Micro Transactions (Suggestions?)
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Join Date: Dec 2007
07-14-2010, 09:11 PM
The only thing that could redeem the c-store in my eyes is a free-to-play game. Before STO i never gave that any thought because Lotro which i play never tried to get extra money from me for essential parts of the IP.
As an example, it´s not like you had to buy Hobbits as a playable race.
My opinion on this shifted a little now that even more iconic symbols (like uniforms for example) going to the c-store, namely the new ships. When the exclusives went there i was reliefed that at least they became available to everyone just loving Star Trek.
I also have to say that i´m not so sure that Cryptic is to blame here for those decisions, after all they´re owned by Atari, which does not seem to have a good reputation. I honestly believe that the devs are quite talented and it would be a shame if their reputation goes down because they´re pressured into this kind of behaviour.
Only time will tell what will happen, but the course this all is taking isn´t very appealing.
Thank for reading.