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# 21
12-09-2011, 05:50 PM

I want it because it's a ship in the STO verse, and I have ALL the ships in the STO verse ... Um... had all the ships in the verse

How much have I paid? Nothing, nada, zip, zilch. I don't buy lottery tickets, I don't buy grab bags. If it's ever for sale in the store (doubtful), I'll buy it, till then, I'll want it.
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# 22
12-09-2011, 05:50 PM
I would love to get my hands on it, but the odds are against me. And right now, I can't afford to luxuries on such a gamble.
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# 23
12-09-2011, 05:57 PM
I want it because of...

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Originally Posted by Alexraptor View Post
I want it because I am a completionist in this game.
And as such I managed to obtain every single tribble reward without exceptions.

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Originally Posted by Roach View Post
I collect ships and wish to add it to my stable of ponies.
....that.

Also I'm a roleplayer too and that would be a welcome "mercanary" ship^^

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Originally Posted by Z3R0B4NG View Post
- 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.
That thing turns like a BoP, has more hull then an escort... and its specialisation is open to costumisation. I thing "just one sci console" is a downsight I could life with.
Special abilitys come through C-Store now, and the Fleet escort, wich is still the ship of choice for many, has neither MVA nor Cloak and still holds up. THAT can be put into the EXACT SAME bo layout and will end up simply being better in theorie.
So its IMO definitly not balanced and stronger then the others.

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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.
Really? DId I miss the Nova nerf? The Venture nerf? Any nerf? Times of balancing are over.
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# 24
12-09-2011, 06:31 PM
I got mine, but I saw the gabling cash grab mechanic for what it was at the start and did what I'd normally do if I were walking in to a casino. I set a limit and stuck to it.

In this case my limit was 50 bucks I got it while still having enough to buy the defiant refit too.

Am I happy about the gambling mechcanic? Nope. I almost didn't get anything useful for my 50 dollars since the consolation prizes are all available for ECs.

If they decide to do this kind of event again I would love to see a system where you are assured the ability to buy one specific item from the pool of items after opening a specific amount of bags. FOr example each bag gives you the normal chance plus a 'chit'. Once you get X chits yo can just buy Y item you want with chits. That was you can calculate the WORST case and decide if the item if worth it to you.

I know I have some fleet mates who are likely giving up on the game thanks to this case grab. Sure they had the option of stopping but ultimately cryptic had the option of making an event that didn't have the option of being a big money sink with no reward.

As for me, I probably will cancel my sub for this next month in an effort to recoup some of the money I spent gambling

Long live F2P though. I love my bug ship and the two universal slots will give me a lot of tinkering options for a long time to come
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# 25
12-09-2011, 06:33 PM
I'm not trying so hard at all. If I get it, I get it. If I don't, c'est la vie.

I have two Vorta captains for which the ship would be a lovely addition, but I'm not about to blow a whole paycheck on extra chances. I can't believe some people are doing that. You know there are a lot of people going hungry all across the U.S. tonight, and these people are blowing money on a 0.66% chance at a piece of digital eye candy. What a waste.


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# 26
12-09-2011, 06:35 PM
50 buggs... you pay for an account wide unlock of a ship about 20 buggs... And you feel that you have not fallen for that mechanic after investing your limit of 50 for a character based unlock?

Thanks for encouraging cryptic.

I have a limit, too btw. It is ZERO.
I spend the cards I got on one char through the dillithium exchange. I got just crap... 4 red bags turned into blue ones and I got 1 targ that I... already had. YEAH!
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# 27
12-09-2011, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Z3R0B4NG View Post
Why does everybody try so hard to get the Jem'Hadar ship?
Because it's human to want what you do not yet have. /Logic.
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# 28
12-09-2011, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by LordOfPit View Post
Because it is a human failing to want what you do not yet have. /Logic.
Fixed that for you.

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# 29
12-09-2011, 07:20 PM
I just want it for themetic reasons. I would be just as happy if they put up a skin of it on the cstore for 500 points.
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# 30
12-09-2011, 07:28 PM
I want it for Role Play as well. My main is an Engineer so he wont use it. My primary tac officer is an Alien Mercenary. His story is that he is a conscript of the Federation to assist in the war. If I obtain it, then his story would be that he salvaged a downed "bug" from an isolated planet that is off of the main shipping lanes.
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