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  • esplin4479esplin4479 Member Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited August 2013
    I am very interested to see what is going to be released.*sighs*
    Of course, I'm brand new to the game, and chances are I'm not going to be eligible for most of what you are releasing.
    But, that being said, I'd like to thank you for doing this for Star Trek fans, and I can only hope that someday you guys have an event just like this that I'll be able to participate in.
    :D
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  • trainmaster2000trainmaster2000 Member Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited August 2013
  • captainjgeecaptainjgee Member Posts: 143 Arc User
    edited August 2013
    This sucks. People have paid real money for z-store items and now your giving them away! I'm just glad I haven't bought anything from the z-store since f2p. I think I will give this a miss, at least my principles will remain intact.
  • greendragon527greendragon527 Member Posts: 386 Arc User
    edited August 2013
    Awesome! What a nice gesture!
  • kolsaresk34kolsaresk34 Member Posts: 1 Arc User
    edited August 2013
    Hello. I'm a somewhat new beginner. Only been playing for a couple of months. I'm a free-to-play player and I mostly do this game on the side. That said, I noticed some things, like for example the master key, are needed to get into the lock boxes. Currently, there are three ways to do this, buy Zen, exchange dilithium or energy credits on the exchange. Well, unfortunately I am free-to-play for a reason and getting enough dilithium(13,625-14,250 depending on the exchange rate just for one key) to continually keep opening lock boxes is rather..... exhausting considering I only play this game a couple of hours a day and not even consistently. And the exchange costs at least a few million.

    And I know there are more than a few people in my predicament. I guess what I'm getting at is I have an idea for you. One day during this event, or perhaps just a special one-day event sometime in the future, have a free "all-you-can-claim" master key giveaway. Limit it at say, 200 keys and make every key given out that day bind on pickup so players aren't tempted to just horde them and then sell them on the exchange market for outrageous amounts of energy credits.

    Don't get me wrong, I am not unhappy with the giveway and I am not trying to look a gift horse in the mouth. I am just merely suggesting a proposal. Chances are, I'll be trying to log in at least once every day of this event just so I can get all the goodies. Like I said, I only play part time so the really good goodies are hard to come by and I currently have about two hundred lock boxes sitting in my bank, hoping I get enough dilithium for the keys since I'll never get all the energy credits, lol.

    Anyway, like I said, I will be enjoying the giveaway and I just wanted to present an idea for you to consider.

    Thanks.
  • theultimatextheultimatex Member Posts: 489 Arc User
    edited August 2013
    Cool.

    Chances are I have everything already but even if that's the case, im happy others can pick up some items.



    Interesting Statement that this can be done so easily.

    Note to self.


    If ever more than 10 items start switching to "Claim" and the amout of said 0 Zen items keep increasing per day or week with no word from PWI, start claiming "Abandon Ship... the sky is falling" because the game is be moments from closing!
  • thestargazethestargaze Member Posts: 1,017 Arc User
    edited August 2013
    For real? :cool:

    What's the catch?
    Is this only a certain hour?
    Limited until a number of claims?

    Anyways, thanks!! :)

    Anything from c-store is a bonus.


    Curious what counts as an eligible character? Hope it's not level 5 on reputation because I am not there yet.
  • eazzieeazzie Member Posts: 3,274 Arc User
    edited August 2013
    dahminus wrote: »
    Thank you, great surprise. I wonder how many complain threads there will be about missing a certain day's reward...

    Basically what I said. I am sure there will be some players who will find something to moan about this great give away.

    If some players miss out on something cool, they will end up blaming Cryptic for missing out, and not themselves for not logging in.
  • eazzieeazzie Member Posts: 3,274 Arc User
    edited August 2013
    xtern1ty wrote: »
    the Only Reason The Company Would Be Giving Away All The Free Stuff Is To Keep Their Players Happy. This Proves Once Again, Sto Is The Most Player Friendly Mmo In Existence...

