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Lt. Commander
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# 21
05-27-2011, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by trekdork View Post
You can check, I have never made one post about the cstore until today, so please don't include me in your banter, please read all of my comments so you have a complete understanding.
Which is, ya know, kind of irrelevant.

You'll notice I was making a blanket statement, nothing about you in particular, and it holds true. Every offer, every bonus, every sale (and every time an offer is extended, like added pre-order or play test items to the C-Store, or even the announcement that Featured Episode limited time rewards would be reinstated with the reruns) we see the exact same posts every. single. time. And every time someone is apparently slapped in the face. Seriously, that term has been used for every offer Cryptic has made. It's basically lost all meaning at this point.

This isn't about you specifically, it's about the reaction in general.

Every time Cryptic does something like this people come along and complain, occasionally they bluntly flame the devs, and basically the whole affair, to one degree or another, gets spit on.

And thus in all seriousness I wonder; Is it really worth it? Do the sales and offers actually generate enough extra business to warrant all the negativity and bad word of mouth?
Lt. Commander
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# 22
05-27-2011, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by HappyHappyJoyJoy View Post
Which is, ya know, kind of irrelevant.

You'll notice I was making a blanket statement, nothing about you in particular, and it holds true. Every offer, every bonus, every sale (and every time an offer is extended, like added pre-order or play test items to the C-Store, or even the announcement that Featured Episode limited time rewards would be reinstated with the reruns) we see the exact same posts every. single. time. And every time someone is apparently slapped in the face. Seriously, that term has been used for every offer Cryptic has made. It's basically lost all meaning at this point.

This isn't about you specifically, it's about the reaction in general.

Every time Cryptic does something like this people come along and complain, occasionally they bluntly flame the devs, and basically the whole affair, to one degree or another, gets spit on.

And thus in all seriousness I wonder; Is it really worth it? Do the sales and offers actually generate enough extra business to warrant all the negativity and bad word of mouth?
Thank you for not specifically referring to me and I completely understand where you are coming from, I have read the forums, I have seen all the haters, and I am not saying I was slapped in the face, basically just curious about it ( for example, I remember when the first few preorder items and tribble test items became available and sooooo many people had a fit over it, didn't bother me at all). I love Star Trek and I will continue to buy from the C-Store, regardless of when there may or may not be a sale, I get the things as I want them, getting the items is all that matters to me.
Lt. Commander
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# 23
05-27-2011, 06:47 PM
Hey guys just logged in to the game and went to the shipyard, emptied a ship slot, claimed the perigrine fighter( which i purchased last week NOT today) and the del taco shuttle pet was available for me. found it in the post about the shuttle in the first section of the main forums and it works, woohoo....
Lt. Commander
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# 24
05-27-2011, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by trekdork View Post
Hey guys just logged in to the game and went to the shipyard, emptied a ship slot, claimed the perigrine fighter( which i purchased last week NOT today) and the del taco shuttle pet was available for me. found it in the post about the shuttle in the first section of the main forums and it works, woohoo....
Well, there ya go.

Gratz.
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# 25
05-27-2011, 07:40 PM
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found it in the post about the shuttle in the first section of the main forums and it works, woohoo....
Wonderful! I'm glad there's a workaround for you guys. You deserve it, even if Cryptic didn't plan on it.
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# 26
05-27-2011, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Avatar_of_Champions View Post
Possibly but I will stiff feel shafted if I have to pay for it. It just feels kind of a like they are thumbing their noses at people who have bought ships...
Especially since they just had a ship sale where a lot of people bought a lot of ships. I myself bought 8 and the two fighters last week.

And now someone who waited just bit longer gets the new shuttle and for free?

