Earlier today, a blog post was made via the official site with regards to the new Contraband Resale Corporation faction. For the highlights, as well as a link to the full FAQ, hit the jump.
Contraband Resale Corporation: Luxury at a Price
The new faction gives players access to several rewards, both in the form of popular but hard to obtain Cartel Market items; items that are no longer available on the Cartel Market but are in high demand; and finally, items that are obtainable after you've reached the required reputation with the faction, as well as needing a few of the Cartel Market Certifications from the new Cartel Packs.
There has been a slight amount of controversy over the inclusion of this faction, but I'd love to hear what you folks think about this in general; especially gaining reputation through the purchasing of packs.
For the full blog post, visit this link. And as always, thanks for reading and feel free to discuss in the comments below. Also included below is the full FAQ from the site.
Cartel Faction FAQ
What is the Cartel Market Reputation System?
We’ve added the Cartel Market Reputation System as a way of rewarding players who purchase multiple packs within a Shipment. Each Shipment will have its own Reputation track.
What is a Shipment?
A Shipment is a set of packs that share a thematic name (for example, Cartel Packs or Contraband Packs). Each Shipment will be available in the Cartel Market for a limited time. At some point, all packs within a shipment will be embargoed.
What does it mean when a pack is embargoed?
When a pack is embargoed it means that the pack will be temporarily removed from the Cartel Market. Embargoed packs and/or items from a Shipment may be made available to players at a future date. Prior notice will be provided if packs/items are to be permanently embargoed.
How do I acquire Cartel Market Reputation?
Players will gain Reputation with a Cartel Market organization by purchasing packs from a Shipment and consuming the Cartel Market Reputation Trophy or found in some packs.
Is there a Cartel Market Reputation Trophy in every pack?
Every Contraband Pack moving forward drops a new type of item. This item is most commonly a Cartel Market Reputation Trophy but will sometimes be a very rare Cartel Market Certificate.
What is the Contraband Resale Corporation?
The Contraband Resale Corporation is a new organization within the Reputation systems. Just like with the Gree and the Voss, players can progress their Reputation with the organization to secure unique in-game rewards.
Why do I want to progress my Contraband Resale Corporation Reputation?
Progressing this Reputation track will give you access to unique, embargoed (items temporarily unavailable), and even some rare bonus items from the Shipment 1: Cartel Packs, purchasable with in-game Credits and Cartel Market Certificates.
Are embargoed items gone from the Cartel Market forever?
We reserve the right to bring any embargoed item back to the Cartel Market at any time.
How do I progress my Contraband Resale Corporation Reputation after the Shipment of Contraband Packs is embargoed?
Cartel Market packs may be found on the GTN during embargo periods, but the Shipment, or individual packs, may return to the Cartel Market at some point in the future.
Are Contraband Packs the only way to gain Reputation with the Contraband Resale Corporation?
Currently, yes. As always, we will be listening to player feedback and reserve the right to adapt how this Reputation is advanced