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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 8
12-16-2010, 01:47 PM
Originally Posted by BreachAndClear View Post
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.
You want expensive for more-or-less useless crap? Blizzard's selling vanity pets for $10.00 a pop and sparkle horses for around $20.00 (I can't remember the actual price since I never got it). Based on your analogy, that's almost the cost of a single month of game time for ONE item.

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.
Easy solution there. Don't buy CP. Or wait for the next sale. As has been pointed out so many thousand times in the past how-many-months, there's absolutely nothing up there that is a "must have". With the exception of the Vor'cha alternate skin, most of the stuff that I bought were from the "free" points they handed out. And I don't plan on buying any more points unless there's something that I just got to have.

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.
That would be something that I could get behind.

Alternatively, make everything on the C-Store unlockable in the game and most of my own complaints about it would vanish. If you want it now without the hassle of earning it and are willing to give Cryptic money, all the more power to you. However, I would love to earn my shinies without having to pay an extra slip of latinum.