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# 21
01-21-2013, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by sekritagent View Post
Isn't everyone glad we got off this Titanic?

http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/21/ata...gaming-assets/
Sure. Now the question becomes how long can we tread water?
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# 22
01-21-2013, 07:21 PM
A valid question. STO is quickly running out of monetization options now that we're at saturation point on ships. I don't know what the plan is for more big-ticket items and the playerbase is rejecting the crappy ZEN -> dil exchange rates.
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Originally Posted by meimeitoo View Post
They need to stop the exodus, fast. Here's 2 ways:
* Cut Upgrade Dilithium cost in half;
* Undo any and all XP nerfs.
And, as a general rule of thumb, don't keep treating your customers like your enemy, that you feel you have to stifle/nerf at every corner.
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# 23
01-21-2013, 07:48 PM
Species, Costumes, Interiors, stuff to go into interiors, alien parts, pets, hats, weapons, trophies, so on and so forth.

There's a lot of monitization options.
http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o633/centersolace/189cux9khvl6ojpg_zpsca7ccff0.jpg
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# 24
01-21-2013, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by centersolace View Post
Species, Costumes, Interiors, stuff to go into interiors, alien parts, pets, hats, weapons, trophies, so on and so forth.
QFT.This is not part of the post.

Game features I'd like to see improved / expanded: Better Ship Interiors // BOff Costume Slots
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# 25
01-21-2013, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by hevach View Post
This has been a LONG time coming. Atari is a long history of short sighted decisions, and letting Infogrames wear their skin to cover up an even worse company with an air of false nostalgia was the biggest one.
Atari was long defunt before Infogrames acquired the name as they got it when they acquired Hasbro Interactive.

Atari was long been a corpse, well before Infogrames.


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Originally Posted by squatsauce View Post
From what I understand, Atari still owns them.
They dont ... D&D rights belong to Hasbro as they acquired then long with Wizard of the Coast that in turn had acquired TSR before that that originally own then.

Last I heard about Hasbro was not even willing to allow Atari rights to expire and was trying as hard as possible to terminate their agreement and that happened last year as I just checked.

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/3...p#.UP4XBGdZ1vQ
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# 26
01-21-2013, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by sekritagent View Post
A valid question. STO is quickly running out of monetization options now that we're at saturation point on ships. I don't know what the plan is for more big-ticket items and the playerbase is rejecting the crappy ZEN -> dil exchange rates.
If that were the case, Zen would start becoming more expensive (in terms of Dilithium cost.) Their in game exchange is chugging along just fine if you look at the volume being traded. I'm not saying it's good or bad; but just because you personally don't care for te current exchange rate, it doesn't mean the market is being rejected or failing.

Also given that they're now having Fleet versions of C-Store ships - again, for good or bad, Fleet Ship Modules (which someone has to pay Zen for even if they decide to put them on the EC Exchange) means Cryptic is continuing to drive Zen sales in one way or another.
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# 27
01-21-2013, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfdog14 View Post
this game is doing very well but the old master not so

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21124214
They could have done just a tad more research. Atari, Inc. ceased to exist a long time ago. The name Atari has been nothing more than a nostalgic marketing moniker for decades. The Atari mentioned in the article has nothing to do with Pong.
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# 28 Atari Files for Bankruptcy
01-22-2013, 02:27 AM
Atari Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Video game company Atari said it filed for bankruptcy protection in Paris and New York on Monday after it failed to find a successor to main shareholder and sole lender BlueBay as it wrestles with tough market conditions.

Read More: http://www.cnbc.com/id/100395200

PWE Haters: Be glad that PWE stepped in and bought STO or you all will have no game to play!

Last edited by avarseir; 01-22-2013 at 02:46 AM.
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# 29
01-22-2013, 02:31 AM
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Be glad that PWE stepped in and bought STO or we all will have no game to play!!!
You want to rephrase that?

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# 30
01-22-2013, 02:34 AM
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Originally Posted by crashdragon View Post
You want to rephrase that?
Hmm, does that violate the TOS? I deleted that entire sentence instead
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