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Why are T4 ships 120,000 dilithium to buy without a ship token?

This price seems a bit steep for an item that used to cost about 100,000 EC.

I admit that I decommissioned my advanced escort without realizing its replacement cost, but 120,000 seems a bit much for any non-fleet ship.

I'd be happy to buy a new advanced escort for 1,000,000EC, but is a T4 ship really worth 15 days of processed dilithium? Something is very wrong with this picture.
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# 2
01-23-2013, 03:32 PM
After a quick calculation @ current dilith/zen conversion rates a top-o-the-line fleet ship is roughly 160k dilith. So grind for 5 more days and buy the fleet ship instead.
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# 3
01-23-2013, 03:33 PM
because the powers upstairs have decided that that is the price we all have to pay in a perfect free 2 play world...
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# 4
01-23-2013, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by lordmalak1 View Post
After a quick calculation @ current dilith/zen conversion rates a top-o-the-line fleet ship is roughly 160k dilith. So grind for 5 more days and buy the fleet ship instead.
Oh, just to be clear, I already own a fleet advanced escort. However, the Fleet Advanced Escort has a very different BOFF layout. Had I known this in advance, I would not have been so quick at decommissioning the T4 ship.
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# 5
01-23-2013, 04:50 PM
Because the price was set when the dilithium-zen exchange rate was a lot higher and dil much more plentiful, and it meant a ship only cost around $5, compared to $25 for a c-store ship. Reasonably fair price then for a significant single-character purchase. They just haven't adjusted the prices to reflect the immense changes in dil value since then.
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# 6
01-23-2013, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by reginamala78 View Post
Because the price was set when the dilithium-zen exchange rate was a lot higher and dil much more plentiful, and it meant a ship only cost around $5, compared to $25 for a c-store ship. Reasonably fair price then for a significant single-character purchase. They just haven't adjusted the prices to reflect the immense changes in dil value since then.
Why should a T4 ship even sell for $5.00 when it is normally obtained for free?
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# 7
01-23-2013, 05:09 PM
Advanced Escort is a Tier 5 ship


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# 8
01-23-2013, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by shar487a View Post
Why should a T4 ship even sell for $5.00 when it is normally obtained for free?
You get to choose ONE for free. It's always been that way.
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# 9
01-24-2013, 12:38 AM
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Originally Posted by neoakiraii View Post
Advanced Escort is a Tier 5 ship
I think it's only T4.5 since you only need RA-LH to get it.


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Originally Posted by markhawkman View Post
You get to choose ONE for free. It's always been that way.
I'm not disputing the free ship token per tier level advancement. However, we used to be able to purchase non-C/Z-store ships with EC, usually less than 200k EC. Now it's dilithium based with 2+ weeks of refining required.

Is there any way Cryptic can allow legacy ship purchases with either EC or Dilithium?
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# 10
01-24-2013, 12:41 AM
Just wait and grab the mirror versions on exchange. There will be plenty of them there soon.
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