Oh, and before I go, we plan to re-instate the free starship token at the Lt Commander and Commander rank for all players. We plan to continue the discount token for Silver players at the Captain and Rear Admiral rank, while Gold players will get the free starship at those ranks (if they are a subscriber at the time of rank-up). We do not plan to have any free starship at the Vice Admiral rank.
Alright, community, this is progress, Cryptic still is having the Excelsior and Nebula classes going into the C-store, and no comments about C-store prices at all. But still this is a victory.
Keep pushing community, keep getting the word out, and keep doing what you're doing, and we will hopefully get it all back.
so effectively we (we as in Subs and LTA) lost two Tier 3 ships to the C-Store and the Tier 5 / VA1 Retrofit Token.
No, they can't be just happy that we only get ONE OF THREE Retrofits at endgame, and if we want all 3
which maybe even is going to be a viable option with the Skilltree Revamp (soon TM)... we might even buy all 3 anyway.
Now if we make new ALTs we run into the Endgame C-Store wall and have to buy them all 3 anyway.
the dilithium thing i would have maybe accepted as "the new plan"...
if there was enough dilthium going around and Merits actually converted to dilithium instead of being "phased out".
but "everything stays the same, you just have to pay for the Endgame Ship on your next char"...
that is still loosing important stuff.
Not a WIN.
I'd even go so far to say that this was the plan all along, and they only told us now.
Also no Ships for Dilithium is a big FAIL for the whole dilithium / c-point exchange economy.