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# 111
06-25-2012, 09:56 PM
Had the topic generically been: Neverwinter Closed Beta Invite! with the content of the post directed only to Lifetime subscribers, a lot more readers might have cried foul. By having presented it as a Lifetime Perk this draws more attention from the player's for whom the announcement is intended.

I don't expect anymore perks from my lifetime status (if Gold subscribers receive more distinction I will simply benefit as well). So I appreciate this invitation in the spirit in which it is intended. Should I find I'm available to participate I may take Cryptic up on it.
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# 112
06-25-2012, 10:41 PM
this game is pretty cool for F2P, i even doled out some cash for the zen, but after getting my cool cruiser, i dont see anything that would make me want to be a lts... this game was designed to fail, and peeps who think that NWO will be making STO better has another thing coming. This company takes a project, runs it as far into the ground as they can, get as much isk out of it as they can, and then they start pushing the next game, and the next and the next, why they call these 300$ subscriptions "lifetime" subscriptions is just to deter from the fact that they arent interested in keeping sto alive for the next 3 years, likely even less, so the years you have put into it, depending on your type of play style, are gone, and dont mean ****... this is why no MMO on the market can compare to EVE Online, things ive done, and things ive earned were there 5 years ago, and will be there 5 years from now.... sto could have been like this, lmfao you can earn zen by completing online surveys, and buying other products not even related to gaming..... lols, you people are in the wrong business, this game will be gone in a year tops, EVE is FOREVER
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# 113
06-25-2012, 11:34 PM
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Q: (Jared1701) Are there still plans to bring crafting, a working shuttle bay, and new mini games to ship interiors and if so when?

Dstahl: These items had shown up in previous Engineering Reports as designs we were discussing and wanting to put in the game, but are not currently being worked on. At this time, we are focused on Starbase interiors. Neverwinter is working on a Foundry addition to build custom interior spaces (room by room). Once this feature is done and ready, we will have the opportunity to import something similar into STO. At that time, we would consider opening up the ability for players to fully customize their own ship interiors room by room and prop by prop. That is a ways off at this point, though.
This is what I am hoping for from Neverwinter. Currently playing a liberated borg captain with a few liberated borg crew members and a bunch of borg-enhanced crew members thanks to the Seven of Nine costume. Currently using a ship with a full borg set so being able to create a borgified interior will fit my captain so well. Being in the closed beta will allow me to get an estimate on how close this feature is to being introduced. If everything goes perfectly, then it should be available a few months after it is available to Neverwinter.

A decent perk for lifetimers that pertains to Neverwinter would be some ingame item in Neverwinter that is only available to STO lifers. Just like the Mirror Universe costume was intended to be. Not having to pay for it and getting exclusive use of it for a few months would be acceptable. Although, I suppose Champions Online lifers need another perk for it as well.
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# 114
06-25-2012, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by captwilhelm View Post
This isn't a perk for STO lifetimers. It is a promotion only.
Exactly. Calling this a perk is like saying potty training is an end-game skill.
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# 115
06-26-2012, 12:31 AM
This "perk" is like cubic zirconia. Guess that's the new currency we can look forward to.
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# 116
06-26-2012, 12:35 AM
That's great! Will definitely be checking this out

Got to love the complainers here
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# 117
06-26-2012, 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by digit369 View Post
this game is pretty cool for F2P, i even doled out some cash for the zen, but after getting my cool cruiser, i dont see anything that would make me want to be a lts... this game was designed to fail, and peeps who think that NWO will be making STO better has another thing coming. This company takes a project, runs it as far into the ground as they can, get as much isk out of it as they can, and then they start pushing the next game, and the next and the next, why they call these 300$ subscriptions "lifetime" subscriptions is just to deter from the fact that they arent interested in keeping sto alive for the next 3 years, likely even less, so the years you have put into it, depending on your type of play style, are gone, and dont mean ****... this is why no MMO on the market can compare to EVE Online, things ive done, and things ive earned were there 5 years ago, and will be there 5 years from now.... sto could have been like this, lmfao you can earn zen by completing online surveys, and buying other products not even related to gaming..... lols, you people are in the wrong business, this game will be gone in a year tops, EVE is FOREVER

I'm giving it a year possibly 2 at the most already the in game chat os dying or filled with spammers or disgusting degenerates especially at DS9 so turned my chat off. PVP has died as it takes ages to play a game and normally thats only Capture and Hold. STF's and Mirror Universe is becoming the same. This is the first MMO I've played religiously and will probably be here till the end although less regular. Cryptic have time to turn this around and make this a decent MMO. But they need to listen to the people who own the game not the people who want Refits or other factions but the real trekkies out there. Who like myself like playing KDF as well a FED at the moment my KDF character is just a dilithium mine just using his for Doff missions and thats it We need not only more FED Content not carriers or other ships but missions and maybe a new level cap.
And the KDF need something that makes them unique as all they have is BOP battle cloaks not everyone uses a BOP even if the ship is Gorn Nausican or ferasian.
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# 118 Facepalm
06-26-2012, 04:55 AM
Okay... so LT subscibers now gonna get access to something that has NOTHING to do with Star Trek.

What's next, a free ticket for the Superbowl? Some Coupons for free Cheeseburgers?

I see what you actually are trying to change and it's a good thing... making lifetime subscriptions more valuable. But it should at least be something that is useful in THIS game.

Like, a unique, awesome ship plus shuttle and customizable interior, that levels with the toon so there is no restriction in which ranks it is useful/useable. Plus, additional Character perks that actually give something useful to the customer. Perhaps an additional weapon slot. Or whatever, i dunno... i'm not a game designer, you are. Use the force, Luke!

How about you start some surveys and see what the people would like to have, then consider doing it or not?
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# 119
06-26-2012, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by suricatta View Post
Not sure why anyone is complaining about this. It's a FREE perk...
I don't think people are complaining about the perk itself, so much, as the delivery. If the article header had read "Early/Exclusive NWN Beta access for Life-timers" the response would've been much different from the one "New Lifetime Subscriber Perk" has gotten. I know when I read that, the possibility that it might be anything other than something in or related to Star Trek Online never even crossed my mind.

I was in fact pleasantly surprised, as my current state of mind regarding anything and everything Cryptic does is a fairly cynical one, that after two years they actually seemed to be keeping their word on the LTS packages. If you'll recall, for quite a long time the LTS page used to say that there would be more benefits for LTSers down the line. It doesn't say that anymore, and it never happened. You could try to cram the veteran awards into that vacuum, but it doesn't quite fit the way it should. If anything, some people will tell you the LTS 'lost' something when the Captain's Table went 400-day veteran award. Personally I didn't mind that. CT was a ghost town, still is, and will become even more of one with the new fleet starbases drawing away 'the crowds'.

Point is, when we clicked that link, giddy with anticipation, we got this. Again, it's not about the gift horse. Nevermind the fact that usually the prereq for beta access is having an e-mail address. NWN looks okay - I'm not that into fantasy, but who knows, I might be very, very bored some time. (I play STO afterall.)

It's the (misre)presentation of the gift horse. And the Greek soldiers inside.
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# 120
06-26-2012, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by designationxr377 View Post
Did anyone else see the PAX east stuff they showed? I mean... people wonder where Cryptic's time goes? They aren't 200 people, they aren't even 100. We were wondering what they've been up to... and they've... been busy..
so we now get the perk of seeing what the money we spent on sto was actually used for?

nothing against NW but come on with sto Still feeling a little bare in the content department i think it'll actually depress me to find out NW is any good.
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