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350 BH Comms Implant

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Slugamaniac
10.05.2012 , 12:09 PM | #111
A slight spin on what everyone else has already indicated:

-Black Hole MK-1 Pummler Implant - 317 well-itemized points total = 35 BH coms.
-Hazmat Pummler MK-1 Implant - 337 terribly itemized points total = 350 BH coms.

20 points of terrible itemization for 350 coms?

The only LOGICAL conclusion I can come up with is this is BW's lame attempt at forcing us to log in more every day to do the daily dungeons/BH weekly/HM Terror From Beyond raid. The fact that the new TfB bosses only drop two pieces of loot on 16 man HM seems to be another indicator of this line of thinking. I'm all for pacing content but once again it seems like this is just a silly knee-jerk reaction to people gearing up too quickly via coms or Explosive Conflict.
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10.05.2012 , 12:40 PM | #112
Agreed. Our guild is going to just RE all the drops from TFB and craft our way to BIS. Seems less rewarding and fun, but pretty much the only viable option because of bad itemization and low drop rates.
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10.05.2012 , 12:49 PM | #113
it's just for people who have no gear left to buy

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10.06.2012 , 11:52 AM | #114
Quote: Originally Posted by Cran View Post
It clears it up, but it doesn't make it better. 350 Coms for a very minimal stat increase are really no incentive to grind them, and having them is still nothing special if that was the intention behind this strange price. It's only a grind.
Ok, then dont get them. It's such a minor stat increase anyway right?? Although, I'm pretty sure some players have an abundance of daily comm's they've been saving for whatever reason and they will be the ones to purchase it.

But you answered you're on quandary. Such a large grind for such a minor stat increase. Once again the answer is so simplistic. Forget the item, don't get it. I know I wont grind for it.

Although, the SM Op's now give you 30 Daily comm's I beleive, so that a pretty significant boost.
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Cran
10.06.2012 , 11:57 AM | #115
No, I won't get them, but I would really LIKE to have something worthwile to work for apart from raiding one or two times a week, you know... so I'd appreciate those items including the price if they had stats WORTH THE WHILE.

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Savro
10.06.2012 , 11:58 AM | #116
Quote: Originally Posted by ShawnFish View Post
Ok, then dont get them. It's such a minor stat increase anyway right?? Although, I'm pretty sure some players have an abundance of daily comm's they've been saving for whatever reason and they will be the ones to purchase it.

But you answered you're on quandary. Such a large grind for such a minor stat increase. Once again the answer is so simplistic. Forget the item, don't get it. I know I wont grind for it.

Although, the SM Op's now give you 30 Daily comm's I beleive, so that a pretty significant boost.
The problem is that we are not talking about daily commandations, we are talking about BH commandations...

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Rebelyellca
10.06.2012 , 12:05 PM | #117
Quote: Originally Posted by Costello View Post
The question was about both so can we get some clarifiaction behind why they have been priced at 350 coms for a very marginal increase.

Is this the future for TOR where equipment is going to be so over priced that it becomes a mind numbing grind to get hold of it. When it is easier to either forgo the minor improvement or use PvP gear?

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Ruskaeth
10.09.2012 , 01:42 AM | #118
This topic and itemization in general begs a response from the team doing the itemization. What kind of long term view they have for an example? Nothing overly specific but something to point out the general arc of progress ahead so that people can actually make an educated guess when they min/max and tune their sets. So far they have admitted that higher endurance on dps armorings, hilts or barrels has been a mistake. On mods and enhancements you have both available, with higher endurance or higher beneficial stats.

Itemization conversation has happened after Rakata, Campaign and Dread Guard gear and to top it all, there is still a disparity between factions. Why is Dread Guard gear setbonus named "Denova" anyway? Is the TfB located at Denova (I only have the gloves for my trooper so far)?

As for the 350 BH commendation implants: I have geared five alts with Campaign and BH items (shuffled the mods and enhancements for all too) and I currently have roughly 600-700 commendations spread between my characters. I think, as many others, that gearing alts is more realistic way than actually spending 350 BH coms at this point. For now, I have no plans to gear a new alt. Instead, I am going to wait and see if they are going to change stats of those implants because: I might have dreamed it, but somewhere I read that they will tune the stats of those implants to be more viable.

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Alec_Fortescue
10.09.2012 , 02:15 AM | #119
This stuff should not be easy to get. And if some biochemist reverse engineers that he can charge proper and fair amounts of cash. 350 comms is pain to get. Few million credits isn't. Eventually you'll get enough comms to get the implant, so what's the problem? Do your raid once a week and do daily random HM. It's not that much time.

Stats on Juggernaut implants are fine. The only problem is that people would have to recalculate their gear and replace a lot of mods and enhancements types. The only problem with the new implants, imo, is that the rest of the gear will not be a simple replacement of 26 into 27.

Eg. There is a bis implant there, for a Juggernaut, with a lot of strength and other stats but it lacks accuracy, unlike most implants i had until now. It will mean that I'll have to replace my current, say, Adept enhancement with Initiative enhancement.

I just noticed that there is a rather big outcry on general chat regarding the items... Both their stats and lack of available apperance :/
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10.09.2012 , 02:20 AM | #120
Quote: Originally Posted by Slugamaniac View Post
A slight spin on what everyone else has already indicated:

-Black Hole MK-1 Pummler Implant - 317 well-itemized points total = 35 BH coms.
-Hazmat Pummler MK-1 Implant - 337 terribly itemized points total = 350 BH coms.

20 points of terrible itemization for 350 coms?
This. The only decent power surge one has high engurance and low strength. Even if I had 350 comms its strictly a downgrade for a rage jugg.