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I see micro-transactions, even within a monthly fee system, as totally honorable and valid. Some people say, "That's what the monthly fee is supposed to be for." And I think, "No. That's what some developers told you THEIR monthly fee was for. When you're dealing with different server tech, licensing fees, whatever, it can be for anything. There is nothing magic about $15 a month that makes it unfair to sell extras for more as long as the people paying $15 have a core product they enjoy."

But the more people complain about MTs, the more I feel like I need to buy one. But there's nothing for sale on the Cryptic store I couldn't do without.

I mean, Ferengi? Kinda cool. Starfleet Klingons? I already made one in the custom alien option. Aside from a racial ability (that I could get by rolling a Klingon Klingon), there's no advantage to it and it's more expensive than the Klingon Klingon.

But the more people say that MTs are dishonorable, shady or evil, the more I just want to yell back, "No they're not!" And then do a Microtransaction myself just to hammer home that I think they're a perfectly fine and noble business practice. Thing is, there's nothing I WANT yet. So all this anti-MT talk is gonna get me spending money on something I don't want.

Cut it out already. :-P
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# 2
02-02-2010, 03:04 AM
Well, most people agree that the game is lacking in content, and is being released unfinished by most standards. But, as long as they work on fleshing out the game in the way of free content, I don't care if they sell Ferengi in the store. We all knew it was coming.

It's pretty shady to purposely leave it out of the game and sell it on DAY ONE, but it's not something worth getting worked up about.
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# 3
02-02-2010, 03:05 AM
Yeah I don't care if they give you godlike power through the c-store as long as the monthly fee guarantees free content development which they say it does.
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# 4
02-02-2010, 03:08 AM
OP.. go for it .. all the failed MMOs have MT's. Its all the rage..


..and stuff.



lol
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# 5
02-02-2010, 03:08 AM
Wheres the Ferengi Ear Buds????????
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# 6
02-02-2010, 03:08 AM
I can't say i understand all the angst associated with the micro-transaction system. The point is to get a little more money that can be used to pay employees to make the game better and keep the game afloat.

Content needs to be added. to that end having some content unlocked by cyptic points is an acceptable trade off.

Honestly im all for MT's as long as they dont go nuts with what is MT and what is new content.
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# 7
02-02-2010, 03:08 AM
I think it's fitting.

You want ferengi? Donation please!
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# 8
02-02-2010, 03:09 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by UncleRomulus View Post
Well, most people agree that the game is lacking in content, and is being released unfinished by most standards. But, as long as they work on fleshing out the game in the way of free content, I don't care if they sell Ferengi in the store. We all knew it was coming.

It's pretty shady to purposely leave it out of the game and sell it on DAY ONE, but it's not something worth getting worked up about.
What he said.

/signed
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# 9
02-02-2010, 03:09 AM
they probably added the c-store as a safety net, so when subscriptions drop low enough they can turn this into a f2p game.
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# 10
02-02-2010, 03:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Curs0r View Post
Yeah I don't care if they give you godlike power through the c-store as long as the monthly fee guarantees free content development which they say it does.
Than your alone. They ever sell ANYTHING that gives a player an advantage over another and my sub will be cancelled without hesitation that want to play that BS route than the game goes F2P because thats just greedy. Now they want to do MT's on silly dumb crap like reset stats or misc items such as avatar changes or special graphics like new uniforms different paint for ship etc thats fine. But the moment I have to pay a monthly fee and some MT to still be able to get to top gear than its just greed and Im done as are a lot of people
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