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Why are Armor Designs removed from the game?

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Why are Armor Designs removed from the game?

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Amyas
04.02.2013 , 01:00 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Elfa View Post
I'm pretty sure a version of each of the current Tionese/Columni/Rakata armors will be coming to the Cartel Market in all their adaptive armor glory and I'm looking forward to it.
Should need to use the crappy cartel market to get old content
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Elfa
04.02.2013 , 01:03 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Amyas View Post
Should need to use the crappy cartel market to get old content
Well, that's the current atmosphere I'm afraid.
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04.02.2013 , 03:24 PM | #13
Added links to similar threads in the OP, support these as well!
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jedip_enguin
04.02.2013 , 03:28 PM | #14
It will be coming to the CM as legacy gear, I can almost guarantee it.

Since I have pretty much all the items I want though, this does'nt really concern me that much.
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04.02.2013 , 04:00 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by jedip_enguin View Post
It will be coming to the CM as legacy gear, I can almost guarantee it.

Since I have pretty much all the items I want though, this does'nt really concern me that much.
I hope so!

I mean, this won't make players very happy, but it is sure better then not having them available at all.
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Darth-Obvious
04.02.2013 , 04:37 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Arlon_Nabarlly View Post
Also those sets are pretty ugly, would anyone actually buy them?
You mean compared to the the PVP/PVE sets that have been added to the game since launch that only seem to get worse and worse in terms of design? In other words ugly compared to what? Uglier?

The armor designs that they keep adding only seem to get further and further away from defining class elements. I mean if someone showed you the new 2.0 armors without identifying what was what, do you think you could figure out what belonged to what specific class(es)?

I get why the designers design the high end armor the way they do. It's because they want to be creative and not be restricted to tradition only, but it of course creates a situation where only the artist is satisfied and not the audience. The alternate costumes seen in games like Street Fighter 4 or KOF: Maximum Impact really suffer as a result of this process because the artist(s) become more about self fulfillment than anything else. You then end up with something that nobody wants or wants to buy.

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JimG
04.02.2013 , 07:24 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Swissbob View Post
Why are Armor Designs removed from the game? (For example the Tionese/Columi/Rakta designs, War Hero and Elite War Hero, and the Recruit/Battlemaster designs?)
I don't PVP so I don't know about the PVP armors, but there is no point for them to keep Tionese/Columi/Rakata armor in the game. It's phased out of the game. The general consensus of the players has been that this gear looks gaudy and tacky. There might be a few players here or there that want that armor to stick around but they are in the minority.

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04.02.2013 , 11:16 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by JimG View Post
I don't PVP so I don't know about the PVP armors, but there is no point for them to keep Tionese/Columi/Rakata armor in the game. It's phased out of the game. The general consensus of the players has been that this gear looks gaudy and tacky. There might be a few players here or there that want that armor to stick around but they are in the minority.
I don't mean the armor stats (the mods and everything). That has "no use".

I'm talking about the "gaudy" and "tacky" armor designs. While yes, some of them are considered ugly by some players... that doesn't mean they have no point of keeping the armor in the game. In fact, there is a lot of benefit by keeping them in the game. Even if they are in the miniority, many many players like the designs, so why not give us players the choice? Giving choice to the players is always a good thing, especially when it comes to something as harmless as how they look in the game, and as easy-to-implement as putting in armor designs you've already made months ago .

Putting in these armor designs as empty, mod-able shells for those who want to wear them for cosmetic reasons does not hurt those who think they are ugly in any way, but it greatly helps those who want to wear them.

Saying they are being removed because people think they are ugly seems like nonsense to me.... If Bioware followed that logic for all armor sets in the game, probably half of the armor in the entire game would be removed.
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04.02.2013 , 11:18 PM | #19
Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't there non-set bonus versions that look the same that drop from level 50 FPs and HM FPs?
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04.02.2013 , 11:21 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Jenzali View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't there non-set bonus versions that look the same that drop from level 50 FPs and HM FPs?
I hope!

I know that Tionese, Columi, and even some Rakata currently drop during HM flashpoints, but as I understand, they will no longer be dropping once 2.0 hits.

What armor sets are you talking about?

You may be completely right, I don't know. But if you are, It's a very probable possibility that these armor sets will be taken out as well.

EDIT: Did some research, and you're half right. The armor you're talking about is the Energized and Exotech sets. They look identical, but they mainly drop during Operations. With a few dropping in HM Flashpoints as I understand. However it isn't clear to me whether or not these will remain in the game as of 2.0 ... and if they do they are BoP, so it's better then nothing I guess, but still not optimal. More of a work around then a solution the problem Bioware is creating.

(All of this is assuming they won't be taken out of the game as well, which is a very probable possibility)

And of course, regardless of whether or not they are staying, all of this doesn't help the problem surrounding Battlemaster/Recruit and War Hero. Still though, it's something, so thanks!
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