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# 71
12-23-2011, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Roach View Post
I see you fail to live up to your fleets description in your signature.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Seriously

quoted for wisdom and most importantly HUMOR
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# 72
12-23-2011, 11:50 AM
Indeed


But to go back on topic, what would it hurt to try? (actual question) Would it be better to sweep all this under the rug for the new year, or perhaps set an example with this specific incident so as not to repeat it.
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# 73
12-23-2011, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by lilravegirl View Post
Just trying to lighten the mood, puddin...

I honestly see this whole situation as a few people trying to make a mountain out of an ant hill.
QFT - the only 'debacle' here is the amount of whining going on because some people:

- Are upset with an industry standard practice that has been a part of the on-line gaming industry from day one (IE The giving of items to selected media outlests to promote said game/item - and by 'selected' I mean theose teh company deems should receive one)

- Larck the reading comprehension skills to understand the following (taken from here (link)):

Quote:
  • Many of the Red Holiday Gifts will have a Blue Holiday Gift inside of them, which you can give to a friend or open up to get a nice item and some Holiday Collectibles.

  • An uncommon quantity will contain a 1-Hour Skill Point Boost good for one hour.

  • A small number will have a C-Store pet, such as a Horta, Gekli, Exocomp (for Federation characters) or Targ (for Klingon characters).

  • A few rare gifts will have a Holographic Tribble, which both Federation and Klingon officers can use. The Holographic Tribble creates temporary holographic duplicates of itself when petted, so that everyone on your team can gain a tribble bonus.

  • Some very rare gifts will have a mobile emitter for a Holographic Science Officer, an 8-hour skill point boost, or a booster pack of Duty Officers.
And ESPECIALLY the following:

Quote:
  • And if you’ve really earned Q’s favor, you have a chance to win a special new starship – one of the Captured Jem’Hadar Attack Ship that Starfleet and the Klingon Defense Force have been finding scattered across the quadrant. This attack ship is a fully-functional unique escort vessel that can be commanded by an admiral. Only a few will be found, and there is no other way to acquire them. Thus, you’ll never see more than a few of these ships in sector space, and having one is a special experience that not all admirals will experience.
^^^
If the above wasn't enough of an indicatrion of just how 'rare' this ship wooul;d be, and some players expected to get one with a couple of 'Winter Package' purchases; they have no one to blame but themselves.

Further, buy buying a ton of 'Winter Packages' all that's done is provide QUANTIFIABLE positive feedback (in terms of cashflow which is the type of feedback in business that trumps all other feedback in the end) that this 'grab bag' type item is a sure fire money maker, and just ensured the practice will continue. <--- THAT'S the real debacle here.
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# 74 Mix and match
12-24-2011, 01:16 AM
Christmas day is coming up and I'd say for 24 hours the ship should be available to everyone. If you already got one you can trade the new one for a veteran officer. That way people who spent mass cash can still get something "very rare" while people who do show up for the ship get theirs.

Because the ship is consumed on use, as time goes on they will be removed from player inventories to make room and will become very rare-er.

I really want one simply because it looks cool, I personally can't fly an escort and have never been able to survive more than a minute in a fire-fight so it's just a toy for me. Sooner or later a better-looking ship (or more effective for those who fly escorts) will be released and this one will be discharged.

Many players were upset that they had been encouraged to spend their currencies before conversion only to lose their shot at the veteran officers, this will get everyone who wants a ship or who wants their officer a shot at them.

I've been holding out hope that they will give something really good out on Christmas day to anyone who logs in. However unlikely, it's a nice thought that generosity still exists.
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# 75
12-25-2011, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Armsman View Post
QFT - the only 'debacle' here is the amount of whining going on because some people:

- Are upset with an industry standard practice that has been a part of the on-line gaming industry from day one (IE The giving of items to selected media outlests to promote said game/item - and by 'selected' I mean theose teh company deems should receive one)

- Larck the reading comprehension skills to understand the following (taken from here (link)):
[...]
From what i know the real debocle (for Cryptic's reputation at least) with C-Store ships took place around one year ago, when the T5 Excelsior retrofit has been released as an item obtainable exclusively through C-Store. And people saying: "if you do not like, then go" have contibuted to it as well.

That being said, my issue with C-Store lottery is its in-game advertizing: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...122514505.jpg/
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# 76
12-25-2011, 03:16 PM
Actually a better fix is for those who did the race 20 to 25 times, or bought $50 or more in boxes should get it. I would say $25 or more in boxes, but don't the high end VC1 ships currently cost that much and the ship is required to be more rare than that?
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