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Crested Orokeet / Model Flashfire

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Jerba
03.08.2014 , 02:26 AM | #221
Quote: Originally Posted by Octom View Post
The other one about not doing the pets we can't get.
If you are talking about what I said about the pets from other EA F2P pets, that was just my opinion/inference based on this patch note; I did not state that they officially talked about it. I am fairly certain that this is the first time that an item you are sent via in-game mail is available through some other means in-game (correct me if I am wrong), and that may indicate a new approach regarding future promotions.

Quote: Originally Posted by Damask_Rose View Post
That is good news on the Pike. Bugs me every time I see it in my collections

Yay on the Mawvorr! I greatly prefer animal pets (I'm sad that I'll never get a Taun fawn.)
In addition to the two Mawvorrs you can get in the flashpoints, 2.7 is also adding six new Subteroth pets! One of them, the Deepcrest Subteroth, will drop from the second boss in Dread Fortress on Nightmare mode. But don't worry if you are not a progression PvE player; they already said that sometime after 2.8, they are going to remove the Nightmare Buff from the bosses. In other words, you can run nightmare mode, but the bosses will only deal as much damage as on hard mode, except for some additional mechanics; therefore it will not the difficult to get the pet then.

Quote: Originally Posted by Octom View Post
So, so far, I've brought up the Model Flashfire and the Crested Orokeet was brought up by someone else. They acknowledged both questions but said nothing about them other than they knew they were store cards. They aren't addressing the problems we're having with obtaining them or any plans they have to fix it.
Yeah, I heard the Crested Orokeet mentioned on today's stream as well. In case anyone wants to rewatch it, it starts at 1:21:21:
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Eric Musco: The Crested Orokeet, just since someone was asking about that, I believe, that was an item from one of the stores, Targ--
Tait Watson: I think it's Walmart.
Eric Musco: Yes, I think it was like the Walmart or the Target, or something. One of their cartel coin cards. I believe this is where that came from. ♫ I believe.
And shortly later, at 1:45:51:
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Eric Musco: Model Flashfire pet. I think the Model Flashfire pet was Amazon, which would mean it would not be a physical key, it would just add a digital code from Amazon.
I don't mind that they don't know where each pet comes from like we do -- there are so many things the Community Managers are responsible for, they can't know this many details about the pets.
I think it is probably best to ask them about the pet at the Cantina Tour where you have more time to explain the situation, since this needs more explaining than a simple question in chat. Then again, it is probably so detailed that they don't know an answer by heart, so they would need to ask someone in the office about it.
It's probably a good idea to keep mentioning the pet in the stream so that they remain aware that there are open issues with the cartel coin pets, so that we one day hopefully get a satisfying answer.

In the off-chance that a developer reads this thread, these are the most pressing issues for pet collectors:
  • Will the Crested Orokeet ever be generally available in stores? It was planned to appear at Target but it never hit the shelves there. Due to some internal mix-up, it could be gotten via the Best Buy codes in November 2013 for one week before it got recalled. Unless you were lucky enough to buy a Best Buy code during that week and were lucky that this code was one of the mixed up ones, it is impossible to have the Crested Orokeet. There needs to be a general way to get the Crested Orokeet, without just having been at the right place at the right time. Make the Crested Orokeet available at Target, or put it back in at Best Buy, but allow pet collectors to buy it.
  • We still have no information on the Model Flashfire. Apparently, it is supposed to be available at Gamestop, but Gamestop still has the old pet (Lobelode). Any information on when we can expect to see the new Model Flashfire in any store would be appreciated.
  • It would help if the respective Help Center page would not contain false information since that only further confuses people. I see that you fixed some of the pets on that page (thanks!), but it's still not entirely correct:
    • Best Buy gives the Model NovaDive, not the Model Flashfire
    • GameStop does not give the Model NovaDive; that's the Best Buy pet. Currently, GameStop still gives the Lobelode, and in the future may switch to the Model Flashfire.
    • EU cards give both the Model FT-6 Pike and the Forest Nekarr Cat; your list only mentions the latter.
    • And as a minor error, Walmart still has some Gilded Flutterplume cards in stock in addtion to the new M-7 Razorwire cards, but I suppose there's no need to mention the Flutterplume caards since they'll eventually be sold out.
    If it helps you, this list is still up-to-date with information on current cartel coin pet availability: http://www.swtor.com/community/showt...23#post7206523

