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Cartel Items use WAR's lotd decay timers?

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Cartel Items use WAR's lotd decay timers?
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AutoCocker
10.23.2012 , 02:12 PM | #1
Looks like swtor borrowed a concept from Warhammer Online's land of the dead vendors. Basically some of the items you purchase disappear after 5 days. Could be wrong on this as it's just PTS phase but curious to see how this pans out. Hoping this means it binds to that particular toon after 5 days and doesn't disappear all together (like they do in Warhammer Online). Not sure I would be willing to fork out cash for an item (such as a chest piece or crystal) that would have to be repurchased every 5 days. Thoughts ?

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Kirazy
10.23.2012 , 02:21 PM | #2
While this is plausible, nothing indicates that this is so. It says that the item is bound to your character for [Time]. What happens AFTER that time, is not yet known.

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daisuke
10.23.2012 , 02:23 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by AllisonBerryman View Post
I can clarify that the item will not disappear after the timer is over - after that time period, the item is no longer bound to you and can be traded!
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Codek
10.23.2012 , 02:23 PM | #4
Found this in the Dev Tracker:

"I can clarify that the item will not disappear after the timer is over - after that time period, the item is no longer bound to you and can be traded!"

Seems to simply be a trading lock and that's it.
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SNCommand
10.23.2012 , 02:23 PM | #5
Official word says it just becomes unbound after 5 days, the items don't vanish
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Arlon_Nabarlly
10.23.2012 , 02:23 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by AutoCocker View Post
Looks like swtor borrowed a concept from Warhammer Online's land of the dead vendors. Basically some of the items you purchase disappear after 5 days. Could be wrong on this as it's just PTS phase but curious to see how this pans out. Hoping this means it binds to that particular toon after 5 days and doesn't disappear all together (like they do in Warhammer Online). Not sure I would be willing to fork out cash for an item (such as a chest piece or crystal) that would have to be repurchased every 5 days. Thoughts ?
http://www.swtor.com/community/showt...59#edit5313859
After timer they can be traded.

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Altheran
10.23.2012 , 02:23 PM | #7
In the PTS forum threads, the community manager said that only the "bound" has a decay timer, allowing you to trade or exchange the item after these 5 days. The item doesn't decay.

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AllisonBerryman
10.23.2012 , 02:24 PM | #8 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
The items do not disappear after 5 days; after the timer expires, they are no longer bound to the player and can be traded. Please also remember that we are currently testing the new features, so report any issues you encounter and please provide your feedback in the PTS forum. Thanks!

edit: looks like I was beaten by many of you who saw my PTS post in the dev tracker. Fast!

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veyl
10.23.2012 , 03:14 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by AllisonBerryman View Post
The items do not disappear after 5 days; after the timer expires, they are no longer bound to the player and can be traded. Please also remember that we are currently testing the new features, so report any issues you encounter and please provide your feedback in the PTS forum. Thanks!

edit: looks like I was beaten by many of you who saw my PTS post in the dev tracker. Fast!
You cannot trade this between your characters though if you put MODS in it. Orange gear is NOT legacy bound and cannot be traded. (This was done with an elegant top). All of the gear that is purchased with REAL LIFE money should be bound to legacy.

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Glower
10.24.2012 , 07:56 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by veyl View Post
You cannot trade this between your characters though if you put MODS in it. Orange gear is NOT legacy bound and cannot be traded. (This was done with an elegant top). All of the gear that is purchased with REAL LIFE money should be bound to legacy.
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