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SWTOR New Changes to Cartel Market Packs and Direct Sales

Bioware is making some changes to the cartel market packs and direct sales.

New Cartel Market Items, Pack, and Direct Sales | 03.26.2018, 04:32 PM
Hey folks,

Over the last year we’ve changed how we operate the Cartel Market based on your suggestions, including increasing the number of items and the frequency in limited time, direct purchase sales. Our goal is to give you more freedom to choose how you get your items. Want to get them out of packs? You still can! Want to get them directly? Now you can do that, too.

Starting with the Spring event on Tuesday, March 27th players will begin to see changes take shape in three key areas: direct sale of items, new items, and the next Cartel Market (CM) pack. This Spring event is a limited time event which will run from Tuesday, March 27th through Tuesday, April 17th. Check out each section below for specifics!

New Items
Been looking to get the new Dark Honor Guard’s Unstable Saber (it’s amazing) since the launch of Game Update 5.8 ‘Command Authority’? Well that saber along with all the new 5.8 Cartel Market items will be available for direct sale starting tomorrow, March 27th!

The Next CM Pack
Our new Cartel Pack will be called the “Ultimate Pack” will be available tomorrow as well and it works a bit differently than other packs:

  • Each pack contains 4 slots. Slots 1, 2, and 3 can contain any item ever released on the CM, including the new items coming in ‘Command Authority’ (Game Update 5.8), and any future items. Slot 4 will then contain either scrap, Companion Gifts, or a Dye Module. Dyes being in slot 4 is a big change from how it worked in older packs.
  • Pricing of the packs has been lowered; they can be purchased individually (200 CC), in a 10-pack Supercrate (1900 CC), or in a 30-pack Hypercrate (5400 CC).


Cartel Market Limited Time Sale 
From Tuesday, April 3rd through Tuesday, April 17th almost every Cartel Market item will be available for direct sale! Maybe there is an item you have been waiting to see in our weekly sales, or, you just don’t want to throw the credits at it on the GTN. This will give you an opportunity to scoop that item up.

Let us know your thoughts! We appreciate your continued feedback.

-eric

By Dulfy

MMO guide writer and blogger. Currently playing and covering SWTOR, GW2, and TSW.

181 replies on “SWTOR New Changes to Cartel Market Packs and Direct Sales”

Ahhhhh the ‘ol “We know our game’s on its last legs so we’re going to try and squeeze every last penny out of our customers before it dies” sale!

GET YOUR DISCOUNTED PIXELS now before the game closes and you can’t use them anymore!

LOL they are so desperate…If there is something missing that you wish to see let us know and we can work on getting it added for a future direct sale.

-eric

This, unfortunately. People love their shiny pixels, and ready to pay
for it. Regardless of what happens in other areas of the game.

ROFLMAO. Yes. please don’t throw credits at GTN, because we dont benefit from that! Throw real life money at us instead! ULTIMATE GREEDING!

the gtn is broken. When the last credit glitch happened they didn’t fix it, they just put more creds in the game thinking it’d fix it but it just cause inflation to go up even more. NO ONE at EA has apparently ever taken an economics course.

Just transfer these tons of coins into credits, and go buy NiM sale run from one of guilds that do them.

I’ll spend all my cartel coins from a few months of not playing for some new content… :/

I reckon the game is near it’s end. They are desperate to milk the last cartel coins and money from people, one last time. I remember such thing happening to Warhammer Online before EA closed it. Such a pity. As supreme leader Smoke said: “When I found you, I felt raw power. But beyond that, something truly special”.I liked you SWTOR. You had such a potential

Yep thats a confirmation. First they ramp up CM sales and add direct sales for most desirable items. Then lower price for packs and then bring on EVERY item possible for direct sale.

They want to milk as much they can. Smart players understand that this is dangerous time because whats the point to get items when game doesnt get actual regular content updates on time. You basically hoard items by giving more money for EA to extend CM viability and not game content itself.
Summer will be tough for this game. Nothing will come and nothing much in the end of this year. I realy cant see how EA can extend this game lifetime until 2023. Thats 5 years.

Gamorrean Guard piggy companion could be added to vendor of NightLife Event like everything else and new RNG slot machine reward pending???

