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Developer Blog: Cartel Reputation

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Developer Blog: Cartel Reputation
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Quraswren
03.13.2013 , 01:26 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Jamus_Divinus View Post
What is the Cartel Market Reputation System?

We’ve added the Cartel Market Reputation System as a way of rewarding players who purchase multiple packs within a Shipment. Each Shipment will have its own Reputation track.


Lol, does this mean what I think it does? You're going to have even more of these 'Cartel only' Reputations in future Shipments??????

Have you guys been reading the feedback on this by any chance?

The first one wasn't overly popular and it was released yesterday, you're going to have more in the future? What future ingame reputation systems will subscribers get?
They have read them I'm sure They just cant really understand them with the dollar signs in their eyes. It's called the money mind trick.

When cartel packs are not good enough, how else will you entice your gaming community to buy more? F2P players are not buying all that much since $15 a month for the game is really to much for them. So, put that burden on the subscribers cause their $15 is also not enough.

Put in a way to rep grind with your wallet instead of actually playing the game. You know, the way gaming should be. The items gained of course are just fluff so for some, it doesn't really matter except that same mentality is not applied to other fluff rep grinds such as Gree or any of the others that offer fluff items to which I'm sure people would love to pay their way through them. Money is money when it comes to fluff.

Doesn't matter though, the deal has been struck.

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JimG
03.13.2013 , 01:29 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Jamus_Divinus View Post
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Have you guys been reading the feedback on this by any chance?

The first one wasn't overly popular and it was released yesterday, you're going to have more in the future? What future ingame reputation systems will subscribers get?
Well, it's probably popular with the people buying the packs, i.e., the people funding/subsidizing the game.

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Lyneigh
03.13.2013 , 01:42 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Jamus_Divinus View Post
Lol, does this mean what I think it does? You're going to have even more of these 'Cartel only' Reputations in future Shipments??????

Have you guys been reading the feedback on this by any chance?

The first one wasn't overly popular and it was released yesterday, you're going to have more in the future? What future ingame reputation systems will subscribers get?
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Drudenfusz
03.13.2013 , 01:43 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by JimG View Post
Well, it's probably popular with the people buying the packs, i.e., the people funding/subsidizing the game.
Bought 24 of the new packs... still I think it is stupid idea to have a reputation for each shipment.
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03.13.2013 , 01:46 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Jamus_Divinus View Post
What is the Cartel Market Reputation System?

We’ve added the Cartel Market Reputation System as a way of rewarding players who purchase multiple packs within a Shipment. Each Shipment will have its own Reputation track.


Lol, does this mean what I think it does? You're going to have even more of these 'Cartel only' Reputations in future Shipments??????

Have you guys been reading the feedback on this by any chance?

The first one wasn't overly popular and it was released yesterday, you're going to have more in the future? What future ingame reputation systems will subscribers get?
Oh man, if that does happen, that's even slimier than the initial implementation.
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Jamus_Divinus
03.13.2013 , 01:46 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
I want to note that the design philosophy behind this Reputation was to specifically thank the players who purchase the best-selling items on the Cartel Market, the packs.
I get that but how many times do you want to thank them Eric? Every single shipment of packs?

Can you see how some subscribers may feel about that as you keep pumping out new reputations via the Cartel Market?

There's a 1,000 post thread to read if you're interested...and that was after finding out about the first of these systems and you guys want to keep on 'thanking the cartel pack buyers'?

Aren't the items in the packs enough for the buyers that you have to create more and more reputation systems for them as 'thanks'?
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Alduinsm
03.13.2013 , 01:49 PM | #17
Your Cartel Market team is going too far, Bioware.
A new reputation faction each shipment/new pack is clearly over the line. That's at least 50 million credits each shipment/new pack for buying packs to reach max rep for a subscriber.
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ekimmak
03.13.2013 , 01:54 PM | #18
That's funny. After the uproar the Hutts are causing on Makeb, I'd think that the empire would have vented any cartel representatives out the airlock.

Republic would be a little less... aggressive, but I can't see why they'd tolerate one of their biggest annoyances on their fleets. Who knows what they're up too...
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03.13.2013 , 01:54 PM | #19
Lol, love how these guys role-played the whole thing. Nice.

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03.13.2013 , 01:56 PM | #20
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