and define how the c store is game breaking for anyone?
its content. its is no different then other MMOs that do the same.
nothing is, or does allow one to be OP over another player.
do i get a +10 awesome bonus for wearing the TOS uniform? nope.
the game can still be played without any of the c store items.
i get the idea of your post, but until they start to offer game altering mechanical items, it is full of fluff and nothing more then that. and if you dont want it, dont buy it. if you do, then buy it.
How many other successful western MMO's use MT's for me to measure STO against? WoW doesn't have them, neither do Eve, PotBS, and as far as i know neither do FFXI and Everquest. If those games can manage to create new content, expansions, and more with a basic subscription, why can't a new game like STO do it?
My problem with the C-store is that they're trying to emulate a model used by eastern (more specifically S. Korean) companies in the hopes that western players behave like they do in korea. How many people here have tried the F2P games that are out there? They're sub par in almost everyway, at a price that can't be beat. I feel gouged, and this game and the company running it aren't going in the direction i hoped at all. I'm seriously thinking about going back to WoW or PotBS and staying there. At least they don't grab money at every turn.