Wait, so all those new pack items won’t actually be in the pack? The pack is just a glorified chance cube x3 with gumballs and companion candy?

RIP pack sales.

that is actually pretty accurate. Even the new pack preview shows old armors. Even worse the old armors they show only have 1-2 pieces of said armor worth anything. I think EA is trying to say “we fixed all our games” but in reality its just to sell you a saber for 60 bucks IRL cash

well i don’t think it will end very soon. why all the changes in recent times, just to close it shortly after? that makes no sense. in that way, why would they change anything instead of only milking the players? it’s true, they probably won’t bring a 6.0 anymore, even if they said they are thinking about it. the game won’t stop until they have a new mmorpg in the making – and they are, if the rumors about that former visceral game are true. but how long will it take to be ready? at least one year. and there’s nothing confirmed right now.

You may want to look up the history of EA with Warhammer Online. They did a small content update (about the size of the current SWTOR one’s) then 30 days later announced the closure of WO and 60 days after that WO was offline for good.

Whether this is response to pending legislation, or just a way to continue to resell stale old CM content to make some money is anyone’s guess though.

This indeed i recall as HUGE Warhammer Online Fan. Ah, Good times There on a MMO with many great IDEAS. Shame on Damn You EA SUITS :/ We had good Community there Having a Good Pvp & Pve Time. Now that Rumor is going around about Half Blind EA Suits Planning for New SW MMO i would imagine that Revenue from SWTOR goes Towards Eaware’s Destiny Clone Anthem Development & some of it for that Rumored SW MMO. Or then it’s not MMO, but Online Boom Boom with Lootboxes whatever.

RIP SW 1313 that looked good. Even it had the silly Cover & Boom Boom Combat Mechanics, but darn it looked sweet. Also cool thing about it was that it was reminding a bit of good ol Star Wars: Republic Commando https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_Republic_Commando <3 Rant & Sweet Memories Out 😛 Kindly: Gamer who Dislikes "Development" policy like this & would make Law against it if would have the Powah to do so. Esp. when Mucuso & rest of Swtor's Skeleton Crew Dares to Call it as Event.. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/319f6f96041cb01e67d64144ff3b509d9a2b731e2a07c2c1193f807c8abbbf6c.jpg

I reckon the game is near it’s end. They are desperate to milk the last cartel coins and money from people, one last time. I remember such thing happening to Warhammer Online before EA closed it. Such a pity. As supreme leader Smoke said: “When I found you, I felt raw power. But beyond that, something truly special”

So, the new packs will not necessarily contain items from the actual “new pack”? But you might instead get a hypercrate and only get 4-5 items that will be new tomorrow? Wow, the fail is strong, now even on the Cartel Market packs….

A chance to get any item ever released? When 99% of the items is crap released to satisfy the space barbie collectors? This competes with the lack of new content in how disgusting it is.

you should attend another cantina event. you will feel much better about the future of swtor

Finally direct sells now that’s I’m talking about pretty sure the direct sells will be get more profit out of a new pack that doesn’t necessarily have the new items

I think this is more a move coming down from EA following the New Battlefront 2 loot create fiasco.

EA will be trying to move everything off gambling creates in an attempt to avoid governmental legislation being created that could potentially mark their games with Adult Only ratings.

It’s not disappointing trolls, the game is already a disappointment enough, thus creating trolls in light of disappointment.

Sick of spending fake money or giving us real money for chance? Just give us more and we’ll sell it to you straight up sticking it to everyone who spent money or played the game to to get same items on gtn. Sounds like a “fuck you” to anyone who has played for more than 2 years.

Also I’ve bought from the CM before because they were direct buy only, Like the exterminators set or thexans set. And of course no one “forces” me such a stupid troll line.

That’s exactly what it is. Hell it’s my addiction to the game is making bad ass looking sith. It’s my weakness.

Hey remember when you spent 4 months saving creds for that awesome lightsaber? well its now for direct sale suck it =Eric Musco

wow horrible troll. I was actually talking about the volatile conquerors saber i got 4 years ago un-subbed. It was simply a statement for everyone who did for things like the crossguard or senya’s sabers and poof now its just pay and ya got it.