    ... And The Voice Of Charlton Heston's Immortal Spirit Thunders Over The Cosmos: "you Dirty Miserable Fools Who Always Complain About The Game And Those Behind It, Damn You All To Hell! What Have You To Say Now? Ye Who Have Dared Conspire And Connive To Plot Inconceivable Infamies, Bow Down On Your Knees And Beg For Salvation From Damnation! For Ye Shall Pry This Awesomeness Away Only From My Cold Dead Hands!"

    Seriousy, The Mere Thought Of Offering A Week Of Free Giveaways For The Sake Of Us Who Play Just Warms The Heart. Sto Rocks!

    Hear Hear Bravo
  • leviathan99#2867 leviathan99 Member Posts: 7,747 Arc User
    edited August 2013
    Oh, and the items get progressively higher in value throughout the week (Example: Monday, costume; Friday, ship) :)

    Cheers,

    Brandon =/\=

    If it's a costume available to both factions, there are only a handful of options there:

    Academy uniforms.
    Mercenary uniforms.
    Formal wear.
    Vedek robes.
    One of the Lobi outfits (unlikely).
    Something new (unlikely).

    Though it would be nice for the Worf baldric and hair/beard options to return. Those weren't included in the TNG S1 bundle and so my newer characters don't have them.

    Of these, my bet would be formal wear or merc set.

    Though I'd be pleasantly surprised if something new to players got bundled in like the ambassador jacket strap some NPCs and Spock have.
  • rickdias5500rickdias5500 Member Posts: 95 Arc User
    edited August 2013
    Uh-oh summer event damage control. So offer something totally random to totally random people after you cut short some seasonal even. is this how STO under PWE is run now.
  • xenotairo999xenotairo999 Member Posts: 1 Arc User
    edited August 2013
    Well I'm Angry. This awesome thing happens and I'm off at summer camp during the whole week of this happening. I'm sad. I won't be able to get the stuff.
  • pwebranflakespwebranflakes Member Posts: 7,741
    edited August 2013
    And on the days (yes, days plural!) that we're giving away a ship, there will be a KDF ship and Fed ship (you'll need to claim each on the appropriate, eligible character). So, there will actually be more than 5 ;)

    There seems to be some confusion regarding my statement above, so I just want to make sure it's clear :) Please note the "on the days that we're giving away ships..." part. As in, if it's not a ship (Monday's costume, as an example), it will be one item only for one faction. In Monday's example, Federation.

    Cheers,

    Brandon =/\=
  • flatmattflatmatt Member Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited August 2013
    Wow, this is pretty exciting. At least one costume day and two ship days? That's pretty incredible.

    I imagine the ships will be Tier I through Tier IV, which is kind of perfect--those are ships I'd never buy myself, but having additional options at those tiers (especially Tier I) and the consoles from them will be useful.

    I'm looking forward to this.
    There seems to be some confusion regarding my statement above, so I just want to make sure it's clear :) Please note the "on the days that we're giving away ships..." part. As in, if it's not a ship (Monday's costume, as an example), it will be one item only for one faction. In Monday's example, Federation.

    Cheers,

    Brandon =/\=
    Hmm, that's somewhat disappointing. However, there isn't much in the way of costumes to give away KDF-side anyway, so I imagine that's the reason.
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  • jetwtfjetwtf Member Posts: 1,207
    edited August 2013
    There seems to be some confusion regarding my statement above, so I just want to make sure it's clear :) Please note the "on the days that we're giving away ships..." part. As in, if it's not a ship (Monday's costume, as an example), it will be one item only for one faction. In Monday's example, Federation.

    Cheers,

    Brandon =/\=

    So thats 1 day fed, 1 day KDF, and 3 days both? Or 2 day fed, 2 day KDF, and 1 day both?

    Either way those who only have 1 faction will not get more than 5 items and could get significantly less than 5 if fed or kdf has 1 more day.

    "Monday's costume" You keep repeating that, either you are trolling everyone into expecting a costume on monday or you are saying "example" to apease the boss. Keep it up as i enjoy the speculation lol.

