Saturday, 4 June 2016

Tatooine Customer Scammed?

Recent reports have hinted that a certain Jawa has been selling faulty droids to unsuspecting customers. We travelled all the way to Tatooine to get to the bottom of this conspiracy and here is what we found!



Anchorhead  - Allegedly, a certain Jawa trader, who did not wish to be named, sold a faulty protocol droid to one of the locals. Overall, the droid seemed to be in a good shape, however, the buyer later discovered that the droid's vocabulator was not working.
"I find this unacceptable! It's outrageous! How come these little buggers are allowed to sell things to us, humans, in the first place!" grumbled the elderly man, who also did not wish to be named.

How come these little buggers are allowed to sell things to us, humans, in the first place!

We accompanied the buyer as he was going to face the Jawa trader to seek answers. Here is a transcript of our short interview with the Jawa trader. Note that we had to use our own protocol droid CNN-2 to interpret for us.

Journalist: "Good afternoon sir."
Jawa trader: "M'um m’aloo. Utto nye usabia atoonyoba?"
Journalist: "No thank you. We are here to ask you a few questions about a recent purchase from you."
Jawa trader: "Ny shootogawa!"
Journalist: "You don't have to be worried. We are unarmed. We just want to ask you a few things."
Jawa trader: "Gomjam."
When asked about the faulty droid, the Jawa trader told us that the droid was sold without a vocabulator which, according to him, was an intended feature. Regardless, the buyer claimed that a protocol droid without a vocabulator was a absolutely unacceptable and demanded a refund, which the Jawa trader refused. The whole situation ended with a lengthy 10-second tag until the elderly man ran out of air and had to sit down to recover.

A protocol droid without a vocabulator is a feature.

We had also tried to contact local authorities to get some official word on the matter but apparently there are none. Republic involvement on this planet seems to be very limited.

Let us know what you think! Is a protocol droid without a vocabulator a good buy?




The transcript of the original in-game conversation of the two NPCs (fully voiced in-game):

Customer: "Hey! The droid you sold me is a piece of junk! I want my money back!"
Jawa: "No refunds! You keep!"
Customer: "But it's busted! Stupid thing's vocabulator broke down as soon as I got home. Won't say a word now!"
Jawa: "Vocabulator not broken! Is feature!"
Customer: "A feature? Don't give me that! What good's a protocol droid if it can't even talk?"


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