Cartel Market

Some SWTOR Players Not Happy about Ewok on Cartel Market

Recently BioWare revealed to us that Treek, the new Ewok companion from Game Update 2.3, will be coming to the Cartel Market in August. But as the word spread, it sounds like some players are not as thrilled with the news as BioWare may have thought. Just Push Start tells us about how some SWTOR players are not happy with BioWare’s decision to put the Ewok on the Cartel Market: When the Ewok companion was originally revealed on the Public Test Server, many found out that one of the ways to get the new companion is by having the legacy level of 40 and be able to pay one million credits. A lot of people were pleased to that decision as it gave players motivation to play and level their legacy level up to get the cute companion. However, when the news broke out that Treek will be making its…

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Encrypted Datacube: Story content in the cartel market? — Not going to happen

People have been discussion whether or not the Encrypted Datacube was a good thing to have on the CM or not. After lot’s of feedback the devs have been changing their stance and no Datacubes will be available in the Cartel Market in the future. Hey everyone, Our plan with the Encrypted Datacubes was simply to see if packs would be another avenue of getting story content in the game. It will always be the Cartel Market teams goal to look for new and interesting things to add into the Cartel Market which are not gameplay impacting (avoiding pay-to-win, etc.). With that being said, we have heard your feedback loud and clear on this and we have no plans to place the Datacubes in the Cartel Market in the future. Thanks! -eric I’m curious if that means the next four are gone too. While I’m glad they are ditching it I’d still like the ones…

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Game Update 2.2: Archon’s Contraband Pack

Yesterday BioWare updated the official SWTOR website with a page featuring the newest items coming to the Cartel Market This time they are named the Archon’s Contraband Pack, and  features the usual mounts, equipment and weapons.  This pack also features a new interesting item —  Encrypted Datacubes.  The initial four will be obtainable via this pack, with the last four premiering in the Supreme Mogul’s Contraband Pack at a later date. The page also have info on a  “special reward” for those who are able to collect all of them. So if you have deep pockets, good luck to you on getting them all! The new  pack also features new dye modules that are exclusive to the pack itself.  In addition, there are also Grade 9 Crafting Materials, as well as reusable Jawagrams.  You can find a link to the official preview page here.

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Image of the new Cartel Pack gives us our first glimpse at the new Huttball Uniforms?

Did you get an email from BioWare? Did you check out the image that came with it? What was that all about? Huttball uniforms and skimpy male armor? The new male armor looks alot like this armor we wrote about back in January don’t you think? Many players are speculating that there’s a Huttball uniform coming in the Archon’s Contraband pack, that comes with game update 2.2.  Thinking about it,  it’s hard not to disagree given that there’s a giant Rot Worm on the front of it. What do you guys think?    

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SWTOR Game Update 2.1 Brings Name Updates

We know that SWTOR game update 2.1 is bringing many new customizations. With this comes the name changes we have been promised for quite some time. SWTOR-RP had an exclusive interview with Cory Butler that reveals some interesting info about the name changes: Game Update 2.1: Customization brings us a lot of new goodies to play with, among them being the Appearance Designer Kiosks which allows you to change your character’s eye color, scars, hairstyle, and even species. We had the chance to chat with BioWare Producer Cory Bulter about these Appearance Designer Kiosks and ask him a few questions about this particular feature. Read on below for this SWTOR-RP exclusive! Will the Designer’s features extend beyond the obvious to greater options like character’s name or maybe gender? Character Renames will also be coming in Game Update 2.1 and can be found in the unlock section of the Cartel Market. Gender changes…

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Can’t Get What You Want on the Cartel Market?

The Cartel Market seems to be a winner for BioWare because just recently, they issued another game update with yet another change to the Cartel Market. The problem is not all players are happy with this system. Before we get to that, it’s important to note that nearly every update since November of 2012 has brought updates to the Cartel Market. The Spry Minds says best what a lot of players are already thinking: Why can’t I buy what I want? Here’s a snippet from a post they did on this very topic: In the latest game update, Bioware has released some of the best gear creation the team has done to date and of course it’s only available for purchase outside of the game.  Check out the full list here at dulfy.net.  Not surprisingly, they are only available via Cartel Packs, which is nothing short of playing slot machines…

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Additional Patch 1.7.2 details revealed!

