||07-12-2012 10:50 AM
Originally Posted by enigmawolffie
Once you rank up, the NX class becomes practically useless. It really makes buying the bundle/ship a waste. I was very excited last time I received payment to buy it, but was disappointed when I learned of how weak it was (I am level 50).
I believe that all C point paid ships that are bought at lower levels, should scale with player level, and become equal with the ship level of the player. This would include weapon slots, hull plating, and pretty much anything such as turn rate and abilities. For example, the NX class would scale with escorts, and the Constitution would scale with Cruisers. I think this would be fair to justify the prices of the ships.
Is this a fair suggestion?
I bought the TOS Enterprise and was also annoyed by how quickly I leveled out of it. That being said, scaling ships will never happen. Especially now that the game is free to play.
The revenue model is based on micro-transactions. They want you (need you) to buy more than one ship. Not to mention the Devs have repeatedly said that CBS will not allow a T5 constitution. Which means that the TOS enterprise can't scale.
Most of the C-store ships are end game ships, which you don't need. You can do anything in game with the free RA ship. What you're paying for is the extra shiny- the console, ability, or ship skin.
The TOS Enterprise comes with a weapon that scales. Consoles can be used at any tier, although they are usually restricted by class- for example the MVAM can only be used on the T4 or T5 prometheus.
I think it's more than fair to compensate the developers for adding the ships to the game by paying a few dollars.
Finally, if you're talking about the NX someone is going to get snarky and tell you to get an Akira.
Edited to add- oh wait, somebody already has.
Originally Posted by carmenara
If they wanted it they could make a beefed up NX-01 heavy escort instead... but oh wait! NX-01 -> Akira -> Armitage :D