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Codex vs. Achievement System

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Codex vs. Achievement System
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mleischer
08.28.2012 , 10:13 AM | #1
Since it's been a over 9 months and I still cannot discover the Sith Academy or become an Imperial Scholar, what are the plans, if any for scrapping the Codex system and implementing a traditional achievement system ? I spent a few years longer on another game then I otherwise would have, due to trying to be a completionist, and I think there are may other players like this. With only a handful of OPS and Flashpoints and other endgame, I think this would do a lot to keep people playing. If it was up to me, I'd have character level, account level, and guild level achievements. Wishful thinking ?

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discosoc
08.28.2012 , 10:17 AM | #2
Codex is fine for what it is, a few bugs aside. I honestly would rather them not spend time and effort on an achievement system until they have the game itself more fully developed.

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Lazzer
08.28.2012 , 10:25 AM | #3
What would you have in the acheivment system as titles? 1st person to zerg through the content, fastest use of the spacebar during cut scenes, most mobs avoiding while grinding flashpoints?

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sulphervox
08.28.2012 , 10:33 AM | #4
I agree,
I would love the codex bugs fixed. How hard can this be? It's not like righting a new story line or fixing a weird cheat where someone can hide in a wall. It's making something clickacle.... Wow

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AllisonBerryman
08.28.2012 , 10:36 AM | #5 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
We are definitely aware of issues with some Codex entries, and fixing them up is something we're working on. If you notice a Codex entry that you're having an issue with, please do make sure you report it via the in-game Customer Service portal (in case there are some individual instances we aren't aware of yet)! We don't have plans to scrap the Codex system, but we will be working to improve it.

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BJWyler
08.28.2012 , 10:38 AM | #6
As Allison said - they are working on the codex. I much prefer this method to a typical achievement system. Much more interesting in my view.

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Anrew
09.01.2012 , 07:57 AM | #7
I do like the codex, but I like titles with them. Thats just me though

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Warrgames
09.01.2012 , 08:03 AM | #8
I doubt they are working on it. The game is going F2P. Buggy Codex isn't going to get people to spend more money on this game. New content that they can add to their market is.

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Deewe
09.01.2012 , 08:04 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by AllisonBerryman View Post
We are definitely aware of issues with some Codex entries, and fixing them up is something we're working on. If you notice a Codex entry that you're having an issue with, please do make sure you report it via the in-game Customer Service portal (in case there are some individual instances we aren't aware of yet)! We don't have plans to scrap the Codex system, but we will be working to improve it.
Speaking of the codex, please make sure to have the UI designers add a keyboard shortcut to open it directly.

Maybe making us having to open the quest log then the codex isn't that much of a big deal but it's sending the message that the codex isn't that important as does not deserves its own hot key.

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Sztoid
09.03.2012 , 01:17 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Lazzer View Post
What would you have in the acheivment system as titles? 1st person to zerg through the content, fastest use of the spacebar during cut scenes, most mobs avoiding while grinding flashpoints?
"Survivor of the Rakghoul Plague"
"Hero of (insert planet name)"
"Dethroning Malgus"

Just a few ideas.