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# 1 Path to F2P Dev Blog #11
10-13-2011, 05:10 PM
Stephen talks some more about the new economy, and clarifies where the Star Trek Online Economy is headed in this update on the Path to F2P.

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# 2
10-13-2011, 05:15 PM
It is very good to hear more of the reasoning behind the new economy, especially how EC is mainly for casual play while DL is more fore hard core play. That definitely helps me see exactly what your going for here, and how DL isnt even "needed" if you just want to play casually.

That said, the lack of a VA token is still an issue for people who are going to be subscribing every month. So how about this as a solution to that issue?

http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=236237
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# 3
10-13-2011, 05:19 PM
I see conflicting information here...

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Do I want to make the game "grindy"? Not at all. I certainly don't want it that way for a casual player. But I do want to make it so having top end gear and having extra starships takes some real work. I want for those top end targets to be brag-worthy. I want them to have actual value to the players who achieve these goals. Some time after the game goes free-to-play, I would like to have a handful of people bragging that they have a full set of starships or that their flagship is equipped with top end gear... knowing that only people who were subscribers before F2P or who worked as hard as they did could say the same.
How does letting people "buy" their way to the good gear make something an achievement?
Because thats essentially what you get if people can buy the dilithium they need for the so call brag-worthy gear.
Rich kids simply buying their way through the game instead of earning things.
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# 4
10-14-2011, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Alexraptor View Post
I see conflicting information here...



How does letting people "buy" their way to the good gear make something an achievement?
Because thats essentially what you get if people can buy the dilithium they need for the so call brag-worthy gear.
Rich kids simply buying their way through the game instead of earning things.
The difference between rich kids and people who earn it is the difference between Paris Hilton and Steve jobs. If you do the missions it's brag worthy because you earned the dilithium through working like Steve Jobs
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# 5
10-14-2011, 02:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Hesht View Post
The difference between rich kids and people who earn it is the difference between Paris Hilton and Steve jobs. If you do the missions it's brag worthy because you earned the dilithium through working like Steve Jobs

No, Jobs stole the hard work done by Steve Wozniak, then cut him out of the business.
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# 6
10-13-2011, 05:20 PM
Intrigueing!

Definately looking forward to this coming to Holodeck now, as I was quite apprehensive before hand.

Good to understand the plan, and I am excited to see how the Currency Exchange works out.
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# 7
10-13-2011, 05:20 PM
That is exactly what I want to hear.

You'll never hear me accuse Cryptic of nickle and diming us anymore.

Thank you for proving my fears to be groundless. In fact, I'm also done complaining about F2p.

If you'll remove the 'more on the way' from the website or just give lifers the more you've promised on the website for the last 18 months, then you'll pretty much knock out my last concerns.

I couldn't be happier!
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# 8
10-13-2011, 05:27 PM
What happened to that whole "next week we'll talk about what happens to your characters when F2P goes Live" bit?
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# 9
10-13-2011, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by The.Grand.Nagus View Post
It is very good to hear more of the reasoning behind the new economy, especially how EC is mainly for casual play while DL is more fore hard core play. That definitely helps me see exactly what your going for here, and how DL isnt even "needed" if you just want to play casually.

That said, the lack of a VA token is still an issue for people who are going to be subscribing every month. So how about this as a solution to that issue?

http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=236237
omg, when will you people learn why they dont give va tokens. im a monthly sub and that does not bother me. i understand the concept. sorry to say this. its not a bash or flame or troll but you really have to be "dumb" if you cant see why.
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# 10
10-13-2011, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by BROKEN1981
omg, when will you people learn why they dont give va tokens
They werent going to give ANY tokens a week ago, but now they are in response to player feedback.
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