SWTOR Cartel Bazaar Vendor Reputation Merge in 5.9.2

Bioware will be merging all the cartel bazaar vendor reputations into one come 5.9.2.

Cartel Bazaar vendors reputation change | 07.17.2018, 04:04 PM

Hey folks,

We wanted to address some of the questions we are seeing in this thread. As many of you in the thread already guessed, in 5.9.2 we will be combining all existing Cartel Market Reputations into one, the Underworld Exchange. Let’s talk about why we are making this change and how it will work.

Why Combine the Reputations?
Having all of the older Reputations wasn’t really serving a purpose anymore. Since we are direct selling most CM items and with the implementation of the Ultimate Pack we haven’t been bringing back embargoed packs. This means there is no availability for players to get these Reputations. This also creates an issue for Cartel Market Certificates since they aren’t consistent in how you acquire them, this makes it challenging to provide updated ways to spend them.

What Will Happen to my Existing Reputations?
All Cartel Market Reputations will now be combined into a single CM Rep, the Underworld Exchange. All progress you have from existing CM reps will be added together. Ex: If you are Legend right now in any CM rep, you will be a Legend in Underworld Exchange. If you are Champion in two of the reps, those values will be combined and could even rank you up.

What About the Legacy Titles / Rep Gear?
Any titles you have earned you will keep. Gear that you have will check against the new rep (which you will meet or exceed the requirement). Those titles will no longer be possible to earn. We may consider options for reintroducing those titles in the future, but there are no plans at this time.

How do I Earn Underworld Exchange Reputation?
Reputation tokens will be a guaranteed drop from Ultimate Cartel Packs unless you are at Legend status. Cartel Market Certificates are being added into the pack as a rare drop.

Thanks everyone, let me know if you have any questions!

-eric

  • VKing

    Oh, more content. This new raid looks promising!

    • Megan

      My credit card wiped 10 times on the last one!

      • VKing

        I could not get past 2nd boss, PaySafeCard.

        • Errtai

          Well, as it is the 15th anniversary of KOTOR, you can also pay with Visa-s Marr if you like (for a limited time only)!!

          • VKing

            I legit laughed 🙂

        • gog

          They will add an option where a new Jedi hero will aid you, named Master Card…..

          • VKing

            You just gave me an idea for new character!

  • John Kosto

    There is a reason why I have Legend status in all categories that you get reputation via actually playing the game, and minimal reputation in all the Cartel Market reputation categories. Getting rewarded with access to in-game items for spending Cartel Coins was ridiculous in the first place, but since it was only for cosmetic reasons, I did not give a fuck anyway.

    I am glad all these CM reputation categories will be merged together, I might even make it to Champion or something…. but I still won’t spend anything in buying cosmetic crap.

    Once again it’s nice to see what priorities the developing team has for this game. In the meantime, so no one forgets:

    – 50 bosses across 9 operations and events (Eyeless, Xeno, Golden Fury) in 3 years (December 2011 – December 2014)

    – 5 bosses across 1 operation in 4 years and counting (December 2014 – December 2018)

    – 22 Flashpoints with story in 3 years (December 2011 – December 2014)

    – 3 Flashpoints with story in 4 years and counting (December 2014 – December 2018) along with the very exciting Uprisings, Eternal Championship and Star Fortresses….

    • VKing

      I love you just for making that list.

      • Alex Veis-Horn

        And ESO also has the sub as well as buyable DLC and Expansions (chapters as they call it). ESO was p2p for almost a year and only then moved to b2p. And no, I don’t see much content from ZeniMax. Sure, more than SWTOR devs add, but not so much. SWTOR deserve criticism but hey, stop talking some laughable ‘facts’ about it or other games.

