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Firelieutenant
05.18.2020 , 06:54 AM | #11
So far I love the changes and additional missions. Didnít get to test it more than 10 minutes before the kids needed a drink so I will update when I test it later. Looking forward to traveling to Mek-Sha to do that part as well.

Update 1: after viewing a YouTube video and seeing what Iím actually supposed to be doing I understand a bit more however whenever I log in (tried switching over-pvp instances too) I still donít see the new quest character to pickup the next daily. The old pit boss rubenhnimaal and grenk are still in their places from last year. Arenít there supposed to be new npcís there? Obviously thereís bugs itís pts.
Update 2: At least Ruvehnimaal and grenk give the dailies so I can complete dubious odds.

Update 3 perhaps switch the order In which you receive of the two quests ďcomplete counterfeit tokens Mek-Sha and Nar Shaddaa so I donít have to leave Nar Shaddaa and then return. Once I leave I have to navigate all the way back to the casino. Quality of life....

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winterelegy
05.18.2020 , 04:58 PM | #12
Missions are pretty cool,glad to see new content for Nar Shadaa Nightlife.

- Mission set up is kind of confusing - you get the weekly with all the missions at once from the blue case/ terminal but then you have to get the individual missions one by one through completion, but it didn't seem like there was any indication you had to complete the first one to get more so I wasted a bunch of time looking for places to pick up the other missions.
Additionally, the mission window doesn't give you any info on what you're supposed to do, it just says "complete the mission" or whatever
- As others mentioned the Nar Shadaa and Mek'Sha missions never show as completed
- The blue case / mission terminal is always clickable and offers the mission, even when you already have it
- I like the Nar Shadaa And Mek'sha missions the best, however the enemies you fight are too weak- they all die in 1-2 hits so it doesn't feel like much of an accomplishment. Even the regular enemies in the area (at least where I was in NS) were slightly stronger. Would love to see them get a buff so it feels more substantial and not just like busy work.
I do really like that if you choose not to take a cut you get ambushed by a bunch of guys.
- Also concerned that on the mission where you have to remove people that it will be too farmed on the live server and you wont be able to find patrons. The mission itself is fine though.
- I never got any Emperor tokens so I wasn't able to test the machine
- I couldn't figure out what the buff(s) from drinking did? I do like that you die if you keep drinking lol
- Sad that there are no big new rewards added this time (mount, companion, etc)

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HKtheindomitable
05.19.2020 , 12:44 AM | #13
Cool to see some additions to this. I have no idea where to even begin getting the Emperor's Grace slot machine tokens. I've not yet tried anything either. And that's my point. I wouldn't imagine where to begin. I would guess I should do the casino missions, but they don't indicate you'd get them from that. Other than that, I have no idea.

When you get to remove troublesome patrons, you get to keep going even after you complete it, before turning it in. Not gonna really complain about that. Buuut, you still have the ability even after turning it in. If that's supposed to happen... then I find it quite amusing. If it's not, then HEY! IT'S BROKE A LITTLE BIT! Same with the marketing one that comes after it.

I'll be heading to Mek-Sha soon to do the next mission. I'm liking this aspect.
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Xina_LA
05.19.2020 , 07:29 AM | #14
Pretty much the same comments as above, especially about tedious travel and finding NPCs.

Also again, what about those decorations with duplicate names? Please fix this before the event, and while you're in there, fix the other decos with duplicate names as well? I paid real money to get decos from the Cartel Market and then broke my ability to use other decos.

And if there's any way I can beg you to release more variety of slot machines (even if they're not interactive) as decorations, we'd really love to bring the Nightlife feel into our strongholds. Thanks!
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bryanskrantz
05.19.2020 , 07:33 AM | #15
With the "slot" machines are we supposed to get more tokens? because when I tried the first machine and other machines I didn't get anything when they hit green. unless it's going to be like an actual casino, then it's working as intended lolz. (keep in mind I'm not used to giving public feedback as a tester so excuse me)

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Xo-Lara
05.19.2020 , 10:07 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by DanielSteed View Post
Hello everyone!
  • New Daily Missions have been added on both Nar Shaddaa and Mek-Sha.
    • How do these Missions feel?
    • Are they rewarding?
    • Are there any issues when completing them?
  • Do the rewards for the new "Counterfeit Tokens" Daily Mission feel comparable?
    • Light side - grants a buff that significantly improves the odds on the kinpin machines but gives less tokens up front.
    • Dark side - doesn't grant the buff but yields more tokens.
  • How does it feel to have Mek-Sha become involved with the event?
Opening Statements

I like where the new dailies are going and it's good to see thee event updated. However, before I comment more on the missions, I'd just like to mention that the real drag for me is not the lack of missions but how boring the slots themselves are.

Perhaps making the animation on the machine easier to see and show more spin states might help with increasing engagement. Also, more varied rewards would be nice. It drives me nuts to spend ten minutes just trying to get something useful when it feels like the machine is just spitting the same chip back at me. If it wasn't for the rewards *cough* decos *cough* I wouldn't do this event because it feels like a chore to get the necessary currency for rewards.

