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Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 91
# 11
11-23-2012, 05:15 PM
1. Offer more playable species in the Z-Store (Romulan, Cardassian, etc). These would sell like hotcakes.
2. Add more costumes to the Z-store but at a lower cost, maybe 400 zen.
3. As someone mentioned above, a change species token as well as a change career path token (tac/eng/sci).
4. Reduce the requisition and item unlock timers in the reputation system, all the way from 1 day 16hrs to 1 hour. Right now people are only going to wait 1 day 16hrs for something they "must have" and thus are spending less dilithium by not having the option to buy those other items in the store more quickly. Basically, right now there is a time-gate for people to be able to buy something from the reputation store when they've already reached the tier required to buy it. That's just bad business, get rid of that and you will make more money.
Career Officer
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 315
# 12
11-23-2012, 07:38 PM
Instance rentals, complete with special occasion sets. Rent out DS9 (interior, exterior), Bajor, New Romulus, etc., for Fleet get-togethers, RP groups, community events, and more! Also, I'd make sure there's at least one version with a wedding chapel (no, really).

Organized PVP as Sport: buy in, prizes are awarded, everyone is put onto equal footing with pre-set equipment/ships that are balanced independently of PVE. Let everyone compete on the basis of their skill, not gear. Obviously contingent on other factors.

More species that can play on Federation and Klingon. Honestly, the galaxy is a big place.

Find more ways to customize characters, mechanically. This would encourage alting. Right now I've got little to no reason to alt, but that's just me. If characters could have hobbies or specialties independent of their career/build, such as Geology, Archeology, Astrometrics, etc., (similar to our DOFFs) along with skills to go along with them? That could work. Not everything has to be combat related, and this would be a good way to take care of that.
Updated 2/11/13! Buying Zen with Energy Credits | Upgrading Duty Officers without Dilithium.
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Career Officer
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 315
# 13
11-23-2012, 11:22 PM
Oh, and before I forget...

Let a company license the right to make print-on-demand statuettes/figures of our ships and characters. Those 3d printers are pretty amazing, and I've seen a friend of mine with one for another game.

Mini-games! More of them, rather. Poker, blackjack, etc. Multiplayer ones. Buy the game, and be able to play it in-game against other people for GPL.

Oh, and is it weird I want paintball in here?
Updated 2/11/13! Buying Zen with Energy Credits | Upgrading Duty Officers without Dilithium.
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Captain
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,908
# 14
11-24-2012, 12:03 AM
Ship customization is the golden goose
Of making money I'n this game they just
Don't know how to do it and still sell you new ships

The key to that is stop making consoles like
The 3 on the vesta and make it part of the ship

That way the vesta hull is special

The best tactical escort is the limit to customization
Same with cruisers
Same with science

Boff arrangements would be limited by cryptic
But you could have a choice

A example, I want a galaxy class with the boff
Layout of a Tac Odyssey and the turn rate of a neg'var
Maybe buy a +15 power to weapons from the Tac odyssey
And lose my +5 to all systems

If this package was considered ( balanced ) by cryptic they
Made a sale I have the ship I want it has no game breaking
Feature

So cryptic makes two sales for 1
Stop making universal consoles make them part of the ship and
Something like this could work

A minor upgrade could be just boff changes 5$

Personally I think the universal consoles cost them a
Ton of money verses ship sales
Jellico....Engineer ground.....Da'val Romulan space Sci
Saphire.. Science ground......Ko'el Romulan space Tac
Leva........Tactical ground.....Koj Romulan space Eng

JJ-Verse will never be Canon or considered Lore...It will always be JJ-Verse
Lieutenant
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 37
# 15
11-24-2012, 10:23 AM
I want to be able to buy more doff mission slots!


And also one per character Doff packs with real peripheral characters from the series and their traits - eg an Enterprise set with Hoshi, Daniels, Major Hayes etc etc
Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 17
# 16
11-24-2012, 10:35 AM
To encourage impulse buying and to reduce the effect of C-Store console, I would make all the C-store ships be Character unlock instead of account unlock, but reduce the price.