        • VKing

          It’s not laughable. It’s to show that BioWare barely keeps up with other MMOs even if SWTOR is older. And you HAVE to pay for SWTOR if you even want a simple taste of endgame. If THAT is laughable then what can I do 🙂

          • Alex Veis-Horn

            What can I do if you play games on youtube. First, you failed with monetization system, now you talking about content. ESO has 18 dungeons (if you want to count Veteran as different one then do the same for SWTOR HM) + 7 trials. It’s the numbers for both core game + DLC / expansions for 4 years. Sure, too much content. While SWTOR had 15 flashpoints at launch and 2 operations. Almost the same for dungeons from TESO (again, 18 for 4 years) and only a half of trials. For 6 years (and SWTOR is older than TESO only for 2.5 years) BioWare added 6 more opses, 3 separate ops bosses( Xeno etc) + 11 flashpoints + 10 uprisings. It’s obvious that SWTOR has much more group content than TESO. And SWTOR core fl. are cool both story wise and gameplay (at least they were first years) and TESO dungeons are boring ‘run this place and kill all around, you will learn a bit only at the end’ like vanilla WoW’s dungeons. Ye, SWTOR is almost dead and devs give very poor updates. But it’s funny that you talk nonsense about SWTOR while praising TESO. Want to compare then take at least WoW or better FFXiV.

            • VKing

              I hope you do realize ESO has basically two versions of dungeons, like Spindle I and II? Also they do have a story behind them but whatever. Fanboying is strong here. XD

              • Alex Veis-Horn

                I and II, that made dungeons complete and comparable by the length with SWTOR flashpoints. Again – I play both games. Also, I play GW2 and FFXiV. You can say whatever about fanboys but who cares still you even couldn’t write the right information about monetization and made appropriate compare for group content. Look at FFXiV where a Hard version of a dungeon is completely different one. SWTOR has a story both inside and outside flashpoints, huge story (talking about vanilla and till CZ). And in TESO it’s just short description before/after and a little info inside on the way and at the end. As I said – like boring vanilla WoW’s dungeons. But ye ye, you are not a fanboy you know better (that is why you wrote some false info about both games).

              • VKing

                I am far away from being a fanboy. But if that makes you feel better, go with it. Have fun killing Karagga for 1000th time and wait another few years for that amazing group content packed with deep story which you didn’t get since SoR 🙂

              • Alex Veis-Horn

                BioWare did very well till DM arc. After that only SoR and pre-patches were something around ‘good’ or average at least. And then..KotFE and KotET that just killed the game. I really like FFXiV and how Yoshi-P saved the day after 1.0 disaster. And the group content there is far more challenging and interesting than at SWTOR. I really like classes storylines here, at SWTOR. But.. I want a new game with constant support not just some empty patches drops.

              • VKing

                I get it. I admit you won this argument but that is why people debate 🙂

              • Alex Veis-Horn

                Ofc! I hope no offense! -_-

              • VKing

                No worries, I don’t belong to those people who get offended by facts or other people’s statements. I kinda like how you proved me wrong 🙂

              • Alex Veis-Horn

                I’m really glad to hear it 🙂 Maybe see on in the field SWTOR vise or ESO or else -_-

              • Paulo Gomes

                I too was a TOR player. Switched to ESO. And while I think ESO is right now an overall better game than TOR, I cannot say that the storylines are better in ESO. Because they are not. And there is no MMO that I know of that has better story than TOR. There simply isn’t. Well, if you forget about Kot**, that is.

                But even then, all the other stories in TOR are superior. Pity the game has gone into un-official maintenance mode.

              • Leah

                subjective at best. original 8 class stories, maybe. but everything else? meh. i would say planetary stories are about equal to zone stories in ESO (if you pay attention and realize that ESO “cutscenes” are not rendered, but rather characters acting them out, while you character can stay and listen, or move on)

                moreover. secret world. the type of stories may not be your thing. but I will absolutely argue that they are either as good or far better then swtor stories.

              • Paulo Gomes

                Well… Yeah, I agree. It is very subjective. Of course my love of Star Wars makes TOR take a huge advance over other games.

                “The Secret World”? I did play that a bit. Didn’t like it. While the story is definetely good, the playability was a mess. For my personal taste that is.

