1k veteran reward in less than 24hrs of it being unveiled becomes a 1 day veteran reward.
it's a huge insult to any one that is a lifer of any kind or any gold members out there. you clearly have no respect for the players that are lifers or gold members.
so we only got these ships so they could be used as a lifer sales gimmick???
if i had monthly sub i would cancel. however i'm a life and i paid as soon as i could and it was a gamble.
saturday should be when i hit 1k, it now don't feel like it should be special. it feels worthless......
Meh, I can deal with it. I think it means I get the Vet rewards like 30 days sooner, and if it brings in cash to Cryptic by selling more LTS that's good for me because it keeps the game afloat with more revenue.
I just hope they keep adding perks to the LTS like they did with the account bank and such.
I am not Lifer and i think its a great offer to new People subscribing - because one thing is for sure, its not really feasible for a new subscriber to wait 1000 days (or even more in the feature) for the rewards. think what will be in 3 years. maybe we have tier 8 ships by then, all ships rewards until now would be useless. the system needs a "reset" once in a while.
but on the other hand this is a really really bad blow to all people who respected and supported the game for so long. there has to be something special for them, too hope cryptic listens and nas an ace up their sleeves...
It's not often that I voice my displeasure in relation to the game, but on this occasion, I feel compelled to.
The veteran reward program was supposed to be a way to give something back to the customers who have been loyal to the game, through good times and bad... and we all know that many if the vets stuck around through a lot of the game's more difficult periods.
Instead, the appreciation reward has turned into a very expensive ship. Considering that the lockboxes have demonstrated that people will throw down hundreds, if not thousands of dollars for the chance of winning the latest and greatest ship to come out, you can bank on people throwing down a few hundred bucks for the guarantee of getting this one.
From a business and marketing perspective, this makes a lot of sense. The money is going to be flowing in hand over fist, but my feeling is that it's a really disrespectful decision. Of course, money making and ethics rarely go hand in hand, but I can't help but be disappointed all the same.
I don't hit my 1000 days for several months yet, and in a way, I'm thrilled that I'll get the new ship quickly... on the other and more legitimate side... I don't feel that this is right.
Surely the game is doing well enough that the studio wouldn't have to resort to this sort of tactic? I'm genuinely disappointed... and on the heels of such an awesome announcement of appreciation for the veteran players, that had the entire community happy.
See, I dont think you get it. Perfect World cares very little if you are loyal to the game or not. The only thing they do care about is that you spend money on the game. Their Business plan is centered on getting players to spend as much money as they can before they move on to another game.
To me this says the Perfect world does not plan for this game to be around for another 1000 days to make the vet rewards worth it as they are. So they are selling everything thing they can to squeeze as much money out of the players before Neverwinter opens and starts a new revenue stream from that.
Some people dont seem to get why the OLD LTSers are upset, we waited 1000 days for this ship, than when it comes out BAM ever LTS old and the people that buy the LTS tomorrow will have this ship..
So the OLD LTSers have all rights to be angry. I would love to see FOR OLD LTSERS ONLY an ingame title and forum title to show they are the real "vet's" of the game that stick to this game trough all the time.
I was happy when i saw the ship, Now im not sure to feel angry or happy with this crappy change!
Talking to my self, asking stuff to my self, definitely not understanding my self. Such is the life of an overworked Starfleet admiral.