right now i see now real use in a gold sub.
Could u please raise the C-Point stipend by maybe 100 or 200 cpoints and in addition let gold subs reskill their captains as often as they want.. or something like this.. maybe a little dilithium or energy credits cost for every reskill.
This would make it attractive to get a gold sub and keep people to play ur game because playin around with differend skills, ships, weapons (beam boat, torp boat, mix) and min/max ur builds keeps the game interesting.
May also allow them to refine a little more dilithium than f2p guys are able to.
Got to add to this. I pay three subs for me and my two kids, that's costing me £300 a year ($450) AND I spend a lot on C store. I see very little reason for me to maintain my gold membership now and I could really do with going to Silver and spending the money elsewhere. Other than priority login there seems to be little reason for staying as a gold member.
I would love to hear Cryptic's rationale behind the so called features or lack of feature matrix, there's so little difference for £9 a month.
So come on Cryptic, persuade me to keep paying you.
Yeah I have VA character, and I came back for F2P, I'v noticed that I am not limited in anything at all, Credit limit? My credits always float around 1-2 million, who needs 1 billion cap raise for credits? I am not continuing my sub as soon as this one expires. THERE IS NO POINT.
400 criptic points a month?
So its like you give them some bucks they give you some back in the end of the month through a stipend? So you pay actually less bucks a month. Thats good but whats the point again? What am I exactly paying $ for in the first place, to get some of them back ?
I've never seen such a stupid subscription logic in an F2P before. F2P players are not limited in anything. You pay subsciption just for the sake of PAYING? Credit cap increase? Really, is that all you've been able to come up with? There is no incentive to pay for STO at this point. I've heard that subscribers get better chance of drops in Elites, thats pure BS. Nothing is better if you are a gold player.
Can someone enlighten me why should I pay for playing STO? I don't care about credit limit, I will never have 100 million credits anyway... So why then?
Dilithium Gain for Gold Members. Even it only a small amount say some where between 1% to 5% tie it to veteran rewards. So 100 days = 1%, 200 days = 2%, 300 = 3%, 400 days = 4%, 500 Days = 5%, 750 days = 7.5%, etc. with hard limit of say either 15% or 25%
FE special rewards (Breen Boff, Cane, Reman Boff) are available to Gold Member at all times. Silver only get them during the release window
Romulans and other faction begin free to gold but C-store unlocks for Silver members.
Discount on C-store purchases for Gold members, maybe tied to Veteran status, or just a flat Discount
Allow Gold members to us Dilthuim to unlock ship account wide where silver only unlocks them per character.
Abiltity to train any Bridge office in skill you rank up regardless of what you are. ie Tac Officer can train Gravity Well III on bridge officer if they have 9 points in skill. Silver can only train skill in there tree. (this would be similar to Champions Free Form)
Increase duty officer mission slots from 20 to 25(For duration of subscription, make it also purchaseable from c-store).
Give a small multiplier to refined dilithium(25% extra when refining).
Monthly respec token.
Monthly ship-discount token(Exchangeable for a small amount of dilithium if possible).
Ability to respect for Energy Credits
Decreased Dilithium costs(Considering they are bound to the business model).
I like these options for gold members. +1 it will be justifiable enough to keep paying.
Based on what items are available in C-STORE at this point:
Here is what gold members supposed to have IMHO:
1. Token for a Free Companion Pet
2. Token for a Free Runabout
3. Token for a free ship costume
4. Token for a free officer costume
4. Token for one Duty Officer Roster increase (or initially have bigger officer roster)
In every F2P I've played and it makes a good sense - being a paying customer supposed to PROMOTE sales from C-STORE to those who don't want to pay monthly or promote to becoming a gold player. Also monthly fee have to be justified enough to commit to it. As of now I hardly see any reason to go for such a commitment since silver and gold players have completely same benefits with exception of couple quite useless perks.
Speaking honestly STO had F2P mechanics as soon as Cryptic store was introduced and even in the very beginning you could either pay for a month or pay for a shorter period of time based on same mechanics. Then while STO was still on subscription basis they have added items into C-STORE. Then they simply removed subscription basis to potentially increase revenue from possible sales of C-STORE items to people who would agree to play the game for free. There was minimal change after STO went F2P "officially".
They didn't really DO anything to give a gold player any incentive to keep paying. STO is prety much a paradise for silver players since they have access to everything similarly to gold players. And its funny that gold players are as limited in anything there is to be limited in as silver players are except two useless perks.
I don't see why would anyone pay for STO now... There will be little revenue since everything is available for free.