Is it time for one? I donít know ******** but I do know they have done it since I have seen it on store shelves. Well does STO need one? If it was the only way to get that Romulan faction that some want in game. Would you pay $19.95 or $25. Bla Bla we need this first or whatever. Leave that out of this thread. Just a straight answer do you think if they add something as large as factions in game should they not charge for a expansion.
I think so... It it means a more complete expansion with real time and money going into it. I think that was a big big mistake with the Klingons. The fed side was not even really ready for live when the game came out. I think the klingons should of been ignored and all eyes on the Feds. Once live and some improvments... 6-9 months later a complete $25 Klingon expansion on par with the feds. "If it works and brings in money do again in 12 months or shorter with a another faction. Take your time spend some money making it and then charge eXtra for it.
it a free 2 play game it's a bad idea to have people pay for expansions. let alone in game content.
F2P games have to make money still.
Selling expansions, whether in the form of a major expansion or in the form of smaller content expansions...as such, is not a bad idea. It's actually a common idea.
As for Cryptic and STO though, they'd have to hire a bunch of folks to do anything like that... and then unless they were planning to do it consistently, they'd have to fire a bunch of folks after doing it. Unless they just contracted them for particular jobs...