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Crystal vendors take away from people who have worked for them

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Crystal vendors take away from people who have worked for them

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Toonimator
03.07.2012 , 09:12 PM | #11
You got your purple crystal ahead of time, got to flaunt it for weeks/a couple months, now people who save up a bunch of credits (may be pocket change for a 50, but still impressive amount for a 15-20) can have purple.

But it's beyond ridiculous that purple was ever as rare as it was to begin with. TOR is not the Saga. TOR is a mere 300 years after KOTOR, still thousands of years before the Ruusan Reformations (where the Jedi really became stuck-up jerks) which is still well before Episode I.

There are plenty of colors that could--maybe even should--be marks of effort or waiting for months/years for a nerf. Gold, black-<color> blades, bronze, vermilion, viridian, turquoise, magenta, etc. Purple should be fairly easy to attain even while leveling, like yellow and orange. They're 'uncommon' compared to the standard red, green, and blue, but not truly rare. Your class stories have you marked as exceptional right from the start, and you do some exceptional things as you go, even in the prologue and Chapter 1. There's no reason other than a misguided adherence to movie lore--rather than the massive amount of EU lore that's appropriate for the time period--for purple to be max level, or for orange to be still rather tough to get.

Putting orange & purple on the same level as yellow would be the best solution, giving everyone more options as they level. Even if they implemented that, there would still be LOTS of players sticking with their trusty reds, blues, greens (and yellows). Purple is only special when only ONE guy has it, Mace Windu. Soon as Luke started up his new Jedi order, purple was as common as blue. The colors should largely be personal preference, NOT a mark of epeen until you get to colors that ARE unusual--unusual for the lore as a whole, not just restricted to the movies.

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tahyri
03.07.2012 , 09:12 PM | #12
How does it take anything away? If you got the crystals before, it doesn't make your accomplishment any less. Who cares what someone else has? You know what you had to accomplish to get it before, isn't that what matters? Or are you just concerned about other people not knowing if you're "better" than the person standing next to you?

Was the purple crystal the only reason you did ops? Or were you going to do ops anyways and just happened to get a purple crystal along the way?

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Jett-Rinn
03.07.2012 , 09:18 PM | #13
Yeah it's better for Bioware to be austere and let those few that "worked' for it be their only customers.


Remember kids say anything remotely positive about SWTOR and you're automatically labeled a Bioware employee.

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AsheraII
03.07.2012 , 09:26 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by sinfulheart View Post
Crystal vendors take away from the players who have worked hard to get their purple crystal or other crystal ect ect. If you dont have anything that is realy hard to get whats the point in playing the game? I will say this in starwars galaxies their were items that you would have to solo farm for for months to get but they worth it when you got them hughe stats and everyone wanted them. How aboout a jet pack bh can farm for that hey can fly with? Rare crystals? Hard hitting guns that look great? give people something to work toward instead of upping the valor and handing them anything they cry about? What do you guys think?
You mean all existing purple crystals and their blueprints were removed from the people who "worked" for them and they had to buy them again from the vendor? If not, then nothing was taken away from them.
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evildestroyer
03.07.2012 , 09:33 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by sinfulheart View Post
Crystal vendors take away from the players who have worked hard to get their purple crystal or other crystal ect ect. If you dont have anything that is realy hard to get whats the point in playing the game? I will say this in starwars galaxies their were items that you would have to solo farm for for months to get but they worth it when you got them hughe stats and everyone wanted them. How aboout a jet pack bh can farm for that hey can fly with? Rare crystals? Hard hitting guns that look great? give people something to work toward instead of upping the valor and handing them anything they cry about? What do you guys think?
Everything in this game is easy.

Heck look at the people that had to grind to get BM, getting 800-1500 valor per match. Now you get 2500-3000 valor per match easily.

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Lodril
03.07.2012 , 09:38 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Akella View Post
A group of players doesn't want to have to grind or work for anything cuz this is a game.
Wait... are they suggesting that since everyone is paying for it, the game should be fun, rather than work? I find their ideas intriguing, and would like to subscribe to their newsletter.

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Sibonk
03.07.2012 , 09:40 PM | #17
Hello!

Because a thread about this topic already exists, we'll be closing this thread in order to consolidate discussion. We encourage you to join the existing discussion here.

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