              • Leah

                they relaunched it as legends and its is a hell of a lot more playable now. i agree that playability of original game was a mess. but then again, even that is apparently subjective, becasue i know multiple people who preferred original secret world to legends.

                in any case, I tend to prefer star wars to Elder scrolls myself. in fact… ESO is the only Elder scrolls game I played the heck out of, I couldn’t force myself to play original morrowind long enough to spend much time outside of Seyda Neen and its considered to be the best Elder scrolls. /hide

                but the stories in ESO are far better than people give them credit for. and seriously, I have noticed that a lot of people don’t realize that there are conversations, etc that happen before and after you talk to npc’s. scenes play out, story progresses. its just not a handy take over your screen cutscene, but it IS there. a lot of the cutscenes in swtor are essentially what happens in ESO on the ground, but with control of the camera and character taken away from the player, but they are basically structured in a very similar way.

            • Leah

              the original post was deleted however. SWTOR may have had better story at launch, but that’s about in. ESO has outstriped SWTOR story updates years ago. you either subscribe, or buy dlc’s. not both. they are included with subscription.

              have you actualy DONE ESO dungeons? at all? 1. it seems like you are projecting uprising boringness onto ESO dungeons – people in pugs skip story, yes, but that doesn’t mean there is no story, there is PLENTY of story and dialogue. (lest we forget the “spacebar, come on ffs, spacebar” heroes) 2. you are completely dismissing existence of public dungeons and delves and world bosses and anchors. for which there is no equivalent in swtor.

              and my fave part. you can actualy very nicely play ESO without having to subscribe. SWTOR is just about unplayable without subscription. even if you buy every possible unlock, its unplayable, because most of the end game is locked behind subscription, not to mention ridiculously low credit caps.

              swtor used to be a good game. but as ESO keeps improving, swtor, like some weird dorian gray portrait – keeps getting worse.

              • Alex Veis-Horn

                No, ESO didn’t. SWTOR has much more story content and much interesting and involving even in shitty expansions as KotFE and KotET. As well as SWTOR – puy sub and you have all the content. You won’t – then play core games. And ESO has 2 dungeons DLC with a price like a full game and if you don’t have a sub then your inventory will be full of resources since you can’t buy resource tab separately while you can buy everything from GTN or CM at SWTOR.

                As I said – SWTOR fl were fun even in story mode till recent days gameplay wise. And I told that ESO has lore in dungeons just it even couldn’t be compared with full story fl in SWTOR. And SWTOR is f2p with a sub while ESO is b2p with a sub and purchasable DLC and chapters (that you have to buy anyway have you sub or not).

                ESO is improving. But it’s not have more or better content what you talking about. More updates and bigger? Yes. But first year Zos only fixed all mistakes and bugs. SWTOR is dying – no one argue here about that. ESO has a future. But, as I said, don’t compare things that obviously better in SWTOR in any way after all BW fails.

              • Leah

                everything that you claim is better – is your subjective opinion. personaly, despite being more of a fan of star wars then elder scrolls, overall I enjoyed the stories and characters in ESO more , especially lately. voice acting is wonderful I’d say as good as ToR at the very least, the range of stories is fantastic and while you don’t get as many dialogue option choices as in swtor (well.. vanilla swtor, with kotfe and kotet, choices are pretty sparse) you do get quite a lot. there are 3 alliances. there are a TON of small stories and bigger storylines EVERYWHERE.

                swtor on the the other hand. I barely managed to take my main through KOTFE and KOTET, becasue of how little I actualy enjoyed the story, how much the pacing of it sucked, etc. I still haven’t finished Iokath, just.. I can’t.

                there are very few things that are obviously better in SWTOR. the way getting outfit slots is set up, that one is objectively better (though dye system is not) furniture storage system is better in SWTOR and that you have the same furnishing limits as free vs subscriber (though not the housing itself, I used to not mind hooks, until I tried better systems – wildstar to be specific, ESO doesn’t have the best housing, but its several tiers above swtor just via design possibilities alone not to mention in swtor bulk of the furniture is cash shop originated, while in ESO bulk of the furniture is acquired via in game means) player character is voiced, I’d say that’s better. as for lore and story inside the flashpoints? no. its not objectively better. playing as preferred? I’d like some of what you are smoking if you think that’s better. minuscule credit limit that doesn’t allow you to buy much of anything, all unlocks are cartel coin only, unless you subscribe (oh, you didn’t know that? )

