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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 9
01-18-2012, 09:01 PM
Originally Posted by Psi'a Meese
400CP seems to be the minimum magic number now. Encouraging this item as part of ala carte as opposed to encouraging Silver player's to go Gold is an interesting choice. I don't know that it was right or wrong.
It actually makes sense as a way to maximize Cryptic's profits.

The players who are dedicated will see the value in a lifetime subscription in terms of unlocking all these little things over a large number of characters for a onetime (or monthly) fee.

The players who are casual will see the value in playing for free and unlocking things one at a time when they feel it is justified.

It gives the dedicated players a way to spend large sums of cash upfront and never have to spend another dime so they do not feel nickled-and-dimed to death.

Ig gives the casual players the ability to feel like they do not have to make a financial commitment to enjoy the game. They can just pay for something when they want it.