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Gray Helix - Bound to Legacy (Please)

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Gray Helix - Bound to Legacy (Please)
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Arlon_Nabarlly
02.14.2013 , 03:28 PM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by dscount View Post
Can't buy one unless we POOL our Components from our multiple ALT's.
Math and logic are your friends.

If you do everything possible to get Gray Helix's you can get a maximum of 46 in the two week period. This is enough to get 2 of the weapons with a remander. (http://dulfy.net/wp-content/uploads/...art_thumb6.jpg)

There's a daily that rewards 1, that alone is 14, which is almost enough to get your hilt.

Stop the qq and learn to think.

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The_Shoe
02.14.2013 , 03:30 PM | #32
*exasperated* William H. Macy, those dumb, silly auto reply bots that respond to keywords in your ticket which 99.9% of the time don't relate to your issue have invaded the forums!

RUN FOAR THE HILLS!

Yes, my grey helix things are BOP, which confused me.
These pretzels are making me thirsty.

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Arlon_Nabarlly
02.14.2013 , 03:31 PM | #33
Quote: Originally Posted by BrianDavion View Post
honestly if you just do the heroic every day you'll proably have eneugh componants by the end of the event, however assuming the event is 2 or 3 weeks we're not gonna be able to hit the rep requirement to use it anyway by time the event ends. and you have to have sufficant rep to buy the item
Theory right now it will take 4 weeks to get to Legendary (one above champion which is what the weapons require)

Quote: Originally Posted by http://dulfy.net/2013/02/12/swtor-relics-of-the-gree-event-guide/
Gearbox Method for extra weekly gains: Consume 19 blue trophies to reach 11970 rep, and then consume a purple trophy to reach 13410/week. This allow you to get to the Legend standing within 4 weeks.

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Sorenia
02.14.2013 , 03:58 PM | #34
Quote: Originally Posted by AmberGreen View Post
Weapon rewards for the Gree event have been double checked and are currently working as designed. While the weapon components are bind on pickup, the weapons themselves are bind on Legacy. If you have obtained a Gray Helix weapon that is bind on pickup, please post in this thread with as many details as possible.
We were talking about the components. The bind on pickup is bad.

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JesseSky
02.14.2013 , 04:02 PM | #35 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Gray Helix Components are BoP so that players with only one character at 45+ aren't at a massive disadvantage. Having several alts is a significant advantage while earning Reputation, but some very specific rewards are special enough that they take a bit of extra time and cooperation to obtain. The Event will repeat with enough frequency that you will be able to obtain these items even if you miss out on Components this time around.
Jesse Sky
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AureusVidere
02.14.2013 , 04:11 PM | #36
Quote: Originally Posted by JesseSky View Post
Gray Helix Components are BoP so that players with only one character at 45+ aren't at a massive disadvantage. Having several alts is a significant advantage while earning Reputation, but some very specific rewards are special enough that they take a bit of extra time and cooperation to obtain. The Event will repeat with enough frequency that you will be able to obtain these items even if you miss out on Components this time around.
You could bypass a lot of the complaining and uncertainty on here if you guys would just give us an idea (even a tentative one) as to how often that will be. A lot of people are assuming this is going to be annual until they're told otherwise, which leads to a lot of the frustration you see here. If it's every other month, then all of this is going to suddenly be a non-issue (more or less). If it's every year, then that''s not really "enough frequency" for most people.

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Glzmo
02.14.2013 , 04:11 PM | #37
Quote: Originally Posted by JesseSky View Post
Gray Helix Components are BoP so that players with only one character at 45+ aren't at a massive disadvantage. Having several alts is a significant advantage while earning Reputation, but some very specific rewards are special enough that they take a bit of extra time and cooperation to obtain. The Event will repeat with enough frequency that you will be able to obtain these items even if you miss out on Components this time around.
They should still be Bind on Legacy. Often times, I'm asked to come with my healer to do the heroic or the ops quest, but I need the helixes on my Sentinel damage dealer who I never get into groups with. They should be bound on legacy. In fact, everything in the game that is currently bound to a character should be bound to legacy as well. The bind to character mechanic is way outdated and only diminishes the fun factor for players.
For example, I bought insanely expensive white color crystals from the crystal vendor back in the day and they are bind on pickup. Now I am finally ready to play the character, but I decided I didn't like the hair color and tattoo he has. So I wanted to recreate him with a more appropriate look (thanks to BiowarEA leaving basic MMORPG features like barber shops/image design out of the game...) and delete the first one afterwards, but I can't transfer the crystals over. And what's worse, customer "support" won't help either. If all things were bind on legacy, there wouldn't be such problems.

Also, why shouldn't players that have been playing the game loyally and levelled up 22 characters on a server get any perks for it? The legacy items have become a ripoff of a credit sink instead of actual rewards for reaching legacy levels and we don't have anything else to be rewarded for either.

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Sorenia
02.14.2013 , 04:16 PM | #38
Quote: Originally Posted by JesseSky View Post
[COLOR=#f9d648]Gray Helix Components are BoP so that players with only one character at 45+ aren't at a massive disadvantage.
If you wanted to do that you should of had the components tied to several weeklies. You're pretty much forcing everyone to do it every single day this way.

Also this game is FULL OF DISADVANTAGES for people with alts. Have to grind gear multiple times. Have to pay for augments on multiple suits. Etc. Etc. Something needs to be an advantage with alts for once.

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Mevan
02.14.2013 , 04:17 PM | #39
Quote: Originally Posted by JesseSky View Post
Gray Helix Components are BoP so that players with only one character at 45+ aren't at a massive disadvantage. Having several alts is a significant advantage while earning Reputation, but some very specific rewards are special enough that they take a bit of extra time and cooperation to obtain. The Event will repeat with enough frequency that you will be able to obtain these items even if you miss out on Components this time around.
Sorry but that's a bad excuse. People would be at a massive disadvantage because other players could get purely cosmetic items before them? Oh no!

I have two level 50's on my first account and I could buy a weapon now if the currency was BoL, but no, I'm still way off because of this nonsense idea and I'm not even sure if I'll be able to get one of the weapons before the event ends. Please change it, since it's clear from the posts that you guys can' t think of a valid reason to keep these items BoP.
Quit as of 2.4. Because the Star Wars IP can only get bad developers so far.

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Mevan
02.14.2013 , 04:20 PM | #40
Quote: Originally Posted by AureusVidere View Post
If it's every other month, then all of this is going to suddenly be a non-issue (more or less).
No, it'll still be an issue. This event is hard work tbh, and even doing the dailies everyday on both my 50's won't get me a weapon by the time the event ends. That's not right.
Quit as of 2.4. Because the Star Wars IP can only get bad developers so far.