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    Enhancement station?

    What is the purpose of the enhancement stations?
    AFAIK you can use them to upgrade your custom gear with mods etc. But that can be done everywhere, just shiftclick the item.
    Is it so that on launch you could not shiftclick, and using the station was the only place you could do that. And later they introduce the shiftclick and never removed the stations to avoid confusion?

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    I have always though the purpose of them was to confuse people who are new to the game... no real idea though...

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    You have been able to shift click since launch. I'm not sure why the stations are there since they largely serve no purpose at all.

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    In the beta you used to only be able to change mods and stuff in those stations, but they later made it possible without the stations. They just haven't removed the stations I guess.

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    They were useful during beta before the ability to shift click was in. Shift click was an addition to the game not originally planned. I have heard some people say it is cheaper to remove mods when using the stations, though I have not verified this myself. It IS a little easier when using them when you have a lot to do though. I think they may also have plans to make them useful for something else, not sure what though. If they don't, it is pretty low priority to remove them, as there are other broken things to be working on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesta View Post
    In the beta you used to only be able to change mods and stuff in those stations, but they later made it possible without the stations. They just haven't removed the stations I guess.
    Yep, just a hold over from Beta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakia View Post
    You have been able to shift click since launch. I'm not sure why the stations are there since they largely serve no purpose at all.
    Clearly it serves a purpose: confuse people

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesta View Post
    In the beta you used to only be able to change mods and stuff in those stations, but they later made it possible without the stations. They just haven't removed the stations I guess.
    AH, as I suspected, but older than launch.

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    One of the Dev's indicated they had additional plans for them and that's why they're still in, although no details were given.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lathais View Post
    If they don't, it is pretty low priority to remove them, as there are other broken things to be working on.
    Especially since these aren't really broken anyways... just... 'there.'

    Someone at one time said that there is a reduction in the de-modding cost if you do it at a mod station... anyone confirm or deny?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leadsop View Post
    Someone at one time said that there is a reduction in the de-modding cost if you do it at a mod station... anyone confirm or deny?
    Deny

    That was spread around for a while, but isn't true.

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    Maybe it's like the Legacy System, they are there as a base and they'll flesh it out later.

    Yeah I've got no clue...
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    It is probably just an oversight or the fact that it would take more resources to remove them. Kind of like the books near inscription vendors you had to use to change glyphs (in WoW). They're no longer needed but still in the game.

    Easier to leave them in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakia View Post
    Deny

    That was spread around for a while, but isn't true.
    Seems like a good idea for BW to stea.. err implement imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by studkaw View Post
    What is the purpose of the enhancement stations?
    AFAIK you can use them to upgrade your custom gear with mods etc. But that can be done everywhere, just shiftclick the item.
    Is it so that on launch you could not shiftclick, and using the station was the only place you could do that. And later they introduce the shiftclick and never removed the stations to avoid confusion?
    Originally, in beta, you had to use the stations to upgrade your mods. That requirement was taken out. The stations remain for no reason whatsoever other than "lazy development team".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurko View Post
    The stations remain for no reason whatsoever other than "lazy development team".
    Lazy or "We have other things more important to worry about than removing a dozen useless enhancement stations"?

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    i have a good idea how bout making thme so if you use them you get a 80% discount on taking a mod out of gear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dedweight View Post
    Lazy or "We have other things more important to worry about than removing a dozen useless enhancement stations"?
    Uhh ... yeah, I would agree with you, if they weren't absolutely *needless* since October beta (or earlier). If you cannot manage your time to get in a fix within 5 months, you are a terrible worker, or a terrible project manager, or both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurko View Post
    Uhh ... yeah, I would agree with you, if they weren't absolutely *needless* since October beta (or earlier). If you cannot manage your time to get in a fix within 5 months, you are a terrible worker, or a terrible project manager, or both.
    Except for the fact that they've stated they would like to use them in the future. Terrible project managers and designers remove something only to have to add it in again, effectively making double work for themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambreene View Post
    One of the Dev's indicated they had additional plans for them and that's why they're still in, although no details were given.
    This.

    That's why you still see them around in new places in 1.2 as well. They keep adding them around because they have plans for them at some point, but we have no real idea what, because they haven't said more than that.

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