New DOff Dilithium Costs
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Join Date: Jul 2012
10-18-2012, 03:50 PM
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Actually... what Cryptic may be trying to do is channel more players to starbases. Think about it for a moment. We're seeing lots of starbase exhaustion and a lot of fleets are simply stopping or going at a VERY reduced speed, not to mention a lot of players simply not caring about starbases.
Because they are seeing the insane costs required to go beyond the initial tiers and the fact Season 6 added
real playable content, just Fleet Actions to grind.
Add this DOFF prices and people will not buy Zen, they will stop altogether and small Fleets will come to a halt, even players that are willing and do sink money into the game will evaluate their Zen purchases.
Starbases are one of the key long term monetization components of STO, they WANT to get everyone attached to one. These added Dil costs make it so everyone would prefer to grow their base and get doffs through fleet credits, of course you CAN get them without being in a fleet.... you would just prefer not to.
Do I need to remind you that I cannot buy a Purple off the Fleet without being at a certain Tier?
If that is their purpose then STOP CATERING TO THE MEGAFLEETS.
Those Fleets WILL reach T5 and then do nothing outside running the 30 minutes projects and the Featured Project when it comes around, they are not the "long term monetization" but so far they done all they could to push for the creation of Megafleets due to the costs involved, small Fleets will either stop or die out.
Now this chance accomplishes nothing besides HURTING smaller fleets and KILLING the Duty Officer system because nobody will bother with it, I just hope these are just placeholder costs on Tribble for testing, otherwise I predict the end of Small Fleets progression (since nobody is going to tell someone to go and spend real cash on a virtual good that is BY CHANCE) and a serious drop of players doing the Duty Officer system.
And yes, people did DOFF before the compactor but was the compactor a mistake? do this and people are going to be very unlikely to spend their Purples on the Starbases and as I am at it ... how about the effect they have on the game because they can be put on Active Duty.