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"Weapon tunings: You NEED it!"

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PetFish
04.26.2016 , 02:18 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by ArkhaanPremiare View Post
Are you serious with this? And "Only available in our scumbag gambling packs!" nonetheless. Oh what, you spend probably hundreds of dollars to MAYBE get a little pointless lightning effect on your saber? Or even more pointless and out of place, your blaster? I mean these guys are really outdoing themselves with these lousy ideas introduced solely to increase gambling revenue rather than coming up with something that will actually IMPROVE the game. This is exactly why I'm not resubbing. They put the least amount of effort possible for everything they do. Just one short and lazy KOTFE chapter each month and useless, pointless crap that you're highly unlikely to get after purchasing a dlc pack.
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04.26.2016 , 03:05 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by ArkhaanPremiare View Post
Are you serious with this? And "Only available in our scumbag gambling packs!" nonetheless. Oh what, you spend probably hundreds of dollars to MAYBE get a little pointless lightning effect on your saber? Or even more pointless and out of place, your blaster? .
Or you can wait 36 hours and buy one off the GTN. It ain't rocket science.

Quote: Originally Posted by ArkhaanPremiare View Post
And they're spending all their time thinking up new ways to get people to gamble rather than legitimately trying to make the game better.
They just put out hours and hours of story content, and two new PvP warzones. Take a chill pill.

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Gokkus
04.26.2016 , 05:41 AM | #13
I am pretty sure that the people working on content/improvements are not the same people making cashshop items so what you are saying makes no sense.

Or maybe you would rather have the cashshop item making people join the content/improvement team. At which point they will have less income and will probably have to fire staff.

Be glad they are trying to make money because that does not only keep the game alive, it also determines how much money there is for actual content.

Being surprised that a business is trying to make money...maybe pay better attention in class next time.
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Knorlac
04.26.2016 , 05:52 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Gokkus View Post
I am pretty sure that the people working on content/improvements are not the same people making cashshop items so what you are saying makes no sense.

Or maybe you would rather have the cashshop item making people join the content/improvement team. At which point they will have less income and will probably have to fire staff.

Be glad they are trying to make money because that does not only keep the game alive, it also determines how much money there is for actual content.

Being surprised that a business is trying to make money...maybe pay better attention in class next time.
Just curious, do you really feel like a lot of the money they're making gets reinvested into this game right now?

As for the weapon tunings, I welcome their addition to the game in general(as long as they're not so super rare that only rich chars can afford them), but I share the OP's sentiment in that they should rather invest their resources into actual MMO content at this moment.

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Wolfgangpiffath
04.26.2016 , 06:02 AM | #15
Im not gonna spend a single dollar or in my case Euro with this new "gamble scam".
Not one is being forced of course, let's remember that. Like in real life, you have choices, To spend or to not spend.

If the whales want to spend dozens of hard gained money, let them.

And let's not be surprised with greed "moves" (packs etc) from this company, this is not a new thing.
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mudtech
04.26.2016 , 06:05 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by ArkhaanPremiare View Post
Are you serious with this? And "Only available in our scumbag gambling packs!" nonetheless. Oh what, you spend probably hundreds of dollars to MAYBE get a little pointless lightning effect on your saber? Or even more pointless and out of place, your blaster? I mean these guys are really outdoing themselves with these lousy ideas introduced solely to increase gambling revenue rather than coming up with something that will actually IMPROVE the game. This is exactly why I'm not resubbing. They put the least amount of effort possible for everything they do. Just one short and lazy KOTFE chapter each month and useless, pointless crap that you're highly unlikely to get after purchasing a dlc pack.
Sigh.

First off it is just a simple little cosmetic treat, that many people will want. Its no big game changing deal, just something those who want more cosmetic options will enjoy.

Secondly, it would be nice if you actually read all of what they said about these things before going on a rant. Only the very first one will be in packs as more are created players will be able to get them through different means. Such as rewards, crafting, coms/crystals, most likely in a similar way as decorations.

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Gokkus
04.26.2016 , 06:07 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Knorlac View Post
Just curious, do you really feel like a lot of the money they're making gets reinvested into this game right now?

As for the weapon tunings, I welcome their addition to the game in general(as long as they're not so super rare that only rich chars can afford them), but I share the OP's sentiment in that they should rather invest their resources into actual MMO content at this moment.
Not sure, but I have no doubt the opposite is true: when they earn less money, less content will be coming out. And yes, I believe it is far more likely that EA will invest more money in a game that brings in more money.
Everyone should want this game to do good. I am not spending money on weapon tuning but I hope a lot of other people do. You know, so the game does better. Which is better for everyone ultimately.
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mudtech
04.26.2016 , 06:13 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by ArkhaanPremiare View Post
I don't drink or smoke that crap, I'm a law abiding citizen. I just wish people would wake the hell up. When DCUO was doing this crap, their fans didn't put up with it. It's ridiculous that you people think this crap is okay.
Umm, what are you talking about with DCUO?

I have played that game since 2011 and I am on the forums quite frequently. There has never been anything put on their Marketplace that was complained about in any way that you are suggesting .

Their Marketplace is crap and most complaints are about wanting them to make it better.

The only thing that I can think of that might fall under your rant, would be the Booster bundles, to which people are constantly asking for more of them.

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Knorlac
04.26.2016 , 06:29 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Gokkus View Post
Not sure, but I have no doubt the opposite is true: when they earn less money, less content will be coming out. And yes, I believe it is far more likely that EA will invest more money in a game that brings in more money.
Everyone should want this game to do good. I am not spending money on weapon tuning but I hope a lot of other people do. You know, so the game does better. Which is better for everyone ultimately.
Sure, I want them to stay profitable as opposed to shutting the servers down, but not at any price. I wouldn't have the slightest problem with them flooding the game with shiny things that people will spend 100s of $ on if I felt that their release cadence of content of all varieties was adequate for 15$ a month.
Right now I feel like EA is feeding them just enough $$$ to produce the absolute minimum amount of content needed to remain profitable.
If EA was really invested in this product, they would have granted BW enough staff to work on all areas of the game (story/repeatable PvE content/PvP) simultaneously.

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TonyTricicolo
04.26.2016 , 06:32 AM | #20
I think it's brilliant. Do little effort and reap the rewards. Why waste time and money to fix something? That requires too much effort. Let's get a plain ol box, wrap it in a pretty bow and name it "epic". Now let's sit back and watch the fools give us their money. Muah muah haa haa.
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