Also sorry I don’t speak 13 yo whats QQ? Anyway come in game and let me see what awesomeness you got. Besides 3 plat saber’s I have almost every item in the game. Hell wanna act like crying come duel me. I’ll be happy to make fun of you while I force push you off a cliff a second in. lol

Unless I’m being trolled, which is not entirely impossible, patch notes for 5.8a say Double XP is back, ranging from Dec 23rd to Jan 1st ‘-‘

The most probably explanation is that someone forgot to change the dates from the previous Double XP event. Copy and paste, but forgetting to change the numbers. At this point, it would be a surprise if they could get anything right.

[OP is Fred G]

Their proof reader is a 6th grader who’s on spring break vacation to their nana’s house. There’s no time for anyone else to check inbetween giggling and playing nerf basketball in Keith’s office. Him and Musco always play shirtless.

[OP is Fred G]

Several weeks and you still can’t sell your garbage accounts. And with this change and BIG EVENT you’re rare stuff is about to be made not rare at all as it’ll be available for direct purchase. Give your account to a needy child. It may be cruel to subject them to SWTOR but it’s better than nothing.

Because we don’t need your permission for the following:
1. Play
2. Complain

Also, they are not mutually exclusive.
Finally, it’s actually a lot of fun to do both at the same.
Oh yeah one more thing, are you hurt because we complain about your favorite game?

If you complain with every change they do, maybe you should go find another game that’s enjoyable. It’s illogical to constantly complain about a game that you enjoy. But hey, complain for the sake of complaining righ? Can’t be happy and vote with your wallet, right? That takes too much thought apparently. Let’s throw money at the game then bitch about it afterwards.

Awesome logic dude. You’re the reason why EA pulls the shit they do. Because whales like you can’t say no to loot boxes.

Well first of all I don’t complain with every change they do, but only with the bad ones. And lately the bad ones outnumber the good ones by a large margin. The only good things we got in 2018 were one flashpoint and two operation bosses, and all of that should have been released at least 6 months ago.

Also, I don’t throw money to the game apart from my subscription. I have never EVER bought Cartel Coins with real money, as I buy all the items that I want with either in-game credits, or with the free Cartel Coins from subscription.

So basically your entire post was both unnecessary and completely off target as well.

“Why all the changes” Oh gee, I dunno, maybe because of the recent loot box controversies from EA maybe?

It doesn’t solve the problem with this game, no. And the way that the new packs are structured now, creates even more problems.

Pay me for a solution and I will give you one. It’s not even that hard. I am the customer here, not the manager or the designer or the programmer or the media guy, or any of the buffoons who have made this game horrible.

I see that you’re New here because saying this. In Past couple Years Here on Dulfy’s we’ve had Several Comments that have given Good Development Idea’s for Swtor. Sadly Eaware hasn’t Executed any of those ideas. I don’t mean that Devs would see them here, but just that it’s unfortunate how much bling bling $ is blocking their Creative thoughts. If there’s ever been any of those thoughts after 3.0 Patch.

If you have enough Tenacity then you can Browse the Posts that she has put up. Wish you nice gaming in any game you adventure in. Kindly: Gamer who Dislikes “Development” policy like this & would make Law against it if would have the Powah to do so.

I see that you’re New here because saying this. In Past couple Years Here on Dulfy’s we’ve had Several Comments that have given Good Development Idea’s for Swtor. Sadly Eaware hasn’t Executed any of those ideas. I don’t mean that Devs would see them here, but just that it’s unfortunate how much bling bling $ is blocking their Creative thoughts. If there’s ever been any of those thoughts after 3.0 Patch.

If you have enough Tenacity then you can Browse the Posts that she has put up. Wish you nice gaming in any game you adventure in. Kindly: Gamer who Dislikes “Development” policy like this & would make Law against it if would have the Powah to do so. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/18827ea69de38c5f7a7a38e5ff005cc1d914b96659afae34e66307964c5e5dad.jpg

I’m one of those people who kinda enjoys the random, almost gambling-like experience and surprise of opening a few (and only a few) packs to see what nifty toys I get. Sometimes I get something (admittedly cosmetic) that I really want. The rest of the time I put stuff I don’t want on the GTN and make a few credits.