                you have to spend insane amounts of cartel coins or credits while you are subscribed for that one month to unlock the basics like skill bars and ability to to hide your hat. and even after unlocking every possible thing, its STILL painful to play as preferred. what good is being able to get to max level (something you can do as non subscriber in ESO as well) when you are bared from anything but solo content? only limited number of flashpoints, have to cheese warzones if you want more then 5 and lets be honest, we ALL know we are cheesing restrictions that are supposed to be there, zero acess to what few ops there are. YOU CANNOT BUY THAT IN CASH SHOP< YOU HAVE TO SUBSCRIBE. you cannot buy acess to galactic command in cash shop either, at least in ESO, once you unlock a DLC via cash shop? it stays yours. bioware gave up on that after section x. subscription gives you at most what is it… 70 cartel coins a month? assuming you buy 6 month blocks. subscription in ESO gives you an equivalent of 15 bucks worth of crowns.

                and its very much possible to play without crafting bag. you need to do a bit more organizing, but its very possible. how do I know? becasue I played it that way for a while, still do on a side account.

                in terms of sheer amount of content, hour to hour? no, swtor is not better. the one thing. the ONE thing that made swtor so unique and objectively more attractive than other MMO's was 8 individual class stories. but they are no longer writing individual stories.

        • lolipop

          Not to mention that they (ESO) use more developed Hero Engine, than swtor… which makes me sad even more. Taking out alpha version of that engine, then make game on it adding some modifications to it and later throw out engineering team to maintainence and improve it was probably and learn that swtor version of Hero Engine cannot be suported by original was the dumbest thing they could do…

          • lolipop

            ugh….

            ***improve it and learn that swtor version of Hero Engine cannot be suported by original version of it was probably the dumbest thing they could do.

            *** – FIX

    • Adam Haynes

      Damn, good breakdown man. Definitely demonstrates EA’s failure to provide product to their customer. I haven’t played in 3 weeks now. I’ll wait until the end of the month and if these shitters haven’t given me a reason to log in I’m deleting the game and not looking back.

    • Paulo Gomes

      Posts like this are the reason I stopped comparing other MMOs to TOR. There is no reason to do so, you only have to read what my man Kosto has written. You can see it all in the game. This game.

      The reasons for all our “hate” are right here. If I may be so bold as to interpret it further, you people are getting roughly 10% of the content you used to get. That’s insane. While still paying the same amount of money to be a sub.

      So read Kosto’s post. Then go back and read it again. Now sit back and meditate on how you are being taken for a fool, while bickering among yourselves about Cartel Market stuff.

      Great post Kosto. As usual.

    • abaddonsmummy

      Your information is good but a bit skewed.
      You forgot,
      Kotfe
      Kotet
      2+ years where they re-focused on awful story mode.
      To not show it implies they did nothing for several years.
      They did 25 Chapters of story spread over several years to try to bring in new blood, at the cost of the existing playerbase.
      They put all their eggs in one basket and it backfired, massively.
      So your post doesn’t show that virtually all the group play since 2014 has come since they again re-focused in early 2017.
      So the new flashpoints/5 boss op/uprisings, planetary daily’s, new warzones, starfighter maps, have all been since (mid 2017 – mid 2018) along with numerous Qol’s, revamped conquest, revamped (and stupidly easier) Galactic Command.
      So 2015-Early 2017, big crap story.
      Mid 2017- mid 2018 – A improved MMO focus from the previous 2 years but now with a much reduced workforce, combined with restructuring for Anthem, we are left with a team that is committed to MMO gaming, but only able to do it piecemeal.

      • VKing

        I came here to disagree only with last sentence. TOR players have to suffer because EA left only few people in charge of this game. We understand that, we really do. The reason why some of us are quite pissed off is because people left in charge of TOR don’t really know how to game. This is also the reason why many nerfs and buffs to disciplines don’t make sense at all. They might be committed and that’s admirable but in the case of game which forces players to pay for it monthly only just to do basic endgame stuff (you can’t use raid gear without being subbed or having artifact authorization, at least last time I checked) players have the right to expect much more, especially in the present times where b2p games offer much more. Beside that, I agree with you but I will not stop making fun of this game until Bioware dishes out something like expansion with great story and a proper raid. Great game once? Yes. But now? SWTOR dropped to the level of Solo movie.

