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Changes Coming to Packs with 4.1
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EricMusco
01.27.2016 , 10:06 AM | #1 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Hey folks,

As you may know, our Cartel Market team has been making constant adjustments to how packs work, since our rework in Fallen Empire. We have heard in the past few months a lot of feedback from players that they really like the functionality of the “Grand Packs.” Think of anything from the Bronze, Silver, Gold Packs to the old Grand packs we released last year. Because of this, we are making some changes to the new pack which will release with 4.1.

Currently when you open a Cartel Market pack, this is what you receive:
  • 2 items from the pack (Mounts, Decorations, etc)
  • 1 rank 5 or 6 Companion Gift
  • 1 Scrap
When you open the new Anarchist Pack in 4.1 you will receive the following:
  • 2 items- either a new item from the pack (Mounts, Decorations, etc) or a Grand Chance Cube (more on this in a second)
  • 1 rank 5 or 6 Companion Gift
  • 1 Scrap
Now you are asking, what is the Grand Chance Cube? Think of it as the ultimate Grand Pack. Inside a Grand Chance Cube you have a chance to receive any available Cartel Market Pack item, including from the current Pack. Also, the Grand Chance Cube acts as a Grand Pack in that if you open an Armor Lootbox, it will contain the entire armor set, not just a few pieces.

This change allows us to place more emphasis on the Silver and Gold items in each pack, as we are no longer building new Bronze items. Now, in place of Bronze items you will receive a Grand Chance Cube. This Cube can contain the rarest of Cartel Market selections, giving you a second chance at highly-desired items.

Due to the ongoing changes in the Cartel Market, all of this is subject to change. It is likely that more changes will follow in the future.

Let me know if you have any questions on how these new packs work and I will work to clear up any confusion.

-eric
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Damask_Rose
01.27.2016 , 10:12 AM | #2
So we will get no new items with low unlock costs? That really cuts down my desire to collect mounts and armor sets
Still waiting for Quinn's "meaningful" reunion!

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Iwipe
01.27.2016 , 10:12 AM | #3
So does this mean we will get less of the new pack items with this change? If so I am not liking it so much as when I usually buy a pack, I want the new stuff, not a chance to get the old stuff from previous packs.

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GoldenHornet
01.27.2016 , 10:15 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post

Now you are asking, what is the Grand Chance Cube? Think of it as the ultimate Grand Pack. Inside a Grand Chance Cube you have a chance to receive any available Cartel Market Pack item, including from the current Pack. Also, the Grand Chance Cube acts as a Grand Pack in that if you open an Armor Lootbox, it will contain the entire armor set, not just a few pieces.
Yo Dawg, we heard you like lockboxes in your lockboxes!

Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post

This change allows us to place more emphasis on the Silver and Gold items in each pack, as we are no longer building new Bronze items. Now, in place of Bronze items you will receive a Grand Chance Cube. This Cube can contain the rarest of Cartel Market selections, giving you a second chance at highly-desired items.
No more bronze pieces? Were the collection unlocks too cheap? Now that you bumped the unlock prices for gold items you are discontinuing the cheaper to unlock bronze sets?

I often unlock bronze mounts or armour for my legacy. A silver or gold items really have to be good to get an unlock so the fact you aren't making any more bronze ones sucks.

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Defecter
01.27.2016 , 10:16 AM | #5
So basically;

"I heard you like to gamble? We put a lottery box inside your lottery box!"

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Sigvaldson
01.27.2016 , 10:16 AM | #6
So when buying scratchcards at the Cartel Market, you now have the chance to get a scratchcard in a scratchcard?

Yo dawg...

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inCelesphere
01.27.2016 , 10:18 AM | #7
I just would like to know what's happened to the Research Alliance Pack? Are we not getting it at all now? There was an item in that that appeared in Collections briefly that I wanted so much.
The Aermentis Legacy || The Red Eclipse

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Rabin_Lorac
01.27.2016 , 10:19 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Iwipe View Post
So does this mean we will get less of the new pack items with this change? If so I am not liking it so much as when I usually buy a pack, I want the new stuff, not a chance to get the old stuff from previous packs.
I already have almost everything of old. If I buy a new pack I want new items. I understand that new players/casuals do not have much of the old. Then offer an old pack for them. DUH. Do not force old stuff for those wanting new stuff. DUH. Really who the f----- comes up with this s----!

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MopSopS
01.27.2016 , 10:21 AM | #9
Why not just keep it the way it is or even used to be? It was awesome back then

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Sportiva
01.27.2016 , 10:22 AM | #10
Instead of all these new machinations for CM packs, how about the Cartel Market team start to pay attention to the feedback asking for simplified armor sets that are more true to iconic Star Wars attire.

For example ... I'm just pulling this out of thin air ... how about TAKING THE STUPID BACKPACK OFF OF THE EXILED JEDI MASTER SET!!!!!!!
Master Jaice Jenod Guardian | Velo Jenx Gunslinger | Master Gira Jenx Sage | Major Jaxen Jenod Vanguard
Saena Jenod Mercenary | Dulymus Jenod Operative | Darth Scoura Assassin | Darth Zetara Marauder