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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 28
07-28-2010, 02:02 PM
Originally Posted by Darren_Kitlor
It was either charging for convenience and having them available also by the free token and the 500 emblem option


Having it exclusively to the c-store.

There was a time investment where they'd break even, so the bean counter could look the other way and let players have a free means of earning the vessel.
Actually, the retrofit ships were never meant for the c-store at all. That you can buy an account-wide unlock is just another option ( and a pointless one in my opinion). The Nebula and Excelsior are for the c-store, though there was talk about making them available ingame too.

The retrofit unlock is quite expensive though. If i had unlimited respecs, i might consider the unlock to be worthwhile. And then thereŽs the point of flying the same ship with all toons, how boring. IŽll choose 3 toons to fly these new ships, the rest keep the "old" ones. These 3 ships will cost me nothing and i can farm a gazillion emblems just to "purple out" all my ships, boooo.