I bought 35 of the winter packages trying to get the ship, that's almost 45 real dollars. Anyone that spends that much money should be guaranteed the item that they were after. I've spent hundreds of dollars in the c-store, never before now have I felt cheated in this game. What they are doing by offering this ship as a potential reward is extortion.
What your getting is a tradable item which when opened will let you get the ship. So pretty much any rank can have the ship you just wont be able to requisition it till you hit Rear Admiral or Vice Admiral.
Originally Posted by Rhodes85
logically I would think that given the rank requirements it wouldn't make sense for it to be possible for a player to unlock the ship unless they were the appropriate rank.....at the very least thats how how I would code it if I was the one designing the system
And thats my only problem with this all. I know rare chance of getting the ship. But in no way should there be BLUE boxes in the CSTORE bought RED box. THAT IS A RIP OFF. Bought 6 boxes and all were opened to blue boxes. SUCH BS.
Extortion (also called shakedown, outwresting, and exaction) is a criminal offence which occurs when a person unlawfully obtains either money, property or services from a person(s), entity, or institution, through coercion.
and that's exactly how I feel we have been treated
So, what, is STO now Mafia Wars or something? Randon event crap (and mindless repetition) was one of the things that helpped Zynga very quickly wear out its welcome with me.
I blew my stipend on 4 red boxes because it wasn't "real" money, but not one red box stayed a red box after opening. Nor have I been able to do better than a green winning the race. I've got the rest of the month, and I'll keep trying, but my expectations are quite low.
What I want to know is if the randomness of it all screws me over the whole way through, and all I end up with is Mark X uncommon gear and vendor trash (six NEW CURRENCY items with no other use) that I can no longer redeem come January...
Is that it? Thank you for playing, now go **** off?
I at least want a damn academy scarf. Who knows if I'll even get the right items to trade in for it.
EDIT: In case you read too much power into the ****, allow me to tell you it started with a "P," continued to an "I" and capped off with a double "S." It was not the F-bomb.