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# 41
08-08-2012, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by thorodal View Post
You KNOW that Yumene will donate all the 200k dill herself if she has to
Sounds good to me, I'm not putting dilithium into an planned infestation of ecological hazards. Now, if we were talking a big pile of Tribble of Borgs...that would be another matter.

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# 42
08-08-2012, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by corgatag View Post
Prior to this Dilithium sink, every time a new C-store item was introduced, the Dilithium Exchange would shift in favor of C-points by about 25% in the short term and 10% in the long term.
In order for you to quickly buy zen points, you have to use physical currency. When you go to exchange zen points for dilithium, the exchange value should be incredibility higher. Perfect World/Cryptic is in the business of making money, correct? If everyone bought zen points with dilithium, without anyone buying them with physical money, where is the physical revenue coming from?

What I would suggest:
(1) Allow zen points buyers to exchange 100 zen points for 1,000,000 dilithium.
(2) Remove the ability to buy zen points with dilithium; thus, force everyone to use physical money to buy points. If you do not do it this way, you lose more physical revenue in the long run. As a result of more people investing physical cash, the price of c-store items will begin to fall.
(3) Reward Free to Play zen points buyers (and subscribers) for their patronage.

Encourage people to buy zen points (Free to Play & Subscribers) with cash by given them exclusive perks.

Last edited by linyive; 08-08-2012 at 01:56 PM.
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# 43
08-08-2012, 01:57 PM
Can we get a 200,000 Dilithium project that rewards 100 Fleet Marks?
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# 44
08-08-2012, 02:06 PM
At least we now know why there are cannibal tribbles in the game

And I just dumped one that I got
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# 45
08-08-2012, 02:15 PM
I got all excited about the new blog...and then I realized it's about some dilithium sucking nonsense instead of being about the Regent classes stats...
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# 46
08-08-2012, 02:29 PM
My two Fleets are definitely opting out of this one. Because the last two seemed very lackluster given the 200k Dilithum cost.

The First one - Blast Shutters. No function to open or close them.

The Second - Decorations. Two pillars that do nothing and a couple of house plants.

Now Tribbles and Targs, where Targs are added to the existing wandering npcs.



Really, I just wish they just cut these offers and just let us decorate the base how we want them. Not how Perfect World wants them.
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# 47
08-08-2012, 02:40 PM
Wow really, 200k Dilithium for this!! That means 200,000/202 = 990 zen or $9.90.

Someone has really lost touch with reality if this is really the case. Now the Targs on the Klink side might be nice, but a few piles of tribbles scattered about is not worth $9.90. This would be worth it for 50k dilithium.
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# 48
08-08-2012, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by linyive View Post
In order for you to quickly buy zen points, you have to use physical currency. When you go to exchange zen points for dilithium, the exchange value should be incredibility higher. Perfect World/Cryptic is in the business of making money, correct? If everyone bought zen points with dilithium, without anyone buying them with physical money, where is the physical revenue coming from?

What I would suggest:
(1) Allow zen points buyers to exchange 100 zen points for 1,000,000 dilithium.
(2) Remove the ability to buy zen points with dilithium; thus, force everyone to use physical money to buy points. If you do not do it this way, you lose more physical revenue in the long run. As a result of more people investing physical cash, the price of c-store items will begin to fall.
(3) Reward Free to Play zen points buyers (and subscribers) for their patronage.

Encourage people to buy zen points (Free to Play & Subscribers) with cash by given them exclusive perks.
Actually the exchange as it is is the best way to increase the revenue. It allows F2P to keep playing since they are able to have some sort of goal in game (and they might pay a small amount of money to achieve it by the way), and in return, they give people who don't want to farm what they want for real money. 1 Zen for 200 dil is a good way to increase the revenue, by the way, the lower the exchange rate goes, the more zen you'll need to buy what you want. Cryptic is just controling the exchange so that it remains interesting to buy zen for dil at the moment. That's why it's stucked at 1/202.

This is why most of the stuff you can buy from the c-stoire is now tradeable for ECs in game. Same mechanics, it increases the revenue. And that's good for everyone, those who play the game smartly can still play it without spending as much money as those who just buy everything, and everyone is happy with that.
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# 49
08-08-2012, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by commodoreshrvk View Post
Wow really, 200k Dilithium for this!! That means 200,000/202 = 990 zen or $9.90.

Someone has really lost touch with reality if this is really the case. Now the Targs on the Klink side might be nice, but a few piles of tribbles scattered about is not worth $9.90. This would be worth it for 50k dilithium.
They have not stated how much it will cost; plus it's a Fleet feature meaning it should be payed for by the entire Fleet. 200,000 Dilithium divided by 10 members is only 20,000 each. $0.99 cents per member, assuming they want to pay for it.
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# 50
08-08-2012, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by suaveks View Post
I mean, a bunch of Targs and an NPC with tribbles next to him. Both useless. As someone said, those tribbles should be made of latinum for such price.
Except that Latinum (particularly of the Gold-Pressed variety) is all but worthless in STO...

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Would it be possible to get full details of these special projects in advance of said project going live? Costs, benefits (if any) etc. etc.
Yes, please! Based on what I see here I don't want it, unless it is like 5000 Dil (or less). A tiny pile of tribbles and an NPC are not worth much, and it obviously didn't require much in the way of design time as targs are in the game already, as are tribbles, and as for the NPC, what is that, like 20 minutes in the character creator max?

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Now, if we were talking a big pile of Tribble of Borgs...that would be another matter.
Or maybe Exocomps and Sehlat Cubs
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