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Official Q&A Thread for June 22nd Blog Post

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Official Q&A Thread for June 22nd Blog Post
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Meglivorn's Avatar

06.15.2012 , 05:32 PM | #11
Can we expect anytime a facelift on the republic Carric Station? Nothing major, only putting in some holotrees and "real" plants, carpets, flags and neons so frequent on the imperial counterpart? And a booth for the Crew Skill Vendor. He just stands there at the fence...
Really, the difference between the two is painful, and could be corrected with just placing some of the enviromental pieces already exists on the other station.
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06.15.2012 , 05:43 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by CourtneyWoods View Post
Hello and welcome to the official Q&A thread for questions to be answered for the June 22nd, 2012 Q&A blog post.

As a reminder, we’ll be starting up a weekly Q&A blog series in which we will select questions from the community and post answers to them every Friday. We’ll have the next set of answers next week on June 22nd, 2012, but before that, we need your questions!

Please use this thread to ask your question (one per community member, so make it count!). On Monday at 2PM CDT (8PM BST/9PM CEST/5AM AEST), we will close this thread, select the questions, and get answers to them for Friday’s blog post.

In order to increase the chances of having your specific question answered and to help us keep the thread manageable, here are some guidelines on asking questions:
  1. Keep your question relatively short. Background details are welcome, but don’t go overboard.
  2. Please actually ask a question. We want to hear constructive feedback elsewhere in the Forums.
  3. Use common sense – we cannot answer everything, especially on far-reaching content.
  4. This should go without saying, but be respectful.
  5. Limit yourself to one question in this thread, please. You can always ask another question next week!
  6. And finally, as a reminder, this is not a discussion thread. Do not comment about what somebody else has posted.

As development plans are always subject to change, questions about future features will often get vague answers which can be repetitive and sometimes annoying. With that in mind, the development team is more interested in questions about current in-game features or systems, or questions about why development decisions were made. You’re still welcome to ask questions about future features and we’ll continue to answer them where appropriate – just expect the occasional ‘soon.’

Any other posts apart from questions in the thread will be removed.

With that being said, please ask away!
How is the upcoming group finder going to handle after queued additions and subtractions to a party? If I am in the queue for 44543 minutes and a friend logs in, can I invite him in and bring him along and have the queue adjusted or prioritized? Or will it take me out of the queue?
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Burbin's Avatar

06.15.2012 , 05:53 PM | #13
Will we ever be able to betray sides? In most of the story lines, you are told repeatedly to avoid peace, or avoid conflict, yet what if I chose not to avoid it? At this time, once you are a Jedi Knight, you are always a Jedi Knight. You can never betray your kind & become a sith. Why Not? Revan did it. He started out a jedi, then became a sith, & eventually overtime returned to the Jedi ways. When will we be able to betray our "kind"? I would love to be able to betray my Empire Sniper to become the Republic Equivalant, or my Jedi Knight to become a Sith Juggernaut. How am I ever to be seduced to the dark side or revered to the light if the option to betray isnt even available?
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HotStuff_SW's Avatar

06.15.2012 , 06:06 PM | #14
Will you make a change to the naming system, so that more than one person can have the same first name (eg. the combination of first name plus account name must be unique, instead of just first name), and if so, will you allow us to rename our characters to take advantage of this, given how many people lost their names during the recent transfers? It would be nice to have my name back. :-)

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06.15.2012 , 06:23 PM | #15
My question relates to colour crystals: specifically, is there a chance they will ever work differently to how they do? Perhaps the colour (not stats) being shared across legacy? I'd love to use my white crystal on my Jedi alt, but can't because I only possessed a smuggler on the server when the crystal was purchasable.
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PlagaNerezza's Avatar

06.15.2012 , 06:25 PM | #16
What is the plan to improve the pvp awards so that those of us who pvp can actually afford all the pvp gear and crafted things without doing pve content?

Background: The cost to get orange gear, mod your armor, and some other things that are almost certainly pvp orientated cost more money then I can generate by pvping alone. For instance it costs 44k to pull out a war hero mod. It costs me 147k for an augmented slot armor piece that was in the battlemaster set, which is fairly standard. The cost to buy stims and med packs is not cheap. Nor is leveling biochem if you want to offset those costs as opposed to buying from another player. The fact of my recent experience is that pure pvp players like myself who prefer to engage in pve sparringly are being forced to pve just to support our passion and/or take up crafting. I didn't enjoy the crafting system enough to want to engage in that. I found it cost me a ton to build up purple skills for things that had no value compared to what I invested in crafting. I made more from selling mats.

I am literally in no position to even consider legacy investments without pveing to make enough credits to buy them. No offense but having to do daily pve just to mod my pvp armor is driving me crazy. I don't think I waste credits. I mean I cannot even have 2 sets of armor for appearances. I would like to spend more but cannot without taking a bunch of efforts to gain money.

Thank you.
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Flying-Brian's Avatar

06.15.2012 , 06:40 PM | #17
With the preview of the new content past 1.3, and the introduction of other forces (Dread Masters, Hutt Cartel) trying to take over and vie for power in the game. Will there be the opportunity/option of cross faction grouping for operations and game play?

It seems like the story is progressing along these lines, with a common enemy that both Republic and Imperial forces have to battle against, and the Hutt take over of the GTN of both factions.

linken's Avatar

06.15.2012 , 06:58 PM | #18
In the original KOTOR II, HK-51 was black with blue eyes, what brought on the change to make it similar in design to the HK-50 droids, which were grey with yellow eyes.
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InnerPieces's Avatar

06.15.2012 , 07:00 PM | #19
Will there be optional free transfers between the major servers across server type for phase 2 or beyond? We could then bring friends together and consolidate our characters on a balanced server. Thank you.
"..Rise of the Hutt Cartel continues your character's story....No class specific storylines, though I know you guys are going to love what RotHC has to offer."
Funny. I thought the implementation of the Cartel Store was the Rise of the Hutt Cartel. And no, I do not like what that story has to offer. I keep getting screwed in it.

RichyYoung's Avatar

06.15.2012 , 07:14 PM | #20
When will the GTN time limit be increased, and also the listing amount. The current design is a PITA. All it does is discourage me from being a regular lister of my wares. Every 2 days comes round very quick and having to log in and out of all my characters listing 50 on each takes ages.. time i could be doing anything else.

Youve admited logging in with diff characters is a work around so when will it get addressed... Is it really so hard to get someone to add 7 days as an option to the GTN.