Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 7
Look, we all know that 700 zen for a per character item is ridiculous. Let's not focus on that. Instead, let's focus on what can be done to make this situation a little better.

The thing about the First Contact EVA suits that Cryptic overlooked is that there is a second item that goes with them. What? You don't remember the second item? I'll let Worf jog your memory. Yes, First Contact introduced a rifle that goes with those suits.

The First Contact EVA Phaser Rifle has a slightly different grip than what in currently in game, so a little bit of animation time would be required to make it work. But that's not the point. The point is this: The First Contact EVA suit is a suit of Armor. The First Contact EVA Phaser Rifle is a weapon. Armor + weapon + shield = Ground Combat Set.

What I am suggesting is this: bump the price of the combat EVA suits up to 1000 zen for an account unlock, and make them a ground combat set. Do that for both the Federation and Klingon Empire and you have the start of something interesting.

But wait, you make more money off of per character unlocks. Wouldn't this take away revenue? In the short term, yes it would. In the long term, it wouldn't if Cryptic does this. Make the item upgradable, just like the Crystalline Shell Set.

The Crystalline Shell Set can be upgraded with the purchase of a [Tholian Ground Set - Crystalline Nanofiber Augmentations] from the Lobi Store for 150 Lobi Crystals. Items from the Lobi Store cost more real life money to obtain because the number of Crystals is completely random per box.

Make the Combat EVA Suit sets purchasable from the z-store, and upgradable from the Lobi Store and both Cryptic and the Players win out in the end.

Food for thought.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 32
# 2
08-02-2012, 05:46 AM
My biggest issue is seeing this move toward character unlocks vs account unlocks. This is real money, I should be able to use whatever I buy on any character.

Here is how I could live with character items in the Z-Store...... Have an account unlock version as well. The character would cost less the account would cost more.

Choice is good.
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Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,502
# 3
08-02-2012, 07:28 AM
Even the EVA Phaser Rifle would not make me buy it as long as it stays PER CHAR or has anything to do with the Lobi Store.
And i'm probably one of the biggest Phaser Rifle JUNKYS you will find in this game.


imho, putting an XII version of the *free* Suit in the Lobi Store and the FC Suit in the C-Store has completely ruined Nukara beyond repair.
By now i do not even want to play there anymore!

Put Nukara for $15, including ALL items (as loot that drops), in the C-Store and i pay & play that.

But this pay 4 loot approach?

NO!

...just NO!
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 103
# 4
08-02-2012, 09:20 AM
I can dig it. I would definitely reconsider buying this if it were a competent armor/shield/weapon set - especially with that awesome gun. I would also reconsider if it were only a costume that can be worn even while wearing EVA armor, kinda like the STF costumes. Because the armor specs are mediocre at best, and few people would sacrifice decent armor specs just to be pretty. I already have the upgraded Crystalline set. What good would this pretty suit do me? None. And for 700 zen on a single character? No way. Make the juice worth the squeeze, guys.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 437
# 5
08-02-2012, 01:33 PM
700 zen for one suit is friggin ridicules, and if we do not let them know now, they will continue to charge us outrageous prices for crappy armor.

It should have been 300 Zen, 700 is really crazy, whoever priced it is a fool
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