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Hey Cryptic, Here Are Things I Would Buy

dabelgravedabelgrave Member Posts: 979 Arc User
My fleet recently completed all its holdings, and I don’t need much Dilithium anymore, so here are some suggestions for C-Store items I would consider buying, and the prices I might be willing to pay.

Pets
  • Non-Combat Pet: Canine - Various Species (300 Zen)
  • Non-Combat Pet: Fish - In Hover-Aquarium (300 Zen)
  • Non-Combat Pet: Mini-Q - Grants Bank, Exchange, Etc. on Ground Maps (1,000 Zen)
  • Combat Pet: Targ (400 Zen)
  • Combat Pet: New Romulus Vivver Cat (400 Zen)
  • Combat Pet: Armored Hatham (400 Zen)
  • Pet Inventory (5,000 Zen)
  • Pet Inventory Expansion (1,000 Zen)

Fleets
  • Token: Fleet Upgrade: +1 Fleet Rank (500 Zen) (No Limit)
  • Token: Fleet Upgrade: +10 Fleet Roster Limit (500 Zen) (Limit 50 per Fleet)
  • Token: Fleet Upgrade: +1 Fleet Bank Tab (2,000 Zen) (Limit 12 per Fleet)
  • Token: Fleet Upgrade: Fleet R&D Bank (5,000 Zen)
  • Token: Fleet Upgrade: Unlock Cross-Faction Holding Invites (2,000 Zen)
  • Token: Fleet Upgrade: Unlock Cross-Faction Membership (10,000 Zen)
  • Token: Fleet Upgrade: Unlock Cross-Faction Fleet Gear (10,000 Zen)
    • These would be slotted like other Fleet projects, for all members to be able to contribute toward their fleet’s expansion.

Lockbox Keys
  • Latinum Key - Guaranteed “Grand Prize” Ship When Opening a Lockbox (10,000 Zen)
  • Gold Key - Choose your Non-”Grand Prize”-Ship Item When Opening a Lockbox (3,500 Zen)
  • Lobi Key - No Item, Just Triple the Lobi When Opening a Lockbox (125 Zen)
    • Lifetime Perk: Random Key every 7 days.
    • Gold Perk: Random Key every 7 days after logging on once.
    • Silver Perk: Random Key every 7 days after logging on 7 days.

Zen Gifts
  • 250 Zen Transfer Token (300 Zen)
  • 500 Zen Transfer Token (600 Zen)
  • 1,000 Zen Transfer Token (1,200 Zen)
    • These would allow someone to gift Zen to another player.

Various
  • Token: 1 Specialization Point (250 Zen)
  • Token: 10 Specialization Points (2,000 Zen)
  • Token: Bridge Officer Trait Upgrade (100 Zen)
  • Token: Kit Module Upgrade (1,000 Zen)
  • Token: Item Unbind - Character to Account (10 Zen)
  • Token: Item Unbind - Full Unbind (25 Zen)
    • Full Unbind would not apply to mission rewards, fleet items, or reputation items.

R&D
  • R&D Inventory Expansion (1,000 Zen)
  • R&D Mod Change - One Mod (2,000 Zen)
  • R&D Mod Change - Two Mods (2,500 Zen)
  • R&D Mod Change - Three Mods (3,000 Zen)
  • R&D Mod Change - Four Mods (4,000 Zen)
    • Can be used to change the mods on any crafted item, regardless of upgraded status.

Boosts
  • 1 Hour Skill Point Boost (1,000 Zen)
  • 8 Hour Skill Point Boost (5,000 Zen)
    • This is how the boosts used to be. The current model where you get 1k bonus skill points for every 5k earned is obscenely overpriced for higher level characters who can earn that in 10 minutes or faster. Go back to the time-limited boosts so we can gain additional skill points at a level-acceptable rate.

Ships
  • Token: Lockbox Ship Rebox (2,500 Zen)
    • Reboxed ships are permanently account bound.
  • Reclaim Dismissed Lockbox/Lobi Ship (2,500 Zen)
  • Token: Any Non-Lockbox Starship Trait (500 Zen)
  • Token: Mirror Universe Ship Upgrade to T5-U (700 Zen)
  • KDF T6 Bird-of-Prey - All Universal Seating (3,000 Zen)

Duty Officers
  • Brig Expansion (200 Zen)
  • Passenger Expansion (200 Zen)
  • Very Rare Duty Officer with Specific Traits (500 Zen)

Things Others Have Requested, But I Might Not Buy
  • Character Sex Change (1,000 Zen)
  • Character Species Change (1,000 Zen)
  • Character Career Change (1,000 Zen)
  • Permanent Access to Offline Chat (1,000 Zen)
  • TNG Interior (1,000 Zen)
  • TNG Theme Pack - Interior, Skants, Other Related Uniforms, Maybe a Ship (5,000 Zen)
  • Playable Tholian, Any Faction (1,000 Zen?)
  • Playable Voth, Any Faction (1,000 Zen?)
  • C-Store Versions of KDF Fleet Ships (2,500 Zen Each?)
  • Ground Device: Kirk’s KHAN! Scream Holo-Recording - Buffs Nearby Players (300 Zen)