        • abaddonsmummy

          I can’t disagree with a lot of what you’ve said, it worries me greatly who is left in charge of swtor and what ability they have in making the good again.
          Oh and that I liked Solo 🙂
          But I guess that’s an argument for a different day 😛

          • VKing

            Frankly, I still believe going full f2p would help SWTOR, especially when many people will still buy stuff from CM.

            • abaddonsmummy

              Again this terrifies me that the CM would become a bigger monster than it is now.
              The f2p games that I know of are dominated by their respective cash shops and in game purchases, to progress in game, or prepare to be one shotted by people with deep pockets.

              • VKing

                Perhaps it’d happen to SWTOR but this game’s biggest problem is the lack of players. People always want to shine and they will never stop buying stuff from CM, this is why I think going f2p would help. More free content, more players interested in content, more players in general, more people spend money on CM, higher income from CM. I don’t know real numbers and that’s only my assumption but I think income from CM is much higher than income from subs and that says a lot, as many subs get CC.
                But as I said – those are only my thoughts. I might be well wrong, as I was with comparing ESO and SWTOR.
                edit: I mean THE problem is lack of content but that’s directly connected as to why people are still leaving this game. Maybe if more people would come, there would be a reason for old players to come back as well? I liked raiding with newbs, you never knew what they’d f up and that made a game much more challenging for those who wanted to carry them.

              • Kubrickian

                You’ve been experiencing the ultimate greedy cash shop in the history of video games. I knew people that spent $thousands just to get a full Revan outfit. On top of a $15 a month sub. People would sink however much it took until they got one they could keep and one they could sell in the game. Other games cash shops could only dream of the kind of gambling crates Bioware got to enjoy for 5 years. Seriously, how many games were funded off the backs of SWTOR players?

      • Paulo Gomes

        Ok, good points Abby.

        But even if you take into account all you said, since re-focusing in “general” MMO content after Kot**, the result is simply mediocre.

        And the Kot** affair:

        Did players warn them it was not the best course of action? Players like me?

        Yes.

        Did they listen to us?

        Nope.

        You know where I stand. Ffs, if I’m writing here in this day and age, it’s because I STILL care deeply for the game.

        Even after all this time, I’m just waiting for an excuse, a proper expansion to go to the official site and fucking re-download the game. Yes, I would return to playing if there was a reason for it.

        IF.

        They are not giving me that reason.

        And I begin to sincerely doubt they EVER will.

        • abaddonsmummy

          What I’m trying to say is that they are going in the right direction.
          But, and it’s a big BUT.
          By going down the road of piecemeal content drops you and I will NEVER get that big proper expansion we all want, instead we get a drip feed of bits here and there.
          Are they doing it because of lack of funds, or lack of talent, or in a desperate attempt to keep players going, I don’t know?
          Please don’t think i’m defending them here ‘content’ wise, I ain’t, I’m really disappointed in this summers ‘content’, it’s grim.
          Maybe it’s good for the pvp’ers (I’m hearing reps are happy at cross faction as they’re are fewer than imps) but poor for everyone else.
          It’s better in regards to the awfulness that preceded it, but your right, it is mediocre.
          And I fear mediocrity is the future, and it saddens me.

          • VKing

            Let’s hope cross faction will do anything to/with PVP because ranked lost its meaning since season 6 or 7…

          • Paulo Gomes

            Oh I know you are not White-Knighting. Have no fear of that.

            That new Stronghold seems to be a good step. I mean, it sounds like people that either RP or PVP might make something out of it.

            I obviously haven’t played the last FP, but from what I’ve seen it’s not bad. It’s nice. And so are the other new ones. Those I did play.

            I don’t get angry anymore. I get sad. Sad because this is, at its core, STILL a great game. No MMO I know of has better story. PERIOD. ESO is cool, but there’s not the attention to detail that TOR has. Also, it’s weird for me, because a lot of the same voice actors in TOR also worked in ESO. A LOT. You get Kalyio, the voice actress for the Jedi Knight, Jace Malcolm… And many others. But I digress lol.

