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life day items on cartel market insulting.

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Nythain
12.11.2012 , 06:37 AM | #161
Quote: Originally Posted by Goretzu View Post
So your wife would just sit there an let you buy a PS3 then still give you it on Christmas?
Very possibly. Not the most concrete analogy, but you're misconstruing the point. I know what a PS3 is, and I could buy one now if I wanted. As long as I don't know what my wife is getting me (which may or may not be a PS3), the gift itself still remains a secret. The claim was that by us seeing available items in the cartel market, there's no way anything EAware does for us is a secret anymore.
I know what a Ninja is, but if I don't see one in the shadows about to kill me, it's still a secret.
I know where Las Vegas is, but if I don't know my best friend has plane tickets and a hotel booked for my birthday there, it's still a secret.
I know what's in the Cartel Market, but if I don't know what I could be getting (if anything), come closer to Life Day... it's still a secret. Just like in the theme of the holiday it's modeled after.

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DarthZak
12.11.2012 , 06:37 AM | #162
Quote: Originally Posted by Nythain View Post
First and foremost... I know what a PS3 looks like. I can even go to the store now and buy one. Doesn't change the fact that it's a secret if my wife got me one for X-Mas this year, if I don't know that's what she got me. The gift is the secret, not necessarily what the gift could possibly be.

Secondly, where does this 4 months worth of sub coins for ONE pack for ONE character number come from? What are we considering a pack here?

A full set of gear is 960 CC. That's a smidge less than 2 months for me (I've been getting 500/mo, is this not right?).
A "Blockade Runner Cartel Pack" is 360 CC. That's less than 1 month for me.

I do see that you can buy the whole daffy kit and kaboodle, not sure if I'd call that ONE pack, since it's actually a collection of many packs, for an obscene amount of CC. Rather misleading if that's what you're referring to there though, since it's in fact about 5 packs... I rather like their word usage "bundle".

But no one is forcing you to buy the whole kit and kaboodle here. Do you really need some tinsel bombs? And a holo tree? Ok, so the holo tree is sort of cool, but obtained on it's own for a lot less than the whole frakkin bundle. My point being that if you want everything and the kitchen sink, expect to pay a lot for everything and the kitchen sink, but don't make it sound like you have to pay for everything and the kitchen sink just to enjoy this event.

With 1 month of cartel coins awarded for my subscription, and a small 4.99 micro transaction, I can obtain the unique equipment! Yay.
With that same one month, if I didn't want to spend 4.99 more for a full set of unique equipment, I could instead try my luck with a cartel pack, and possibly get at least one piece of the equipment, and some other snazzy stuff! Yay.
1 month of cartel coins also buys a lot of fireworks and festivities if "participating in a holiday event" is all I really care about, as so many have claimed their disgusted about having to pay for.
If my 15 current speeders (number exaggerated for dramatization) just don't excite me anymore, I can spend a little bit and get a fun new unique speeder! Yay.
All of these listed things are currently less than 4 months worth of awarded Cartel Coins. And some of them even have the word "Pack" in their name.

And again, there's no telling what <Mythical Life Day Figure here> might leave in my mailbox on Life Day itself, if anything...
Sure, if my girlfriend bought me a Cartel pack with her money as a present Id have no complaints. But Im buying it with my money for me and not as a present. So your "secret gift" doesnt really make sense.

Youre absolutly right, nobody is forcing me to buy anything. Its just that after a year of subbing I will be excluded from an event, kinda unthankful from BioWare dont you think? This isnt just some random armor or pretty color crystal, this is an event thing.

And yes, when talking about the 4 months worth we are talking about the whole thing. As it should be! I dont mind the speeder costing extra or the glitter stuff costing extra, its the robes, the orb, the tree and things like that that actually matter in this case. Your point is invalid
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Ishagu
12.11.2012 , 06:37 AM | #163
I have no prob with this update
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CrazyCanukk
12.11.2012 , 06:38 AM | #164
Quote: Originally Posted by Mazikeen View Post
Subs get complete access to the game, no other unlocks needed.

Most, if not all, of the items from the Cartel Market can be sold on the GTN. You can buy said items without spending a dime.

While the lack of a Life Day event sucks, Bioware providing items via the Cartel Market doesn't seem like an issue to me at all.
Finally someone with enough maturity to not let stupid things get under their skin and feel the need to rage over the silliest things.
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ryathal
12.11.2012 , 06:40 AM | #165
I just want to point out a few things.
1. Those of you who are subbing and not buying cartel coins are no longer paying for the game as far as EA is concerned. In fact you are effectively paying them less than you were previously.
2. The cartel market is what is paying for this game now, the sub income is a secondary concern if that.
3.It's EA were you really expecting better from them, their idea of good customer service is pointing out they only played "just the tip" and didn't go all out.