But, this change… I’ll never buy a pack again… And at the prices they put out for the lightsaber and Last Jedi-inspired vibrosword, I won’t be buying the direct purchase stuff, either.

Direct Sales with Heavy Pricing is almost even worse “or well it is” than Random loot Loot Crate Bling Bling offers. Shame on You Eaware.. Shame on You for exploiting Wallets owned by Fragile mind people. Those who drool from Returning Companions with 2m Dialogue BS & get kicks for Romancing Npc Chars. The dialogue Sequence which can’t be Repeated after the 1st time. Also exploiting Wallet owned by those who drool half blindly for Lightsabers with 40+ € Price Tag & 20+ € Price Tag for Mount.

This indeed seems like “Whale Market DLC” as “ZestyM8” said down below.. :/ Seems that for 3rd year Same Crap continues on Swtor Ex Mmo’s so called Development :/ So far 2018 has brought more news About Swtor’s Microtransactions store than last 2x years Combined & any other Mmo out there in past Year. Nutz.. Nutz we Mmo’ers with Clear Vision say. :/

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Loot boxes are the snag. No one forces anyone to buy the stuff. Maybe if ppl had more self control instead of GIMMIE SHIT FOR FREE, things would be better. The blame is on the player base for allowing this.

I’m concerned. It apprears they’re trying to milk every last dollar they can with old stuff before people figure out there’s nothing new to look forward to content-wise.

Indeed & You Mean Those Remaining People Figure out Who have Been Indoctrinated / Brainwashed by King Keith’s Sugar Coated Writings for past Year’ish. I truly Hope they Wake up Soon & Stop Blindly Funding this Shameful Behavior. Kindly: Sub Since 1st Launch up to End of 2016. Returned Oct. 2017, but Total Disappointment so 1x Month Sub Auto Renewal Axed at Dec 2017. #WaitingForSubWorthyNews

Indeed. I didn’t write that i would be Gun Pointed to my head by some EA Suit. @johnkosto:disqus Said down below that it’s Definitely Disgusting & it 110% is so. Then again it’s Big IP so why not Exploit it with Disgusting way.. Devs can earn with Subs & only Occasional Microtransactions on F2P MMO Title.

When They’re Pushing out Proper Content Regularly 🙂 Nothing about this reply is offensive towards you so don’t take it harshly 🙂 Wish you Enjoyable time in any game you adventure in. Kindly: Gamer who Dislikes “Development” policy like this & would make Law against it if would have the Powah to do so 🙂 #WaitingForSubWorthyNews #BuysARazerForBenIrving #MovesKeithFromStreamChatModSeatInFrontOfWebcam

Everything being on direct sale effectively makes nothing rare.. which makes my cargo bays drop in value by an incalculable amount. Thanks Bioware. Seems like they’re making a last ditch money grab before they shut down the game. (I still play and love this game, this is just my observation from this)

I have around 6 bill worth of items in cargo bays, them going on direct sale reduces the value by easy 80%. Value is based off supply and demand. If they open supply the value is going to plummet. The majority of my wares depend on them being super rares from packs you can’t buy any more.

I’ve played this game since launch, only in this last year have I unsubbed. Even unsubbed I still love this game, I’m currently rerolling an agent just to redo the story. However lack of NEW content, and lack of giving us a reason to stay IS going to kill this game. THese new stories were decent, but ONLY if you played as a Jedi. Fighting a Sith Emperor as a Trooper? Bullshit. They need to reopen 8 characters worth of storylines to give each class a place in the dialogue. I’m not saying it’s dying now, or that this is going to cause it to die. I’m just making an observation to the extent of: If I was Bioware and I was going to shut the game down, this is EXACTLY what I would do as a last ditch to turn a profit. “You’ve wanted this shit for 5 years, here, buy it.”

No need to add that last statement. If you commented, it’s clear you care. Im sorry for what bioware did to you and to this game and to the players.

