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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 4
12-15-2010, 09:58 AM
Yes it is expensive.

I wanted to buy the NX class, Ferengi, and Mirror Universe (Enterprise) uniforms.

That came out to 1120 C-Store points I believe. But the minimum amount of points that I had to purchase to buy them was 1500 which costs $18.75. It ended up costing me more than a month's subscription to purchase three items that basically serve as little more than cosmetic changes.

If I could do it all over, I wouldn't do it again. In the end, it was just a waste of money and not worth the cost. I believe that Cryptic originally stated that all C-store items would be accessible in game, but that's not true. I don't believe the three items I purchased are available outside of the C-store.

What I think would be a better solution would be to reward players with X number of Cryptic points at the end of every month. Maybe 20 or so. Such that if a player wants a ferengi, they can shell out
$6.25 to buy 500 points to spend on the 80 point Ferengi character and have it accessible immediately. Or they can keep their subscription active for four months and accumulate the 80 points that way.

Note: I am still in my first month of subscription, so if Cryptic has any such system already in effect, I am not aware of it.