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Gear from Artifact Lockboxes is not random!

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Gear from Artifact Lockboxes is not random!

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kodrac
02.06.2019 , 08:56 AM | #11
Clearly you haven't been sacrificing enough Gungans to RNGesus.
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Id find it hard to believe this sort of thing goes on in the preferential treatment forum.

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DavidAtkinson
02.06.2019 , 09:36 AM | #12
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This BS made me sick to death already.
You wait a week for new piece of 252 gear and you get 5th hands or 4th chestpiece or a implant with worthless stats - this is very disappointing.
I'm doing Ossus weeklies by 8 toons and every of them are getting same pieces of gear: some of them getting only cuffs or only hands or only chestpieces from Artifact Lockbox (Upper Body) or only feet from Lower Body. This can't be a coincidence - chances that you randomly will get same pieces 8 times in a row, for weeks are so low, so that makes me to suspect that developers have made a kind of algorythm which makes your gearing as long as it possible.
They've made a game where you can obtain gear only farming some crystals that you can get only 4 of them per week. And in addition some weeklies were bugged - on 1st week when you could receive it only on Tuesdays, and that GSF weekly that just tells you go fk yourself with your GSF victories - it's still 0/3!
All this game is just a waste of time. I'm not gonna pay for such sht anymore, gl!
It's totally your fault here..

If you are doing dailies on 8 toons, you would be full 258 on one char at least, and second would be half way through....

You will never gear up with RNG crates on Ossus.. never ever. They will help you a bit as some pieces you will get for free, but you should buy the 252 set from Vendor mostly and exchange for 258 later on. If I used only those stupid crates I would have gone insane by now..

The loot boxes are totally random. Random means that there is a chance of you getting the same piece two or three times on one char/week.

With 8 alts and enough UC"s stacked you can get to 258 in a couple of weeks.

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TUXs
02.06.2019 , 09:41 AM | #13
Don't depend on the loot boxes to gear up...they're meant to supplement gearing, not be your only source of it. You'll need to spend some crystals to get the pieces your RNG boxes aren't dropping.

I'm not a fan of how it is, but it's not as terrible as you're making it sound. It's a grind. It takes time. It's random...but you can also remove the randomness by using the new crystal currency.
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LordDarrack
02.06.2019 , 10:19 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by TUXs View Post
Don't depend on the loot boxes to gear up...they're meant to supplement gearing, not be your only source of it. You'll need to spend some crystals to get the pieces your RNG boxes aren't dropping.

I'm not a fan of how it is, but it's not as terrible as you're making it sound. It's a grind. It takes time. It's random...but you can also remove the randomness by using the new crystal currency.
Its not a Grind its ****in boring as hell.
My life got a whole lot better since I stopped even justifying logging in.
Having a lot of fun in ESO, maybe one day this game will be fun again, until then I will continue to hold out hope that this company that clearly doesn't give a **** comes rushing back with new enthusiasm once they realise their new toy is doomed.

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DavidAtkinson
02.06.2019 , 10:25 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by LordDarrack View Post
Its not a Grind its ****in boring as hell.
My life got a whole lot better since I stopped even justifying logging in.
Having a lot of fun in ESO, maybe one day this game will be fun again, until then I will continue to hold out hope that this company that clearly doesn't give a **** comes rushing back with new enthusiasm once they realise their new toy is doomed.

Be safe
System is not great, yes.. but you as a player can still make your "life" easier with it if you take the right choices/approach... A lot of players didn't even bother to inform themselves regarding what's the best way of gearing.. they just wasted weeks on RNG crates and complain how bad it is. Yes, it's totally terrible if you use the crates only.

As bad as it was it didn't take longer to reach 258 than it did to get 242 or 248 back in the day.

If you are obsessed with bis gear it will be frustrating, but keep in mind that other players have to gear as well and they are more or less the same in terms of gear rating as well, and if you are PVP-ing bolster is 252...

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LordDarrack
02.06.2019 , 11:17 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by DavidAtkinson View Post
System is not great, yes.. but you as a player can still make your "life" easier with it if you take the right choices/approach... A lot of players didn't even bother to inform themselves regarding what's the best way of gearing.. they just wasted weeks on RNG crates and complain how bad it is. Yes, it's totally terrible if you use the crates only.

As bad as it was it didn't take longer to reach 258 than it did to get 242 or 248 back in the day.

If you are obsessed with bis gear it will be frustrating, but keep in mind that other players have to gear as well and they are more or less the same in terms of gear rating as well, and if you are PVP-ing bolster is 252...
Appreciated but why should I bother to TRY and make it interesting. Silk Purse and pigs ears come to mind!
Believe me I gave it a go.
I have pages and pages of 300 character's = that's how much time I've put into the game, I've done my bit with time and hard earned cash but not only do the Devs persist in making this game less appealing they clearly have no vision for the future other than "yeah we are working on something, cant give you a hint what it is but it will be soon, possibly, funds and resources permitting".

