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Hilberian
12.11.2012 , 05:05 AM | #51
Quote: Originally Posted by Gorrdan View Post
I agree with you but of all the MMOS i have played, such events are tied into the actual world game content like special events, missions etc as an alternative to acquire some items.

I read all the patch notes and i found no such thing. I was hoping for some open world events or missions related to this event.
I would like to point out that no of the special events were advertised a long time ahead, they came rather suprisingly. So it might be to early to give up hope. There still maybe an ingame event around christmas or new year.

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SithEmpress
12.11.2012 , 05:06 AM | #52
This is wrong, if they don't actually have an event planned. This feels like they just threw out the event so they could charges us steep price for what we should have gotten in game. (Didn’t they just recently say they weren’t going to do seasonal packs, make you wonder doesn’t it?) I have no problem how GW2 did it. Hey you can even have some items that can only be bought too, but charging for everything just so we can have some holiday fun just looks greedy. If they do have an event this would be the time to give us a clue, else their going to have a lot of unhappy players.

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Goretzu
12.11.2012 , 05:07 AM | #53
Quote: Originally Posted by Radzkie View Post
Please, please, please keep adding these types of items to the cash shop BW. I'd prefer this over P2W or having them force subs to pay for access to new planets and important crap like that. They need to make money off the shop somehow.
Too late P2W is in patch 1.6.

You can either grind space missions for upgrades or P2W and buy them straight off the cashshop.
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Durasturan
12.11.2012 , 05:07 AM | #54
Quote: Originally Posted by Digimanbyte_ID View Post
Well no Gouging would warrant the fact you need to buy these items to progress in the game. These are just some optional gear to make you look more unique. Don't care about buying it and think its a great idea to increase revenue.

Also the quest idea had a bug in it, the fact that f2players would have to have access to it. Personally its like all the other gear you can buy from the cartel market, yes its limited time but you get to strut around in it all year long.
They completely skipped an entire tier of gear going straight from 5 to 7.
If you want to buy them in game you have to spend 5.5hrs of farming per item or spend real money.

Instead of making event gear acquirable in an event, it can only be gained by spending real world money.

15 bullet points of cartel gear, 1 bug fix.

These are not good signs.

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Veimi
12.11.2012 , 05:07 AM | #55
Quote: Originally Posted by Hilberian View Post
I would like to point out that no of the special events were advertised a long time ahead, they came rather suprisingly. So it might be to early to give up hope. There still maybe an ingame event around christmas or new year.
I'd like to point out the outbreak of crying that would come if the event would be announced/started in 2 weeks in case of subscribers already bought these items from CM thinking they can't be acquired otherwise.
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Elear
12.11.2012 , 05:08 AM | #56
Quote: Originally Posted by Durasturan View Post
lol, originally Ilum was supposed to coincide with 1yr anniversary, then they said that we would have a different event for one year.

Ilum is pushed back to Feb now, but we are supposed to have a 1yr anniversary event in two weeks. numerous devs have said so.
No, it was supposed to coincide with 1yr anniversary of Ilum first rework leading to it's disabling.
There never was any talk about any event for 1st game anniversary. Free fireworks, yes, but no event.

It doesn't mean there can't be, since aside from that loose mention of Ilum-related event, BW never mentions their events untill they are already going.

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Vitas
12.11.2012 , 05:08 AM | #57
Quote: Originally Posted by Goretzu View Post
So by 2020 we'll be able to not spend $200 a year on Life Day "event/extortion packs", well that's all fine then!
All we can do is hope. The sooner hopefully, the better.
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Nanglez
12.11.2012 , 05:08 AM | #58
Quote: Originally Posted by Goretzu View Post
So by 2020 we'll be able to not spend $200 a year on Life Day "event/extortion packs", well that's all fine then!
I love your signature. I foresee this thread taking the same turn. It's a shame, i'm not saddened so much about spending the money, its about the fact that.. well as you put it... I feel like the enjoyment I take in christmas/holiday season [to be politically correct and such!] is being exploited by Bioware.

TBH I will probably just cut in to my credit fund and buy some packs off the GTN [most likely at 1-2 mil a pop ): ], and use the my real money to give tangible gift's to family/friends etc.

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DAMossimo
12.11.2012 , 05:09 AM | #59
Quote: Originally Posted by Durasturan View Post
Another person that completely missed the point. When they were talking about F2P they consistently talked about how subs would NEVER be forced to pay extra money, all content would be included in the sub you pay, you know that $15/ mo we've been giving them for the past 12 months.

The skipped a tier of ship weapons/armor going straight to tier 7 lol, and made them cost so much money that you'd have to be CAPPED to buy them, and made the missions difficult that they are physically impossible to finish without tier 7 gear. But don't worry, you can buy them for real money.

And the "life day event" just so happens to be a super cool SALE on the cartel market. Fun. Sounds to me like subs were mislead about what would actually be included in our monthly payment. Because right now it's looking like "zilch" and "nothing."
I don't know why they put the new ship parts in the shop; they are (well were on the pts) buyable with daily comms or obtainable through crafting as well. And they didn't skip a tier - there are tier 6 ship parts that have been obtainable through crafting since as long as I remember. Having said that, it still reeks of pay-to-win since they are indeed the most powerful items in game for ships.

There may just be code in the patch for an actual event - we'll have to wait and see if they activate it later.

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AsheraII
12.11.2012 , 05:09 AM | #60
It's still 2 whole weeks till Christmas. So maybe, I dunno, uhmmmm, they like, have a Life Day event actually around Christmas instead of weeks in advance already? (Though I still think lifeday should fall with Thanksgiving, not with Christmas) Not to mention the 1-year anniversary. It doesn't seem right to let either overshadow the other. So anniversary first (that's what you got the fireworks for), lifeday after. Advent is the time you prepare for festivities (buy clothes and stuff), the present giving comes with Christmas. Just stop being so greedy.
Oh, and humbug!
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