I actually think a lot of people like to test on tribble regardless of any rewards for it. Because
1) You get to test the newest stuff. New content, sooner then everyone elese!
2) You get to theorycraft about changes.
3) You might even influence how problems and open questions are resolved.
I like all of that. Why keep "grinding" on Holodeck, when there is osmething new to tinker with on Tribble?
I really love theorycrafting and game design discussions.
I like my opinion to be heard by Devs.
Tribble? Yeah, neat thingy. Determining a particular day or week-end for getting a reward? Great way to ensure that plenty of people test the new stuff.
We've know about the test tribbles being released on the C-Store for about a month now.
And it's not like the release of these tribbles are right after the test weekends.....it has been enough time to allow these to be released.
The testers get the privilage to test the new content and use the new tribbles before anyone else, then a month or two will pass and the test trib is released, I don't really see a problem with this b/c those who weren't part of the testing get punished by having to spend cash for the tribs :p
I'm glad to see these on the C-store as usuable by Klingons (canon-wh***s can close their eyes very tightly and believe that the alien/cybernetic nature of the tribbles means they don't hate anyone now). I agree that the Cryo Tribble (and any future "enemy-specific" tribbles) should be usuable by KDF (but keep the regular tribbles non-KDF (the shocked emote the Klingon does when the tribble screeches is too darn funny!)).
I am amazed there are still whiners staring teary-eyed at their computer screens mumbling, "b-b-but...exclusive...". Once the costume sets (one of which you once had to buy a pre-launch Lifetime Membership to a whole other game to get!!!), ended up there, they should realize "exclusive" just means you get it a little bit before evberyone else has a shot (and usually as a bonus or free).
As long as there are ways to get the game-affecting C-Store items in-game, I'm fine with it (so the only item really bugging me is the T5 Excelsior refit (which is I believe only available from the C-Store), even if it is not game-breaking).
Test your own crap from now on. I will just be lazy like the rest and get it from the CS. Heck I may stop leveling, from the way the CS is going in 6 months I will be able to buy character levels in the CS.
I test the content, because that's what I do, I have always done, in any MMO I have ever played. I'll take my free tribbles any day, over paying like $2 for them.... On a side note, how bout making the Cryo Tribble and Rivera Klingon friendly... hang canon... I could use em.... or give me statted targs
If they let Klingons use the Rivera tribble, I want to use the Targ pet on my fed