Because really, do you want to fly the same ship on all your toons? If a Vesta was 10$, I would not think twice before buying it.

In the same way, if a respec token was worth 1$ instead of 5, people would redo their build every week.

And yeah, a 5$ option for cosmetic stuff: ready room, captain's quarter, etc.

Someone mentioned an option to set uniform for all BOFFs, and I guess ship crew too. People would go nuts for that!

Basically, some of the prices are just a bit too high. Reducing them would likely increase total sales. Who cares about spending 1, 5 or 10$. But 25$? I have to budget 25$. 5$ is pocket change.

In fact, I think I should be able to play STO for about the same price as WoW. So it would be fun if 15-20$ a month gave you something worthwhile.
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,183
# 17
11-24-2012, 11:01 AM
FAST:

- costumes, open off-duty stuff for KDF and make MORE of it, new hair options for both factions, new uniforms for KDF

- ship interior customization, stuff for captains quarters,

- new races from series implemented into existing factions

- projects to upgrade ANY tier 5 ship to tier 5.5 - cost is 2 fleet modules, you get +1 free console slot, repeatable 2 times on one ship.

LONG:

- Romulan Faction 45-50 and above - most profit here

- Cardassians as a part of the Federation with ships opened only for Cardassian toons or toons which have grinded the Cardassian Reputation

- new reputations as : Section 31, Vulcan, Orion Syndicate, House of Norg'h, Ferengi, Temporal police department... which could be grinded by projects or/and episodic missions to find free on various existing planets/space stations/contacts

rewards = one to 5 UNIQUE weapons/consumables/costume in various MK's would be enough, we do not need sets everywhere

- PVP kill boards, rating, tournaments

ULTIMATE:
- real time poker (lol)

Last edited by duaths1; 11-24-2012 at 11:07 AM.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 6,667
# 18
11-24-2012, 11:35 AM
Personally I respond better, when people try to not make their greed so obvious...

Cryptic would probably motivate me to give them my money, if they stopped making every little thing they add to the game require Dil or Zen.
My name may say "PWE member", but I will never be.
-NEVER Forget the Screwups and ignorance made towards the people who supported the game through 2011
Don't look silly, don't call it "Zen-Store" - Don't waste devs time, Post proper bug-reports - I don't like Gekos
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 380
# 19
11-24-2012, 11:59 AM
FASHION!!!!

Let's face it, we want more clothing options for all factions as well as more styles. This should be available in the Zen Store like the others, and not just sold as bundles--but are account available.


EXTRA BANK TABS

We NEED more bank space! Pets need their own bank tab. Data Samples need their own bank tab. Food and Drinks need their own bank tab. These should be sold at 750 Zen for expansion and not 1000 Zen.


EXTRA INVENTORY TABS

Pets need their own inventory tab--some people like to have access to more than just 1 pet a time. Data Samples need their own inventory tab--for those of us who actually grind for them. Ground Equipment & Weapons need their own inventory tab--because a character just doesn't use one set.


TRIBBLES

Bring back some of the tribbles that were sold some time ago in the Zen Store for others to buy--Tribble of Borg is the first to come to mind.


These are the things I would spend REAL MONEY to have in STO.
Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 656
# 20
11-24-2012, 12:00 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by duaths1 View Post
ULTIMATE:
- real time poker (lol)
I would support this.
There could be IRL gaming regulations PWE would have to tango with, though.
They could bypass that with Dilithium, but recent changes with Dil (and it's fallout) will occur again.

Not sure if Dabo would benefit, but the in-game infrastructure is there.
Also, GPL is the stepchild of the currencies in STO and if there can be a conversion to Dilithium and Lobi then Gold Pressed Latinum could be STO Poker's official currency.

If a Ferengi zone is planned, an STO Casino would be one hell of a welcome mat.
NO to ARC...Make It VOLUNTARY

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Last edited by rezking; 11-24-2012 at 12:05 PM.
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