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Option to Turn OFF XP boost

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Fopster
02.09.2017 , 09:46 PM | #131
I am all for turning off the xp bonus, but the white acute module needs to be in place at all times, not just for this event. I started playing SWTOR almost 2 yrs ago, it was a serious challenge then, Knights of the Fallen was released and double xp was the norm, companions were, and still are, seriously over-powered. With that said, I still like the game, I would truely like to see you come up with a server that had the pre Knights, rules, xp, ect. Since I doubt that will happen, bring back the white acute module pls, even when you do double xp for a holiday weekend, I have to find something else to do during that time. It's just my 2 cents worth

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Jaberwokker
02.09.2017 , 10:44 PM | #132
Quote: Originally Posted by KevWanCarib View Post
Eric,
This thread was about having AN OPTION for turning off the XP bonus. I think it's a silly idea, but options are always nice. However, if you turn around and turn off the XP bonus at this point, you will be ticking off an order of magnitude more people who want to level their 60's and 65's to 70 during this event. You promised that, you delivered that, now stick to it. if you want to incorporate AN OPTION, then fine.

Yes people mean a SWITCH to turn it off or on. Not one or the other. Turning it off completely creates yet another thread. Lets be honest turning it off completely is out out the question. That would be imposing my views on someone else....(sarcasm). Lets be honest grinding 5 to 10 levels is so hard... lol (really?). Lets not forget the magnitude of PVP players who sub mate that this extra XP (who sub) is also ticking off.......

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02.10.2017 , 02:44 AM | #133
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey folks!

I apologize for the delay in response. I was waiting to respond when I had something definitive to share but I don't have that quite yet. Still, I wanted you to know that we have seen your feedback about turning off the XP bonus. We are talking about it and seeing if this is something we can address during the event or not. I will let you know once I know more.

-eric
Hi Eric,

Will we know something before the weekend. Currently I'm unable to play the game while this XP boost is happening 😢

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Totemdancer
02.10.2017 , 02:49 AM | #134
Quote: Originally Posted by Grieverheart View Post
It said so here: http://www.swtor.com/info/in-game-events

It clearly stated XP and CXP. We all know Bioware won't include an option to turn of the additional XP, they will just take it away. But since you're nothing but a troll, I suppose that is what you want. If you really don't like it, just don't level during the event.
Gee you're rude. She was asking for an option that has been in the game in the past and no where did she ask for it to be removed. If anyone is a troll it's you. Obviously you can't read. Oh, and by the way, your user name kind of gives you away as being part troll.

But good luck trolling her because she's unsubbed already. So I doubt she'll even read your posts.

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02.10.2017 , 08:51 AM | #135
Quote: Originally Posted by fushnchips View Post
I have seen in a few other games you actually can turn off the XP 100% there is a switch in preferences in these other MMOs and I think this would be a good option for people that just like to play low pvp that way they will never leave the bracket they intend to compete in even though it's just regs.
Deliberately smashing your XP gains flat to lurk in low-bracket PvP is .. well, I'll call it ungentlemanly and leave it at that. I don't suppose I'd call it an exploit, but it's not "fair."

As for "Switches and sliders," adding them increases QA difficulty. I've been wrong before about how much of that they want to put in (I was fairly vocal that they'd never put in difficulty levels for solo story content, and here we are; but note they only put it in for the KotFE+ chapters). I won't say they won't do it, but it's more than just "turn the White Acute Modules back on." They have to consider the upkeep costs as well.

(And, depending on how those were implemented, and all the other 4.x+ changes to XP etc were done, they may have to do more work than just putting those back into vendors and turning on flags to enable them. )

I don't care enough about PvP to care one way or another (despite my personal views on the subject), and there's clearly a demand for slower XP gains. So I hope they can and will do it. And maybe while they're at it, they;ll look into moving the handful of story bosses who are on low-level planets to a higher-level zone so they're at the same level of difficulty as the rest of the end-story bosses. (Which isn't high, but it's at least 45-50 vs 12 or so).
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02.10.2017 , 09:28 AM | #136 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Quote: Originally Posted by Totemdancer View Post
Hi Eric,

Will we know something before the weekend. Currently I'm unable to play the game while this XP boost is happening 😢
My goal is to get you an answer today if possible. Just to set an expectation though, if we make this change it will require a patch. That means the next opportunity to make the fix would likely be 5.1.2 at the end of the month.

I am hoping to have a definitive answer today, I will let you know!

-eric
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02.10.2017 , 09:45 AM | #137
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
My goal is to get you an answer today if possible. Just to set an expectation though, if we make this change it will require a patch. That means the next opportunity to make the fix would likely be 5.1.2 at the end of the month.

I am hoping to have a definitive answer today, I will let you know!

-eric
Hello Eric,

I know you guys are quite busy and understaffed, though looking forward could you please make sure ever time there's a XP boost you also add the turn off XP boost once for all, so we never ever see those threads again.

Then going on could you also add a slider to turn down the XP rate too. Leveling char through story is dull now. The over scaling levels added with OP companions breaks the game play.

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Jaberwokker
02.10.2017 , 10:41 AM | #138
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
My goal is to get you an answer today if possible. Just to set an expectation though, if we make this change it will require a patch. That means the next opportunity to make the fix would likely be 5.1.2 at the end of the month.

I am hoping to have a definitive answer today, I will let you know!

-eric
Maybe Bioware should have listened to the views of other people who wanted the XP to be optional last time? Now instead you are telling people that MAYBE the next patch at the end of the month? Of course you might have considered the EXISTING SUBS who PVP... Before trying to entice old players to resub with silly XP gimmicks....

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02.10.2017 , 10:59 AM | #139 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Ok so I can confirm that in 5.1.2 on 2/28 we will be reintroducing the vendor which sells the White Acute Module. It will work slightly different than last time in that instead of only suppressing bonus story XP, it will suppress all XP earned up to 2.5x (to cancel out the event bonus). Also, we are working to "bake it into the event" so that in the future anytime we run a bonus to XP, the vendor and module will be available as an option for those who don't want the bonus XP.

Thanks everyone.

-eric
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SteveTheCynic
02.10.2017 , 11:11 AM | #140
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Ok so I can confirm that in 5.1.2 on 2/28 we will be reintroducing the vendor which sells the White Acute Module. It will work slightly different than last time in that instead of only suppressing bonus story XP, it will suppress all XP earned up to 2.5x (to cancel out the event bonus). Also, we are working to "bake it into the event" so that in the future anytime we run a bonus to XP, the vendor and module will be available as an option for those who don't want the bonus XP.

Thanks everyone.

-eric
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