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I really do like this game, but the way it seems like every new feature has been monetized has gotten me down for the last year.

However, for the first time in quite a while, I am really excited about what is coming down the pipe!

The Enterprise C comes back from the past with full voice acting by a Next Generation actress?

And, we get a free Ambassador class ship for doing the mission? *

This is the Star Trek I grew up with and why I bought this game when it came out. I am really looking forward to it. I just wanted to thank all the developers of the game for making me feel like I was six again, waiting in anticipation for the next episode of the Next Generation that was previewed the week before.


*This is my speculation based on limited facts. Actual reality may vary.
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# 2
01-12-2013, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by logicalspock View Post
I really do like this game, but the way it seems like every new feature has been monetized has gotten me down for the last year.

However, for the first time in quite a while, I am really excited about what is coming down the pipe!

The Enterprise C comes back from the past with full voice acting by a Next Generation actress?

And, we get a free Ambassador class ship for doing the mission? *

This is the Star Trek I grew up with and why I bought this game when it came out. I am really looking forward to it. I just wanted to thank all the developers of the game for making me feel like I was six again, waiting in anticipation for the next episode of the Next Generation that was previewed the week before.


*This is my speculation based on limited facts. Actual reality may vary.
I think it is highly unlikely it will be free, they just gave out a ship over the Holiday Event for basically 'free'. They know people have been chomping at the bit for an Enterprise-C and there's no way Cryptic isn't going to capitalize on that opportunity for $$$$$.

I see more Reputation systems on the horizon from what Dstahl was saying, and that is not good news IMO. I was hoping to see a slight return to the excitement of random world drops and not additional resource sink grindfests to eat up your time @ 50.....which is still max level. /Yawn.
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# 3
01-12-2013, 12:24 PM
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I think it is highly unlikely it will be free, they just gave out a ship over the Holiday Event for basically 'free'. They know people have been chomping at the bit for an Enterprise-C and there's no way Cryptic isn't going to capitalize on that opportunity for $$$$$.
There may be a 'free' version, and a z-store version - like they did with last year's Oddyssey.
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# 4
01-12-2013, 12:30 PM
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There may be a 'free' version, and a z-store version - like they did with last year's Oddyssey.
This. I am thinking the anniversary will give us a Free "preview" ambassador. It will be rather weak and probably mostly useless, but will give you a feel for what is to come. Like test driving a car.

A few months or so later, The C-store version will come out with all the bells and whistles that make it a worthwhile and awesome addition to the game.
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# 5
01-12-2013, 12:42 PM
I think it will be something like the Odyssey given away last year.


There will be a good, solid T-5 version of it given away for free for a very limited time.

Then, there will be an enhanced c-store version of it offered.

I am not sure they are going to go the 5000 zen point, three option package route, but with they are going to sell it, or an upgraded version of it, after the Anniversary event.

The same goes for all the other ships they have given away to players: the Constitution, the Raptor with the bioneural torpedos, the Odyssey, and probably the Breen Ship too.
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# 6
01-12-2013, 12:50 PM
The Ambassador and its KDF counterpart will be free with a good chance of C-Store versions. Although, I doubt that there will be 3 different C-Store versions. It seems like the devs want 3-pack bundle versions of the Escort, Science Vessel, and Cruiser due to the Odyssey and Vesta bundles. Having another cruiser bundle just doesn't seem likely and the Ambassador will be a cruiser since all Enterprises are cruisers. Although, the KDF ship could be a science vessel or escort type ship so the C-Store version could be a 3-pack bundle.
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# 7
01-12-2013, 12:57 PM
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The Ambassador and its KDF counterpart will be free with a good chance of C-Store versions. Although, I doubt that there will be 3 different C-Store versions. It seems like the devs want 3-pack bundle versions of the Escort, Science Vessel, and Cruiser due to the Odyssey and Vesta bundles. Having another cruiser bundle just doesn't seem likely and the Ambassador will be a cruiser since all Enterprises are cruisers. Although, the KDF ship could be a science vessel or escort type ship so the C-Store version could be a 3-pack bundle.
I think the only real question is whether the c-store version will be an upgraded version of the free one.

I suspect it will be a cruiser, but it does not have to be. After all, the Vesta looks a lot like a cruiser, but is in fact a science ship.
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# 8
01-12-2013, 01:13 PM
Of course, assuming that there is a C-Store version of the Ambassador, then it will be an upgraded version of the Ambassador. So it will have an extra console for the new console and maybe some other changes.
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# 9
01-12-2013, 01:16 PM
useless should be hauled away as garbage along with the ToS Connie and the NX never existed 01
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# 10
01-12-2013, 03:03 PM
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useless should be hauled away as garbage along with the ToS Connie and the NX never existed 01
Sacrilegious!

I do wish they would make set ships Tier III or V retrofits. Say what you will but if teeny tiny Defiant can pack a punch why not a retrofitted classic?! I know I wish the Enterprise A was still usable, I prefer it to some of the many newer models including the Galaxy Class starship.

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