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Keep your answers brief please.

1. Is it good for the game or bad for the game?

2. Please briefly explain your answer to #1

3. Why do you think events are being gated?



My answers:

1. Bad

2. Because with a busy personal life I cannot be online when these events are on and therefore cannot play them. There is little end game content and what new content is released is gated meaning I cannot play it. Conclusion would be that in time I probably will just get bored and move to another game.

3. Lack of general content so they keep you waiting to play it hence they are buying time as they try to develop new content whilst all the time being instructed by PW to create more lock boxes to make more $
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# 2
05-05-2012, 04:08 AM
May I have a "Horrid" option, please?
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# 3
05-05-2012, 04:20 AM
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Originally Posted by TFR_MACO_Specialist
Keep your answers brief please.

1. Is it good for the game or bad for the game?

2. Please briefly explain your answer to #1

3. Why do you think events are being gated?
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1. Bad

2. Gives a feeling that the game is playing you instead of the other way around .
That , and I (or my STO friends) are not always online to play at the same specific time together .
This has turned me away permanently from Defara (and I love ground combat) , and I have occasionally managed to play the Vault .

3. I see two reasons for time gated content :
- They don't want us to burn out on the content like we did with the Borg Space invasions for example .
- They want to slowly fill out their ingame "calendar" with events such as this .
Sadly they once again move too slowly with actually adding the content that they want , and have angered the playerbase by putting half of the new content they created behind time gates (after a year of not new playable content) .
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# 4
05-05-2012, 07:50 AM
1. Is it good for the game or bad for the game?

For the game as a whole, I'm not sure.

For me as a player, it's bad.



2. Please briefly explain your answer to #1

Its bad for me because I have a life, and I play MMOs to relax.

I have a DVR so I can watch my TV shows when I want, why would I want to go backwards and have to be on at specific times to play a video game?


If the Vault is any indication of the future of time gating all kinds of content to artificially make it feel special and rare - then I can safely say that I will be moving on from this game.

Especially if the ever decide to time gate something like STFs. That would be the of my time in STO.



3. Why do you think events are being gated?

I think Cryptic is attempting to make events feel special and artificially create demand.

I suppose that works for the kiddies who have endless hours per day to play, but I have a job and a life and I'm not going to let a schedule in a video game determine where my entertainment hours go.


On top of this, there isn't enough to do in this game right now, artificially limiting the things there are to do in a game with such low content is a really mind boggling decision.
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# 5
05-05-2012, 08:02 AM
I'd prefer the vault to instead of being 1 random hour every day, to just being able to complete it once per day. With maybe a bonus run time that gives extra rewards, not only run now time.

Yes Complete. I've been on some teams where a couple of people drop or nobody seems to know what to do. Infact it's getting to the point that if I don't get any answers at all in the one minute planning phase I quit.

Events are good for games like this IMO, but they should be Friday to Monday so everyone gets a chance to do it.
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# 6
05-05-2012, 08:02 AM
I'd like to add "Insanely stupid dumb and retarded" please?
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# 7
05-05-2012, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by anazonda View Post
I'd like to add "Insanely stupid dumb and retarded" please?
I am forced to agree with my esteemed colleage...
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# 8
05-05-2012, 08:40 AM
Bad, I'm fine with have time gated bonus sessions, but have the events open all the time. Have double rewards in the gated spots.

If things worked like red alerts then I'm fine with that, but not the once or twice a day only at a certain time way.
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# 9 keep em coming
05-05-2012, 08:58 AM
OK 8 opinions so far, none in favour, need more though so keep writing in. Would particularly like to hear from someone who thinks they are a good idea and why.
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# 10
05-05-2012, 09:58 AM
1: Bad

2: As stated by much more respectable persons above, I have other commitments, and a life outside of this game. As was already stated, if even one more of these little scams occurs, I will be done with STO and Cryptic.

3:We are not stupid. The event was gated to engender a perception of scarcity. It not only failed, but has dug Cryptic yet another hole.
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