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The Mysterious Ancient Tome


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HekaHeh
09.21.2013 , 11:15 AM | #81
Quote: Originally Posted by Tyminator View Post
This has been common knowledge throughout the thread. Many people have tried several things with said womp rat buffed and unbuffed.
Indeed, but I still wanted to point out that there could be sth. about that Rat we haven't tried yet..
(e.g. a special item in the inventory (like the Ilum Force Ghost Crystal thingy required) or so.)

Anyways - Has somebody actually looked at this place south of the Outlaws Den?

http://imageshack.com/i/0wul4yj
(sry 4 bad Quality)
[-383/-448/497]
Should be quite an easy knockback Task, but haven't found someone yet to kick my butt over there.

Pics of another trip into the desert:

http://imageshack.com/i/m91ukaj
http://imageshack.com/i/n9bnv2j
http://imageshack.com/i/0wregdj

And btw, don't know if thats helpful (or has already been put up), but KoToR-Lore actually mentioned an "Ancient Tome":

"In Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic the player is given the choice of killing the Elders as he was told by the One instead of siding with them. Doing this allows the player to recover an ancient tome, which Revan could then present to the One, and Rakata priests disable the shields. "

[ http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Temple_of_the_Ancients ]

Edit: And has BW actually confirmed that there should be a way to sort this out by now?

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AlrikFassbauer
09.21.2013 , 01:46 PM | #82
Quote: Originally Posted by HekaHeh View Post
Anyways - Has somebody actually looked at this place south of the Outlaws Den?
I once tried to get there, but couldn't. Maybe someone else has better jumping capabilities than me.



Actually, I think that I'm onto something ... Each vendor - except the Jawa that is standing next to the gamorrean - has a buff :

- Jawa with protocol droid : Click on the protocol droid, Jawa attacks you, kill him, click on protocol droid again
- Nikto at the entrance : cliclk on woman's bones lying before him, he will attack you, kill him, click on the bones again
- Gamorrean has a "stolen bottle" standing in his tent - click on it, he will become aggressive, kill him, click on the bottle again.

3 buffs.

The fourth one, the Jawa, didn't have any item to click on.

Each buff increases the competence (the first 2 buffs by 5 % , the third by 10 %), they last seemingly 1 hour, and they are named (translated from my German-language client into English):

- Desert Patience (Jawa) - Protocol droid remains
- Desert Courage (Nikto) - women's bone remains
- Desert Hope (Gamorrean) - water remains ?

Could be the fourth one, the Jawa, be connected to that Ancient Tome ?
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ZirusZero
09.21.2013 , 02:36 PM | #83
Quote: Originally Posted by AlrikFassbauer View Post
I once tried to get there, but couldn't. Maybe someone else has better jumping capabilities than me.



Actually, I think that I'm onto something ... Each vendor - except the Jawa that is standing next to the gamorrean - has a buff :

- Jawa with protocol droid : Click on the protocol droid, Jawa attacks you, kill him, click on protocol droid again
- Nikto at the entrance : cliclk on woman's bones lying before him, he will attack you, kill him, click on the bones again
- Gamorrean has a "stolen bottle" standing in his tent - click on it, he will become aggressive, kill him, click on the bottle again.

3 buffs.

The fourth one, the Jawa, didn't have any item to click on.

Each buff increases the competence (the first 2 buffs by 5 % , the third by 10 %), they last seemingly 1 hour, and they are named (translated from my German-language client into English):

- Desert Patience (Jawa) - Protocol droid remains
- Desert Courage (Nikto) - women's bone remains
- Desert Hope (Gamorrean) - water remains ?

Could be the fourth one, the Jawa, be connected to that Ancient Tome ?
The latest was discreetly added in 1.5 when they added HK. Perhaps he sells an important item?
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AlrikFassbauer
09.21.2013 , 02:38 PM | #84
Yes, right. He sells an HK item.

But still - wen don't know since when this Ancient Tome exists. Has it always been there or added with that Jawa, too ?

