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Diplomacy missions have wrong Dark/Light icon

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Diplomacy missions have wrong Dark/Light icon
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Jerba
11.29.2016 , 10:43 AM | #1
Pre-5.0, there were both dark and light Diplomacy missions and you could see which ones there were based on the icon in the crew skill window.

Now, all missions show whatever alignment you selected in the alignment toggle, but when you complete the mission, you still get the pre-5.0 alignment (in addition to some points based on your alignment toggle).

Therefore, please either:
  • Make the mission show the correct icon in the crew skill window, or
  • Always have the missions grant dark/light based on the alignment toggle

Otherwise, it becomes impossible to know whether a mission will give you dark or light side points.

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Saregon
11.29.2016 , 10:45 AM | #2
Yikes, yeah this sounds bad.
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JLazarillo
11.29.2016 , 03:18 PM | #3
Seeing the same thing, it's pretty annoying.

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TaitWatson
11.29.2016 , 04:10 PM | #4 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
This is working as designed. The icon displays your selected alignment, because you will earn points for your chosen alignment by completing the Crew Skill Mission. HOWEVER, you will also earn the original value of Light or Dark side points as determined by the Mission.

In order to see this in action, you can hover over the Dark/Light icon in the top left corner of the mission to see how the math works out. Example: you're set to Light Side about to do a Dark Side mission, it will still show as Light. Hover over the icon to see the actually alignment point value. Also, if the Mission crits, it will give points based on the inherent points of the Mission, not your setting.
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Saregon
11.29.2016 , 04:22 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by TaitWatson View Post
This is working as designed.
Your design and logic is flawed then.
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JLazarillo
11.29.2016 , 04:27 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by TaitWatson View Post
In order to see this in action, you can hover over the Dark/Light icon in the top left corner of the mission to see how the math works out. Example: you're set to Light Side about to do a Dark Side mission, it will still show as Light. Hover over the icon to see the actually alignment point value. Also, if the Mission crits, it will give points based on the inherent points of the Mission, not your setting.
This is really non-intuitive, and not conducive to quick use either.
For that matter, since all non-Diplomacy crafting missions are all going to give new-DvL points anyway, why do they even need to have an icon in the first place?

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BenduKundalini
11.29.2016 , 08:14 PM | #7
Seriously, do you guys drink on the premises?

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MeNaCe-NZ
11.29.2016 , 09:38 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by TaitWatson View Post
This is working as designed. The icon displays your selected alignment, because you will earn points for your chosen alignment by completing the Crew Skill Mission. HOWEVER, you will also earn the original value of Light or Dark side points as determined by the Mission.

In order to see this in action, you can hover over the Dark/Light icon in the top left corner of the mission to see how the math works out. Example: you're set to Light Side about to do a Dark Side mission, it will still show as Light. Hover over the icon to see the actually alignment point value. Also, if the Mission crits, it will give points based on the inherent points of the Mission, not your setting.
Say what?

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Rheshalea
11.29.2016 , 11:09 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by TaitWatson View Post
This is working as designed. The icon displays your selected alignment, because you will earn points for your chosen alignment by completing the Crew Skill Mission. HOWEVER, you will also earn the original value of Light or Dark side points as determined by the Mission.

In order to see this in action, you can hover over the Dark/Light icon in the top left corner of the mission to see how the math works out. Example: you're set to Light Side about to do a Dark Side mission, it will still show as Light. Hover over the icon to see the actually alignment point value. Also, if the Mission crits, it will give points based on the inherent points of the Mission, not your setting.
I don't see the logic. Hover over the icon? ....what? How are people supposed to know to do that?

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Keta
11.30.2016 , 12:14 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Saregon View Post
Your design and logic is flawed then.

qft.

fixing things that aren't broke is beyond dumb. Now it is broke.