Star Wars: The Old Republic will add weapon tunings outside of the cash shop

    
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Cosmetic options are a very big part of Star Wars: The Old Republic, so adding a new cosmetic option to the game is going to turn some heads. The introduction of Weapon Tuning almost seemed like an afterthought, but the fact that it offered players a new cosmetic slot on a limited number of items that could only be gotten from the Cartel Market rankled some players. Community manager Eric Musco took to the forums to address some of the most pressing questions regarding the tunings.

While the first tuning is in the Cartel Market, there are plans to add more tunings to the game available from a variety of sources, including straight gameplay. The tuning is also not any more rare than other items within a given pack. There are also plans to add slots to more items that don’t currently have the tuning option, so if your preferred weapon lacks the option, that may not be forever. The answers may not mollify everyone, but they do at least address concerns.

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Bobuster
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Bobuster

ItsatrapLOL The original announcement said that: http://massivelyop.com/2016/04/21/check-out-swtors-upcoming-weapon-effect-customization/

This is just a rehash reminding people what they said before. And the new fact that these aren’t “super-rare” as some people who don’t understand RNG originally reported.

blackcat7k
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blackcat7k

Estranged 
You want pay to win to mean having an atom bomb you can purchase in the cash shop. BDO’s cash shop offers mechanical, progression, and ease of use through their cash shop. Almost every other MMO on the planet doing the same doesn’t  somehow make that any better for BDO. Many just swallow it like a cup of waste because there’s next to no game doing what it does now.

JimGriffiths
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JimGriffiths

The pvp vendors sell weapons with tuning slots

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

SallyBowls1 ManastuUtakata plynky12 melissaheather 
“All the SWTOR pets, mounts, and cosmetics are available as BOE items on the GTN for ingame credits earned with ingame efforts, no RL$ required.”
Frankly, I wish ever person who has a gripe about any games’ cash shop, considers this aspect at first…before running off the commentary mouth. For us, who never played SWTOR in question for example, have no real way of knowing beyond doing the research. So we can only assume that access is only bought via RMT…when that’s the furthest thing from the truth.
If players sincerely support their game, shouldn’t be saying things that will dissuade others who never played it from playing it. Unless of course, their agenda is to bring down the game. You know, haters gonna hate. /soapbox

plynky12
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plynky12

Neo_Wolf Ah, just read the Dulfy guide. My mistake. It is only certain weapons, but they aren’t all new ones.

plynky12
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plynky12

Neo_Wolf Don’t think it is just “select new weapons” that can have tunings. I was playing earlier and noticed both my Sentinel’s lightsabres now have tuning slots since the patch. One is a crafted one and I think the other is one bought with comms. Neither are fancy cash-shop weapons.

Neo_Wolf
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Neo_Wolf

Estranged Your right it is not a PTW game it is sadly however a pay to be anything but generic game.

Neo_Wolf
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Neo_Wolf

melissaheather I like the way you think, this would totally get my vote :)

Neo_Wolf
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Neo_Wolf

I wouldn’t trust Musco as far as I could throw him, the guy lies to the community so often his credibility is practically non existant and that’s WHEN he responds to them at all.

But the long and short of it for me is that UNTIL they add the ability to add tunings to existing weapons instead of “just” “select” new weapons then I am ZERO interested.

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

TheDonDude melissaheather  Plus the “and STFU since it is all available for credits on the GTN” aspect.