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State of the Game #3

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aeterno
03.21.2013 , 02:19 PM | #241
Whoever expected the "barber shop" to be anything other than CM has been high on something strong.

Basically look at GW2. Whatever is monetized there will be here, at a minimum. It's what, 350 gems for a makeover kit there? And a 2k gem card is like 25$?

I expect TOR to sell makeover kits for around 500 cartel coins. Tho I reckon I'm optimistic over the price.



It's a F2P game now, sadly. Subscriber is not king like over in panda land.

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dsapp
03.21.2013 , 02:21 PM | #242
Quote: Originally Posted by Deathen_Shada View Post
Here lemme edit your post.. Right so access to game as a subber means content which means I should get free barber shop. Why would i have to pay extra? Not like its a vanity item. They're crossing the line with this.
This is the line they're crossing? Not the brand new armor models offered up for a reputation based around handing them more money than your current subscription? No, they've been crossing the line for a while. This is just another middle finger to the subscriber. If you're not giving them enough money through the Cartel Market, you're the new second class citizen and Preferred/F2P has become third class.

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HuaRya
03.21.2013 , 02:27 PM | #243
I think it's very much worth mentioning that the server techs have achieved OPTIMAL perfect time to do the updates which is around 6am EST for me. Being able to play later into the evening is a huge help for the type of gaming I do. My sincerest thanks in identifying the best time to take the servers down for a tune up.

Thank you.

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Wraithwarr
03.21.2013 , 02:35 PM | #244
Ha ha, the trolls are out already!

I was pretty impressed with the state of the game...I really enjoy the fact that Jeff will actually let us in on whats going on behind the scenes and give us some clue as to whats coming. I am really looking forward to the new races/customization choices.

That being said, I am really hoping some new pvp content is on the way (especially world pvp) and possibly some warzones that are more that 8v8.

Keep up the good work guys!
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Elfa
03.21.2013 , 02:37 PM | #245
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change your character's hair style, eye color, body type, or even species
What about gender?

So many people want to change the gender of their character and are not happy with their original choice. Will we be left out of the new customization?
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TUXs
03.21.2013 , 02:38 PM | #246
Quote: Originally Posted by Wraithwarr View Post
Ha ha, the trolls are out already!

I was pretty impressed with the state of the game...I really enjoy the fact that Jeff will actually let us in on whats going on behind the scenes and give us some clue as to whats coming. I am really looking forward to the new races/customization choices.

That being said, I am really hoping some new pvp content is on the way (especially world pvp) and possibly some warzones that are more that 8v8.

Keep up the good work guys!
What exactly is going on behind the scenes that you saw in his post? What's coming that I missed? The barber shop thing? And if you had payed attention, the Ilum revamp was it for this year. That is your PvP update for 2013. They want "organic" PvP.
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skotish
03.21.2013 , 02:41 PM | #247
how about paid transfers !! I have 4 level 50,s on a server I moved from 6 months ago
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chuixupu
03.21.2013 , 02:42 PM | #248
Quote: Originally Posted by Elfa View Post
What about gender?

So many people want to change the gender of their character and are not happy with their original choice. Will we be left out of the new customization?
I'd go out on a limb and say this will probably happen at some point. I guess the only issue with gender change would be that it might mess with the fact that we don't have same gender romance with our companions, and it might screw with the code a bit if you're in the middle of a romance with a character when you do a gender change.
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Jonoku
03.21.2013 , 02:42 PM | #249
Quote: Originally Posted by dsapp View Post
Because nobody likes to change hairstyles, right? If only we could all be as vanilla as you.

Barber shop for CC is another way of Bioware saying "Give us MOAR money". Being a subscriber is a rip-off. If you really want the truth, this "F2P" model should be run like this. What Preferred currently get should be what F2P players get. What Subscribers currently get should be what Preferred players get. And what the whales on the Cartel Market receive should be what subscribers get. Instead the motto over at Bioware is "Monetize Everything". It kind of reminds me of the movie "Moving" with Richard Pryor where he's going through the house and the sellers keep telling him jokingly, "We're taking that with us" when referring to the pool, refrigerator, etc. Then when he finally gets to the house, the pool, refrigerator, and everything else they joked they were taking is gone. You'd like to think that this model and the way they're going about things are a joke, but it's not. It's the sad truth. Don't worry folks, P2W will be in your local Cartel Market shortly.
I'm gonna change my female human to a female zabrak. I'm gonna change my male zabrak's hair style and make it long hair(ex. Qui-Gon Jinn)

I understand your fustration regarding CM and I agree with you, I'm just not as concerned about it, me personally.

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Wulfbur
03.21.2013 , 02:44 PM | #250
I'd like to see paid character transfers I have two on two separate servers that were moved while I was not playing during the consolidation and would like them both on my new server
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