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Join Date: Dec 2007
10-28-2011, 08:20 PM
Originally Posted by
And yes, I can stop playing, but it is the only Star Trek game around, and I am a huge Star Trek fan. I am also a lifer. Stupid mistake that was, but at least my subscription has already been paid for
Price elasticity of supply and demand.
In other words, nobody is going to pay over price for an under-powered computer today because there are many acceptable substitutes.
On the flipside, people tend to pay any amount of cash for gasoline because its all controlled by one source, and other substitutes are still expensive, limited, or prototypical.
We are stuck in the latter category; EG getting hosed because if what you want is a Star Trek MMO, there are no acceptable substitutes.
So we can't simply stop playing unless things become so terrible that STO is outright unacceptable in and of itself.