If you pay for it, it isnt free. Your lifetime subscription is still payment, even if you arent paying monthly anymore - you just end up getting a long term discount (think of it as buying in bulk).
We get a few weekly episodes every once in a while, and the occasional (quarterly, it seems like) patch to fix issues that people have been complaining about for a year now. Outside of those updates, pretty much everything 'new' to the game is going through the cstore, because that means the devs are not only getting that monthly payment, they're also getting a bonus on top of it - double dipping, if you will.
I realize everything needs to be paid for, but every MMO and every game company eventually gets to a point where the money is more important than the product, and at that point things just go downhill.
Anyways, that's all getting off topic. NX-01 bridges and interiors, please =P
Mate come on. I can see we all have strong opinions here but you are turning it into a pointless argument. Its already been confirmed that DSthal has mentioned that the TOS interiors was the first of its kind to introduce smaller interiors and was a testbed for more to come in the future. If sucessfull(Which I gaurentee it is allready) they would go over EXSISTING interiors and resize them.
As I said before I would love and ENT sereis interior, but I honestly see them doing the ones from TNG next as they are some of the most iconic interiors from Trek history.
To be fair your post about paid content is really unfair since most of the ships have been updated,sector space update(fututre update of Sol System), the games getting better and better and your saying that paying for stuff is the downfall of most mmo's, when in actuall fact STO's future has an awesome comunity and honestly will prosper for many years to come.
I'd personally favor a NX set next, too, although its unlikley that this will happen.
Beside the fact that the ENT-sets looked amazing, it is kind of "universal" usable. Sure, in Canon its a 300 years old bridge, but it doesnt really look that way and can be used fine on any escort or sci ship (for cruisers it might look a little small). With that "neutral look" it would have more use then the TOS set.... that, good as it is, really just fits onto the t1 costitution or a Galaxy pack that really just fits onto al Galaxy or Nebula...
While I would love this, there's something to consider, out of the whole, not a lot of people like Enterprise. While I have no doubt that the interiors would be amazing, I don't know if they would have enough of a consumer base to make it worth creating.
(But please, don't mind me, make it make it make it!)
I don't really need the total package but considering price tag and the fact that the ship is pretty much only for the Lt rank; couldn't we at least have the bridge?
However, I still think that first they need to revamp the exsisting ones first to the same standards of the TOS interior, and then move on to other eras and so on.
Originally Posted by Telbasta
I kinda doubt they'll ever 'revamp' the current interiors. Unless it's something they can put on the cstore and get more money for, the company has little incentive to actually put in the effort.
Sadly, this as well.
I'd love for the current bridges to get remastered to the new TOS standard, but there is literally no reason to do so, at least for the free bridges that come with STO. Cryptic would get nothing for updating them. The C-Store bridges are a different story.
Any new bridge packs should match the quality of the TOS bridge. Existing C-Store bridges pose a dilemma for Cryptic. Yeah, updating those could help motivate people to buy them but a lot of folks already have them. Little or no gain there. So I'm guessing the priority will be on what drives the largest influx of money: new bridge sets, remastering existing C-Store bridge sets, then free bridge sets.
As for the NX bridge set, I'd like to see it in-game. It probably won't be next in line but it would be nice to see it eventually. I think they should offer bridge sets in the order the series / movies came out. So next would be TMP / WoK set (with bonus Excelsior bridge from Generations?), TNG set, VOY set, then ENT set. We already have the Defiant bridge. I know we have Intrepid variant bridges but I don't think they look like Voyager's bridge.