Bioware’s newly appointed community manager Eric Musco, stopped by the official SWToR forums to provide additional details about tomorrow’s patch. As we mentioned in a previous post, Patch 1.7.2 will see the return of the Gree event that proved to be so successful among the SWToR community. It will also remove the Golden Scalene armor from the cartel market. Musco was kind enough to provide details on the new items that will be incorporated in tomorrow’s update as well as pointing out that the Gree vendors will have new items for purchase. In specific, the new items added are: Dire Taskmaster’s Robe Dire Overlord’s Vestments Dire Warmaster’s Body Armor Dire Eliminator’s Chestguard Guard Captain’s Chestplate CZ-27k Stealth Ops Suit CZ-18x Avalanche Chestplate Honored Master’s Vestments Honored Champion’s Robe Honored Sabarist’s Harness Honored Adept’s Shroud MA-52 Med-tech Chestplate Emergency Responder’s Overcoat MA-53 Overwatch Chestplate Jawagram “I Love You” Jawagram “It’s A…

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Cartel Market Update: February 26th, 2013

BioWare posted a new blog post regarding what updates to the cartel market we can expect after today’s maintenance. Looks like they are discounting everything to get people to use their Coins, so that when 2.0 drops with a whole bunch of new stuff they will have to buy more. Check it out on the officiel website, or or check out our copy paste below: New Items Hi everyone! This week, the Cartel Market will be updated to add the new items below. Gold Scalene Armor Set (1,440 Cartel Coins) Built from ancient Gree schematics, the Gold Scalene Armor Set is a collection of adaptive gear with no modifications. This armor set is available to any Class. Hypercrate: Crime Lord’s Cartel Packs (7,344 Cartel Coins, Limited Time 15% Discount!) Players can now purchase a Hypercrate containing 24 Crime Lord’s Cartel Packs. Hypercrate: Blockade Runner’s Cartel Packs (7,344 Cartel Coins, Limited Time 15%…

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Cartel Coin Conversions- How Much Does it Really Cost?

Are you wondering how much that item in the Cartel Market really costs? While the Cartel Market operates on Cartel Coins, those coins have to come from somewhere and subscribers get a small amount each month but everyone else will have to buy them with cash. This isn’t a new concept to come to MMOs as many have been using this model for quite some time. However, since it’s new to SWTOR, many players want to know how they can get the most from their cash spent on CC. So here’s a little breakdown of how much certain items would cost you (on average) from the Cartel Market. These prices are based on a ‘per character’ purchase. If you choose the ‘account wide’ option, it will cost more. Carbonite Chamber:   720CC= $6.48 More Quickbars:  250CC= $2.25 10 GTN Sale Slots:  125CC= $1.13 Additional Crew Skill:  420CC= $3.78 Now let’s take…

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1.6.3 Patch Notes 1/23/2013

Servers are back up after today’s server maintenance. BioWare took the chance to deploy a new patch and updated the game to version 1.6.3. This update also added 3 new outfits and  a pod racer mount to the cartel market.  Below is a screenshot of the pod racer and armor sets: Below are the new armor sets courtesy of Dulfy.net    1.6.3 Patch Notes 1/23/2013 Cartel Market New Items The Czerka CR-17 Incendia, is now available. The protection provided from being knocked off this vehicle is greater than Speeder Piloting III. Cost: 1,800 Cartel Coins. Three new armor sets, the Sand People Pillager Set, The Sanctified Caretaker Set, and the Malevolent Interrogator Set can now be purchased. These sets of adaptive armor can be worn by any Class at level 1. Cost: 1,440 Cartel Coins each. The Preferred Access Bundle is now available! This bundle offers the player a selection of popular unlocks and customization options….

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