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amnie
02.09.2013 , 12:37 PM | #251
as of lately, I usually run around with either my taun tauns, the raklings or one of my orobirds.... I wish I had a mini-writhering-horror to show off

the collector in me is glad there .are. so many pets, but the 'achiever' in me is really upset that most of my pets say 'this person either spent lots of in-game time spending credits - or spending real life money to gamble on packs'

nobody will ask you where you got the gizka from (as cute as they are), but when you run around with an almost black rakghoul or a blue orobird they will be curious/jealous.

bioware, that's the reason .why. we like pets. we like to 'hunt' them :P

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darthstinji
02.09.2013 , 12:40 PM | #252
I wonder if we could get a dev response as to if they are going to add more pets you actually have to earn as opposed to buy.

I am the same way, i usually run with my deep wiggler or midnight rakling. the other pets are cool, but... i like the ones we earn.

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Jenemi
02.09.2013 , 01:20 PM | #253
The Tauntauns are probably my favorites, but I always switch my pet out everytime I log in for the day and/or die. Figure that means it gives them a good amount of face-time, but yeah, Taunlet and Orokeet have definitely been my favorite to earn so.

While dropped ones are technically earned too, I just am more of a puzzle-exploration person and not big on having to deal with loot drops or most recent operations (I am praying there isn't a new operation pet honestly unless it's available on all difficulties. I wish raids would just stick to gear personally and not always tons of vanity stuff)

I've actually had people ask me about the Cartel Packs, but it really does suck to be a collector. I've never been great at earning credits ingame--as implied above, I'm much more of an explorer and adventurer. I have a lot of trouble with repetition so I can't really do dailies and I'm awful at space missions (I still haven't even completed one of the new ones...) so bleh. I'm generally a nice person so I really don't sell anything and I help people out for free. Which also continues my "always poor" streak XD

Regardless, this means I really only have an option to try and gamble with Cartel Packs and I hate gambling. I'd rather pay a little extra to know what I'll get over gambling for it. Of course, a little extra means not the crazy price of that pod racer speeder :/ I get that it comes with speeder training (which most of us already have anyway), but 18 dollars? really?

Supposedly there will be 15 or 16 pets in the upcoming Cartel Pack (Space Pirate). I say 15 or 16 because I counted 16, but one of them was the Arctic Manka Lynx which was mentioned to be one of the 2 pets through Cartel Coin Cards. I mean, this could mean the deal for it didn't work out (I didn't see the Lobel on the list which would mean the Gamestop deal is still okay and just the Best Buy one didn't) so they threw it in the box but bleh.

On the otherhand, the cards are probably 20 dollars anyway....

but really, the whole thing just makes me really really sad. In general, the more I feel I probably won't be able to complete collections or things due to getting behind or frustrated, the less I log in and right now, instead of logging in every day, it's quite stretched out. I plan to be on ASAP for 1.7, but with so many things I still need (at least I have all the pets), I'm not as excited for it as I could be. Of course, all the repeating for the reputation system (plus space missions I can't even complete) doesn't help either... :/
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darthstinji
02.09.2013 , 01:22 PM | #254
What server are you on? If we are on the same server maybe we can work out some trades. Im on Potf.

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Jenemi
02.09.2013 , 01:28 PM | #255
I'm on The Shadowlands I actually do have a pet group on here so we do try and help one another which is nice <3 But things are expensive X__x and thus, the expensive speeders and moods and other stuff for collecting purposes aren't going too well.

At the moment though, it's really more of the principal than anything. I think everyone is sick of seeing pets in the Cartel Pack. People who love them don't want the randomness of trying to earn them and people who hate them as sick of seeing them in their boxes in the first place

I still have bad memories from the Model Starfighter prices and I believe there's a couple more of them in the next box ._. *sighs*

on the bright side for 1.7: This should bring the fix for everyone who hit the ability limit:
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This is a known issue. A fix will go into our next major patch.
Afterall, this is the next major patch~
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AelixVII
02.09.2013 , 01:50 PM | #256
I used the Tundra Nekkar Cat for a while but I stopped playing that char and picked up the Desert one on my new alt because I didn't want to spend a mill to get another one (1st one from a pack).

Really think we should be able to share pets across legacy...

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darthstinji
02.09.2013 , 04:26 PM | #257
yeah, the starfighter prices are insane. On potf they are all at 1.2m or above.

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Aelther
02.09.2013 , 05:02 PM | #258
Quote: Originally Posted by darthstinji View Post
yeah, the starfighter prices are insane. On potf they are all at 1.2m or above.
On Tomb of Freedon Nadd some of them are still 4 KK and up. I really hate the latest pack. I hope next one won't have so many rare pets. And we really need some more pets that you achieve by playing the game, instead of spending real cash and / or credits. For example those 4 fighter models could have been rewards for new heroic space missions or something. Would have been better than cartel pack drop. And also owning those 4 models would feel more special than simply buying them.

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Jenemi
02.09.2013 , 05:52 PM | #259
Unfortunately, at least half will probably be rare :/ Essentially, any that have a "gold" cartel market symbol instead of silver are rare.

But bleh, I am really sick and tired of it. It's just depressing.
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AshlaBoga
02.09.2013 , 06:00 PM | #260
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Unfortunately, at least half will probably be rare :/ Essentially, any that have a "gold" cartel market symbol instead of silver are rare.

But bleh, I am really sick and tired of it. It's just depressing.
Do what I do - collect every title and pet that ISN'T on the Cartel Market. I just use my monthly CCs for Legacy perks and don't have any Cartel Gear or speeders except the Tython saber (couldn't pass that one up).

I can live in my own bubble where the game never went F2P and got a cash shop.
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