Feels a bit like a slap in the face.
Well you got 20% off the ships, and people paying full price get a shuttle. Surely that would soften the slap in the face. And trust me, that shuttle if fun to have for all of 2 minutes. You activate it, say "yay" and then never use it again. you really got the better deal over anyone buying a ship full price just for the shuttle.
Lt. Commander
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# 27
05-27-2011, 09:04 PM
I admit to being very annoyed at this issue myself. I have been a lifer since beta as well, and have been snatching up every Fed ship that hits the C-store the week it is available (except the vulcan ship, I was not a huge fan and waited for the first sale after it was added)
I have even purchased the additional ship slots to have 1 of each of the high tier ships on my main toon.
Don't get me wrong, this is not a game stopper for me either, I have no intentions of letting this impact my game play. I do, however, think this will have an impact on my continued support through the C-store. There will be more sale shopping for me, and much less full price purchases.
Very disappointed at cryptic's response on this one.
Edit: just read the above posts about the workaround. Good to hear.
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# 28
05-27-2011, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Mav750k View Post
I admit to being very annoyed at this issue myself. I have been a lifer since beta as well, and have been snatching up every Fed ship that hits the C-store the week it is available (except the vulcan ship, I was not a huge fan and waited for the first sale after it was added)
I have even purchased the additional ship slots to have 1 of each of the high tier ships on my main toon.
Don't get me wrong, this is not a game stopper for me either, I have no intentions of letting this impact my game play. I do, however, think this will have an impact on my continued support through the C-store. There will be more sale shopping for me, and much less full price purchases.
Very disappointed at cryptic's response on this one.
Edit: just read the above posts about the workaround. Good to hear.
You can get the shuttle pet, as I have obtained it. All you need to do is get rid of a ship that you have gotten in the ship store, by decomissioning it at the shipyard, then go to the c-store and reclaim the ship you decomissioned and the shuttle pet will be there for you in special unlocks tab. It worked for me and several others here on the forums. Now I have the pet for all my toons, once you claim it for one toon it unlocks it for the rest on your account. Hope this helps.
Lt. Commander
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# 29
05-27-2011, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by trekdork View Post
Hey guys just logged in to the game and went to the shipyard, emptied a ship slot, claimed the perigrine fighter( which i purchased last week NOT today) and the del taco shuttle pet was available for me. found it in the post about the shuttle in the first section of the main forums and it works, woohoo....
That's a total slap in the face of everyone who had to pay full price for a new ship to get the del taco shuttle. And its a slap in my face because I actually had to drag myself to a Del Taco when the offer was live and buy food then was forced to eat it.



Naw, JK. Glad you got the ship.

But you see what people sound like when they start getting angry over nothing?
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# 30
05-27-2011, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Kingdox View Post
That's a total slap in the face of everyone who had to pay full price for a new ship to get the del taco shuttle. And its a slap in my face because I actually had to drag myself to a Del Taco when the offer was live and buy food then was forced to eat it.



Naw, JK. Glad you got the ship.

But you see what people sound like when they start getting angry over nothing?
Yes and no, have you seen those commercials about buying the newest greatest gadget only to have them immediately announce a new one?

Well that's how I felt about the whole situation, I generally buy things well after they come out(so that they are really cheap) to avoid that kind of thing.
With Cryptic i tend to think I'm supporting the company by buying things right away.. And I don't complain if I miss out on a sale, I even borrowed many for the 50% ship sale this one just bugged me...

Mostly because many like myself would have waited just a day or two more to purchase the fighters if we had known...


And your right I was probably being a bit dramatic, but i just felt a bit shafted when I've spent 40 plus dollars on ships and because I did not wait a few more days I did not get a pet. Call it sour grapes if you want but most companies try not to aggrivate people if they have a lot of repeat customers.
I guess I may have felt a bit entitled. Its kinda like if you've gone to the same bank for 20 years but they only give the special treatment to new customers.
You start feeling a bit used.

PS: And to the guy a page or two ago who said at least I got 20 percent off my ships. I did not , I got 50 percent off my ships since I bought them (except for the Teir 1 ships and the fighters) during the ship sale. You have no idea how happy I was.

P.S.S:
The work around did not work for me, and I cant seem to get my Refit nebula back... lol not my day.
P.S.S.S.: For some reason it worked when I gave a new character a Fighter, go figure.
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