Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,595
Developers can now discount their own games on Steam

Since there's no longer need for the sales to be moderated by Valve, can we finally get a reasonable discount on the Steam Starter Pack please?
Captain
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,277
# 2
03-03-2014, 03:37 PM
But first... we need the Arc class! *Angels fly around the Arc class*

More seriously, this is unlikely. Cryptic knows players like the Steamrunner and they want $$$, so, a discount is unlikely
I would love to visit this star in-game...or maybe this one!

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Captain
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 688
# 3
03-05-2014, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by suaveks View Post
Developers can now discount their own games on Steam

Since there's no longer need for the sales to be moderated by Valve, can we finally get a reasonable discount on the Steam Starter Pack please?
The discounted that pack when it was released and in spite of this games purportedly raging popularity when the steam-pack came up people voted to discount things they would actually pay for.
Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 260
# 4
03-06-2014, 11:15 AM
I bought it when it first came out great ship I seldom use.
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Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 239
# 5
03-24-2014, 06:32 AM
It still is a great ship ... it's only problem i'd say is the ensign science bridge slot ...
But that is offset quite nicely by the Tac & Eng bridge slots making it very powerfull.

This is also one of the few store ship that has 10 consoles that is not a fleet ship. (DEV >>> GIVE US FLEET StReamRunner)
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,595
# 6
04-22-2014, 08:02 AM
So, new Season launch... Good time to run a Steam discount, don't you think?
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 240
# 7
04-22-2014, 06:23 PM
I really hope they run the promo. I can't justify spending $25 on a ship, but if it's 50% off, I definitely would pick it up. Come on Cryptic. $12.50<$0.
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,595
# 8
04-23-2014, 02:35 AM
It's euros for me, so it's an even bigger deal in my case and more the reason to buy it at a discount, as over 20 euros for a ship is just way too steep of a price.

No ide what they're thinking. They've updated the Steam's front page and STO store page with new season info. It would be a great opportunity to do at least -50% discount on starter packs, to lure new players in. Basic marketing strategy...
Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 333
# 9
04-23-2014, 12:05 PM
you have to remember that looking at it as a $25 dollar ship is shortchanging it a bit, you're getting two ships and a few bits for a starter(per the name) and a fleet level escort that serves as well as a striker and a punching bag(4 eng consoles and 2xlt.eng) that's an account wide unlock, makes me shake my head when people buy 2000 zen just for the fleet ship modules to get things like the patrol escort(ignoring those who grind in game that's a good thing that I encourage among fleetmates)
Captain
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 3,158
# 10
04-23-2014, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by emperordeslok View Post
you have to remember that looking at it as a $25 dollar ship is shortchanging it a bit, you're getting two ships and a few bits for a starter(per the name)
There's only one ship, the Steamrunner. The other bits are worthless, with better items available on the Exchange worth less than 2K EC combined, meaning a new player could sell his starter gear and be able to immediately afford better stuff than what is in that junk starter pack.

So yeah, $25 ship is entirely fair. It also happens to be in line with the standard price tags on other $25 ships.
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