jedidethfreak823 wrote: »
However, the mere pointing out of this irrefutable FACT gets modded.
syberghost wrote: »
For instance, they clearly deleted the above, preventing me from quoting it in this reply. :rolleyes:
This forum abounds with examples of people managing to discuss this fact without breaking the rules. It's not a secret to anybody that "exclusive" has never been defined as "exclusive forever", merely as "exclusive", if they read any of the numerous threads that have discussed this. Nobody's hiding anything; it's just a difference of opinion about the meaning of an ambiguous word. You think the word ought to be used differently than they're using it; OK, express that opinion. Nobody's stopping you.
Here, I'll say something you think people don't get to say:
It's not "chances are at least a few"; it's virtually certain that all or nearly all will be made available via other means within 18 months of the end of sales of the Founder's Pack. That's how Cryptic's been doing this stuff for years, and STO executive producers stated that over and over again in interviews all over the place, including in Ask Cryptic posts.
This vast cover-up you're alleging simply doesn't exist, and your own posts are proof of that.
therealted wrote: »
I've said it before and I'll say it again. IMO the only genuine reason to buy the pre-orders is to help support the game. Buying it for the shinies will almost certainly result in some form of buyers' remorse eventually.
silvergryph wrote: »
Except that in order to successfully sue you have to prove not only that there was a broken promise but that you have incurred some actual damages as a result. That will be the hard part. "It hurt my feelings," is unlikely to move a judge sufficiently.
Drow are a decadent race of dark elves whose beauty and sophistication fail to mask hearts all too often stained in evil. The vast majority of dark elves base their behavior and attitudes on the worship of the chaotic evil goddess Lolth, also known as the Spider Queen.
Drow society is organized into houses. The heads of the most powerful houses occupy leadership position in the various cities of the Underdark, the subterranean realm beneath Faerun that the dark elves call home.
Drow from the city of Menzoberranzan are raised in a world of lies and treachery. The noble houses of these dark elves are in constant conflict, vying for power and the favor of their evil goddess, Lolth the Spider Queen.
Sometimes a drow tires of the constant strife. Others see through the corrupt dogma of the Way of Lolth and seek a better way. There is no place within Menzoberranzan society for such drow and when discovered are branded as renegades, outcast from their house, and exiled from the city.
iamtruthseeker wrote: »
Just to clarify, sometimes exclusive means first instead of unique. That's all I'm saying on this.
angrysprite wrote: »
But I get the tingly impression your post is a precursor to emo-fueled drama-fest-generating announcement to come. LOL
krubar wrote: »
Hey, where did you get a video of a drow? Thought they wasn't out yet.
bruddajokka wrote: »
There's other spider mounts in the game. There's only one armored spider in the game. There's also panthers, wargs, and bears. Oh my.
xarallei wrote: »
The only reason I'd be a bit annoyed at them selling stuff in the shop after isn't because of exclusivity. It's because I'd feel kind of taken advantage of. If I had known the stuff would be sold in the shop maybe I wouldn't have forked over $200 and would have waited. All hypothetically that is (haven't bought a pack). So it would be nice if PWE would come out and tell the truth about whether this stuff (or at least reskins of this stuff) will be in the shop in the future. I don't expect them to, but if they did I would certainly respect them more. There are certain things I like in the pack, but I am just not certain they are worth $200. I keep swinging back and forth about whether to buy it or not. If I had tons of money though I probably would just splurge. But I don't at the moment so I have to really think about my purchases right now.
keirkin wrote: »
I hate Drow. Might as well be Twilight vampires.
lemonkingi wrote: »
I've been rooting through the client for sometime now.
neyari wrote: »
Cryptic no doubt has plans to reuse the resources.
grimrod614 wrote: »
Never leave home without a cleric !
theevildrf wrote: »
where it was said before by my betters:
note that with the packs the included items come once per character. thats 5 spiders & 5 panthers/3 armoured houses & 3 dire wolves respectively. (armoured horses cost way more gold than one is likely to have @ that stage of the game.) plus a set of civvies free of (additional) charge, or at least a mask to wear to the inevitable undies dance party. and ive not seen it stated anywhere by devs that drow is a free race. see blacklight: retribution for paid unlocks (yes i bought 2 heroes, but no receivers!). 3/1 character slots. thats 3000/1000 zen on BL:R. and if i buy another slot for however much it goes for? i get my horse and wolf, again! if we look at it this way, i mean really, why does exclusivity even enter into it?
one assumes you are not in the USA or a similarly litigious society. see: tort reform. but that doesnt make a frivolous lawsuit valid. always read what is written and not what is perceived to have been read. unless you like (unpleasant) surprises.(note that in the end i do not disagree w/ silvergryph)
i quote this because i laughed out loud. someone else asked why all the Drizzt themed Xclusives. say it with me folks - MARKETING!. ty.
exclusive perquisites does not mean exclusive coding just for me. (sadly enough)
labyrinthdweller wrote: »
Going along this line of thought, you will want to think more about whether this game will be worth supporting to that degree a week from launch, a month from launch, maybe even a year from launch. MMOs are supposed to be about longevity but it is something well worth thinking about and perhaps the thing I'm concerned most about next to Perfect World's history which I'm not very familiar with. Otherwise I wouldn't mind if within a year if all of these things became available for individual purchase so long as the game itself was worth supporting from the start.