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# 21
05-31-2012, 07:24 PM
Was wondering if anyone has the stats for this fighter as a lvl 50, don't want to buy it if it has lower stats then the Delta flyer. (Which I'd beable to find if the bugger was in the requisationable in game)
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# 22
05-31-2012, 07:30 PM
As a lifetime subscriber since release, I have to take exception to the notion that this fighter should have been free to subscribers or that it is nickle and diming us. I hate the notion of a cash shop in games, I left LotRO and a lifetime subscription there when they converted to Free-to-play and added a cash shop. I would not have subscribed here if I had realized when I made that decision that there already was a C-Store in this game. I would much rather everything in game be earned in game and only through game play.

That said, despite my lack of research before I subscribed, the C-Store was in the game from the beginning, and there has always been stuff you had to buy with C-Points if you wanted it. Likewise, as a subscriber, you get a monthly stipend of C-Points. Now, I agree it is a paltry amount, but in this case, it happens to be exactly the amount needed to purchase this fighter for free (at least as a lifetime subscriber, that is the amount I get). That means that it is not that Lifetime subscribers cannot get this for free. It means that you just cannot get this and something else for a single month's stipend.

Likewise, while you cannot earn C-Points in game and the C-Store does not accept in-game currencies, you can earn dilithium in the game, and it is possible to exchange dilithium for C-Points, so technically, you can still get anything in the C-Store by earning it through game play.

Are the prices ridiculously high for most things? Yes. Do they require C-Points for far too many things (e.g., more inventory, more bridge officers, etc.)? Yes. Is the stipend too low considering those things? Of course.

However, you cannot really say that they are nickle and diming you in this case since you can get this particular item with a single monthly stipend or you can earn enough dilithium to exchange for C-Points and get it through just game play. In other words, you only have to pay for it if you are unwilling to wait or to budget your spending.

Again, this is coming from someone who quit LotRO because they added a cash shop long after the game went live and who will not even consider Diablo III because they planned a cash exchange auction house. Thus, I am not defending the practice of a cash shop. But this game was designed with a C-Store from the start. It did not get added after they went free to play. As such, it is part of the game, and it is not like you have to spend cash to get anything in there.
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# 23 :(
05-31-2012, 08:00 PM
This is getting sad for me. I wish there were more mission releases and less item releases. I don't feel like buying anything from the C-Store since I have no compelling reason to use it. I've replayed missions in this game more times than most quests in WoW even though I have played WoW longer.

I get Cryptic needs to make money but I'd like to have fun with NEW content. Cryptic needs cash, I'm here to be entertained in a Star Trek setting. I would love to spend $50 on a new expansion or something like that but with STO being free to play I know that will never happen.

Anyway, it is what it is and for me this perception has kept me from logging on recently. I look forward to new missions from Cryptic... Please. :-)
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# 24
05-31-2012, 08:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Focslain View Post
Was wondering if anyone has the stats for this fighter as a lvl 50, don't want to buy it if it has lower stats then the Delta flyer. (Which I'd beable to find if the bugger was in the requisationable in game)
The stats are right in the blog. :p

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cerender View Post
This is getting sad for me. I wish there were more mission releases and less item releases. I don't feel like buying anything from the C-Store since I have no compelling reason to use it. I've replayed missions in this game more times than most quests in WoW even though I have played WoW longer.

I get Cryptic needs to make money but I'd like to have fun with NEW content. Cryptic needs cash, I'm here to be entertained in a Star Trek setting. I would love to spend $50 on a new expansion or something like that but with STO being free to play I know that will never happen.

Anyway, it is what it is and for me this perception has kept me from logging on recently. I look forward to new missions from Cryptic... Please. :-)
What about the Foundry?
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# 25
05-31-2012, 08:03 PM
It shoulda gotten the anti-proton sweep, and the hardpoints need work, but its a blast to fly.
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# 26
05-31-2012, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Amalin
Still waitin on the new escort...
Me too, I'll be all over it
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# 27
05-31-2012, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by ThePsycoticVulcan

What about the Foundry?
I've played a few Foundry missions and I know from STOked that there are plenty of good ones out there.

But... :-)

That is what I meant with "from Cryptic" in my post. I want to see more of the "official" story. Experience more of the vision of where the prime timeline is headed. A foundry episode, no matter how well written, will never be more than a dream to my character. It can't be official.

I have not looked at the foundry tab in awhile and I think there have been changes. When I did do missions though I spent more time trying to figure out what to play then playing.

Cryptic missions though would have a progression and a path for me to follow. If Cryptic had been able to keep up with weekly Saturday releases and then a 2 or 3 week break in-between features that would have been perfect for me.
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# 28
05-31-2012, 08:24 PM
Sweet another ship so I can replay the same content over and over. This game never gets old.
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# 29
05-31-2012, 10:40 PM
Not that big of a thing, cause I might have just missed it, but as a fighter, shouldn't it have cannon: rapid fire I?
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# 30 No rapid fire
06-01-2012, 02:57 AM
No, you didn't miss it.

I checked thoroughly for this skill the moment I installed my dual cannons and it's strangely absent!

Therefore, Peregrine trumps Stalker!
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