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Cartel Market Update: January 10th, 2013

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Cartel Market Update: January 10th, 2013
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Lord_Karsk
01.10.2013 , 03:30 PM | #11
Really would like head items in the armor packs we can use low lvl, like the cowboy hat for the smuggler.
If you add a trooper set like that next plis use a better one then the lvl 40 pvp armors for troopers.
Balmorra elite commando set would be nice.

And plis make new armors that is iconic, the alredy ingame armors gets old fast.

And plis make animal mounts !!!!!!!! i want a boga, do you EA have any idee how many people will buy them ?
Also put animal mounts for pvp and pve veterans they can earn.

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Alec_Fortescue
01.10.2013 , 03:36 PM | #12
- Interesting Despot set, currently wearing it full with Revan's mask on my main Juggernaut. Would be be best if not the life support (or whatever it is) pack on the back - looks obstructive for a melee combatant.

- Very incompetent design of the Conservator's robe. Armored leg pieces do not fit the chest at all and the cybernetics on the shoulders are giving it a nasty look. Only plus - it's hood down. The helmet for the set looks wrong but I am sure you already received a feedback on that creature. Chest piece somewhat fits the rest of the Battle Expulsor set.

- Very disappointed with still too high prices on bound-to-character armor sets. Legacy system was one of the main concepts of TOR and it was to separate it from other MMOs. It was meant to be a game which encouraged alt-heavy playstyle. Adding such armor sets is a step back and moving away from your original promise, aim and ideal. I bought a top-shelf game on steam, which is only three months old, for 5 euro during Steam sales, while you are charging three times this for a character-bound armor set. In comparison with competition, prices in TOR are at least 2x higher and cash shop items in other titles tend to be account-wide.

- Weekly sets being character creation armor sets which we've seen in the game year ago, when creating our first characters. It's very dissapointing that they arrived in such way, after a year. One would expect that the iconic, character creation armor would be obtainable through game play in one way or another. This brings us to lack of creativity of the designers who, instead of making Star Wars gear everyone is looking for, are either re-using stuff already existing within the game or creating monsters like the very Conservator's helmet. I cannot justify such price for an armor set which is not even completely new.

- It is cartel market related - Subscriber's grant is too low. Waiting three months to get a single armor set is quite excessive.

- Still disappointed with cartel packs. I'd still prefer gear to be sold on its own. I have opened around 40 packs since f2p arrival and I have never found anything valuable. Only gold items I found were cheap endurance crystals.

January cartel update:
3/10

+ Good-looking and affordable (credit-wise) Despot's set
+ New pet designs

- More ridiculous armor designs (Conservator's)
- Low chances for unique (pack exclusive) items in packs
- Still too high prices for what is being offered.
- Re-using existing resources, which were used to tease players for a year, to push character creation armor sets into the cartel market.
- How many colours of the elegant loungewear are we going to get?

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Fornix
01.10.2013 , 04:04 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by BadOrb View Post
It's good to get a warning about when you are removing these life day items. Thank you. Now I'm wondering if the life day pack is worth it ? I have 1550 cc or so so I would have to buy 900 cc , worth it ?

Cheers,

BadOrb.
Well, it's only worth it really if you like gimmicky items in MMO's. If you do, it's worth it. If you don't? Then skip on it .
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Corathor
01.10.2013 , 04:51 PM | #14
Well I enjoy these packs coming out, but this pack seemed very lack luster overall. The color crystal is horrid. The dark red outline is so incredibly hard to see. Would be better as a reverse with the red inside and the orange outside.

Rehashing gear sets, and a few pets, and adding a couple of things.. Honestly, I think each pack needs to have it's own identity no rehashing stuff, by rehashing stuff you are driving the market price on things that are 'moderately' fun way down to where they are by no means unique because EVERYONE has them...

Most of the other shop stuff is kinda cool, the whole life day event if you ask me could've been done much better.. but it is what it is.

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Mevan
01.10.2013 , 05:04 PM | #15
Armour sets are nice, even if you are slowly bumping up the price (yes, we noticed). Cartel Packs are a total rip off. If you want to keep the packs, make the individual items from the packs available for purchase. You'd make far more money that way because, let's face it, people know when a company is trying to rip them off. Like you're trying now...