Haha Trololoolz At First All the Way up to “Only Requirement” i Thought You’re One of the Remaining People Logging Every Day & Living in Cloud Castle & in Denial Mode 😉 Well Done.. Well done Sir! 😀 *Giggidy Time..* <3

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Dude stop using caps every other word, like i like your point that Swtor has gone down the drain, but its unnerving…

Haha yeah.. Emphasis on Slightly.. Noot ;D Well said 😛 Kindly: Sub Since 1st Launch up to End of 2016. Returned Oct. 2017, but Total Disappointment so 1x Month Sub Auto Renewal Axed at Dec 2017. #WaitingForSubWorthyNews

Subbed for 2 years or so, been playing ESO for the past 2 years and well, they release new content. It’s kinda nice actually

DUH. You can buy stuff in-game and therefore it is an everyday game event. It’s the best one too. What game have you been playing?

It’s not a game event, because it’s not IN the game. The Cartel Market has NOTHING to do with playing the game. There’s no quest, no mission, nothing you have to do IN-GAME. So it’s not a “game event”. They can call it what they like, of course. Even “content”.

We don’t have to take it as such. You can love it, and call it what you like too.

Doesn’t mean it IS a game event.

Or, they’re making less loot boxes because of BF2 BS and making items firect purchase. How does one have a fire sale for digital pixels?

It’s a metaphor. Think about it. One big cash grab before the end. I’m just saying I’ve seen this before and that’s what it looks like. I hope I’m wrong.

I don’t think you’re wrong… This “event” is a way to squeeze money from players who desperately hope that some form of Star Wars RPG doesn’t disappear from their lives.

As much as I hate to say it, it’s time for SWTOR to be shut down, for Disney to grant the Star Wars license to a better developer and publisher, and finally create a KOTOR3 for the fan base.

A KOTOR 3 you will finish in one day so you can go and start crying like a little bitch for a KOTOR 4?
Nah thanks, at least SWTOR can keep on the story going on even if its by small chapters after chapters while keeping your progress through everyone of them. Thats the pro of it being and MMO.

That’s hyperbole and you know it. KOTOR 3, if done right, would provide a lot of rich gameplay. I must have spent 100+ hours on KOTOR and KOTOR 2. Regardless, I am a patient gamer. I know quality RPGs take time and I would not instantly whine for KOTOR 4. Hell, I haven’t even whined for the next Dragon Age or Mass Effect.

Regarding the potential of a MMO… I would agree with you that SWTOR has endless potential. BUT that assumes Bioware Austin would actually create content, which they haven’t done in ages. And I’m not talking about the KOTET-style chapters. I want to see something like Rise of the Hutt Cartel or Shadow of Revan (and related FPs, Ops, dailies, etc.). But they haven’t built any content like that in ages and they haven’t indicated that’s the direction they plan to take the game, either.

Hence… Give me KOTOR 3 to fill my Star Wars gaming needs.

If anything, recent events point in the opposite direction, with staff from BW, Austin being diverted to work on “Anthem”.

2018 will be even worse than 2017 in terms of actual content. So all that “potential” is wasted.

Yeah, a chapter you can beat in 30 minutes, maybe one hour max, for an entire month (and you need to pay 15$ for). Excuse me, but I fail to see how that’s better.

Make it 60$, put devs’ hearts in it and make it moddable for free. It’ll live long enough to surpass a MMO, especially SWTOR as it is now.

Nice event guys. Really. 10/10. Haven’t seen anything like this before, and for good reason. Because it’s complete and utter bullshit.

Wanna know what’s an event? A Steam sale. Because they offer big discounts on stuff actually worth a damn. Nothing was said here of discounting anything and nothing here is worth two drops of piss. So instead they’re making an event based on what they’re probably being pushed to do already because of government crackdown on the RNG boxes.

Snake oil salesmen. Fucking snake oil salesmen. Mark my words, this direct purchase stuff comes out later this year as part of 6.0. There’s no expansion and no meaningful content. Just a rework so they can peddle their fucking garbage.

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Sounds like a going out of business sale. You know it’s bad when they can’t even make a cartel pack full of new items.

Great, selling more crap that could have been rewards for actual content, or otherwise added into the game. You seriously think we’ll believe you, Bioware, when you say you need this money for funding? I will never believe that shitty argument, nor will I ever “support” a game that throws in so many cheap microtransactions instead of adding items , content, and features players have been asking for since day fucking one.