            Yes, it’s the right direction. Now if they could pick up the pace a little bit… Or a big bit, we’d be in business.

      • John Kosto

        Not skewed at all.

        I was listing group PvE content. Otherwise I would also have to include Strongholds, GSF, Conquest, Space missions, Daily areas and a bunch of other stuff in the first 3 years of the game.

        The content post-December 2014 would still be ridiculously less than pre-December 2014 as a total.

        Also, the amount of content since 2017 is almost zero. Revamped systems does not count as content.

  • Ben Gimson

    Ugh, so they’re going back to CM certs? Hope that’s just for newer players and we aren’t going back to the whole items that can only be acquired through gambling set up.

    • AbnerDoon

      Anyone can get them though as the Contraband Slot Machine will max your reputation. It is being updated to new rep and the new packs will now drop certs.

      So anyone should be able to get any of the old reputation items or new if they update the vendors at all.

      • I had the same question, thanks for clearing that up.

      • Ben Gimson

        I know what’s happening, my concern is that this is just preparation for introducing more exclusive vendors that sell no trade items in exchange for certs, which only drop from packs (apparently they still drop from the slot machines, but they raped that so bad that it’s barely worth mentioning).

        That will, in essence, take away the option of buying from the GTN. CM cert items are, or at least were when I last checked, bound on purchase. New cert vendors = gamble or lose out.

        It’d be a shame if they nose-dived back into gambling territory after they’ve just finally moved to direct purchases.

  • Yeah I’m glad they did this. As with the other posts, I thought this was a money dump from the start, and I only bought items rarely so I never really cared about what title I got but I was interested in some of the set pieces. Can’t really bitch about this change.

    • VKing

      It is a welcomed change but I can’t stop the feeling that it’s just not enough people were interested in CM reputation vendors as reputation items had pretty bad drop rate.

  • Disqus this

    While I’m ok that they did this because it just sit around for most but it’s really nothing but another way to push the cash shop.

    Rep tokens in the cash shop but if that wasn’t enough. The Cartel market certificates to actually buy many things are also in the cash shop and a rare drop. It’s a double hit.

    Can hardly get any new content but damn if that cash shop doesn’t get focused on to the point even old things updated for it. Can’t get the casino event updated after a year and thats at least playable content but the cash shop rep grind gets full focus.

    Damn that bioware.

  • Jonathan Parker

    Does this mean they’re putting all of those items from the old reputation vendors together in one vendor? Because that would be awesome! I got the top rank in the one you could get from the Stronghold gambling machines, so I’ll be top rank with this one. If that means I can finally get that Gallantry assault cannon I’ve always wanted, I’ll be the happiest Commando alive!

    • Sozinho

      The Gallantry has been on the GTN since the last big sale (or event, as they called it). The last time I saw one was 10 millions, on Satele Shan.

      • Jonathan Parker

        Unfortunately, I don’t have 10 million. I really don’t have the will to sit down and grind heroics all day to get credits anymore.

        • Sozinho

          Well, in that case, just wait a few days and you will get it! 🙂

          • Jonathan Parker

            Hopefully. I thought it was gone forever, then I saw that it finally dropped from other sources. Then I saw it was a damn platinum selling for more than I could get, and now it may be coming to a much easier method. Bioware… they task me. They task me, and I shall have that cannon!

      • Ben Gimson

        10 million? Whoever bought that was one lucky bastard.

  • Jep Fareborn

    Fuq You, Musco. And fuq this game’s gamble packs and fuq anyone else who supports this game ‘service / feature’. How about making this shit EARNABLE in-game, ya fuq’n PRIKs! “How do I Earn Underworld Exchange Reputation?” By buying Packs off Cartel Market, of course! FUQ YOU!

  • Markus

    CM this, and CM that. Is that the only thing going on in this game?

    • VKing

      Until Anthem is released and gets tons of awards – yes. They threw everything at new game.

      • Ben Gimson

        You think the situation will improve after Anthem? :’)

        • VKing

          Nope.

