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Phantom and Spymaster gear changes

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Phantom and Spymaster gear changes
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Saitada
01.08.2013 , 11:21 PM | #621
I purchased the spymaster outfit specifically for the way it looked prior to this 'fix'. Unlike some, I don't like bumps, bulges, third breasts, wings, diapers, spikes, glowey bits etc, on my armor. I like simple, clean, straight forward looks without the spastic, and frankly, ugly frills BW seems so intent upon forcing all of us to wear. I bought the outfit because it DID NOT have all that added garbage. And now, the money I spent. Real money, not game money, has been wasted and I am now the horrified owner of yet another dog butt ugly piece of **** armor from bioware, whereas yesterday, I had on a lovely, sleek and clean armor set that made my character look great.

So... I think that BW can easily make both parties happy, those who like the changes, and those who don't, by giving us a one time chance to change the armor back to what was originally sold, or to keep it as it currently is. This is the most reasonable method to make everyone happy at the same time. If they offered this option up, I would be very happy to continue spending money buying CC. If they leave me with what is to me, a horrendously ugly piece of armor in place of the sleek piece I had originally bought, they will never see another CC purchase from me again.

I spent more than $100.00 this month on CC, that is a drop in the bucket for me. I dropped more than $1400.00 on Perfect World International in the space of 3 months. I have plenty of money to splash on a game. They wont see another dime from me if some reasonable option isn't made to satisfy those of us who got the armor for it's old look, not for what it's become now.

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Tale
01.08.2013 , 11:35 PM | #622
Quote: Originally Posted by ill_intent View Post
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.
Do a search for posts and threads prior to the 'fix'. You'll find maybe one or two. Thats posts, not threads. Even prior to the 'fix' most of the posts in threads that brought up the discrepancy were "Don't change it!" posts.
All these posts from people defending the change are likely from people who were unaffected by the change. They didn't have their look changed from something relatively unique into something mundane and common.

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Yelgrun
01.08.2013 , 11:36 PM | #623
This is entirely unacceptable, though if anyone at the switch is reading this they know that by now.

As was pointed out, people could preview to know what they were buying. Guess what, I sure did. You decided to ruin everyone else's day, though, who actually bought that gear look on purpose.

As was pointed out, you could have created a second version of the item... but no, instead you decided to ruin everyeone else's day, though, who actually bought that gear look on purpose.

Do you see ANYONE in this thread saying thank you? No. At most, people have just said "quit whining". Been through pages here, and can find no one saying "Oh wow, this looks great!"

You've derped hard. Now fix it back the way it was, or yeah... I'm gonna call this a bait-and-switch and I'll just be done with you. You can only slap me in the face so many times before I flip you the bird in thanks.

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Aizen
01.08.2013 , 11:38 PM | #624
As far as the Phantom set goes. They finally gave us what was advertised, what was intended finally and you people crying about it make no sense at all, and is complete nonsense, and beyond ridiculous. The set never should of looked the way it did when it was released period.

All I see is personal crying. Sorry folks, but I care more about getting the gear that was promised over complaining for personal wants. And wanted items to stay not as they were intended is just flat out stupid. From the day the pack in the picture below went live, the picture of the Phantom set has always been what it finally got corrected to today.

I said it in another thread I'll say it here too. The real issue is in how long it took BW to correct the items.

I suppose it would be too much like right to simply petition for a secondary set instead of acting this way. And no I am not in support of BW either.

http://s3.hubimg.com/u/7459694_f260.jpg

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DarthSpooky
01.08.2013 , 11:48 PM | #625
Quote: Originally Posted by Aizen View Post
Sorry folks, but I care more about getting the gear that was promised over complaining for personal wants.
Just going to let that marinate there a bit...

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EdoThain
01.08.2013 , 11:50 PM | #626
I bought the Trailblazer for the slimline appearance it gave, the newly added shoulderpad etc just make it look like the jacket attained from the Trouble in Deed Heroic. If I wanted THAT look I wouldn't have bought the trailblazer :/ Changing the visuals of an armour without giving players the option of a refund is unfair.

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Thylbanus
01.08.2013 , 11:56 PM | #627
While you may have received some flak about it not looking like what was advertised, now after 3 weeks you change things to look as advertised and cheesed off a whole new set of people. Better stop the hemoraging now. Do something in the next cycle or risk hurting your Cartel Market.
It's amazing how loud a dollar can be.
"Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music." - Kristin Wilson

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Aizen
01.08.2013 , 11:58 PM | #628
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthSpooky View Post
Just going to let that marinate there a bit...
Go for it.

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SithVeritas
01.08.2013 , 11:59 PM | #629
Quote: Originally Posted by Jeweledleah View Post
oh I'm so sorry about stating my dissatisfaction with a change that I got no warning for to an item paid for, because it has specific parameters and now due to that change? it doesn't. I'm sorry for voicing my concerns so that the company actually KNOWS they exist, instead of quietly seething to myself or better yet, not paying them anymore without even explaining why, because they are not mind readers and why can't they tell that some change or other is unwelcome. I'm so very very sorry for having preferences.

now if only bioware made a patch that would get rid of people who come into concern threads just to ***** at those expressing concerns...
If only BioWare made a patch that would get rid of both of you people. lol

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Thylbanus
01.09.2013 , 12:00 AM | #630
Quote: Originally Posted by Aizen View Post
As far as the Phantom set goes. They finally gave us what was advertised, what was intended finally and you people crying about it make no sense at all, and is complete nonsense, and beyond ridiculous. The set never should of looked the way it did when it was released period.

All I see is personal crying. Sorry folks, but I care more about getting the gear that was promised over complaining for personal wants. And wanted items to stay not as they were intended is just flat out stupid. From the day the pack in the picture below went live, the picture of the Phantom set has always been what it finally got corrected to today.

I said it in another thread I'll say it here too. The real issue is in how long it took BW to correct the items.

I suppose it would be too much like right to simply petition for a secondary set instead of acting this way. And no I am not in support of BW either.

http://s3.hubimg.com/u/7459694_f260.jpg
How about those people who don't care about what was advertised. Some, like myself wait until the items hit the GTN before we decide if we are going to spend money on cartel packs. After 3 weeks, you might expect that they would correct if for those who wanted the intended style, but keep those who liked the unintended style. Make both happy instead of pissing off more. I mean this post is now 516 posts long about how people don't like the intended style.

EA really screwed up. Nothing new. How they fix it, I am VERY interested in seeing.

The ball is in your court EA...
It's amazing how loud a dollar can be.
"Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music." - Kristin Wilson