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Tionese Commendation/Crystal too slow?

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Ecomix
01.15.2012 , 11:12 PM | #1
I've been doing 2 Hard Modes a day for a little over a week and I can't afford anything but the off-hand.

The rate is so slow by the time you can afford a 30Com/62Crys piece you will most likely have seen a Columi token drop (aside from Helm) and the weapons cost so much you will likely be in Rakata gear before you can afford one.

All the Hard Modes I've done save for Black Talon have taken me upwards of 75 minutes average due to bonus trash or just buggy bosses. As a pretty casual player I can only do Black Talon and one MAYBE two more a day on the weekend, during the work week I see myself only doing Black Talon + 1.

Compared to PVP this rate is excruciatingly slow. I get enough Centurion Tokens in ~3 days to buy any piece but the weapon simply from doing the Illum daily and the WZ daily (usually get 1-2 bags from Commendations finishing these due to the bug that causes a win not to count). If I happen to complete the weekly on the first day, that's 1 day to get a 126 rating PVP piece.

Has there been any word on if they plan to increase the amount of commendations/crystals you get? or even lower the cost of the pieces? Just seems like the Tionese gear is wasted gear since it takes so long to get vs Columi gear that has tokens drop in the same Flash Points.

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Raencloud
01.15.2012 , 11:34 PM | #2
Tionese is not meant to be a full tier. It's there to supplement your gear progression in case you get poor RNG and aren't able to get Columi pieces, in the same way that Centurion PVP gear is there if you get unlucky with Champion tokens.

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Vertibirdo
01.16.2012 , 12:17 AM | #3
Tionese tokens are slow to get (as an imperial at least) because not all hardmodes are working as intended. For instance unusable chests if you wipe on a boss at least once, or if are locked out of the instance after you died in a battle with last boss. When all hardmodes will be fixed, problem with few tionese commendations will go away forever.
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Ecomix
01.16.2012 , 01:31 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Raencloud View Post
Tionese is not meant to be a full tier. It's there to supplement your gear progression in case you get poor RNG and aren't able to get Columi pieces, in the same way that Centurion PVP gear is there if you get unlucky with Champion tokens.
I've had the poorest RNG out of everyone I run Hard Modes with. I can only afford the off-hand and the off-hand piece is the only one that has dropped for me, out of a week of doing hard modes.

I also have the worst luck with champion bags out of everyone I PVP with, but I still have received 3 Champion pieces, and have been able to buy 3 Centurion pieces in a week.

This is all just from doing the PVE/PVP daily and an extra hardmode or two as well as the extra Warzones played due to the win bug.