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Phantom and Spymaster gear changes

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Phantom and Spymaster gear changes
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BlackMercenary
01.08.2013 , 10:35 PM | #611
I hate this new set !! Please do change back !!!!

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DranEico
01.08.2013 , 10:44 PM | #612
Count me squarely in the group that thinks this new version ruined the Phantom. Not just a bad chest piece, but now the gloves are bad too. It was so much better as one of the few sleek sets of gear.

And to anyone saying we should have known this change was a-coming - how exactly? I am only in the habit of checking a known issues list if I think I have an issue to report. And certainly wouldn't know of any back lash against its previous form without reviewing topics on the forum, which I suppose is a fun way to spend your time if you've already emptied the lint tray from the dryer and clipped your toe nails and just can't find anything better.

And yes I did invest real dollars in acquiring the set based on its in game look.
I was already running from the imps so why not make a few credits in the bargain

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ill_intent
01.08.2013 , 10:50 PM | #613
Sorry to add to the drama, but I too must say the new phantom chest is garbage. I can't say I was part of the original "outcry" to have it match the picture, but now that it's been altered, it's just a variation of that same puffy shouldered chest that appears 600 times elsewhere in the game. I hope, if this change is going to stay, they at least offer the chance to get the previous version under some other name.

This whole argument seems to be a 50-50 split (for and against). They can't choose one or the other and not annoy half the populace.....well, half the populace that actually cares. So, split the difference and give the option for both.

Anywho, that's my 2 cents.

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LUCASCASADEIS
01.08.2013 , 11:01 PM | #614
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Vhaegrant
01.08.2013 , 11:09 PM | #615
It seems a shame that the art placed on the cartel packs is causing such an issue...

Revan's lower robe has been changed away from how it's look on the cartel pack.

The Spymaster has been changed to look like it does on the cartel pack.

The cartel pack is being changed to show a red dancing kit.

Flame haired kowakian monkey lizard was shown on cartel pack but it was the Ruddyscale Kowakian Monkey Lizard that was in the pack (I should know I paid 850K for the little guy)

The Phantom gear has been changed to look like it does on the cartel pack.


Obviously some consistency needs to be adopted by Bioware and the first point of call is to make sure if you put the art work on a cartel pack it matches the stuff inside the pack.

However...

The Trailblazer's gear has been changed and that wasn't on any cartel pack artwork I could see.

So, in general a rather haphazard approach.


Cartel artwork and model changes aside I hope the developers take note of how passionate players take their characters look. They must be aware of ithis as they charge about 6.30 for a set of cartel armour (this value may vary but I worked it out on the 5500 coin purchase against one of the 1440 coin sets), and who knows how much in the hope of getting a rare item drop from the cartel packs.

All I want is the option to get some fairly bland neutral/black coloured chest pieces. I'm surprised at how hard it is to get a decent set of trousers and a shirt in a galaxy far, far away especially if your character is female.

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Tale
01.08.2013 , 11:09 PM | #616
I was hopeful that equipping a circlet and then showing helm would get rid of the stupid hood, but no go. Unfortunately the only way to get rid of the awful hood is to wear an even uglier helm.

Why Bioware why?

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ShatteredVision
01.08.2013 , 11:11 PM | #617
Spymaster is absolutely ghastly compared to what it was. I sure didn't enjoy spending the money to rip out the mods and having to rearrange my character's look because of this change. Just terrible. It really speaks to the source of the greater problem, when changes like this are made. The fact that this stuff gets "okayed" and thrown in game is appalling. But, I guess the countless threads since the beginning of this game about gear looking awful still hasn't hit home.

Apparently, it's translated as "This gear looks awful, they say. I guess they must mean they want it in different colors."
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Ilhares
01.08.2013 , 11:11 PM | #618
I don't normally think too much of fashion, only working on a look for two or three characters out lf all of them I've got, but I'm afraid I have to side with the masses. While the outfits may not have reflected their graphic image as closely, but they very much were previewable, and you got what you saw in the window, and the outfits looked like their icons, so it's not like anybody had missed the boat here.

This was not a fix. A fix is making the Voss Mystic robes white again after they bunged it up and turned them blue. These outfits (Spymaster/Phantom) were introduced looking as they had, and people were cool with it. We bought those outfits based exactly on what we saw in the preview windows, and we liked it.

My Warrior went from looking fairly slick in his two-toned pants and shirt (phantom chest piece) with his hair flying and the nice cuffs. It was a good overall look. Now he looks like a ******* with padded automotive lights on his chest and shoulders, the hair is removed, and I can only occasionally see his face. Unacceptable alteration.

It should be reverted to what had originally been introduced, and they can add a secondary pack to the store for each outfit as "Revision 2" under the outfit name.

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ill_intent
01.08.2013 , 11:12 PM | #619
Sorry to repeat this post, originally put it in one of the other "blah blah why the change" threads (guess I chose the wrong one as to which was the "official" one ._.)

Sorry to add to the drama, but I too must say the new phantom chest is garbage. I can't say I was part of the original "outcry" to have it match the picture, but now that it's been altered, it's just a variation of that same puffy shouldered chest that appears 600 times elsewhere in the game.
The whole point of "people didn't like that it was different from the picture" only applies to those who bought the pack in the first week or so. After that, anyone could preview the pieces after seeing them in the GTN and know what they looked like. Which means pretty much every pack that was purchased after that first week or so actually wanted the "incorrect" look.
I hope, if this change is going to stay, they at least offer the chance to get the previous version under some other name.

This whole argument seems to be a split (for and against). BW can't choose one or the other and not annoy half the populace.....well, half the populace that actually cares. So, split the difference and give the option for both.

Anywho, that's my 2 cents.

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Aizen
01.08.2013 , 11:16 PM | #620
I can't believe you people are really complaining about the item "Corrections" They were "not changes" never were. I don't suppose you people realize that you paid for one item and got something different. Rather you bought the pack, or you bought the items via the GTN. These items were not showing as intended. Yet have the gull to cry about finally getting what was actually intended? I can't stand how BW does things either, but they corrected something and get it right for once. The only real issue here is how long it took for them to correct these item errors.

What really kills me is that everyone knew the deal, and anyone saying they didn't know is either lying, or just completely oblivious. I'm glad they finally gave the Phantom set, and Revan's lower robe their intended look.