Things Others Have Requested (But I need more info before I can add it)
  • Fed T6 science escort <- Similar setup to the MVAE?
  • Dahar master coat <- I thought the KDF gets this at Level 60. I could be wrong; maybe it’s just the title.
  • Various Bug Fixes <- That’s a whole new issue.
  • Mission Content <- I’ve never played a game that did this. What would be acceptable pricing?
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Comments

  • chalpenchalpen Member Posts: 2,197 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    Pony - 1 million lobi
    Why can't we have nice things?
  • kjwashingtonkjwashington Member Posts: 2,523 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    You lost me at pet inventory for 5000 zen. :eek: It should be free or 100 zen at most with how many pets we have available in game.
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  • pwecaptainsmirkpwecaptainsmirk Member Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    You had me at Hovering Fish Tank

    ~Smirk
  • dabelgravedabelgrave Member Posts: 979 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    You lost me at pet inventory for 5000 zen. :eek: It should be free or 100 zen at most with how many pets we have available in game.
    They've been dragging their feet on that since the initial request for a Tribble Terrarium. I'm just trying to give an incentive to add it. I do agree... It should be free.
    You had me at Hovering Fish Tank

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    Maybe I should have put the pets at the end.
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  • shadowwraith77shadowwraith77 Member Posts: 6,395 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    Meh, some I could agree with, as for other's!

    Negatory IMO.
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  • lordoffilinglordoffiling Member Posts: 33 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    Token: Lockbox Ship Rebox (2,500 Zen)
    Reboxed ships are permanently account bound.

    I would pay GOOD MONEY for this.

    The other day I opened a Dominion lockbox on a whim and landed the whopper Jem'hadar ship. I was so excited I fumbled the keys and ended up opening the box on the WRONG CHARACTER. Submitted a ticket to CS and they're basically like, "Hey, sorry 'bout your luck."
  • hyperionx09hyperionx09 Member Posts: 1,611 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    I don't see anything I'd take issue with, so I'd support that list.

    I would like to add the options to buy more Permanent Combat Pets, such as the New Romulus Vivver Cat and Armored Hatham.

    In addition, Playable Tholian and Voth race (single unlock; multi-faction). Both would cost a bit more due to being a multi-faction unlock and having their own set of exclusive custom wear and level-scaling weapons. Both also have valid in-game reasons; there's some Tholian and Voth Doffs stating they're willing to work with the Federation, and the Tholians do have some trade with the Feds (the Tholian Robes and Scarf mention not needing to go directly to their Embassy to buy).
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  • godimasgodimas Member Posts: 52 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    I can get behind most of these, good suggestions. As a lifer... i rarely spend money on STO anymore. And even more so after some of the problems that have made it onto live... but, I could totally go for a pet inventory, and a premium lock box key or something like that. Also, the mini Q... would be so nice.
  • warpangelwarpangel Member Posts: 6,894 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    Some of those are good, a few even great (species change FTW), but practically everything has an extra zero or two in the price.

    For example, you suggest a key that guarantees a lockbox ship at 10,000 Zen. If you buy (normal) keys for 10,000 Zen and sell them, you'll have enough EC to buy any lockbox ship on the exchange. Multiple ships if you pick cheaper models. :rolleyes:

    As for Zen transfers, that's goldspammer bait and never going to happen.
  • sysil84sysil84 Member Posts: 206 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    Frankly, none of what you list really excites me to the point where I would consider spending money. Anyways most of what you list will never happen because it would cut into Cryptic's profits.

    I'm more of a realist than you. Give me ship skins, custom ship interiors, special BOs and more uniforms and I'd spend money in the C-Store.
  • tonyedutonyedu Member Posts: 32 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    I like this list a lot, especially since I also don't have a lot to buy right now (waiting for a Fed T6 science escort).

    A lot of these items are about managing your stuff at the toon, account, and fleet levels. They're quality of life issues, and I think we agree QoL is worth something.
  • robdmcrobdmc Member Posts: 1,613 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    dabelgrave wrote: »
    Lockbox Keys
    • Latinum Key - Guaranteed Ship When Opening a Lockbox (10,000 Zen)


    Here you go. One Mirror universe ship.
  • frontline2042frontline2042 Member Posts: 219 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    Tribble terrarium. Take all my money. Just give me a place to put my tribbles
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    Let the stupid suffer
  • medalionemissarymedalionemissary Member Posts: 612 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    10000 zen for a guranteed ship? BWAHAHAHA

    They make that much 10x that amount on gamble fails. THey'd be losing money if they gave an auto-win at that price.
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  • robdmcrobdmc Member Posts: 1,613 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    10000 zen for a guranteed ship? BWAHAHAHA

    They make that much 10x that amount on gamble fails. THey'd be losing money if they gave an auto-win at that price.

