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They are sort of "afraid" of releasing future slot machines

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They are sort of "afraid" of releasing future slot machines

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theSCARAYone
01.23.2015 , 11:22 PM | #1
Hi guys. I was the one that sent this to Dulfy and it was probably worded poorly. BW is getting crap for something I said. They didn't exactly say this, I just thought that "afraid" would be the easiest way to explain it. It's more like that they are going to be putting more time and thought into balance future slot machines and any other cartel market items that may have a possible effect on the economy.

I apologize to the community and to Bioware for saying this.

Edit: The "controversy created by the community" part was all me. But realistically, it's true.
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01.23.2015 , 11:28 PM | #2
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Hi guys. I was the one that sent this to Dulfy and it was probably worded poorly. BW is getting crap for something I said. They didn't exactly say this, I just thought that "afraid" would be the easiest way to explain it. It's more like that they are going to be putting more time and thought into balance future slot machines and any other cartel market items that may have a possible effect on the economy.

I apologize to the community and to Bioware for saying this.
The afraid part is not the problem, the problem is the part where they blame us for the undocumented nerf and it staying.

Keeping in mind of course that the nerf is contrary to what Eric said and what was released in the patch notes, basically a stealth nerf (or what was a bug for all we knew) is going to stay in-game because of community backlash, not because they F-up royally, which is the real reason.

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01.23.2015 , 11:29 PM | #3
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The afraid part is not the problem, the problem is the part where they blame us for the undocumented nerf and it staying.

Keeping in mind of course that the nerf is contrary to what Eric said and what was released in the patch notes, basically a stealth nerf (or what was a bug for all we knew) is going to stay in-game because of community backlash, not because they F-up royally, which is the real reason.
They did say that not including every change to the slot machine was a screw up and they apologized to me and the group of people around for it, and that extends to the rest of the community as well.
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01.23.2015 , 11:31 PM | #4
So they are being cautious. Wise, and understandable. However, BW: don't freak out, as haters are gonna hate either side, as you've seen in the last few days. Pretty much you knew this was going to come no matter which way it was handled. I shouldn't be surprised that more crybaby's came out after it was nerfed. I personally would rather it not have been nerfed, but really don't want to listen to the crying. I'd suggest some due diligence and balance both sides for now, then come up with a fail-proof plan for redeployment. That thread TZ posted about gaming economy was brilliant, and should be considered.

That or remove it from the game all together. We were fine before this, and we will be fine after it's gone if it will shut people up.

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01.23.2015 , 11:36 PM | #5
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They did say that not including every change to the slot machine was a screw up and they apologized to me and the group of people around for it, and that extends to the rest of the community as well.
Hum, then they should have released an official statement with this, long ago and way before we got this info second hand.

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01.23.2015 , 11:38 PM | #6
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Hum, then they should have released an official statement with this, long ago and way before we got this info second hand.
100% agree.
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01.24.2015 , 12:04 AM | #7
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Hum, then they should have released an official statement with this, long ago and way before we got this info second hand.
Yeah, pretty cowardly the way they've handled this.

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They did say that not including every change to the slot machine was a screw up and they apologized to me and the group of people around for it, and that extends to the rest of the community as well.
Did they bother to explain why their changes went further than what they'd proposed?

Was it A) They wanted people to feel relaxed and not play nonstop till patch b) It was last minute and not throught through at all?

Because I suspect A.

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01.24.2015 , 12:14 AM | #8
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Yeah, pretty cowardly the way they've handled this.

Did they bother to explain why their changes went further than what they'd proposed?

Was it A) They wanted people to feel relaxed and not play nonstop till patch b) It was last minute and not throught through at all?

Because I suspect A.
They told me that it unbalanced the economy and made crew skills essentially worthless,which they did not want.
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01.24.2015 , 12:23 AM | #9
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They told me that it unbalanced the economy and made crew skills essentially worthless,which they did not want.
Doesn't explain the nerf to the cartel certificates.

Even when they're sorry they F it up. I'm having to find out from YOU that they're sorry.

They'd better damn well have a nice long winded post about this. And we should have had it first.

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01.24.2015 , 12:34 AM | #10
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Doesn't explain the nerf to the cartel certificates.

Even when they're sorry they F it up. I'm having to find out from YOU that they're sorry.

They'd better damn well have a nice long winded post about this. And we should have had it first.
I asked about this to and they didn't really give me a straight answer. Mostly an apology.
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