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Tsillah
04.01.2013 , 02:44 PM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by AmberGreen View Post
Hi telosweb,

This is a great question! The Patch Notes will include the following weekly limits for each Commendation type, which will reset at the same time as the weekly Operations lock out reset schedule. Please note that these have been updated and are not the same numbers that were on the PTS:
  • Planetary Commendations - Unlimited Weekly; 50 Maximum
  • Classic Commendations - 200 Weekly; 400 Maximum
  • Basic Commendations - 300 Weekly; 600 Maximum
  • Elite Commendations - 200 Weekly; 400 Maximum
  • Ultimate Commendations - 150 Weekly; 300 Maximum

Thanks for responding, but I am not sure I understand the reasoning behind these caps.

Right now I can have 1000 BH comms and that is the equivalent of about 15-20 pieces of gear. Apparently in the new system a single piece of gear costs 150 comms. That means you can save up for 2-4 pieces.

This could result in situations where for example my main (healer) is capped and therefore there is no point in getting more. So why would I play my main when I am geared at a given level of gear? It means less willingness to participate in lower tiers of activities than you are geared for. If I have full gear that requires Basic commendations, then I will no longer feel rewarded for doing those activities that reward those commendations.

Right now it's like, why not, I can always use em later for an alt. Now, I will look at it and think well, I am gearing my main now so I won't do those activities and people will have to do without my healer or tank for the time being if they are not on the same gear level. I guess, looking from the outside in, it looks like these limits may discourage people helping each other out when they are not rewarded for doing these things. Talk about playing for fun all you want but not getting rewarded for doing ops because you are capped, won't encourage people to help each other out.

So then I could expect the following comments in chat:

"Sorry, can't help you with my healer. I am capped out on my comms. "

"LF1M tank EC HM pls. Pay 250K"


Of course I haven't played 2.0 and all yet, but I hope you can understand my concern here. Any words from you that can help me here?
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chriscshunter
04.01.2013 , 02:47 PM | #32
So classic comms will only be able to purchase no higher than 63s correct?

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SpacemanR
04.01.2013 , 02:59 PM | #33
okay, so I'm confused. Is there any big changes or problems coming with 2.0? Why's everyone buzzing?

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Tatile
04.01.2013 , 03:01 PM | #34
Quote: Originally Posted by SpacemanR View Post
okay, so I'm confused. Is there any big changes or problems coming with 2.0? Why's everyone buzzing?
You mean, aside from the class balancing changes, the updates to the comms (listed above), a new Operation, new Flashpoint(s) and the Makeb content update?

Not much.

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Felioats
04.01.2013 , 04:06 PM | #35
Quote: Originally Posted by AmberGreen View Post

  • Planetary Commendations - Unlimited Weekly; 50 Maximum
  • Classic Commendations - 200 Weekly; 400 Maximum
  • Basic Commendations - 300 Weekly; 600 Maximum
  • Elite Commendations - 200 Weekly; 400 Maximum
  • Ultimate Commendations - 150 Weekly; 300 Maximum

Classic, Basic, Elite, Ultimate?

What are these going to be used to buy?
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chuixupu
04.01.2013 , 04:26 PM | #36
Quote: Originally Posted by Felioats View Post
Classic, Basic, Elite, Ultimate?

What are these going to be used to buy?
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Warrgames
04.01.2013 , 04:26 PM | #37
Quote: Originally Posted by Tsillah View Post
Thanks for responding, but I am not sure I understand the reasoning behind these caps.

Right now I can have 1000 BH comms and that is the equivalent of about 15-20 pieces of gear. Apparently in the new system a single piece of gear costs 150 comms. That means you can save up for 2-4 pieces.

This could result in situations where for example my main (healer) is capped and therefore there is no point in getting more. So why would I play my main when I am geared at a given level of gear? It means less willingness to participate in lower tiers of activities than you are geared for. If I have full gear that requires Basic commendations, then I will no longer feel rewarded for doing those activities that reward those commendations.

