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I am sick and tired of being hot pink!

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I am sick and tired of being hot pink!
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Nemarus
08.08.2013 , 07:24 AM | #1
I spent tons of time, credits, and real money to achieve my look, and it is all rendered a WASTE because of the Assassin Dark Ward's effect. You know, I used to want the holocrons gone too, but at this point, I just need the pink glow gone.

This game is at a point in its life where small issues like this can really discourage continued play/pay, especially when new PC games and consoles are coming out.

Remember, if a Darkness Assassin is playing correctly, this skill should ALWAYS be in effect, which means during any combat, the character is a giant pink disco ball. Forget lightsaber color, the armor you're wearing, other proc effects, boss circles... all I see is pink! And it's got me seeing red. What were the designers thinking? Why isn't this a subtler dark purple/shadowy/lightning effect, like the rest of the Assassin's powers?

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08.08.2013 , 07:25 AM | #2
Yeah, apparently they decided to change purple to pink. Not sure why they just didn't go with purple...

Oh well :/
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ImpactHound
08.08.2013 , 07:29 AM | #3
A subtle ploy to drive sales of pink saber crystals and pink dye kits. This is a slap in the face to masculine players BioWare!

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Callaron
08.08.2013 , 07:43 AM | #4
Does it make me a bad person that I snickered at the OP's expense? =/
*coughs* On subject, purple would've been better indeed - it was already pretty much the inquisitor color.
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08.08.2013 , 07:45 AM | #5
Nobody takes me serious when I electrocute them anymore...
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Lionflash
08.08.2013 , 07:57 AM | #6
You think I like my rock belt? Welcome to the club...


The thing is, I wouldn't have a problem with Kinetic Ward if it was a sphere. I'm not against throwing rocks and hurling rocks and even being protected by rocks, it really feels like my Jedi's unique fighting style we compared to other Jedi in other time periods. But the "Rock Armor" only surrounds my stomache, hence the rock belt.

I would much prefer a spherical shield of rocks, it would be a nicer animation effect. Kinda like how this mount's animation works, except complete 360 like most other bubble shields in the game.

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FromTheDuDe
08.08.2013 , 07:58 AM | #7
I thought this was more about the fact that if you're dark side lvl 10 you look like someone walked up and threw hot pink on you if you choose the zabrak red race...but ya...ya...that other thing you were talking about too.

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BruceMaclean
08.08.2013 , 08:06 AM | #8 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Quote: Originally Posted by Nemarus View Post
I spent tons of time, credits, and real money to achieve my look, and it is all rendered a WASTE because of the Assassin Dark Ward's effect. You know, I used to want the holocrons gone too, but at this point, I just need the pink glow gone.

This game is at a point in its life where small issues like this can really discourage continued play/pay, especially when new PC games and consoles are coming out.

Remember, if a Darkness Assassin is playing correctly, this skill should ALWAYS be in effect, which means during any combat, the character is a giant pink disco ball. Forget lightsaber color, the armor you're wearing, other proc effects, boss circles... all I see is pink! And it's got me seeing red. What were the designers thinking? Why isn't this a subtler dark purple/shadowy/lightning effect, like the rest of the Assassin's powers?

A giant pink disco ball ... OF DEATH! Seriously though: agreed on all counts, and just checked with the class design guys and they agree the visual effects should be changed to better match the darker purpler Inquisitor theme. We'll see what we can do!
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GrovesK
08.08.2013 , 09:06 AM | #9
Why not make the color of the effect be based on the color crystal you have in your shield/focus? That would be neat I think.
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MillionsKNives
08.08.2013 , 09:11 AM | #10
*ahem*
Does it really take posting these topics in general for them to actually get noticed?

That aside, I can't wait to stop being the team's flashlight. It's dangerous to go alone! Take this assassin.