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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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ELECTRICJUDGMENT
03.21.2013 , 10:02 AM | #11
I am still trying to understand how your $15/month entitles you to any more than the players that spend $40+/month on the Cartel Market...

I doubt it will be an expensive feature, maybe 650 cartel coins?

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Sportiva
03.21.2013 , 10:02 AM | #12
Wow, I'm shocked a forum post complaining about Cartel Coins being used for an in-game feature. You never see that around here.

I know I am dumbfounded that BW/EA actually wants to make money off of a product that they invested their money into building. Don't they understand that we are all entitled to play this game. Why do they feel like they have a right to make any money? If they had $300 million to build this game, I'm sure that they have more than enough for their needs.

I know EA is looking for a new CEO, I he/she changes their business model to include developing software & building solar panels that way they can get money from the government and allow us to play for free. That would be totally wizard
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yortnudef
03.21.2013 , 10:03 AM | #13
No where did it say how many CC something might be. You might beable to do the changes based on the CC you get with a subscription.

As far a species changes go.... They have to allow the change. Is it fair to those who already maxed out the toons they want, just to reroll for appearance? I think not.

So now you know it's coming start saving instead of complaining.

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Mowermanx
03.21.2013 , 10:04 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Alec_Fortescue View Post
Well how expensive can character customization be? I don't expect anything beyond 100 cartel coins to be honest. And you're getting like 550 monthly. :l

I would love it to be available for in-game credits as well, though. Especially if it will come with new haircuts.
Thing is, we don't know yet if these are all new options, or if it is just what is in the current character creation, but that wont stop the incessant whinging that goes on in this forum.

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AlaricSevGirl
03.21.2013 , 10:05 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Essence_of_Light View Post
It may not seem like it but a barber shop IS basic content. I can see paying real money for species and MAYBE even body size changes but as for the rest (ex: hair style, tattoos etc.) that's all basic things that should be able to be changed using ingame currency (credits).
I completely disagree with you. GW2, you pay for the barber shop. Other MMOs, you pay for the barber shop, so you want EA to give it to you free, not going to happen.

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DarthZak
03.21.2013 , 10:05 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Alec_Fortescue View Post
Well how expensive can character customization be? I don't expect anything beyond 100 cartel coins to be honest. And you're getting like 550 monthly. :l

I would love it to be available for in-game credits as well, though. Especially if it will come with new haircuts.
100 for hair, 100 for eyes, 100 for bodytype

You dont actually think theyll introduce an all make-over kit do you? Well they might if the separate items cost 400 you can buy a total one for 350!

After I heard the CM rep I was considering unsubbing and subbed for 1 extra month just to see where they were going with things but if this is true and they dont intend to change it I will bail out.
This game is becoming more and more a generic F2P MMO that are a dime a dozen out there rather than an epic MMO set in the Star Wars universe and Id rather play TERA or DCUO and know Im not a fan of it than play this game of which I am a huge fan but is slowly seeping its identity
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JPryde
03.21.2013 , 10:06 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by ELECTRICJUDGMENT View Post
I doubt it will be an expensive feature, maybe 650 cartel coins?
650 is cheap in your opinion then ? the same as two fabulous cartel packs ?
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WaywardOne
03.21.2013 , 10:06 AM | #18
The part I don't like is that I have to wait until Summer.

I'd be mad about the Cathar thing but it's old news and I don't want to play one anyways.

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DarthZak
03.21.2013 , 10:06 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by AlaricSevGirl View Post
I completely disagree with you. GW2, you pay for the barber shop. Other MMOs, you pay for the barber shop, so you want EA to give it to you free, not going to happen.
In GW2 I dont pay for a sub
What other MMO? I havent subbed to a lot but the ones I have played (ie. DCUO) offered it for free to subs
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03.21.2013 , 10:07 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Essence_of_Light View Post
It may not seem like it but a barber shop IS basic content. I can see paying real money for species and MAYBE even body size changes but as for the rest (ex: hair style, tattoos etc.) that's all basic things that should be able to be changed using ingame currency (credits).
Pretty much this. Barber shop is basic content in many games, even some f2p ones. Here I'm talking hair style, hair color, face layout, etc. That's ultimately just changing a number value in a field in the database.

Changing species in SWTOR is bigger because the sets of things you can configure for looks are different between species. This will probably require a fairly complex re-customization UI. I wouldn't have a problem paying a stiff fee - as high as $25 - to change species.

But to change my hair color? That needs to be credits, and a very small number of them.

To me, the bigger issue here is this indicates a shift in development focus away from providing QOL to players and toward nickel-and-diming everything players want via cartel coins. That's as big a breaking point for me as overt p2w would be. I hope they change direction on this.