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Ensign
Join Date: Jul 2013
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Dear Cryptic-ers,

I have weighed very carefully your... *logic* of the (pre-)scheduled Events and.. I have to say that I find it quite ingenious! *However*, I have to propose you the following idea: to give us the possibility of acquiring Lohlunat Pearls in exchange for a *fixed* price in Zen, so that we wouldn't be needed anymore to buy a virtually random number of Master-Keys, namely to open an equally random number of Lockboxes, so that... we might collect enough Lobi Crystals - 50, to be exact! -, to buy 1 (one!) Lohlunat Pearls Bundle Box! O.o
I mean, c'mon, do we have to pay almost 5,000 Zen for a single bundle?! What about those of us who do NOT have enough Dilithium (--> Zen) on them to buy the much needed Lockboxes?! Not to mention that we don't have the time for acquiring those bundles anymore... Tomorrow, it expires anyway.
Now, the Pearls, let's say, could cost us around 40 - 50 Zen coins, while the Corvette... 1,000 - 1,250? :-) Yes, the Event may pass and expire, but then we would have a *real* chance at acquiring what we couldn't during the Event period itself! And such Events, in their whole, would then become a *seasonal* type of entertainment here, but one that wouldn't leave anyone with *grudges and envy* because one could NOT participate in it fully and/or because one could NOT collect enough... 'stuff' for claiming the Big Prize. ^_^ So, please, make the Pearls available via Z-Store, as well as the Risian Corvette itself. For differentiated prices, as suggested before, of course. ^_^

Last edited by thenewtraveler; 08-07-2013 at 10:32 AM.
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# 2
08-07-2013, 09:49 AM
Just to point out...

The pearls box is 5 lobi, not 50.

And I think you're missing the point of the Summer and Winter events.

They're not about a giveaway, or a new kind of ship. They're about getting players into the game. Grind=time. The more players they get into the game at any given time, the better their numbers look, the higher potential they have for people to want to stay in the game, and the better their potential sales get.

They're a kind of advertisement. If they tried to sell the corvette outright, few people would shell out $20-25 for one. I wouldn't.

This way, a few impatient types shell out a lot more than $25 to get one early and a lot of other players are logged on daily for a few weeks and possibly getting hooked on playing STO.
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Ensign
Join Date: Jul 2013
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# 3 Duly noted! Movin' on!... ^_^
08-07-2013, 10:30 AM
Duly noted, "bluegeek". Now, people, as you may very well see/notice, I have just repositioned the comma for the price *I* would be willing to pay for such a starship, so... feel free to leave your input! ^_^
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 4
08-07-2013, 10:37 AM
To be honest the Corvette is not the best ship out there and is one of the reasons I didnt bother grinding for it or getting the pearls if it was in the z store I would also bypass this ship as there is better ones out there
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Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 5
08-07-2013, 10:37 AM
While i agree in principle to your suggestion. It does sorta open the floodgates to other requests ...ie: the breen ship from the winter event etc. If Cryptic are planning a rehash of the ships for these event then it is never gonna happen I'm afraid.. but good luck
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 6
08-07-2013, 01:10 PM
No, absolutely not, does belong in the C-store. Otherwise I would not have set aside time out of my busy days to perform the actions needed to acquire it, just like the Breen ship from the winter event.

Being able to have a vanity ship with a bit of exclusivity to show 'I was there" is one of the major motivators for a number of players to do these events including myself. If it's not going to generate some envy or grudges, then I don't want it

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Ensign
Join Date: Jul 2013
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# 7 Waiting...
08-07-2013, 04:15 PM
[...] For more enlightened minds and spirits to answer my call. ^_^

Thank you!
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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 8
08-07-2013, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by clawoforco View Post
While i agree in principle to your suggestion. It does sorta open the floodgates to other requests ...ie: the breen ship from the winter event etc. If Cryptic are planning a rehash of the ships for these event then it is never gonna happen I'm afraid.. but good luck
Pretty much this. Cryptic already said no to putting the Chel'Grett on the C-Store, they aren't going to put the Corvette in there either.
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Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 161
# 9
08-07-2013, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by thenewtraveler View Post
[...] For more enlightened minds and spirits to answer my call. ^_^

Thank you!
You might be waiting for a loooooong time

Also, I would to comment on the following from your post.

Quote:
Originally Posted by thenewtraveler View Post
but then we would have a *real* chance at acquiring what we couldn't during the Event period itself! And such Events, in their whole, would then become a *seasonal* type of entertainment here, but one that wouldn't leave anyone with *grudges and envy* because one could NOT participate in it fully and/or because one could NOT collect enough... 'stuff' for claiming the Big Prize.
You need to understand that Cryptic WANTS people to be envious and hold grudges against those who won "the big prize". Why? Because it'll motivate them to participate in the event next year or any other seasonal events. It has to be accepted that there just some things you can't have due to having missed out on them.

A lot of people were angry they missed out on the TNG season 1 Worf sash that was only available for a couple days during the TNG 25th anniversary event. But did they stick it in the cash shop to appease those people? No.
As the saying goes, you snooze, you lose.

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Last edited by magusofborg; 08-07-2013 at 06:16 PM.
Captain
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,014
# 10
08-08-2013, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by magusofborg View Post
No, absolutely not, does belong in the C-store. Otherwise I would not have set aside time out of my busy days to perform the actions needed to acquire it, just like the Breen ship from the winter event.

Being able to have a vanity ship with a bit of exclusivity to show 'I was there" is one of the major motivators for a number of players to do these events including myself. If it's not going to generate some envy or grudges, then I don't want it
Pretty much agree with this. It's kind of a way to show how long your character has been around in-game. Not too mention, I think it'd highly unfair, for those that were there, and spent the time (or money for lobi), for something, that some one some months later, can just buy out of the C-Store)
(Now I don't care about generating envy or whatnot, lol)

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