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no more black hole comms in story EC?

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PsychKenn
09.26.2012 , 09:12 PM | #11
If I remember correctly, and I don't have a source quote sorry, I heard somewhere that all storymodes in any raid from now on is only dropping Rakata level gear and comms. Something about keeping the storymode of all raids at a certain difficulty so all players can pug/run them and see the content.

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hages
09.27.2012 , 01:26 AM | #12
We had the same problem yesterday when doing EC story mode. No more bh com drops or in chests. I really hope this is just a bug from the 1.4 patch. They have said nowhere that they would remove bh comms from the raids.
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Elyx
09.27.2012 , 02:04 AM | #13
Yes. Just ran part of TFB with server mates. no BH comms. Now that BH gear is 350 per piece (not sure if anyone noticed that) I figured there would be an increase in BH comms. as it stands right now, most of us will be getting one piece every month or so. its pretty disgusting really.

I figured the balance would be that we would get more BH Comms from the Ops runs....but were getting none.

Ironically, the new OP (TFB) is dropping a TON of gold. we got just past second boss and most of us had averaged 100k for that one sole run. 100k credits...and zero BH comms. zeeeeerrrrro

I hope this is a bug, because prices are stupid high right now. I don't know if Bio realizes this, but people will stop running the Ops. yeah, the story is great....the first time. Do you honestly think people are going to run it any more when there's no reward? why do that when i can just run one HM daily and get more BH comms then i get an entire run. this is beyond silly. im /buggin it.
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Savro
09.27.2012 , 02:08 AM | #14
EC SM has been nerfed, now it requires columi level and drops rakata, rakata are below BH/capaign so it is reasonable to think that it souldn't drop BH thingys (same for KP NiM), but they should write it clearly in the patch notes!

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hages
09.27.2012 , 02:11 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Elyx View Post
Yes. Just ran part of TFB with server mates. no BH comms. Now that BH gear is 350 per piece (not sure if anyone noticed that) I figured there would be an increase in BH comms. as it stands right now, most of us will be getting one piece every month or so. its pretty disgusting really.

I figured the balance would be that we would get more BH Comms from the Ops runs....but were getting none.

Ironically, the new OP (TFB) is dropping a TON of gold. we got just past second boss and most of us had averaged 100k for that one sole run. 100k credits...and zero BH comms. zeeeeerrrrro

I hope this is a bug, because prices are stupid high right now. I don't know if Bio realizes this, but people will stop running the Ops. yeah, the story is great....the first time. Do you honestly think people are going to run it any more when there's no reward? why do that when i can just run one HM daily and get more BH comms then i get an entire run. this is beyond silly. im /buggin it.
It has to be a bug. It really does not make sence! And if it is not a bug. what where u thinking bioware???
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Savro
09.27.2012 , 02:19 AM | #16
Posted on customer service forum:
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=537351
Quote: Originally Posted by Savro View Post
From patch notes:
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- Chests in Explosive Conflict no longer contain Black Hole Commendations. They now have increased amounts of credits and crafting materials.
- Bosses in Hard Mode Explosive Conflict now drop 5 Black Hole Commendations each.
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There is no notice of modification in BH comms bosses drops regarding EC SM but, as you can see in this thread they are not dropping any BH commendation so EC SM went down from 2 BH from each boss (4) and 4 from each chest (3) (total: 20 BH comms) to 0 BH comms also KP NiM is not dropping BH comms anymore.

Is this an intended change missing in patch notes (and in that case please add this notice) or a bug?

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Brissellio
09.27.2012 , 02:36 AM | #17
So why exactly do you need BH comms if you are running story mode? If you have rakata gear. Jump into hard mode, get yourself some blackhole comms and campaign gear.

If you do not do the hard content why do you need the best gear?
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hages
09.27.2012 , 04:29 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Brissellio View Post
So why exactly do you need BH comms if you are running story mode? If you have rakata gear. Jump into hard mode, get yourself some blackhole comms and campaign gear.

If you do not do the hard content why do you need the best gear?
Not all of us have full rakata. and besides it is not about that we have to do hardmode to get gear it is about they removed it without saying.
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Hystorian
09.27.2012 , 04:38 AM | #19
This could easily be a bug. Yesterday my guild ran KP SM and in the end only three of us got the box with 5 BH and 30 Columi comms for the daily. So the other five made a ticket and are waiting the reply.

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alifaraaz
09.27.2012 , 05:28 AM | #20
Probably not a bug. Was reported several times on PTS.

If Im not mistaken it's attempting to keep Storymode nice and casual but in return also keeping the rewards light. It's also likely to make sure people keep using the Group Finder to farm BH comms as well as making sure nobody can gather BH comms too quickly. No proof to support this, just an educated guess.
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