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# 1 Obvious solution to STF drops?
04-24-2012, 11:07 AM
Let me start off by saying that Im not any kind of STF expert, but while I was listening to the new episode of STOked and the conversation about drops, a seemingly obvious solution jumped out at me. Why not simply put the super rare gear in the STF store for a super high price, but also *keep* the random drops? That way some people can still get lucky, but the incredibly unlucky people can stil get their gear?
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# 2
04-24-2012, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by The.Grand.Nagus View Post
Let me start off by saying that Im not any kind of STF expert, but while I was listening to the new episode of STOked and the conversation about drops, a seemingly obvious solution jumped out at me. Why not simply put the super rare gear in the STF store for a super high price, but also *keep* the random drops? That way some people can still get lucky, but the incredibly unlucky people can stil get their gear?
Not a new suggestion Nagus, folks have been saying this from the start. Same way the mk x and mk xi stuff works is the way the xii should. /agree
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# 3
04-24-2012, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by The.Grand.Nagus View Post
Let me start off by saying that Im not any kind of STF expert, but while I was listening to the new episode of STOked and the conversation about drops, a seemingly obvious solution jumped out at me. Why not simply put the super rare gear in the STF store for a super high price, but also *keep* the random drops? That way some people can still get lucky, but the incredibly unlucky people can stil get their gear?
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Not a new suggestion Nagus, folks have been saying this from the start. Same way the mk x and mk xi stuff works is the way the xii should. /agree
must say it has been suggested before, but that doesn't make it any less of a good idea, I've been all for this since it was first suggested. The current method is, lacking to be polite.
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# 4
04-24-2012, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by The.Grand.Nagus View Post
Let me start off by saying that Im not any kind of STF expert, but while I was listening to the new episode of STOked and the conversation about drops, a seemingly obvious solution jumped out at me. Why not simply put the super rare gear in the STF store for a super high price, but also *keep* the random drops? That way some people can still get lucky, but the incredibly unlucky people can stil get their gear?

This is exactly what I said would be happening in the interview. When new cosmetic variants of the three sets are made available to me I will put the current ones in the store. The new ones would then be the only ones that you can only get from drops.

There will always be at least one set that is only available on Elite and only available as a drop. This will not change. As a player you will have a choice, play now and hope that you get your drops for the current high end set.

Or, Save up EDC's and wait for that set to show up on the STF store.
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# 5
04-24-2012, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Cryptic_Gozer
This is exactly what I said would be happening in the interview. When new cosmetic variants of the three sets are made available to me I will put the current ones in the store. The new ones would then be the only ones that you can only get from drops.

There will always be at least one set that is only available on Elite and only available as a drop. This will not change. As a player you will have a choice, play now and hope that you get your drops for the current high end set.

Or, Save up EDC's and wait for that set to show up on the STF store.
This actually makes me a happy camper, Goz...

I've gotten to a point with at least one character where all he does is either STFs or (on request) assisiting fleet mates with PVP, Dailies, etc.

I'll definately have to hold on to more of my EDCs from here out.
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# 6
04-24-2012, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Cryptic_Gozer
This is exactly what I said would be happening in the interview. When new cosmetic variants of the three sets are made available to me I will put the current ones in the store. The new ones would then be the only ones that you can only get from drops.
When you say: "cosmetic variants" do you mean that the MACO, Omega and Borg sets will get new visual characteristics but the same overall attributes?
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# 7
04-24-2012, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Cryptic_Gozer
This is exactly what I said would be happening in the interview. When new cosmetic variants of the three sets are made available to me I will put the current ones in the store. The new ones would then be the only ones that you can only get from drops.

There will always be at least one set that is only available on Elite and only available as a drop. This will not change. As a player you will have a choice, play now and hope that you get your drops for the current high end set.

Or, Save up EDC's and wait for that set to show up on the STF store.
I did hear that part of the interview, but unfortunately it sounds like you dont really have any ETA on when that will happen. I know you said 3-4 months, but as you said it has already been approximately 3 months and you have no idea where the next set is. So while that sounds good in theory, until it actually starts happening the issue is not resolved.

That said, I have to ask why must there always be an exclusive random drop set? Why not have both the random drops *and* let that set be super expensive in the store at the same time? That allows people to get lucky drops and also allows the unlucky people to not have to wait on something which there is not even a current ETA on.
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# 8
04-24-2012, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by The.Grand.Nagus View Post
I did hear that part of the interview, but unfortunately it sounds like you dont really have any ETA on what that will happen. I know you said 3-4 months, but as you said it has already been approximately 3 months and you have no idea where the next set is. So while that sounds good in theory, until it actually starts happening the issue is not resolved.

That said, I have to ask why must there always be an exclusive random drop set? Why not have both the random drops *and* let that set be super expensive in the store at the same time? That allows people to get lucky drops and also allows the unlucky people to not have to wait on something which there is not even a current ETA on.
Indeed. Maybe Mr. Stahl could actually answer this question?
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# 9
05-01-2012, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by The.Grand.Nagus View Post
I did hear that part of the interview, but unfortunately it sounds like you dont really have any ETA on when that will happen. I know you said 3-4 months, but as you said it has already been approximately 3 months and you have no idea where the next set is. So while that sounds good in theory, until it actually starts happening the issue is not resolved.

That said, I have to ask why must there always be an exclusive random drop set? Why not have both the random drops *and* let that set be super expensive in the store at the same time? That allows people to get lucky drops and also allows the unlucky people to not have to wait on something which there is not even a current ETA on.
These things can't happen overnight have you any idea how big their to do list is?

It has no end. Which also means when they release content or make changes that people are not 100% happy with. They are already working on the next content before anyone gets in the forum and makes complaints. They can't just drop what they are doing.

It has to be discussed so their next move on issue does not just make it worse and it has to be added to their to do lists.

Players talk like 3 months is a long time. It's nothing in development or any business that caters for so many people. You should wait 6 months, maybe a year for any change you request. These guys will spend 20 years at their computers and it will feel like 5 years. They will wonder where the hell their lifes went, they should be respected.
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# 10
05-01-2012, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Zypher2011
These things can't happen overnight have you any idea how big their to do list is?

It has no end. Which also means when they release content or make changes that people are not 100% happy with. They are already working on the next content before anyone gets in the forum and makes complaints. They can't just drop what they are doing.

It has to be discussed so their next move on issue does not just make it worse and it has to be added to their to do lists.

Players talk like 3 months is a long time. It's nothing in development or any business that caters for so many people. You should wait 6 months, maybe a year for any change you request. These guys will spend 20 years at their computers and it will feel like 5 years. They will wonder where the hell their lifes went, they should be respected.
None of that actually has anything to do with the point of my post that you quoted. Thanks for sharing though.
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