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Orange gear = motivation killer

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Orange gear = motivation killer

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Ultrazen
01.03.2012 , 03:34 PM | #1
For me, a very fundamental mistake has been made in ToR regarding loot. One of driving forces for continued play, is the upgrading of loot/gear. Getting better looking, better performing gear is one of the lynchpins of these types of games. Orange gear almost entirely destroys this process.

I've been wearing the same gear since my teens. All I do is upgrade the mods in said gear every couple of levels. What this has done, has made quest rewards and gear finds completely meaningless to me, what's worse, I know in advance of receiving the quest reward that it's going to be meaningless. This, for me, is a major derailment as far as motivation to level/gear up goes.

Orange gear is one of the most complicated attempts at a wardrobe tab in history, and it has the side effect of marginalizing one basic motivation for game progression. The genie is out of the bottle at this point, and I'm not sure there's anything that could/should be done, but for me, a large part of the appeal of the game has been gutted.

When I go into one of the character story line quest at this point, where some sort of legendary foozle is the carrot at the end of it, the first thing I'm aware of, is that foozle isn't going to be any better or as good as what I already have.....that's a huge motivation killer.

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Mizarus
01.03.2012 , 03:36 PM | #2
So you already found the most possible cool looking set in game?

damn you are good

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gezeus
01.03.2012 , 03:36 PM | #3
I completely agree, looting mods isn't nearly as fun.

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CogitoErgo
01.03.2012 , 03:37 PM | #4
Put the orange gear in your bank and use the loot you find.

Problem solved?

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CVSiN
01.03.2012 , 03:38 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Ultrazen View Post
For me, a very fundamental mistake has been made in ToR regarding loot. One of driving forces for continued play, is the upgrading of loot/gear. Getting better looking, better performing gear is one of the lynchpins of these types of games. Orange gear almost entirely destroys this process.

I've been wearing the same gear since my teens. All I do is upgrade the mods in said gear every couple of levels. What this has done, has made quest rewards and gear finds completely meaningless to me, what's worse, I know in advance of receiving the quest reward that it's going to be meaningless. This, for me, is a major derailment as far as motivation to level/gear up goes.

Orange gear is one of the most complicated attempts at a wardrobe tab in history, and it has the side effect of marginalizing one basic motivation for game progression. The genie is out of the bottle at this point, and I'm not sure there's anything that could/should be done, but for me, a large part of the appeal of the game has been gutted.

When I go into one of the character story line quest at this point, where some sort of legendary foozle is the carrot at the end of it, the first thing I'm aware of, is that foozle isn't going to be any better or as good as what I already have.....that's a huge motivation killer.

um... you do know there are TONS of different Styles in the game.. those oranges are outfits.. if you like how you look then what is the problem?

I personally an L42 and havent found the outfit that makes me happy yet so I keep looking..

I have a cargo hold full of outfits.

You do know that the mods ARE the gear.. and the armor itself is just an "appearance" so you should be looking forward to new mods especially purple mods..
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TradewindNQ
01.03.2012 , 03:38 PM | #6
I find it troubling that pixels are your only motivation for playing a video game.

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Armourboy
01.03.2012 , 03:38 PM | #7
I disagree I enjoy the orange gear, especially when I'm not forced to wear some ugly garbage looking piece just because it has "uber" written somewhere on it.
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Vikassi
01.03.2012 , 03:40 PM | #8
do you loot the orange gear or buy it?

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Comradebot
01.03.2012 , 03:40 PM | #9
While out questing, I recieved a purple helm that's better than the orange I was wearing and I can't get mods to make the orange surpass the purple at the moment.

Also... well, it's your choice. There is absolutely nothing forcing you to focus on keeping a single piece of orange gear and working on keeping it properly modded. In fact, I've seen very few players while leveling with more than a piece of it on at a time, and often it's a piece of gear that was likely looted with the same mods in it then.

Oh, and it's just fun to get new pieces of orange gear to mix n' match with.
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qqemokitty
01.03.2012 , 03:41 PM | #10
You can still be motivated.

You can even still be motivated to get new chest pieces or hats or boots or guns or whatever, because they look different.

I think it is awesome that if I have Cool Orange Shirt A and spend all purple mods in it, and the next day I find SUPER COOLER Orange Shirt B, I can take my purple mods from Cool Orange Shirt A and put them in SUPER COOLER Orange Shirt B instead.

Or I can loot/buy/earn new mods for shirt B and keep both depending on what look I want to have on that day.

I'd say now there is MORE motivation, rather than less. :P
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