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Archived Post 07-16-2010 08:03 PM

per-character? per-tarded
 
Playing whack-a-mole with all the unhappy threads makes me feel that Cryptic as an organization is now fully committed to bilking as much cash as they can from the fans before they unplug the servers and turn off the lights.

I could be wrong, but the pattern of cash now content someday is becoming pretty convincing. I'm sure Cryptic would gladly provide content on Tuesday for a cash transaction today.

I for one will never buy anything from the C-Store. I hope others boycott it as well, otherwise Cryptic will have no motivation to change.

Now it's time for the faithful to come and tell me how wrong I am or how I better they are because they gladly bankroll Cryptic's development budget or some other equally irrational defense of this company.

This post has been edited to remove content which violates the Cryptic Studios Forum Usage Guidelines ~GM Tiyshen

Archived Post 07-16-2010 08:33 PM

I LOL'd. Epic title.

Archived Post 07-16-2010 08:38 PM

ya. I'll support this thread just on title alone as well.

:)

Archived Post 07-16-2010 08:57 PM

What else can ya say?

:D

Archived Post 07-16-2010 09:05 PM

I don't agree that things are as bad as you intimate.....

However I absolutely agree that per-character for an

A; Useful
and
B; paid service

is absolutely ridiculous.

Mind you, I'm one of those rabid Cryptic supporters, and I am in general not against the C-store.

And Im unequivocally throwing my vote behind per-character = per-tarded.

Archived Post 07-16-2010 10:13 PM

hahaha thank you for the good laugh.... but don t worry...they are giving us ship's interiors on tribble to make it easier to swallow or just to distract us... it would have been wiser from a business point of view to add these ships and slots to the C store at the same time 2.0 is out... complains would have been then buried among the latest season appraisals...or maybe they thought about it but the info slipped out of Mr Stahl's mouth... jezz i should give up healthcare and start my own business.

another reason why they need to sell arms and legs in the C store could be an insufficient number of subs...they have to compensate through the C store. We then should be thankful to everyone making extra donation to keep the game afloat a bit longer...

Archived Post 07-16-2010 10:57 PM

yeap Venatici, but to be honest whats the chance that the interiors that will come out with season 2 will be a: a small number, and B: sub par.

The decent ones will be out a week latter in c-store. (and at this trend 600 per character per option)

Agree with the OP /signed..for what its worth

Archived Post 07-16-2010 11:03 PM

/signed.

Have not wanted to buy anything on the C-store since they decided that it would be a good idea (cash) to sell the preorder bonuses.

Archived Post 07-17-2010 12:04 AM

Agreed. Pre order content, then the Galaxy X fiasco, now this. Next thing you know they'll charge you to level up to higher tiers or 500 points to improve a character's exchange item cap by 20.

Whoops... I probably shouldn't have said anything. They don't need anymore ideas when it comes to C-Store.

The worst thing is this wouldn't be an issue if the masses did *NOT* support these microtransactions by refusing to buy them at the slightest whim. Some items are reasonable, especially when it's just cosmetic, but now it's getting rediculous.

C-Store items shouldn't be adding new elements, giving an edge, or anything of the sort - at least until the game becomes a F2P game, like DDO. Then it'd make sense. Paying monthly for a game in addition to microtransactions for things that add new elements to the game is just poor long-term decision making in an MMO environment.

Shame on Cryptic's Managerial Accounting and Advertising departments (Just a wild guess, but if it's not them, whomever's responsible for this garbage).

Archived Post 07-17-2010 01:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MSARGuy
I LOL'd. Epic title.

Quote:

Originally Posted by cold_gin_time_again (Post 2855763)
ya. I'll support this thread just on title alone as well.

:)

Hah! Agreed. xD

Aside from my inherent support for the issue, the title of the thread just makes it gold. :3


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