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Join Date: Sep 2012
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# 40
03-16-2013, 06:28 AM
Originally Posted by tilarta View Post
Allow me to debunk your logic Geth style.

I haven't done the baseline math for c-points>keys>ec>jem'hadar attack ship, but I did do the math for c-points>fleet modules>ec>jem'hadar attack ship.

Note, this was done a few days ago, so not sure of the current price.

I looked at the price of an Attack Ship, then calculated how many fleet modules would be required to purchase it.
The answer was 100.
Each Fleet Module costs 5 dollars.
100x$5=500 dollars.

And as a rough calucation, you'd need 5 keys to equal the value of one fleet module.

Or to look at it another way, if you saved your sub stipend every month, you'd be able to afford an Attack ship in 8 years.

A single ship that costs more then a lifetime sub?
Frozone has an appropriate comment which can be applied here:

If this was the real world, the sellers would be arrested for price fixing.
And I'm pretty sure if someone posts an Attack ship for a low price, it's snapped up in seconds and reposted at the high price.

I'm at the point where I see red and more red everytime Cryptic does this.
I know from bitter experience I'm not going to get an Attack Ship, so why bother doing it over and over again?

And to clarify, I don't want it to satisfy my own ego, I want it to unlock the Attack Ship Hanger pet.
If I had the Attack Ship, I'd then be motivated to spend money to buy the Dreadnaught.
But since I know I'm not going to get the ship, Cryptic loses both the money I would spend trying and the keys I would purchase to acquire the lobi for the Dreadnaught.
Also, I'm a big time Jem'Hadar/Dominion fan, so these ships have an extra special meaning for me.

But I'm getting the strong sense there's a case of elitism going on here:
Elitist Player has an Attack Ship, they don't want it to be commonly available because it will make them less special for having one.
Therefore we're going to actively resist making it available easily.

Cryptic needs to come to their senses and put it in the c-store for a reasonable price!
I don't agree that this is a case of elitism going on here.
I'm sorry, I'm not a native English speaker and there is a word in my country for this for which I do not now the appropriate English version....but basicly it describes that the image of a thing grows so popular and becomes trendy, so it's a must have for all who want to be popular or to "fit in".

About Cryptic, I don't agree that they should put the ship in C-Store, ever. Only ships that go in C-Store should remain the faction ships and unless a Dominion faction is introduced sometime, I don't want to see it in C-Store.
I really feel for the people who have difficulties unlocking the hangar pet for the Dreadnought, but I do support Cryptic in their decision to make the hangar unlockable if you own the JHAS. The JHAS hangar is possibly the best hangar out there, back to back with B'rothls and Scorpion Fighters (although I don't agree them making a rep. item have such and edge in hangars as they have atm.) and given the kind of ship the Dread is, it is expected to be more complicated to get such a hangar for it.

IMHO, the JHAS is the most overrated ship in the history of gaming. Yeah, it has a strong bite and very sharp teeth, but it's not nearlly that kind of superior as many make it out to be. I had my fair share of dealings against JHAS and it's a mighty fine ship, but I think that it's reputation preceeds it.
Even since it came out as the first cross-faction ship (at the time it really had a good edge over the competiton) it has been established as "the best" ship in STO and that rep. still sticks to it. That's why everyone and their grandma wants to fly one.

And about the exchange prices? People just taking advantage of the notorious reputation of the JHAS that makes everyone want one. And it's scarsity because it never came out of lockbox underlines this. Especially now that it is a requirement for the Dread hangar pet.
And people still laugh and throw rocks at me when I say that we need a Ferengi faction in STO.