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Joker Ticket Store Weapon Price, Permanence, and Name Changes

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1 hour ago, Paladon said:

With today’s patch you’ll see the final implementation to our gun changes in the Joker Ticket store. As you may have noticed over the last month or so, we’ve slowly been changing the 7-day rental guns to permanent purchases. Today we’ve accelerated that and now all 88 Joker Ticket store guns are permanent items. Additionally, we’ve now removed all APB$ cost to these weapons and standardized cost across the entire line. Here’s how that works:

 

  1. Base Primary Weapon = 4,000 JT
    1. Each additional open slot = 2,000 JT increase
    2. Each additional Permanent mod = 500 JT increase
  2. Base Secondary Weapon = 3,000 JT
    1. Each additional open slot = 2,000 JT increase
    2. Each additional permanent mod = 500 JT increase

 

So you should be able to glean some immediate info from a weapon that costs 6,500 JT – You know it is a Primary Weapon with 1 open slot and 1 permanent mod.

 

Along with this you’ll notice some other changes to help everyone understand exactly what they are purchasing. Thirty of the 88 weapon names have changed so a player knows exactly what the weapon comes equipped with by just looking at the name. Here’s a breakdown of how this works:

 

  • A weapon with an open slot will have the “JT” designation with a number at the end for how many open slots is has. For instance, a weapon with JT1 is a weapon with one open slot. A weapon with JT2 has two open slots, and JT3 has three open slots.
  • A weapon with a permanent mod will have the “PR” designation with a number at the end for how many permanent mods it has. For instance, a weapon with PR1 has one permanent mod, PR2 has two permanent mods, and PR3 has three permanent mods.
  • Items can also have multiple of each of these and could look similar to this weapon – Raptor 45 ‘Hawk’ JT1 PR1 – which has one open slot and one permanent mod
    • Note: This weapon previously had the designation of Raptor 45 ‘Hawk’ JT3 and cost 10,000 JTs and 100,000 APB$. With this new name and pricing scheme you can now quickly understand what this weapon contains and what the price is (6,500 JT).

 

While we feel that the Joker Ticket store weapons are now in a good place, we’ll be looking to optimize other areas of the Joker Ticket store going forward.

Nice to see these. But an introduction about yourself would've been nicer. We hardly know abt u.

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One the one hand I commend you for using a naming system that makes sense.

On the other hand I would've preferred if you had kept it in line with the original naming system (i.e. manufacturer specific labels for upgraded versions). But then again, Gamersfirst already wrecked havock within this system, so you'd have to rename lots of weapons to get them back in line.

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Being able to purchase perma weapons with ingame currency (earned ingame)? I respect that, I think thats the best implementation done by the team yet. I had a feeling someday perma weapons would come to jt, so I didnt buy anything from the store. I wanted to buy body kits but I dont like the respawn costs on cars so I never bought them.

 

Also, no rocket launcher huh?

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I'll copy my post here:

I think they've made a step in the right direction.

Profitability should not come from weaponry imo, but from clothing packs, services, premium, decals and other non-weaponry related merchandise/services.
Because even if veterans understand that most armas weapons are just duplicates of existing f2p guns, the general public and a new player or anyone looking into APB, won't understand that fact and will just see a game that sells P2W weaponry on it's website for $$.

I'd much rather that guns in general was all earned in-game. It gives incentives to play and it gives the game a better outlook.

No-one can be apphauled that they're selling clothes/design packs etc etc for $$, that's what every F2P game does (and should do in fairness).


Besides, I think in the long run, LO is planning to focus on premium, rather than filling armas with new content every few months to "earn".
I think they wanna find ways to make premium more useful and one way could definitely be the ability to earn more JT's and therefore access more guns sooner, than non-prem accounts. Indirectly, it's same as putting guns on armas for $$, but it's an organic way of doing it, that won't make the game look bad or give the taste of P2W for new players checking APB out.
 

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36 minutes ago, Paladon said:

Thirty of the 88 weapons in the JT store had name changes. Here is a list of those changes:

 

Old Name                                            NEW NAME

...

Agrotech ACES JT2                               Agrotech ACES JT1 PR1

...

