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So what's the point of renown and it's crates ?

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So what's the point of renown and it's crates ?

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DavidAtkinson
11.22.2019 , 11:17 AM | #1
I am renown ranked 150ish and the things that I get in these crates are total useless garbage....

It seems like it doesn't make any difference If I'm renown 1 or 150 as the drops are still useless.

So what's the point of this system ? Anyone with higher renown and getting better stuff ?
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SteveTheCynic
11.22.2019 , 01:41 PM | #2
Have you been pulling them into your inventory? There's a piece of fine design(1) that means that while gear pieces are in the stash, they don't show what gear level they are, so they look as if they are empty-shell junk with two or three "Unidentified mod" lines, and no stats to speak of. Once extracted into your inventory, they become less junky.

No guarantees that they are worth having, of course, but better than they look like before you claim them.

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DawnAskham
11.22.2019 , 02:50 PM | #3
The point?

At some stage in the development cycle, after they had already decided to revamp gearing, they realized removing the Galactic Command systems would be more work than just leaving them in place and making them irrelevant.

So they renamed Command to Renown, upped the amounts needed to rank up, and made each rank less rewarding.

Exciting design, don't you think?

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Lt-Snake
11.22.2019 , 05:55 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by DawnAskham View Post
The point?

At some stage in the development cycle, after they had already decided to revamp gearing, they realized removing the Galactic Command systems would be more work than just leaving them in place and making them irrelevant.

So they renamed Command to Renown, upped the amounts needed to rank up, and made each rank less rewarding.

Exciting design, don't you think?
No matter the rank, the reward is the same at rank 1 as it is at 999.
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Pirana
11.22.2019 , 08:40 PM | #5
My thoughts on this is that sooner or later the entire concept of crates will be scrapped.

With Command crates, at least we received decent drops and typically Companion gifts. With Renown, you typically get one item and sometimes two. About the only good thing that comes from these crates is gear and modifications you can deconstruct. There was a post from a dev somewhere about how the crates weren't meant to be used as the main source of gearing, which I can understand, but as it is, the crates aren't even icing on the cake, most of items from the crates get deconstructed. If they were to mix in Companion gifts or other usable items, I can see the crates sticking around.
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PiiTarr
11.23.2019 , 07:30 PM | #6
They needed a mechanic to continue awarding DvsL tokens and renown ranks fill that role, though admittedly much more slowly than command ranks did. While I've been disappointed by what I've gotten out of the crates so far, I view it as slightly better than getting nothing (but I definitely won't be grinding for renown ranks).

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DreadtechSavant
11.23.2019 , 07:56 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Lt-Snake View Post
No matter the rank, the reward is the same at rank 1 as it is at 999.
true, I guess what he meant was the amount needed per rank to get a crate is far more than the Command system. I not sure the actual number but was not command rank 300 somewhere around the 5.5K to get a crate. It far more than that by a huge margin to get a renown crate even if the number is stationary.

However OP, renown is nor meant to be the primary method of getting gear. Command rank probably was for a lot of players like myself.

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aristein
11.23.2019 , 10:09 PM | #8
I deconstruct most of the items from crates now that all my characters have 306 gear (there is very rarely a set piece or tactical). You only get a few tech frags, but you get a decent amount of scraps that you can use to buy crafting materials. And, if you don't craft, you can buy crafting materials to sell. So, at the very least you get some income and tech frags for doing nothing more than you were already doing. It's not an exciting system, but it isn't horrible or worthless either.
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SteveTheCynic
11.24.2019 , 04:17 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Lt-Snake View Post
No matter the rank, the reward is the same at rank 1 as it is at 999.
Dawn meant "less rewarding than GC crates were", I think.

GC crates, by explicit statement early in the process, were intended to be a supplement to the main gearing methods, but they were a pretty effective supplement if taken alone, especially after the drop rates were manipulated. Renown crates are *also* intended, by explicit statement early in the process, to be a supplement to the main gearing methods, but they are a *pathetic* supplement.

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DavidAtkinson
11.24.2019 , 04:46 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by DreadtechSavant View Post
true, I guess what he meant was the amount needed per rank to get a crate is far more than the Command system. I not sure the actual number but was not command rank 300 somewhere around the 5.5K to get a crate. It far more than that by a huge margin to get a renown crate even if the number is stationary.

However OP, renown is nor meant to be the primary method of getting gear. Command rank probably was for a lot of players like myself.
They might as well remove them completely because the only benefit I see are the 100 tech frags we get for climbing a renown level.

The crates have never dropped anything I could use. GC were actually useful because they helped me a lot with companion gifts and some mats.
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