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Longxuan

Changes About Color Crystals and Tunings with Legacy Weapons in Swtor

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Let’s review today’s swtor buy credits Crystals and Weapon Tuning change and what caused it. With Patch 5.2.2, we made a change so everyone could take advantage of the Weapon Tunings across their account. We did that by adding them into Collections. This is the same process we use for Flairs, Armor Sets, Mounts, Crystals, Weapons, Pets, and more. This appeared to be a very welcomed change, but over the past month we found out players were subverting the collection system by using an exploit related to Legacy Weapons. Sure, you can argue it’s been that way for a long time, but Weapon Tunings were new and being able to use them across your entire account is a cool benefit.?

A problem I've come up against since this change was made is that if I decide to change my look on one character, I can't transfer the tuning to a different character for them to use instead. Tunings are pretty rare and expensive, but at least previously we all knew that we'd never lose the item forever, because we could send it to another character in a legacy weapon. By adding the tunings to collections, and then applying this change to legacy items, it effectively reduces the value of the item for everyone who doesn't unlock it account-wide.

I use light-side tunings with fire-red crystals in my marauder's sabers, trying to create a look of a flame that's very hot at the base and thus turns to blue. Sometimes I like it - other times I'm not sure if it works. But if I ever decide it doesn't work, that's it, the tunings have lost their value. And this was something I had no idea would happen when I bought them.

What happened is some players would add the Tuning to a legacy weapon, send to an Alt, remove it on that Alt, re-add it to the weapon, which would then incorrectly unlock it in Collections on that toon. They would then send that weapon to all of their toons and perform the same process. Thus circumventing the entire collection system and obtaining Weapon Tunings for their legacy without having to pay for it. As everyone has pointed out, Crystals sold via the Cartel Market could also be collection unlocked this way, and in fact, as players have clearly stated in this thread, they’ve been doing that for a very long time.?

We did not impact the ability to use Crystals and Tunings in Legacy Weapons and we did not prevent you transferring mods, hilts, barrels, augments, or enhancements, through your legacy weapons (which I do all the time). This change did create a situation for all of us who are using Collections properly where there is an added step (and credit cost) to moving weapons. Our plan with Patch 5.4 in August is to resolve this new issue by allowing Collection Unlocked Crystals and Tunings to be transferred using your legacy weapons as you did previously (no cost/no removing of the items first).?

As most of you already know, we do not communicate details about exploits and typically only acknowledge their existence after a fix has been deployed. In this case, we included it with our Patch Notes yesterday so you knew ahead of time what we were doing today. I also know this makes some of you unhappy, but the loophole needed to be closed and we did that in today’s patch.?

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dead game

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+1 kys

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meth

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11 hours ago, Furious said:

+1 kys

ru ok? if you need a job, i'm hiring a janitor . hmu

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excellent

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MeMe died for this

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