    No. He never specified a ship. Mirror ships. Chance at once of those ships.
  • medalionemissarymedalionemissary Member Posts: 612 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    No, it's a guranteed shuttle.
    Deep Space Nine in HD, make it so!
  • icsairgunsicsairguns Member Posts: 1,453 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    id vote for reboxing ships & ship traits maybe but thats about only thing you listed that would be of any use to me. everything else is strictly feddy bear . so how about adding some good stuff to the list?


    1. Dahar master coat
    2. Combat pet Targ
    3. Fix KDF tailor slots ( that we already paid zen for 2+ years ago )
    4. a T6 BoP with true universal boff seating that dont suck.
    5. Fleet versions of c-store ships and c-store versions of fleet ships. KDF is lopsided in that respect big time.

    6. A Klingon combo pack with 1- 4 $50.00
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  • centaurianalphacentaurianalpha Member Posts: 1,074 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    SHIP UPGRADE (T5U) FOR MIRROR UNIVERSE SHIPS!! Seriously, I would buy these; I have 2 such ships on each character already... :mad:
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  • rosetyler51rosetyler51 Member Posts: 1,631 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    Things that would finally drive me away from STO: The Post.
  • roadghostroadghost Member Posts: 388 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    25000 for an "I win" button. Insta - kill of all enemies on the map with a 10 second cool down :)
  • sirsitsalotsirsitsalot Member Posts: 1,436 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    I would buy mission content if it would mean it becomes profitable and therefore enough of a priority for Cryptic to develop and release regularly.
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  • mhall85mhall85 Member Posts: 2,852 Arc User1
    edited March 2015
    That "Lockbox Reboxing Token" should be a thing.

    Only issue with this is the T6 ships, and what to do about their traits. At the very least, allow the trait to travel across characters on an account (you can keep the trait, but not the ship, with this token). All mastery data will be lost, so the new character would start from zero.

    Or, they could just make masteries & traits account unlocks. :P :D
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  • coupaholiccoupaholic Member Posts: 2,188 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    SHIP UPGRADE (T5U) FOR MIRROR UNIVERSE SHIPS!! Seriously, I would buy these; I have 2 such ships on each character already... :mad:

    All my yes, with more yes precariously balanced on top. In fact don't bother with the ship traits, just give me the boosted base stats and the extra console slot so they are still a little inferior to other T5U ships.

    Also a personal ground item that plays Kirk's KHAN! scream on activation, could also give a small buff to your entire away team or the 20 odd other players around you.
  • tk79tk79 Member Posts: 993 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    Excellent list. I am especially interested in race/gender/career change token.

    Too bad it's just wishful thinking that Cryptic takes note of this.
  • herachristherachrist Member Posts: 39 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    NOT a fan of buying spec points, traits or any of that stuff. This game already has too many P2W elements, we really don't need to widen the gulf between veterans and new players. And I say this as a person who has had an account since launch.
  • neomodiousneomodious Member Posts: 418 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    mhall85 wrote: »

    Or, they could just make masteries & traits account unlocks. :P :D

    This is something I want... I won't spend nearly as much on single character unlocks as I will on account unlocks.
  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 31,299 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    Tribble terrarium. Take all my money. Just give me a place to put my tribbles
    *throws in cannibal*

    BwHAAHAH!!!!!!

    Actually, I have so many special tribbles now that I do kinda need a box for them. Regular ones get converted to corpses.
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  • thatcursedwolfthatcursedwolf Member Posts: 1,617 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    roadghost wrote: »
    25000 for an "I win" button. Insta - kill of all enemies on the map with a 10 second cool down :)

    Isn't that the Scimitar?
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  • flash525flash525 Member Posts: 5,316 Arc User
    edited March 2015
    dabelgrave wrote: »
    Lockbox Keys
    • Latinum Key - Guaranteed Ship When Opening a Lockbox (10,000 Zen)
    I'm afraid to say, but this'll never happen. It's a Lottery Event, if they allow a guaranteed reward, it no longer becomes a lottery. Your request (as honest as it is) is no different from someone playing a european lottery (normally costing £2) with a 50million jackpot to be available for the purchase of £500 with a guaranteed win. :P

    Not going to happen.
    dabelgrave wrote: »
    Things Others Have Requested
    • Character Sex Change (1,000 Zen)
    • Character Species Change (1,000 Zen)
    • Character Career Change (1,000 Zen)
    These need to happen.


    I would like to add to your list, an option (a zen fee) to reclaim lobi/lock boxed ships that you've discharged.
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