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Comm Conversion & Caps in 2.0 (Bioware needs to communicate)

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Comm Conversion & Caps in 2.0 (Bioware needs to communicate)
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DawnAskham
03.27.2013 , 04:47 AM | #1
We really need a detailed post from the developers showing exactly what will happen to all of our commendations in 2.0, along with any other changes such as weekly / total / conversion caps on commendations.

I am sure a lot of people did not participate on the PTS (where some information was shared), but even those who did understand that most of the statements were along the line of 'this is our current plan' with lots of feedback from players, but nothing definitive from the developers as to what would make it live.

And for those who haven't kept up with the PTS, the last plan we saw had all of our Daily, Tionese, Columni, and Black Hole comms converted to Classic comms - typically at a very punitive ratio devaluing any commendations earned pre 2.0 significantly.

For example, on live a DG relic cost 300 Daily comms. On PTS, a DG relic cost 150 Classic comms, but all current daily comms were converted at a 4:1 ratio, effectively making the price 600 Daily comms (or double).

Another example, on live a BH chest piece cost 60 BH comms. On PTS, a Campaign (has set bonus) chest piece costs 150 Classic comms, with BH comms converted at a 1:1 ratio, more than doubling the price. Even buying the BH chest AND the Campaign armoring on live would only cost 104 BH comms on live versus 150 post 2.0.

Not to mention that all commendations converted to Classic comms are going to be capped at 800, with anything in excess simply lost (no compensation) when 2.0 goes live, and that going forward, Classic commendation will be capped at a max of 400 with a weekly earning cap of 200.

Lastly, all the individual planet commendations are converting to a new Planetary comm, at a conversion cap of 100 and a max allowed going forward of 50. Again, any comms above the conversion cap will simply disappear - no compensation.

Failure to communicate changes of this magnitude clearly, and well in advance, will only serve to disappoint and anger many players.

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Ifrica
03.27.2013 , 04:55 AM | #2
daily comms are 2:1, which makes the price the same as the current.
there will be a conversion cap of 800 comms max. Which means 1000 daily comms + 300 bh comms gets you that cap of 800 classic comms.

please go into the dev tracker, the conversion rate and info has been posted before.
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Divona
03.27.2013 , 05:04 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Ifrica View Post
daily comms are 2:1, which makes the price the same as the current.
there will be a conversion cap of 800 comms max. Which means 1000 daily comms + 300 bh comms gets you that cap of 800 classic comms.

please go into the dev tracker, the conversion rate and info has been posted before.
I was sure it wasnt 2:1 but 4:1 and i went over all dev tracker and its still same:

http://www.swtor.com/community/showt...73#edit5913873

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Ifrica
03.27.2013 , 05:13 AM | #4
then that was changed, because i copy pasted the yellow to our guild forum the moment it was posted, and it sais 2:1 :s
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DawnAskham
03.27.2013 , 05:51 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Ifrica View Post
then that was changed, because i copy pasted the yellow to our guild forum the moment it was posted, and it sais 2:1 :s
Hence why I stated a clarification / highly visible post was needed... as what you stated in your response has changed (at least once), was only posted on the PTS forums (not as a main FAQ type post or link on launcher), and used phrases such as as "Please note we are still undergoing testing, so these ratios could change" which clearly means what was posted in the PTS may not be what goes live.

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Mowermanx
03.27.2013 , 08:10 PM | #6
Yes, an in-depth FAQ about comms needs to be posted by the team.

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DarthVengeant
04.02.2013 , 01:41 PM | #7
I don't care about the conversion, i care that we get a 200 weekly cap. I fail to see the point in telling people who pay 15 bucks a month how much stuff they can earn. What exactly gives them the right to tell someone how much stuff they can earn in a game they pay monthly for? Please, some explain this crap. What freakin' yahoo at Bioware thought this garbage up? Next you'll have a time allowed cap? A credit cap? A time logged in cap? The logic if this completely defies any sanity.

I pay 15 bucks a month for a game, only to get told I will be limited on what I can earn!!!
I can see FTP people being limited, but NOT subscribers.
PEOPLE WILL PLAY THE GAME LESS WITH CAPS!!!

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SafeJungleFever
04.02.2013 , 01:42 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by darthvengeant View Post
i don't care about the conversion, i care that we get a 200 weekly cap. I fail to see the point in telling people who pay 15 bucks a month how much stuff they can earn. What exactly gives them the right to tell someone how much stuff they can earn in a game they pay monthly for? Please, some explain this crap. What freakin' yahoo at bioware thought this garbage up? Next you'll have a time allowed cap? A credit cap? A time logged in cap? The logic if this completely defies any sanity.

I pay 15 bucks a month for a game, only to get told i will be limited on what i can earn!!!
People will play the game less with caps!!!
this!

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FuryoftheStars
04.02.2013 , 01:47 PM | #9
This thread is on the same subject and has dev posts.
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=618039
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04.02.2013 , 01:47 PM | #10 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
As some folks have indicated in the thread we did recently post more specifics on exactly what this will look like when it goes live. Here are links to three of Amber's posts on the topic from yesterday:
Hope that helps!

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