Right now it's like, why not, I can always use em later for an alt. Now, I will look at it and think well, I am gearing my main now so I won't do those activities and people will have to do without my healer or tank for the time being if they are not on the same gear level. I guess, looking from the outside in, it looks like these limits may discourage people helping each other out when they are not rewarded for doing these things. Talk about playing for fun all you want but not getting rewarded for doing ops because you are capped, won't encourage people to help each other out.

So then I could expect the following comments in chat:

"Sorry, can't help you with my healer. I am capped out on my comms. "

"LF1M tank EC HM pls. Pay 250K"


Of course I haven't played 2.0 and all yet, but I hope you can understand my concern here. Any words from you that can help me here?
If you are capped spend them. If there is nothing you want to buy with them then what difference does it make if you earn them or not? If you believe its a waste buy something and wait 2hrs and vendor it.

So you will only play your healer when you get something and not to help a friend out?

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Skodan
04.01.2013 , 07:26 PM | #38
Quote: Originally Posted by AmberGreen View Post
Hi telosweb,

This is a great question! The Patch Notes will include the following weekly limits for each Commendation type, which will reset at the same time as the weekly Operations lock out reset schedule. Please note that these have been updated and are not the same numbers that were on the PTS:
  • Planetary Commendations - Unlimited Weekly; 50 Maximum
  • Classic Commendations - 200 Weekly; 400 Maximum
  • Basic Commendations - 300 Weekly; 600 Maximum
  • Elite Commendations - 200 Weekly; 400 Maximum
  • Ultimate Commendations - 150 Weekly; 300 Maximum

Additionally, with Game Update 2.0 there will be a one-time "overflow" limit in place that will allow players to go above the maximum. Planetary Commendations will have an overflow limit of 100, and Classic Commendations will have an overflow limit of 800. Basic, Elite, and Ultimate Commendations do not have overflow limits. The overflow limits are not in addition to the maximums amounts above; they're the total number of Commendations of that type that players will be able to hold after Game Update 2.0. Anything converted above the overflow limit will be lost. Players who have used the overflow limit and have more than the maximum number of Commendations will not be able to gain new Commendations until they fall below the maximum amounts.


so because the currency tabs have a current cap of 1000 per planet, you are basically destorying all those comms players have gotten, i understand you dont want people to have a huge amount of comms, so why not actually implement a ratio of how the planetary comms are transferred over to 2.0

ie. 10 hutta comms = 1 planetary comm, 9:1 balmorra (imp)/taris(rep), etc..

on my BH i have a total of 440 comms about 170 in taris comms thru FPs, so basically im losing A LOT of comms in the switch
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QBSlide
04.01.2013 , 07:49 PM | #39
So here is a question then. Should I hurry up and use up all my daily comms then? Since the ratio of them is 4:1 when we turn them in, shouldn't I spend them now? Like in the daily commendation vendor, something that costs 120 daily commendations now, after 2.0 will it cost 120 basic commendations too? Or will the prices be fixed to where it will cost just 30 basic comms?

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Kubernetic
04.01.2013 , 08:30 PM | #40
We still didn't really get a solid answer on the PVP gear.

Does that mean that NO PVP (even Elite War Hero) gear will be obtainable once 2.0 hits, letting everyone rely on Bolster 2.0 instead?

And only until we reach Level 55 will we be able to buy the new gear beyond Elite War Hero?

Or will there still be new Level 50 PVP gear to purchase with comms when 2.0 hits?

1. As of now, it's all Level 55 on the PTS if I'm not mistaken. If that's the case, everyone should be spending whatever comms they think they'll be able to earn back from level 50-55 in PVP, either in buying armor for toons or medpacs to sell for credits.

2. If there's going to be new or still-available Level 50 gear, then we should be saving maxed comms for 2.0

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