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life day items on cartel market insulting.

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Fraeblood
12.17.2012 , 05:00 PM | #961
Quote: Originally Posted by Tekell View Post
The problem is that the community didn't want to have holiday events so now they don't have them, then people complain that there are no events. I think this is a fine middle ground.
What community are you in? I would bet the farm that most people like events. change in the actual game world for short times refreshes the usual grind in the mmo world. it is sad they didn't go with an event after their first two random events were actually very nice. I have not played GW2 in some time, but logged on just to see their event abd ended up playing hours of the game again. Events not only help the moral of the subs, but would bring in F2P people who might become subs. Word of mouth of a cool event will help. Word of mouth that SWTOR didnt have one hurts.

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TheSeer
12.17.2012 , 06:08 PM | #962
Quote: Originally Posted by sfsoldier View Post
^^^^
This exactly, the point is these items shouldn't even be on the Cartel.. what mmo charges for holiday items. I remember another mmo that threw down a christmas tree and had gifts christmas day to open.. FREE content. Charging for holiday stuff is nothing short of lame and the possibility of paying for additional content in the future as a sub is very dishearting.
^I agree and I think these cheap money grabbing moves hurt the game image.

Do we need the Cartel Market yes but it shouldnít be used as a cough out to doing standard MMO feature and I feel event/holiday gift are standard since most MMO do them. Even GW2, that complete free, can manage to do an event. So there no excuse for why our team didnít bother. To make thing worse this wasnít just about Life Day, this was the game 1 year anniversary a milestone and yet they couldnít put the effort forward to do something special for it. As for the firework, there didnít appear to be to0 much effort put into them. Donít get me wrong I do love the game and that why I hope they learn from this.

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TheSeer
12.17.2012 , 06:09 PM | #963
My bad, not sure why it double posted =)

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Journeyer
12.17.2012 , 06:39 PM | #964
Quote: Originally Posted by Fraeblood View Post
What community are you in? .
Unfortnately he's right. Now, I'm not going to go searching for all the posts, but there have been hundreds threatening to rage-quit if real-life holidays started triggering events in game.

It's humorous to see the community flip-flop on this. Back in the day, everyone was a Star Wars purist, not wanting their immersion ruined by silly holiday events like those other mmos do. Now, we've got 100 pages of people upset that we don't have events while all the other mmos do.
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Fraeblood
12.17.2012 , 10:05 PM | #965
Quote: Originally Posted by Journeyer View Post
Unfortnately he's right. Now, I'm not going to go searching for all the posts, but there have been hundreds threatening to rage-quit if real-life holidays started triggering events in game.

It's humorous to see the community flip-flop on this. Back in the day, everyone was a Star Wars purist, not wanting their immersion ruined by silly holiday events like those other mmos do. Now, we've got 100 pages of people upset that we don't have events while all the other mmos do.
You can't really look at it as awhole with a singular want or needs. I am not saying everyone feels the way some of us do, but nobody i know feels the way you say.
The real issue with the forums is peopel usually only post when they dont liek things, so you always get the feeling that the community doesnt like anything.

But with that said, I am not sure the majority of MMO players feel they are RPers and get upset when the real world invades their game in a fun way. And I am sure most liek the holiday events.

GW just started theirs and it is awesome. Yes they have items in their cash shop, but they also have tons of world events and items for you to go out and explore for FREE.

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kirorx
12.17.2012 , 10:59 PM | #966
Quote: Originally Posted by Journeyer View Post
Unfortnately he's right. Now, I'm not going to go searching for all the posts, but there have been hundreds threatening to rage-quit if real-life holidays started triggering events in game.

It's humorous to see the community flip-flop on this. Back in the day, everyone was a Star Wars purist, not wanting their immersion ruined by silly holiday events like those other mmos do. Now, we've got 100 pages of people upset that we don't have events while all the other mmos do.
I remember these posts before release, life day was the only one people seemed to kinda ride with, still a great deal of people wanted nothing. Too bad because i really like the galactic moonfest from SWG

Honestly though, i dont think the people flip-flopped in what they wanted, i think the player base has changed.

A great deal of players from back then are no longer here, and we have new players now that want different stuff.
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Goretzu
12.18.2012 , 06:26 AM | #967
Quote: Originally Posted by Fornix View Post
These specific event items have never been available outside of the cartel market. In other words, it's just cosmetics designed for the cartel market in particular.
They hare event items............. it is just there is no event.
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GillianS
12.18.2012 , 06:44 AM | #968
Quote: Originally Posted by Tekell View Post
The problem is that the community didn't want to have holiday events so now they don't have them, then people complain that there are no events. I think this is a fine middle ground.
there is an event and ppl are mad that said event is EA trying to pick our pockets for copy paste crap instead of something that comes free with every other mmo subscription
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Cleet_Xia
12.18.2012 , 06:58 AM | #969
Yeah - Event items - NO EVENT & a CC cost so high that I could barely have bought them if I had not spent a single coin subscribers grant thus far

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Goretzu
12.18.2012 , 07:23 AM | #970
Quote: Originally Posted by MishaCantu View Post
All of this is rather a two edged sword. If we buy cartel coins we are feeding the greed beast, if we don't the game could conceivably go bust. The F2P people won't carry it for the long term I fear and those that do subscribe will run into the same end game grind and leave. I think Bioware has been in a d@mned if they do and d@mned if they don't scenario for a while now. I don't see a win win no matter what.

I agree that the 'holiday' event, such as it is, should have been questable to subscriibers. The thing is, no one knows whose boot is on whose neck.

If everyone is so adament about this, subscribers should stop buying the coins and let the chips fall where they may.
It's like overfishing.

At the moment Bioware EA is trawling their fishing grounds with the huge nets with tiny mesh sizes......... this is throughly unsutainable and people with rightly get sick of paying a forture for EVERYTHING and constantly being nickle and dimed for EVERYTHING.

Bioware EA seem to only see the short term cash spike however and seem ireveicably set on this course.
Real Star Wars space combat please, not Star Wars Fox! Maybe some PvP and flight too?
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