Do you have any idea how many players have been demanding warp cores as slottable ship components for the last three years? Obviously not. Stop being such an enormous blubbering whiner about the grind you don't have to take part in or spend real cash on.
Why no of course not... its not like I have been around since this game began and was one of the players asking for them only for Cryptic to do nothing while they happily minted out ship after ship that people wanted.
Yeah its so nice for Cryptic to implement something people ask for... while at the same time screwing those people over in the process. However, its obvious your one of the hapless sheeple Cryptic is slaughtering in the first place.
I just cant wait for Lockbox item Thalaron Set that comes on the Scimitar Dreadnaught with Dreadnaught Class warp core included.
However, its obvious your one of the hapless sheeple Cryptic is slaughtering in the first place.
Now there's the word that indicates you've already lost the argument.
If you think the best gear is going to be Z-store only, then you really need to educate yourself on Cryptic's method of releasing new gear. We will see the best warp cores come from reputation systems, not the Z-store. Oh, but the dilithium grind is too hard! Well no, not really. I have had both the current reputations to Tier 5 for the last two months and have gained all the gear I want from them by grinding dilithium only. No Zen purchased.
And by the way, by buying Zen you're paying to keep this game running. People like you make no sense to me. Do you think you're entitled to the best rewards just because you want them and get to play the game for free? Grow up.
I can understand why Cryptic might want to avoid it though, they seem very much in the "Look at the ship, know its characteristics" camp. Unless cores and computers were locked to specific ships, you would lose that.
Of course, they could tie it to ship type, so escort cores can only go on escorts, etc... really at that point though, the various ships become just skins. Lot of stuff to consider....