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Save 112 mil by doing new ransom achievement in a group (Dantooine spoilers)

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Save 112 mil by doing new ransom achievement in a group (Dantooine spoilers)

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Collec
06.05.2019 , 04:59 AM | #11
If they wanna make credit sink, then they should give us options to buy copies of decos we already own, like you can do in guild sh's and flagship. And not by wasting 150mill on a achiv poo-doo and some glow. Good luck to those,who will spend it.

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Costello
06.05.2019 , 05:43 AM | #12
I could be wrong as I haven't spent much time on Dantooine but can't you buy some gratitude item from the rep vendor for 1 credit.

I imagine it does the same thing, if it does instead of a credit sink, shouldn't this be referred to as a moron tax? You can spend 1 credit or 15 million for the same thing. Though given some people defence of subscribing to a game no matter what it offers, they could well have found people that would pay 15 million times the price for the same thing and argue that its value for credits.

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Jamus_Divinus
06.05.2019 , 06:21 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Costello View Post
I could be wrong as I haven't spent much time on Dantooine but can't you buy some gratitude item from the rep vendor for 1 credit.

I imagine it does the same thing, if it does instead of a credit sink, shouldn't this be referred to as a moron tax? You can spend 1 credit or 15 million for the same thing. Though given some people defence of subscribing to a game no matter what it offers, they could well have found people that would pay 15 million times the price for the same thing and argue that its value for credits.
The prerequisite to buying that item is to have the achievement completed. The achievement is what takes 150mil to complete. That 1 credit item is for your alts ONCE you have completed the 150mil achievement.
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06.05.2019 , 06:38 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by TheRandomno View Post
Edit: Doesn't work, it will cost 150 mil. Trying to edit title




There is a new achievement on Dantooine called "The Golden Way". It requires paying the bounty for the heroic mission "Reactor Ransom" 10 times, with each go costing 15 million.

If you want to save a considerable amount of money, do the mission in a group. You can split the cost 4 ways and it will only cost 37.5 million in total.

More information here.
Quote: Originally Posted by TrixxieTriss View Post
Is it just an achievement? Do you get anything more substantial than that? Do you need to pay 15mil to do that heroic or is it only for the achievement bounty?
Quote: Originally Posted by TheRandomno View Post
All answered in the link. The achievement gives an item called "Yarvok's Gratitude" which makes you glow gold for 30 seconds. The payment for the heroic is optional; the intended way is to fight stuff.
I will personally wait to see if this is confirmed.

In the mean time I will say this: I don't even have that kind of credits.. If I did I would boost everyone of my companions to make preperation for something more useful like getting into crafting more . [please see note at bottom].

IMO... 15 mil for just a "glow" or achievement is a waste. 150 mi. IMO that's insane . Now If I'm looking for a nice new weapon , piece of armor ... or perhaps trying to get something REALY nice to enhance my game experience ... MAYBE ... but 15 Mil RELAY. I guess I really have been passed up by just about everyone in this game.
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06.05.2019 , 07:23 AM | #15
Reminds me of that gasoline commercial where the people glow gold when they use their gas card lol.

I will not be spending any creds to glow gold.
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06.05.2019 , 07:41 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthYun View Post
World 1st Collicoid Queer 16m HM (no enrage 5 stack ez timed
I think this is a typo in your sig. Or not. I dunno.
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AngelCath
06.05.2019 , 07:59 AM | #17
I did this with my bf and he paid, I did not get credit.
When contacting support about it, the reply was as follows:

"We have investigated the account and we would like to inform you that the reason you have not recieved the achievement is, you have not paid credits from your character. Since all the group member have to pay the credits, only then they are awarded with the achievement"

So sharing the payment apparently gives you the quest, not the achievement, and it is working as intended.
I have expressed my deepest disklike regarding this absolute ****-up of an achievement, it will apparentley cost you 150 million, no way around it.

I would not mind having the glowy item cost 150 million, I do not want it anyway. But an achievement?
That is just... so stupid I am at a loss for words.
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06.05.2019 , 08:28 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by AngelCath View Post
I did this with my bf and he paid, I did not get credit.
When contacting support about it, the reply was as follows:

"We have investigated the account and we would like to inform you that the reason you have not recieved the achievement is, you have not paid credits from your character. Since all the group member have to pay the credits, only then they are awarded with the achievement"

So sharing the payment apparently gives you the quest, not the achievement, and it is working as intended.
I have expressed my deepest disklike regarding this absolute ****-up of an achievement, it will apparentley cost you 150 million, no way around it.

I would not mind having the glowy item cost 150 million, I do not want it anyway. But an achievement?
That is just... so stupid I am at a loss for words.
It's like a sad April fools joke from Bioware to its players.

15 million is a joke (and should have granted to aura). 150 million is simply an insult, almost as if to mock the playerbase.

Even the way the achievement is worded seems to make fun of people who actually decide to pay the 150 million, basically sounding like "the pirate king wondered whether anyone would be foolish enough to actually pay his ransom multiple times."
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06.05.2019 , 04:05 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by AngelCath View Post
I did this with my bf and he paid, I did not get credit.
When contacting support about it, the reply was as follows:

"We have investigated the account and we would like to inform you that the reason you have not recieved the achievement is, you have not paid credits from your character. Since all the group member have to pay the credits, only then they are awarded with the achievement"

So sharing the payment apparently gives you the quest, not the achievement, and it is working as intended.
I have expressed my deepest disklike regarding this absolute ****-up of an achievement, it will apparentley cost you 150 million, no way around it.

I would not mind having the glowy item cost 150 million, I do not want it anyway. But an achievement?
That is just... so stupid I am at a loss for words.
I agree. Perhaps a beter question would be: " Exactly what achievement did you call this ... "

REALLY ??

Some of us might have a different title for that one !


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06.05.2019 , 10:54 PM | #20
At first I thought it was a joke, until I saw it myself. There are probably too many credits in the game. But I do not spend so much on a stupid title. If they had a title, an armor, a weapon, a mount, a pet, etc. (all together), I would have thought about it.
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