I can tell you what my excuse is to want it,
i actually have a Jem'Hadar Captain that i made with the Alien Creator... so for me it's purely the roleplay aspect of it why i wanted it bad enough to throw Money at Cryptic until i had it.
If they had put a Cardassian Galor class Ship in there... or a Ferengi Marauder...
i don't have a Cardassian Captain, i don't play a Ferengi either.... i would not have jumped on that.
Sure, i would have tried it with the Winter Event, but i would not have thrown my Money away for it.
So what is your excuse?
Everybody seems to be going nuts over this little thing...
- do you think it is the BEST Escort because of the Stats?
No it isn't...
it has only one SCI console, so don't even bother putting SCI BOffs on this Ship (no Photonic Shockwave for you PvPers!)
You can't use Cloak or MVAM with it and it does not have any special abilities of it's own, just the Universal Slots and those only make sense with Engineers because SCI as said before only get's one console slot and it has 2 high rankin TAC BOffs to start with.
If you still say it's "TEH BEST" for some reason, so what?
Then you are just foolish to try to get it only because of that, it will take 2 weeks or 2 months but it will get NERFED it happens every time even with payed for C-Store Items ....OR Cryptic will throw more Ships on the C-Store that are just as powerful / or even better ...and than you will facepalm and switch for then ext best thing again.
I think many Players just want it because "oooh, new shiny, hard to get, and OMG time limited, super super RARE !!! MUST HAVE IT NAO !!!"
...my question: why?
Breathe people, think for a moment...
you do not have to have it only because it's a new Shiny, is there an actual Reason why you want to have that ship so badly?
Did you want a Jem'Hadar ship 7 days ago before there was a Picture on the Homepage of it?
In the end, i would much rather see a true Romulan and Cardassian+Dominion FACTION added to the game, instead of throwing random Alien Ships at the 2 existing Factions.
And honestly i would totally pay 50 bucks for a proper Expansion Pack, be that on DVD or as C-Store unlock if a new full Faction was added.
I won't, however, waste a bunch of money gambling for it. Anyone who does that and then blames Cryptic because they don't have a sense of personal accountability is... well, I don't have any nice words to describe them.
I am disappointed in the method of acquiring this ship, though. It really should be made available to everyone somehow. Honestly, it would've been perfect for a Duty Officer mission. I really hope the devs are paying attention to the overwhelmingly negative feedback about this. It isn't too late to add an alternate means of acquisition.
While they're at it, they could make us a freakin' snowman floor trophy for the love of Zod. It would also be cool if they added gift boxes to the uncommon/rare loot tables for the duration of the holiday event.
agreed, i don't want to step on anybodies toes. but the amount of c-points some people reported going through on the day of release, is suspicious independent of your income situations.
I want it because i m torn between fleet escort and defiant. To make it short: the description reads like a dream of an escort for my main character.
I have 5 tickets to enter the lottery from the dilithium conversion. When i hop on game again i ll see how many Photonic BOs and tribbles i get out of these. no doubt many because i have those already. Back in the day when i was still recommending STO to friends with a good consciousness. Take a hint cryptic. i haven't had a chane to take a look at the other S5 tribble and dilithium awards so that should keep me occupied for a bit. Lets see how much longer STO stays on the hard-drive after that.
Oh I'm pretty sure cryptic made quite a bit of money the first day, after that, and after the potential backlash that seems brewing, maybe not. I can't wait to see the lottery for the tier 6 EnterPrize F.
Edit: Oh and those gold farmers probably made quite allot of money too