You know I kind of like the kling guramba for the transformer animation but on the other hand I have to say all my characters have a ship each that gets the job done.
If I were to go after a new ship I'd have great ships collecting dust.
Then I thought about doing a caitian in a suit for some reason that just makes so much sense to me, but I'd had to buy additional character slots, then the race and then the suit and then I'd probably end up hating myself for having done it.
Besides I managed to screw up every build so far anyway
Anyway don't know what you enjoy in the game, if you are a ship fanatic or even what faction you play.
You might have a fleet ship you like or maybe the reputation system has items you want or something else, it all depends.
With 12k zen to make EC off of, you could make... let's see here.... carry the 4.... times 34... 16 + 12 is 6 = wtf and.... 200 million EC give or take about 20-30 million depending on the type of DOFF pack. That's enough EC to deck your ship out in purple MKXII gear which is worth the 12k zen imho if you need purple MKXII gear still. For the escort capt that's 4-5 tac consoles and 2 shield gens, possibly a neut and or definitely the other resist consoles, AND enough left over to go after the DPS temporal console in lobi store which might even pay off with a lockbox ship in the process. Need about 50 million EC for that with keys at 1.8 each to get 200 lobi but it's probably cheaper right now.
Mileage varies with ship but 200 mil -/+ 20-30 m is going to get you the basic gotta haves. I'd do that long before I buy another overpriced ship or whatnot in the cstore. Doff packs and keys are the only things worth their cstore price, and even then it's sort of iffy steep but oh well if they're happy with 10% of players paying up they can keep the prices where they're at, I suppose.
Keep in mind, if you happen to have 12k zen right now, that the winter event is next month and they're probably going to have some hot ship up for grabs and probably in boxes you can buy for 125 zen each or whatever. So I'd wait a few days to see what happens with that before you go on a spending spree and have to wear the FFFFFUUUUUUUU face for a few minutes when they announce the goods up for grabs the day after.
Yeah I just started about 3 weeks ago. With holidays I've only had about a week and a half of access to the game. My cousin used to play and he came over and gave me an "early Christmas present" when he seen me playing.
As of right now I just have a silver account t with NOTHING unlocked that is not absolutely free. Only have about 15 k diliti from missions and random rewards.
Just trying to get an idea of what to get or unlock. What's worth it and what's not.
For starters, I'd buy the B'Rel retrofit, the Kar'fi carrier, and maybe the Fleet Hoh'sus. That knocks about 6k off there. I'd keep the rest on hand for respeccing and for anything new that looks like a worthy buy.