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Disappointed about so-called "New In Game Barber-Shop"

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Disappointed about so-called "New In Game Barber-Shop"
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Essence_of_Light
03.21.2013 , 09:38 AM | #1
Like the title says I'm a little disappointed about the new sort-of "ingame barber shop". There are several reasons why but first I'm going to put the quote from the "State of the Game #3" here.

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And I’m happy to announce that we’ll be introducing several new features along the way, like a new customization feature, which will allow you to change your character's hair style, eye color, body type, or even species (including the upcoming Cathar!) using Cartel Coins. Look for it in early summer.
While I first read it I was like "Great! That is awesome!" But then I took a closer look. "...using Cartel Coins." To me this seems like too much. But first lets talk about the species change. To me that shouldn't happen because it isn't "realistic" but I found that it could be ok. The other things like hair, body, and eye color was all fine. But why with CC? This game is turning into "Your a sub but you have to pay MORE real money for basic features like a barber shop!" I could understand the species thing being in the CM, but ALL of the barber shop?! That is going too far. What next? Having to pay money for certain class abilities in the CM? Whether you think so or not barber shops ARE basic features. Personally I think they should've been ingame since launch. But why do we, the players, have to pay MORE money to you for a basic feature?

I think that they should change this before they release it. BW should either take out species changing or leave it in the CM... BUT make the rest of the "Barber Shop" not cost CC. Make it ingame currency. If they don't I'm not sure how much more I can take.

Edit: I'd like to take the time to thank Bioware for *atleast* responding to this thread and posting it on the Community Roundup for other people to see, talk about and state their opinions.
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supafreak
03.21.2013 , 09:41 AM | #2
id be more concerned if Cathar were only on the CM. Subs should get the new races for subbing
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Neglience
03.21.2013 , 09:45 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by supafreak View Post
id be more concerned if Cathar were only on the CM. Subs should get the new races for subbing
i think they already stated that cathar will be on the CM only. And yes all new stuff for CM sucks.

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Essence_of_Light
03.21.2013 , 09:46 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Neglience View Post
i think they already stated that cathar will be on the CM only. And yes all new stuff for CM sucks.
Another way to make more $$$ for their pockets >.>
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AlaricSevGirl
03.21.2013 , 09:47 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by supafreak View Post
id be more concerned if Cathar were only on the CM. Subs should get the new races for subbing
They already said Cathar was only going to be on the CM and a barber shop is NOT basic content. It should be on the market. Don't like what your characters look like, pay or roll a new one. I have rolled several new characters until I was happy with what I got.

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Essence_of_Light
03.21.2013 , 09:50 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by AlaricSevGirl View Post
They already said Cathar was only going to be on the CM and a barber shop is NOT basic content. It should be on the market. Don't like what your characters look like, pay or roll a new one. I have rolled several new characters until I was happy with what I got.
It may not seem like it but a barber shop IS basic content. I can see paying real money for species and MAYBE even body size changes but as for the rest (ex: hair style, tattoos etc.) that's all basic things that should be able to be changed using ingame currency (credits).
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BaronV
03.21.2013 , 09:51 AM | #7
Bioware's idea of what a sub is entitled to is simply "whatever you had right up to the day before SWTOR went F2P"

This game will continue to get worse and worse as it progressively nickle and dimes subs more and more.
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Alec_Fortescue
03.21.2013 , 09:56 AM | #8
Well how expensive can character customization be? I don't expect anything beyond 100 cartel coins to be honest. And you're getting like 550 monthly. :l

I would love it to be available for in-game credits as well, though. Especially if it will come with new haircuts.

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JPryde
03.21.2013 , 09:59 AM | #9
I miss my entertainer from SWG, who could change appearances by class ability (own and of others).

Also I am growing more and more tired, that the holy cow of raiders and PvPers remains untouchable, but for a roleplayer to experience the whole game, you are required to spend additional money, only cause you want to look good.

Something as simple as being burned in a roleplay scene or scarred... loosing facial or main hair... is impossible to play without spending money as a roleplayer... and noone cares, as it is not a FP or OP and not BiS gear.

When I heard about a barber shop coming, I had hoped, that it would be a shop in game to walk in get a dialogue and chnge your chars appearance for some credits... which would be great for roleplay. But with CCs... well... once again a slap in the face for roleplayers.
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Essence_of_Light
03.21.2013 , 10:00 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Alec_Fortescue View Post
Well how expensive can character customization be? I don't expect anything beyond 100 cartel coins to be honest. And you're getting like 550 monthly. :l

I would love it to be available for in-game credits as well, though. Especially if it will come with new haircuts.
I know it shouldn't be that mush but still... why? If you are going to implement it make it cost ingame currency. It is ridiculous.
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