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# 21
07-19-2012, 07:06 AM
I read today's patch notes today and was really annoyed that the old items were going away. I wanted the MACO BOFF but didn't have enough Lobi. Was going to buy some keys for the Tholian box to get one. But not now I guess.
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# 22
07-19-2012, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by amayakitsune View Post
Why are all the old items being retired from the lobi store? What point does this serve... just add new things to it... and keep the old...
I agree with the OG OP.
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# 23
07-19-2012, 08:47 AM
So my Whip / Shuttle Pet / Targ are now a bit rarer than they already were.
Spiffy.

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# 24
07-19-2012, 09:09 AM
Well, this was a remarkably stupid idea PWEtic. At least I got my Maco Boff in time before this happened...
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# 25
07-19-2012, 09:23 AM
I think the whip, Ferengi jacket, and shuttle could all get new life recolored as latinum rewards. (Let the old owners have their exclusivity.)

I'd release the jackets and skirts:

With silver metal patches. ("Assistant Manager's Ferengi Jacket.")

With neon piping. (Advertiser's Nanopulse Jacket. With a funny line in the description about how Quark Enterprises is not responsible for burn injuries.)

And then latinum hull textured shuttle as "Gold-pressed Latinum Plated Ferengi Shuttle" (CAUTION! May not be suitable for orbital re-entry.)

And then a Ferengi energy whip with a "gold pressed latinum plated handle."

(Yes, gold-pressed latinum plating would basically just be gold plating. Shhhhh.)

As for the MACO Boff, I'd simply look at introducing a second one. Same color scheme variant but with the shoulder and helmet geo from the version of the MACO gear that comes from STF optionals.

Might also be cool to see more missile launchers that are not part of the Ferengi set.
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# 26
07-19-2012, 09:45 AM
Just another way to degrade consumer confidence and piss us off

Another stabbing blow for the casual player / star trek fan

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# 27
07-19-2012, 09:59 AM
I am not a big fan of this decission either but luckily I read about this in the FAQ this morning so I could use my Lobi to buy the things I wanted before they were removed.

Actually I planned to wait and see about the prices of they new stuff but when I realised that there was only one Photonic Tactical BO in the Exchange I changed my idea and bought him from the store.
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# 28
07-19-2012, 10:15 AM
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Why are you guys posting on the forums when you should be throwing your wallets at the devs. Shame on you.
I work for a living so I have been unable to grind and play gated content fo obtail enough lobi crystals......to buy anything good
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# 29
07-19-2012, 10:16 AM
Honestly, I think you guys have it wrong. This is a smart idea on their part, for the MAJORITY of the populace.

Most people will feel that a "Limited Time Item" is very valuable, and thus go out of their way to get it, even if they have to pay Real World Money.

If an item is available ALL THE TIME, then people will be complacent, and won't go out of their way to get said item. Impulse Buys won't happen, since they'll assume the item will be there forever.

This is smart on Cryptic's part, or rather, should I say, PWE part.

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I work for a living so I have been unable to grind and play gated content fo obtail enough lobi crystals......to buy anything good
*Facepalm* You realize you could play for all of one hour, and get like... 10-15 lock boxes? Then you just have to throw real money at Cryptic to get the keys for them, for your Lobi Crystals. No grinding required at all.

Or, if you're really low on time, wait a few days, and go onto the Exchange. I'm sure it'll be flooded with Lock Box stacks of 10+, for 1 credit each.
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# 30
07-19-2012, 10:51 AM
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I work for a living so I have been unable to grind and play gated content fo obtail enough lobi crystals......to buy anything good
Well I guess you didn't miss out on anything since there was never a "lobi grind" The pittance we got from accolades wasn't enough to cover anything fancy from the lobi store. Good thing you work for a living and make money right?

If you don't make enough money to support online gaming purchases either A get out of the rapid food service industry, or B stop complaining about things you cannot afford.

They already made a concession for "low-income" players by making the game F2P. Everything else is just fluff for those of us that can afford it.

If I truly lacked empathy or a conscience I would not take time out of my day to help someone who had a less fortunate education than myself correct their gross misunderstanding of words in the English language.

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