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New raid armor art going into gambling boxes.

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New raid armor art going into gambling boxes.
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arunav
10.08.2012 , 11:46 AM | #181
Quote: Originally Posted by vandana_ View Post
I didn't bother to read too much into your babble but apparently you like paying for the cash shop items before cash shop is even live while EA is laughing in your face: "we intend but not this time because we didn't intend for this time". I suggest you find the EA account number and start making some additional transfers so they can put even more stuff tn those gambling boxes.

While you are doing that i'd still like to get my money's worth.
I don't plan on purchasing anything in the cash shop, and customized characters with various armor sets currently in the game. With a little creativity, there is plenty already in SWTOR to work with.

My point was other folks may wish to purchase things in the cash shop and this will fund SWTOR and perhaps even allow for its expansion, something that isn't possible with the current subscription model.

You don't have to buy anything in the boxes, that is the point many others on this thread have also made. Why you're still so upset about this is beyond any reason. BioWare has already stated it is some NPC and Beta armor that didn't make it into the game that is going into the boxes, and other armor shells will be available for direct purchase.

People who purchase the boxes either have no self control, i.e. are addicted to a video game and have problems, or have money to throw around on digital clothing, ponies, and who knows what else. If revenue from especially the latter funds SWTOR's future development, I think it's a perfectly legitimate supplement to the subscription model. I hope the former category of folks recognize they have a problem and get help.

Edit: $15 isn't what it was ten years ago. It's called inflation. You are already getting way more than your money is worth.

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arunav
10.08.2012 , 11:59 AM | #182
Quote: Originally Posted by MarekLonefeather View Post
No. You're the one that is missing the point. And that point is that there are certain armor appearances already existing in the game that a lot of us have been wanting custom versions of, but they don't currently exist in the game in custom form. The devs asked everyone to list the armor they wanted custom versions of in a thread on this forum and said they would see about adding those custom versions to the game. Now we're being told that, yes, they are adding the custom versions we asked for but the only way for us to get them is to purchase a gambling box for a random chance. This has absolutely nothing to do with simply finding a unique look. It has everything to do with getting the specific items we have been searching for without having to gamble real money for them. It has everything to do with us telling the devs what would make us happy and the devs, once again, screwing the pooch and alienating more of us with their misguided gambling scheme.

If you are really interested in keeping players from leaving this game, do you really think belittling their complaints is helpful in that regard?
You people are hopeless. Development folks aren't there to make you happy. In its current circumstances, BioWare is assessing what will keep SWTOR going, and selling armor shells is likely one of many ways to do so.

Assuming what you are looking for is in boxes before the cash shop is even launched is a poor attitude, not to mentioned a misinformed one.

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Ichimi
10.08.2012 , 12:04 PM | #183
Under untilizing customers declines revenue. This is just an attempt to have more significantly utilized customers keep expanding revenue.

Its like when you go to the theater and they offer to let you watch a movie for a small charge. You get your box to open and hope its not a ticket to that same craptastic movie you got the last 20 times. Maybe this time it will be that new blockbuster that one person you know, heard of a guy who met someone who saw it. Then you could be one of those cool people who others want to check out and meet and ask about the movie.

Business schools teach the most profitable companies are the ones who know that significantly utilized customers keep expanding revenue. Why would you want to not be utilized to your full potential? Whats wrong with expanding revenue. It keeps a country strong.

Embrace capitalism and help Bioware succeed in the transiton to a successfull business model where significantly utilized customers keep expanding revenue, be used, be a S.U.C.K.E.R.

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vandana_
10.08.2012 , 12:45 PM | #184
Quote: Originally Posted by arunav View Post
You people are hopeless. Development folks aren't there to make you happy. In its current circumstances, BioWare is assessing what will keep SWTOR going, and selling armor shells is likely one of many ways to do so.

Assuming what you are looking for is in boxes before the cash shop is even launched is a poor attitude, not to mentioned a misinformed one.
And I thought business wants its customers to be happy.

Also, If you feel like you know what will keep SWTOR going maybe you should apply for the recently announced "monetization specialist" position.

I just hate to break it for you but the cash shop will not fund anything else than EA bonuses and shareholder dividends. EA are greedy bastards. They cut the costs to the minimum. They gave up on the game long time ago.

And I don't care anymore. I learned to take this game for what it is and most likely will abandon it once I'm done with TfB. What upsets me and what I'm tired of are the stupid PR spins and hypocrisy going on since as long as I can remember.
V'ox

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Mossesman
10.08.2012 , 01:08 PM | #185
Reminds me of the trading card game back in SWG. You normally found one loot card in 1 in 10 packets and its a really commonly found loot card.
Eathos - Commando | Norzrik - Guardian
Kezron - Scoundrel | Ashinelle - Shadow

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MarekLonefeather
10.08.2012 , 07:17 PM | #186
Quote: Originally Posted by arunav View Post
You people are hopeless. Development folks aren't there to make you happy. In its current circumstances, BioWare is assessing what will keep SWTOR going, and selling armor shells is likely one of many ways to do so.
LOL, aranav, get a clue. A gaming company is a business and the players are customers. Business is all about making money, so it is always good business to make your customers happy so they will continue to pay for your product; to do otherwise is just stupid. Therefore, everyone who works for the gaming company is there to make us happy.

Quote: Originally Posted by arunav View Post
Assuming what you are looking for is in boxes before the cash shop is even launched is a poor attitude, not to mentioned a misinformed one.
Again, aranav, get a clue. Go read the reply to this thread from AllisonBerryman and pay particular attention to the last paragraph. The gear she is referring to is the gear I'm talking about.

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Yeochins
10.08.2012 , 07:24 PM | #187
Quote: Originally Posted by Wraiven View Post
Sounds EXACTLY like how they have done STO. These irritating boxes will drop off of kills, but you can't open them without first heading to the store and paying real money to get a key to unlock these boxes. They will either have crap inside them (Most often then not) or they will have that *one* piece you have been looking for like crazy that nobody has.

It's a money trap and quite frankly, should be illegal IMO.
You've just had your first experience with Perfect World Entertainment, the king of gambling in games.

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Alec_Fortescue
10.23.2012 , 03:59 PM | #188
Sayin' "NO" to gambling boxes! Cool stuff is not available on its own >
Bioware, please let us know if we're ever going to see iconic Jedi robes in the game... Or why not?

http://www.swtor.com/r/FsJS44 - Accept my referral to express gratitude for my years-long fight for iconic Jedi attire in this "Star Wars" game. You'll get some goodies on top of it, too.

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jorill
10.23.2012 , 04:25 PM | #189
Quote: Originally Posted by Alec_Fortescue View Post
Sayin' "NO" to gambling boxes! Cool stuff is not available on its own >
This is bullcr@p. Did they pull this ingenious idea from sto. If i want an armor set i want to actually but the one i want. This is really the first decision that really has me ticked off

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Alec_Fortescue
10.23.2012 , 04:35 PM | #190
They did it, man. They did it. However the items are tradeable (hopefully unlearned mounts, too) and hopefully there will be an expensive alternative to get them for in-game creds.
Bioware, please let us know if we're ever going to see iconic Jedi robes in the game... Or why not?

http://www.swtor.com/r/FsJS44 - Accept my referral to express gratitude for my years-long fight for iconic Jedi attire in this "Star Wars" game. You'll get some goodies on top of it, too.