Here's some thoughts I had about the event last year:
https://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=966366
https://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=965489
https://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=925421

About the Missions
  • Having more repeatable jobs is nice even if it feel off for alliance commanders that normally take the high road.
  • Boss Said Knock You Out - Not sure which customers I'm supposed to be targeting. Am I missing an indicator?
  • Data Driven Services - Seems random rather than being a puzzle. It would be more fun for me if it felt like there were clues to pick up on. I think that using the same tactic on the same type of customer didn't give the same results in each case. Maybe I missed an indicator again.
  • Counterfeit Coins Ė This felt a little bit more like a chore. I think I would have liked it better if there had been more story behind it than ďgo crack their heads for me.Ē However, counterfeit coins missions completed without counting towards Dubious Odds so I had no way to obtain the latter rewards/buffs.
  • Dubious Odds - 10 chips seems like a low reward, especially given that the sum total of the chips from the daily might not even be enough to get you one certificate.
  • MekSha Missions - Including a casino on Mek Sha was pretty cool. However, it seems odd that there would be Soovada celebrations going on in Hutt Breakerís territory. But, I see a story opportunity here. It could be that Hutt Breaker has her own rival celebrations to try to steal the shine and money from the Huttís Soovada displays of wealth. It could lead to interesting story missions in the future.

Suggestion: Thereís not enough time to implement it this year, but it would be nice if we had missions like Chapter 6 in KOTET where you are trying to use clickables to solve puzzles and advance a story. It would be even better if there were a few variations so that it felt a little different each time, kinda like running a star fortress does. Maybe we could be thwarting a rival Hutt hostile takeover or finding Soovada themed goodies for the festivities.

Other Thoughts
  • I like the new statues and NPCs in the casino.
  • CL-4W! I want a claw machine gonk droid pet. Hopefully, one that makes sounds like you've won a prize.
  • I miss being able to use extra chips across characters. Now that it is a currency, it is bound to only one character. However, since chips are currency instead of items, it would be nice to see them drop as rewards from mobs or missions more.
  • Alternatively, it would be nice if you could buy or otherwise obtain an item that would let you reduce your credit drops and rewards from other gameplay in exchange for chips. Since the slots are a credit sink anyway, using chips in place of credits seems like a good way to keep credit generation down.
  • Another future idea, Pazaak please. It would be nice to have other games. The slots just arenít that funÖ really.
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HKtheindomitable
05.19.2020 , 02:14 PM | #17
Cool to see some additions to this. I have no idea where to even begin getting the Emperor's Grace slot machine tokens. I've not yet tried anything either. And that's my point. I wouldn't imagine where to begin. I would guess I should do the casino missions, but they don't indicate you'd get them from that. Other than that, I have no idea.

When you get to remove troublesome patrons, you get to keep going even after you complete it, before turning it in. Not gonna really complain about that. Buuut, you still have the ability even after turning it in. If that's supposed to happen... then I find it quite amusing. If it's not, then HEY! IT'S BROKE A LITTLE BIT! Same with the marketing one that comes after it.

I'll be heading to Mek-Sha soon to do the next mission. I'm liking this aspect.
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Banthabreeder
05.23.2020 , 04:51 PM | #18
So are the vendors selling anything new? I heard that their will be Taxidermy deco's that are basic reskins of the ones already for sale on Onderon, but with gold mantels rather than silver. If that's the case, then that's a real bummer cause taxidermy has nothing to do with Nightlife event and if you already bought the silver ones, and don't really care to get the gold ones, then there is nothing new to buy.

So if they're not selling anything new, and there is nothing new to win from the slot machines, then what's the point of doing this event?
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Xina_LA
05.25.2020 , 07:13 AM | #19
If it's true, I have to agree, more taxidemy won't make the event enjoyable.

Some new rewards that would make me spend many hours playing Nightlife --

* New slot machine decorations, especially if they're interactive, and styles of fireworks launcher. Very in-theme for the event!

* Music Therapy Probe as a ceiling decoration. (Any toy as a deco!)

* New decorations from the cantinas -- holo dancer tables, holo dancer poles, more bar shelves and countertops, an empty pazaak table, a dejarik table with holocritters on it (like the emote), a bartender doing the counter wiping emote, any of the personnel sitting on chairs, sabaac table, etc.

* A new jukebox, or even better, any of the old deco jukeboxes that automatically and continuously play.

* A hutt pleasure barge deco that fits in a Centerpiece or Starship slot, something we could actually walk on board. Would be perfect for the Nar Shaddaa SH landing pad.

* Cosmetic party outfits, some colorful, some slinky.

* New skins for companions, especially the companions that don't have any (or have few). I'd love a few more skins for Phrojo Nuray and the Gamorrean.

* New weapon tuning with fancy holo patterns in neon colors.

* A regeneration toy where we play on a slot machine while recuperating.

But most of all, if you really want people to love Nightlife, get some single- and multi-player pazaak tables working, some roulette tables (which could just be a variant of the kingpin machine), etc.
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Banthabreeder
05.27.2020 , 01:16 PM | #20
Just saw a video showing off the CL-4W droid, found in the corner of the casino. That needs to be a reward! Hopefully, a deco. Even better, a pet (cause then it will definately be a deco). Coolest thing I've seen the devs put out in a long, long while.

Update: Apparently someone testing has confirmed this is the reward from the Hutt slot machine. I'd like to know if its a pet or a companion. Anyone know?
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