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Lt. Commander
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Originally Posted by steelrain27 View Post
we're not going to have to buy these through the C-store are we?

I love the ships and all the ideas you guys have for them but I can't afford to be paying 25 bucks a ship every month.

While the budget dept says we have to sell these... I'm looking to see if we can do hybrid pricing models for some of these so that you can purchase some with Starfleet Merit OR pay Cryptic Points for them. It involves fancy spreadsheets where your time getting the merits in game makes the bean counters look the other way.
As most of you should know the Excelsior, and the Nebula are coming to the C-store, and it mite be coming soon with the new C-store update that should be out by the 19th. I love the fact that the Excelsior is coming,becasue that is one of my favorite ships from Star trek.

But here is the problem Those two ships are loved by a lot of people. the polls results were 3553 for the excelsior, and 2647 for the Nebula, and those are just the people who come on to the forums, there are more out there who don't post on the forums, and they will be shocked to see their favorite ship added to the game. Problem is your adding two of the more popular, and most wanted ships to the game and you are going to force people to pay for it, in turn you seem to taken advantage of people's love for those ships, and I think the bean counters know that they are doing that.

I quoted you from one of your post earlier because that right there is the answer. This would be the time to add in a system where you can exchange merits for the ships. you need to push to make the merits equal to the their C-store equivalent. that way people who don't want to pay real money can work hard in the game and earn the ships.

added to what I said it would look a lot better on your part. personally I see this as a boarder line money grab by those bean counters, and you guys are stuck in the middle of this, but you can do something about it.


So what does anyone else think about this?
post your grievances, complaints, complements, concerns here, and lets get our voices heard before they release it to the C-store. ( before it is to late )


EDIT here is a good price exchange between merits and C-store points .

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Originally Posted by superchum View Post
Re-posting this because occasionally I do make a useful, informative post and it gets buried ...

Well respecs are the place to go to figure out an exchange rate.

20 to 30k merits = 500 Cryptic Points.

Make it 25k, split the difference. So 50 merits = 1 Cryptic Point.

40,000 Merits = 1 TOS Constitution.

100,000 Merits = 1 Galaxy X.

The Excelsior and the Nebula can fall in between that.
EDIT and for anyone who was wondering where they said it was going to be on the C-store.

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Originally Posted by dstahl View Post
Here's a few things I've seen on the C-Store dev schedule...

Costume Slots
Bridge Officer Slots
Ship Slots
Bridge Packs
2 New Ships from the ship poll (excelsior/nebula)

No dates on when they will all be available yet - but those items are in the works and will be here sooner than later.
source........
Lt. Commander
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# 2
07-13-2010, 09:32 AM
Even though you have to pay for it, you have to realize that this helps the game in the long-term. Purchasing from the c-store allows for more content to be added to the game. I enjoy buying from the c-store, I look forward to it, and it's a situation where I can support the authors directly.
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# 3
07-13-2010, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Zodi-emish
As most of you should know the Excelsior, and the Nebula are coming to the C-store, and it is coming soon with the new C-store update that should be out by the 19th. I love the fact that the Excelsior is coming,becasue that is one of my favorite ships from Star trek.

But here is the problem Those two ships are loved by a lot of people. the polls results were 3553 for the excelsior, and 2647 for the Nebula, and those are just the people who come on to the forums, there are more out there who don't post on the forums, and they will be shocked to see their favorite ship added to the game. Problem is your adding two of the more popular, and most wanted ships to the game and you are going to force people to pay for it, in turn you seem to taken advantage of people's love for those ships, and I think the bean counters know that they are doing that.

I quoted you from one of your post earlier because that right there is the answer. This would be the time to add in a system where you can exchange merits for the ships. you need to push to make the merits equal to the their C-store equivalent. that way people who don't want to pay real money can work hard in the game and earn the ships.

added to what I said it would look a lot better on your part. personally I see this as a boarder line money grab by those bean counters, and you guys are stuck in the middle of this, but you can do something about it.


