Eric Musco went on the forums to address the weapon tuning concerns from the community.
Weapon Tunings | 05.04.2016, 02:05 PM
I wanted to stop in to this thread and address some of the questions/concerns that have arisen since we introduced Weapon Tunings yesterday. First off, please keep the feedback coming. We have seen a lot of feedback relating to things like drop rates, adding the tuning to Collections, etc. The team is actively looking at all of your feedback and considering what future changes, if any, need to occur. Here are a few of the common questions we have seen:
Is the Weapon Tuning more rare than other rare items?
The Weapon Tuning’s drop rate is on par with most other rare items found in a pack. At times there are rare items which are exceedingly rare, such as the Unstable Lightsaber, but the Weapon Tuning is not one of them. As a note, we are looking at more clearly designating that extra rarity as Platinum in 4.5.
Are Weapon Tunings only going to drop from the Cartel Market?
Although we introduced the system through the Cartel Market, there are plans moving forward to have Weapon Tunings that are not a part of the Cartel Market. That being said, future packs will likely contain them as well.
My favorite item doesn’t have a Weapon Tuning Slot, will you be adding more?
Yup! In fact, we will be making a thread in the Suggestion Box forum where you can let us know specific weapons that you would like to see a Tuning Slot added to.
Weapon Tunings | 05.05.2016, 09:54 AM
Just to alleviate any concerns which have arisen from my mention of Platinum rarity yesterday, I want to clarify a few points:
- There is no collection price difference between Platinum and Gold.
- There will be no collection price change from what it is today.
- The sole intent of Platinum rarity is to be more open about the drop rates associated with an item. If something is a Platinum item, it is a rare, rare item.
- As an example, in the past shipment there have been only two Platinum level items. The Unstable Lightsaber and Dualsaber.
I hope that clears up any confusion. Just to reiterate, the sole intent of introducing Platinum rarity is to designate items that are exceedingly rare so that players more clearly understand their relative drop rates.