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ytrenor
09.13.2019 , 08:49 PM | #31
For weapons, time to include it in outfit designer (or in it's own tab)

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Lhancelot
09.13.2019 , 10:59 PM | #32
Quote: Originally Posted by IoNonSoEVero View Post
I'm just waiting for the players who spent 5400CC on that vented lightsaber or special tunings, or worked really hard for a legacy weapon, to realize they can't equip those weapons if they want to upgrade their gear. That alone is going to lose subs and Cartel Market funds.
How does that even get by dev management? I mean do they not consider how gear changes will affect the CM sales? I thought the CM was the most important thing.

Seriously though, who came up with the idea of introducing unmoddable gears? For years their own gearing systems always considered this making it possible to move mods in and out of different armor/weapon shells.

Even if you don't use CM weapons or armors, just removing this as a feature seems incredibly shortsighted on BW's part. Talk about shooting one's own foot.

Even if they fix this, in who's mind was this sensible? It's stuff like this that really makes you wonder what the **** is going on.
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthSpuds View Post
I've lost more SWTOR friends to excessive grind than to any other factor! Too many game companies think more grind = more player engagement = more player satisfaction - it doesn't. RNG is lazy, RNG is cheap, RNG is counterproductive because it massively increases player dissatisfaction.

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Rolodome
09.13.2019 , 11:30 PM | #33
Quote: Originally Posted by alexzk View Post
Just play 1 character. Problem solved.

Mine was geared from gear 60 lvl to 252 in 3 weeks. Another 3 weeks took to make 258.
Played minor times by other chars just to boost crafts to proper level. They're 55 some yet.
Playing more than one character is the only way some people stay interested in the game.

Quote: Originally Posted by ZionHalcyon View Post
But they are at least trying this time, and to see the forums be this petulant is just disheartening.
I could go on quite a rant of my own about people being accused of petulant behavior by generalizing a small number of people who occasionally go too far. In fact, that sort of thing was used as an excuse for devs hiding away in the context of this game for... well, since the incident happened, I don't think it ever really went away fully as an excuse.
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Rolodome
09.14.2019 , 12:01 AM | #34
Quote: Originally Posted by Rolodome View Post
I could go on quite a rant of my own about people being accused of petulant behavior by generalizing a small number of people who occasionally go too far. In fact, that sort of thing was used as an excuse for devs hiding away in the context of this game for... well, since the incident happened, I don't think it ever really went away fully as an excuse.
You know what, screw it, I'm gonna do a rant. I haven't done one in a while, should be fun.

I'm tired of "gamers" being blamed for the actions of fringe members of their communities. I can't control what other people do. There is no central body of "gamers." I'm not a "head gamer" and there is no such thing as one. When some guy starts insulting devs, or goes way beyond the pale and sends death threats to somebody, I can't do a damn thing about it. I could condemn it, sure, but what difference is that really going to make? I'm nobody. I'm one guy in a sea of hundreds or thousands of voices, all talking over each other.

The video game industry has become more and more greedy over time. Every year, it asks more from its patrons for less output. Pay for an experience designed to be subpar, so that you'll pay more to get the "real" experience. The people who run this stuff have a lot to answer for, but what happens when they get called out? Somebody goes too far, one of those thousands of voices I can't control, and the headlines read, "So and so gets death threats," "gamers are entitled," "gamers are immature," etc.

But despite that, I continue to put my best foot forward. I continue to give thoughtful feedback and treat with respect people who have no control over what they're making. Some of whom are dealing with horrific burnout working conditions where they're afraid to speak up for fear of losing their job and being blacklisted. And yeah, I fight back against the creeping greed of the game industry and I'm less apologetic about it the more brazen they get.

I gave this game a good-faith, smiling-face chance for a good steady six months or so and got burned by Galactic Command. I've gone through the same with other games. I give them a chance, I trust them even though I have no reason to, and they make maneuvers full of cynical, cash-grabbing, manipulative greed that give me no reason to ever trust them again. I mean, I'm not talking about features I don't like. If it was as simple as that, it'd be so easy to deal with. It runs way deeper than that. You'd think at a certain point, I would learn my lesson and just peace out. Maybe take up knitting or something, but I care too much about this silly hobby and I keep finding my way back to these places, caught in the trap of my own sunk cost fallacy, trying to get a little something more out of it before access is cynically shut off with no legal recourse.

I don't show all that on the surface because I try to keep to the topics at hand and keep things as impersonal as possible. And I'm sure most people couldn't care less what my personal feelings are on it, but there it is. I'm sick and tired of putting my best foot forward and then watching people trash talk entire communities because a handful of people didn't put their best foot forward. I'm tired of the excuses made for these companies, excuses I've made myself on some occasions with some game companies, and I'm tired of the waiting. Tired of waiting for something to happen that will somehow push the needle on this cynical ship we call the video game industry that will get it back moving in a direction that isn't so cynically greedy, something that will get it to stop treating its players like wallets and its devs like consumables. I'm tired of fighting to push the needle and then facing pushback from other people in those communities, who take it upon themselves to muddy the waters and tell everyone how they should or shouldn't talk about things.

I'm becoming a grumpy old man long before my time, I'm not happy about it, and I should probably just take up knitting because at least with knitting, if I get jabbed with a needle, I can safely say it's my own fault.
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MasterRummy
09.14.2019 , 09:52 AM | #35
I will concur to your statements Rolo!

I play High Endurance Tanks, with crit, and I am called a SKANK, yet its how I play the game. So does that mean I am bad and should be removed when I dont follow the same process as other boring tanks? Pure prejudice!

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scardera
09.14.2019 , 09:59 AM | #36
Quote: Originally Posted by alexzk View Post
Just play 1 character. Problem solved.

Mine was geared from gear 60 lvl to 252 in 3 weeks. Another 3 weeks took to make 258.
Played minor times by other chars just to boost crafts to proper level. They're 55 some yet.
and get bored after a month