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Free-to-Play Preview Episode 2
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Izrin
11.10.2012 , 10:33 AM | #81
Quote: Originally Posted by Beniboybling View Post
All this is probably on its way though, is it not? New Species: Cathar. New Planet/Story: Makeb. Not sure about a witch hunter with a tree branch though, doesn't sound very star wars...
lol I know far featched but they were talking about all these great things to come but never happened kind of dissipointing and yes their are force adepts in novels that are tuned with the force but lack the weaponery of a jedi/sith seems to be a diffrent way of story but with general intrest they can expand so much where their is a lack if story in this era

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Leopagne
11.10.2012 , 07:56 PM | #82
Quote: Originally Posted by RiversBlack View Post
If you want to do something cool with carbonite, make a mission out of it. Allow a character to defeat an enemy and store him in carbonite on the ship. Maybe even allow you to seal someone you beat in a duel in carbonite and keep the mold or something, if you really want to push it. But what that video showed looked like complete, gimmicky nonsense. Put some actual thought into your gimmicks so they don't feel shoehorned into the experience in a way that compromises the integrity of the game and the people who want to feel like they're experiencing something great.
Already some better ideas for the implementation of cash-stop items from the players than the ones we are seeing in the videos. Adding a carbonite "trophy" in your ship of someone you defeated in a duel is a good idea - as is making it a trophy from a defeated boss - and keeps immersion in check.

For the Sith Meditation Throne, instead of making it a mount it would be better as something you buy for your ship where if you sit in it, you receive buffs that persist through death - which would make perfect sense for what it is, and be ideal for Warzones or even Flashpoints.

Just my opinion.

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Wraiven
11.11.2012 , 09:00 AM | #83
Quote: Originally Posted by Cerixy View Post
Cartel packs sound like the lock boxes from another scifi MMO.... they suck and are nothing but a money grab.
This is true. But people defend it because those items can be sold on the GTN. Wow, that makes me feel so much better....really. So people with money to gamble will make a killing on the GTN with what is to be sure some of the highest credit prices ever seen.

It's a rip off no matter how you look at it. As of right now, it is the only thing Bioware has done that has lost my respect for them. I love this game, but my respect for Bioware as a company and EA as a company has sunk to a dirty level. Not quite as low as Cryptic Studios, but well within a visual distance.
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mandodarkness
11.11.2012 , 10:03 AM | #84
They should do something to the CE store too- and also make it where subscribers get a little more uique choices in the store, or atleast have it to where you can buy a Legacy weapon (not from event only) where the bound crystals can maybe be moved between charectors- for those of us that actually do play different classes and toons like they wanted, it would be nice to move those crystals, rare items, and speeders between charectors for a premium. Just sayin',
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Iggster
11.11.2012 , 10:46 AM | #85
The Cartel Market is unique because you can access it ingame?

I'm pretty sure other F2P games have the same 'unique' feature.

This is the first F2P video i've watched and the CM button sticks out like a sore thumb (like many have said). I'm glad to hear it can be moved etc. Although I don't get why Bioware didn't integrate it into the UI bar at the top of the screen or add it to the side of the mini map.

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Wraiven
11.11.2012 , 10:53 AM | #86
Quote: Originally Posted by Iggster View Post
The Cartel Market is unique because you can access it ingame?

I'm pretty sure other F2P games have the same 'unique' feature.

This is the first F2P video i've watched and the CM button sticks out like a sore thumb (like many have said). I'm glad to hear it can be moved etc. Although I don't get why Bioware didn't integrate it into the UI bar at the top of the screen or add it to the side of the mini map.
Because they want you to constantly notice it. Advertising, my man. It's all about advertising.
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Iggster
11.11.2012 , 10:57 AM | #87
Quote: Originally Posted by Wraiven View Post
This is true. But people defend it because those items can be sold on the GTN. Wow, that makes me feel so much better....really. So people with money to gamble will make a killing on the GTN with what is to be sure some of the highest credit prices ever seen.

It's a rip off no matter how you look at it. As of right now, it is the only thing Bioware has done that has lost my respect for them. I love this game, but my respect for Bioware as a company and EA as a company has sunk to a dirty level. Not quite as low as Cryptic Studios, but well within a visual distance.
I share the same view on lock boxes. I simply cannot stand them.

It's funny how you mentioned selling the stuff for credits. Since they issued a reminder about how RMT is a violation of the terms, I can only assume there was a sudden influx of RMT transfers.

Which is find bizarre. RMT is against the terms. Yet I can spend my real money on cartel coins with the intention on getting stuff to sell on the GTN for in game currency.

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Desri
11.11.2012 , 02:23 PM | #88
I'm a bit confused. I have 1950 cartel coins now and 18 characters. Does that mean all of my characters will get that amount or one bulk sum to divide between all of them? If everyone gets 1950 coins each this could be fun! If not... hmmm. Then after the first distribution will all of them continue to earn coins each month as a subscriber, or will I need to use US dollars to buy more?

Thanks!

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Iggster
11.11.2012 , 03:02 PM | #89
Cartel Coins are bound to your account. So it's up to you how you divide spending amongst your characters. You will accumulate more each month if you remain subscribed to the game, but again this will only go into your account balance (not to each character). You'll also be able to purchase more as often as you want.

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eldefail
11.11.2012 , 03:29 PM | #90
I see a lot of whining about the floating throne thing. If it's a speeder rest assured I will pay to own this on all my characters and cruise around fleet. Haters gonna hate.