The main problem with STT

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edited April 2018 in The Bridge
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The biggest problem STT has IMO is milking players Star Trek Nostalgia the more you spend the little in return you get. For example look at shuttle percentages both in events and outside events. With recent collection and starbase bonuses the percentages DO NOT swing in the players favour it’s almost like the difficulty increases to facilitate individual player bonuses.

I think DB need to respect their player base a little better before another game studio comes to multi platform with the Star Trek IP who offers value for money.

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  • [BL] Q [BL] Q ✭✭✭✭✭
    And despite the graphic showing a 5/5*, what you would get for that 15,000 dil is a 1/5*.

    Just wanted to point that out in case there’s anyone new reading this.

    Good point Pasty I should have clarified that in my OP
  • Could not agree more.
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  • Will this game last for another year?
  • Peachtree RexPeachtree Rex ✭✭✭✭✭
    If it isn't worth it to you, don't buy it. It's really that simple.

    If enough people don't buy it, prices will change in time.

    DB doesn't want to "cheapen" everything because then you end up with a Mirror Picard situation where people who have spent significant resources on something that was supposed to be limited was, very soon after, given away for free.
  • Will this game last for another year?

    I'd be surprised if it does.
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  • JeanLucKirkJeanLucKirk ✭✭✭✭
    Will this game last for another year?

    According to an interview with Erin Prince from last summer

    http://www.scifipulse.net/erin-prince-on-her-video-game-career-and-disruptor-beams-star-trek-timelines/

    yes. Cause she said "As mentioned above, we’ll also continue to work on Star Trek Timelines for years to come!"

    On the other hand many run of the mill casino games and simple casual games create much more revenue than STT.

    And the lay off at DB happened after the interview so while I hope this game will last idk...
  • It's still there at 15K because people still buy it.......
    Dear DB: Non sequitur. Your facts are uncoordinated.
  • It's still there at 15K because people still buy it.......

    I don't think it is. I believe it is that expensive because DB doesn't want you to just buy the character you want.
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  • IronagedaveIronagedave ✭✭✭✭✭
    If you read the DB info it says it has been budgeted for this year, depending how things go it will no doubt be reviewed towards the end of the year.
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  • Secret JourneySecret Journey ✭✭✭✭
    I can’t understand how you can dump that much cash for a card and have absolutely nothing tangible in return...I’m completely aligned with the OP
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  • It's still there at 15K because people still buy it.......

    I don't think it is. I believe it is that expensive because DB doesn't want you to just buy the character you want.

    Of course they WANT you to buy....every week, event crew starts at $100, then $50 and so on...no shortage of people shelling our money on this game. I have a guy in my fleet, has spent close to (if not more than) $5,000 on last 3 events.......
    Dear DB: Non sequitur. Your facts are uncoordinated.
  • Banjo1012Banjo1012 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's still there at 15K because people still buy it.......

    I don't think it is. I believe it is that expensive because DB doesn't want you to just buy the character you want.

    Totally agree. It’s that expensive because you are actually buying something specific that you want

  • [BL] Q [BL] Q ✭✭✭✭✭
    If it isn't worth it to you, don't buy it. It's really that simple.

    If enough people don't buy it, prices will change in time.

    DB doesn't want to "cheapen" everything because then you end up with a Mirror Picard situation where people who have spent significant resources on something that was supposed to be limited was, very soon after, given away for free.

    Double it half it doesn’t matter if I want a card I’ll get it till I fully fuse the card personal value to one individual isn’t the issue for 1% of players this is by no means the be all end all. The other 99% however are priced out of collecting their favourite crew for almost console money and for them they can’t justify those prices.

    Regarding those who spent significant resources on something that was supposed to be limited do you mean like the 4* lore best chance packs were some of us spent €200+ and didn’t get one and we’re given out in an event two months later? I wasn’t that annoyed tbh I don’t begrudge anyone any crew they may have accumulated playing this game and neither should anyone else.

    Compare the price of 15k Dilithium to STO on console it’s a bit of a cash gouge. I will say this the special offers of late seem to be a step in the right direction.
  • Will this game last for another year?

    I'd be surprised if it does.

    Then expect to be surprised. This game will still be around for years to come.
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  • (HGH)Apollo(HGH)Apollo ✭✭✭✭✭
    I dislike that some really cool crew like Satan's Robot, Ripper, and others are only available in packs. At some point down the road I would like these guys in an event.
  • [BL] Q [BL] Q ✭✭✭✭✭
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    DB's Business Plan

    Lmao
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    @Peachtree Rex I picked the most expensive way for a reason to highlight the absurdity of the value of a single 1/5
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    By comparison 1/5 v PS4 VR the real issue here is value for digital JPEG’s in a mobile game v gaming Consoles and accessories. This discussion was brought up in a Star Trek group on Facebook originally with the op image by another player. Many people hadn’t heard of Timelines in the group the overal reaction to the price was negative. I’m sure it put a few people off despite as you say there are cheaper options out there like special offers.

    i’ll leave dismissing 1/5’s value for another day.

    However I do agree with many of your points and I’d advise anyone to be patient eventually a character you like and see for 15k Dilithium will likely pop in a Behold whether it’s a 10 for $10 deal or free community pull.
  • [BL] Q [BL] Q ✭✭✭✭✭
    Will this game last for another year?

    Timelines will be around for years to come I don’t doubt that for a second. I’m sure some price tweaking here and there and the introduction of more special offers like the spring celebratory offer will keep players sweet. When DB does a job well done the forum praises them and rightly so but when they get it wrong boy oh boy do the pitchforks come out. It doesn’t take much to make people abandon the pitchforks my only wish was they implemented changes before it escalates into hyperbole and pitchforks.
  • It's still there at 15K because people still buy it.......

    I don't think it is. I believe it is that expensive because DB doesn't want you to just buy the character you want.

    Of course they WANT you to buy....every week, event crew starts at $100, then $50 and so on...no shortage of people shelling our money on this game. I have a guy in my fleet, has spent close to (if not more than) $5,000 on last 3 events.......

    Who?
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  • Secret JourneySecret Journey ✭✭✭✭
    In the world of tech and all the advances we’ve made in the cyber universe I’m glad that something as rudimentary as the pitchfork is at hand and ready to settle wrongs!
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  • [BL] Q [BL] Q ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2018
    In the world of tech and all the advances we’ve made in the cyber universe I’m glad that something as rudimentary as the pitchfork is at hand and ready to settle wrongs!

    Were not an uncivilised mob we have torches and faith of the heart.
  • I don't see the dilithium cost of a Legendary crew member as being a good example of your topic(DB's cash grab). It is an excellent example of how to waste your dilithium/money. More interesting would be how many other Legendary crew could you get with 15k dilithium and is it worth it to get that specific crew member guaranteed. Gave me a few ideas though.
  • I blame burger king j7kps775xasg.jpg
  • [BL] Q [BL] Q ✭✭✭✭✭
    p377y7h33f wrote: »
    I blame burger king j7kps775xasg.jpg

    We’re not pitchforking for Burger King to change back to the original fries till Thursday.
  • [BL] Q [BL] Q ✭✭✭✭✭
    [BL] Q wrote: »
    p377y7h33f wrote: »
    I blame burger king j7kps775xasg.jpg

    We’re not pitchforking for Burger King to change back to the original fries till Thursday.

    Sorry meant Wednesday, Thursday I’ve a doctors appointment. Acute pain in the butt cheek :(
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