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Treek: A Guide to Gaining the New Companion

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Treek: A Guide to Gaining the New Companion
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Mubuka
08.08.2013 , 12:21 PM | #131
Does Treek have a companion story? That is one thing I want to know before I get him.

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Vraedvictis
08.08.2013 , 10:11 PM | #132
So I went into the Cartel Bazaar and saw a topless male dancer with two females cheering him on.
I saw that before in another location, I figured, "ok, there are women dancers.. it's a joke, whatever.". But again in such a prominent place makes no sense, girls are not even remotely interested in male dancers in the way males worship women.

The new empowered Ewok female character says things like "I'm going to chop off your bits and use them as trophies".

What is this, some desperate ploy to rope in feminist gamers with *not-so-edgy* and in fact overdone, tired and unwanted "reversals of traditional stereotypes" and depictions of empowered females who humiliate males with specific female-on-male abusive language?

Time and again, research shows that only the tiniest minority of gamers, female or otherwise is interested in this kind of misandry and bullcrap, yet somehow females in the industry or far left wing guys who think they know what's hip with the kids push this junk into the gaming scene.

Increasingly the market is hostile to attempts to force this propaganda and misandrist ideology upon it.

While you may want more girl gamers, remember who makes up the bulk of your income and weigh up the truth, that if a fraction of male gamers is lost, you will NEVER regain it by pandering to a fraction of a fraction of fanatical hatefilled female gamers.

That said. Love the game, how vibrant and alive it seems - sadly when I ask other people about the game they say things like "Yeah I played it, it was fun, then it was all "PASS THE HUTTBALL"".

You should put in a choice of warzones, like other games have, and like your flashpoint system uses..
Maybe with the populations as they are that isn't feasible.. I don't know, but I do know that huttball is friggin dull.

You should do more to swing back old subscribers, they do not know what they are missing.

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Aries_cz
08.09.2013 , 01:04 AM | #133
Quote: Originally Posted by Vraedvictis View Post
So I went into the Cartel Bazaar and saw a topless male dancer with two females cheering him on.
I saw that before in another location, I figured, "ok, there are women dancers.. it's a joke, whatever.". But again in such a prominent place makes no sense, girls are not even remotely interested in male dancers in the way males worship women.

The new empowered Ewok female character says things like "I'm going to chop off your bits and use them as trophies".

What is this, some desperate ploy to rope in feminist gamers with *not-so-edgy* and in fact overdone, tired and unwanted "reversals of traditional stereotypes" and depictions of empowered females who humiliate males with specific female-on-male abusive language?

Time and again, research shows that only the tiniest minority of gamers, female or otherwise is interested in this kind of misandry and bullcrap, yet somehow females in the industry or far left wing guys who think they know what's hip with the kids push this junk into the gaming scene.

Increasingly the market is hostile to attempts to force this propaganda and misandrist ideology upon it.

While you may want more girl gamers, remember who makes up the bulk of your income and weigh up the truth, that if a fraction of male gamers is lost, you will NEVER regain it by pandering to a fraction of a fraction of fanatical hatefilled female gamers.

That said. Love the game, how vibrant and alive it seems - sadly when I ask other people about the game they say things like "Yeah I played it, it was fun, then it was all "PASS THE HUTTBALL"".

You should put in a choice of warzones, like other games have, and like your flashpoint system uses..
Maybe with the populations as they are that isn't feasible.. I don't know, but I do know that huttball is friggin dull.

You should do more to swing back old subscribers, they do not know what they are missing.
I think females like male strippers and dancers... or maybe it is for the LGBT part of the gaming population.
Research is showing that 48% of total gamers are women, and part of that same population is LGBT. And it is not pandering, it is equal stuff for everyone.
Treek says these things because she is insane homicidal teddy bear
And Warzone choices would be highly impractical (not enough people doing it), and it is not like huttball is popping up all the time with addition of "combat simulations" of other warzones.
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AussieAlan
08.09.2013 , 03:18 AM | #134
Quote: Originally Posted by EnkiduNineEight View Post
The cost is bad enough, but Treek arrives with level 10 equipment, no matter what level you acquire them.
At least when you spend a million to buy your HK it comes with level 50 gear.