I love how the new items are so few that they put them in a pack with literally everything else ever. Great RNG… Didn’t think they could get worse. What a joke. Even though direct purchase is available it’s way overpriced, as usual.

Agreed! 5000 CC for the “cool new lightsaber” is crazy expensive.

I honestly haven’t played in months, ever since EA “banned” me for a failed credit card charge (which I fixed within 24 hours and then EA took nearly 2 months to fix on their side…).

I clearly missed a 7200CC price tag in the past, which is completely ridiculous.

5000CC is just about $40 USD. For pixels. It’s too expensive. Even at 2800CC the Last Jedi vibrosword is too expensive.

(PS: “cool new” was sarcasm…)

I don’t get this argument about “Too expensive.” They set these prices because people pay for it. Same thing with concerts, weddings, high end food, etc.

It’s a luxury.

Yes Naturally Bad Mmo Devs “Devs not Swtor 110% bad” do This Shameful Move cause They’re Part of Those Mmo Devs Who Want Revenue with Least Effort As Possible.. :/ They Know That Crap Works so they Do It. Fools with no Shame.. Take care Enjoy any Game you Adventure In.

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You pay $40 for an entire content of pixels. It’s called a video game. But I guess you want everything free.

Paying 40$ for an entire game worth of hours of gameplay( if you are new player) is one thing. Paying 40$ for a single item within that game is totally different. And ridiculous like he said. And retarded like Kosto said.

I’m not and I wont.

I don’t mind paying developers for content. I would gladly drop another $40 or $50 for a full “next chapter” — as long as it’s something as large and engaging as Rise of the Hutt Cartel. In fact, I am still a sub because I feel the perks a sub gets is worth $75 every six months.

I just take issue with the pricing on some of these luxury items. They are too expensive and unreasonable.

Maybe I am just a whiney bitch as others have said. I have been a defender of SWTOR for years and I am finally reaching the end of my patience. I want real content, not just overpriced cosmetics.

If you aren’t buying it, then you have no reason to be offended over how the price things.

No You’re Not Whiny Biatch as You Speak The Shameful Truth as in Shameful what The Devs are Doing. Revenue no Matter Which Way is Part of Human Greed.. :/ Take care enjoy any game you Adventure in 🙂 Kindly: Pre Ordered D.Deluxe Edition & Sub Since Launch to End of 2016. Returned Oct. 2017, but Got Sad Cause Still Lack of Proper Mmo Content & no Good Plans for it on Sight. Sub Auto Renewal Axed at Dec 2017. #WaitingForSubWorthyNews

Paying 40€ or more for a Full Game that Gives you Lets Say 50+ Hrs of Adventure Time Is A WHOLE Diff. Thing than Paying That Much for a Mictrotransactions market Pixel Weapon. Unfortunately There are 2 many People out There on These Days Who Lack the Understanding for Money’s Value. So they Waste it on Mmo’s Real Cash In Game Store. Just as Developers Want It To Go..

Those Mmo Devs Who Want Revenue with Least Effort As Possible.. They Know That Crap Works so they Do It. Fools with no Shame.. Take care Enjoy any Game you Adventure In. Kindly: Pre Ordered D.Deluxe Edition & Sub Since Launch to End of 2016. Returned Oct. 2017, but Got Sad Cause Still Lack of Proper Mmo Content & no Good Plans for it on Sight. Sub Auto Renewal Axed at Dec 2017. #WaitingForSubWorthyNews

How is it retarded? If you can’t afford it, that sounds like your problem. I won’t deny it is expensive, but it is a vanity item. Do you call all things you can’t afford retarded?

I didn’t call the item retarded, learn to read. I called its price retarded. But to answer your question, I only call retarded, the retarded prices.

It has nothing to do with whether I like the item itself, or if I can afford it. I can afford it if I want to, I have about 6000 CC stored. I just don’t want to spend it on crap.

