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# 11
08-10-2012, 11:57 AM
I like the shopping cart idea!

The stipend needs to be increased anytime the prices go up, as a cost of living raise. The increased percentage should always be comparable to the percentage of the increase, with immediate retro active increases since f2p and the zen mess.

This does not address the soaring prices for character unlocks, and ships. All ship prices need to dropped by about 30%, the rest of the item need to be decreased by 20%. It is one thing to have us buy thingg through micro transactions it is another to price gouge like big oil does while doing so.

Keep micro transactions out of the in game reward system of it truly is not a reward at all. If I want to buy it ensure it is in the c-store for a reasonable price and it will be purchased on the merits of the item.
Go back to account unlocks for subscribers period. We already pay to be here. Let silver members pay per character for unlocks, since they do not invest like some of us have into the black hole of sto.



Note 500zen is not even enough for a costume unlock, and before zen it was more than enough.

Thank you

Last edited by palpha2clearance; 08-10-2012 at 12:03 PM.
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# 12
08-10-2012, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by jnohd View Post
I really don't understand your line of replies... trolling, maybe?
Please note the difference between accusing you of being a troll, and asking if you are trolling in a state of confusion/frustration.

Honestly, the only accusation I would have thrown at this stage was "shill" (I'm not, just noting your rabid defense of the game as it stands) - and then only because you clearly have strong feelings about the game.

I too am dedicated to Cryptic and STO (but not PWE), do not assume my requests mean anything more than they do. Focusing this much on a conversation between loyalists keeps attention away from those posting destructive commentary and criticism.
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# 13
08-10-2012, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by palpha2clearance View Post
Note 500zen is not even enough for a costume unlock, and before zen it was more than enough.
As I said to you in your other thread, Stipends didn't start until December and the game went FTP in January. Prior to December everyone used real money to buy Uniforms.

So if you're talking about that 1 month between December and January when your bonus/free Stipend could get you a Uniform, then yes, you're right. Of course the other 30 months the game has been active it couldn't.
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# 14
08-10-2012, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by palpha2clearance View Post
The stipend needs to be increased anytime the prices go up, as a cost of living raise. The increased percentage should always be comparable to the percentage of the increase, with immediate retro active increases since f2p and the zen mess.

This does not address the soaring prices for character unlocks, and ships. All ship prices need to dropped by about 30%, the rest of the item need to be decreased by 20%. It is one thing to have us buy thingg through micro transactions it is another to price gouge like big oil does while doing so....

<snip>

Note 500zen is not even enough for a costume unlock, and before zen it was more thsn enough.
Thank you
I think this might be why I'm feeling like a % discount would be better than a stipend... if its equivalent (eg, based on the previous discussion's 1200 zen/month earning), then you would be looking at 500 out of 1200, about 41%... I doubt they would go that high however. (I've seen up to 30% for subscribers.) Where it pays off is when you purchase greater than 1200 worth of items (say, a 2000 zen ship), and see the price come down to 1,400 zen for subscribers. Admittedly, that's more zen earned/purchased, but its very close.

The advantage to the % is the value increases along with the cost.

The advantage for PWE becomes clear when F2P players look at a big-value item (like the Bortasq set) and decide to subscribe for a month just to get the discount, then buy the remaining Zen they need to get the set, and still save some money. ...or at least thats how it went for me with APB:R

[edited for bad maths]
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