Here's Treek, with a backstory and claims to being tough and it arrives with LEVEL 10 EQUIPMENT!
Its probably meant for people who have smuggler or hunter who do not want to wait until Hoth to get a healer/tank.
They probably figure if your level 55 you would have the money to buy or make stuff for her.

What do you expect, they can not give her 55 stuff if you unlock her for a level 10, HK does not come with 55 gear when you unlock him on a new toon does he.

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Mevan
08.09.2013 , 05:20 AM | #135
Quote: Originally Posted by Vraedvictis View Post
You should do more to swing back old subscribers, they do not know what they are missing.
We do, that's why many of us have left, are leaving or are on the verge of leaving.

Quote: Originally Posted by AussieAlan View Post
What do you expect, they can not give her 55 stuff if you unlock her for a level 10, HK does not come with 55 gear when you unlock him on a new toon does he.
HK doesn't come with level 55 gear, no. Mainly due to the fact he was released pre-Makeb. He does come with level 50 gear, however.

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WarbNull
08.09.2013 , 01:00 PM | #136
The only thing I would really ask for with the Treek Companion is lessening the Legacy Level requirement for her. Being a Casual Player I am only at Level 11 and I will more than likely never reach Level 40, and I have been playing the game for a very long time as a sub. My problem is that I have a life outside the game so I can not play it 24/7 and it takes me a very long time max out a bunch of characters in order to get the Legacy Levels.

I think they put that Legacy Level Requirement on it so high to try and force Subs to pay for it through the Cartel Market. That is the only sane reason why they would suggest such a high Legacy Level.


For the Cartel Market: I know that for the Cartel Market, trying to ask BioWare to lessen the prices there is mute as BioWare is all about Nickel-And-Diming with the Cartel Market and all they want is for more and more people to use it so that they can suck up as much money as possible. That is why everything in the Cartel Market is overpriced. So they will ignore anyone asking to lower the prices for the Cartel Market.
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GnatB
08.09.2013 , 01:40 PM | #137
Just to pipe in.

I've got to agree with some people that legacy level of 40 is probably a bit high. if you aren't one of those silly people who just do endgame treadmilling over and over, but are instead playing through all the different class stories, you probably don't HAVE a legacy level that high.

I'd expect my gameplay is towards the high end. (Guesstimate at least 6 hours or so a week since release), but it's spread out over numerous characters. 5 lvl 50's, 2 lvl ~30's, 4 lvl <17s. As such, my legacy level is only 34.


'Course, this may also be indicitive that perhaps the way you gain legacy levels may be a bit fubar, and legacy XP shouldn't just be a % of the amount of xp you get. Going from lvl 49 to 50 isn't all that much harder than lvl 19 to 20, but over the course of 49 to 50 you'll get *far* more legacy xp. Perhaps the legacy xp you get from completing a quest/killing a monster shouldn't be some % of the normal exp, but be based on either the level of the highest character in the legacy, or perhaps the combined levels. (I'd assume those (IMO silly) people who simply grind one character up to max then run the treadmill over and over would want it based on the level of the highest character, but really, somebody whose leveled multiple characters should be getting some perks for that. Maybe some combination? full benefit of max characters level, 1/5th of the other characters levels?)

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WarbNull
08.09.2013 , 02:15 PM | #138
Quote: Originally Posted by GnatB View Post
Just to pipe in.

I've got to agree with some people that legacy level of 40 is probably a bit high. if you aren't one of those silly people who just do endgame treadmilling over and over, but are instead playing through all the different class stories, you probably don't HAVE a legacy level that high.

