i like being outspoken now and then but this a temp as i think u said or someone said in the pvp section on this ship about the new currency system will fix this problem but idk for sure. Someone once said people who rre;ay op skillz are no more than fools as opvp will taken the advantage like consuls and broken skillz away(played one opvp but looking for more team based opvp).. i never have done any fleet action to see this problem. Cryptic needs to update the npc's ai to allow more skill usage.
People need to realize...your sub goes to server upkeep, patches, etc. Most games would be putting out extra expansion packs that you'd have to buy to get the extra content, so you'd have to pay $40 for an expansion, even if you only wanted one item for it.
The C-Store removes expansion-added content and instead gives the ability to buy individual items. So if the game needs extra finances to be able to keep producing new ships, etc., that money for dev time needs to come from somewhere, and thus, the C-Store is the best viable option, leaving subs able to pay for the server upkeep, extra hardware to handle the load, the time spent hunting and fixing patches, and creating new missions and feature episodes.
So if you don't want to buy from the C-Store, don't. But your sub doesn't entitle you to everything free, or you'd never have to pay for an MMO expansion either. Without the C-Store, we may not even have had the new ships, costumes, etc. The fact that they're working on additional ways in the future to get the items in-game is great, but oh, guess what, that takes money too, that they need to keep earning.
So I'd rather keep supporting Cryptic via C-Store and extra content, than not have the extra content at all.
Maybe once they start charging you for Feature Missions, to unlock the Duty Officer system, etc, then you can complain. But for crap that's not game-breaking(and it's not, no matter how much some want to cry that it is), you either buy it, or you can ignore it. And obviously, there's a market for it, because I've already seen a number of posts mentioning its purchase and people being happy with it.
And if buying from the C-Store brings us more new stuff, awesome. More new stuff is always good.
Well, the thing is this...there are 15+ more ships coming. And when they do, they might just follow the same "break boff convention" layouts. So what happens to those that want to compete for top spot in fleet actions/pvp, they have to pay for an edge now.
Not neccacrily. sure you get an upgrade on the rank of your science positions but other than that and the consol(which doesnt work as well as Cryptic claims) there really isnt any difference between it and the other tier 2 ships. It comes with same weapons and shields etc. so there isnt much of an advantage. You still need to eitehr buy or loot weps better than mk 2 and the shields arent any better than what they could be on a tier 1 ship.