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State of the Game #3

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Lium
03.21.2013 , 12:04 PM | #181
Quote: Originally Posted by Lent_San View Post
LOTRO is an F2P game and it has an ingame barbershop.
It does. I've dabbled in LOTRO and had a 30-something elf Loremaster. Don't they have an Outfit System that came in Book 12 or something? It cost Turbine Points unless you had a sub, right?

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Dregamoore
03.21.2013 , 12:05 PM | #182
Quote: Originally Posted by cashogy_reborn View Post
8 week content cadence? pretty sure you guys have said in the past 6 weeks, why the sudden change?
because they are lazy and gotta make sure thye take as much of the old gear and re color it as much as possible for release in the CM

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Lent_San
03.21.2013 , 12:10 PM | #183
Quote: Originally Posted by Lium View Post
It does. I've dabbled in LOTRO and had a 30-something elf Loremaster. Don't they have an Outfit System that came in Book 12 or something? It cost Turbine Points unless you had a sub, right?
I don't know about the outfit system. I think it's free for preferred players though.

The in-game barber shop is in-game currency only.

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Divona
03.21.2013 , 12:11 PM | #184
Quote: Originally Posted by Lium View Post
It does. I've dabbled in LOTRO and had a 30-something elf Loremaster. Don't they have an Outfit System that came in Book 12 or something? It cost Turbine Points unless you had a sub, right?
Even for susbcribers you had to buy them with Lotro Turbine points to unlock extra slots. All the other extra slots like here (carge and ect) you had to buy with shop currency. Its similar system Bioware heading into. Only difference is that you can also use here ingame credits to unock but with huge amount of course .Currently they deny that in futurte there will be combat impacting items in shops just as Turbine said at start.
Subscription does not grant you extra fluff or unlocks for new features if game has also f2p model implemented. Thats what many dont still understand how this works by mixing subscription + f2p model with ingame shop currency.

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turjake
03.21.2013 , 12:12 PM | #185
Still no news about future content after the expansion. I am starting to wonder if they have anything planned

Ah well, apparently they are working for hood toggle, so atleast someone should be happy.

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Jhericho
03.21.2013 , 12:16 PM | #186
State of the game TL;DR: More cartel market "content"

If subscribers don't get to use something as basic as a barber for in game credits I don't see my self subscribing much longer, especially since there are so many other good games out. At this point there is almost no reason to pay a monthly fee for this game since everything revolves around the CM.

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Urael
03.21.2013 , 12:18 PM | #187
Quote: Originally Posted by Eillack View Post
Yup, you are EAware, no doubt about it. That should be an ingame feature for ingame creds, not cartel.
Agreed. I do think that nothing will be available in game any longer when it can make EA real money in the CM store. I imagine when they get around to mini-games they will be CM store for access. Things like that. People wanted F2Play. They got "F2play" where everthing can be nickled and dimed to death in a Online Store. F2Play is a myth.

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TUXs
03.21.2013 , 12:21 PM | #188
Quote: Originally Posted by Lent_San View Post
LOTRO is an F2P game and it has an ingame barbershop.
So is APB, and the customization in that game is limitless...and for FREE!!!
All warfare is based on deception. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected. If his forces are united, separate them. If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near. A leader leads by example not by force.

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yungsantoro
03.21.2013 , 12:21 PM | #189
First of all who the hell cares about ridiculous things like changing your hair style and changing your species? Obviously all these whinny people do because in my opinion I could care less about those two options. When I spend 15 mins or so creating my charecter I make sure I spend the time and effort so I dont need to go back and change him all over again. Its these people with this child like mentality where after they reach level 10 with their toon they think, " I dont really like him anymore, I wana start something else. " Well BOO HOO! Why do you need to change? Because you spent 2 mins making your charecter and it looks like ****? Or because you just saw someone elses charecter who spent some time on him and you realize yours looks like crap and you need to change yours? I mean damn man, on the list of quality of life improvments this game needs to implement a dumb barbershop and a species change is not even on my list.

Heres some things that I think need to change....

Ship leaving and arriving animations - I wana see my thrusters kick into gear with a streak accross the sky when I take off into space, not the ******** sound we hear now with the only animation being the ship flying accross the sky. Think about how awesome it looks and sounds when the Ebon Hawk took off or the Millenium Falcon boosted his thrusters. Also when arriving on a planet I want to see my ship land in the hanger or the landing pad. When it lands I want to see steam puffs coming from the hydrolic landing gear and be able to hear the steam shooting out. I never hear anyone talk about these things and all you have to do is watch the Star Wars movies or play Kotor even with its old graphics and you see all the Ebon Hawks take off and landing animtaions fully incorperated like the way I described above.

More SPECIES! - I know the deal about them not being able to have wookies and such as mains because of the language barrier. But damn! Is bioware really that dumb to say, " Well we will wait and see how the Cathar species does, and if it does well we will consider adding more species" ***!!?? This is STAR WARS! Its what makes the whole franchise so alive and real is the fact that there are thousands of species through out the galaxy. Bioware you really want to make money? Add new species in the Catel Market. Introduce Cathar, Togruta, Nautolen, etc the one people have really been asking for and add more as time goes on. And even if you dont do that add more species to the npc world! Some of these areas on different planets are really dull. Just last night I realized that the pretty much abandoned cantina on Corusant had all these extra rooms. I explored each one looking for any type of lore object and as i explored I saw the same white male black sun smuggler in every room. That was it! In 5 rooms and like 3 to each room was the same npc over and over again. That is just plain lazy bioware.

All in all i love the game I participated in game testing and was playin by 12 noon est on the 1st day of early access. I have the 3 month sub plan and have paid for every month. The game was fine to me in the beging as I was a absolute noob to MMO's all together and a absolute Star Wars fan and Kotor fan. But, I realized as time went on, especially with the ghost towns the servers became that major things had to change. I will congratulate Bioware for making the neccessary changes and improving gameplay by a lot. Keep up the great work but just becarefull with the Cartel Market plz, you could go either way with it. I know its been a huge cash cow since its began but when you start to recover all the money that was spent to make the game and you start to make a profit, make sure you take care of your die hard subs and show some love. May the force be with you, Peace.

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Izorii
03.21.2013 , 12:24 PM | #190
Hmmm sounded like words, sounded like a lot of words but I can't really figure out what new information was supplied. Some time in the far distant future we will see a baber shop, not really a shocker and a species that was promised in 2012 might be out this year. Kinda wish there had been some news or some dates not just a some time in the future.

Nice to hear they are getting a lot more players and money but until that money shows improvement in the game not sure how its relevant.