    Regardless, thanks for the free goodies regardless how it rolls out, but I hope it is even amongst the 2 sides. There is enough fed gets blah blah blah rants already. making the freebies favor fed would turn customers away. But then again fed only players do get entitlment issues too and will raise up the pitchforks if it is balanced towards the KDF...
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  • angrytargangrytarg Member Posts: 10,899 Arc User
    edited August 2013
    xtern1ty wrote: »
    The only reason the company would be giving away all the free stuff is to keep their players happy. This proves once again, STO is the most player friendly MMO in existence...

    ... And the voice of Charlton Heston's immortal spirit thunders over the cosmos: "You dirty miserable fools who always complain about the game and those behind it, damn you all to hell! What have you to say now? Ye who have dared conspire and connive to plot inconceivable infamies, bow down on your knees and beg for salvation from damnation! For ye shall pry this awesomeness away only from my cold dead hands!"

    Seriousy, the mere thought of offering a week of free giveaways for the sake of us who play just warms the heart. STO rocks!

    The only reason the company would do this is to maximize their profits by giving away lower tier ships to encourage people to buy fleet modules/higher tier ships to use the lower consoles or give away non-selling items like racing uniforms or DS9 uniform bundles as promotional material.

    Don't get me wrong, getting free stuff is always nice and we can adress a "thank you" to whomever is is responsible, but depicting it as a purely altruistic sentiment is a little bit naive / borderline delusional :D
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  • solonitesolonite Member Posts: 3 Arc User
    edited August 2013
    Oh, and the items get progressively higher in value throughout the week (Example: Monday, costume; Friday, ship) :)

    Cheers,

    Brandon =/\=

    Whoa thanks guys for this, it's really nice of you all at Cryptic/PW :)
  • artfulmerkageartfulmerkage Member Posts: 294 Arc User
    edited August 2013
    Who says you can't get something for nothing? Much obliged Bran and co.
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  • breadandcircusesbreadandcircuses Member Posts: 2,355 Arc User
    edited August 2013
    One question:

    If we already have the free item, will there be a secondary pick?

    For example, if we have the offered ship already, could we get a Fleet Module instead, so we could buy the Fleet Ship?
    No.

    Cheers,

    Brandon =/\=

    Okay, this one made me laugh... now that is a clearly stated answer :D
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  • martin1970giesenmartin1970giesen Member Posts: 217 Arc User
    edited August 2013
    So you get the ship as 'buying' it from the z-store for 0 zen, this mean that we could get the fleet versions of the ship for only 1 fleet-module. But will it be like this ???
    In the 'old days' we get free ships and if we now want the fleet versions it cost us 4 fleet-modules.
    We will see what happens, hope its free stuff.
    But not holding my breath..
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  • fabinoudu73fabinoudu73 Member Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited August 2013
    Oh great and what kind of terrible and useless ships will we get? An awesome tier 3 escort, great for my level 50 char who fly a recluse.
  • tarastheslayertarastheslayer Member Posts: 1,541 Bug Hunter
    edited August 2013
    Firstly, THANK YOU Cryptic, even if I already have some of these items I'm pleased that they're being given away for free, and that other people will have the opportunity to enjoy them :)
    There's going to be people moaning on the days that it wasn't what they wanted or whatever, but frankly it's free stuff and it's all good to have. Here's to next week :D
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  • robeasomrobeasom Member Posts: 1,911 Arc User
    edited August 2013
    This sounds good but the devils advocate asks me Whats the catch?
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  • antep01antep01 Member Posts: 96 Arc User
    edited August 2013
    Can Rom. Captains fly this new Ship?
  • lord7tareqlord7tareq Member Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited August 2013
    The Scimitar 3-pack would be nice as a free giveaway, if only to see the outcry that would follow on these forums :D

    On a more serious note, looking forward to see what we get!
  • angarus1angarus1 Member Posts: 683 Arc User
    edited August 2013
    Awesome, much appreciated!
    Even if I have everything already. :P
  • majinsyllusmajinsyllus Member Posts: 55 Arc User
    edited August 2013
    Would you guys dare to give out a T5 ship?


    Why do I have the feeling when I buy my Guramba today it will be free next week? <_<
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