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# 111
11-29-2012, 09:40 PM
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I think you just answered your own question there. Why? Because profit.

There's a reason the Lobi Crystal Consortium is run by Ferengi, you know.
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# 112
11-29-2012, 09:43 PM
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The Korath uniform is nice and original. The Wells uniform is the same as the other standard uniforms in the game. It doesn't have the same impact, but its due to the fact that creating a 29th Century uniform with more impact would cause another thing for the canonists to complain about.
I could care less about the nerds that go "omg it's not canon". It's simple: IF IT'S PUT IN THE C-STORE AND NOT CANON, DON'T BUY THE DAMN THING. Nobody is forcing the "canonists" to purchase non canon items and if that is the reason why certain things are put in the Lobi Store, it screws those who care more about enjoying the game then whether or not something is "canon".

Canonists should be classified as a political party. They share the same "our way or the highway" ideology.

Edit: If I misunderstood what you were getting at then disregard my response.
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# 113
11-29-2012, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by lordhavelock View Post
Rejoice?!? I have to spend 200 Lobi Crystals to unlock the uniform on each of my characters? That's awfully expensive!

What's the cheapest way to even get Lobi?

There's a link in the OP...
there is only one way as to get Lobi, that is to open lock boxes... So you have two choices.

A. Buy keys from the Z-Store (buy in packs of ten, they will save you a little zen)

or

B. Buy Keys from the exchange, last time I checked you can get them for a little under 2mil EC.

there is always the off chance that someone will sell the costume pack on the exchange, but Q only knows as to how much they will go for. think anyone who takes the time to get them from the Lobi Store, will use them for themselves before they ever go about selling them on the open market.


needed 200Lc for the Uniform at an adv. of 2mil EC per key and an base line of 4Lc per box, one would brake even somewhere around charging 100mil if my math is right

200/4=50*2,000,000=100,000,000
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# 114
11-29-2012, 10:27 PM
I just wish it were an ACCOUNT unlock.


I LIKE the Wells Uniform. Clean lines and a nice official look, would have liked to get it once and have access to it on ALL of my toons.
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# 115
11-29-2012, 10:52 PM
I will get this uniform if I manage to get myself a Wells Class. I have an idea for an alt character who would be a Fed Klingon from the future, so I like the idea of him flying the Wells and wearing the 29th century uniform. ^_^

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# 116
11-29-2012, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by foundrelic View Post
I just wish it were an ACCOUNT unlock.


I LIKE the Wells Uniform. Clean lines and a nice official look, would have liked to get it once and have access to it on ALL of my toons.
This +1. It's only fair to do so for the people that paid good money (real or otherwise) to get these items. I seriously doubt it would hurt Cryptic's bottom line much to make them account bound. Same should extend to virtually all lobi unlocks, including lockbox starships.

The 29th Century uniforms should absolutely go into the C-(or is it Z-)Store as a tribute to Voyager fans who loved the Relativity episode, and as a little marketing lure to get people to try and grab a Wells from the boxes (do a limited weekend promotion for people who buy the uniform with zen to get a free key to try and get a Wells. Most likely it will fail given the slim odds, so they might be tempted to try again by getting more keys). If not now, then please move it (and the Temporal Jumpsuit) to the C-Store later sometime next year (perhaps when or if the Temporal boxes make a return appearance).
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# 117
11-29-2012, 11:47 PM
i once grinded boxes to get the KDF skirt option for 2 of my toons. NEVER again.

if everybody stops buying stuff from lobi store, they would be forced to expand Zen Store.

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# 118
11-30-2012, 12:30 AM
As long as people support their pricing policy for whatever reason (I've read people believe that they somehow "help" Star Trek with it) it's not going to change.

If you are paying for playing STO you are doing something wrong! I'm not going to tell you what you should do with your money, but if you spent it on this game don't complain about it afterwards in the forums.

This game feeds on an extremely short-lived business model while it's going down in an hogcart. It doesn't help to support that methinks.
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# 119
11-30-2012, 12:47 AM
its the communities fault. dont know how many times ive heard of idiots spending hundred on lockboxes. Seriously if someone started basically throwing money at you for goods that dont even exist in real life wouldn't you milk it. Its basically gambling except you win nothing. theres a good business model and then theres idiots throwing money at you. Who could resist
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# 120
11-30-2012, 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by monkeybone13 View Post
Why do they do add all new costumes to the stupid Lobi store?
Because this way I can buy them with EC from the exchange, maybe?
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