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Developer Update: Legacy Achievements

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Developer Update: Legacy Achievements
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04.03.2013 , 02:21 PM | #11
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04.03.2013 , 02:21 PM | #12
This looks like a lot of fun, I enjoy achievement systems, they give a little more to do. It seems though some people can't be pleased with anything though. Either way I am very excited and looking forward to earning some achievements
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04.03.2013 , 02:23 PM | #13
I like where the game has been going but let's face it when it come to crafting a lot of it needs more detail. Crafting needs more detail and more perks for crafting so crafters can make and sale items as part of the GTN. Make worth the time and money for crafters - its all cookie cutter crafters

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04.03.2013 , 02:27 PM | #14 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Quote: Originally Posted by Renata_Roselli View Post
So do you need to complete all the crafting skills on one character to get the "Master Craftsman" title or is it based on legacy characters as well. Meaning, if I have various skills at 450 across multiple characters that add up to the total amount of skills in the game.
Hey Renata_Roselli,

All Achievements, including the Master Craftsman, is tracked across your Legacy. So you do not need to complete all crafting skills on one character.

Hope that helps!
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Projawa
04.03.2013 , 02:27 PM | #15
On the PTS this looked like a well done system. I did enough achievement grinding in WoW that I won't be doing any more here, unless cartel coins become a more common reward for doing these.

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Machine-Elf
04.03.2013 , 02:28 PM | #16
Repost:

Surely the new achievement system wasn't originally designed to offer only titles as rewards? I get a feeling every single one of the cartel market items we see currently were originally conceived as rewards for the achievement system.

I hope sometime in the future—whenever Bioware gets around to designing all new, exclusive to the cartel market, items—that they use the achievement system as a kind of cartel market dump.

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yindaka
04.03.2013 , 02:29 PM | #17
Does anyone know if people will be able to not see the achievements people get in the chat when in a guild. This just seems incredibly annoying to me when you're chatting in your guild chat and such links just keep popping up. Other than that, seems like fun, as long as people won't judge others according to their achievements, otherwise I rather see it go than stay.

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04.03.2013 , 02:30 PM | #18 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Quote: Originally Posted by Renata_Roselli View Post
So do you need to complete all the crafting skills on one character to get the "Master Craftsman" title or is it based on legacy characters as well. Meaning, if I have various skills at 450 across multiple characters that add up to the total amount of skills in the game.
All achievements are legacy based---all of your characters contribute to all of your achievements. So, you could max out 2 crew skills on your main, 2 on an alt, etc., and it would all contribute to the one Master Craftsman achievement for your legacy. (The title reward would then be available to all characters as well) This is true for all types of achievements.
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Machine-Elf
04.03.2013 , 02:31 PM | #19
And yet another repost:



I'm convinced 99% of the items we've seen added to the Cartel Market so far were originally conceived as rewards for the upcoming achievement system.

I'm sure since then the new development team has spent a good portion of its time conceiving future Cartel Market items that they themselves built from the ground up. So here's my idea. Release those as EXCLUSIVE Cartel Market items—the kind of stuff which can ONLY be bought with Cartel Coins, or through the GTM—but reintegrate the old ones onto the achievement system, the way they were originally intended. But here's the catch: they would only unlock for subscribers. Freepers would have to be content with titles and the odd cartel coins pack (which, apparently, is what's in store for all of us across the board at the moment).

I believe this would gain an incredible amount of good will from the existing subscriber base, while at the same time functioning as one of the strongest incentives for freepers to shell out the monthly subscription fee. This must be carefully done, though. You'll want to make sure everyone knows this is a one time deal only, and that the vast majority of future cartel market items will only be made available through the store. Otherwise, people might take such a benevolent gesture as an indication that they can just sit back and wait for these items to be made available for free, and subsequently hold off on spending a dime.

The key is in the communication, I think.

The achievement system rewards would look something like this:

Red Glowing Eyes: awarded for reaching Dark Side Alignment Level III
Yellow Glowing Eyes: awarded for reaching Light Side Alignment Level III

Imperial Throne: Awarded for finishing class quest with Sith Inquisitor
Republic Meditation Pod: Awarded for finishing class quest with Jedi Consular

Cartel Recreational Skiff: Awarded for Completing 16-man Hard Mode of Karagga's Palace
Cartel Luxury Skiff: Awarded for Completing 16-man Nightmare Mode of Karagga's Palce

Ubrikki Crimson Skull: Awarded for Completing all story-missions with the Bounty Hunter on Hutta

...

You get the idea, right? 

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Siandel
04.03.2013 , 02:34 PM | #20
So can we turn off the publicising of these somehow? I don;t want messages popping up in the guild window (or any other chat window).