I'd expect my gameplay is towards the high end. (Guesstimate at least 6 hours or so a week since release), but it's spread out over numerous characters. 5 lvl 50's, 2 lvl ~30's, 4 lvl <17s. As such, my legacy level is only 34.


'Course, this may also be indicitive that perhaps the way you gain legacy levels may be a bit fubar, and legacy XP shouldn't just be a % of the amount of xp you get. Going from lvl 49 to 50 isn't all that much harder than lvl 19 to 20, but over the course of 49 to 50 you'll get *far* more legacy xp. Perhaps the legacy xp you get from completing a quest/killing a monster shouldn't be some % of the normal exp, but be based on either the level of the highest character in the legacy, or perhaps the combined levels. (I'd assume those (IMO silly) people who simply grind one character up to max then run the treadmill over and over would want it based on the level of the highest character, but really, somebody whose leveled multiple characters should be getting some perks for that. Maybe some combination? full benefit of max characters level, 1/5th of the other characters levels?)
You showing that you are only Legacy Level 34 and having all those characters at what they are really does reiterate that the Legacy Level Requirement is set too high.

I know you are not saying this but I am going to use it as a way to show what one of my theory/opinions on why it is set with such a high requirement. What this shows to me is that it leans credence to my theory that they chose it to be such a high level in order to get more people to just pay for her out right through the Cartel Market. Not a good choice in my opinion. It reflects badly on BioWare.
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GnatB
08.09.2013 , 02:42 PM | #139
Quote: Originally Posted by WarbNull View Post
I know you are not saying this but I am going to use it as a way to show what one of my theory/opinions on why it is set with such a high requirement. What this shows to me is that it leans credence to my theory that they chose it to be such a high level in order to get more people to just pay for her out right through the Cartel Market. Not a good choice in my opinion. It reflects badly on BioWare.
Well, thing is, as a subscriber I've been racking up Cartel Coins for almost a year now. Unless you've been spending coins condoning EA's efforts to push gambling via prize boxes, anybody with a subscription should be sitting on a nice pile of cartel coins. (I think I have ~7000, last I looked?) So, even if I chose to use cartel coins instead of credits, (which I won't, I don't see any particularly need for this companion, as I assume he will be pretty much ignored in the existing class storylines, and I expect if they ever add to the class storylines I'll probably be legacy 40 by then), it wouldn't be coming out of my pocket anyways. It'll be coming out of my stockpile of coins I've been accumulating while waiting for something worthwhile to buy. Anything costing CC is, in moderation, free to subscribers.

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WarbNull
08.09.2013 , 02:55 PM | #140
Quote: Originally Posted by GnatB View Post
Well, thing is, as a subscriber I've been racking up Cartel Coins for almost a year now. Unless you've been spending coins condoning EA's efforts to push gambling via prize boxes, anybody with a subscription should be sitting on a nice pile of cartel coins. (I think I have ~7000, last I looked?) So, even if I chose to use cartel coins instead of credits, (which I won't, I don't see any particularly need for this companion, as I assume he will be pretty much ignored in the existing class storylines, and I expect if they ever add to the class storylines I'll probably be legacy 40 by then), it wouldn't be coming out of my pocket anyways. It'll be coming out of my stockpile of coins I've been accumulating while waiting for something worthwhile to buy. Anything costing CC is, in moderation, free to subscribers.
Yeah I am sitting at 5000 Cartel Coins from my subscription. I have spent a few Coins. I only used them on a few Character Perks and a few Cargo Hold Unlocks for my Account wide. That is all I spent my Coins on so far as they are the only things that I think were were it so far.

As cool as some things are on the Cartel Market I have yet to find a lot of it worth the prices they have put them for. So out of principle I am not buying those items I think are Over-Priced. Suits of Armor for $10 and Treek for almost $20. It is unbelievable in my opinion. Treek is basically the cost of our Expansion. Something to think about.
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