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Gree Event, why even teast us with weapons if we cant get them

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Gree Event, why even teast us with weapons if we cant get them

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Planar
02.20.2013 , 08:13 AM | #1
So everything I read on the event is that it lasts from 2/12/2013 - 2/26/2013 (this coming Tuesday).

So if it goes like any other event once the event ends the missions AND the vendors will go poof on that Tuesday 2/26/2013

My problem with this is:

12k/weekly rep gain a week limit

EVEN if you precollected enough and used a PURPLE rep gain item right before reaching cap you will be unable to reach Champion by 2/26/2013, simple math:

To go from Hero to Champion is 15k, I have reached the cap both weeks (unfortunately for me I had no idea you could go over the 12k cap just once by using a purple right before you reach cap), so I am 640 shy of Hero. So since I have participated fully across multiple 50s (grinded), killed WB (without camping them), killed the boss op in HM 16 mans, I have obtained the Helix's needed for my weapons AND enough rep items I could stop now and still should reach Champion (but I want Legend) at least by using them, however if the event ends 2/26/2013 and the vendors go with it, then NO ONE will have been able to obtain Champion and purchased the weapons or the white Gree armor.

I have always felt removing the event vendors the day the event ends is a poor choice, I still have hundreds of Rakghoul DNA and several dozen tokens of entrichment unused with a tease "they vendors may return in the future" from a previous dev post so they sit wasting value cargo space.

I recommend that after an event ends the vendors be placed on fleet or the capital worlds OR maybe in the VIP lounge on fleet, until such time Biowares data mining cleary shows that no one has any tokens of enrichment, rakghoul DNA or Gree rep items left to spend making the vendor obsolete.

Has anyone seen a post I couldnt find stating the vendors will remain and the items usable afterwards to still gain rep?

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LarryRow
02.20.2013 , 08:16 AM | #2
You can save the trophies after you max your reputation for the week. Next week you can cash them in. The vendors aren't going anywhere.

In short, you and everyone else will be sporting the same exact crap soon enough.
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SilentKitty
02.20.2013 , 08:33 AM | #3
Jupp, I didn't do all the quests on my characters for the first week so I won't have time to get all the coms I need for the weapon that I wish to have. But next time that I participate in the event it won't be a problem. Not so bad, some things you have to work for =)

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-Sirus-
02.20.2013 , 08:45 AM | #4
This is a recurring event. BW could have only included low end rewards for this appearance and not included the high end rewards until even casual players have had enough time to achieve them. The problem is you end up will even more unhappy people that chose not to participate in the early occurrences because the rewards at the time did not interest them. Such people would be in same position as everyone is now where they have grind the event hard to get enough rep trophies and hoping the vendor stays around long enough for them to consume them all.

BW has stated the the vendor isn't disappearing right away. They haven't said how long though. So, I wouldn't count on having two weeks to consume hoarded trophies.

Also, the key to getting enough helix's isn't about hitting all of the helix quests possible. 16 man story mode Xeno is probably the best way to get trophies for most people. The SM is relatively easy to beat even if you don't fully fill your 16 man ops group. If you have a geared and skilled enough group, you can also do the hm for yet more helices.

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Master-Nala
02.20.2013 , 09:26 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Planar View Post
So everything I read on the event is that it lasts from 2/12/2013 - 2/26/2013 (this coming Tuesday).

So if it goes like any other event once the event ends the missions AND the vendors will go poof on that Tuesday 2/26/2013
They don't go poof. The vendors will be there next Tuesday and many people will have the weapons 1-5 min. after the reputation reset.
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hawrekaka
02.20.2013 , 09:30 AM | #6
According to my math I will reach Champion rank next thuesday.

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WillHolmes
02.20.2013 , 09:34 AM | #7
The weapons are obtainable next tuesday if you have used your REP to its fullest.

If you are 20 rep from the cap and u use a 1440 token, you will still recive all 1440

(12000*3) + (1430*3) = 40290 *this is the maximum rep earned as of Feb 25th, 2013

12500+10000+7500+5000 = 35000 *total REP needed for Champion Status*

So this has lead some people to be hero status already, but as of the 25th anyone who has hit all 3 caps should be champion. The first event session will be over but if you were dedicated you will have no problems. (last i heard the vendors will still be accessible just the quests will be inactive.
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Master-Nala
02.20.2013 , 09:45 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by WillHolmes View Post
The weapons are obtainable next tuesday if you have used your REP to its fullest.

If you are 20 rep from the cap and u use a 1440 token, you will still recive all 1440

(12000*3) + (1430*3) = 40290 *this is the maximum rep earned as of Feb 25th, 2013

12500+10000+7500+5000 = 35000 *total REP needed for Champion Status*

So this has lead some people to be hero status already, but as of the 25th anyone who has hit all 3 caps should be champion. The first event session will be over but if you were dedicated you will have no problems. (last i heard the vendors will still be accessible just the quests will be inactive.
A couple of corrections. It will take 40,000 reputation to hit Champion

Rep. Rank
2500 Outsider
5000 Newcomer
7500 Friend
10000 Hero
15000 Champion
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40000

So you need to have done more than hit 12K each week. You need to maximize your reputation gain by using an artifact quality token at 12970. That puts you at 13410 rep for a week. Persons who have done that or close will make Champion next week.

Folks if you use 14 Green and 13 Blue tokens, that will put you at 11970 reputation and the 13410 if you thereafter use a purple. So maximize this week and next if you haven't already.
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GarfieldJL
02.20.2013 , 12:43 PM | #9
We shouldn't have to try to game the system in order to get a legacy item.

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Cmdluke
02.20.2013 , 12:47 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by GarfieldJL View Post
We shouldn't have to try to game the system in order to get a legacy item.
its not gaming the system. its built into the system as outlined in the reputation blog post.
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