I was upset when I got mine and saw it was bound. I immediately abandoned the effort on 3 other characters, because I wouldn't have a chance to pawn the 'exclusive' for ludicrous profit down the road.
But I guess that's why it's bound, isn't it
Future note for you: All special edition things like Winter event/Summer Event, and other Destival type ships, tend to be character-bound. The Kamarag Retrofit/Ambassador Retrofit, and the Breen Chel Grett both were, and I assume the earlier special event ships were as well (Didn't play earlier than the Winter Event of 2012-2013, so not positive).
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They are fun. They bring in new/returning players. They generate income which supports the game and keeps it around for me to play.
Part of what makes the Events special is that they offer items for a limited time. So, I have to agree with the other "unenlightened souls and minds" in this thread. I think there's a good reason for keeping Exclusivity on Vanity items like the Corvette. I would not want it listed as a direct-purchase in the C-Store (and even if I did, I'd expect them to sell it for no less than 2,000 Zen).
I have no problem with offering it again next year, in fact I think it's a fantastic idea! (And it is the plan, as posted several times, most recently here.)
I tend to agree that I wish specific quantities of Lobi could be purchased directly for a set amount, but I get why they randomize it (to make more money) and double-randomize it's use getting things like the Corvette (to make more more money (and help keep the 'vettes Exclusivity, but mostly it's the money)). So really, I'm Oh-Kay with this method because it's good for the company/game.
Sorry Traveler. I just can't get on board with your proposal.
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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
Of course it's not the best ship out there, otherwise it wouldn't be free. But it can still be set up to cause hell. The turn rate alone is one of the best in the game and coupled with the inertia and the impulse modifier, it's very hard for others to slow, let alone hold at one place.
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. ^_^
How about NO? If you can't find the time to run the event 25 times (once per day) that's your problem. Those pearl boxes cost 5 lobi not 50.
If they shove the Winter and Summer event ships into the C-Store just to satisfy you whiners why bother having those events at all? Those ships are limited time only for a reason. You don't need them that badly do you?
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
I actually agree.
^That is the voice of an oldtime player. "-I've got this shizzle for a reason".
People may call It ungodly greed or whatever, but look at yourself then. Is it that much better with that good 'ole Envy? Mmmmh. I think we'll all burn in the same place so please keep a lid on it, and let people have something individualistic 'stuff' left. Even the titles are fading.