Or, in other words : Does the Jawa become aggressive when the Ancient Tome is used ? Or any other figure on Tatooine ?

By the way, after arriving at the Fleet, these 3 buffs were gone. And no, the time hadn't run out. I suspect that these buffs are only valid for Tatooine ... ? Because when my char was in the Anchorhead Cantina, they were still there.

Edit : I'm far too late (it had been too good to be true ) :

Quote: Originally Posted by Jerba View Post
I think it has to do with those Expertise buffs. Currently, you receive Desert Hope, Desert Courage and Desert Patience from the vendors.
However, Torhead has two more buffs: Desert Power and Desert Strength. Maybe those two buffs are related to the tome?
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lukewaldo
09.21.2013 , 02:48 PM | #85
Quote: Originally Posted by HekaHeh View Post
Indeed, but I still wanted to point out that there could be sth. about that Rat we haven't tried yet..
(e.g. a special item in the inventory (like the Ilum Force Ghost Crystal thingy required) or so.)

Anyways - Has somebody actually looked at this place south of the Outlaws Den?

http://imageshack.com/i/0wul4yj
(sry 4 bad Quality)
[-383/-448/497]
Should be quite an easy knockback Task, but haven't found someone yet to kick my butt over there.

Pics of another trip into the desert:

http://imageshack.com/i/m91ukaj
http://imageshack.com/i/n9bnv2j
http://imageshack.com/i/0wregdj

And btw, don't know if thats helpful (or has already been put up), but KoToR-Lore actually mentioned an "Ancient Tome":

"In Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic the player is given the choice of killing the Elders as he was told by the One instead of siding with them. Doing this allows the player to recover an ancient tome, which Revan could then present to the One, and Rakata priests disable the shields. "

[ http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Temple_of_the_Ancients ]

Edit: And has BW actually confirmed that there should be a way to sort this out by now?
How'd you get into the part where it should be a Exhaustion Zone without dieing? I remember I once was able to do that, but I can't remember how. Edit: Found a way!
Bazinga!

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ZirusZero
09.21.2013 , 02:49 PM | #86
Quote: Originally Posted by lukewaldo View Post
How'd you get into the part where it should be a Exhaustion Zone without dieing? I remember I once was able to do that, but I can't remember how.
You can queue for warzones and then leave, forcing the exhaust debuff to reset.
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ipsrambo
09.21.2013 , 04:54 PM | #87
Received a CSM response to my ticket about the tome.


CSM INDICATED THIS ITEM WAS A BUG AND IT WILL NEED TO BE REMOVED WITH A FUTURE PATCH.

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ZirusZero
09.21.2013 , 10:17 PM | #88
Quote: Originally Posted by Tyminator View Post
Received a CSM response to my ticket about the tome.


CSM INDICATED THIS ITEM WAS A BUG AND IT WILL NEED TO BE REMOVED WITH A FUTURE PATCH.
How did we go from legit to bug? Is CSM bi-polar?
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ipsrambo
09.21.2013 , 11:11 PM | #89
Quote: Originally Posted by ZirusZero View Post
How did we go from legit to bug? Is CSM bi-polar?
Yep going back and forth, with we had a posters response.

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HekaHeh
09.22.2013 , 07:22 AM | #90
Quote: Originally Posted by Tyminator View Post
Yep going back and forth, with we had a posters response.
I don't want to spark the fires of the mystery machine again, but this response of the CSM could very likely be a result of e.g. me writing several "Bug-Tickets" regarding the Tome back in June, after not having received the simple answer whether or not it was a bug or remnant of some sort to my requests.

So it could possibly have landed on the "bugged" list, which the CSM might have looked onto and responded to you -
Because removing this so suspiciously placed item entirely and probably taking away the secret (if there ever was one) so we can buy it later in the CM would be too sad for me to believe.

So I personally stop thinking things into this (where probably are none at all) as soon as a CSM/Dev has responded in here that there is only blank nothingness and time wasting to it.