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Developer Update: Legacy Achievements

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Developer Update: Legacy Achievements
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JamieKirby's Avatar

04.03.2013 , 02:38 PM | #21
I so hate secret achievements, its quite boring to look for.

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04.03.2013 , 02:39 PM | #22
One issue I noticed on PTS was when a title unlocked such as 'Living Legend' for legacy 50 the title only unlocked on the first character I logged in on. When 2.0 goes live with this be made so all characters in the legacy get the title applied or was it working as intended on Test.

deathsg's Avatar

04.03.2013 , 02:46 PM | #23
nice addition, but we all know what this will lead to.

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04.03.2013 , 02:49 PM | #24
I have a question regarding cartel coin rewards: I have toons on more than one server so it's possible that I have unlocked one or more of the cartel rewards in more than one legacy. Will I recieve cartel coins for every legacy? I mean, legacies are server bound but the cartel system isnt.

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04.03.2013 , 02:50 PM | #25
I had gotten a chance to play around with the achievements a little bit on the PTS and from what I can tell, it seems pretty good. But I am wondering something. Will the achievements eventually include events such as the relics of the gree events? because I think that would make events much more interesting.

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04.03.2013 , 02:50 PM | #26
Quote: Originally Posted by phatmanjones View Post
So basically a cheap way to extend the content of the game?

If you mean cheap as in "does not cost much money" then I would agree with you. I'm sure it didn't cost much money to develop, leaving money for Voice Acting, Armor and World design, and other important areas of the game. It also is free to the player, as it comes with 2.0, a free update.

If you meant "cheap" as in "unfair, sneaky, cheating, lousy" I would disagree with you. It is a very valid and interesting way to extend the content of their game, and is one players have been asking for for a while. I will enjoy trying to max out my achievement bar, and I in no way feel cheated or tricked or conned

So you dance with 1000 different womp rats taking probably the best part of a day so as to get what? A Legacy title of Womp Rat Dancer and some Prestige points and if you are lucky really really lucky maybe 20 cartel coins. Which would leave only 70 more such Achievements could purchase one outfit (though I doubt there are 70 achievement rewards to get cartel coins)?

The reward seems to be very weak in comparison to this feature and the time it has no doubt taken to implement and the time you hope people will devote to gaining these achievements rather than asking for housing or more end game or guild capital ships. Lets face it after legacy level 50 title of living legend the rest are going to seem a little weak, the cartel coins don't amount to much. Where is the unique armours or weapons or companions or quests based on my achievements. Getting 40 companions to max reputation and all you have to show for it is some title like Sycophant for my legacy where I already have Hyperspace legend or whatever. Does that sound like a reward that inspires people to invest the time to complete these achievements. And as for prestige points I'm not sure trawling round a planet looking for womp rats to dry hump will win much acclaim from fellow gamers.

Don't partake in it then. It is free, doesn't cost you anything, and there only if you want it.
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04.03.2013 , 03:05 PM | #27
As a former badge hunting enthusiast from CoH, I am quite looking forward to this. I do hope they add in some more titles though!

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04.03.2013 , 03:11 PM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by Machine-Elf View Post

Surely the new achievement system wasn't originally designed to offer only titles as rewards? I get a feeling every single one of the cartel market items we see currently were originally conceived as rewards for the achievement system.

I hope sometime in the future—whenever Bioware gets around to designing all new, exclusive to the cartel market, items—that they use the achievement system as a kind of cartel market dump.
Your claim has absolutely no basis and, frankly, I can't believe that anyone would seriously believe all the stuff on the Cartel Market was intended to be given away as legacy achievements. Also, you can re-post this 100 times in various threads if you want, but that doesn't contribute to the accuracy of your claim whatsoever.

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04.03.2013 , 03:12 PM | #29
Sadly, we cannot track every single womp rat you have ever danced with, nor every Jawa you’ve bested in combat. Achievements related to defeating enemies or players will not update automatically on day one, but will start keeping score as soon as the update is live.
I've been playing since early access, I have 6 50s and the last 2 almost there, and you're saying that there will be no recognition of that in the planetary achievements? There is no freaking way I'm going back to Coruscant to blow up a bunch of droids or something, but you should at least be able to give me some kind of ESTIMATED CREDIT for the fact that I have four characters that have completed it. Just give us X whatever kills per planet quest completed per character or something. The system is a farce if the people who actually have earned those achievements never get them.

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04.03.2013 , 03:14 PM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by Damask_Rose View Post
As a former badge hunting enthusiast from CoH, I am quite looking forward to this. I do hope they add in some more titles though!
Agreed. Loved badge hunting on my main in CoH. We didn't get Cartel Coins there either, but in addition to titles there were certain buffs you could get for particular badge combinations. Maybe they'll add some stat buffs for certain legacy achievements here, at some point.