I am so turned off on the PWE pay to play connotation, that when items hit the C-Store I do not get excited to even check it out anymore.
It is like poisoning the consumer confidence well. I already feel nickeled and dimed to death being a gold member in game.
My observation is that most of the subscriber base is starting to feel the same way, first raising the C- Store prices no thanks to Steven D'Angelo .
Then not raising the stipend by an equal percentage, and this all came right after we had assurance from Dan Stahl and Stormshade that
Prices would in fact go down and not be raised. Brandon their a lot of consumer confidence to earn back before I consider another C- Store purchase.
LTS and Gold Monthlies should have a non consumable Master Key for already paying to play. PWE does not get to double dip on those of us who
already pay to play. That is an unacceptable business practice. Paid in game unlocks (other than the
C- Store) should only be limited to F2P Subscribers only.
Funny you say that, I am feeling the same way, I did buy the carrier when it was release however play with it for just 5 minutes.
I did fall for the master keys when they first came out as I wanted 1 of the ships but after spending about $20 on those I have not spent anymore and will not again on the keys.
If there is something I want and it's in the C store I will spend the money but will not on any kind of "Chance" of getting something that i want.
Very over the way STO has turned out now. I was thinking last year was bad but its just got worst this year
really why should we pay for this is we bought the Atrox Carrier , should be given to the people who bought it just like the d'kyr and its shuttle , we did pay 2k points for the carrier and then the 60k+ dilitium for fighters that are not the week pathetic of the lot , so do some back peddling and give it to us and show all of us that its not about getting every penny you can out of us.
Aside from that, here's another Fed fighter. It's being introduced to capitalize on its association with the Atrox carrier. So, where's the c-store version of a KDF fighter that is associated with a c-store carrier? Orion marauders? Something, please. Look at the imbalance:
Klingons have one shuttle (Toron), one Captain's yacht (Chariot), and one fighter (To'Duj), while the Feds get 2 non-c-store shuttles (Runabout and Type 8), 4 C-Store shuttles (Delta, Yellowstone, Type-F, and Type 10), the Captain's yacht, and 2 fighters (Stalker and Peregrine). (Yes, i'm ignoring the Vulcan shuttle that is part of a ship purchase)
Can't see anything in the blog that confirms that the Thoron console is transferrable.
If it were not transferrable, the following line would be nonsensical:
From the Blog (and Stalker Description in the C-Store):
All equipment that comes with the Stalker Stealth Fighter can only be used on other small craft.
Compare to a similar line in the Long Range Science Vessel Retrofit descrption:
From the LRSV-R Description in the C-Store:
The Ablative Generator may be equipped in any console slot on the Long Range Science Vessel Retrofit.
By saying the Stalker fighter equipment "can only be used on other small craft," they are saying it is not exclusive to the Stalker, unlike the Ablative Generator for the LRSV-R which which we are told is able to slotted in any console slot on the LRSV-R, but does not indicate it can be moved to another ship, which it cannot be. Thus, that is the confirmation of which he spoke.
Of course, if you want to get picky, techncally saying it can "only be used in other small craft," could lead one to the conclusion that it cannot even use its own equipment, but I somehow suspect they want us to assume that is not the case.