Did @johnkosto:disqus Say at any Part of his Comment That He Can’t AFFORD It ?? No He did not. I know Many People with So good Income That they Could Easily spend even 200€ per month for SWTOR’s Idiotic Whale Market Sales.. I could also spend 50-100€ added to Ex Sub that had for 5+ Years Non Stop.. Without suffering in RL, But not Fool Enough To Do It..

With Idiotic Whale Market sales Mean the Ceiling Touching Prices & Many Stupid Reskins that have 25€ – 45€ Price Tag.. Reskins that Newcomers Have No Idea & they’ve Fooled to Pay big € as they do.. Take care & If you’ve been Spending ludicrous amounts to Whale Market then please Wake Up from the Denial Mode.. Have fun in whatever game you Adventure In.

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I don’t see what the problem is. 5000 is fine for a price. In fact, I’d even argue that it’s too low.

I have no intention of spending a dime on it even if I had cartel coins to blow through simply because I don’t see the value in it. But the high price is what drives rarity and what sets the bar for the in-game credit value. It also makes it less likely that every player and their mother will be equipping the same stuff.

If an item is going to have a super-rare trait to it, then it needs to either (a) have a completely ridiculous price point for a direct sale. or (b) not be available for direct sale in the first place.

It’s like $50 bucks. There is no justifying selling a singular in game item for $50 when they can instead put their development efforts to new content and charge people less for that. It’s greed and it isn’t right. (It’s also causing the game to keep losing subs)

Because the people on the marketing team are the same people on the game design team? Do you realize how little sense that makes?

Regardless of if they make more cartel sales or not, the rate that content is released will not change at all because one thing has nothing to do with the other.

That’s like saying you can’t drive your car because the person in the passenger seat fell asleep.

Well if they are putting every Stronghold decoration from cartel packs up during this special limited sale…could well be worth that. SWTOR has become “Second Life II – space fantasy” with questing – whether you wanna (choose to) believe it or not. But musco used the word, ‘almost’ so if they choose not to sell stronghold decorations from packs during this sale – then this game and its handlers have become the greatest con artists and snake oil salesman of the modern gaming era. The time for gimmicks needs to end.

Those decos shouldn’t have been part of a RNG crate to begin with. I can see myself accepting a separate pack for the decorations, but it would still be a shameless cashgrab. Why even pay a sub if the majority of in-game items just require more money to get?

“Why even pay a sub if the majority of in-game items just require more money to get?”
^^ DAMN Well Said.. *Brainstorm when think of Swtor’s Eaware Crew Behavior..* Just wanna Slap some sense into their Empty Bone Heads.. Kindly: Pre Ordered D.Deluxe Edition & Sub Since Launch to End of 2016. Returned Oct. 2017, but Got Sad Cause Still Lack of Proper Mmo Content & no Good Plans for it on Sight. Sub Auto Renewal Axed at Dec 2017. #WaitingForSubWorthyNews

I love how people were crying all these years for RNG and lootboxes wanting everything to be direct sale.
And now everything is going direct sale everyone starts ranting like bitches again.

I love how you do not understand a single thing about Bioware’s boxes and the changes implemented to the disgusting Cartel Market system. If they could, they would sell their mothers for Cartel Coins on direct sale.

Super, Duper EXCITED! This is AWESOME! Boy, this game keeps surprising me. I’m just SOOOOOO glad these guys are spearheading this game into GREATNESS!!!

I mean, who wouldn’t be SUPER, DUPER excited about this? Oh I know: the haters. That vile den of naysayers that complain, complain, complain… They just can’t see the GREATNESS of this game. A lost case, in my opinion.

But let them come out NOW!!! I dare them! Yes, I do dare them! Didn’t they want content? Like we don’t have enough already. I know, I know! People are never satisfied. Well, let them come out NOW! What is this? An EVENT! Yes naysayers you read it right! A Spring EVENT! And for the first time EVER, maybe in all MMO-land, a cash-shop EVENT! How much more daring, how much more INVENTIVE can you get??? You CANNOT! Praise Keith and all the VISIONARY people at BioWare, Austin.

Hold a second, I think I’m hyper-ventilating…

(still hyper-ventilating…)

(still hyper-ventilating…)

(still hyper-ventilating…)

There. I think I’m calmer now. In fact, I’m SOOOOO calm my first resolution for this game is to file a complaint! Yes, you heard me right, a complaint.

