Perhaps I'm in the minority on this but I happen to think the respec cost at VA, once you've used the available tokens, is a bit high. I don't see why there cannot be a system in place similar to WoW where we pay a reasonable amount for a respec, and then that amount increases slightly (everytime a respec is performed) should we want to respec again within a certain time frame.
Reducing the cost of a respec would, at least in my case, lead to much more experimentation with builds and such. Surely that would be a good thing for the game?
I agree with this as well. 30K merit points is way too much. Right now I have switched to a different type of torps and would like to respec so I put skill points on those specific torps...but it's gonna cost me 30K merit points just to do that? Yikes! At VA, it's gonna take a while of doing dailies and weekly episodes to build up that many merit points.
I would like to see them cheaper, especially considering how much fun it is to try out new things, but I assume the cost is so high to push more people to the C-Store. You can patiently farm the points, or spend cash.
Personally i think Respecs need to be taken down from the C-Store and made A LOT cheaper in STO.
Sure, they may loose a small revenue but i think its more important as IMO it would improve the gameplay experience a lot.
People would be more willing to experiment if a respec only cost say 3000 merits rather than 30000.
The whole idea is retarded in the first place, i mean what other MMO forces you to either pay or grind for days, maybe even weeks just to get a respec/retrait?
It would be nice if the costs calculated based on what you actually change. My last respec all I did was move 7 points from Assault Cruiser into Star Cruiser, the rest of the build stayed the same, yet I still had to pay the full price.
I think 30k is ok if you change a whole lot of skillpoints around, however, moving only a few points from here to there shouldn't be that expensive.
I concur with the general opinions expressed. While I dont mind it in the store I think it is a way overpriced. It should half of the current cost and in game the cost should be dropped to about 5K or 10K at most.