Doesn't give us a lot of confidence does it?

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Lhancelot
02.06.2019 , 11:20 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by LordDarrack View Post
My life got a whole lot better since I stopped even justifying logging in.
Having a lot of fun in ESO, maybe one day this game will be fun again, until then I will continue to hold out hope that this company that clearly doesn't give a **** comes rushing back with new enthusiasm once they realise their new toy is doomed.
Concur with all of this. ^

Only thing is I question whether the outcome of Anthem will have anything to do with the fate of this game. This game was sunk with apathy 3+ years ago and the quality of the content put out since then confirms this.

I really think it's wishful to think Anthem's success or failure will have any positive impact on this game. I think they essentially allotted what they are willing to put into SWTOR, and that amount of resources won't change whether Anthem fails or succeeds.

When a game brings more frustration and disappointment to your life, and not joy and fun it's time to hang up the mouse pad.

A game ought to be fulfilling, engaging, and fun. SWTOR stopped being fun once I went through 6+ years of original chapters. Once you get to the point you need the newer content to engage you, the game flops big time.
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LordDarrack
02.06.2019 , 12:34 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Lhancelot View Post
Concur with all of this. ^

Only thing is I question whether the outcome of Anthem will have anything to do with the fate of this game. This game was sunk with apathy 3+ years ago and the quality of the content put out since then confirms this.

I really think it's wishful to think Anthem's success or failure will have any positive impact on this game. I think they essentially allotted what they are willing to put into SWTOR, and that amount of resources won't change whether Anthem fails or succeeds.

When a game brings more frustration and disappointment to your life, and not joy and fun it's time to hang up the mouse pad.

A game ought to be fulfilling, engaging, and fun. SWTOR stopped being fun once I went through 6+ years of original chapters. Once you get to the point you need the newer content to engage you, the game flops big time.
Sadly I think you're right Anthem may not have any effect on this game and they are simply dragging it out like squatters running down a prepaid meter.
The really sad thing is my little one is really into Star Wars (he's 5) and we spend lots of time watching the films which gets me even more depressed that I cant get my fix, its like a crack addict in a convent.

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DavidAtkinson
02.06.2019 , 02:55 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by LordDarrack View Post
Appreciated but why should I bother to TRY and make it interesting. Silk Purse and pigs ears come to mind!
Believe me I gave it a go.
I have pages and pages of 300 character's = that's how much time I've put into the game, I've done my bit with time and hard earned cash but not only do the Devs persist in making this game less appealing they clearly have no vision for the future other than "yeah we are working on something, cant give you a hint what it is but it will be soon, possibly, funds and resources permitting".

Doesn't give us a lot of confidence does it?

Be safe
It's not about making it "interesting". Grinding is never interesting..... The point is that you have to be patient and understand that other players are in a similar position. If you keep thinking that this dude has better gear, that dude is already full 258.... you will just get angry and feel down. I thought a lot about how I should gear my main and even with all that thought I still kinda messed up because I used only 3 alts in total instead of 5, 6 to buy the pieces and transfer back to my main via legacy. It was still acceptable pace with only 3 characters.

Yes, you may have 20 alts all 300, but you have to make priorities because I doubt you no life this game 24/7 and can play all your characters.

Set your focus on chars/classes you play the most.

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DavidAtkinson
02.06.2019 , 03:00 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Lhancelot View Post
Concur with all of this. ^

Only thing is I question whether the outcome of Anthem will have anything to do with the fate of this game. This game was sunk with apathy 3+ years ago and the quality of the content put out since then confirms this.

I really think it's wishful to think Anthem's success or failure will have any positive impact on this game. I think they essentially allotted what they are willing to put into SWTOR, and that amount of resources won't change whether Anthem fails or succeeds.

When a game brings more frustration and disappointment to your life, and not joy and fun it's time to hang up the mouse pad.

A game ought to be fulfilling, engaging, and fun. SWTOR stopped being fun once I went through 6+ years of original chapters. Once you get to the point you need the newer content to engage you, the game flops big time.
This is all speculation imho...

Anthem's success is highly unlikely, this is my feeling and it might be wrong... but.. if it will be the best Bioware game in recent, SWTOR will still be the same in terms of how much content is being released.

I've said it many times, I stopped caring/hoping for something great to happen... 5.0 might have been the last big story based expansion we got. To me the future looks like this: small bits of content, some PVP maps, ops released with one boss at a time and so on. Mostly content that is cheap and easy to do. I think they said it themselves that they don't believe in big expansion packs like we got before... I hope I''m wrong. I like this game and I'm glad that it's still around and I can play.