  • Angela Rini Shockley

    The problem is…the devs in this game do not listen. Big surprise there right? People have had concerns and things they’d like to see done differently…but as usual unless your kissing their feet and showering them with praise they have no interest in what anyone has to say.

  • Jep Fareborn

    My fit of rage post got deleted 🙁

  • Amodin
  • Martine

    The problem is…the devs in this game do not listen. Big surprise there right? People have had concerns and things they’d like to see done differently…but as usual unless your kissing their feet and showering them with praise they have no interest in what anyone has to say.

  • Poison Ivy

    I like this change, the vendors were pretty worthless after removing the certs. I have a few stacked up, so i’m interested to see what will be available from this.

    • Jep Fareborn

      “How do I EARN Underworld Exchange Reputation?” By shelling out more money to the
      Pay-to-Dressup Cartel Market, of course!

      • Paulo Gomes

        If you have a Contraband Slot Machine, and it gets re-purposed into this generic reputation thingy, maybe not. There may be a slight chance you can use in-game credits to gamble on the machine.

        Of course it will be a painfully slow and erratic process.

        • abaddonsmummy

          “Of course it will be a painfully slow and erratic process.”

          Sounds like the closing line from quarterly ‘content’ meeting at Bioware HQ.

          • VKing

            I just laughed loudly on the bus, thank you. 😉

        • Jep Fareborn

          Who said anything about the CSM being re-purposed?! Musco and EA sure as hell didn’t. Pipe dream. RNG adjustment to CSM?? Doubtful.

          • Paulo Gomes

            Well, the machine will have to drop SOMETHING. It used to drop Jawa junk. Then they nerfed that to oblivion.

            If they do the same to reputation. might as well just burn it.

            Not that I care really. I was just trying to see a silver lining.

          • AbnerDoon

            Musco did say it will not change outside of dropping the new rep. So tons of rep and the ultra rare chance of a certificate still.

        • Risqu’e

          I must be tired. I read that as:
          “painfully slow and erotic process.”
          50 shades of Paulo i guess lol

          • Paulo Gomes

            Oh man, you just made me laugh out really good. And for once I am at a loss for words.

            Hey: maybe that’s the right use for the Contraband machines. I never thought of using them as a sex toy.

            🙂

            • EyesOfGehenna .

              Next usable decoration: Pleasure Centrifuge.

      • Poison Ivy

        The game doesn’t require you earn reputation for “Underworld Exchange”
        It’s optional and doesn’t impact the game play at all.

        It’s a business model that works (Nearly all MMO’s do it) and currently in-game they have like 6 Reputations that require Cartel Market Reputation items that are no longer obtainable (i could be wrong)

        To me they are clearing out the (possible 6) CM reputations and forming it into one.
        That is more of a cleanup on the reputation system that currently exists and a solution for the 8 or so vendors in the Cartel area.

        They are even being generous and allowing the currently Reputation earned to be moved over into the new one.

        Seeing this from that view! I welcome the change.
        (I also like playing dress-up)

      • Right!!! But now you unlock everything at once! So fuck all the players in the past who spent cash on individual exchange reps, get it em’ at once!!!

      • EyesOfGehenna .

        Nah, not just the Cartel Market but they RARE drops from the RNG loot boxes or cartel packs if you prefer.

  • Jep Fareborn

    Curtain dressing. Nothing more. And pay no attention to the messenger manlet //u$¢0 behind those curtains.

  • Fixfax

    Baby, I got your money
    Don’t you worry, I said hey!
    Baby, I got your money

  • Jonathan Parker

    Nevermind, just realized how many cartel certificates it would take to get the items I want from these reputations, and I recently heard that the chances of getting one are so small that you get one, maybe two per hypercrate. $40 per hypercrate, assuming I get three from two of them with those odds (knowing me, I’ll get one from three of them), that’s $80 for the assault cannon that I want. Fuck… that… and fuck you, Bioware.

  • Tesla

    I had Legend from all reputation items you get from packs, and it mattered cause it was something to achieve, but now you say it is worthless and it is combined in one category. Really shit gameplay, I demand you delete all jedi characters on all servers into one character per player, why not they payed less than to get all reputation from all packs.

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