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Kaizersan
05.10.2013 , 10:44 AM | #1611
Sorry but all you people who want Bolster removed better pack your bags and just quit because recently EA posted it's earnings report and reported double Monthly revenue from this game on a month to month basis so yea you can leave now your unsubbing won't effect them a bit.

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BoushhDC
05.10.2013 , 10:46 AM | #1612
Quote: Originally Posted by Kaizersan View Post
Sorry but all you people who want Bolster removed better pack your bags and just quit because recently EA posted it's earnings report and reported double Monthly revenue from this game on a month to month basis so yea you can leave now your unsubbing won't effect them a bit.
Umm, buddy, I think you're lost. This is the thread BW is actively monitoring for people reporting irregularities/issues/bugs with the bolster system so they can target their investigations in order to make fixes and improvements.

I think this is the thread you're looking to QQ in:

http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=631451

kthxbye
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foxmob
05.10.2013 , 10:47 AM | #1613
Quote: Originally Posted by Kaizersan View Post
Sorry but all you people who want Bolster removed better pack your bags and just quit because recently EA posted it's earnings report and reported double Monthly revenue from this game on a month to month basis so yea you can leave now your unsubbing won't effect them a bit.
actually, unsubbing will result in MORE money cuz it's the idiots buying stuff ala cart from cartel market that's feeding them profit. w.e. I'll play it until something else tickles my fancy.
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TL;DR Bolster is meant to help entry level players, ranked PvP is not entry level PvP.

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HaLeX
05.10.2013 , 11:36 PM | #1614
bump - get rid of this crappy retarded system. Or at least give us two sets of stats, regular stats and bolstered stats so we can start ignoring the reg stats.
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TheHeat
05.11.2013 , 02:25 AM | #1615
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
... a large number of people either didnít ever acquire the Recruit gear or simply didnít wear it while inside PvP. The result was a rather harsh introduction to PvP for fresh level 50 players into the established PvP end-game that resulted in a significant drop off in participation of PvP.
So how is this in any way the fault of the people who take PvP seriously? It's not our fault that these people either sold or refused to wear their starter sets.

The current bolster system (at 55) is a strange design philosophy on several levels. I don't understand why we can't just add a recruit set in a different way instead of keeping this strange system. You don't have a similar bolster system for boosting people to operation-quality gear. Most guilds who run ops will probably turn you away if you don't put in the time and effort to meet minimum gear requirements - and rightfully so - so why is it any different for PvP? Recruit gear definitely needs to be more competitive than it was pre 2.0, however, if you refuse to equip it then pvp probably should be a painful experience for you.

Also, I don't understand the point of expertise at all right now. Why even have the stat if it's given out for free whenever you enter a PvP area? I know it's useful for open world PvP, but honestly how often does that ever happen in this game outside of the occasional Gree event. Right now it just serves as a way to partition PvP effort and PvE effort from being co-compatible, which is fine, but it's a little unfair if you can wear full BiS PvE gear in a warzone and be perfectly useful yet full BiS PvP gear would probably put you at a huge disadvantage in operations.
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Kaizersan
05.11.2013 , 02:36 AM | #1616
Quote: Originally Posted by BoushhDC View Post
Umm, buddy, I think you're lost. This is the thread BW is actively monitoring for people reporting irregularities/issues/bugs with the bolster system so they can target their investigations in order to make fixes and improvements.

I think this is the thread you're looking to QQ in:

http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=631451

kthxbye
Naw just you have a failure in reading all the post to see that people post here about removing it so yea hope you like being wrong.

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TonyDragonflame
05.11.2013 , 02:38 AM | #1617
Quote: Originally Posted by TheHeat View Post
however, if you refuse to equip it then pvp probably should be a painful experience for you.
Painful experience = drop of subs. BW dont want losing subs only cuz some of pvp'ers have huge epeen ego and can be competitive only with their pvp gear advantage (and useless baddies without gear advantage).

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Also, I don't understand the point of expertise at all right now.
Expertise is thing, which balanced all gear in WZ areas. Mainly, its expertise + endurance + mainstat + primary damage. Last, but not least, Conqueror min/max pvp gear is the best gear and wz and in the open world pvp. So, all pvp'ers have point for grind it for mains and for alts.
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Tankqull
05.11.2013 , 07:23 AM | #1618
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco
... a large number of people either didnít ever acquire the Recruit gear or simply didnít wear it while inside PvP. The result was a rather harsh introduction to PvP for fresh level 50 players into the established PvP end-game that resulted in a significant drop off in participation of PvP.
than for heavens sake change yur bolster system to sth. understandable and working e.g.
1. check if item is with or with out expertise
a) yes -> do nothing
b) no -> change item stats to be equal to a non "physically" existant recruit set with stats 5% below partisan regardless if it is a lvl 15 or 72 item.

problem solved.

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BDutch
05.11.2013 , 08:09 AM | #1619
Endless gear treadmills in PvP w/o some sort of system like this just bleed the playerbase over time. It's no surprise that there's such opposition from remaining players, since that population has been filtered down to only people that can tolerate the previous lame system. I'm guessing BW isn't going for retaining those players so much as enticing new players and luring back people like me.

Here's my sub--show me what you can do BW. Don't pussyfoot around like RIFT; a small group of hardcore elitist cockroaches never kept any PvP community alive. Drawing in casuals, PvE'ers, and new blood is the way to go. Stay on target... Stay on target...
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The sentinel PVP armor is PINK and POOP colored with golden ******* and a clown helmet my brain is not able to make any sense out of. Then some sort of giant bug from the Jetsons has attached itself to the left shoulder.

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Isislol
05.11.2013 , 09:09 AM | #1620
Quote: Originally Posted by BDutch View Post
Endless gear treadmills in PvP w/o some sort of system like this just bleed the playerbase over time. It's no surprise that there's such opposition from remaining players, since that population has been filtered down to only people that can tolerate the previous lame system. I'm guessing BW isn't going for retaining those players so much as enticing new players and luring back people like me.

Here's my sub--show me what you can do BW. Don't pussyfoot around like RIFT; a small group of hardcore elitist cockroaches never kept any PvP community alive. Drawing in casuals, PvE'ers, and new blood is the way to go. Stay on target... Stay on target...
Hardcore pvp guilds still murder pve'ers/casuals bolster or not. Nothing really changed on my server except there are more premades now because people refuse to solo queue only to be grouped with players who got no clue how to pvp.
More premades and longer queue times since 2.0 thanks to broken bolster.