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Archived Post 10-28-2011 06:28 PM

C-Store Sale Mechanic Fail
 
Right, so I'm not opposed to spending extra money for items in a game that I already paid for, and pay monthly for. :rolleyes:

Highest level and only character is a Commander 8, so I log in today to find a sale in the store. Alas! 20% off, good time to snach up the ships that I'll eventually use, buy them all now while I got some extra cash and give me something to look forward to once I get the right levels to use them.

Log in, drop $64 on 5000 c-points, goto click buy on the dreadnought... err. wait a second! Unable to unlock the ship cause the character isn't high enough level yet?

So the only way to really get any value out of the sale on the high ticket items is to already have a leveled character, no "lay-away" option, and no warning for those who are new, and admittedly ignorant of how that store works.

And no refunds apparently. So none the less, Monday I'll just dispute the charges with my bank and see how it washes out, but I did need to vent that a sale which not everyone can participate in, or at least any clear statements of which, is a little silly and/or shady.

Archived Post 10-28-2011 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Aramova (Post 3835911)
Right, so I'm not opposed to spending extra money for items in a game that I already paid for, and pay monthly for. :rolleyes:

Highest level and only character is a Commander 8, so I log in today to find a sale in the store. Alas! 20% off, good time to snach up the ships that I'll eventually use, buy them all now while I got some extra cash and give me something to look forward to once I get the right levels to use them.

Log in, drop $64 on 5000 c-points, goto click buy on the dreadnought... err. wait a second! Unable to unlock the ship cause the character isn't high enough level yet?

So the only way to really get any value out of the sale on the high ticket items is to already have a leveled character, no "lay-away" option, and no warning for those who are new, and admittedly ignorant of how that store works.

And no refunds apparently. So none the less, Monday I'll just dispute the charges with my bank and see how it washes out, but I did need to vent that a sale which not everyone can participate in, or at least any clear statements of which, is a little silly and/or shady.

This is nothing new. It has always been this way.

Archived Post 10-28-2011 07:07 PM

Yeah despite some new UI changes to it, the c-store still needs quite a bit of work.

I shouldn't really need to logon to my VA in order to buy stuff i'm going to use for my current cpt level toon. Heck, half the ships i've bought still tell me i need to buy them until my current toon is actually eligable to use them.

Archived Post 10-28-2011 07:13 PM

Yeah I disagree with this aswell, I think you should be able to buy the items whenever you want but just keep them locked till your character attains sufficient rank. This really needs changed...

Archived Post 10-28-2011 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Wolfpack-NZ
Yeah I disagree with this aswell, I think you should be able to buy the items whenever you want but just keep them locked till your character attains sufficient rank. This really needs changed...

This should apply to anything, including purchase of ships with ship tokens and higher marks of gear than you are capable of equipping (which you can do in the exchange and crafting but not from emblem vendors).

Archived Post 10-29-2011 07:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Cormoran (Post 3835950)
Yeah despite some new UI changes to it, the c-store still needs quite a bit of work.

I shouldn't really need to logon to my VA in order to buy stuff i'm going to use for my current cpt level toon. Heck, half the ships i've bought still tell me i need to buy them until my current toon is actually eligable to use them.

Agreed ! Cryptic you need to make it so that we can buy all items regardless of level. Then it should be level bound after the purchase. It is convenient and just makes sense.

Archived Post 10-29-2011 08:25 AM

Does it do the same on the website store?

Archived Post 10-29-2011 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Chat
Does it do the same on the website store?

You have to pick a character on the website C-store and if that character is eligible then you can buy it if the character is not eligible then you are unable to purchase the item.

Archived Post 10-29-2011 11:17 AM

So I'm not understanding your complaint here.

You purchased c-store points without looking at the store..

You went to purchase a ship and found out that the system which has been in place for well over a year and a half now won't let you do it? :confused:

I can understand when it wasn't on the website so people blindly purchased points then to their surprise in game they couldn't get it but come on now.

I agree they should just be purchasable at any level but I've always looked before I bought any amount of c-store points. This way I know how many I will need and for what.

Archived Post 10-29-2011 11:35 AM

Just wait for the next sale when you get to that level. There might be one for Thanksgiving and there will almost definitely be one for Christmas.


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