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don't buy those 25 hutt cartel packs

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don't buy those 25 hutt cartel packs

Themanthatisi's Avatar

05.13.2013 , 11:21 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by tordo View Post
I bought one of those the ones that costs 7000+ coins. A few them were bugged and only produced 1 item I would say 4 out of the 25. Keep your money don't buy them.
Produced one item total, or one "good" item? If its the latter... thats how it is, they are by no means any guarantee you get anything good. If it one total, that would be a bug and if BW will not help, I think you know not to buy them again. I'm on my own personal boycott of them until Jawagrams are removed as "rare" items.

good luck
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CaldaRaric's Avatar

05.13.2013 , 11:22 AM | #12
Aren't there 24 packs in a hypercrate, not 25?

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05.13.2013 , 11:25 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by CaldaRaric View Post
Aren't there 24 packs in a hypercrate, not 25?
it does make you wonder if his post was "made up".... he did not even mention which one or knew the proper amount
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05.13.2013 , 11:27 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by TUXs View Post
I suggest just the opposite! I urge players to buy multiple packs. The more YOU buy, the better this game does financially.
lol how old are you? just more money for owners of company EA/bioware, thats all dude ...

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05.13.2013 , 11:32 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by mrekxxx View Post
lol how old are you? just more money for owners of company EA/bioware, thats all dude ...
Uh, how old are you...?

Game stops making a profit, game shuts down.

Game makes a significantly larger profit -- warrants new hires and more work put into said game, so it continues to grow financially.

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05.13.2013 , 12:29 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Kilora View Post
Game stops making a profit, game shuts down.
If the game stops making a profit, whose fault is it? We are the customers, EA is the vendor. If the vendor fails to deliver a product that customers see value in, then they will fail. It is EA's responsibility to create that value and no amount of "support" will improve that.

That sort of support has quite the opposite effect in fact. If too many people show their support by buying CM items (or subsidizing them via the GTN), then EA's bean-counters say "MOAR GAMBLE PACKS".

If there's something on the CM you want buy it but don't ever do it "to save the game". This is especially true for Cathar. Only buy the unlock if you want it, not because you want to encourage EA to create more races. All that will do is to convince EA that holding features hostage is a viable business model.

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05.13.2013 , 01:13 PM | #17
I've seen a few posts about people getting "ripped off" on cartel packs but I'm not buying it. Here is a thread in the CS forum from someone who said they were ripped off. They even included a video (which has since been taken down):

The OP posted a few times until I described exactly what he did and he then seemed to disappear from the thread. I seriously doubt people are opening these packs and getting shorted on items. What is most likely happening is what I described in my post in the other thread.

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05.13.2013 , 01:17 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Andryah View Post
Personally, I would never buy one in any event.

What I find interesting is that packs are so popular with players that Bioware bundles them to be purchased in bulk-packs. That says a lot about the player base.

As for a bugged pack. Tip: open a pack.. inspect the contents. If the pack contents appear to be bugged.. do not take the contents.. set the pack aside and open a ticket. Since you would have the pack in your posession, you can proved it was bugged and get a replacement. Be aware though... do not try to cherry pick a pack and then claim it was bugged because they are not stupid.. they will check the logs on your character activities before issuing a replacement pack.
This. As far as I can tell, you can see what is inside the pack without pulling the contents out. You can then try a few things...

Completely clear your inventory, then open the pack again.

Log out, then log back in and reopen the pack.

If neither solution has presented the proper results, contact CS at that point
. The pack is still full, so it is easy to prove your case.

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05.13.2013 , 01:18 PM | #19
I would never... ever... ever. buy the hypercrates. The Cartel Packs are the absolute worst concept to be introduced. Ever. If they eliminated the Cartel Packs and just listed everything on the Cartel Market, like they originally advertised I would be the happiest customer ever and would spend 10x more on this game.

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05.13.2013 , 01:39 PM | #20

Thank you for contacting EA/Bioware! This is Lady Game Master Taghamma, I have read your ticket on seeing those items from cartel market purchase,

I'm really sorry I wasn't able to chat with you in person about this, but since you provided enough information about the issue in your ticket, I was still able to check into this for you!

After digging into this issue a bit, we've received similar reports of this particular issue happening. It has been found that the cause of this issue is related to corrupted user interface files in your game client. In order to ensure that corrupted UI files do not hinder your gameplay experience, I suggest doing a full UI reset.

You may have received these instructions before as it is a common solution to a number of ingame problems. Especially around patch time. By clearing out these files and addons we reset everything to default and you can then reinstall your addons one at a time to determine which one might be causing the problem.

Here's how to reset your UI:

1) Close completely out of the game client.

2) Go into your Star Wars :The Old Republic folder and delete or rename the ***, CACHE, and INTERFACE folders. If you wish to preserve your addons you can rename the Interface folder to Interface.old before moving on to the next step.

3) Start Star Wars :The Old Republic again from the Launcher. If the UI reset was done properly you will see the opening cinematic upon start-up and any third party add-ons will be wiped.

Thanks and have great day!

That right there is terrible response from a GM I know EAWare can do better then this !