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Welcome to Game Update 1.5: HK-51 Activated

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Welcome to Game Update 1.5: HK-51 Activated
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Mr_Pancakes
11.15.2012 , 07:50 PM | #21
its complete bullcr*p that i have to spend 200k credits to get my HK companion frigging ridiculous >:I
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Devilgoku
11.15.2012 , 08:08 PM | #22
What we don't have in the Free-To-Play compare to the paid subscription. What are the restrictions?

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DarthJerev
11.15.2012 , 09:25 PM | #23
one thing that bugs me about the packs is sometimes you get items that are just completely useless like the hypermatter heavy cannon (assault cannon) i have it on a warrior and since i cant trade it period its more or less a waste of space but other than that i do like everything else i've seen espcially the party jawa

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Almonra
11.15.2012 , 10:28 PM | #24
So after paying for the game for almost a year, it goes free to play and now I can't log in!

Just great BW, thank you for nothing.

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QuietGoneJinn
11.16.2012 , 01:07 AM | #25
I was really enjoying this HK-51 questline until I found out:

1. You need to have a mid level character on the other faction.

2. You need to compete in Hard Mode flashpoints.

As a PvP player (That is PvP geared) I HATE doing flashpoints, let alone Hard Modes. That's the one thing I LOVED about SWTOR is that it's basically a single-player MMO. You don't have to enter in with a group of micro-managers with anger management issues that love projecting their own shortcomings onto every other member in the group.

You can just gear-up your companion and power through on your own.

Wish I hadn't wasted the time/credit collecting the pieces I did, but oh well. Another knife in the back of PvPers. Will just wait for the new Warzone.

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Jeviati
11.16.2012 , 02:34 AM | #26
I have to say that as an Imperial player who lucked out on having a Pub character, I think it is utter sh*te that I actually need that character just to get HK-51. I understand you want people to play (and pay) for longer, but doing this kind of thing is more than a little shady. Keep it up to lose more subscribers, as this merely serves to further alienate people, regardless of focus on PvP or PvE. Many Imperial players take great pride in playing Imperials with no want, interest or care to play on the Republic at all.

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Timarick
11.16.2012 , 04:10 AM | #27
Guys, the issue isn't for Subbers. Content is good and solid for us.

Your epic fail BW is the F2P.

If you don't believe me? Look at the forum, place is on FIRE with complaints. When you can't show off your legacy last name, turn off that crappy looking helmet, or unify colours, or even show off that you're a Padawan without paying for it? What were you thinking?!

That's not even to say the UI. I mean regular subbers now have 6 and in some classes it was near impossible to handle with 4! Why are you restricting freebies to 2? Do you have ANY idea how bloated that bar is going to be? I know what you're doing, making them spend money, but in case your rapid descent of unsubs has shown, many don't see your game as INVESTMENT WORTHY. DC Universe Online over at SOE had the SAME problem you do and also had a rocky start with F2P, but once they actually LISTENED to their audience (for the most part, it's still a ways from perfect), they started making money! Sure, inventory, character slots, bank slots are restricted, as is escrow, but they made those PERMANENT unlocks in THEIR marketplace, why are you only dishing out weekly passes? Or, that's right, MAKING PEOPLE PAY TO HIDE THEIR HELMET OR SHOW OFF THEIR LAST NAME?! Do you have ANY idea how cringe worthy it is to see Han-solo or Leena-starwalker for a character name? Logic here, people, LOGIC!

My friends are returning players and new players, and the fact you're putting a brick wall in front of them is nothing short of FAIL. That's NOT how you make money back, it's only at best a short term gain with an even BIGGER long term dropoff. It's the little things that matter, like being able to toggle your helmet or show a last name, or BEING ABLE TO FIGHT IN A GAME WITHOUT RUNNING OUT OF QUICKBAR. You give us subbers 6, why did you take away 2 of those from the free players?

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DutchKing
11.16.2012 , 05:35 AM | #28
Again no new space missions (Space Station Assault)? plz tell me what you mean with "comming soon"

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Nethelus
11.16.2012 , 07:11 AM | #29
Quote: Originally Posted by QuietGoneJinn View Post
I was really enjoying this HK-51 questline until I found out:

1. You need to have a mid level character on the other faction.

2. You need to compete in Hard Mode flashpoints.

As a PvP player (That is PvP geared) I HATE doing flashpoints, let alone Hard Modes. That's the one thing I LOVED about SWTOR is that it's basically a single-player MMO. You don't have to enter in with a group of micro-managers with anger management issues that love projecting their own shortcomings onto every other member in the group.

You can just gear-up your companion and power through on your own.

Wish I hadn't wasted the time/credit collecting the pieces I did, but oh well. Another knife in the back of PvPers. Will just wait for the new Warzone.
1. I don't know why people are complaining about this. When BW released that HK-51 was going to be available in-game they said that you were going to need at least a mid-level character of the opposite faction to obtain it. It's been known about for months.

2. I understand this as I'm in the opposite boat. I don't like PVP at all, but if I want to obtain something that iis PVP focused I need to suck it up and just do the PVP. The same holds true for obtaining HK-51. It's PVE content so you better be willing to do some PVE content in order to obtain it.

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Atikamekw
11.16.2012 , 08:19 AM | #30
AAhhhh BioWare ... A new partner "HK-51" ... A new "pet toy", the Party Jawa ... A new "economy" the Cartel Coins .... New moods and all that sh** BUT ...

NO FRIGGIN BUG CORRECTIONS !!!!

The lag is really bad in 8 players instances !!!!!!
The sabers of our partners stays after they are called out !!!!
The loading time is INCREDIBLY long !!!!!
The game is FULL of bugs but .... you work on moods and stupid friggin flying Throne ?!?!?!


All right ... account created 1 month BEFORE launch ... now I'm out ... Thank you BioWare for your laziness in bug correction, you will loose all subscribers and it's all your fault !

Going back to a company who is respecting their subscribers and I don't think I will ever come back to a BioWare or EA game never ever !!!

Good luck guys !!!
Atikamekw Fett