Cartel Market

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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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 Market – New Market Items with Relics of Gree

Are you looking to see which new items have gone live with the new update Relics of Gree? There are some new items on the Cartel Market. So here’s an overview of what the update brought. Classic Looks for Armor BioWare has listened to the players when it comes to classic looks on the armor and streamlining the appearance of gear and they are bringing back some classic versions of armor sets that many players really liked. You can now find classic versions of Spymaster, Phantom, and Trailblazer armor sets. Space Pirate Cartel Pack The Cartel Pack’s description: Extraordinary items appropriated from pirates all across the galaxy. Packs contain rare bonus items found nowhere else. Features a wider variety of exclusive items than any previous pack. Other Stuff! We also had Jawagrams for Valentine’s Day which seemed to be a big hit at only 20 Cartel Coins and new customization…

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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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DarthHater Posts Cartel Market Poll Results

Last week, DarthHater asked players to provide feedback about their experiences with the Cartel Market and now they have the results in for all of us to see. Some are not very surprising- for example, nearly 90% of those who answered the survey are subscribers but it still provided some interesting info. It’s safe to say that many who are fans that visit fansites on a regular basis are subscribers. So we didn’t learn a lot about the free to play market but there are some great stats from this. You can see the full Survey Results for yourself here from DarthHater but let’s take a brief look at some of the categories and facts. 89% of those who answered were subscribers. 8% held preferred states and 3% were free to play When asked if they had bought any Cartel Coins with real money, the answers were 50/50 yes and no. 87%…

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Top 5 Most Popular Cartel Market Items

The Star Wars: The Old Republic new Cartel Market is getting a lot of attention for being the place to go to buy and unlock in-game items for your character. You can also buy or unlock a variety of enhancements and customizations to make the game more interesting and to enhance your online experience. So what can you get there and what’s worth the investment? While you’ll find a large variety of items in the Cartel Market, some of them are more popular than others such as the ones listed here. Here we have the top five popular cartel market items (currently). Carbonite Chamber You’ll need 720CC to buy Carbonite Chamber making it one of the most expensive items you can acquire at the Cartel Market. However, anyone who has seen it used will surely agree that it’s worth the price. This chamber makes your character unique and this gets…

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