Hey there TORWarriors! Here’s the latest and greatest podcast where we talk about how we feel about what’s going on in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Yes, that means it’s our opinions and feelings show where we all hug and sing Kumbaya.
This week marked the release of Game Update 1.6 and an overwhelming outcry slashed across the internet about the many things that came with said update. For instance, the cost of the Blockade Runner pack versus what is actually in the BR pack (Brian has an article up about this one which can be read here), Grade 7 ship upgrades available through the Cartel Market and messing with the ability of crafters to economically compete with said upgrades in the GTN. We also discuss Life Day and the possible lack of it, because we never know what BioWare is going to pull out of it’s sleeve and it’s not too late for them to surprise us with some sort of season cheer. Then there’s the new Warzone, Ancient Hypergate, which is pretty cool, a big huge positive and has overall been well received.
“Now, how do I fix this?”
Obviously there’s been more news to come out since the recording/airing of this cast in regards to the ship upgrades. Here’s what Lead Designer, Damion Schubert says about the hubbub:
Unfortunately, there is, in fact, a great disparity between these two costs. We want to apologize for this, as there was a miscommunication internally on how valuable these upgrades were, how challenging they should be to earn, and how fast a player should be able to earn them.
We are currently looking at solutions that cause the least amount of frustration for all players affected, while keeping the integrity of both the Cartel Market and the game intact.
It is not our intent to make the Cartel Market the “way to play” the game—we want you to feel that both the Cartel Market and earning gear in game are viable options as far as value goes, neither being far more efficient or effective than the other.
We truly hope you enjoy the challenge of the new Heroic Space Missions and apologize again for what we hope is a small distraction.
I want to reiterate that we are actively looking at solutions and they will be communicated to you as soon as we have a solid plan.
So there you have it folks. BioWare is working on this issue and looking for solutions and will get back to us when they have a plan. Your cries have been heard and more importantly, BioWare is listening.
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