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# 81
10-12-2010, 12:05 PM
As a lifer who has been playing since the closed beta, I say keep the C-Store. If something is avalible for purchase, then I will def buy it. I am hoping that you can purchase more stuff on the c-store. Like weapons, shields and engines. I would def pay more money for that...
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# 82
10-12-2010, 06:04 PM
Opposing view: Keep C-Store, add in-game methods of obtaining all items which properly reflects a level of difficulty appropriate to keep the items relatively rare. NOTE: I believe there are in-game ways to obtain everything but the costume/ship costume/bridges at this point. This includes the referral system.
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# 83
10-13-2010, 05:15 AM
The c-store isn't going anywhere regardless of anything we say for or against. They didnt get rid of it in city of heroes, they haven't gotten rid of it in champions online and they won't get rid of it in STO.

I think the best we can do is make sure they stick to their original promise with the c-store, anything that can be advantageous should have an ingame way of acquiring it.
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# 84
10-13-2010, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Cormoran View Post
The c-store isn't going anywhere regardless of anything we say for or against. They didnt get rid of it in city of heroes, they haven't gotten rid of it in champions online and they won't get rid of it in STO.

I think the best we can do is make sure they stick to their original promise with the c-store, anything that can be advantageous should have an ingame way of acquiring it.
i agree with you, there s nothing we can do about the C store...just hoping we can one day have access to all its contents via in-game currency.

However i would not hold my breath...lately they make some strong statement about the C store and the game in general...meaning they have the right to change any policy and we should not hold on what has been said in the past but rather look ahead.

Over the last few months C store items had different way to be obtained... C store only, C store or 5 sub, C store or 500 emblems, C store T5 and in game currency T3 etc... it looks like they are testing various way of marketing them or just using the most profitable way depending of its potential.
For example if the Nebula was sold like the Excelsior is now(T3 in game and T5 c store) and if the Excelsior was sold the way the Nebula is going to be(T3 and T5 with in game currency) they would probably make less money.

Mr Stahl made a very good statement the other day saying that he has sales goals...so i guess if he can t make them with subs he has to find other ways.
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# 85
10-13-2010, 08:01 AM
Pvp seems to pop fairly often at VA.

Fvk not so much know why?

Cause klinks might as well not exist right now. They have no content.

As for C store. C store isn't hurting this game. Actually I've seen -more- players during the week even than I have in a long time. Mostly because of the increased content, and weekly episodes.

What was hurting the game was the lack of content. (and that is what is STILL hurting the klingon faction)

The Cstore though is a good thing in an MMO. (not so much for non mmos... looking at you Team Fortress!) Especially in this one. The Cstore primarily offers -nifty- stuff. And alot of it was stuff you could get by Tribble weekends, preorders etc.

Actually everything save for the Excels, is something you could get through doing something else in STO. Be it Tribble, or a preorder, or Referral.

And the Excelsior, yeah that should be a non cstore item. But it's not > everything else. There's no real advantage of the Excels.
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# 86
10-13-2010, 09:20 AM
People forget that because of the c-store we also have certain free things in the game. Look at the BOs. Because Tellarites, Klingons, Ferengi, Rigelians, and other species have been modeled for character play we have them as random BOs too. The work woudn't have been put into it at the same pace if Cryptic weren't gettting paid for it. It's the same with the ship skins and now seeing all those new ships in missions rather then the stock ships that were used for so long. Those paying for c-store items are helping the game progress.
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