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I think it's safe to say that most of the KDF is happy about the offer of a few new ships, and some really good ones at that.

It is also safe to say that some of us are unhappy about the forum in which it is being offered: Lockbox or Lobi Store (the currency for which is obtained via lock box, of course).

majesticmsfc has (yet another) great idea: Those with subscriptions should have the option to purchase the ships in the C-Store. This is the very least Cryptic can do for people who have invested not only significant amounts of money but also time, energy and love into the game.

Devs, please consider this. It is an opportunity to for you give back to your faithful subscribers and still make a profit.

If you like this idea, please say as much.

Do this for my friendS who subscribe, Devs, AND I GIVE YOU MY WORD AS A KDF WARRIOR THAT I WILL PURCHASE A 3 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION (I will have to wait on the lifetime until another 6 months or so)=)

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# 2
09-26-2012, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by gradstudent1 View Post
I think it's safe to say that most of the KDF is happy about the offer of a few new ships, and some really good ones at that.

It is also safe to say that some of us are unhappy about the forum in which it is being offered: Lockbox or Lobi Store (the currency for which is obtained via lock box, of course).

majesticmsfc has (yet another) great idea: Those with subscriptions should have the option to purchase the ships in the C-Store. This is the very least Cryptic can do for people who have invested not only significant amounts of money but also time, energy and love into the game.

Devs, please consider this. It is an opportunity to for you give back to your faithful subscribers and still make a profit.

If you like this idea, please say as much.

Do this for my friendS who subscribe, Devs, AND I GIVE YOU MY WORD AS A KDF WARRIOR THAT I WILL PURCHASE A 3 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION (I will have to wait on the lifetime until another 6 months or so)=)

Sargon
Considering that they considering the monthly stipend to be sufficent 'reward' this isn't going to happen.

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# 3
09-26-2012, 08:41 AM
Cryptic has said many times that lock box ships are only introduced because those ships are intended to be rare and CBS would only authorize them to be added to the game if they were restricted in that way.

While having ships in the Lobi store (along with a guaranteed minimum number of Lobi crystals per lock box) makes this seem more doubtful, that's their official word on the matter.
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# 4
09-26-2012, 08:58 AM
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Cryptic has said many times that lock box ships are only introduced because those ships are intended to be rare and CBS would only authorize them to be added to the game if they were restricted in that way.

While having ships in the Lobi store (along with a guaranteed minimum number of Lobi crystals per lock box) makes this seem more doubtful, that's their official word on the matter.

Then I say jack up the price on the ship, 5000 Zen, and only be on the store for maybe a month. Or the first week the box is released, or heck, the last 3 days the box will be available.
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09-26-2012, 09:06 AM
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Then I say jack up the price on the ship, 5000 Zen, and only be on the store for maybe a month. Or the first week the box is released, or heck, the last 3 days the box will be available.
There's also the matter of them being character-bound instead of account-bound (again, to limit their numbers). While having only a limited window in the C-Store is interesting (or perhaps only allow them to sell X number of a particular ship in total?), I don't see CBS or Cryptic budging much.

For 5000 zen ($50) that's at least close to the exchange price of the ships (you can buy items on C-Store like doff packs, fleet modules, or keys and put them on exchange for energy credits, then use said EC to buy the special requisition pack with the lock box ship).
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# 6
09-26-2012, 09:11 AM
Just give the people who religiously fund the game come rain or shine some love, i agree this is what the c-store is for, why are wethe subscriber being subjected to lock boxes, it should be in the the c-store for a reasonable price
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# 7
09-26-2012, 09:50 AM
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Then I say jack up the price on the ship, 5000 Zen, and only be on the store for maybe a month.
You understand that 5000 zen would be lowering the price on the ship, and the revenue they generate?

I would imagine they make something a long the lines of 200 hundred to 250 dollars ave per lockbox/lobi ship.
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# 8
09-26-2012, 10:15 AM
Paying $200 to $250 for a virtual product that has absolutely no value outside of this game is fr2cking stupid.
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# 9
09-26-2012, 10:28 AM
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Paying $200 to $250 for a virtual product that has absolutely no value outside of this game is fr2cking stupid.

That's why they aren't listed in the store.

They generate that revenue from even people will "only" gamble on 10 boxes and "take a chance".

If 25 people do that resulting in 1 lockbox (speaking rough averages here), they made their $250 for a ship.

Or, people who randomly open only 1 or 2 boxes - well, if 100 people do that, it's still generating revenue.

Then there are the people who will actually drop $100-$300 trying to get one on their own, in addition to the above revenue.



Don't like it? Think it's stupid? Would never pay that amount?

Save ECs and buy it on the exchange.

Farm and sell dil to fund your "taking a chance".

Or just avoid it completely.
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# 10
09-27-2012, 10:20 PM
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Paying $200 to $250 for a virtual product that has absolutely no value outside of this game is fr2cking stupid.

Am i fr2cking stupid? Possibly, but it is in my mind an entertainment expense. If you go out to eat, drink, watch a film, enjoy smoking, visiting strip clubs, world travle etc... that is all money spent. I guess we all have our vices.
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