And two more recent, but not as major issues:
  • Some M-7 Razorwire codes from Walmart show up as invalid when you enter them. Currently, players have to contact Customer Service to manually fix it for them, but you already mentioned it on the stream that you are working on getting that fixed period.
  • Players who already redeemed a EU card prior to 2.6.1 (when it still only gave you the old pet, the Forest Nekarr Cat) and then entered another EU card after 2.6.1 (when cards now give both the Forest Nekarr Cat and the new Model FT-6 Pike), cannot get the new Model FT-6 Pike pet. Old characters who already have the mail for the Forest Nekarr Cat did not receive a new mail with the Model FT-6 Pike; only when we create new characters do we receive both the Forest Nekarr Cat and the Model FT-6 Pike. Players who did not redeem a EU card prior to 2.6.1 are not affected. I suppose that this will be semi-fixed with Game Update 2.7, since we can then unlock the Model FT-6 Pike via the Collections for older characters, but a general solution not requiring us to spend Cartel Coins for the unlock would be appreciated.

And @ the other pet collectors:
I just noticed this at the beginning of the Help Center page:
Quote:
Cartel Coin Cards are available for sale to players in North America through Amazon.com (Online), BestBuy (Online and In-Store), GameStop (Online and In-Store) and Walmart (about 75% of Walmart stores in the US)
I'm fairly certain that this sentence was worded differently last time I checked. Does anyone have any information on Cartel Coins available from GameStop online? I checked Gamestop.com but they don't mention any Cartel Coins. Maybe this just means that their contract states that Gamestop is allowed to sell the codes both online and in-store, and not what Gamestop decided to do in the end? In any case, we should probably watch Gamestop.com in case the Model Flashfire becomes available on there.

Also, I forgot to mention, they also talked about the new M8-3R Astromech Droid a few times earlier in the stream. Eric explained the difference between a Community Pet (= the Taun Fawn), which is given away at any community events or social media, and a Event Pet (= the M8-3R), which is only given away at cantina tours. However, he did say that the M8-3R may possibly one day be given away on the stream, but certainly not before the Colorado and Boston events, which means not before April.

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03.23.2014 , 11:32 PM | #222
I was able to get my M-7 Razorwire today without a hitch, so that issue seems to be fixed. It was a nice surprise from my husband

I recently talked to the guys at my local Gamestop and they were unaware of any physical cards with a promotional pet coming out.


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04.10.2014 , 04:34 PM | #223
I found Target Cartel Cards!!!! it gave me gss3 - mangler
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04.10.2014 , 10:02 PM | #224
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I found Target Cartel Cards!!!! it gave me gss3 - mangler
Yep, Target FINALLY is selling the Cartel Coin Cards. And here is a photo of the new pet, the GSS3-Mangler
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LegoUniverseBC
04.12.2014 , 04:15 PM | #225
I'm hoping the model Flashfire is available soon.

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Midnight_Ice
04.12.2014 , 08:28 PM | #226
Quote: Originally Posted by Jerba View Post
I can confirm that the new 5,500 Cartel Coins from Amazon.com will give you the Model S-12 Blackbolt. SQUEE
So we have now gotten all pets nailed down except for the Crested Orokeet and the Model Flashfire.

