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Question About New Decos

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Xina_LA
05.01.2021 , 11:49 PM | #1
I got a Tree of the Archivist from the new flashpoint.
Why is there a Large/Centerpiece deco of a tree breaking out of a giant bowl?
It's the most bizarre thing I've seen in the game.

Also, why is the Smuggled Art deco called that?
It doesn't have any artwork in the boxes. Am I missing a FP reference?
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Mongorr
05.02.2021 , 04:06 AM | #2
Yeah, the new FP decos are not that great. The tree is basically a bigger Dantooine medium tree but the bowl looks odd. The archives power storage unit is nice (looks library-ish), the columns and table are ok, but there's also things like Dantooine debris pile. Sure, there might be someone who has been looking for exactly this, but compared to for example the Copero deco drops, they could be better.

Also agree regarding the smuggled art. Two containers slammed together - could just as well be smuggled underpants. ^^

I wonder if the drop rate on storymode after the initial one-time crate drop is as abysmal as the rate in SoV.
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Estelindis
05.02.2021 , 08:21 AM | #3
The smuggled artwork reveals art if it's opened. Interact with it.
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Mongorr
05.02.2021 , 08:40 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Estelindis View Post
The smuggled artwork reveals art if it's opened. Interact with it.
Oh, thanks for the info. Yes, looks much nicer now. I probably would never have placed it withour your tipp.
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Xina_LA
05.02.2021 , 10:45 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Estelindis View Post
The smuggled artwork reveals art if it's opened. Interact with it.
Did Malgus steal some artwork? I had no idea he was so... cultured.
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Estelindis
05.03.2021 , 05:09 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Mongorr View Post
Oh, thanks for the info. Yes, looks much nicer now. I probably would never have placed it withour your tipp.
To be honest it wasn't obvious to me. I really dislike interactable decorations having the bright blue highlight. It messes with the visual vibe. But if the highlight isn't there, it's easy to miss the interaction! I only clicked because I was suspicious at how interchangeable the base decoration looked with any number of crates. So I think, from a designer's point of view, the struggle is real.

Quote: Originally Posted by Xina_LA View Post
Did Malgus steal some artwork? I had no idea he was so... cultured.
Are the crates supposed to be from Malgus?
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Mongorr
05.03.2021 , 08:19 AM | #7
I can only assume how people use interactive decos. Maybe there are a lot of role players enjoying that they start out in "deactivated mode". I personally would much prefer, since the setting is not persistent through logout, that those decos are by default "activated", so you don't have to run around everytime switching them all on one by one in case somebody comes to visit.
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Estelindis
05.03.2021 , 11:23 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Mongorr View Post
I can only assume how people use interactive decos. Maybe there are a lot of role players enjoying that they start out in "deactivated mode". I personally would much prefer, since the setting is not persistent through logout, that those decos are by default "activated", so you don't have to run around everytime switching them all on one by one in case somebody comes to visit.
For some reason, this never occurred to me as an option. Yeah, in every case I can quickly call to mind, a default activated state would be great.
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Xina_LA
05.04.2021 , 06:27 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Mongorr View Post
I personally would much prefer, since the setting is not persistent through logout, that those decos are by default "activated", so you don't have to run around everytime switching them all on one by one in case somebody comes to visit.
I don't think there's any point to that. I'm pretty sure they all work like the jukeboxes. If someone isn't within range when the "button push signal" (as I think of it) goes out, nothing happens. They won't see the device activated.

For example, if you're alone in your SH and activate a jukebox, then your friend arrives, they won't hear anything.
If you activate your jukebox while they're in range, it's random what song they hear, it probably won't be the same song you're listening to.

In my experience, all the deco activation is client side.
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Mongorr
05.04.2021 , 08:46 AM | #10
Oh, interesting. And a little odd. I wasn't aware of that, especially with the jukebox. Oh well, not that they would have changed it anyhow.^^
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