Can you make it, to where if you own a Jem'Hadar attack ship anywhere on your account, you can buy the pet? If I magically get this ship, I'm not replacing my attack ship with it, but would love to launch a wing of fighters with it.
Sollaf: Join date Sep 2009, Lifer. Supporter of Cryptic.
The Australian government is the biggest toothless tiger out there... Gillard & Co won't do anything about this stuff because they simply do not understand anything to do with the internet (just listen to Conroy... that man has no clue!). Unfortunately it could mean that they come up with some crazy law that has some adverse effect on the game... but to be realistic the chances of that happening are bugger all to none.
And anyway... the gambling argument has been done to death... its not gambling - you always get something for your money - there is NO real risk - there is just a risk that you will not get something that you want (and that doesn't classify as getting ripped off cos you still got something you were told you could get).
If the Australian government starts to take a serious look into Star Trek Online, the only thing that will happen is Australian users being clocked from playing the game. It's an American game based in California. Australia can make all the demands it wants as long as STO is in Australia, but all Cryptic needs to do is cut off Australian users and Australia has no jurisdiction to demand anything. It'll suck for any Australian STO user, but they'll only have their government to blame.
On the topic of the lockboxes themselves, my Jem'Hadar boff wants his kar'takin! Make it the same stats as another melee weapon of the same level, you already have the visuals for it, and you could probably get away with reusing the lirpa animations. Done; easy product that people want that will make them more likely to go after lockboxes.
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The only thing that really interests me in this grouping is the Anteater...
And it is probably the one thing I WON'T get, with the few Dominion boxes I plan on opening.
Oh well..., I've still got plenty of Temporal boxes stored away to open for the time being.
DaveyNY - STO Forum Minion since February - 2009
................Star Trek Fan since Thursday Sept. 8th, 1966
There are No Longer any STO Veterans... We're Just Minions who have Played the Game for the last 5.0 years.
That's also been answered to death too: Licensing requirements. CBS has already said that they do not want everyone and their grandmother flying non-faction ships.
Which, then, begs the logical next question: When will non-faction become a faction in its own right?
"Breen re-invasion" of ESD space is my answer to your answer.
As my sig alludes, this "restriction" is gone as of the winter event - any then-active player who spent 5 min/day for 25/35 days has a "non-faction" ship on at least one toon. While I prioritized and only did this on 2 of my then 6 toons, I hear stories of people who did nothing but race all day for the near-month and stocked 10+ toons with Breen ships...
On a more related note, I know I'm eyeballing those phased polarons DCs for my 2 Breen ships, maybe even a set of decent (read: cheap) turrets to replace the handful of arrays I ground up on my engie's breen ship already...
Well, with the upgrade announcement leaving NX and Connie fans in the dust again, can we restart / revisit the T5 Connie and NX threads - since they will no longer be "truly" endgame ships... (after we get the T5 versions, it'll be time to see them added to the T5U upgrade charts too...