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Thank you, devs, for this awesome promotion and for increasing the drop rate on the bug ships! I got my bug on my 6th pack. This really made my day! Thanks again, guys.

I'm already looking forward to the next promotional. This is a way better way to spend my money than sub fees; I'm really liking this brave new model for MMOs!
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# 2
03-19-2013, 08:37 PM
Increased? Went through a couple dozen packs and got nothing but a lot of commodities. Sad really....

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# 3
03-19-2013, 08:52 PM
I and another member of my fleet both got one tonight after opening < 10 packs each. I assumed this had something to do with the downtime yesterday; they they changed the drop rate.
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# 4
03-19-2013, 11:08 PM
Nope, you just got lucky.
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# 5
03-20-2013, 01:56 AM
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Originally Posted by thetarq View Post
Thank you, devs, for this awesome promotion and for increasing the drop rate on the bug ships! I got my bug on my 6th pack. This really made my day! Thanks again, guys.
Nope !

Quote:
I'm already looking forward to the next promotional. This is a way better way to spend my money than sub fees; I'm really liking this brave new model for MMOs!
I'm sorry if I'm a bit old school, but I, for one, prefer to pay a fixed amount for what I want, instead of gambling hundreds of dollars on a ship.
But that just me.
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# 6
03-20-2013, 04:16 AM
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Nope !


I'm sorry if I'm a bit old school, but I, for one, prefer to pay a fixed amount for what I want, instead of gambling hundreds of dollars on a ship.
But that just me.
Meh, just buy keys and sell them for the EC's, if you really want something.

A 10-15 bucks per month subscription to be allowed to play a game you already bought with actual money, that's the rip-off, if you ask me.
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# 7
03-20-2013, 07:28 AM
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Nope !


I'm sorry if I'm a bit old school, but I, for one, prefer to pay a fixed amount for what I want, instead of gambling hundreds of dollars on a ship.
But that just me.
its not just you ....

and for OP .. you just got lucky.
i was opening some boxes and packs for lobies, 140 boxes+packs total ... you can guess what i got ... one big .. nothing.

at least i got what i wanted from lobies, no more packs or boxes for me.
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# 8
03-20-2013, 07:30 AM
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A 10-15 bucks per month subscription to be allowed to play a game you already bought with actual money, that's the rip-off, if you ask me.
How? They need to maintain the dedicated shard which costs money. Then they need to pay developers and personals involved in this whole pictures which, obviously, costs money.
All MMOs are based on monthly subscription (eveonline, world of war craft etc.)and a few of them offer life time subscription. STO is one of them.
What you might be looking for is counter strike or call of duty or battlefield 3
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# 9
03-20-2013, 07:32 AM
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A 10-15 bucks per month subscription to be allowed to play a game you already bought with actual money, that's the rip-off, if you ask me.
when you buy a game, you pay for developers and designers work...

subscription on other hand is to cover expenses like server upgrades, network bandwith, suport and tech stuff sailaries , and there is a lot more things you are not considering. and some profit ofc.
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# 10
03-20-2013, 08:38 AM
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How? They need to maintain the dedicated shard which costs money. Then they need to pay developers and personals involved in this whole pictures which, obviously, costs money.
All MMOs are based on monthly subscription (eveonline, world of war craft etc.)and a few of them offer life time subscription. STO is one of them.
What you might be looking for is counter strike or call of duty or battlefield 3
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when you buy a game, you pay for developers and designers work...

subscription on other hand is to cover expenses like server upgrades, network bandwith, suport and tech stuff sailaries , and there is a lot more things you are not considering. and some profit ofc.
Of course, I appreciate that keeping a game running costs money.

But I didn't say I was against paying through other means, such as microtransactions or cosmetic unlocks. And I'll happily dish out money for any new stuff that those developers develop. Expansions, DLC, missions, items - no problem. Heck, I'd be fine with paying for STO FE's, provided they're reasonably priced (ie not 50 bucks for 5 missions).

And sure, my opinion is definitely influenced by offline games, and the many hours of enjoyment I get out of those. But I also spent many hundreds of hours on Guild Wars, and paid my share of the costs there. I just think a non-sub model is friendlier to casual players, as you can just log 1 or 2 hours in one week, 15 in the next, and then not play for 6 weeks, only to pick up where you left off. Alternatively, I think it shouldn't make to much of a difference for hardcore players, as you can always just spent cash on the game you love playing, through exchanges/ingame shops/etc.

I don't disapprove of paying for things I use. Just of paying for things I don't, or hardly, use, I guess.
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