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life day items on cartel market insulting.

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Miyo
12.11.2012 , 05:38 AM | #101
I have to agree with the OP, this is just disgusting.

For a limited time only and yet for a price which would take 4-5 months to save up for, at least, is an absolute disgrace.

Yes there will be people who knee jerk and say 'well you don't have to buy them', and sure, you don't. But these are very obviously items that would work perfectly well in an event, but instead you're being forced to either fork out alot of real money to get them, or pay the extreamly high premium they will be on the GTN. They could have made a fun, interactive event out of these, and had them on the market for those who would rather buy them, but instead its cash only. Personally I've never seen something this disgusting in a holiday 'event' in an MMO before.

But I guess this should have been forseeable, this is basically the company who does the Sims 3 store.

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Belacose
12.11.2012 , 05:38 AM | #102
Already gave some of my thoughts about this on another thread.

Up until now I've pretty much been a big supporter of the Cartel Market.

I'm now somewhat speechless and almost don't know what more to say other than 'WOW' and

No events? Charging for disposable fireworks I had thought were only going to be free? Had been looking forward to this day thinking I was going to have a good festive time firing off all mine at once but now, if they give us some "free" ones for subscribing, they're going strait to the GTN.

Think I may be smelling the coffee for the first time. Fear I helped grow this monster by spending too much money buying CC. I'm sorry.

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Goretzu
12.11.2012 , 05:39 AM | #103
Quote: Originally Posted by Zataos View Post
Bioware is proving to behave like shysters with this type of FTP/Sub hybrid model, they either need to make all Cartel items available for reasonable in game cash at a VENDOR or increase the monthly coins for subs to 1200, or drop the sub price itself, pick one Bioware because right now, the "new" cartel stuff you are charging your long time subscribers for, should be included in content release that our monthly charge pays for.
Yup one of these.

It's plain insulting to be asked to effectively pay many times for the same thing.
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Nanglez
12.11.2012 , 05:39 AM | #104
Oh my god... the fireworks suck arse. Seriously on max settings they still look like ****. It's literally a 3 second animation.

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kobiqoi
12.11.2012 , 05:39 AM | #105
What's the point of subbing for the game if there going to make us pay to join into the holiday events this is total load of BS
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IrishTR
12.11.2012 , 05:43 AM | #106
Quote: Originally Posted by Elear View Post
Events are never on PTS, or even announced before they are already here.
Clearly you must be new... Past Events were on the PTS... Walkthru/Write ups made before it went live... Stop by Dulfy.net sometime she always has great writeups!

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Rafaman
12.11.2012 , 05:43 AM | #107
Everyone is so caught up in their own interpretation of the word event and the Life Day fluff they are missing the fact that we got... a new War Zone! lol!

I'll make my own "event", thank you very much.

Servers are up. And its 5am my time.... its going to be a great day.

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Biggilus
12.11.2012 , 05:43 AM | #108
IT's all good. I don't want to grind out thousands of comms for the space stuff, glad it's on the cartel. And it's great the cartel stuff provides the Life Day stuff, better than sitting around in a big group waiting to die in some stupid event (hi rakghoul plague!).

Great additions, can't wait to top up my cartel coins.

GG Bioware

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Goretzu
12.11.2012 , 05:43 AM | #109
Quote: Originally Posted by Miyo View Post
I have to agree with the OP, this is just disgusting.

For a limited time only and yet for a price which would take 4-5 months to save up for, at least, is an absolute disgrace.

Yes there will be people who knee jerk and say 'well you don't have to buy them', and sure, you don't. But these are very obviously items that would work perfectly well in an event, but instead you're being forced to either fork out alot of real money to get them, or pay the extreamly high premium they will be on the GTN. They could have made a fun, interactive event out of these, and had them on the market for those who would rather buy them, but instead its cash only. Personally I've never seen something this disgusting in a holiday 'event' in an MMO before.

But I guess this should have been forseeable, this is basically the company who does the Sims 3 store.


Yeah I don't see anything massively wrong with doing it like that (even if it is a bit P2W, but for cosmetic items I can live with that), although I still would probably say it was a bit steep in cost.

When you consider other DLC of a similar nature in other game would likely cost much, much less and be availilbe for any character you have in that game.

I just can't believe Bioware EA thougth this was remotely sensible, I have to wonder who if anyone is actually watching over this management-wise.
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Nanglez
12.11.2012 , 05:44 AM | #110
Quote: Originally Posted by IrishTR View Post
Clearly you must be new... Past Events were on the PTS... Walkthru/Write ups made before it went live... Stop by Dulfy.net sometime she always has great writeups!
Rakghoul plague was internally tested to the point where, they shut down the studio for 2 days, and everyone was expected to be playing ToR to test the event before it went live.

The Arms Race event was tested on PTS, and tbh absolutely sucked. You wouldn't need a dulfy guide to make your way through the fetch and grab rubbish that was that event.