Agrotech ACES Rifle JT2                       Agrotech ACES Rifle JT1 PR1

...

Colby PMG-SD 28 'Hush' JT2                Colby PMG-SD 28 'Hush' JT1 PR1

...

Golden N-HVR 762-SD Dvah                Golden N-HVR 762-SD Dvah JT2 PR1

...

N-ISSR-B 'Wisp' JT2                              N-ISSR-B 'Wisp' JT1 PR1

...

Raptor 45 'Hawk' JT3                            Raptor 45 'Hawk' JT1 PR1

...

nice changes in general but I'm not too fond of this naming scheme.  I like the slotted weapon nomenclature from the regular contacts more, (Nol, Adeen, Dvah.. R&D I/II/III.. JG 840/940/1040)

 

also the silencer type preset mods shouldn't affect Joker Ticket prices because GMs have said before that they are just placeholder mods,  i.e.  a player can't buy a silencer mod (and even if they could slot it into a weapon it wouldn't do anything.)

 

I'm not nitpicking just offering up my opinion.

 

 

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Just now, bumrush79 said:

 I like the slotted weapon nomenclature from the regular contacts more, (Nol, Adeen, Dvah)

I do not. 

Fun facts:  Nol = 0

                Adeen= 1

                  Dvah = 2

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28 minutes ago, killerskull said:

Also, no rocket launcher huh?

The golden OSMAW does appear to be permanent now. Could've sworn I saw it when I took a look in-game.  

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33 minutes ago, Farbon Ciber said:

Is Showstopper JT same as the legendary?

no, the legendary is the showstopper thunder.

 

the one selling for joker tickets is the regular showstopper (12m less range and more spread)

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2 hours ago, Paladon said:

 

can we please have Paladon pop up on the admin tracker? (I've added him? / her? to my own tracker list but I think as a producer it should be by default)

oh yea btw, great update! game really needed that.

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Just now, sneekface said:

Nice, and welcome to APB paladon!

First read Paladon as Taladon ... Luckily I just cant read. 

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Who's this Paladon dude?  Are they new?  If that's the case then welcome! 88 weapons just became available for free, that's a pretty damn good update.

Also: Secondary open slots

2 hours ago, Paladon said:

Not yet, but we wanted to future-proof the pricing convention.

😮 

 

I know probably not gonna happen anytime soon, but its neat to think about.

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28 minutes ago, BrandonBranderson said:

Who's this Paladon dude?  Are they new? 

I'm not new, I leave the forward facing stuff to the professional forward facing people. Unfortunately we have a confluence of sick people today and I had all the info so I blurted it all out to get it into your hands. I'm gathering your feedback on the weapon changes so I'd love to hear what you think (I probably won't talk much because I hear that stealing Matt's thunder isn't good for his morale)

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2 hours ago, IROCkiller said:

 

Fair enough, can't wait to have a CJ3 .45 (hopefully)

Buy 1 slot RFP 9 and add IR3 yourself in the (probably far) future. Saves you 500 JT and more importantly G1C.

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35 minutes ago, Haganu said:

Buy 1 slot RFP 9 and add IR3 yourself in the (probably far) future. Saves you 500 JT and more importantly G1C.

Nah, RFP's getting nerfed. At least before open slot secondaries exist I'd think.

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45 minutes ago, Paladon said:

I'm not new, I leave the forward facing stuff to the professional forward facing people. Unfortunately we have a confluence of sick people today and I had all the info so I blurted it all out to get it into your hands. I'm gathering your feedback on the weapon changes so I'd love to hear what you think (I probably won't talk much because I hear that stealing Matt's thunder isn't good for his morale)

weapon changes are live??? 

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59 minutes ago, Paladon said:

I'm gathering your feedback on the weapon changes

Weapon changes as in the renaming of weapons in the joker store or weapon changes as in gun balance?

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1 minute ago, Weeb TheEpicGuyV2 said:

Weapon changes as in the renaming of weapons in the joker store or weapon changes as in gun balance?

The changes we made today to the JT store weapons. The other stuff will have its moment in the sun and its own thread.

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This is a good direction for those new or can't afford weapons but I believe you did this for the intention to encourage players to play riot? but somehow players will just populate fight club more for JT. 

 

 

 

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