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latinumbar 12-29-2012 04:08 AM

Why must I buy a regular set before the Adapted set?
 
On my toons that have MACO or KHG ground set, I can buy the respective Adaptive set. But on my toons that have the Omega ground set, I do not have the option to buy the MACO or KHG Adaptive set. Is this intentional? I think this should be changed. If the Adaptive set is what I am looking for, why should I be forced to buy the regular set first just to unlock it? I'm paying basically twice the cost for the adaptive set. :confused:

sandormen123 12-29-2012 04:17 AM

Good question. I have two theories. First one, someone wants to be an a**-hat.
Second theory; somewhere in all that cryptic coding (pun intended), it is programmed in such a non-global way, that A leads to B, then C, else FAIL. -when FAIL, we experience bugs.
Aka. Bad programming.
So... Combine theory 1 with theory 2; what do we get? =PWE...

:o

Anyone dare challenge my hypothesis?

jumpingjs 12-29-2012 04:21 AM

Slightly off topic
 
What is the adapted set? I kmow what MACO is , since I own it but what is the adpated set?

assimilatedktar 12-29-2012 04:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jumpingjs (Post 7275621)
What is the adapted set? I kmow what MACO is , since I own it but what is the adpated set?

Honor Guard for Feds with a new MACO-like skin and MACO set for KDF with a new Honor Guard skin.

aleaic 12-29-2012 04:34 AM

I think the Adaptive sets are simply the 'set' that the Feds and Klinks couldn't access prior to the change over to rep from STF emblems, ala the KHG set is now the stats and gear, for the Adaptive Fed MACO set, and so on complicated yada yada which makes you play more game time to unlock, and not leave sooner for other games and so on so forth...

Personally I don't mind earning stuff I never could access, since prior, the drop rate for ground STFs for the Mk XII gear, was lousy in the first place, though I too wonder, if this Adapted set, 'needs' to be unlocked at all, if all it is, is for feds, klink gear with a different skin, and no cape, or what not. Not yet to T5 here, and can't confirm, so another will need to do so here, though despite, the unlock bit is odd enough already, other from a pure grind standpoint...

...if more for Dil than much else, since that will more than likely slow down acquisition of the gear, as anyone with enough marks and BNPs now, can just get everything at once, within about... oh... a half hour at most? Course there are the unlock bit of completing the Elite STF optionals too, but that's another kit and kaboodle I myself don't need to worry over. (Save HGE, which I'm not fully interested in, as of yet.)

Corect any of this, as needed. :)

elandarksky 12-29-2012 04:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sandormen123 (Post 7275611)
Good question. I have two theories. First one, someone wants to be an a**-hat.
Second theory; somewhere in all that cryptic coding (pun intended), it is programmed in such a non-global way, that A leads to B, then C, else FAIL. -when FAIL, we experience bugs.
Aka. Bad programming.
So... Combine theory 1 with theory 2; what do we get? =PWE...

:o

Anyone dare challenge my hypothesis?

Sounds about right,

Though i would alter point 1., to be 'someone wants you to waste 2x the dilithium to get what you want, thus being an a**-hat' :D

assimilatedktar 12-29-2012 04:44 AM

My main beef with the current system is that MACO seems to be a sniper set while honor guard is a melee set. I'm still unsure if honor guard is better than Omega there but it irks me that I have to grind for a sniper set to unlock a melee set.

tobar26th 12-29-2012 06:34 AM

I suspect it's all to do with perceived rarity, a bit like drop box ships.

We can all have it, but in universe they're meant to be uncommon, so that extra step makes it harder to get them.

elandarksky 12-29-2012 06:43 AM

I suppose on the bright side, having to buy the intial maco/khg means you get a good armor/weapon set for a boff ..

assimilatedktar 12-29-2012 07:03 AM

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Originally Posted by tobar26th (Post 7276591)
I suspect it's all to do with perceived rarity, a bit like drop box ships.

We can all have it, but in universe they're meant to be uncommon, so that extra step makes it harder to get them.

But what's the point of perceived rarity if they get new costumes that look faction-appropriate? It's not like I could get my Fed Klingon captain such a nice uniform as D'Vak has. He would just look like a pretty normal MACO with a pretty silly double-barreled phaser shotgun/grenade thrower. Not comparable with flying a Galor, D'kora or Wells.


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