I got lucky last night. Very lucky. You see, I like to do weird things sometimes. Things like, say, dump all 20 of my character’s HK-55 helmets in my Legacy Cargo hold. Okay, that’s not too strange, but there was no reason to do anything other than to have each character store it in their personal inventory. It’s just one item, and taking up 20 inventory slots in Legacy storage on this ugly helmet is just plain stupid, but that’s what I did. When the item was released, I thought it was silly to have it bound to legacy, and so I created a wall of HK-55 helmets. I planned to start making shapes and other designs with them, but until last night, it was just a wall.
When I logged in last night, I noticed that the helmet was no longer bound to legacy, but a collection item, like the HK-55 weapons that came with Game Update 4.3. Not only were they bound, but since they were sitting in my Legacy storage, none of my characters registered as having the item. It wasn’t in their collections. This meant that I had to logon to each character, verify they didn’t have a helmet, and then retrieve one out of storage.
Had I chosen to store these all on one character rather than take up precious Legacy storage, my other characters would have been out of luck and unable to have this item.
I read one story on the forums where somebody claimed to put a black/black dye in it and planned to pass it around to his other characters, but now the helmet was bound. I imagine other issues have popped as a result of this change.
I’ll be curious to see if BioWare makes any more adjustments. The simple fix would be to allow players to unlock it to their account for 1 CC like they’ve done with other items.
As I said in the beginning, I was fortunate. Were you caught off guard by this change, and did any of your characters lose out as a result?