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BW it's time to admit your Kai Zykken experiment has failed.

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BW it's time to admit your Kai Zykken experiment has failed.

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DawnAskham
11.22.2019 , 09:13 AM | #11
It isn't just the Kai experiment which has failed , the whole gear / set acquisition system is terrible.

Depending on the class / spec played, set items may or may not be available on the vendor.

For most class / discipline sets, they are available - but for a few specs the desirable sets are dependent on random drops in specific (typically very narrowly specific as in restricted to the new op or fp) content or from crafting which relies on randomly available patterns that are usually bugged and even when not, have absurd mat costs

Similarly, some classes have disciplines that serve specific roles (damage, healing, tanking) and some do not, yet sets are not categorized by role / dsipline, just class.

So some classes have loot tables stuffed with role specific sets (such as healer sets) that will drop and be included in reward boxes when playing a discipline tied to a different role, and thus deconstruction trash - while other classes will have nothing but sets tied to their role (though all classes have trash filler sets).

Add in that even the generally available (as in on the vendor) sets are weighted as to sources, such as having higher chance to drop in reward crates, and you end up with crap like dps sorc / sages getting nothing but healer set gear over and over from their personal rewards.

All of this adds up to a very annoying system that instead of making gearing interesting and engaging, just ticks me off and leaves me to conclude the developers are either inept, or just being highly disingenuous if not outright lying when they make claims about how the system is supposed to work (as in play your own way, get useful items as rewards).

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Benirons
11.22.2019 , 09:34 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Stncold View Post
It's been a month and he still has not put up a single (properly working) biochem schematic. The same synthweaving set has shown up twice. One week he only has a single thing which is a set. Another he has two tacticals that were both bugged.

He is a failed experiment and utterly garbage design. Fix him. Do not wait until your crafting patch in december. Do it this coming week before he resets again. Make him always carry at least one tactical and one set or better yet make him carry at least one schematic from each crew skill.

Failed experiments are fine and how we learn. Sticking your head in the sand and pretending to act like the horrendously failed experiment is working perfectly is not fine.
Terrible, just terrible. To this date, like a month into 6.0, a tactical that is highly anticipated, does not yet exist in game! I assume kai has the same loot table each week on all servers?

How the dusty **** r we supposed to obtain that jugy/guardian tactical if we can only craft it, but the *********** schematic refuses to show up on the gosh darn vendor? Fix ur gosh darn game, multitask! Git gud! SMH.

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Lhancelot
11.22.2019 , 11:05 AM | #13
According to the designers, it's a matter of taste if you like Kai Zykken and his excitingly random schematic sales.

No one at BW has even acknowleged Kai Zykken not working as intended, because he is working as intended and they will be keeping this integral part of their RNG-based exciting™ system.

Quote: Originally Posted by Benirons View Post
Terrible, just terrible. To this date, like a month into 6.0, a tactical that is highly anticipated, does not yet exist in game! I assume kai has the same loot table each week on all servers?

How the dusty **** r we supposed to obtain that jugy/guardian tactical if we can only craft it, but the *********** schematic refuses to show up on the gosh darn vendor? Fix ur gosh darn game, multitask! Git gud! SMH.
You are proving why they think RNG is so awesome... It keeps you playing, wanting, craving that wondrous awesome pixelated tactical! Fiending, no less! You won't stop till you get that tactical! And just imagine, how effing awesome it will be when you FINALLY get that tactical?! OMGZ!!!!!! *Head Explodes*
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RNG is counterproductive because it massively increases player dissatisfaction.
FALSE
Quote: Originally Posted by olagatonjedi View Post
As I detailed in another thread, RNG give the players more control over their gearing.

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NogueiraA
11.22.2019 , 11:34 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by TonyTricicolo View Post
Pointless mentioning it for they all left for vacation. It's going to be quiet until end of January.
But who gonna take care of the two monkeys working to keep the servers online?
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Lhancelot
11.22.2019 , 11:44 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by NogueiraA View Post
But who gonna take care of the two monkeys working to keep the servers online?
There are automated food bowls now, for pets... you really ought to catch up on the technology available now. You sound a bit behind!
TRUE
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthSpuds View Post
RNG is counterproductive because it massively increases player dissatisfaction.
FALSE
Quote: Originally Posted by olagatonjedi View Post
As I detailed in another thread, RNG give the players more control over their gearing.

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Xina_LA
11.22.2019 , 11:48 AM | #16
Wait, Kai has things for sale? Every time I've visited him, he has nothing.
Am I just visiting at the wrong times or should I report a bug?
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CaptRogue
11.22.2019 , 12:45 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Xina_LA View Post
Wait, Kai has things for sale? Every time I've visited him, he has nothing.
Am I just visiting at the wrong times or should I report a bug?
Thurs evening to like Mon morn or so, only time he's up.
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Lhancelot
11.22.2019 , 01:50 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Xina_LA View Post
Wait, Kai has things for sale? Every time I've visited him, he has nothing.
Am I just visiting at the wrong times or should I report a bug?
He doesn't sell to Jawas.
TRUE
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthSpuds View Post
RNG is counterproductive because it massively increases player dissatisfaction.
FALSE
Quote: Originally Posted by olagatonjedi View Post
As I detailed in another thread, RNG give the players more control over their gearing.

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BelorfinSiana
11.22.2019 , 10:54 PM | #19
Thanksgiving is a-comin'! So, you're talking to the wall here, I'm afraid.
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Hawkebatt
11.23.2019 , 12:07 AM | #20
The end of the year wall is in place and those that went through not only this expansion but the final days of Fallen Order have taken their leave days and stress days and will not be back if ever until next year around march or so and they will then be tasked with doing something equally idiotic to some game that is not broke enough for them to leave alone.

The game is now how they intend. BROKEN

Kai Zykken oh well fancy shiny electronic pixels yawn doesn't do anything for me in 99% of content. WHY Bother.

Sorry but I am really tired of this game getting worse and worse.
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