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Q: Are you planning to change other ships to work this way?
A: No. For normal gameplay ships, we plan to stick with the account-wide unlock approach.
http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/announcement.php?a=61

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one word: Fleetships
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# 2
07-19-2012, 12:47 AM
Obviously they are not normal gameplay. However, you should be aware that Cryptic is famous for doing exact opposite of they are saying. It is not long ago when the CEO of Cryptic said that micro transactions are the greatest evil or stupid...or something like that.....I'm pretty sure if you Google it, you can find it :-)
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# 3
07-19-2012, 12:58 AM
Actually... I did not really get why C-Store purchases were account-wide unlocks anyway.

I mean, obviously I enjoy that I can buy a ship once and get it for every toon. But if there was an option to buy a C-Store ship at, for example, half price, which would only unlock it for one character... I'd probably choose that one most of the time.
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07-19-2012, 01:00 AM
Because when C-Store was launched the game was not F2P.
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07-19-2012, 01:15 AM
Well, this has obviously changed. There would be a lot less fuss about the fleet ships if you could also buy C-Store ships per character at a discount.
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# 6
07-19-2012, 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by sophlogimo View Post
Well, this has obviously changed. There would be a lot less fuss about the fleet ships if you could also buy C-Store ships per character at a discount.
It would have to be a hell of a lot cheaper than half price for me to buy one that was character specific
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# 7
07-19-2012, 01:15 AM
http://www.mmogamer.com/02/25/2008/f...at-gdc08-recap

"Cryptic Studio?s Jack Emmert: Microtransactions are the biggest bunch of nonsense. I like paying one fee and not worrying about it ? like my cellphone. The world?s biggest MMO isn?t item based, even though the black market item GDP is bigger than Russia ? microtransactions make me want to die."

a few years later, C-Store was added to Cryptic games
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# 8
07-19-2012, 01:18 AM
lol

p.s. Jack Emmert would be unemployable outside of Cryptic imo.
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# 9
07-19-2012, 01:29 AM
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Originally Posted by dalnar83 View Post
http://www.mmogamer.com/02/25/2008/f...at-gdc08-recap

"Cryptic Studio?s Jack Emmert: Microtransactions are the biggest bunch of nonsense. I like paying one fee and not worrying about it ? like my cellphone. The world?s biggest MMO isn?t item based, even though the black market item GDP is bigger than Russia ? microtransactions make me want to die."

a few years later, C-Store was added to Cryptic games
the c-store was here when the game came out.

I remember people going mad when the only thing to buy was a FED kdf species nlock.
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# 10
07-19-2012, 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted by sophlogimo View Post
Actually... I did not really get why C-Store purchases were account-wide unlocks anyway.

I mean, obviously I enjoy that I can buy a ship once and get it for every toon. But if there was an option to buy a C-Store ship at, for example, half price, which would only unlock it for one character... I'd probably choose that one most of the time.
To encourage alts, which they make money off of via inventory unlocks, characters slots, etc.

At this point, the core customer base already has all the alts (and the various C-store upgrades) they'll ever need. They needed to find a new way of monetizing their core base, so they start charging for individual character locked ships for all those alts they previously encouraged you to make (which you are now financially and emotionally attached to).

Something to keep in mind, sales executives are devious and generally w/out morals. They employ bait and switch tactics all the time. Their job is to bleed you of every dime they can.

Last edited by xantris; 07-19-2012 at 03:46 AM.
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