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# 1 +1 Ships and Refined Dilithium
10-06-2011, 02:34 PM
I have been skimming the forums to see if anyone else had this idea or any Devs had mentioned it, and have not found anything as of yet so...

I was wondering if there were any plans to make the plus one ships available for non c-point currency. I know before he left one of things Dan Stahl eventually wanted to happen was that everything available in the c-store to be available in game for people who wished to pursue them in a manner that did not require spending money.

Since currency model for ships is moving to refined dilithium instead of EC/Marks/Plaques, I was wondering if the Devs had considered making some of the plus one ships (especially the lower level ones) available via refined dilithium. Maybe make it so that if a normal ship costs say 20k refined dilithium, then the +1 version would be available, but would cost perhaps and extra 20-25%. Obviously there would still be people who do not wish to spend the extra time grinding up the extra dilithium to get the better ship, and might still just buy it, but it would give other players the chance to have the truly free experience.

Since the re-tweeked economy is in testing right now, might this be something we could have tested on tribble in a future build to see how it works out?
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# 2
10-06-2011, 02:50 PM
I think the plan is for you to sell you dilithium for C-points and buy the ships.
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# 3
10-06-2011, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Sollaf View Post
I think the plan is for you to sell you dilithium for C-points and buy the ships.
Bingo.

Cryptics much touted method of in game acquisition without having to spend your $, basically boils down to Cryptics in game method of acquisition via spending someone elses $ (provided you can find someone willing to trade their real money for your in game, real value-less currency (likely at an extortionist, user defined rate))..
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# 4
10-06-2011, 04:55 PM
Doesn't this whole "new" economy, with the "trade dilithium" for C-Store Points, feel like a shell game?

Seriously, reading the patch notes, people's feedback, and the lack of any acknowledgement by Cryptic that they hear what we are saying, much less that they care about our feedback, makes me think of dealing with the mob.

"Just pay the C-Store....or you'll be sorry."

Reading the latest patch notes, I think I would have broken down and cried a bit...if they hadn't announced the release date for that OTHER game recently...
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# 5
10-06-2011, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by C_Carmichael View Post
Doesn't this whole "new" economy, with the "trade dilithium" for C-Store Points, feel like a shell game?

Seriously, reading the patch notes, people's feedback, and the lack of any acknowledgement by Cryptic that they hear what we are saying, much less that they care about our feedback, makes me think of dealing with the mob.

"Just pay the C-Store....or you'll be sorry."

Reading the latest patch notes, I think I would have broken down and cried a bit...if they hadn't announced the release date for that OTHER game recently...
It's worse than a mere shell game.
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