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Question Regarding: Disparity in Drop Rates for Armor Boxes Of The Same Set

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Question Regarding: Disparity in Drop Rates for Armor Boxes Of The Same Set
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Andryah's Avatar

06.12.2014 , 06:31 PM | #1
It appears (in multiple GTN markets on multiple servers) that some of the armor boxes in the Star Cluster Packs are dropping much more rarely then others for the same set of armor.

Example: Nimble Brawler's Set, which is tagged with a gray Cartel Market Icon (ie rare, not super rare) for both the armor boxes as well as the armor within. HOWEVER..... the Lower Armor box is dropping like flies but the Upper Armor and Supplemental Armor boxes are dropping very infrequently.

This has been validated both by following listings on the GTNs as well as conversations between players in game. There is definitely a large disparity in the drop rates. In prior packs... the drop rates have been fairly consistent within an armor this has been clearly noticed early on by players since the this Cartel Pack.

SO... Is this working as intended......or is their an issue with the drop rates in the loot tables for the items/boxes??
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MordredAlixander's Avatar

06.12.2014 , 07:08 PM | #2
I personally got about 10 Nimble Brawler Lower boxes, 2 Nimble Brawler Upper, and 0 Supplementary... over 5 hypercrates. Checking the GTN? There is utterly -0- pieces or boxes of Supplementary. There is no way this is not bugged.

Gwena's Avatar

06.13.2014 , 11:42 AM | #3
Thanks for making this thread. I am really wondering about this too! I also noticed that the difference in drop rates for the lower armor vs. the upper and supplementary armor for these sets is huge. This makes collecting a set of these even more difficult/expensive than collecting a super rare set, which doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

I am hoping it is a bug, as I like to collect the more common sets that catch my eye each pack with the possibility of unlocking them later. But either way, it would be nice to know if this is intended or not.
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The_Natoorat's Avatar

06.13.2014 , 12:03 PM | #4

Same with me on Progenitor. I already made a thread about this in General Discussion, but let me add something here:

If drop rates are working as intended, it's a problem.
I "make a living" of selling stuff from CPs(Cartel Packs), and I buy stuff from CPs that I find interesting. When all I get is some crappy boots / trousers that are selling for 1000 creds, I can't buy things that I want. Worse... because upper body / supplementary pieces are rare, their price is sky-high. Not good.

Now... If drop rate are a bug, that's even a bigger problem.
You see... When a quest or a WZ is buggy, it's not a big deal, some patch will smooth things out and that's OK. With CPs it's a bit different. We paid real money for "broken" goods. I'm not a lawyer, but I believe there is somewhere a legal procedure for sale of faulty goods.

Again, I don't want to sound like some sort of knee-high jerk, that wants money back because he didn't get what he wanted, but... I did pay for goods (I agree, they are virtual goods, but I purchased them based on assumption that they are working correctly) that are broken. What BW / EA is going to do with that?
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Andryah's Avatar

06.13.2014 , 02:12 PM | #5
Fresh bump to attract a comment from Tait.

Do I needs to attach some cookies to the thread to help attract you Tait?
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06.13.2014 , 02:28 PM | #6 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Quote: Originally Posted by Andryah View Post
Fresh bump to attract a comment from Tait.

Do I needs to attach some cookies to the thread to help attract you Tait?
Well, I do love cookies, but I had Korean BBQ tacos for lunch, so I am stuffed.

Also, I responded here.
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Andryah's Avatar

06.13.2014 , 02:42 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by TaitWatson View Post
Well, I do love cookies, but I had Korean BBQ tacos for lunch, so I am stuffed.

Also, I responded here.
Many thanks for responding with an initial status for us.
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Alec_Fortescue's Avatar

06.13.2014 , 05:41 PM | #8
It seems totally broken compared to other packs. Well, maybe intentional. But having 15 pages of "tulak" stuff on gtn and only one chest piece out there is ridiculous.
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facesofderek's Avatar

06.14.2014 , 10:56 PM | #9
I definitely noticed this on my server (Ebon Hawk) as I was browsing the GTN and hearing reports from people that buy Hypercrates (in the plural), the Nimble Brawler and the Ceremonial Mystic have tons of Lower boxes available but very few Supplementary and Upper. The other boxed sets don't seem to be affected, but it seemed like Xoxaan and Tulak Horde chest pieces were also MUCH more rare than the rest of those sets.

BrianDavion's Avatar

06.14.2014 , 11:07 PM | #10
something about these packs is just odd, almost EVERYTHING is selling for rediculas amounts of money. yet we've also gto a big time credit sink out. prices shouldn't be skyrocketing