I spent days and hours to recruit new players to the game and help them ingame. I felt it was a well balanced reward to get an exclusive ship for the time I invested without beeing able to improve my own character and do STF like others did meanwhile.
Now everyone gets this exclusive for a few bucks. I still cann't believe I get cheated another time by cryptic... just two weeks after throwing away my "exclusive" $80-CE items for a few cents...
I got cheated twice now.
It will NOT happen another time. Never ever.
Another promotion program is coming? Go to hell... I'll whine a little bit in foruims about it, playing the game, and wait until it hits the c-store for the price of a pack of cigarettes.
Biased answers? I don't think so. They were all realized in the actual setting?
Because: "Yes, I will do it, because the way I promote is sounds interesting or good for the game."
If I had 5 friends that I knew could be interested in STO, I would have done the referral program, for example, and probably never touch the Galaxy-X ever, since it's an ugly ship that shouldn't even exist. (No offense to people that like it and use it. I have no problem with them, as long as they have fun, it's all good.)
As you may have known, Cryptic has listened to pretty much everyone's request.
Most of the promotional items labelled "exclusives" were handed out for petty prices in C-Store with utter disregard to those who took "leap of faith" and purchased lifetime subscription or collectors who purchased various copies of STO, only to see them sold in C-Store for fraction of the original costs.
So far, most of the "exclusives" were merely "early access" before the introduction in C-Store. My question is this. Should we participate in any more of Cryptic's promotion that rewards us with exclusive items?
Should we really spend time and money to participate when the items will be available via C-Store for fraction of the time and money you spent in promotion?
I hope that this poll will help assess the community's stance regarding Cryptic's magnificent promotions.