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The Cartel Market is now on the Public Test Server!

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The Cartel Market is now on the Public Test Server!
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Campaigner's Avatar

10.24.2012 , 12:18 AM | #41
Tried to get on PTS but ended up getting some "error on 8 files" and a repair option, did it and ended up being stuck at 59% and unable to close the program without taskmanager forced close.
OldTraunus (Formerly Traunus from SoEK)
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Avatarless's Avatar

10.24.2012 , 12:25 AM | #42
Looks like all my coins will be going toward unlocking standard features, like cargo hold, crew skill slots and inventory. Other than those, not much else on there of interest so far.

Dsan's Avatar

10.24.2012 , 05:09 AM | #43
Quote: Originally Posted by Utania View Post
To equip purple op gear do you need to buy authorization: artifact equipment for 1200cc or authorization: event equipment requisiton for 175cc ?
I just noticed on the in-game information for "Authorization: Artifact Equipment" it says that it applies for story and PvP artifact gear - I saw that as meaning the "authorization" for wearing Operations gear comes with the Operations pass (seeing as though you can't even get into the instance without the pass).

It would be truly aweful to make a free player pay to get into the operation then pay AGAIN to use anything they might actually gain from it...
Light side or dark side, Republic or Empire - they're all the same to me...
I go where the force leads...

Dsan's Avatar

10.24.2012 , 05:23 AM | #44
What I REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted to see on the Cartel Market was empty customisable armor that was bound to your legacy and could be worn from level 1 onwards (like the current legacy armor) - I was even hoping to find some of the great looking armor that is currently in game but only worn by NPCs.

What I really liked in [the other game that shall not be named] was you could buy a piece of "heirloom" gear that could be sent to your fresh alt then worn from level 1 all the way to cap so you could look uber as you were running around your starting zone (as well as the other bonuses you get from wearing that armor) - when you finally replace that armor with endgame gear you could just mail the armor piece to another alt and start the process again.

I kind of understand them wanting to put gear complete with mods up for sale on the Cartel Market but I would much prefer them just remove the mods, remove the min level requirement and sell it like that so people could put them on at level 1 to strut their stuff from the word go

On another note, I just noticed all of the wearable equipment up for purchase on the Cartel Market is actually artifact quality gear - meaning free players would have to buy the armor then buy a licence to actually wear it... Ouch...
Light side or dark side, Republic or Empire - they're all the same to me...
I go where the force leads...

KinCharBamin's Avatar

10.24.2012 , 05:34 AM | #45
Quote: Originally Posted by Deewe View Post
Subscribers: Access to all 6 quick Bars

I mean seriously? You are going to make people pay to unlock quick slot bars?

Fleet pass: $90
=> way too expansive, drop it to 9-10

Armor sets: $1200 (Two months and half subs)
=> too expansive, lower it to one month ($500) max, especially if you want to encourage players to use alts. At worst allow players to buy piece separately

Carbonite Chamber: $1440
=> Looks nice but the price even at 50% off is a rip off. Even as someone who really enjoys fluffy items I would never spend 1.5 to 3 times worth points rewards on it.

Packs: $360-$180
=> While I despite the concept (speak to people who wasted hundreds of $ in SWG...) It would not be that bad if all items available here would also be available as separate purchases AND the possibility to toggle a do not get a duplicate of an already owned item.

Customization control: hide head slot: #350
=> Really? Making people pay to hide head slot when in other games we can also hide: back, gloves, boots, shoulder pads for free? This looks like lame.

Customization control: Unify colors $350
=> We don't even have gear dyes and you want people to pay for a dumbed down version? What were you thinking? Look at GW2 win which e have 2 to 3 dyeable area on each piece of gear with a free starer color palette available one click away.

Gamorrean Axe $350
Are you going to add Goblins along the already existing Blood Elves (Sith) and the Orcs (Mirialan)?

Medical Probes: $500
Once again way too expansive, drop *** to $25, $50 at worst each

Weekly Pass Warzones $240
Not sure this ia such a good idea.
PvP in TOR is broken, so you need to encourage players to do it or the regular will leave.

Weekly Pass: Sapce Missions
I don't know... honestly you should be rewarding people to play this piece of junk not otherwise.

Quick travel: $90
Too expansive, drop it to $9

All in all the shop looks like a bit too much as a way to milk players.
In others F2P or sub based + F2P games the model is more subtle and less mandatory.
Even more in the other games you can earn in game currency while playing
Finally at this time the shop looks like quite empty and the gear more like reusing exiting assets than else.

You can do better than that for sure.
You must shop at Goodwill and Dollar General. Everything seems to be twice as much as "You" think it's worth.
And it's Expensive, not Expansive (just an fyi).

I like the store and I think the prices are reasonable and the items are pretty cool.
Kin-Char Bamin, Jedi Knight
The MTV Jedi

Adestre's Avatar

10.24.2012 , 06:01 AM | #46
A question for somebody who played on the PTS: does the Unlock: Crew Skill Slot works only for the current character or for all the characters in the Legacy?

wainot-keel's Avatar

10.24.2012 , 06:08 AM | #47
Quote: Originally Posted by Adestre View Post
A question for somebody who played on the PTS: does the Unlock: Crew Skill Slot works only for the current character or for all the characters in the Legacy?
I would bet a Cartel Pack that's only for the current character

wainot-keel's Avatar

10.24.2012 , 06:28 AM | #48
No Legacy Bank ? meh....

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10.24.2012 , 07:32 AM | #49
Quote: Originally Posted by BadOrb View Post
To be fair , we didn't have unify colors or hide head slot for months and i have only ever used unify colors twice maybe on 13 characters. So i believe you need to calm down , they aren't needed at all , don't worry yourself.

Cheers ,

I know. I've been playing since day 1. The unify color was something that had been in beta, something with it didn't work as well as it could from the developers stand point. When the game launched, those that were in beta were constantly asking and requesting that it get put back into the game quickly because they liked it that much.

What I am saying is that things like this, the hiding head slot, buying quick slot bars, are nickle and dimming customers and I believe that it will back fire on Bioware.

Evangalion's Avatar

10.24.2012 , 08:01 AM | #50
after reading the whole post about this cartel market on the pts its kind of a contradiction in terms of service ect. those of us who use or play on the public test server are subscribers already. we should be allowed to keep any items, races ect after the 1.5 update goes live on the actual servers. i'm sure many of us me included are planning on keeping our sbscriptions active. so why should we be penalized for something that we are already paying for? i understand that the pts is for testing out new patches or upcoming game content but anything we purchase or use we should be able to keep if that makes any snese at all.