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White LS crystal will be available in 1.5 but...

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White LS crystal will be available in 1.5 but...

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Journeyer
10.30.2012 , 07:04 AM | #31
I hope they are not re/able, though if they are not, then artifice once again gets a miss.

In short, the implementation of white prior to 1.2 was supposed to be an exceedingly rare item. This game severely lacks items that only people who "were there" can obtain, and leans far too heavily on making sure that everyone gets one of everything; while it appears to keep everyone happy, you really just end up with a game that has no personality or customization.

If white crystals can be re'd, everyone will have them, and the purpose of adding them is lost.
At some point, BW is going to have to bite the bullet and make desirable things exclusive.
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Journeyer
10.30.2012 , 07:06 AM | #32
Quote: Originally Posted by wainot-keel View Post
This is probably the kind of "technical" stuff BW might throw around to get it away with it. If you're not a lawer, you should be.
It doesn't matter if what people are after is wealth in the real world or a coveted item in some game. They will be beting with their real money against low chances in hopes of getting what they crave for (which you can bet are not 20 upari crystals)
Never heard of trading cards?
MtG?
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Alec_Fortescue
10.30.2012 , 10:42 AM | #33
If they will be available only from cartel packs then it's pay to win :'(. Some ppl are in for the appearance!
Atris' robes are great. But how about letting players wear the robes that are already in the game but not accessible to them?

http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=720547 - Cool compilation of Jedi outfits worn by NPCs.

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bpphantom
11.01.2012 , 04:08 PM | #34
Quote: Originally Posted by Alec_Fortescue View Post
If they will be available only from cartel packs then it's pay to win :'(. Some ppl are in for the appearance!
It's not "win"... okay maybe according to Charlie "Winning" Sheen it is. It in no way provides an edge in either PvE or PvP. It's cosmetic. Thus it is not Pay to Win, it's Pay to Look shooper-shweet.
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Alec_Fortescue
11.03.2012 , 11:37 AM | #35
If you look better than someone else in a social game then it is a win.
Atris' robes are great. But how about letting players wear the robes that are already in the game but not accessible to them?

http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=720547 - Cool compilation of Jedi outfits worn by NPCs.

Don't let your artists' work go to waste, Bioware

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TheRealCandyMan
11.03.2012 , 12:31 PM | #36
Quote: Originally Posted by Alec_Fortescue View Post
If they will be available only from cartel packs then it's pay to win :'(. Some ppl are in for the appearance!
The concept of P2W is lost on you. The White crystal will have the same stats as every other crystal.

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Darth_Precursor
11.03.2012 , 01:22 PM | #37
Quote: Originally Posted by Alec_Fortescue View Post
I heard other crystals can be r/ed. If this applies to white then it won't be rare once I get my hands on it >: )
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CountZeus
11.03.2012 , 03:03 PM | #38
I don't really care about the color of my crystal, but if we're complaining about not having white, or If its a drop, then they need to add black crystals. I've always wanted a black blade, and i think it would be something different than whats been seen. they could put in color crystals that can change the color of your blade but not change the stats of the crystal that you have. just like they could put in options to be able to customize the colors on your outfits and gear that you and your companions wear.

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Suzina
11.04.2012 , 02:02 AM | #39
Quote: Originally Posted by Oggthebase View Post
They never said forever. They worded it carefully by stating "not in the immediate future". I guess six months is not their immediate future (which in itself is good news... it means their "immediate future" is less than that, for future content...)
It doesn't work that way. Remember the list of things they promised to come in the NEAR FUTURE. Check out these golden quotes from 2011:

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PvP We have an entire team dedicated to adding content and features to player vs. player. We have some of the most experienced PvP developers in the world on this team. So far very few people have seen, or know much about the stunning Open World PVP on Ilum; when you get to the high levels prepare to be blown away! In addition to that high level PVP content, expect new Warzones and new PvP features on a regular basis.
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Space Combat We will continue to add missions to the space game. We also have a special project going on right now that will expand space gameplay in a significant way... for now the details will have to remain under wraps.
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And more We have an entire team of developers working on future content. Right now we are focused on nothing else but Star Wars: The Old Republic, so expect new and cool things.
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Cloakofsin
11.04.2012 , 05:41 AM | #40
Quote: Originally Posted by Suzina View Post
It doesn't work that way. Remember the list of things they promised to come in the NEAR FUTURE. Check out these golden quotes from 2011:
Reading your post made me remember all the promises they made and how sad I was when I unsubbed in May because of the lack of content. I do hope for something now that I came back but nearly a year in, I guess we have Makeb to look forward too but then after that whats the next release I wonder? I suppose no use in dwelling on it..

I think Im going to try to forget that promised anything in the http://www.swtor.com/blog/what%E2%80...t-old-republic, that way I won't become depressed reading through it knowing it most likely won't ever happen. It's like enjoying the older final fantasy games before they turned completely into action games and that RPG element died.
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