How DARE you, BioWare? How dare you? How come I cannot subscribe for the REST OF MY LIFE??? The best you can come up with is a YEAR??? Only a year? Who in their right minds would do THAT??? I’m going to leave a TOR sub in my testament. When I die, I want to continue subbing! THAT’S how much faith I have in this game.

Read my words VERY CAREFULLY: there is greatness to come in this game. Much more greatness. Let other MMO’s continue the never ending wheel of “regular” content for their misguided players.

TOR is on a class all of its own.

NOBODY can touch this game.

For real, actually…

You are ready to join the official forums, Paulo. May the bright light of your white armor shine over BW’s staff!!!

[OP is Fred G]

Well, Paulo, the joke’s on you and everyone else because you haven’t stopped to consider that “Anthem” is actually the production code name of SWTOR 2!!!!! All of the footage released so far is fake news just like the moon landing and any pictures or video that show a spherical Earth.

Tenebrae/Vitiate/Valkorian had ANOTHER life in an entire different reality. There, posing as a cook named Bob on a starship, he’s hatching a new plot to control the galaxy. Only you, the INLANDER, can defeat Tenebrae/Vitiate/Valkorian/Bob by building up your Cartel Market rep through challenging Shopping Raids, a new feature that other MMO devs are too stupid to ever come up with. Are you ready for more STAR WARS!? We know you like STAR WARS!!! OMFG ITS STAR WARS SO YOU KNOW IT’S GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“Valkorian/Vitiate lives on, having transferred his consciousness yet
again to another creature, the ultimate host of that storied
consciousness: a heinous Sith-Alchemical merging of DNA from Kephess and
Revan. Think of it – the Eternal Darth Revephess Reborn Again, Junior.
The most terrifying antagonist in the entire Star Wars IP since SAND
ITSELF!”
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=946825

That name made me laugh so hard.

Keep your pants on Kylo…

And the top too. We don’t really want another TLJ “topless” scene, now do we?

He was just saying in Portuguese that I’m a good writer. That my post reached him on the GW2 Forum.

And I replied that that’s good. So that other gamers can see what a joke this game has become.

Hey, you can do full nude as far as I’m concerned.

Just keep TLJ away from me and I’m cool.

I haven’t, no. But I am going to check it out. Started to see the first episode on Youtube… If it’s good old British humor I’m in all the way.

[OP is fred G]

If it was gay it would be carefree or at the least be presented fashionably. It is neither.

Not Even Close as Much was for Previous Actual In Game Event: DvsL. Oh & Excitement Meter for DvsL was Smacking the Bottom at 1% x) So For This One.. Well, it’s Around 0,0001% Excitement level :/ Wonder When Eaware Brings ACTUAL New Event. Not Anything Like DvL That Was about Doing Old Stuff on Old Content. Or effing Microtransactions Store Event.. Swtor’s Eaware Crew is Now Officially First MMO Developer who Made Event into In Game Store.

The One That’s About Real £$€ & Whatever Currency Customer is Using There.. Unfbelievable.. I Bet my Dirty Work Socks That Many Other Companies Crew Are Laughing For Eaware Right Now.. Shameful Move Eaware.. Shameful :/ Kindly: Pre Ordered D.Deluxe Edition & Sub Since Launch to End of 2016. Returned Oct. 2017, but Got Sad Cause Still Lack of Proper Mmo Content & NO Good Plans For it On Sight. Sub Auto Renewal Axed at Dec 2017. #WaitingForSubWorthyNews

The only thing I have bought in the past 6 months with my coins is the 25% CP boost for hitting level 300. I can’t even tell you what has been released in packs in over a year.

This is insulting. It’s not even changes, it’s a bloody flash sale. Oh well, time to invest in better games.

Indeed good move 🙂 R.I.P. SWTOR Since Golden Early Days up to 3.0 Patch. Take care enjoy Time in games where Developers Care about Community. Also Interact with them sincerely without Thinking about Real Cash Store or revenue all the time 🙂 Kindly: Sub since 1st launch to Dec 2016. PST: Yes kept supporting them maybe year 2 long time..

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