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I’ve noticed quite a few games are going in the direction of allowing people to gift friends/family items from their individual stores. I think this would be great for STO. I have friends and family who live and breath Star Trek, so the idea of me being able to gift say my Nephew a ship, starter pack or even a lifetime subscription for a Birthday, Christmas or just because I’m feeling generous would be great.

It would make sense business-wise as well, because if my friend/family member was never going to or can’t get an item and I do that’s some extra money in the pockets of the devs and staff that was never going to happen otherwise.

Maybe if this is a bit difficult making the T6 Gift Tokens released during Christmas as a permanent thing might be an idea, just with T5 ones as well.

Anyway, just an idea 🙂

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  • fleetcaptain5#1134 fleetcaptain5 Member Posts: 2,901 Arc User
    I'm guessing that either they weren't used all that much, or players used it to get a ship for cheap for themselves. If I'm not mistaken, using such a token and then send the ship to yourself (for example, by claiming it on a free alternate account) meant that you enjoyed a discount.

    I think they were released at some point and then re-released only once... And that must have been months, if not years ago already.
    [4:46] [Combat {self}] Your Haymaker deals 23337 (9049) Physical Damage(Critical) to Spawnmother

    [3/25 10:41][Combat (Self)]Your Haymaker deals 26187 (10692) Physical Damage(Critical) to Orinoco.
  • fleetcaptain5#1134 fleetcaptain5 Member Posts: 2,901 Arc User
    And to be fair, I think the tokens would work better for other C-store things. Ships are still quite expensive. I know that I wouldn't give them away, especially since any player who wants to, can get multiple ships for free each year.

    I would consider giving some services, modules or an uniform to in-game friends or fleet mates though.
    [4:46] [Combat {self}] Your Haymaker deals 23337 (9049) Physical Damage(Critical) to Spawnmother

    [3/25 10:41][Combat (Self)]Your Haymaker deals 26187 (10692) Physical Damage(Critical) to Orinoco.
  • leemwatsonleemwatson Member Posts: 4,467 Arc User
    I’ve noticed quite a few games are going in the direction of allowing people to gift friends/family items from their individual stores. I think this would be great for STO. I have friends and family who live and breath Star Trek, so the idea of me being able to gift say my Nephew a ship, starter pack or even a lifetime subscription for a Birthday, Christmas or just because I’m feeling generous would be great.

    It would make sense business-wise as well, because if my friend/family member was never going to or can’t get an item and I do that’s some extra money in the pockets of the devs and staff that was never going to happen otherwise.

    Maybe if this is a bit difficult making the T6 Gift Tokens released during Christmas as a permanent thing might be an idea, just with T5 ones as well.

    Anyway, just an idea 🙂

    This is something they have already done, during the Christmas period. It'll likely make another appearance.
    "You don't want to patrol!? You don't want to escort!? You don't want to defend the Federation's Starbases!? Then why are you flying my Starships!? If you were a Klingon you'd be killed on the spot, but lucky for you.....you WERE in Starfleet. Let's see how New Zealand Penal Colony suits you." Adm A. Necheyev.
  • hightower#2475 hightower Member Posts: 39 Arc User
    I'm guessing that either they weren't used all that much, or players used it to get a ship for cheap for themselves. If I'm not mistaken, using such a token and then send the ship to yourself (for example, by claiming it on a free alternate account) meant that you enjoyed a discount.

    I think they were released at some point and then re-released only once... And that must have been months, if not years ago already.

    Yeah this bit was more of a secondary idea to the first part 🙂
  • hightower#2475 hightower Member Posts: 39 Arc User
    leemwatson wrote: »
    I’ve noticed quite a few games are going in the direction of allowing people to gift friends/family items from their individual stores. I think this would be great for STO. I have friends and family who live and breath Star Trek, so the idea of me being able to gift say my Nephew a ship, starter pack or even a lifetime subscription for a Birthday, Christmas or just because I’m feeling generous would be great.

    It would make sense business-wise as well, because if my friend/family member was never going to or can’t get an item and I do that’s some extra money in the pockets of the devs and staff that was never going to happen otherwise.

    Maybe if this is a bit difficult making the T6 Gift Tokens released during Christmas as a permanent thing might be an idea, just with T5 ones as well.

    Anyway, just an idea 🙂

    This is something they have already done, during the Christmas period. It'll likely make another appearance.

    Yep, I was just advocating for a more permanent option for Birthdays or just a gift general 🙂
  • leemwatsonleemwatson Member Posts: 4,467 Arc User
    leemwatson wrote: »
    I’ve noticed quite a few games are going in the direction of allowing people to gift friends/family items from their individual stores. I think this would be great for STO. I have friends and family who live and breath Star Trek, so the idea of me being able to gift say my Nephew a ship, starter pack or even a lifetime subscription for a Birthday, Christmas or just because I’m feeling generous would be great.

    It would make sense business-wise as well, because if my friend/family member was never going to or can’t get an item and I do that’s some extra money in the pockets of the devs and staff that was never going to happen otherwise.

    Maybe if this is a bit difficult making the T6 Gift Tokens released during Christmas as a permanent thing might be an idea, just with T5 ones as well.

    Anyway, just an idea 🙂

    This is something they have already done, during the Christmas period. It'll likely make another appearance.

    Yep, I was just advocating for a more permanent option for Birthdays or just a gift general 🙂

    From what I understand, it's deliberately this way to cut down on potential fraud. Last thing you need is your account compromised and someone buying tokens with your money.
    "You don't want to patrol!? You don't want to escort!? You don't want to defend the Federation's Starbases!? Then why are you flying my Starships!? If you were a Klingon you'd be killed on the spot, but lucky for you.....you WERE in Starfleet. Let's see how New Zealand Penal Colony suits you." Adm A. Necheyev.
  • paradox#7391 paradox Member Posts: 1,128 Arc User
    edited September 2
    would be weird since I don't have any friends or family that plays STO, I'm also anti-social.
  • aftulusaftulus Member Posts: 625 Arc User
    would be weird since I don't have any friends or family that plays STO, I'm also anti-social.

    That helps stop both virtual and real world viruses from spreading and reaking havock! ;d
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