I was pretty dissapointed that they arent adding some bridges, ship exteriors, or races to the game except for the C-Store.
I hope Cryptic at least continues cosmetic type development for the betterment of the game and not just lock all new additions behind a C Store.
Well, Klingons got Ship Customizatons added to game for T0 and T5.. those are not C-Store..
So I am sure some items will be added as content.. however extra races.. not a necessary item to play the game as there are plenty of races AND and alien creator in game already.. prebuilt alien races are Fluff.. thus C-Store.
Bridges.. there are 12 at RA 5, serve no purpose in game, as such, fluff.. thus C-Store.
Ship Exteriors are just skins.. not necessary for game play as there are already skins available for use.. thus Fluff.. thus C-Store.
Point being, if you want a ship skin.. $2 or $3 isn't going to break you.. but you DON"T have to have it to play the game. Just skip buying that soda or pack of smokes or that 6 pack of beer and you can get it..
Or wait until Cryptic puts up a Survey and get a free 240 C-Points.
And how about respecs? Those will be available fropm the C-Store, too... despite the fact that the same or similar thing is available for in-game currency in other MMO's.
How are people supposed to even know what skills do what if even from launch nobody really knows what they do or how they affect things? That, and skills will change.
You might think they'd have some descriptions in the game manual (it'd make sense, wouldn't it?), but that manual is garbage.
I got the collectors edition, it didn't even have a manual...
respecs will also be given out at every promotion you get and when they release tune/tweak patches, read all about it on the tribble (test server) forums
For skill info, if you right click on items and select info, it gives you a better description, or you can go to a site like stowiki.org and benefit from other people's research.
I have relied on 3rd party web site information for almost every MMO I have ever played, you will always get better information from players than you will from the developers. Developers aren't well known for their communication skills.
I think at least the original ship bridges (and rest of ship interiors when they are released) should not cost anything, in fact they should be the default skin for the ship when u buy it. I hope thats what happens, especially if they add ship interior functions.
I don't understand this thread. They are adding tons of cool stuff, lots of missions, new skins... I don't understand what the poster of this thread wants to accomplish. I guess some people just like to be heard...
I think the season one thing coming out this week is awesome. Props to Cryptic for making a fun game.