You know what? Be happy that there still are such dedicated players out there who spend 100 dullies a week to support STO for a bright future. If there weren't such players, STO wouldn't have made it past the F2P era. I admit, I spend quite a sum of cash on these Zen / CP as well, mainly to help my fleet friends and fleet in general, butt also to get good gear and enjoy the game on a higher level. I also do sum roleplaying, I own all DVD / Blu-Ray boxes with Star Trek in it, because I luv Trek and I support the franchise as good as I can. I work 100%, butt in my free time, I live Trek.
I have respect for those who don't wish to pay and farm instead, it's all good. Butt if you think those who pay more (even if it's 200 dullies or more a week) are crazy ... better think twice. This game needs the money from the customers, the playerbase. Without the money, the game dies. Simply put.
"Everything about the Jham'Hadar is lethal!" - Eris
Original Join Date: January 30th, 2010
They think Free To Play means everything is handed to them. Ships, uniforms, gear.
Apparently when a game goes F2P the server-upkeep bill, electric bill and employee wages go away... Free TO Play means "free server repairs", "free electricity for the servers and offices" and "all the workers (especially the writers) now work for free as well."
These premium items are what keep the game running, and what pay for the writing.
I've spent several grand on this game over two years. No regret.
Wish they'd write more story and lay off the grind mechanics for awhile... but hey overall I'm satisfied with what I've gotten.
That said, I'm just a TINY bit chuffed that I can't buy ZEN this week. Medical bills are more important than the game.
I was on this morning looking at the store. To see what I can buy. I will get some zen points when I get back on later. I'm taking up on this offer. After what added points I can get with the usual amount I buy.