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# 221 Whoot !!!!!!!
10-09-2012, 06:03 PM
About Time We Lifers Dont Have To Wait For Everything. Im At 700 Days And To Be Honest Im Damn Happy They Decided To Be Nice And Give Us Lifers This.

To You Haters Shut The Frick Up And Live With It. We Got What We Should Have Gotten All Along......


Thank You Cryptic !!!!!!!!!!!!
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# 222
10-09-2012, 06:07 PM
All this rage is pointless garbage. Talk of time and effort, "I earned my vet rewards" is baseless. You didn't earn the vet rewards, all you did was buy a lts, you were gonna get the vet rewards whether you played or not. You could have bought the lts pre-release, played a month, maxed a toon, then dropped the game. Come back 970 days later, bam all vet rewards "earned." I guess that person doesn't deserve these rewards either. Oh and the "this smells of PWE," sorry but this practice is common in MMO's. Rift, for example, gives you all the rewards up front based on how much time you have purchased, not played.

I'm almost a 900 day vet, been here since open beta, took a break, and came back to buy a LTS. This perk was requested by the community oh so long ago, and it even included gold members.
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# 223
10-09-2012, 06:08 PM
being a lifer with over 900 days of active subscription anyway this new deal isent that big a deal for me but I understand why some people might be upset over if. Not sure who would support this but imo I think that instead of getting access to all vet rewards, lifers should just get the vet rewards equivalent to lets say 500 days on top of what they already have. I think that would make a little more sense.
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# 224
10-09-2012, 06:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sehlatkitten01 View Post
About Time We Lifers Dont Have To Wait For Everything. Im At 700 Days And To Be Honest Im Damn Happy They Decided To Be Nice And Give Us Lifers This.

To You Haters Shut The Frick Up And Live With It. We Got What We Should Have Gotten All Along......


Thank You Cryptic !!!!!!!!!!!!
No you didnt. You wanted instant gratification. You are not getting what you or anyone else should have gotten all along..apparently people dont understand that being a veteran means something...im glad you been around for the 700 days...but apparently it doesnt phase you or a few others that this is a slap in the face to the people including you who have been around a set amount of time, to put up with cryptics constant excuses/delays/poor production, yet many of us continued to offer advice/suggestions and support in one for or another. That is the true meaning of being a veteran. to do it for 1k days was a milestone. And now its just here you go kids thanks for the extra 200 bucks and joining 3 days ago.
The veteran reward system has been in place in mmos for more than a decade and have never been treated so piss poorly in terms of reward or loyalty to the people who stuck it out.
This was the boldest and dumbest decision a company could have ever made..it will neither shut them down or keep them going.
I support f2p and the need to keep money incoming but this was not a good way to do it, not by a long shot. Id rather suffer another 2 years of lockbox messages than see veterans such as myself be walked all over in such a fashion as this.
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# 225
10-09-2012, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by bunansa View Post
Id rather suffer another 2 years of lockbox messages than see veterans such as myself be walked all over in such a fashion as this.
You aren't being walked over. You still get your rewards.

Only now the people who take the risk and fork over 200+ USD in a free2play game get the benefits of those who've subscribed for x-amount of time.


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# 226
10-09-2012, 06:21 PM
As many have said before me, I feel happy and cheated at this move. On one hand, we finally get an additional benefit to tag on to LTS. On the other hand, this does almost, if absolutely, nothing for a number of LTS.

Even if you eventually add additional vet awards 9which I seriously doubt you will), you tend to add them within a week or two of when the first LTS would already get them. So this perk really has no benefit to your original members. But than again, I believe you guys don't value your old-time members these days.

Hopefully word of this will spread and for-warn those in any future Cryptic games.
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# 227
10-09-2012, 06:26 PM
I made it as far as page 17 and skipped to the end. As I sort out my thoughts, I realize that STO does not continue on original veteran contributions alone. My 2010 investment was never about what the veteran reward list looked like. However, it has felt good to reach each milestone as Cryptic laid them in front of me.
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I feel like I ran a marathon only to find out everyone took a bus to the finish line.

This quote sums up my initial gut reaction fairly well. The more melodramatic responses have been trademarked in these forums years ago.

It was Cryptic, after all, who laid out the bread crumbs of veteran rewards to begin with. I'm not entirely opposed to the handing out of 100 to 1000 Day Veteran Rewards all at once now that those are set. However,
I would not have made the same decision that Cryptic has this week.

I would only have offered this new sale a month from now. And only offer the incentive to new LTM's through the duration of the sale period. In this way, veterans of 2+ years are still acknowledged. While acknowledging those impressed enough with the most current state of the game since F2P to invest in the here and now. I do comprehend that their interests are important, too.


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# 228
10-09-2012, 06:28 PM
Yay! I waited till my 'free' 30 days ended before buying the Lifetime Sub (@ full price, I might add! ), so I was always 30+ days behind people who went LTS in beta. Now, I get the goodies at the same time!
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# 229
10-09-2012, 06:28 PM
As a Pre-order LTSer, I support this decision.

I do however insist that the game start actually making preparations for rewards beyond 1000! And would it hurt to release them a tiny bit early?




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# 230
10-09-2012, 06:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cursix View Post
As many have said before me, I feel happy and cheated at this move. On one hand, we finally get an additional benefit to tag on to LTS. On the other hand, this does almost, if absolutely, nothing for a number of LTS.

Even if you eventually add additional vet awards 9which I seriously doubt you will), you tend to add them within a week or two of when the first LTS would already get them. So this perk really has no benefit to your original members. But than again, I believe you guys don't value your old-time members these days.

Hopefully word of this will spread and for-warn those in any future Cryptic games.
You know what? You GOT your perk already A LONG TIME ago. By taking the risk of purchasing Lifetime sub years back, you are now currently playing the game for free since quite a few months compared to the others like me who had paid Gold for months and now finally decide to buy Lifetime.

Actually, you are most fortunate. I should have gone Lifetime along time ago like you did and i woudl have saved lot of money like you did.

But even so, now i take the LTS and i am still very happy and i want to thank Cryptic for that!

Thank You Cryptic!
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