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What happened to the Christmas Tauntaun?

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What happened to the Christmas Tauntaun?
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DOHboy
12.18.2013 , 11:32 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Andryah View Post
Look at the mount closely.

Notice the antlers and the bright shining red nose.

Now look up Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer. When exactly does Rudolph become pivotal in the folklore?

Yeah -------> Christmas Eve would be my money bet for this mount popping on the CM.. Midnight, December 24.

And let's not forget that they DO NOT need to patch to change CM sales content anymore. The contents on the CM can now be driven by some calendar coding inside the game servers. In other words.. the fact that all the Bioware Staff will be home celebrating Christmas Eve with their families (instead of loading a midnight patch) has ZERO bearing on the Christmas Tauntaun going on sale in the CM.
This is logical, reasonable, and some what practical...[sarcasm]how dare you bring this stuff into our forum.[/sarcasm]

edit: best be careful lest I get a forum vacation too...adding sarcasm tags for those in Rio Linda

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TravelersWay
12.18.2013 , 12:19 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Satanski View Post
God, i hope it died ;-)
Agreed. The snowblower last year was one thing, now we have snowballs on the fleet and a speeder full of presents for this year. I mean, really, one of the joys of playing this game the last two years for me has been not to see holiday nonsense like that. As much as I have been a fanboi of the game up to this point, this has crossed the line for me. A Rudolph Tauntaun would have been the last straw.
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hillerbees
12.18.2013 , 12:57 PM | #13
Well I hope the tauntaun does become available - I was looking forward to running around ilum on it over the Christmas period. The new ones on offer from the Life Day event aren't really ringing my (jingle) bells.

I understand if he is busy until St. Stephen's Day

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RaiderMid
12.18.2013 , 01:38 PM | #14
My guess is that the devs sobered up and realized this was a bigger abomination than last years mount.

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chuixupu
12.18.2013 , 01:43 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by RaiderMid View Post
My guess is that the devs sobered up and realized this was a bigger abomination than last years mount.
^ this
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TravelersWay
12.18.2013 , 03:07 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by RaiderMid View Post
My guess is that the devs sobered up and realized this was a bigger abomination than last years mount.
If only that were so. But really - BioWare had disappointed every facet of player in this game at some point or another. My pessimism tells me that those of us who had no desire to see the tired old Holiday tropes in this game have yet another round of disappointments to come.
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chuixupu
12.18.2013 , 03:19 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by TravelersWay View Post
If only that were so. But really - BioWare had disappointed every facet of player in this game at some point or another. My pessimism tells me that those of us who had no desire to see the tired old Holiday tropes in this game have yet another round of disappointments to come.
Ah, the poor unfortunate souls.
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hillerbees
12.19.2013 , 05:16 AM | #18
Lets get one thing straight here - NOTHING could look worse than last years festive mount - it reminds me of Mr. Hankey the Chritstmas Poo every time I see it. Aweful thing.

Bring on the taun taun please!

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AlrikFassbauer
12.19.2013 , 06:44 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Screaming_Ziva View Post
On the PTS it was a reward for one of the achievements. On live, it looks like it has been removed. I'm guessing it's going to end up being a straight purchase item from the CC now?
I assume that Rileysoph had something against it being accessible for everyone.
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Elfa
12.19.2013 , 01:28 PM | #20
Is this still coming our Eric?
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