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illgot
05.07.2014 , 07:17 PM | #32
Quote: Originally Posted by Infernixx View Post
Nar Shaddaa Casino. For the first time, players are invited to the casinos on Nar Shaddaa to try their luck on the slot machines. Credits can be used to purchase tokens, which in turn can be used on slot machines. Lucky winners will receive certificates that can be traded in for unique rewards that will only be distributed during the Nar Shaddaa Nightlife event. This event will run from June 10th to August 19th.

hahahahaha awesome
I am NOT happy with this!

all my credits will be gone...

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Hoshkar
05.07.2014 , 08:33 PM | #33
Love me them slots....


Suppose this gives a lot of people something to do between boring que times....
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Lunafox
05.07.2014 , 10:56 PM | #34
Too bad it's just an event. It would have been a nice permanent addition for everyone to enjoy, whenever they felt like having 'a night out' with their toon.

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Sarfux
05.08.2014 , 01:30 AM | #35
Quote: Originally Posted by Lunafox View Post
Too bad it's just an event. It would have been a nice permanent addition for everyone to enjoy, whenever they felt like having 'a night out' with their toon.
This is probably an introduction to a permanent feature. They want to see how it's received. I'm sure we will get it permanent at some point
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PaxSithari
05.08.2014 , 01:35 AM | #36
Quote: Originally Posted by Andryah View Post
Well.... they were pretty clear in their announcement.

Casino slots, which you feed with tokens (which you buy in game with in game credits), and winnings are in the form of a new trade currency of some form. This is not an unusual approach for MMO devs by the way..... as it effectively inoculates the game from local gambling laws and restrictions around the world..
That was a concern of mine too. There are anti-internet gambling laws on the books, and this would have been a touch close to those. I'm sure BW's legal staff combed over this repeatedly.

Maybe this event is like WoW's Darkmoon Faire - a recurring event with minigames and vanity items.

Though I must say, I wish my mom were alive to see this. She enjoyed Star Wars, and loved casinos and computer slot machine games. Were she still around, I'd have her play while I'm at work.
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Lowyfer
05.08.2014 , 10:08 AM | #37
The idea is fine and I am sure I will enjoy it.

The more critical part of my brain is thinking:

"Oh look they have cast away all pretense and have distilled MMO PVE down to the component parts: Playing a slot machine for a chance at prizes."

At least we will not have to fight our way through trash and boss fights in order to spin the wheel.

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BadOrb
05.08.2014 , 10:58 AM | #38
Quote: Originally Posted by Lowyfer View Post
The idea is fine and I am sure I will enjoy it.

The more critical part of my brain is thinking:

"Oh look they have cast away all pretense and have distilled MMO PVE down to the component parts: Playing a slot machine for a chance at prizes."

At least we will not have to fight our way through trash and boss fights in order to spin the wheel.
Funny you should say that I'm looking forward to the bounty hunter events during the night life event. Kiting those crooks into the casino and causing some mayhem , now that will be very star wars .

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Drockter
05.08.2014 , 11:36 AM | #39
What is everyone so hyped about? Maybe I am just not getting how this is a good thing for the game?

If I wanted to play slots... there are a ton of places I can do that.. Free or For Real Money. Hell, I am pretty sure I can find a Star Wars themed online slot machine out there somewhere... why in the world would I want to sign into this game, level a character... to go sit in a casino.

I suppose, for the retired toons... it would be like the Senior Citizen Center trips to the penny slots in Vegas... there'll probably be a buffet to.

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OddballEasyEight
05.08.2014 , 11:47 AM | #40
Quote: Originally Posted by Drockter View Post
What is everyone so hyped about? Maybe I am just not getting how this is a good thing for the game?

If I wanted to play slots... there are a ton of places I can do that.. Free or For Real Money. Hell, I am pretty sure I can find a Star Wars themed online slot machine out there somewhere... why in the world would I want to sign into this game, level a character... to go sit in a casino.

I suppose, for the retired toons... it would be like the Senior Citizen Center trips to the penny slots in Vegas... there'll probably be a buffet to.
For the same reason someone would sit down and play a soccer game.
For the same reason someone plays chess on a computer instead of on a board.
For the same reason some people want to fish in the game (which they can't).
People have various definitions of what is fun and what is not.
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