Welp, after ranting like a loon the last couple of days, I’m a pretty happy camper today. Check out the swtor blog about the doodads we’re getting in 1.4.
2 points I really really REALLY love. I’m dotting my i’s with hearts.
Companion Customization Improvements – Finally, starting in Game Update 1.4 players will be able to hide the helmet, or unify colors to chest, for their companion’s gear (see the screenshot at the top of this article). No more mismatched, silly outfits (unless you like them that way)!
I knew about this before, but I forgot how much I love it. I especially like the ability to get rid of the bucket head. As you might recall, I was a big fan of removing helm so I could see my companions while they were speaking, but refrained from doing so because half the cut scenes seem to toss you into battle at the end, and I need my companion to have all his/her armor.
I was contemplating putting Doc in the slave collar so I could see his face – and shock him if he looked at another lady. I guess I won’t have to. (But I might anyway.)
But, this one is even better, seriously:
Delayed Binding – Ever accidentally roll greed by mistake? Ever spend your commendations on the wrong item at the token vendor? In Game Update 1.4, players will be able to address this issue. Bind on Pickup and Bind on Legacy items will now have a 2 hour limit in which they can be exchanged. If they were a loot item, you can freely give the item to any party member who was in on the kill and therefore eligible to loot the item. Similarly, if you buy something from a commendation vendor, you will have 2 hours to return the item to any vendor and get a full refund of commendations. (and then there are some terms and conditions blah blah)
Right now, our biggest time suck in raiding is LOOT. There are a lot of times when most people don’t need the damn thing and we’re stuck going through the stuff item-by-item with the master looter.
So, you say, why don’t you just do need/greed? Ok, smartass fictitious arguing person, here’s why: there is TOO LITTLE TIME to inspect the gear and make a decision before the damn thing times out. You can only look at 2 gear items at a time on your screen, so you have to make decisions and move on before seeing what the rest of the loot is. This led to a LOT of oopses and tickets until we decided we had to go back to master looter so we could make sure that people who needed the gear didn’t lose out on it by accident.
Now we can do need/greed without any danger of screwing someone over, and if there’s an oops, we can trade on the way to the next trash pull. Easy peasy.
I know, the big news will be the new raid – I mean ops – but the quality of life improvements? I live for this stuff!