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Devlonir
12.11.2012 , 06:40 AM | #166
Quote: Originally Posted by Durasturan View Post
15 bullet points for cartel shop.
1 bullet point for bugfix... and it's a bug with with the cartel shop.
Comprehensive reading my friend.. total amount of bug fix lines are:
  • One-handed blasters and Lightsabers found in Cartel Packs can now be used in both the main hand and off-hand equipment slots.
  • Players who previously unlearned a Crew Skill no longer lose schematics when learning new schematics from reverse engineering.
  • Companion gear no longer alters player character stats when modified.
  • A tooltip issue that caused identical items in the inventory to appear to count towards a set bonus (even when not equipped) has been corrected.
  • Bolster now appears as a positive effect that cannot be removed by the player (instead of as a negative effect).
  • Imperial Agents, Sith Inquisitors, and Jedi Consulars can now swap Power Conversion Modules by right-clicking them.
  • The friends list no longer occasionally shows some friends as always offline.
  • Players no longer occasionally see other players on their personal starship.

I count 8.. the one you mention that has to do with the Cartel Market is because that "Bug Fixes" paragraph was a sub paragraph of... the Cartel Market changes.

Next time, read before you write please.
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Spoletta
12.11.2012 , 06:40 AM | #167
Quote: Originally Posted by Radzkie View Post
I get that they started down the slippery slope of P2W...but, at the moment, I don't care because it's the stupid space stuff. I tried really hard to enjoy that part of the game, but it's just so boring I cannot even force myself to do it.
You should try again, i'm having a blast right now trying them, and as far as i tried they can be done with grade 6 stuff.

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thirtysmooth
12.11.2012 , 06:40 AM | #168
Quote: Originally Posted by Goretzu View Post
I've no idea how there not being a Life Day event make this behaviour better............... can you explain it please?
I never stated that it was better for not having an event - my implication was to state the fact that it's no worse and that the whining that we've seen in the mere matter of minutes since 1.6 was released is immature and quite frankly, uncalled for.

I would agree that the items they added on the Carter Market are hugely overpriced, but they are merely vanity items and in no way, shape, or form do they necessitate being owned in order to enjoy yourself.

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Toweleeeie
12.11.2012 , 06:40 AM | #169
I couldnt care less about Space as it is right now.

If it was actual Columi, Rakata, Campaign, BH, Dread Guard. I would care... A LOT
Can I has more Sandbox?

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Nythain
12.11.2012 , 06:44 AM | #170
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthZak View Post
Sure, if my girlfriend bought me a Cartel pack with her money as a present Id have no complaints. But Im buying it with my money for me and not as a present. So your "secret gift" doesnt really make sense.
My point had little to do with other people buying you cartel coins or a cartel pack, and more to do with we don't know, and shouldn't know, what Life Day will bring us from the developers. This claim is made on the fact that Life Day is modeled after X-Mas, another holiday where you don't know, and shouldn't know, exactly what you are getting, if anything, until the day comes. They could very well still be keeping a "secret" from us, in the sense of one or more of the limited time items arriving in our mailbox, or a special one week only event, etc.
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Youre absolutly right, nobody is forcing me to buy anything. Its just that after a year of subbing I will be excluded from an event, kinda unthankful from BioWare dont you think? This isnt just some random armor or pretty color crystal, this is an event thing.
You haven't been excluded yet. The event has just started, it's still the beginning of the month. So they added some fun limited time items to the Cartel Market. That's a natural way to try to make some money. Something companies do. There's still plenty of time for subscriber events or gifts to be implemented, so there's no reason for the rage dial at 11 (a comment I made earlier, and my only real point... all this hostility and disgust and complaining is really too pre-emptive).
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And yes, when talking about the 4 months worth we are talking about the whole thing. As it should be! I dont mind the speeder costing extra or the glitter stuff costing extra, its the robes, the orb, the tree and things like that that actually matter in this case. Your point is invalid
I didn't have a point really. I was curious what you were considering ONE pack for ONE character. There was so much emphasis on ONE that it is really misleading when I found out by ONE pack, you were referring to purchasing everything they made available, which includes multiple packs and items. That point is not invalid, as you were in fact referring to the bundle, that includes everything, and not the ONE item with the ONE word "pack" in it's name.