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Cartel Market Update: January 23rd, 2013

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Cartel Market Update: January 23rd, 2013
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Washingtoon's Avatar

01.24.2013 , 08:49 PM | #11
The game is not taking place in the 1980's so you really need to cut down on the shoulder pads. Pretty much every outfit in the game, including the new brown set you've added to the CS, would look ten times better in a more "plain" version, without all the crap you put on them. Less is more (yeah that's not what she said)

thatghost's Avatar

01.24.2013 , 10:15 PM | #12
Plain. Black. Robe.

Why is that so very difficult? The closest thing to it was the Phantom set before it was "fixed"- and even that had a certain amount of embellishment.

And on the subject of robes...can you please either make the Destroyer Chestguard hood-up to match its icon or else change the icon to reflect the fact that the thing is actually hood-down?

Nice speeder, though. There. Something positive

Phyreblade's Avatar

01.24.2013 , 11:05 PM | #13
The speeder rocks! First time I got around Section X without being knocked off my speeder even once. Awesome stuff, thanks!
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Costello's Avatar

01.25.2013 , 12:29 AM | #14
Is 1800 CC for a speeder indictive of the cost of implamenting the new model or what you think people will pay to have a speeder with a reduced chace of being knocked off? Personally I found the pod racing element in Episode 1 to be a low point in Star Wars and a far cry from galactic battles and have no interest in a pod racer. So it could be 1 cc or 50000 cc and it would make little difference to me. But it does seem that if you have to charge that much to recoup the development costs somethng is very wrong.

I guess the same can also be said of the new armour sets. Many are reskins or options on what can only be guessed at existing armour in the game (from Character creation). As such are the prices indicitve of the work it takes to put them in or more based on what you think people will pay.

As a subscriber I guess the final question is more poinent, after a year of waiting on new end game armour and not a colouring of Black Hole stuff and equally following on from what Stephen Reid said long ago that it would take player feedback on board. I.e. more star Wars less ugly. The only place to get new armour seems to be the cartel market. Is this right? The vast majority of Patch notes seem to be related to the cartel market. It seems that the game update is all about the cartel market and the game itself is being forgotten for the chance to rehash armour for as many CC as you can get?

Miflett's Avatar

01.25.2013 , 12:58 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Costello View Post
I guess the same can also be said of the new armour sets. Many are reskins or options on what can only be guessed at existing armour in the game (from Character creation). As such are the prices indicitve of the work it takes to put them in or more based on what you think people will pay.
The ultimate humor in all of this is the fact that you have to pay extra for something that is advertised at the character creation screen. We, as a community, need to have an open conversation on how costly these items really need to be.

Another part of this is that they advertise that by being a subscriber to the game, you'd never have to pay extra for a particular cartel market item you wanted, and could just wait it out until you had the points. Yes, that sounds great and all, but most items worth getting are hidden behind the sneaky "limited time only" moniker, and I see it as another cheap way to force money out of someone who is already paying into the game.
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Inzuher's Avatar

01.25.2013 , 01:22 AM | #16
Sooo. "name change" for sale soon?
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Yahto's Avatar

01.25.2013 , 01:33 AM | #17
Well I got the new speeder. I do like it. The problem I have is I had bought a set of armor for an alt at lvl 9, but I did not recieve all the pieces that it clearly states that is in the set on the Cartel store. I did place a ticket, but by the time I get a response from CS I will probably be lvl 50. So until I get the items I paid for I will not buy another thing from the Cartel market.

R-Tee-Doo-Tee's Avatar

01.25.2013 , 04:56 AM | #18
Some items on the cartel market i love. The weapons with scopes, the pets , the cool account unlocks and speeders and a very small amount of the new adaptive armors.

What do i want to see from the cartel market in the future ? I want to see NEW armor and NEW items.
I dont want to see reskinned stuff i already had in game before the cartel shop came along.

examples of this is the revan mask - reskin of old battlemaster armor head armor
The bounty hunter tank style grey chestpiece - which again used to be the pvp battlemaster set that was removed from the game a while ago but just recoloured and placed on the cartel shop.

I wanted the cartel shop to wow me when it released. I wanted the cartel shop to give me the chance to re-customise/edit my toons face as a buyable option. I wanted to be able to buy a legacy name change.
I wanted to be able to buy exclusive armor sets i havent seen before in game. i wanted speeder customisation
i wanted a multitude of crazy melee weapons skins to buy (like the axes but less wow like) .

So Bioware if you want me to spend money start to make me think "heeeeey that is nice"
because right now the cartel shop to me is just a bit stale and i cant help but think a lot of items on there are
just recoloured and repurposed items we already had in game.

mulzii's Avatar

01.25.2013 , 05:19 AM | #19
i like the new armor. I just wish that all the armor, especially the sith/jedi robe sets, came with a hood for the head slot.

Mr_Pancakes's Avatar

01.25.2013 , 05:22 AM | #20
common ad trooper armor already, wan a merc and gunslinger looking troopers, and ad imp trooper armor, and a -proper- mando looking armor like the ones the npc's have without jetpack and junk
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