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melee and blaster pistol users thrown under the bus?

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melee and blaster pistol users thrown under the bus?
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Spaj
08.16.2012 , 05:52 PM | #61
These are the first BoL weapons available. As such it means that only Tech users are able to use this to utilise any spare weaponry for alts, alts companions etc. ie Barrel only. Not hilts.

A bloody poor choice imho. This first introduction of BoL weapons should have been for everyone. Failing that they should have been regular BoP items. Lets wait another 4 months before you will allow force users the ability to get a BoL weapon.

Enjoy f2p.
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Kashley
08.16.2012 , 05:54 PM | #62
Staff responses like this make me happy GW2 is around the corner!

Clearly out of touch with their community... At the slow rate they release this drivel that they call 'world events' the chances of seeing other weapons comparable to the ones from this event any time soon is looking at early next year!

Why make a world event that only rewards certain classes?

Who was sitting in HQ and saw that go by and said to themselves, "SURELY this will not piss ANYONE off! They will love it!"

EAWare you never fail to amaze me. Its like your intentionally shooting yourself in the foot at this point just to see if you can set a record on the fastest sunk triple A MMO ever.
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LogicalPremise
08.16.2012 , 05:58 PM | #63
First, thanks to Allison for a response. It's appreciated (and I think everyone knows the reasoning you are explaining is certainly not your reasoning or fault.)

However, there is an adjunct to what has been stated by many people about the utility of these items. Set aside the speed of the speeder, the recolored pet, the 175k cost to get a barrel out of an otherwise useless weapon, the comparison to the last event, the organization, bugs and everything else.

The biggest issue that the event makes you guys look bad. I know that's not the case -- you put out a video, obviously some thought and planning went into this. I'm sure the lack of devs and all of that has made it hard and having angry people screaming doesn't help things.

But a lot of people are evaluating whether it's worth the money to keep investing in the game. The last event kept me here when I had pretty much decided to unsubscribe, and the detail and focus put into it (and the new ops) made me glad I did. Now, I see this, and I wonder if the NEXT event is going to be as shambolic.
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Sural
08.16.2012 , 05:58 PM | #64
Quote: Originally Posted by TheCynic View Post
Ok 1st. This is poor reasoning and its thought process like this that anger the players and have resulted in what TOR has become.

2nd, MONTHS ago the quest rewards were data mined and posted on these very forums players gave feedback that said "I hope there are rewards for other classes"
It would have been nice if you guys had read that thread and added rewards for ALL CLASSES!
Yeah. For the most part I love this game, I love my guild....BUT...It's CS Responses like the one here by Joveth that make me SMH in real life....

There is honestly nothing that makes me WANT to do the World Event. Ooohh..>A modable legacy bowcaster that I can't even use on my main, nor any of my companions...Not even any of my alts can use it.....

I think more thought needs to go into these world events before release...and definitely more thought needs to go into the rewards for these events. If you don't bring out things for everyone, you are going to alienate portions of the playerbase...Which is *NOT* a good idea...We are the ones that provide them with the continued ability to receive a paycheck...They push people away, no money coming in to pay for development....or even their paychecks...So they should really watch how they respond.... :/

I am still going to remain subbed for F2P, but others may not.
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Gwena
08.16.2012 , 06:00 PM | #65
I can see why the limited selection of weapons was disappointing for many. My main is a Smuggler, and only my baby Operative alt will be able to use one of the bowcasters.

But, I figure it at least sort of balances out the fact that it was color crystals for the last event. Yes, my Smuggler healer and my Operative can use color crystals, but let us be honest here -- overall, color crystals are far less fun and interesting to gun-wielders than they are to Force users. You can't see the color of the crystal unless you are actively shooting something, and even then, special attacks (including, y'know, healing) do not change color with the crystal. But with lightsabers, you can see the color crystal so long as the weapon is not sheathed.

And for both events, the rewards can at least be equipped by Companions. I do think that this event favors rifle users more than the previous event favored lightsaber users, but hopefully future events will balance things out (something unique looking for my Smuggler, pretty please? That is not only seen on the occasion that she uses her basic attack?).
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Hambunctious
08.16.2012 , 06:02 PM | #66
It would have made more sense just to have another rak plague outbreak. At least that one was interesting, and had rewards that everyone could use.

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Deewe
08.16.2012 , 06:32 PM | #67
Quote: Originally Posted by Gwena View Post
I can see why the limited selection of weapons was disappointing for many. My main is a Smuggler, and only my baby Operative alt will be able to use one of the bowcasters.
Thing is for some of us, operatives in Imperial gear with bowcaster looks silly, even worse for a sniper.

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Azoetia
08.16.2012 , 06:36 PM | #68
Quote: Originally Posted by JovethGonzalez View Post
Hi folks,

I wanted to take a bit of time to explain the reasoning behind the weapon selection on the vendor. As you know, each SWTOR event that we do is unique and this also applies to the variety of items offered. That is, if you don’t find anything that you think is useful during this event, you may find a different assortment of items in the next one. Your feedback is definitely appreciated and we’ll look into different ways to improve our item selection in the future.

Thanks for participating!
Do you honestly consider that explanation sensible or reasonable? This was an extremely stupid idea to begin with. Saying you'll consider player feedback next time is absurd; the devs shouldn't need to be told how dumb and alienating it is to limit the weapon rewards.

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iprovoast
08.16.2012 , 06:47 PM | #69
Quote: Originally Posted by JovethGonzalez View Post
Hi folks,

I wanted to take a bit of time to explain the reasoning behind the weapon selection on the vendor. As you know, each SWTOR event that we do is unique and this also applies to the variety of items offered. That is, if you don’t find anything that you think is useful during this event, you may find a different assortment of items in the next one. Your feedback is definitely appreciated and we’ll look into different ways to improve our item selection in the future.

Thanks for participating!
I figured as much, my Sniper appreciates it though, and I really like how now we can switch crystals to the opposite faction, can't wait to have Black-Blue on my Imps, and Purple on my Republic toons!

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tolaf
08.16.2012 , 06:53 PM | #70
Quote: Originally Posted by JovethGonzalez View Post
Hi folks,

I wanted to take a bit of time to explain the reasoning behind the weapon selection on the vendor. As you know, each SWTOR event that we do is unique and this also applies to the variety of items offered. That is, if you don’t find anything that you think is useful during this event, you may find a different assortment of items in the next one. Your feedback is definitely appreciated and we’ll look into different ways to improve our item selection in the future.

Thanks for participating!
Thanks for an event that i have no reason to do.
I've put up with a lot of BW's very questionable decisions, but with this latest fail i think i might have to abondon ship.
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