This is my reasonable person opinion: (I buy things from the C-Store all the time, but this made me slam on the brakes and say "expletive" no)
ONE OF EACH SHIP? that is crazy stupid this was supposed to be one amazing ship all of this should of put on one ship with all abilities, I am so disappointed on the final product? OMG its not the price it is ideal you make a one superior Flagship and give it all these abilities and slots, you do not sell 3 different ships with slight variations of each other that is not reasonable. I am sorry I just feel that is ridiculous and I can not get on board with this new ship (S) that I WAS planning on purchasing.
This should of been one epic futuristic Flagship with all these amazing console/ device slots and features with all universal Commander BOFF slots with all of the career ship power perks and ship career features (saucer separation, support craft and worker bees) at the same price as a Tier 5 C-Store Ship.
This Ship Class should have been 1 ship not 3, with 6 forward and 6 rear weapons slots, 6 Universal Commander BOFF Slots, all career specific power level perks, 10 console slots, 6 device slots and all 3 career specific consoles.
We need to get a custom bridge creator for free, with free slots. This was also a huge bridge disappointment visually. (sorry Captain Logan I generally love your work)
New Flagship Bridge needs CON, HELM on the Command platform, also the Tactical
Station should be added behind the command seating allowing two BOFFs to work the station one on each side. The two support Command seating has no computer terminals to access, Without these key canon features it has no business being a "Enterprise" Bridge. For the over pricing of ships the bridge should be able to be used with all ships and include a additional ship slot for each of these ships included for free.
The C-Store Stipend need to be increased by an equal percentage for the price jump (or a discount for gold membership to offset the price jump and let F2P players pay the increase) that Steven D'Angelo made after Dan Stahl departed. Just previous to Stahl's departure both Dan and Stormshade said the prices were gonna go down, then D'Angelo raised the prices. My observation is the price of these ships is highway robbery and nickel and diming to death. When I see prices like this it seems as if the C-Store stipend is a back hand drop in the bucket. A question to consider does Star Fleet gouge it's Captains like Big Oil and gasoline retailers do the American gasoline consumer?
i guess what I mean is that we suck at NOT BUYING the overpriced crap enough for them to change their prices.
people: these prices are ridiculous. STOP BUYING THIS STUFF. Ships shouldn't cost more than $10. Act like it.
This is why I lobbied so hard not to go F2P, Cryptic said it would not happen this way, we would get a stipend and the prices would go down, but they went up and our stipend did not, I called it. I understand the this outrage and can not really disagree. On the $10 price i totally agree.
Smoking is a habit not a hobby, lol. Deluxe expansion came with 3, and a bunch of other things, and content for 49.99 which where account wide. The unique mounts also go on sale all the time. I've never paid more than $15 for a mount and there is no real need or benefit to buy a mount in lotro. lotro also allows you to get points in game without the need of someone to buy those points in order to make them available to other players in game.
In STO there are real advantages with the ships in the C-Store. There has not been any discounts in C-Store since F2P.
And there's no real need to buy a cstore ship either. You can be competitive in the entire game without a single cstore item, but i'm sure you'll ignore these facts as well. It really boils down to others getting what you want but won't pay for, doesn't it?
Chewing tobacco that has all those nasty chemicals in it is a addictive habit, smoking cigerettes with all those nasty chemicals in it is a addictive habit. Smoking all natural, imported cigars, with NO floor cleaner or imbalming fluid added is a hobby. Unless you think having a glass of wine with your nightly meal is a habit as well? So many alcoholics in the world...
As far as discounts, what's your definition? There was a zen sale, you got 10% more cp for your dollar. It's like a 10% off everything sale isn't it?
You want to be against this pricing? Fine, be agaist it. You don't want to buy these ships? Fine, don't buy them. But you're making assumptions that are specious at best and passing them off as facts.
I will not buy any of the bundles, they are not value for money. Each variant has the same skin and same bridge. The only difference is the console arangement, special console and the science varriants sensor analysis. There are also some animation bugs with the BortaSqu' with the Bird of Prey, which need fixing.
If each variant had its own skin/ship parts and bridge layouts. So players could then customize the look and feel of their ships. Then we would be getting more bang for our buck. Plus when are Cryptic going to have a sale, seems a while since we had one.
Giving up on STO and its Klingon content Soon(tm). I will still lurk around the forums, hoping things will change for the better.
I have gone back to playing TOR, awaiting the major content update patch 1.2. Just that the space combat sucks and theres no space pvp. Time to dig out Bridge Commander, Klingon Academy and the X-Wing Collection.
Tried both on Tribble, low turn rates are a very big turn off for me, but my Fed flies an Defiant Retrofit, and my Klingon flies a B'rel Retrofit so I'm used to a very quick turn rate. I know what I like and the new ships 'aint it! The main problem I have with the Oddey is that with all 3 consoles installed you can only use one pet at a time, either the saucer separation or the Aquarius Escort, the only thing good (for me) to come out of this is the new escort and bird of prey, Love both of them and really want to fly them! GIVE ME THEM NOW! THEN TAKE MY MONEY!
I bought the Odyssey package, and it's fantastic for my engineer. I still love my other ships, but having another choice to explore is always welcome. I may get the BortasQ later but for now my 3 KDF officers have quite satisfactory toys.