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Lt. Commander
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# 11
03-26-2011, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Maledicus
Greetings community, greetings Cryptics,

i try to keep it short and simple adored Cryptics -- every item ppl buy from the c-store should have very rare ( the absolute minimum should be rare ) quality. I want to create a retro-crew with the whole TOS equipment. The retro beam arrays from the c-store TOS Constitution with their rare quality are marginal but the "Black-and-white TOS-style Type 2 Phasers" are unacceptable as "common" ( white ) items. It was the same with the c-store weapon pack, just uncommon items is too bad.

So pls Cryptics .. rework these items to a better quality.

Best regards,
Maledicus.
I think you are looking at this from the wrong angle.

The TOS Phasers in the pack are not meant to be anything more than starter gear. It's a courtesy to you the player so you can start your crew out with TOS Weapons instead of having to wait until Lt 6 when you can finally do the Devidian missions to obtain the better TOS Phasers there.

I was happy with what I got, and had no issue with them being Common items, as they will soon be replaced.
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# 12
03-26-2011, 12:03 PM
How about this for an idea it would take some work on the part of the devís but might be kinda fun and be able to be used on other items. A craftable item mods. the idea is that you can craft a mod that you use on a item that will bump it to the next color tier bonus stats and if you keep adding more you can get all the way to purple. This isn't so useful for anything but max level gear or leveling items admittedly but it could an alternative way of doing things as well in crafting. Rather then making an item from scratch you could also take a white green or blue and bring it up as far as you want.
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# 13
03-26-2011, 09:04 PM
If I pay money for something I want it to be of purple quality - so long as there is a free weapon or craft-able weapon also purple with equal damage.
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# 14
03-26-2011, 09:29 PM
The only thing about the phaser is that it's inferior to an almost identical free version in the devidian missions. I'd rather it be different in ways other then 1 dps lower than the free version.
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# 15
03-26-2011, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Beraht
The only thing about the phaser is that it's inferior to an almost identical free version in the devidian missions. I'd rather it be different in ways other then 1 dps lower than the free version.
It's a leveling item, the Devidian reward is Mk crippled (obviously to make the C-Store one appear to have some "value").
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# 16
03-26-2011, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by CaptMattSchwab
The TOS Phasers in the pack are not meant to be anything more than starter gear. It's a courtesy to you the player so you can start your crew out with TOS Weapons instead of having to wait until Lt 6 when you can finally do the Devidian missions to obtain the better TOS Phasers there.
The icon is blue, but that's the only way in which the Devidian reward is nominally "better." Unlike most green and blue gear, the Fed phaser weapons don't have any actual mods for their quality level. The Fed Type 3 rifle has a custom special attack, but that's it. At VA1 the damage between the two Type 2 phasers is exactly the same, except for a whopping 0.2 DPS advantage to the blue one on the stun beam attack. And since the Devidian ones don't level with you, they're pretty uselss other than for slapping on one BOFF for a couple levels.
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# 17
03-27-2011, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by CaptMattSchwab
The TOS Phasers in the pack are not meant to be anything more than starter gear.
That's one possible point of view .. mine is different from yours. These special phasers level with you and they are unique in their look. So i expect them to be usefull also in high-level.
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# 18
03-27-2011, 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by david26th View Post
I disagree on the rare, but I'd like to see uncommon - the melee weapons were so why not the phasers?
To hand out uncommcon melee weapons as a c-store purchase was also a bad idea.
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# 19
03-27-2011, 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Eulif_Davis
Yes, but people would argue that you can INSTANTLY get highest-tier items in the game by spending money rather than have to go earn it through ingame means. The argument of "better by cash" would still have a lot of weight.
To me the "better by cash" argument doesn't apply to this, because anyone is able to obtain weapons that are equal in their power easily. Better by cash to me is an issue if you can only buy an item with more power than any other item ppl can obtain by ingame means.

That ppl who buy something in the ingame store of any MMORPG out there get something instant by paying for it and others who are not willing to pay have to play/grind for it is the spirit and purpose of a shop like the c-store. But it is important to note, that also ppl who grind for the items are able to obtain something as powerfull as the store item.
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# 20
03-27-2011, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Maledicus
To hand out uncommcon melee weapons as a c-store purchase was also a bad idea.
How so, exactly? What is handing out uncommon items breaking? If people would rather spend money on a set of skins for barely useful uncommon weapons, why is that bad? Frankly you at least get a free uncommon weapon from Coliseum, plus you get all sorts of other stuff, not to mention how fun it is as well...
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