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So why were Korrellias Mounts removed in the first place...

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So why were Korrellias Mounts removed in the first place...

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Transairion
01.16.2014 , 01:05 AM | #1
.... if the Starfighter Packs (and likely subsequent Packs) have a Korrellias-line Mount in them?


Back when they were originally removed, as far as I know the reasoning was entirely due to too many of them crowded around mail terminals and the GTN which prevented others from clicking on those utilities:

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"Korrealis Corporation, a family-owned personal transportation company based out of Balmorra, has announced that, in response to a sharp increase in customer complaints, all production of the ‘Sovereign’, ‘Prince’, 'Baron' and 'Commander' speeder lines has been halted indefinitely. This announcement comes on the heels of the rumor that Tirsa Industrial Consortium has quietly ceased production of their less than successful 'Prime' model, which faced similar blowback.

Vehicle Vendors across the galaxy have been advised to clear out any remaining stock of these models, and many Vendors have begun offering steep discounts to entice potential customers. Collectors and investors may want to take note that the previous limitations governing the resale of some vehicles seem to have been lifted and are encouraged to use the opportunity to purchase these legacy vehicles while they are still available."

So why, exactly, are new models making a comeback now in Cartel Packs? Did that problem just "go away" or something? Or is there no reason apart from "people want them, so we can make money by releasing new ones"?


I bought a Korrellias Baron are finally earning 20 million credits and snagging one from the GTN, and I really don't mind new models being released in different colours like the Duke SE in green. Though I really wouldn't approve of the Baron being re-released for 1/20th the cost I payed for it...


Though really, why'd you remove them to begin with if you were just going to add more? Just seems like you're going back on your own decision for no reason other than for the Cartel sales...

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arunav
01.16.2014 , 01:09 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Transairion View Post
.... seems like you're going back on your own decision for no reason other than for the Cartel sales...
Aaaaaaand... /thread

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Machshoot
01.16.2014 , 02:40 AM | #3
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Aaaaaaand... /thread
A decision to remove an item based on lore/whatever will not stand in the way of the goblins named EA making as much money as possible. EA would sell their own mothers if it got scored them a little profit.

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Corsiero
01.16.2014 , 02:51 AM | #4
I'm a bit disappointed the Korrealis mounts have returned. I never got one and I liked how exclusive it was. Returning them to the market cheapens these series of mounts just to appease a bunch of crybaby spoilt brats who demand to have everything in the game. Can't argue with market demand it seems. If they could sell their souls I bet you they would.

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Draekos
01.16.2014 , 02:59 AM | #5
Unfortunately the game cratered after launch. A lot of things were re-evaluated and the CM was launched. Sucks as a long time sub really. All the cool items we would have quested for/camped for are in the cartel market now. Times have changed.

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Lozarus
01.16.2014 , 03:32 AM | #6
As someone who bought a couple Korrealis Commander mounts back before they were taken out, I too am disappointed to see them return. Especially through the CM instead of a HM/NiM FP or Operation boss drop.

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Pscyon
01.16.2014 , 04:00 AM | #7
No official reason was ever given for the removal. The "waaaaah, they crowd the mailboxes!" complaint being the reason is pure forumite speculation with nothing to back it up. There's been bigger and equally big mounts since then too and they didn't remove the butt-ugly Tirsa which also takes up a ton of space.
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KyaniteD
01.16.2014 , 04:13 AM | #8
If landspeeders become widely available again, I hope there will be a landspeeder ban on fleet. (I don't begrudge anyone their cool mount, I have 7 or 8 myself, but their excessive use on fleet is annoying, particularly in highly frequented areas such as GTN, mailboxes, bank access and mission terminals.)

Quote: Originally Posted by Pscyon View Post
and they didn't remove the butt-ugly Tirsa which also takes up a ton of space.
Hey! The rust bucket (prime) is the perfect smuggling vehicle. I'm all for variety and choice, so I think it's good they kept it. (Maybe it was kept because of its low popularity rating - it would remain rare because it's undesirable.)
Personally, I think the mint-colored Desler and grass-green Korrealis are much more of an aesthetic accident than the T-Prime. But that's a question of preference, some seem to really love them.
In terms of size the Tirsa is also the smallest of all landspeeder models, most of the others take up almost twice as much space.
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Alec_Fortescue
01.16.2014 , 04:21 AM | #9
They were never removed because of their size and congestion. No, it was just a reasoning which people jealous of the big mounts, where coming up with. . No reason was ever given. Mounts affect game's performance just as much as player characters and it's impossible to block objects you can interact with in this game.

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KyaniteD
01.16.2014 , 04:27 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Alec_Fortescue View Post
They were never removed because of their size and congestion. No, it was just a reasoning which people jealous of the big mounts, where coming up with. . No reason was ever given. Mounts affect game's performance just as much as player characters and it's impossible to block objects you can interact with in this game.
Yeah, they're not blocked from use, just blocked from view. Blindly searching for the mailbox hidden beneath two or three landspeeders stacked on top of it may not be game-breaking, but it's still annoying.
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