is the greatest of all the Jedi. Jacen Solo is the living Jedi dream. Even without the Force, he is more dangerous than you can possibly imagine."

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zegota
01.06.2012 , 12:35 PM | #113
Quote: Originally Posted by DrMelhattan View Post
Color Crystals are restricted by Dark/Light alignment, not by faction. If a Republic player plays dark side, they can equip red crystals. So unless the purple crystals are restricted to Dark I etc, then it stands to reason that Jedi will be able to use them as well.

Anyway, purple crystals are rare at the moment (just look at the number of posts about it) with the exception of the PVP lightsabers on the Empire side. I'm sure that once the source of purple crystals is discovered there will be enough to go around for both the Empire and Republic.

Now back on topic. Have people been combing the map of Ilum for a Magenta node like I have? Any luck?
There are several lightsabers with Blue Crystals installed that don't require alignment, though -- one of my guildmates dual wields blue and red sabers, and he's Light IV. I have yet to hear of a saber with a red crystal that didn't exclude Light characters. Since alignment follows faction for most people (though definitely not all), it is another example, to me, of Imperial characters having way more pleasing appearance options than Republic.

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CriticalMasses
01.06.2012 , 12:48 PM | #114
Quote: Originally Posted by Divona View Post
May i suggest you do same before you post false information. You can have your lame faction.







Belive it or not, purple WAS never a sith color and never will be. it is jsut Bioware idea to give sith something different than red as there arent anything else much that is used by sith. Also i have seen empire player using blue lightsaber on Ilum.
Everything is possible for Empire side but not opposite way.
Give em black. or shades of red.
Dear Bioware, my Birthday is in March > I'd like to see Purple, Gold, and Teal crystals obtainable by all players and the four major play styles by then. The four major play styles are CRAFTING, SOLO, RAID, and PVP.

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CriticalMasses
01.06.2012 , 12:51 PM | #115
Quote: Originally Posted by geoffreyromain View Post
Red + blue = purple
Magenta + Blue = Purple.

But maybe I'm a bit color blind. never noticed before. hehe.

All the more reason for there to be a color wheel when crafting crystals.

The only reason bioware keeps colors rare is because it's the EASIEST to expand upon. Change a color, add it to loot table, boom, no carrot to dangle. Takes no time at all.

Add a new set of armor, and it takes months.

It's a cheap way to dangle that carrot. This is a time period when there were so many Sith and Jedi, i'm pretty freaking sure with thousands on each side floating around the galaxy they all had varying colors, shades, etc.

It's obvious that they are not going to budge on this, not until subs start being canceled. So I guess the discussion is moot.

And honestly, How many women like Red, Green, or Blue?

The game is too limited in options. And some don't NEED to be limited. This is a decision that they are going to stick with until they are forced not to anymore, plain and simple.
Dear Bioware, my Birthday is in March > I'd like to see Purple, Gold, and Teal crystals obtainable by all players and the four major play styles by then. The four major play styles are CRAFTING, SOLO, RAID, and PVP.

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GeorgZoeller
01.06.2012 , 12:53 PM | #116 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackMink View Post

That said, I don't understand why bioware has to make something so simple, so frustratingly difficult. You've known darn well that character appearance is a high priority for a lot of people. You've known all along that there are tons of us out there who want to have a purple or magenta lightsaber.
It's actually not difficult at all. There is no RNG element involved, nor do you need to be running around in endgame gear to obtain it, nor do you need an Operation to do so.

You may need a bit of time, but not a crazy amount either. All classes are capable of obtaining it. Think of it as something like a datacron.

Of course you also need to find an Artifice capable crafter with the recipe to turn the raw crystal it into a Lightsaber crystal, but for the right price, I'm sure they'll help you out.

Honestly, I was a bit amazed to find out that it is possible to have a mystery like this in an MMO. It's been in the game for a few months now (since beta).

Why the mystery? Why not serve it on a platter to those who want the color?

Well, for the same reason there aren't vendors at the start of the game with all the outfits, colors, colors, weapon appearances, etc. Because this is an RPG - some things are earned, not just handed to you on a silver platter. If you want them, you have to play the game.

Yes, we know character appearance is important for people. Hence many of the choices we made in the game, hence us adjusting many features based on feedback from the community during beta. However, the acquisition of appearance options is still a part of the game. You earn appearance past character creation, in various ways.

As said, the magenta adegan crystal is available for everyone and eventually someone will figure out how to get it. It's rare because it's undiscovered, not rare because it's terribly hard to get.

And, because I'm such a nice person today, I'll throw in one hint to get you started:

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DrMelhattan
01.06.2012 , 12:58 PM | #117
Quote: Originally Posted by zegota View Post
There are several lightsabers with Blue Crystals installed that don't require alignment, though -- one of my guildmates dual wields blue and red sabers, and he's Light IV. I have yet to hear of a saber with a red crystal that didn't exclude Light characters. Since alignment follows faction for most people (though definitely not all), it is another example, to me, of Imperial characters having way more pleasing appearance options than Republic.
Uh? He's Light IV. He wields a red and blue saber. That red saber doesn't exclude Light characters. Clearly you've heard of one?

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Demontang
01.06.2012 , 01:06 PM | #118
Magenta...........Purple.

Seriously?

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livnthedream
01.06.2012 , 01:18 PM | #119
Quote: Originally Posted by DrMelhattan View Post
Uh? He's Light IV. He wields a red and blue saber. That red saber doesn't exclude Light characters. Clearly you've heard of one?
anyone can use any color crystal, but appearance is all you get out of it. unless you match the alignment you dont get the stat boost from it.

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DrMelhattan
01.06.2012 , 01:23 PM | #120
Quote: Originally Posted by livnthedream View Post
anyone can use any color crystal, but appearance is all you get out of it. unless you match the alignment you dont get the stat boost from it.
Right. The other poster's point was that Empire gets more color options than Republic, which just isn't true.

Now about those Magenta Adegan Crystals...