No insider source. Just a wild guess that the % of people who
1) Are gamers
2) Have disposable income to invest into an MMO
3) Have the free time to invest in an MMO
4) Are into Star Trek
5) Have $300 liquid
6) Have $300 liquid to invest into an MMO
7) Have $300 liquid to invest into a Star Trek MMO
I got what i wanted out of my lifetime sub. The deal, as it were, has already been made and therefore doesn't need any sweetening. They got my money and i've got access to the game until the servers go down for the last time.
To those that feel cheated adding c-store for free likely isn't going to change their minds very much as many have complaints about the game that don't relate to the c-store at all.
Lol free for lifers? you guys already save alot of cash by paying a one off subscription fee then no more monthly charges what else should you get?
You've been subscribed for seventeen or more months already? Wow. Must have been because apparently lifers "already save alot of cash" and sixteen is the break even point.
You see, I could swear the game's only been out about seven months, and seven would equal out to about $105 dollars in subscription fees. The launch offer, with rebate, was $240. Seems if lifers have already saved a lot then you accidentally overpaid for your subs by more than $135, so you've been paying more than double what you should have.
Poor you... ... you might want to have Cryptic's billing department look into that.
Now, I'm not saying the topic creator's idea is brilliant, but I am saying that you might want to rethink what you've posted. Lifers have paid more than double what you have at this point (assuming you've subbed since launch, and have never lapsed), and they did so at launch, putting that money down and taking that risk on a game that launched early and light on content.
I'm not saying it's worth everything in the C-Store being free... but I am saying that you shouldn't point fingers when you've spent nowhere near the same, nor taken the risky plunge on the game when it was newborn and untested.