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NCThreeper
01.10.2013 , 05:04 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by CourtneyWoods View Post
Hello everyone,

Please discuss the Cartel Market Update: January 10th, 2013 blog in this thread!
Oh wow....could be really neat and spiffo! Oh wait...........NU2001 error for the last MONTH! Sooooooooo.......

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SebastiaanZ
01.10.2013 , 05:21 PM | #17
Does the plus 1 character mean one on top of 12 for subscribers? Which means 13 or more character slots? Can someone confirm this?
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tpryan
01.10.2013 , 05:27 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Alec_Fortescue View Post
- Interesting Despot set, currently wearing it full with Revan's mask on my main Juggernaut. Would be be best if not the life support (or whatever it is) pack on the back - looks obstructive for a melee combatant.

- Very incompetent design of the Conservator's robe. Armored leg pieces do not fit the chest at all and the cybernetics on the shoulders are giving it a nasty look. Only plus - it's hood down. The helmet for the set looks wrong but I am sure you already received a feedback on that creature. Chest piece somewhat fits the rest of the Battle Expulsor set.

- Very disappointed with still too high prices on bound-to-character armor sets. Legacy system was one of the main concepts of TOR and it was to separate it from other MMOs. It was meant to be a game which encouraged alt-heavy playstyle. Adding such armor sets is a step back and moving away from your original promise, aim and ideal. I bought a top-shelf game on steam, which is only three months old, for 5 euro during Steam sales, while you are charging three times this for a character-bound armor set. In comparison with competition, prices in TOR are at least 2x higher and cash shop items in other titles tend to be account-wide.

- Weekly sets being character creation armor sets which we've seen in the game year ago, when creating our first characters. It's very dissapointing that they arrived in such way, after a year. One would expect that the iconic, character creation armor would be obtainable through game play in one way or another. This brings us to lack of creativity of the designers who, instead of making Star Wars gear everyone is looking for, are either re-using stuff already existing within the game or creating monsters like the very Conservator's helmet. I cannot justify such price for an armor set which is not even completely new.

- It is cartel market related - Subscriber's grant is too low. Waiting three months to get a single armor set is quite excessive.

- Still disappointed with cartel packs. I'd still prefer gear to be sold on its own. I have opened around 40 packs since f2p arrival and I have never found anything valuable. Only gold items I found were cheap endurance crystals.

January cartel update:
3/10

+ Good-looking and affordable (credit-wise) Despot's set
+ New pet designs

- More ridiculous armor designs (Conservator's)
- Low chances for unique (pack exclusive) items in packs
- Still too high prices for what is being offered.
- Re-using existing resources, which were used to tease players for a year, to push character creation armor sets into the cartel market.
- How many colours of the elegant loungewear are we going to get?
^
this.

I have NO problem with the Cartel shop concept. It is the execution ($14 for ONE set of clothing) that is so lacking.
I am also concerned that subscribers are taking a back seat to the Cartel/FTP players.
I have bought a few packs but find I am less and less interested as each pack is released. This, i think, is pretty common and will really hurt the long term health of this game.

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Lyability
01.10.2013 , 05:39 PM | #19
I gotta be honest as a subber I find the cartel items extremely useless. Some of the armors are cool but waaaaaaayyyy over priced. Besides the major boost packs, I really have nothing to spend my monthly allowance on. And since I noticed I've been getting ripped off on the time for the boosts, I'm not getting those anymore.

Maybe me being 40 has made me frugal, I cannot will myself to purchase anything you're selling.

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Xienive
01.10.2013 , 05:59 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Lyability View Post
I gotta be honest as a subber I find the cartel items extremely useless. Some of the armors are cool but waaaaaaayyyy over priced. Besides the major boost packs, I really have nothing to spend my monthly allowance on. And since I noticed I've been getting ripped off on the time for the boosts, I'm not getting those anymore.

Maybe me being 40 has made me frugal, I cannot will myself to purchase anything you're selling.
I agree with this.


On a side note, anybody else think it's funny that the newbie pack includes a "free" speeder...but you have to buy the pack to get the "free" item...
No disintegrations!
As you wish...