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Commendations in 3.0

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LordArtemis's Avatar

11.25.2014 , 10:39 AM | #281
It might be a good idea, Mr Musco, if you could indicate the top gear level that will be purchasable with basic comms. Right now there is some wild speculation on that point. A word from you on that would put it to bed.

Some folks believe it will be 186.

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11.25.2014 , 10:40 AM | #282

I have been trying to picture how this whole new commendation system will work from leveling to endgame, and I still can't see it clearly (possibly due to my relative inexperience with MMO's compared to many players). Most posts seem to refer to how those already with full 186 gear will adapt, but I've seen very little on the transition from leveling to endgame. I know all current commendations are becoming "basic comms". So here is how I picture it.

Player rolls a toon, starts leveling up doing class and planetary quests. Along the way he starts getting the occasional basic commendation (instead of planetary commendation). He can spend these basic comms at the planetary comm vendors to get mods or equipment at certain levels (i.e., must be level 37 to purchase and use this gear). So for leveling, the system will work the same as planetary comms do now. Every player must decide, do I save these comms for better gear a few levels from now? Or do I spend them now for good gear at my current level?

Now suppose the player is getting close to level 50. He sees that Makeb level mods can get him 140 gear. So he saves up his basic comms, and at level 50 jumps into 140 rating gear. This is where it gets vague for me. Between 50 and 55, he will do tactical and HM flashpoints, dailies, etc. all earning basic comms. Supposedly, these basic comms will be able to purchase 146 gear, 162 gear, 168 gear, 180 gear and 186 gear. So will every leveling player essentially jump straight from 140 gear to 180 gear (i.e. save all comms earned during those levels and then buy all 180 gear at 55)? Will it work like PvP, where you have to buy the 162 gear, then spend that gear plus comms to buy the 168 gear, and so on? Or maybe the 162 gear will only cost a few comms, while 180 gear will cost a lot of comms? Or perhaps you can buy 146 gear at level 51, 162 gear at level 52, 168 gear at level 53, etc. I suppose any of these is viable with its own pros and cons.

Its entirely possible that this information is out there in some thread that I just missed, but if anyone can help clarify the gear progression between 50 and 60 from the point of view of a player who starts a toon post 3.0, I would be grateful.

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11.25.2014 , 10:45 AM | #283 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Here goes everyone. Here is the information on the conversion rates around Basic Comms and what will happen when 3.0 launches. Just to reiterate for those unaware, here are the basic changes coming to Commendations:
  • All PvE Commendations will become Basic Commendations in 3.0.
  • The Commendation types "Classic" and "Planetary" are being removed from the game.
  • The types "Elite" and "Ultimate" will remain but the current Comms you have will become Basic.
  • Warzone and Ranked Warzone Commendations remain untouched.
Here are the conversion rates for all Commendations.
  • 2 Classic Commendations = 1 Basic Commendation
  • 1 Basic Commendation = 1 Basic Commendation
  • 1 Elite Commendation = 2 Basic Commendations
  • 1 Planetary Commendation = 3 Basic Commendations
  • 1 Ultimate Commendation = 3 Basic Commendations
The Basic Commendation cap will remain at 1000. However, when the conversions happen we will allow you to go up to 2000 Commendations. Note that until you go below 1000 again, you will be unable to earn any Basic Commendations. This includes if you buy an item and try to refund it. You must go below 1000 before you can earn more.

There ya go folks! All of the details and conversion rates on Basic Comms in 3.0.

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11.25.2014 , 10:46 AM | #284
Awesome - thanks Eric.

Can you say at this stage what each item (head, chest etc) will cost, or does this remain unchanged?

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11.25.2014 , 10:48 AM | #285
ok... Plz some who has the time do example calculations of how much you need for full 2000
EDIT: and i mean ofc in a way other than 1000 CC/1000 BC/250 EC (or is that the most efficent way?)

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11.25.2014 , 10:50 AM | #286
Wow, I didnt expect the high conversion rate for planetaries.

Also, no word on top gear level purchasable with basic comms

Would like to also find out of prices of the current comm gear and mods from planetary vendors will change.

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11.25.2014 , 10:55 AM | #287
Quote: Originally Posted by LordArtemis View Post
Wow, I didnt expect the high conversion rate for planetaries.

Also, no word on top gear level purchasable with basic comms

Would like to also find out of prices of the current comm gear and mods from planetary vendors will change.
I'm not too surprised to be honest. A 1:1 conversion would have made planetaries worthless if you'd earned them whilst levelling if they weren't given a significant upscale. I guess the intention is to allow people to use their levelling comms plus Makeb bolster to get into a position where they can afford 1/2 bits of endgame gear when they hit 60.

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11.25.2014 , 10:57 AM | #288
So if you are capped on elites and ultimates going into 3.0 on one character you will have 1700 basic comms? Wow... that's rediculous.

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11.25.2014 , 10:57 AM | #289
What happens if we break the 2,000 limit?
Do those comms disappear ?
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11.25.2014 , 10:58 AM | #290
1 Planetary Commendation = 3 Basic Commendations

Just making sure this is correct and wasn't accidentally reversed (ie: 3 planetaries = 1 basic), cause that means planetary and ultimate will be worth the same in conversion.