So what does anyone else think about this?
post your grievances, complaints, complements, concerns here, and lets get our voices heard before they release it to the C-store. ( before it is to late )
I for one aint gonna buy any of the ships they gonna try to peddle for 25bucks ill be happy to buy skins and cosmetic stuff but i myself will not bend over for buying 25 dollars of somerhing that dont eaven exsist cause some marketing department think they found a way to print their own money.....
If i was a trek fan (like me ) i wouldent touch the ships unless they where skins...
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# 4
07-13-2010, 09:35 AM
Im quite happy to buy both these ships. We cant have everything for free and id rather make an investment in the game if its going to keep it alive that lil bit longer or is going to get us that extra bit of content that we want
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# 5
07-13-2010, 09:35 AM
Always thought it was silly to put half the stuff they have in the store. They're always touting their customization stuff, and yet in order to get the maximum out of that customization you have to buy stuff.

I'm sure it makes money and all, but it doesn't help their PR any. Every time I see something released in the C-Store I think "this game still doesn't let me scan things, but there's something new for me to buy?"

There are a few things that make sense as MT, from my perspective, like the additional char slots, and cross-faction species (Fed Klingon), but emotes, ships, bridges, uniforms (with maybe th exception of the mirror one) seem like gouging rather than anything else.
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# 6
07-13-2010, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Tiberius1986
Even though you have to pay for it, you have to realize that this helps the game in the long-term. Purchasing from the c-store allows for more content to be added to the game. I enjoy buying from the c-store, I look forward to it, and it's a situation where I can support the authors directly.
I agree with that, that is one of the Pros of adding it to the C-store. on the other hand if you tick off more people, and they leave that is less monthly income that is coming. so I say offer it two ways. pay money or work really hard in the game. that way you get most of the people happy.

added to that I would work hard for it in the game just out of pride.
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# 7
07-13-2010, 09:36 AM
I think it is pretty greedy to add Canon ships that are beloved by Trek fans to the c-store, and most likely charge a premium. But I can live with that, Greed is eternal, so I've come to expect companies to exploit fans with greed.

What I have a problem with however is how most likely these will also be Admiral Ships, they really should be Captain ships. Afterall Neither the Nebula Class or Refit Excelsior are as powerful as a Sovereign or Prometheus and their ilk. But they were on Par with the Galaxy Class and Defiant, not to mention people are getting tired of everything catering only to the End Game. This is the kind of stuff that upsets new players, and Cryptic quite frankly cant afford to alienate new customers.
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# 8
07-13-2010, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Tiberius1986
Even though you have to pay for it, you have to realize that this helps the game in the long-term. Purchasing from the c-store allows for more content to be added to the game. I enjoy buying from the c-store, I look forward to it, and it's a situation where I can support the authors directly.
I allready bought most the stuff in the cstore except the FULL ships im oki with skins and such since it dont make any diffrence in game play ,wich makes 2 class of players one that can afford to buy the advantages and one that cant.... for me its not about the money its about splitting up players into have and have nots....
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# 9
07-13-2010, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Zodi-emish
I agree with that, that is one of the Pros of adding it to the C-store. on the other hand if you tick off more people, and they leave that is less monthly income that is coming. so I say offer it two ways. pay money or work really hard in the game. that way you get most of the people happy.

added to that I would work hard for it in the game just out of pride.
They can do it so they still win, just make it cost a million billion energy credits, that way people will pay for two additional months just to work up the in game funds to but it.
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# 10
07-13-2010, 09:39 AM
YOU MEAN WE ACTUALLY HAVE TO PAY TO MAINTAIN THE GAME AND TO ALLOW UPDATES AND ADVANCE THE GAME AS A WHOLE!?! WTF!?! THATS HORRIBLE! CRYPTIC IS GREEDY! HOW DARE THEY EXPECT TO GET PAID FOR THE WORK THEY DO!!! GRRRRRRRR

(btw, that was sarcasm) ( lol )

Other than membership fee's which seem to be shrinking daily, this is the one thing that keeps Cryptic afloat, thus, I really don't care if they charge $10 for fluff, btw, no one's forcing you to buy it. You just won't be playing with that fluff is all.
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