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Why is all the cool new gear cartel exclusive?

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Why is all the cool new gear cartel exclusive?

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Dawginole
01.28.2013 , 07:21 PM | #1
Didn't you guys tell us that the cartel market would not usurp the actual game?

Everything cool added since 1.4 outside of Dread Guard and Elite War Hero has been introduced through the cartel market. And yes a lot of it is available on the GTN.

But why have new mini-quests for rare mats not been introduced for the new crystals like you did for magenta?
Why aren't the new mounts, pets or pieces of the new gear being introduced through mini quests, world bosses, or other content?

Is this what we should expect for the future of swtor going forward, all new and fun pets, mounts, and gear being introduced in the cartel market and our two options are to spend real money in addition to our subscriptions or go do dailies to make credits to buy it off the GTN?

If this is correct, then it sure feels like my subscription is going to fund the development of stuff to spend real dollars on rather than to be a value for value exchange.

Update:

Many are getting caught up on the "gear" in the title as meaning clothing. I just used this generically. Everything that is being added into the game is being added through the CM.

Prior to F2P highly desired mounts like the Emperor's Throne and Meditation Chair would have likely dropped off an HM OP boss or a high level world boss. The new crystals introduced through random purple schematic drops in Section X and the most desirable off the new Section X world boss. Maybe that new fancy $18 mount would have dropped off Dread Tooth at only 3 stacks+. And the new pets would have been mini quests like we got with the bird egg and Tauntan jerky.

The point of the thread is not what is "cool" or not. Coolness will always be objective no matter what the gear is. For example, most hated the Battlemaster Weaponmaster set when it was released. Now that it's gone, many are asking for it to be put back in the game as none valor limited orange gear. Game seasons change, tastes change, etc and so forth.

The point is that ALL loot is coming through the CM and no new loot is being added through drops or mini-quests. That's a problem.
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Asuka
01.28.2013 , 07:26 PM | #2
They want people to spend money which based on the number of Incendias in the cartel market, people are spending $$$.

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Senorius
01.28.2013 , 07:27 PM | #3
Why is all the cool new gear cartel exclusive?

Money.
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Dawginole
01.28.2013 , 08:53 PM | #4
So all new gear that isn't dropped in ops or earned in WZ's will be cartel only?
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Toweleeeie
01.28.2013 , 09:00 PM | #5
Paging Captain Obvious!!! We need your help!!! This Thread is introuble!!!
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Knockerz
01.28.2013 , 09:06 PM | #6
On the positive side more gear and cool looking items will be introduced at a faster rate than before.
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Holinyx
01.28.2013 , 09:09 PM | #7
oh c'mon, there are at LEAST 30+ different orange mod'able sets you can have not including the cartel stuff.

stop complaining. if they don't make the cartel stuff cool looking, then you won't buy it. hence, it's cool looking.
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DAWUSS
01.28.2013 , 09:16 PM | #8
Just wait until we get cartel-exclusive mod parts.

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Wolfninjajedi
01.28.2013 , 09:16 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Holinyx View Post
oh c'mon, there are at LEAST 30+ different orange mod'able sets you can have not including the cartel stuff.

stop complaining. if they don't make the cartel stuff cool looking, then you won't buy it. hence, it's cool looking.
^This, find some orange gear you like, mix and match, mod it out and make your own outfit.
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DarkSaberMaster
01.28.2013 , 09:17 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Holinyx View Post
oh c'mon, there are at LEAST 30+ different orange mod'able sets you can have not including the cartel stuff.

stop complaining. if they don't make the cartel stuff cool looking, then you won't buy it. hence, it's cool looking.
Obviously you missed the point of his post and why he was asking it. Yes OP. All the good stuff is going to go to the CM. It is their cash cow. The days of questing for that cool new piece of gear died when they introduced the CM. So don't get your hopes up that you will be questing for the nice **** anymore. Open your wallet and pony up the $$$ for the good ****.
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