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# 21
12-02-2012, 06:34 PM
*thinking* a new cruiser, a new cruiser, a new cruiser.... but NOT the ugly breen-thingy!!!
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# 22
12-02-2012, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by frostysly View Post
*thinking* a new cruiser, a new cruiser, a new cruiser.... but NOT the ugly breen-thingy!!!
Why new cruiser?

Why not new "must have" escort that excells so much at Starbase 24 that everyone "has to" buy it to win 1st place. Lots of sales for PWE I would have to assume. Right?
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# 23
12-02-2012, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by kobayashikumiho View Post
Eh, the only ships that cost $25 are those that are sold directly through the Z-Store. Those that are sold only in lock boxes are worth far far more. For example look at the chance table for the Temporal Lock Boxes.

http://www.stowiki.org/Temporal_Lock_Box

The Temporal Science Vessel Starship is listed at 30,994 Zen or $309.94.

Now if you count all the other stuff then it falls to 2,583 Zen, however, most people do not want the lesser prizes. Mirror Vessels worth 500 Zen? Hardly.

Mind you, last year the winter package was the first "Lock Box" ever. It was what started the now long list of Cardassian, Ferengi, Tholian, and Temporal (making STO fabulously wealthy in the process). If bug ship was 300:1, then it stands to reason that the LTS, valued at $300 USD, could be a prize as well.
I don't count luck ships, it could cost $1000 dollars to get a temporal science ship or it could cost $10. SO back to ships...the only ones above $25 are the special packs.
Commander
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# 24
12-02-2012, 10:36 PM
It seems anti climatic if the grand prize was anything but a ship or a 3 piece ship or ground set that would inevitably be further monetized by a MKXII version on the lobi store. But it seems there may be a pet or BO up for grabs as part of the event.

It just seems to me, looking at the past year, they are going to do everything they can to make this one hell of a ching ching ching Christmas for themselves. So I fully expect whatever they have in store, it's going to make everyone want to spend money. Now, if they don't do this and actually give us nice things like normal MMOs do during Christmas rather than try to cash in, I'll fall over and croak from shock.

I don't really count a free ship that's probably crappy, btw, towards the requirements of falling over in shock and croaking.
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# 25
12-02-2012, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by lianthelia View Post
I don't count luck ships, it could cost $1000 dollars to get a temporal science ship or it could cost $10. SO back to ships...the only ones above $25 are the special packs.
You can spin it however you wish but the average cost of those ships are 300 bucks. Doesn't matter much if you go 1 for 1 or 1 for 1000. The odds are the odds. Cryptic will not ever lose with this. For someone who spent $1.25 on a LTS there will be someone who spent $600 to get one.

You'd be a fool to open lockboxes for a LTS prize anyway, although technically it comes with a lot of vet rewards but unlike certain lockbox ships lifetime subs can be purchased. Hence the foolishness comes into play. It's not a prize many people will care for. If they want a LTS they'll buy it. People want in game rewards from lockboxes. Period. But I am certain SOME would open such boxes if only to spend a few dollars gambling for a cheap LTS/1k day ship. I just don't think it'd be very popular with the players who generally open lockboxes such as myself.
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# 26
12-02-2012, 10:59 PM
main prize - ONE KEY TO RULE THEM ALL

an infinite lockbox key usable 1000 times or something..

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# 27
12-03-2012, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by kobayashikumiho View Post
Why new cruiser?

Why not new "must have" escort that excells so much at Starbase 24 that everyone "has to" buy it to win 1st place. Lots of sales for PWE I would have to assume. Right?
If everyone would follow that logic what would Cryptic entice us with then the next time? We would all fly the same ship no matter what. And every new ship would just be blackmail with a new skin.

give us money or become a loser.
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Join Date: Oct 2012
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# 28
12-03-2012, 12:13 AM
OMG OMG OMG, Not this nightmare from Christmas past again - I hope they've learned to adjust the prize winnings odds this time around.

Please not those Red Gift Boxes from Hell? And let it NOT be a ship in a box ala Jemy.

On a positive note:

Bring back the Nanopulse Melee weaponry - or at least have them craftable like the scarfs etc...
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# 29
12-03-2012, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by stark2k View Post
Please not those Red Gift Boxes from Hell? And let it NOT be a ship in a box ala Jemy.

Of course not ,because those were free to open without keys.This time you will get a lockbox with keys from c store and no free s***
Career Officer
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# 30
12-03-2012, 12:20 AM
I have a feeling it will be the Breen ship, and a recent Tribble patch supports this theory...

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Originally Posted by zer0niusrex View Post
  • Updated the visual appearance of all of the Breen ships.

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