I got the 1 Bill EC extension, 2 bank expensions, oh the Tactical oddy for my engineering character, it wasnt on sale but i did get the extra C points. Was very happy with that ship until they broke it with the batch. Nothing else on the C-Store i wanted, so for me it was a good little haul.
(Before people wonder why i didnt buy the oddy pack, because i only wanted the Tactical one which fits in nicely with my Dreadnought and the Sao Paulo)
I've been intending to max out my dilithium income by making sure I played as much as I could with every character, but unfortunately haven't had the time to play as much as I wanted. I've needed VA ships for several characters that weren't cruisers. (I've owned the Excelsior and Dreadnought for over a year but the F2P switch caught me mid-emblem grind and changed everything into dilithium, at which time I was taking a break from playing - which turned out to be a good thing!)
So I'm struggling to get my ships and fretting over rising C-Points costs in dilithium, when I get an email from BestBuy saying I have only 2 weeks left (of 3 months) to claim a free $10 reward certificate. I couldn't find anything else so I bought a $25 PW card for $15. That's 2000 C-points, for those not math-inclined. Then, one week later, they announce the 20% off sale.
Woohoo, I say. But then I realize 2000 points won't get me 2 ships, and I have to choose between science and tactical career officers.
While trying to decide, I figured I'd sleep on it... and the next day, they announced the 15% bonus Zen deal. So, I bought another $25 worth and got the bonus.
That means I got 4300 C-points for $35 (which normally would give 2800). Added to that I had 3.5 months stipend saved.
Thanks to that, I was able to buy:
Multi-Vector Advanced Escort
Long-range Sci Retrofit
Borg BOff for 1 Character
25 DOff slots for each of 6 chars
After that I had 256 points left, which I topped up to 320 with a dilithium sale and bought the Yellowstone Runabout (the engine is nice for my Capt. yacht).
Lots of people were complaining about the timing and lack of advance warning for the sales, but I've been waiting patiently for one to happen again and it couldn't have worked out better for me. I bought everything I've wanted and still have 99% of my dilithium saved up for next time, when I might buy the Odyssey pack. It's just a shame I wasn't more patient when I bought the DS9 bundle 2 days after it arrived, but those DOffs have been well-used so I can't complain too much.
I got Christmas at Easter!
(BTW, the emblem thing was good because while emblems unlocked a ship for ONE character, dilithium/C-points unlock it for ALL of them, so I don't have to only grind one career to get another ship option.)
Been waiting for a while for the sale, so finally got my DS9 bundle and the Obligatory Tactical Escort and Sao Paulo to equip it on. With a few points I had left over I got the remainder of the LTC ships I didnt already have.
Thinking now everything else I buy will come from Stipend purely because all the ships I may have considered nice appear to be inbound via lockbox which I will not ever touch. Again I am sad that no kdf ships were bought as all my KDF are LG and I dont think I will be leveling another there for some time.
And for the something nice on the boards: Thank you Cryptic for the sale, it was most appreciated as I thought they were a thing of the past with lock boxes.
Good Lord John Bair that's a lot of ship for one buy
None for Klingon? You should be ashamed :p
I'm a matter of days from my 600-day Vet reward, so my lone Klink will have his VA ship soon enough. Hard to justify depriving 2 or more Fed officers a choice of ship for my solo Klingon LTG, who is quite happy pew-pew-pewing in his Bird of Prey. The BoP thing is what made me want a cloaked Defiant in the first place. Shame it's not a battle cloak...
I did the math after I posted and realized I spent 2800 points worth of real money and ended up with 7000 points worth of virtual "stuff". It made me smile.