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View Poll Results: Implement Universal Cert Pool?
Yes 18 36.00%
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Old 2013-06-05, 12:02 PM   [Ignore Me] #1
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Character A can use certs to unlock a weapon. Universal Unlocks allow other characters to use that weapon too. What if all characters shared a Universal Cert Pool?

I'm not advocating for this, it's just a random thought. This should be an interesting discussion. F* it, might as well make a poll.
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Old 2013-06-05, 12:12 PM   [Ignore Me] #2
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I still see this as an RPG or sorts. I really think a character's development should matter more, not less.

When real money is involved account-wide unlocks are a value issue. Not so with certs.
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Old 2013-06-05, 12:27 PM   [Ignore Me] #3
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Originally Posted by EVILPIG View Post
Character A can use certs to unlock a weapon. Universal Unlocks allow other characters to use that weapon too.
That's not how it works. Unlocks are universal only if done by spending cash. Cert based unlocks are still exclusive to the one character.
Believe me I was surprised to find out too.
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Old 2013-06-05, 12:43 PM   [Ignore Me] #4
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I'd like it if XP and unlocks were per-account rather than per-character. Unlock flak armor for HA, and all your HAs on that account get flak armor. Unlock a weapon, and all your toons get that weapon or it's other-empire equivalent.

It's not a major problem the way it is now though. All a new character really needs is a 2nd burster arm for $3.33 (per account), and AMS for 50 certs (per character).
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Old 2013-06-05, 01:03 PM   [Ignore Me] #5
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Originally Posted by TartarosCZ View Post
That's not how it works. Unlocks are universal only if done by spending cash. Cert based unlocks are still exclusive to the one character.
Believe me I was surprised to find out too.
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Old 2013-06-05, 01:11 PM   [Ignore Me] #6
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it would be a massive exploit to have account wide cert unlocks, never mind an account cert pool.
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Old 2013-06-05, 01:13 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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Think it's quite a cool idea so voted yes.
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Old 2013-06-05, 01:18 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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No. Death to the 4th Empire!
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Old 2013-06-05, 01:27 PM   [Ignore Me] #9
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As much as I do hate faction hoping I really love this idea. Be kind of cool to not suck for a couple days as you grind up a new character.
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Old 2013-06-05, 02:07 PM   [Ignore Me] #10
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I have 8 chars on 3 different servers, but still voted No.
XP gained on the given character needs to have some sort of meaning.
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Old 2013-06-05, 02:28 PM   [Ignore Me] #11
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I voted "yes", but there's giant pros .... & the cons are downright scary.

With Piggy's UCP idea, it's a Greifers wish come true .... they could make a new Alt with BR1, but with the skills of their primary ? It's such a dicotomy to me that a guy could be skilled & motivated enough to reach BR50, or even yet anywhere close to BR100 .... yet still be blind to how destructive Griefing is to the overall playablilty & enjoyment of this MMO. Some of the professional griefers seem to almost approach their Greifing stategies & abilities as some twisted badge of honor ..... like it's the ultimate display of loyalty to go Grief either enemey Empire.

The other significant con ? .... it does seem to steal whatever "fun" or sense of accomplishment can come with a new character/alt. If it gets all of your Unlocked Cert Benefits ..... it's essentially your original character with a different name, dif BR, .... and perhaps different colors, gender, ......

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Old 2013-06-05, 02:45 PM   [Ignore Me] #12
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This is completely watering down the game.

So much of the fun is slowy unlocking and tricking out your character. props to SOE for making such an expansive cert tree that takes forever to fully unlock.

If you want to trick out a character then play that character having a universal cert pool would just be boring and lame.
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Old 2013-06-05, 02:56 PM   [Ignore Me] #13
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Fucking hell, no way!
Ahem... here's my problem with this:
TR are 5 minutes away from taking a 90% cut of an alert and all the Johnny blues and purples jump ship to the reds to collect certs that go into this pot. Voila this pot is used against the TR.

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Old 2013-06-05, 05:35 PM   [Ignore Me] #14
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I see no need for this
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Old 2013-06-05, 05:39 PM   [Ignore Me] #15
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Don't know what the point of having more than one character is right now.
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