Well, Cryptic are already selling DOFF crew extensions for Zen. Looks like it is time for them to start selling Mail extensions as well... the greedy ******** they are (auto-censored because I don't want to get banned, lol).
example- people that open 500 lock boxes have to store the stuff somewhere. Finite bank space, finite market slots, finite mail slots.
1) Work around it by making alts and fleets - mail cap fails its purpose, increase in lost item complaints to customer service (bound to happen)
2) People reduce the amount of boxes they purchase due to lack of space or lack of profit because exchange is flooded - mail cap works, reduced key sales cut profits
3) People limit the number of boxes they open daily until they have a place to sell or store it - (unlikely due to #1 but probably the best solution of the 3) key sales are more flat, exchange item prices lower over all including key prices, people buy less keys for EC gain, people encouraged to buy from exchange due to lower prices
Pretty much a lose/lose anyway you look at it.
As for the Doff imbalance the drop rates seem about to right to me... prolly use a little tweaking. It's the Doff sink (starbase) that is the biggest problem.
I am wondering if this isn't something that accidentally snuck over from NW, which simply does not work in STO due to the need to file and process 1080 doffs a day. You can't even buy space for that kind of thing. At this point we're forced to resort to creating mule accounts JUST to process this, which undoubtedly has even more overhead than a textless mail storing maybe 10 numbers in it, since no item or doff in STO has unique attributes to be recorded.
Well, I just lost a few items with the new update. The Exchange mailed me saying it was returning items that didn't sell... and no items were attached.
I lost a LOT of potential EC because of this, when (had I known this was going into effect) I could have sold them for half at a vendor.
This conduct on the part of Cryptic/PWE is very bad faith. You don't make changes and count any coincidental consequences as justified attrition without making it up to the customers. Especially when no mention of the change is announced ahead of time to allow for customers to set things in order to prevent losses.
This change is also a bit under-handed, as well, since it is not mentioned at all in the update notes.
Just a matter of time b4 u get accused of trolling a thread u made and/or flaming same thread. Nobody can take a joke anymore. Who's snarky and sarcastic? 99.9% of us on here!
Heh, it's become easy for me to keep a sense of humor, my game was broken 6 weeks a go by a patch and the reply to my submitted ticket was along the lines of " welcome to the que, your issue will be dealt with when it's your turn, and after the barrage of LoR issues are dealth with".
Yup, still waiting for support to get me back up and running, while reading all the goodies LoR brings to the game and deletes over a years worth of progress on my toons.
i have multiple characters and often i have over 100 items in the exchange from those.
if they all expire.. which a lot do.. i will lose them?
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