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Archived Post 01-02-2012 08:21 AM

Put your Latinum Where your Lobes are
 
Gold Pressed Latinum. As it stands is the only currency in game that was an actual currency in Trek. But what can we get for it? We can play dabo, we can buy holo emitters and floor trophies. But sadly the floor trophies aren't that great. The holo emitters are one time use and only 15 mintues long. Last time i checked, 1000 latinum (GPL Package) was going for 20,000 credits on the exchange. With the 75,000-100,000+ price tags on the emitters, it hardly seems worth it.

Personally i'd like to see a little more for it. There are already Ferengi in the game trying to sell us a bunch of stuff, But why not asking for our latinum? Why not offering us "less than Legal" goods? Why not offer us Hard to obtain items? If 6 Ferengi can take on the Jem'hadar and capture a Vorta, who knows what they could "Acquire" for a huge pile of Gold Pressed Latinum.

One such thing i would like to see is Cross faction Ships. Keep it simple at first, shuttles, maybe a bird to prey or escort. Maybe cross faction costume options, like the reman Hoods, romulan shirts, or the refugee gear from the Reman weeklies? Easy things that are already in the game, but something that would make playing Dabo a little more worth it than what there is at the moment. I'd love to hear some other suggestions of what poeple would like to see as a GPL purchase in game.

Archived Post 01-02-2012 08:30 AM

A latinum to EC exchange with the ferengi maybe?

Isnt there also talk about having fleet starbases somewhere down the line? I can see that costing a crap load of EC, GPL and DiL if it ever comes to fruition.

Archived Post 01-02-2012 10:30 AM

Federation credits were an actual currency in Trek as well. And TOS, TNG, DS9, and Voyager all had people refer to a Federation currency.

Archived Post 01-02-2012 10:33 AM

Six Ferengi amateurs at that! *L*

Imagine what the actual professional Ferengi maurauders can do, with D'Kora's that are in almost every way the equal to a Galaxy Class vessel. That's scary!

Archived Post 01-03-2012 05:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Leviathan99
Federation credits were an actual currency in Trek as well. And TOS, TNG, DS9, and Voyager all had people refer to a Federation currency.

Nice call, i forgot about that stuff show wise. i actually had to go back and check it out. Still though, i wouldn't mind something a little better for my latinum.

Archived Post 01-03-2012 06:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Wraith_Shadow
One such thing i would like to see is Cross faction Ships.

but... but.... the Ship Holo Emitters ARE cross faction Ships... ok not KDF/FED, but Breen for example... (there are more factions than we are allowed to play).

the 15 minute timer on those Emitters is a deal breaker, i think i never seen anyone use one on Holodeck. which is just sad. Because DABO was supposed to be FUN, we even got a Star Trek Actor to do Voice Overs for it... and yet... Dabo turned out to be a low value conversion to get time limited things after pushing a button for DAYS of /played time.

I've once set up my Screen so that only the bet button is visible, and watched TWO full length Movies while pressing the mouse button.... i did not have enough GPL after that to buy anything good...

Time limited rewards should be cheaper, so they are more attractive, and easier to get.
If i play one hour of Dabo to get any Holo Emitter... i would actually do it from time to time, just for the lolz.
-> that is when people want to return to the activity again and your "energy credit sink" is actually used ...to sink those energy credits.

but nooo... they made it so hard that no one even cares to play Dabo.
and Leeta's VO still is played in wrong places...
played the Devidian Missions just this week and on beam in to Drozana i heard "Spin the Wheel and WIN!".... uuuhm.... i am like 5 rooms away, stop screaming in my ear plz.


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Originally Posted by Leviathan99
and Voyager all had people refer to a Federation currency.

Voyager was running low on Energy so they had to ration Replicator energy -> everyone was refering to those "Replicator Rations" (i think that is the wording?)

But that was not actual currency, Tom Paris still managed to get the crew to gamble for it :rolleyes:




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also the J'Man said something in the last STOked that Latinum is going to get looked at after the holidays because the Winter event races reward items that will be turned in for Latinum.
But he also said they want to keep whatever they add to the Latinum stores to be time limited.
So they can do fun things with it that they could not do otherwise (like the Breen Holo emitter i guess?).

Anyway i would like some more permanent things plz.
Maybe some more casual clothing options to unlock for those Off Duty Outfits....
things like the SCARFS from the winter event.

Archived Post 01-03-2012 06:44 AM

I'm not sure about you all but i have somewhere in the ballpark of 100,000-160,000 GPL.
If i recall the conversion rate through playing dabo is 1:1.37.
I wish i could get a phaser hue changing item with GPL so i can truly set phaser to fabulous.

Archived Post 01-05-2012 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Nyxium
I'm not sure about you all but i have somewhere in the ballpark of 100,000-160,000 GPL.
If i recall the conversion rate through playing dabo is 1:1.37.
I wish i could get a phaser hue changing item with GPL so i can truly set phaser to fabulous.

This would be great even, something Strictly visual, like the costume options, but for weapons skins and colors.


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