What happened to the shard shop originally?

149 posts Member
While I was looking through the swgoh YouTubers, I came across a shard shop guide that explains how to get good characters from the shard shop and now that I saw this, what happened? There are so many f2p players and the shard shop looks like it was such a good place for us f2p players. Why the change?


  • crzydroid
    4603 posts Moderator
    You only got two shards at a time for like 300 currency. It was something like a 10:1 exchange rate. For a while they started sticking new toons such as Baze in there for a while before they were farmable elsewhere, but it was also pretty expensive. If your concern is getting shards as f2p, Shard Shop wasn't the place to do it.

    It's actually much easier and cheaper to get more useful gear from there now than it was before. So overall the change is good.
  • Turasleon
    135 posts Member
    Yeah this was an extremely beneficial change. They also significantly increased what was available in the guild and fleet stores around this time, and also added the guild event store.
  • Kyno
    23533 posts Moderator
    The gear is much better.

    You could get a toon there before but it took a lot of currency being saved to get there.
  • CPace
    149 posts Member
    but isn't the point of being a f2p player all about patience?
  • CPace wrote: »
    but isn't the point of being a f2p player all about patience?

    Sure. And now you can be even more patient. It really wasn't a good place to get shards, speaking as a pure f2p player. The gear is much better now.
    This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken..” -Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever
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