Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 53
# 1 Non-Combat Pet Bank
01-22-2013, 03:12 PM
With all the various non-combat pets and tribbles I am running out of space both in my inventory and bank. Not only can we breed different tribbles, we can breed different Epohhs on New Romulus and now from the Dominion Lockbox article we will be able to breed different Driclae (Romulan Anteater) Pets. I like breeding and collecting these various pets and I know players would start collecting them too and trade to complete sets of the varible pets, but like me, they probably don't have the space to keep them.

I would like to request some sort of separate Pet Bank, to encourage players to breed and collect all the various non-combat pets in STO.
Commander
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 278
# 2
01-23-2013, 04:29 AM
I think I'd rather they made a separate bank or data-store for data samples and particle traces (or allowed you to process them into raw data that is just stored in your main computer). Currently these are the biggest waste of bank space for most players, and without them we'd be more inclined to collect things.


People have argued that saving bank space will cost Cryptic money, but I'm not sure that's true, as I know I for one would find plenty of other things to fill my bank with instead, such as item sets I've decided to sell instead of keep, but might have liked to have kept.
Career Officer
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2
# 3
01-28-2013, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by haravikk View Post
I think I'd rather they made a separate bank or data-store for data samples and particle traces (or allowed you to process them into raw data that is just stored in your main computer). Currently these are the biggest waste of bank space for most players, and without them we'd be more inclined to collect things.


People have argued that saving bank space will cost Cryptic money, but I'm not sure that's true, as I know I for one would find plenty of other things to fill my bank with instead, such as item sets I've decided to sell instead of keep, but might have liked to have kept.
I was thinking maybe a "Cargo bay" for your ship where you could only bank certain things... commodities, ship devices, etc
Ensign
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 7
# 4
01-29-2013, 12:49 AM
They did that in Runes of Magic. They installed a mount inventory.

But Cryptic won't give away free inventory space. Part of their income lies in selling inventory and bank space for zen. The fact you can get zen through the dilithium exchange is there only because they cannot get away with it not to add this option to the game. They would lose too many players because of such a restriction.

It is amazing how many people come up with these ideas not realizing this game is not here for them and Cryptic are not in it primarily for conveniencing the playerbase. They are a commercial company, meaning their goal is one of profit.

There are three things you can do.

1: Buy extra space
2: Do not collect useless pets
3: Become a subscriber or gold member or whatever its called. You get extra space then.


Of course, keep your old free ships for as long as you can because basically they become inventory space. Old weapon sets get stored there together with their consoles.

An investment in some inventory space is what I did on my main. I did not regret the relatively high cost in zen. It does make life easier.

However, some people are natural hoarders, they are dragons and want to keep everything. Some are natural downsizers. And they get rid of 'junk' just with a shrug, whereas the first group stares at an item for minutes and still cannot harden themselves to throw it away.

I am somewhere in between.

At some point in Runes of Magic they offered some relatively easy task to get a free third tab in your inventory, normally you'd have to hire it for a period of your choice. That could be a special event thing. It should perhaps make no difference to give away a Chel Gret ship for people to use forever, not spending money for zen or choose to give away 12 slots of inventory or bank space as a mission reward.

But mind you, such decisions are carefully researched and considered. If we get 12 free slots, how much income does Cryptic lose? If they do it, will people be more inclined to keep more items, causing them to think to buy a ship to equip these things on? And how much will that profit Cryptic? Pro's and con's. And of course, will people appreciate this gesture and will this result in a higher zen sale?

Such are economic decisions. Overall I think a free extra 12 spaces would for most people results in a similar pro's and con's contemplation. Can I get away with 12 slots for free and still not buy anything? Yes, then it is bad for Cryptic. But some, many perhaps, will appreciate it enough to get into the right mood and buy some zen. Maybe we could get it free for our main character. And since it is so nice to have extra space, people would consider buying it for zen on an alt.

Such notions Cryptic would consider. Overall I think it would be a good move by them.
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