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New seeker droid setup!

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sparkscion
07.29.2013 , 03:01 AM | #81
I really hope they roll back to the older way of seeker droid.
I cant even get back the credits i spend on the pink GSI Triangulation Enhancer I. All i end up with are parts which are not even dropped from mobs. Hope the next update will be better.
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Direach
07.29.2013 , 05:54 AM | #82
It really is beyond horrible now. It was tedious before, but at least you were getting some stuff to keep it interesting, and make a little money in the process. Now, you get nothing for literally hours at a time, except the occasional piece of completely worthless trash or an angry critter to fight. I completed the Seeker Droid questline in order to acquire a Dreadseed helm for my Sith Warrior, but after this new change I've given up on it. I'll wear something else. Spending hours on Tatooine doing nothing and FEELING like I'm doing nothing is a horrible waste of my play time.
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Hassat-Hunter
07.30.2013 , 07:39 AM | #83
No patch
Here was to hoping they would fix this...

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DAMossimo
07.30.2013 , 07:50 AM | #84
Quote: Originally Posted by Hassat-Hunter View Post
No patch
Here was to hoping they would fix this...
First, we must get them to admit there is a problem, then it can go through comittee, then it might get fixed weeks/months into the future.

Since they are playing the head-in-the-sand game, I hold absolutely no hope that any change is imminent.

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Repman
07.30.2013 , 07:59 AM | #85
Quote: Originally Posted by DAMossimo View Post
First, we must get them to admit there is a problem, then it can go through comittee, then it might get fixed weeks/months into the future.

Since they are playing the head-in-the-sand game, I hold absolutely no hope that any change is imminent.
Do game developers ever admit they make mistakes? Rarely I bet.

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Hassat-Hunter
07.30.2013 , 08:10 AM | #86
If the OP is still around can he change the title to "We want the old seeker droid setup back"...?

Maybe the neutral title doesn't make them pay attention...
(Keeping some hope)

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AmberGreen
07.30.2013 , 10:12 AM | #87 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Hello everyone,

Thanks for your feedback about the recent changes to the Seeker Droid! The changes that were made were done to remove the ability to endlessly acquire items, as this was not intended. Also, we wanted to be sure and allow for players to obtain the speeder parts and treasures when digging, but we are taking what you’re saying into account.


Quote: Originally Posted by Grayseven View Post
Yeah, at no point should the "something interesting" be a gray level 10 item. It's a time consuming process that should never return garbage for a successful search. I can understand not filling up peoples inventory with greens and blues, but for crying out loud there needs to be something for the time spent.

The system is designed to only display “Your Seeker Droid Found Something Interesting” (versus just having them find “Something”) when you find special treasure or an armor piece. There been a few comments here that indicate that when getting something interesting, that you’re obtaining other items. We’re looking for more details with regards to exactly what was obtained when the “Interesting” message pops up for you. We’ve done some investigation on our side, and this currently appears to be working correctly.


Quote: Originally Posted by Phrase View Post
I kind of see both sides of this. Getting rid of the mods and gear should help crafters and keep inventories somewhat manageable during a dig (as well as help fight credit inflation), but there is no way a lvl 10 gray should deplete a dig site--purples only.
We agree! If you’ve had a gray item deplete a site, this is not intended and is a bug. Please be sure you file and in-game /bug to report this if it happens, and we welcome follow up posts with details for us to investigate.

We’ve been keeping an eye on this thread and will continue to do so. If we discover any bugs with the system, we’ll post them on the Known Issues and update you here.

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Kazyon
07.30.2013 , 10:20 AM | #88
I had one yesterday in the Outlaw's Den... got the "Your seeker droid found something" message and it was a gray item. It didn't count as the rare item and deplete the location, but poking around for 5-10 minutes chasing the green indicator to just receive a gray junk item seems wrong.

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ikinai
07.30.2013 , 10:23 AM | #89
While you're at it, could you fix the locational direction ring? It continually was telling me there was something in a particular direction then goes red and not finding anything.
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Grayseven
07.30.2013 , 10:38 AM | #90
Quote: Originally Posted by AmberGreen View Post
Hello everyone,

Thanks for your feedback about the recent changes to the Seeker Droid! The changes that were made were done to remove the ability to endlessly acquire items, as this was not intended. Also, we wanted to be sure and allow for players to obtain the speeder parts and treasures when digging, but we are taking what you’re saying into account.



The system is designed to only display “Your Seeker Droid Found Something Interesting” (versus just having them find “Something”) when you find special treasure or an armor piece. There been a few comments here that indicate that when getting something interesting, that you’re obtaining other items. We’re looking for more details with regards to exactly what was obtained when the “Interesting” message pops up for you. We’ve done some investigation on our side, and this currently appears to be working correctly.


We agree! If you’ve had a gray item deplete a site, this is not intended and is a bug. Please be sure you file and in-game /bug to report this if it happens, and we welcome follow up posts with details for us to investigate.

We’ve been keeping an eye on this thread and will continue to do so. If we discover any bugs with the system, we’ll post them on the Known Issues and update you here.

Let me assure you that the gray items are, in fact, turning up when you get the message "Your seeker droid found something interesting" at the end of a search (i.e. you've zero'd in on the interesting site and find whatever it is your seeker droid detected). It gives the same message whether you get an armor or speeder piece or a level 10 gray item.

The thing about this is quite simple. You can spend 5 to 10 minutes of seeker droid deployment looking for a hit (the green circle that tells you there is something in the area) and another 3 minutes zeroing in on that hit only to discover a level 10 gray item that vendors for next to nothing.

This is "not fun". At the very least the item should vendor for a significant amount of credits considering the amount of time spent but ideally you would never see a gray item as the "something interesting" from the end of a search deployment.

I've not ever had a gray item deplete a site, but I have had strings of deployments that ended up with a very "non-something interesting" gray item...no matter what the droid says.

Are you saying that this is, indeed, intended? That we should expect these gray items at the end of a search? Because if you are, you've done the single greatest thing to de-motivate anyone from "fishing".
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