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One money sink too many.


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chimunga
07.07.2012 , 08:39 AM | #1
I have dealt with the cost of taking mods out of armor. I have come to terms with the cost of training as you level up. I understand the exorbitant cost of legacy perks.

However, I have come across the money sink that breaks the camels back.
Paying money, to the modification station, to put Augmentation slots into your armor. It's ridiculous. I makes no sense. And frankly, it's just plain dumb. It's a small amount of money, not that much per level, I understand. But it doesn't make sense. You not only have to pay for the Augment slot, and the Augment itself, but you have to pay to put the augment slot into your armor.

1000, 2500, 4000, 6000, 15000, and 30000 Credits.... To put one augment slot of your level into ONE peice of gear. That adds up. So if I was say, butting MK-1's into every piece of just my main gear (chest, hands, boots, legs) gear, it would cost 4000 credits. MK-1's are for level 9 augments. /facepalm.

I don't understand. Could someone please explain it to me in a way that makes sense?

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DeathMutant
07.07.2012 , 08:57 AM | #2
I hate it too. I am an alt-aholic crafter with no 50's on a dead server so I have little money to spare and no easy way to generate more. Making all of the components, the kit and the augment, are no problem but I cannot afford to install the kit so I stopped making them!

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Apeth
07.07.2012 , 08:59 AM | #3
I agree with you here. I understand why they have money sinks but I think they have taken it to far. Also I dont realy get the point of augs pre 50. I mean I can see it will help you level but the cost is silly so why bother and why waste dev time on them. Just intoduce top tier sockets and augments and save the effort.

And please stop charging so much for things we arnt all gtn millionares.
Gaberiel - 55 - Shadow . Gabe-riel 55 Mara ,Xapeth - 55 - Scoundrel . Jeracho - 55 - Sniper. Constintine - 55 - Merc. A'peth - 55 -Vanguard. Jerecho - 55 - Sentinal. Azekeal - 55- sage. - Founder of SWTOR
The Hexander Legacy.

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Gungan
07.07.2012 , 08:59 AM | #4
I don't mind that particular sink. What I mind is when I have two rank 22 mods, one blue, and one purple. The blue one costs 3500 to remove. The purple one costs 20000. Uh what?

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Ansalem
07.07.2012 , 09:19 AM | #5
What I find funny is in march at the guild summit they reported that 80% of the players in game had under 400k credits...yet they have so many insane money sinks now its almost intolerable. If you want all the legacy char perks they gave us with 1.3 it costs 2M per char. If you want to unlock all legacy perks from races to abilities to ship stuff and comp boosts its a cool 20M. Legacy sure is expensive considering how poor a majority of their playerbase apparently is.

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erei
07.07.2012 , 09:22 AM | #6
Money sink are in videogame to keep economy healthy.
There is something wrong when it's the contrary, when money sink IS the economy. It's not healthy.

I'm not arguing about it's easy to have money, l2p... But the way this game handle economy. It's all about daily grind to fuel your money sink.

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chimunga
07.07.2012 , 09:27 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by erei View Post
It's all about daily grind to fuel your money sink.
^This. Exactly.

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chimunga
07.07.2012 , 09:31 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Ansalem View Post
What I find funny is in march at the guild summit they reported that 80% of the players in game had under 400k credits...yet they have so many insane money sinks now its almost intolerable. If you want all the legacy char perks they gave us with 1.3 it costs 2M per char. If you want to unlock all legacy perks from races to abilities to ship stuff and comp boosts its a cool 20M. Legacy sure is expensive considering how poor a majority of their playerbase apparently is.
I've come to terms with the legacy prices. They're supposed to be elite... or something. Something you have to work really really really really hard for and still not have the money to get.

But I just can't comprehend the need to charge to put an augment slot into something. Next are they going to start charging to put mods IN our gear?

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Lord_Karsk
07.07.2012 , 09:48 AM | #9
Think aout it this way. Bioware dont take player feedback serious, they know most players can afford it.And stil
they do it. They actually think that making even more grinds in the game it will keep players around...........
We are paying them real life money so they can give us a real life job of grinding ingame credits......go figure

Next up pay 10 000 credits to enter the warzone.Also just in, in legacy 1.4 pay 500 000 credits to unlock the unlocks in the legacy....

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kernelsanderz
07.07.2012 , 10:09 AM | #10
Agreed. Cut this crap out BW. It's not fun. It's not clever. Everyone can see right through it for the hampster wheel time sink it is.

We've all heard how very proud and giddy wth excitment your whole team was about the legacy system. Star Wars was always about family, blah blah. Yeah ok. It's a cool idea, but you've failed miserably at its implementation. Using credits to unlock the features doesn't even make sense. Family is family and our toons should be able to pass on perks to subsequent alts regardless of how stinking rich the family is.

Many have suggested our legacy have a talent tree with tiers that unlock depending on legacy level. Excellent idea and it makes sense. A literal "family tree."

And the augment fees only add insult to injury. Where is that fee even going? At least they could have an npc by the tables who assists with the procedure so it would at least make some sense from a RP perspective.

Being forced into dailies isn't the solution to provide the currency. Introduce other currency requirements if you're determined to go that route. Like tokens cashed in from gambling at the pazaak tables. Now THAT could be fun. People will get another mini game, added "fluff" that so many have requested, and it might actually be FUN saving up for these fees.