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Join Date: Apr 2013
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# 1 Test ships before buying
04-15-2013, 09:15 AM
I'd really like to be able to test "drive" a ship I'm buying. I am either paying with real money or have spent considerable time grinding. Consequently I don't want to end up with a ship I don't like and be stuck with it for quite some time. Especially since I'm fairly new to this (couple of weeks and just recently made it to VA) I don't know my way around every ship. I'd love to buy a fleet defiant at some point (after I get into a fleet :p) but I have made really bad experiences with my lvl 30 escort during missions and changed to a science ship. I didn't know how to spec back then (still don't.... ) so I would like to try again but I want to be sure I'm not getting myself into troubles again. This is a major source of frustration!

So how about a holodeck test mission and/or the possibility to take the ship into a PvE/PvP without any rewards granted.

So if you agree: post here and make it a long thread so Cryptic notices! You wouldn't just buy any car, so why would you buy any ship............

Edit: love the game otherwise Thanks a lot for it!
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# 2
04-15-2013, 09:26 AM
We used to be able to do that on Tribble. But I guess testing them before you buy hurt sales.
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# 3
04-15-2013, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by dracounguis View Post
We used to be able to do that on Tribble. But I guess testing them before you buy hurt sales.
Not being able to try the ships out before buying them can hurt sales too. +1 to the OP's suggestion.
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Anyone calling Valoreah a "Cryptic fanboy" must be new to the forum.
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# 4
04-15-2013, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by valoreah View Post
Not being able to try the ships out before buying them can hurt sales too. +1 to the OP's suggestion.
That would suppose that the ships are good. I can name a few ships I bought that I would not have if I could have tested them first. Cryptic must agree w/ me because they don't let you test them.
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# 5
04-15-2013, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by dracounguis View Post
That would suppose that the ships are good.
What's no good for you may be great for another person. I also can name a couple of ships that I wouldn't have bought were I able to test drive them. I can name quite a few more that I've never bought because I can't test drive them first.
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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 6
04-15-2013, 12:50 PM
Every Zen purchase you make is transferred to Tribble as well. So if you never made a C-Store purchase on Tribble, you can see how much Zen you have purchased. Right now, I can test drive a bunch of different ships if I want to without wasting actual Zen on them.
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# 7
04-15-2013, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by starkaos View Post
Every Zen purchase you make is transferred to Tribble as well. So if you never made a C-Store purchase on Tribble, you can see how much Zen you have purchased. Right now, I can test drive a bunch of different ships if I want to without wasting actual Zen on them.
How does this happen??? I have 0 zen on tribble even though i have 4000 on holodeck. (Bought through steam, pre-paid cards, or dilth conversion)

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I find this line of replies sadly hilarious. We put a lot of work into the massive list of fixes/changes above, and ya'll are hung up on the ability to skip our content. =p
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# 8
04-15-2013, 02:06 PM
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How does this happen??? I have 0 zen on tribble even though i have 4000 on holodeck. (Bought through steam, pre-paid cards, or dilth conversion)
lol, I'd guess those are the ways it doesn't work. I buy right from PWE via Paypal and it's automatic
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Captain
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# 9
04-15-2013, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by cynder2012 View Post
How does this happen??? I have 0 zen on tribble even though i have 4000 on holodeck. (Bought through steam, pre-paid cards, or dilth conversion)
IIRC, you need to delete your current Tribble Character and send a new copy of your Holodeck character to Tribble. Said new character should have your 4,000 Zen on it.
STO is about my Liberated Borg Federation Captain with his Breen 1st Officer, Jem'Hadar Tactical Officer, Liberated Borg Engineering Officer, Android Ops Officer, Photonic Science Officer, Gorn Science Officer, and Reman Medical Officer jumping into their Jem'Hadar Carrier and flying off to do missions for the new Romulan Empire. But for some players allowing a T5 Connie to be used breaks the canon in the game.
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# 10
04-16-2013, 07:39 AM
You can test out the Odyssey variants, last time I checked. There is a vendor in the Tribble shipyard giving out free requisition boxes.
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