Generation 1 pets:
EU (physical): Forest Nekarr Cat - available (German/Austrian version): EAN 5035224111541
GameStop (digital): Lobelode - have employees search for "EA Star Wars TOR 2400 Cartel Coins". retiring soon
Walmart (physical): Gilded Flutterplume - UPC 79936604974, retiring soon
BestBuy (digital): Arctic Manka Lynx - from the Pre-Order kiosk, SKU 8919082, or online. possibly retired by now
Amazon.com (digital): Umbral Blurrg - retired on November 12th, 2013
Target (physical?): Crested Orokeet - shortly available from BestBuy before being recalled, now unknown

Generation 2 pets:
BestBuy (physical): Model NovaDive - available, SKU 2308029 (advertised as Model Flashfire)
Amazon.com (digital): Model S-13 Sting - available (advertised as Model S-12 Blackbolt)
Walmart (physical): Model M-7 Razorwire - available, UPC 079936615316 (advertised as Model B-4D Legion)
EU (physical): Model FT-6 Pike - available (German/Austrian): EAN 5035224111541 (advertised as Model S-13 Sting)
Amazon.com (digital): Model S-12 Blackbolt - available for 5,500 Cartel Coins
GameStop: Model Flashfire - unknown (advertised as Model NovaDive)
I actually found a card at Target (Richmond, VA - Short Pump) and got the pet Model GSS-3 Mangler.

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Jerba
04.13.2014 , 05:22 AM | #227
Thanks for all the reports! They just added in the GSS-3 Mangler with patch 2.7, so I did not expect this at all.
Unfortunately, this doesn't answer any of our questions, since they just added another pet instead of fixing the mess with the existing pets...
Based on LtGeneralGezlin's picture, I am assuming that the Store Item Number (DPCI) is 207-08-0265, or 207080265. Can you confirm this? Is the same number printed on the receipt or the back of the card? And which format was the code in? Like a phone number "XXX XXX XXXX", similar to the other Fastcard codes?

And you're right, Midnight_Ice, my list is no longer up to date. Here's an updated version:

Generation 1 pets:
EU (physical): Forest Nekarr Cat - available (German/Austrian version): EAN 5035224111541
GameStop (digital): Lobelode - have employees search for "EA Star Wars TOR 2400 Cartel Coins". retiring soon
Walmart (physical): Gilded Flutterplume - UPC 79936604974, retiring soon
BestBuy (digital): Arctic Manka Lynx - from the Pre-Order kiosk, SKU 8919082, or online. possibly retired by now
Amazon.com (digital): Umbral Blurrg - retired on November 12th, 2013
Target (physical?): Crested Orokeet - shortly available from BestBuy before being recalled, now unknown

Generation 2 pets:
BestBuy (physical): Model NovaDive - available, SKU 2308029 (advertised as Model Flashfire)
Amazon.com (digital): Model S-13 Sting - available
Walmart (physical): Model M-7 Razorwire - available, UPC 079936615316 (advertised as Model B-4D Legion)
EU (physical): Model FT-6 Pike - available (German/Austrian): EAN 5035224111541 (advertised as Model S-13 Sting)
Amazon.com (digital): Model S-12 Blackbolt - available for 5,500 Cartel Coins
Target (physical): Model GSS-3 Mangler - available, Store Item Number (DPCI) 207-08-0265
GameStop: Model Flashfire - unknown (advertised as Model NovaDive)

By the way, my spreadsheet currently contains 191 pets, out of which 170 I have marked as possessable.

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AlrikFassbauer
04.14.2014 , 01:09 PM | #228
Bought an seemily older card on Saturday. Didn't receive any pet at all (didn't log in on Monday yet).

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Chalous
04.14.2014 , 04:04 PM | #229
How do I get the FT-6 Pike? I ordered from the German Amazon website and got the Forest Nekarr Cat, which I already had. Please help!!!

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Jerba
04.14.2014 , 04:08 PM | #230
Quote: Originally Posted by Chalous View Post
How do I get the FT-6 Pike? I ordered from the German Amazon website and got the Forest Nekarr Cat, which I already had. Please help!!!
When you already have unlocked a European code before, only newly created characters will receive the FT-6 Pike (and the Forest Nekarr Cat); your old characters will only have the Forest Nekarr Cat.
However, with patch 2.7 you should be able to get the FT-6 Pike via the collections.
So create a new character, go to the mailbox and use the FT-6 Pike so it is added to your collection. Then log to your other character and unlock the FT-6 Pike for that character, this should only cost like 1 Cartel Coin.
While it would be great if they fixed this once and for all, for now this will get you the FT-6 Pike.