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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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ImperialSun
08.17.2012 , 08:03 AM | #141
Quote: Originally Posted by islander View Post
We will. Enjoy your continually rapidly emptying servers. This place is consistently heading the direction of SWG.

There was a time, about 6 weeks or so ago, when I had just moved to Fatman. The place was BUSY. We typically had 2 full imperial fleet instances - sometimes a 3rd opened up.

This week? We fill up one instance, with a smaller second. I would speculate that Fatman has lost a good 40% of its active, daily population over the past 6 weeks. This is DESPITE being given a 'superserver' environment. I've seen several primary PvP guilds Imperial side dwindle and die over that time. There are VERY few legitimate ones left, maybe 3 or 4 total (now that Instinct and Expletive merged to make one out of the TWO they used to be)

At some point, people like you need to also step back and see the bigger picture. These geniuses at Bioware spent all this time coding this event, and the majority of people still left playing it, think it sucks.

That's a problem for the game, long past it's a problem for any of us.

Wake up, and see and smell the failure this MMORPG is sadly continuing to devolve into. It's not like I'm happy and giddy about it. Like many of you, I waited years for this.
If, by heading the same way as SWG you mean holding a profitable player base for over 7 years and only being canned due to an exclusivity agreement around SWTOR then I truly hope your appraisal of this games longevity is correct

Driz

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Drebs
08.17.2012 , 08:03 AM | #142
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 Joveth, for at least letting us know.

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DarthPasta
08.17.2012 , 08:04 AM | #143
So what? Either be patient and be thankful for what Bioware presented to you AS AN OPTION TO DO OR NOT DO or else don't play the game. End of story.

People need to stop thinking they're entitled to everything.

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DarthPasta
08.17.2012 , 08:05 AM | #144
Quote: Originally Posted by Drebs View Post
Thanks Joveth, for at least letting us know.
This. Exactly this. Communication is always appreciated.

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juanni
08.17.2012 , 08:06 AM | #145
Quote: Originally Posted by Wayshuba View Post
I must have missed the autocannon because I only remember sniper rifles and blaster rifles, which leaves out Commandos unless they want to go back to being equipped as they were on Ord Mantell.
Commandos can use blaster rifles at no penalty.
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ImperialSun
08.17.2012 , 08:06 AM | #146
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthPasta View Post
So what? Either be patient and be thankful for what Bioware presented to you AS AN OPTION TO DO OR NOT DO or else don't play the game. End of story.

People need to stop thinking they're entitled to everything.
QFT...

Driz

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anakedcowboy
08.17.2012 , 08:10 AM | #147
Quote: Originally Posted by Galbatorrix View Post
AdvAlso, everyone can use the sandpeople armor.
Hi. This is a dumb argument. The majority of players have at least 1 50 as their main.

At 50, if you want to use sandpeople armor as your main armor, you have to either
a) buy a complete set of armororing, mods, enchancements, augment kits and augments to create reasonably statted gear (that will not have a set bonus)
b) remove your current mods, armor, enhancements and augments (at a cost of rougly 700K credits), augment kit the armor (150K + kits). You will have no set bonuses, unless you happen to have campaign armor (a fraction of the level 50s)
c) not use the armor as your main armor, and only put it on for ... dance parties on the fleet?

So yes, anyone CAN use sand people armor. It's just going to cost most of those people between 850K and several million credits to make the armor useful for a large chunk of the players in the game.

"Can use" is a completely different issue from "would use". Only one of them should be considered in the design of a reward that takes a lot of time, effort and frustrating bottlenecks to earn.

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GooseGrims
08.17.2012 , 08:12 AM | #148
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthPasta View Post
So what? Either be patient and be thankful for what Bioware presented to you AS AN OPTION TO DO OR NOT DO or else don't play the game. End of story.

People need to stop thinking they're entitled to everything.
i cant agree with this, yea some ppl in this thread may be coming off as entitled. but BW really needs to consider what some of these ppl are saying, with a new MMO releasing this month and all the other options out there i dont want them driving away more ppl.

taking 3 ish months to come out with some new content that only really appeals to 3 out of the 16 AC's is a total facepalm.
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Galbatorrix
08.17.2012 , 08:15 AM | #149
Quote: Originally Posted by hrvojes View Post
No no no, read it one more time very slowly so that you may understand.

How many classes can use crystals? All of them.
How many classes can use sniper rifles / blaster rifles. Three out of sixteen.

There's nothing more to add to that. Whether you like it or not, crystals could still be used by everyone, while these rewards cannot. It's as simple as that.

Yes, you're right, very few people complained about the rakghoul event because it was very well done. Again, please tell me what sand people armour has to do with anything related to this event?

BTW the bowcasters are not bound to account, they're bound to legacy. It's not even remotely the same thing. Bind to account would mean you could transfer it to like any character you own on any server.

WOW doesn't even allow you to send items across server. And Bind to Legacy means that EVERYONE can use these items. Maybe not on any character they want to, but they most certainly can get the items and either send them to an alts that can use them, or put them up for future alts.

And again, the color crystals where aimed at lightsaber users. To say otherwise is just being naive. No rifle/pistol user cared.

The fact is, Bioware put a unique/iconic set of weapons on the vendor for this event and then made those items bind to legacy so that everyone could use them on some of their characters. If they'd have made them bind on pickup, I'd understand the complaining. As is, you guys are just being babies. Big surprise there...... this game seems to have attracted almost nothing but entitled babies.

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islander
08.17.2012 , 08:22 AM | #150
Quote: Originally Posted by ImperialSun View Post
If, by heading the same way as SWG you mean holding a profitable player base for over 7 years and only being canned due to an exclusivity agreement around SWTOR then I truly hope your appraisal of this games longevity is correct

Driz
Profitable player base of what, 30k people after the first 18 months?

1/2 of those were there solely for space pvp.
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