Well, I'd still like to see a link. I follow the dev tracker on twitter and I don't ever recall seeing anything like that.
if this is true and a dev said that even if they where trying to be Cryptic (no pun intended but I'll take a giggle if you'll let me have it ) then they should be fired on the spot or at the very least moved to another department where they wouldn't be in direct contact with the customer base in any way.
I've worked as a Customer Service Rep. for many a years, and if I had said something even remotely close to what was allegedly said, I would of been told to leave and my belongings could be picked up at the end of the day along with my to-date pay check and sent on my marry way.
of course when it comes to ugly moments like this the first thing a dev or that dev's supervisor will do is go and edit the post or just yank it all together and the person will end up with a light slap on the wrist and told to use better words next time.
Its simple really, if they have made a lot of money from the lottery bags then they would be stupid to not use them again...... They would also be stupid to add the dominion attack ship to the c-store unless they plan to never add that to a drop bag again...... Would you rather have people throwing cash at you for something they "might" get......spending lots on money on C-points.... or have a set price for something like 800 c-points?
You can rage and whine about it on the forums but people will always buy them due to greed and the need to gamble....... You can rage quit but this is going F2P soon so you will soon be replaced by many more people withing to throw cash at Cryptic and PW......... From a money making point of view.... PW and Cryptic have been very clever.
Two or three grab bag events a year wouldn't upset me, no. A month-long Christmas one, week-long Anniversary, maybe a short week-ish midsummer one 'round July. That said, I'd prefer it remain an annual Christmas deal.