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Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 10
# 122
11-06-2013, 04:43 PM
Originally Posted by rob2485 View Post
I think you missed the point here.

Everyone at cryptic including the community manager branflakes and even in the live videos and podcasts were talking about how simplified this new system is. The marks are lower reward wise because the input needed was lower. New token 1 input and bam 20 hr project done. New project 1 hour timer and bam 5 tokens so the casual player can stock up.

Gear costs were also supposed to be lower because of this new system. Then for some reason without warning, cause or explanation they double the cost of the gear and they double the input into the rep system making the new small project with the 1 hour timer useless.

OH did I mention the reward form the new content hasn't been increased to coincide with the increased input cost.

Call me crazy but I think they are shooting them self in the head with this one and should change it back.

If this goes live I won't be grinding the new content or the new rep. Shoot I already haven't touched the NUKARA rep because I am sick of the grinding.

I don't want to be able to max the rep in a week all I want is to not have to endlessly grind for weeks and months to get something t5 and then grind endlessly to get the gear.

If they want to make a simplified system then leave it alone as it was don't make change just because you feel like it one day.

I agree, the increased cost with out any increase to pay off is ridiculous. Cryptic has effectively taken the actual newly simplified rep system and turn it into a god forsaken nightmare. The cost being doubled has made it a grind just for the gear leaving any and all rep tier gain behind. Not to mention the only way you can actually stay almost even is to only run any of the new content during bonus mark periods.

Second, With the increased cost of this "new" system A lot of the other aspects of the game are going to suffer. Such as the fleet Spire projects. With everyone grinding for bits and pieces the fleet projects wont be getting done. At this point there really is no reason to do any of the new content. The way you have the cost set up makes doing any of the new content a waste of time and energy when we could be having actual fun playing other parts of the game that you haven't epicly failed at.

In closing I will say this, at this point you are turning this new content into something akin to Star Wars the Old Republic. In terms of cost vs reward, playability, and most importantly FUN. That's not a REDACTED good thing either.