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robdmc 07-12-2012 02:52 PM

Fleet Ships Too Expensive
 
In order to get a fleet ship once the Starbase tier is achieved you need to have 4 Fleet ship modules.

Each Fleet ship module costs 500 Zen

That means you have to spend $20 for a ship with no console/skin and is not an account wide unlock.

malan29 07-12-2012 02:54 PM

Okay, basically.. you can choose not to get a fleet ship. You aren't being held at gunpoint here. Given how OP the ships are, I don't see an issue. There's still a zen store, so you personally don't have to spend $20 on anything. Just saying, yeah it's kinda suck, but it's all about money.

grtiggy 07-12-2012 03:18 PM

they should just throw the fleet ships into the C-store for retarded prices cause thats what they are doing anyways

robdmc 07-12-2012 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by malan29 (Post 4739421)
Okay, basically.. you can choose not to get a fleet ship. You aren't being held at gunpoint here. Given how OP the ships are, I don't see an issue. There's still a zen store, so you personally don't have to spend $20 on anything. Just saying, yeah it's kinda suck, but it's all about money.

I know I'm not forced to buy it. that is not why I started this thread. I want people to point it out to others. I also never indicated whether or not I am going to purchase it. The problem is the perceived value.


On a side note there is also an inconsistency with the price. the Fleet Tactical Escort Retrofit, Fleet Advance Research vessel Retrofit and Fleet Heavy escort carrier seem to have a different requirement making them about $5. I'm hoping that is the right price point.



<# of Modules> <Ship>
4 Fleet Patrol Escort
4 Fleet deep space science vessel
4 Fleet Heavy Cruiser retrofit
4 Fleet Research science vessel retrofit
4 fleet star cruiser
4 Fleet reconnaissance science vessel
4 Fleet escort retrofit
1 Fleet Tactical Escort Retrofit
1 Fleet Advance Research vessel Retrofit
4 Fleet science vessel retrofit
4 Fleet Exploration cruiser retrofit
4 Fleet Aquarius Destroyer
1 Fleet Heavy escort carrier
4 Fleet Long range science vessel Retrofit

rybaksix 07-12-2012 04:01 PM

It seems that only T5 ships that you already got from the C-store are discounted at 75% rate (check patch notes) I cant understand why, if I got Gladius I still have to pay full 4 modules for the Saber (escort retro escort or whatever it confuses the hell out of me)...

starkaos 07-12-2012 04:18 PM

I guess most people will be getting these through the Exchange.

robdmc 07-12-2012 04:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rybaksix (Post 4743541)
It seems that only T5 ships that you already got from the C-store are discounted at 75% rate (check patch notes) I cant understand why, if I got Gladius I still have to pay full 4 modules for the Saber (escort retro escort or whatever it confuses the hell out of me)...

That explains a couple of things I did not know.

IF that is the case then it is kinda disappointing that most of the fleets ships are based off the free ships. I know I would love the fleet version of the reconnaissance science vessel but that ship was never on the c-store to be discounted.

I think I understand the confusion over the Gladius.

The Gladius is the Escort refit. The Fleet Escort retrofit is based on the Escort retrofit which is purchased through fleet credit only. Since the escort retrofit is not a Z-Store ship it does not qualify and the Refit version is not the retrofit so no discount again. (I think that is wrong)


The other problem With that is the va token ships. If you got the long range science vessel retrofit you would still have to buy the z-store version to get the discount for the Fleet version. (I feel sorry for long time players with a couple dozen alts)

I personally think the discount should be based on whether you have the ship in your ship yard or not.

degalusmedivan 07-12-2012 06:06 PM

From the Klingon Point of View .... its a disaster...
1. NO KDF Fleet Ship can get under 4 moduls because none of them was a t5 (20 euro) ship
2. we paid 16 euro for the c store KDF Ships they come to the Fleet Ship System and we should pay 20 again to get the Fleet Version? and the only excuse is that they are no t5 c store ship? Are they Serious?
3. 20 euro for a none accountwide, none console ship is a big nogo but hey! They see that it works with much higher prices. Lockboxships are nonaccountwide too and mostly way over 30 euros (have a 280 euro jem hadar) so we see the new way of STO.
Letz hope thats upcoming ships are not Fleetships ... i dont pay for non accountwide ships anymore after my Jem hadar disaster.

kalavier 07-12-2012 06:44 PM

Yeah...

"Work your butt off in your fleet, then pay $20 to get the fleet ships!" No thanks.

dmonek 07-12-2012 06:59 PM

What really got me is the fleet science vessels are simply the special variant skins beefed up...really nothing new


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