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Contraband Slot Machine


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DreadtechSavant
10.21.2019 , 05:04 PM | #1
From the Patch Notes

•The Contraband Slot Machine Stronghold Decoration can no longer be donated to Guilds. Any that are already donated will remain in place.

Just out of curiosity BW......Why?
I already have it in my guild stronghold but really see little to no point in this change. As such if you could can you give a detailed explanation for doing this? Just to try and understand as it makes little sense, well I say little sense in-fact makes no sense at all. The change makes no difference to me as the one I have in guild stronghold is not being removed, but still would like to understand your reasoning behind it.



Anyway thank you for the Patch Notes Eric. Still going though some of it but the above just stood out to me as a very odd thing to do.

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Estelindis
10.21.2019 , 05:06 PM | #2
It's a very peculiar change, to make just one decoration no longer be able to be donated. I guess we can be grateful that they even mentioned it in patch notes, so we have a chance to make some last-minute donations, but it's still weird. Seems better if they move in the direction of more and more decorations made able to be donated to guilds, not away from that.
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Kadin
10.21.2019 , 07:51 PM | #3
Was just wondering this as well. I wonder if they have some plan for them to be made available in some directly purchased way from the CM or something. They wouldn't do something like that though, would they?

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Damask_Rose
10.21.2019 , 08:52 PM | #4
Thanks for the heads us, 3 of my 4 guilds didn't have one and they do now!

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Sinhammer
10.22.2019 , 03:55 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Kadin View Post
Was just wondering this as well. I wonder if they have some plan for them to be made available in some directly purchased way from the CM or something. They wouldn't do something like that though, would they?
Besides this the only other thing I could think of is it's a big money sink. They want to clear up a lot of credits--and thus the increase in prices across the board--and by taking this ability away it forces GMs to have to purchase some of the ones still floating around in the wild out there. I've seen those priced as high as 400m. Lowest I've seen was last week at around 90m. I expect this will drive the prices up again.
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Vaniopolus
10.22.2019 , 06:27 AM | #6
Probably it is exactly as it is written in the Onslaught Patch Notes, no more - no less.
The conclusion, recapped in two bullet points, is:
  • The Contraband Slot Machine can no longer be donated to guilds (i.e. drag and drop the decoration item to the "Donate Decoration" section of the Guild Bank window);
  • The Contraband Slot Machine can still be Purchased for Guild via the Decoration Preview interface for already owned personal decorations. The cost is unchanged and will remain 50,000 credits per purchase.

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Akevv
10.22.2019 , 06:34 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Vaniopolus View Post
Probably it is exactly as it is written in the Onslaught Patch Notes, no more - no less.
The conclusion, recapped in two bullet points, is:
  • The Contraband Slot Machine can no longer be donated to guilds (i.e. drag and drop the decoration item to the "Donate Decoration" section of the Guild Bank window);
  • The Contraband Slot Machine can still be Purchased for Guild via the Decoration Preview interface for already owned personal decorations. The cost is unchanged and will remain 50,000 credits per purchase.
That’s a good point, because I know I’d be angry if I spent 100m to acquire one, only to find out I could donate it for 50k. I reckon that points to how difficult it is to use that personal decoration interface than anything else.

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DreadtechSavant
10.22.2019 , 07:03 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Vaniopolus View Post
Probably it is exactly as it is written in the Onslaught Patch Notes, no more - no less.
The conclusion, recapped in two bullet points, is:
  • The Contraband Slot Machine can no longer be donated to guilds (i.e. drag and drop the decoration item to the "Donate Decoration" section of the Guild Bank window);
  • The Contraband Slot Machine can still be Purchased for Guild via the Decoration Preview interface for already owned personal decorations. The cost is unchanged and will remain 50,000 credits per purchase.
That really does not change my question, or answer it. So many decorations can be brought via preview interface in-fact more can than can't for guilds, yet only the CSM is singled out. (also the second line you quoted I could not find) I already have the CSM so was not a complaint in any way, it was as mentioned in my original post a question of curiosity more than anything else. If BW had said decorations that can be brought via the preview interface can no longer be directly donated to guilds, it would have made perfect sense. But just this single decoration out of all of them ? Sorry it makes no sense at all. As for cost of the decoration? Many decorations cost just as much to buy. So again makes little sense to me why this single decoration is singled out as an exception from todays patch.

Again it's a question of curiosity, nothing more.

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UlaVii
10.22.2019 , 07:13 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Vaniopolus View Post
Probably it is exactly as it is written in the Onslaught Patch Notes, no more - no less.
The conclusion, recapped in two bullet points, is: ..snip...
The only point in the patch notes about it actually says:
Quote:
The Contraband Slot Machine Stronghold Decoration can no longer be donated to Guilds. Any that are already donated will remain in place.
It says nothing about it still being donatable via the preview panel. Don't get me wrong as I hope things work out in the way you described with your two points but until things go live we won't know for sure.

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AscendingSky
10.22.2019 , 02:27 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by UlaVii View Post
The only point in the patch notes about it actually says:

It says nothing about it still being donatable via the preview panel. Don't get me wrong as I hope things work out in the way you described with your two points but until things go live we won't know for sure.
I have just checked, and I still have the option to donate the Contraband Slot Machine to my guild for 50k credits.

What's interesting is that the Contraband Slot Machine is now available via direct purchase on the Cartel Market... for 1,500 Cartel Coins.

Really EA? Really? 1,500 for a single decoration that's been nerfed into oblivion on payout? That's a bit much, don't you think?
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