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Disappointed about so-called "New In Game Barber-Shop"

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Disappointed about so-called "New In Game Barber-Shop"
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DaRoamer
03.26.2013 , 11:20 PM | #1031
Quote: Originally Posted by Vitas View Post
Well that's how it should be since that's the way it's been with most MMOs ie. WOW and TSW. Why can't they just create in-game vendors who offer these services but restrict them from being used by F2Ps but only through CM?

They'd still make money but without alienating the player base.
Other MMOs sell appearance changes in their cash shops, like GW2, Aion and TERA. WoW also only has hair colour and style changes in game. Changing anything more extensive like your faces cost real cash.

EDIT - here is the WoW FAQ on their appearance change paid service - https://sea.battle.net/support/en/ar...nce-change-faq Costs $15.

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Vitas
03.26.2013 , 11:31 PM | #1032
Quote: Originally Posted by DaRoamer View Post
Other MMOs sell appearance changes in their cash shops, like GW2, Aion and TERA. WoW also only has hair colour and style changes in game. Changing anything more extensive like your faces cost real cash.

EDIT - here is the WoW FAQ on their appearance change paid service - https://sea.battle.net/support/en/ar...nce-change-faq Costs $15.
Perhaps I should've elaborated that TSW also features cosmetic changes as an in-game vendor, not just hair stylists.

But also as you can see in Star Wars lore there have been characters using hair and cosmetic services on various worlds and locations and as this is an MMO which caters to the option of exploring the Star Wars universe, why can't we just see these as normal vendors.
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DarthZak
03.27.2013 , 03:08 AM | #1033
Quote: Originally Posted by DaRoamer View Post
Because they gave players the ability to sell these things on the GTN so that people like you can buy them with credits. Everyone is happy, except for people who think buying things with credits should be bought from BW created NPCs and not other players.
Then why not both? Make it an unlock you can buy with in-game credits and CC's? They did it with everything else
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DarthZak
03.27.2013 , 03:09 AM | #1034
Quote: Originally Posted by DaRoamer View Post
Other MMOs sell appearance changes in their cash shops, like GW2, Aion and TERA. WoW also only has hair colour and style changes in game. Changing anything more extensive like your faces cost real cash.

EDIT - here is the WoW FAQ on their appearance change paid service - https://sea.battle.net/support/en/ar...nce-change-faq Costs $15.
We've had this discussion before.
Aion and GW2 are a totally different model of business, I have to agree with TERA though but other games dont charge like WoW (yes even a minor change which is what people want) and STO
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PhantomJaWa
03.27.2013 , 03:32 AM | #1035
LOTRO is F2P and the barber shop was an addition to the original game. But you pay for any changes to your character other than race with the in-game currency. Always have done.

Problem here is anything that is new out in this game will be CM coins. Its just how EA work. It's very sad but the subscription model has gone and although you may subscribe to the game anything new will be restricted to you unless you have oodles of cash to drop on the new stuff.

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idnewton
03.27.2013 , 08:53 AM | #1036
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthZak View Post
Let me ask you this, why would they not put it as an unlock with in-game creds?
Let me ask you this, do you know what a GTN is?

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azzmatazz
03.27.2013 , 09:23 AM | #1037
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthZak View Post
WoW offers minor changes for free, STO as well
As does LOTRO, and TSW I believe.

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idnewton
03.27.2013 , 10:00 AM | #1038
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Tatanka
03.27.2013 , 10:12 AM | #1039
It should be broken up into two options.

Barber Shop
In game NPC. Available for credits to subscribers. Available for credits to F2P via cartel coin unlock.
- hair style
- hair color
- complexion
- facial hair
- scars
- assessories
- maybe skin color

Character Re-Customization
Available via cartel coin for subscribers and F2P.
- race change
- all character customization options

It really shouldn't be any more complex than that.
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Emencie
03.27.2013 , 10:21 AM | #1040
Quote: Originally Posted by Tatanka View Post
It should be broken up into two options.
Why does it need to be any more complex than it already is?
Character Re-Customization
Available via cartel coin for subscribers and F2P.
- race change
- all character customization options