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Disappointment in cartel packs any one ELSE.

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Disappointment in cartel packs any one ELSE.

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Yyrmega
07.26.2013 , 05:46 PM | #21
Angedechu called, she wants her thread back!

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Razamatazz
07.26.2013 , 06:50 PM | #22
I look at the cartel packs in a completely different way. I see them as a way to make money to buy the stuff I want from them off of other players on the GTN. The chances of collecting all the pieces to a set via opening boxes? Yeah, not gonna happen for me. However, the fact that you can buy the items off the GTN makes it feasible to get the sets, so, buy the crates and sell the contents to get creds (or farm dailies, either way) and buy what you want. Look at it as participating in the economy, if you do it via selling pack contents you're helping other players get things they really want that you could care less about while buying that piece that you can't live without off the guy who thinks "who in their right mind wants this?" A win win for both parties, all while helping to support the game so we can continue to enjoy it.

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MSchuyler
07.26.2013 , 07:00 PM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by Razamatazz View Post
I look at the cartel packs in a completely different way. I see them as a way to make money to buy the stuff I want from them off of other players on the GTN. The chances of collecting all the pieces to a set via opening boxes? Yeah, not gonna happen for me. However, the fact that you can buy the items off the GTN makes it feasible to get the sets, so, buy the crates and sell the contents to get creds (or farm dailies, either way) and buy what you want. Look at it as participating in the economy, if you do it via selling pack contents you're helping other players get things they really want that you could care less about while buying that piece that you can't live without off the guy who thinks "who in their right mind wants this?" A win win for both parties, all while helping to support the game so we can continue to enjoy it.
Agree^^^^^

You made a business decision instead of a gambling one. In that context it works. The first time I bought a CP I opened it and said, "God, were you stupid!" and I never did it again. But I still sold the silly Jawa Gram!

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Nickious
07.26.2013 , 08:50 PM | #24
Mira's jacket just gets me all nostgic of KOTOR 2 so i had to get it. I bought 3 or 4 packs, didn't get it. The odds weren't ever in my favor. I patiently bought each piece on GTN and have a full set.

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mitchsts
07.26.2013 , 09:51 PM | #25
i don't understand why people buy them in the first place. if they piss you off and give you junk all the time, why would you continue to buy them? bioware does it because they know people are dumb enough to do it. if you want that to change then don't support it, don't buy them.
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Kissakias
07.27.2013 , 07:02 AM | #26
Quote: Originally Posted by rkjunior View Post
Last I checked, no one has a gun to your head forcing you to spend cartel coins on the packs.
lot of players hunt collections, some collectible items can be only from legend rank so need lot of packs till cap
have goals to the game is very healthy, but EA make it unhealthy so far, with random luck and lot of credits and the BOP system
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branmakmuffin
07.27.2013 , 08:19 AM | #27
Quote: Originally Posted by Kissakias View Post
lot of players hunt collections, some collectible items can be only from legend rank so need lot of packs till cap
They "need" to, eh? Again, there is no one forcing them to fill this "need."

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have goals to the game is very healthy, but EA make it unhealthy so far with random luck
All games involve random luck to one extent or another. Again, it someone doesn't like the way it works, they are free to not participate. There is nothing in the CM that is essential for questing in the game.

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and lot of credits and the BOP system
Most items from packs are not BoP. I'd like it, too, if the Cartel rep items were not BoP, but they are, so that's the way it is.

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Razamatazz
07.27.2013 , 08:28 AM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by MSchuyler View Post
Agree^^^^^

You made a business decision instead of a gambling one. In that context it works. The first time I bought a CP I opened it and said, "God, were you stupid!" and I never did it again. But I still sold the silly Jawa Gram!
Yeah, I got some "Nice Try" Jawa gram and Darth Malak's jaw casing in my first pack, I wanted a derelict purple eviscerating crystal. Didn't get it in the packs I got with the CC's I had but made enough cred's selling the junk I had no interest in to buy what I wanted, so in the end it worked out for me. I've bought a few different collection pieces off the GTN now, I like that there's stuff there that I can get now.

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JattaGin
07.27.2013 , 03:32 PM | #29
I didn't play lotto (lottery) for about 3 months and I felt a lack of gambling. So for the first time, I bought a hypercrate in Swtor (for the only purpose of having fun opening them). I expected nothing and got a lot. I must have been really lucky, because I got several cool speeders and some of the rarer pets which sell for 50k+ on the market, Revan statue, music health something, a weird chair, all sorts of crystals and weapons, several armor sets complete and rare stuff like Mira or Malak several times. Like I completed Mira's set and got two pieces extra for sale. Plus some other armor stuff I had recently bought cheap on the GTN (e. g. I once got the jacket of the last handmaiden on the GTN for 2000 only) which I could sell for good winning.

All in all, I have to say that I was very positively surprised. However, I had bought some single packs in the past, either for CC or on the GTN and I always only got crap. But this one hypercrate I bought was pure (ingame) gold for me. What I didn't get much was reputation though. And that is what this topic is actually about (we got a bit sidetracked). How much hypercrates do you need to buy to get to legend status? It must be a lot.

Still, the guy who just got a collector's edition in a game shop and could redeem the code was even more lucky than me with my hypercrate.

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branmakmuffin
07.27.2013 , 03:46 PM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by JattaGin View Post
I didn't play lotto (lottery) for about 3 months and I felt a lack of gambling. So for the first time, I bought a hypercrate in Swtor (for the only purpose of having fun opening them). I expected nothing and got a lot.
If you buy a hypercrate, you are going to get plenty. I have purchased 3 (off the GTN) and was able to re-sell the contents (that I chose to sell) for more than I paid each time.