Pretty much all XI->XIIs and T5-T5.5 upgrades are a ~7% upgrade at an disproportionately high price (including consoles, weapons, and fleet ships).
I think this is a good design. It's a little boost for the people who have run out things to do, and completely optional part of the game for everyone else.
Let me get this this straight....You think someone spending 200 Lobi (RL Money) on a 7% upgrade to their equipment is a good thing. Cause it 'gives them something to do'. As if spending real life money is now content.
Literally it is like 20 + dollars for the MK XII version, and the increase is meaningless. It is +100 to shields and 1.5 to the deflector modifiers.
Is there something I missed about this? Basically making customers pay for an additional I in the name.
The Jem shield hasn't been worthwhile since its initial release, why is it getting shafted again? Maco Shield is dominating everything, can't you make jem space set shields compete with it? and maybe make the decloaking skill on the set... work more effectively? It isn't like it is going to hurt game balance or anything and you are making customers pay through the nose for it anyway.
Fortunately I was experienced enough to check the stats before purchasing, not so many will have that luxury.
Thing is the stats are not the the upgrade thing so people cant know what the upgrade is or has.Thats not even a sale trick...its just cheap trading like the type of trading we see on streets in less developed countries (no PWE origins pun intended)