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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 3
05-23-2010, 08:16 PM
100 Day Reward Options

* Ship Material's Package - No
* Trained Assault Animal - Might be a good idea
* Deed for Bank or Inventory Expansion- More bank space is always good
* XP Bonus- no


200 Day Reward Options

* Rarity Item Upgrade- No
* Medium Inventory and Bank Upgrade- Sure
* Small Crew Compliment Upgrade- No
* Skill Cap Expansion - No chance


300 Day Reward Options

* Veteran's Tactical/Engineering/Science Consoles- No
* Free C-Store Token - That might be a valid option, doubt Cryptic will allow that = Less money.
* Tricobalt Tribble Grenade and Ancient Tribble Package- No
* Free Custume Slot - More costume slots fair enough
* BO Rarity Upgrade - No


400 Day Reward Options

* Red Matter Reactor- No
* Luck Bonus- No
* Character Promotion Equalizer- No chance
* Weekly Single Skill Respec - No Chance

More Emotes - Cryptic will do that
More Titles - Cryptic will do that
More ships slots - Cryptic will do that
More Character slots - Cryptic will do that
More Ban space - Makes sense
More Costume slots - Makes sense
More BO Slots - Makes sense

As for your suggestions:

Cryptic rule of acquistion #1: We only give stuff to people who pay extra.

Cryptic rule of acquisition #2: All customers are equal but customers that pay more are more equal than others.

In the off-chance Cryptic even care about making the Vet program more rewarding. I would do the following:

100 Day

Free Title
Free Respec
Free Exta Uniform slot
Free Extra Bridge officer Slot
Free Extra Bank Space
Free Extra Ship slot
'Exclusive Costume Piece Badge'
10% Skill Bonus to next level

200 Day

Free Title
Free Respec
Free Exta Uniform slot
Free Extra Bridge officer Slot
Free Extra Bank Space
Free Extra Ship slot
Free 'Exclusive Costume Piece Uniform'
Free Ship "Firework" emote.
20% Skill Bonus to next level

300 Day

Free Title
Free Respec
Free Exta Uniform slot
Free Extra Bridge officer Slot
Free Extra Bank Space
Free Extra Ship slot
Free Ship costume piece - Veteran Logo
30% Skill Bonus to next level

400 Day

Free Title
Free Respec
Free Exta Uniform slot
Free Extra Bridge officer Slot
Free Extra Bank Space
Free Extra Ship slot
Free Access to Captain's table
40% Skill Bonus to next level

.... and so on.

1) The Captain's Yacht should be earnable ingame via accolade NOT the Vet program because frankly I find the Vet program should reward the players with somethign USEFUL that will give them more life in the game.

2) By providing more slots people can get more life out of the game because they now have to fill those slots.

That means finding more officers, training them and getting to fill your ship with a truely distinctive crew. Filling your ship slots with different varients for a full collection.

Bonus points if at a later point you can have a 'museum' or 'history' tab of each ship that lists when it was commissioned, decommissioned and what it went through.

3) After 400 days of being in STO... I think a higher boost is more appropriate since by this point players are likely to have multiple characters and know there way around the start quite well. Bigger bonus = they can get out into the better parts of the game faster rather than slogging.