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Encrypted Datacube: Story content in the cartel market?

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Encrypted Datacube: Story content in the cartel market?
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06.26.2013 , 10:02 AM | #381
An official word, that it appears, we are never going to receive.
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06.26.2013 , 10:20 AM | #382 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Hey everyone,

Our plan with the Encrypted Datacubes was simply to see if packs would be another avenue of getting story content in the game. It will always be the Cartel Market teams goal to look for new and interesting things to add into the Cartel Market which are not gameplay impacting (avoiding pay-to-win, etc.). With that being said, we have heard your feedback loud and clear on this and we have no plans to place the Datacubes in the Cartel Market in the future.

Thanks!

-eric
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06.26.2013 , 10:23 AM | #383
Thank you very much Eric. But I have to add that I hope there won't be any other try to put lore into CM besides datacubes. Much appreciated.
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06.26.2013 , 10:33 AM | #384
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey everyone,

Our plan with the Encrypted Datacubes was simply to see if packs would be another avenue of getting story content in the game. It will always be the Cartel Market teams goal to look for new and interesting things to add into the Cartel Market which are not gameplay impacting (avoiding pay-to-win, etc.). With that being said, we have heard your feedback loud and clear on this and we have no plans to place the Datacubes in the Cartel Market in the future.

Thanks!

-eric
Testing the waters to see if people would buy more packs for story content is pretty shady practices. The amount of money that you're making for what you're currently selling in the CM isn't enough? You do realize this is what people have feared the game would turn into, right? Being nickle and dimed at every corner for content that should be in the game for free.

If the Development team would've put up a poll "Would you pay cartel coins for inconsequential story content (though it is connected to a current story line as a prelude of sorts) in the cartel market?" The response would've been a resounding Go to hell.

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06.26.2013 , 10:39 AM | #385
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If the Development team would've put up a poll "Would you pay cartel coins for inconsequential story content (though it is connected to a current story line as a prelude of sorts) in the cartel market?" The response would've been a resounding Go to hell.
I have to agree with the last part, but on a larger scale. It would be nice of more often we got threads asking for input (with polls to make it easier) on certain things, possibly things that are really early in development.
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06.26.2013 , 10:43 AM | #386
Yes... I think the message is pretty clear. TY eric for updating everyone.

You know folks have brought this up a couple times before.

WHY DON'T you SURVEY the community before doing things? I mean Forums are great for hearing about things AFTER you deploy them, but that's a waste of time/money and potentially upset's customers if nobody wanted.

I think a weekly SURVEY of some sort via mail might be worth the trouble to test the waters on ideas. Make it worth everyone's while and throw in say 5cc's for the trouble each survey completed (Once per week or month).
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06.26.2013 , 10:46 AM | #387
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey everyone,

Our plan with the Encrypted Datacubes was simply to see if packs would be another avenue of getting story content in the game. It will always be the Cartel Market teams goal to look for new and interesting things to add into the Cartel Market which are not gameplay impacting (avoiding pay-to-win, etc.). With that being said, we have heard your feedback loud and clear on this and we have no plans to place the Datacubes in the Cartel Market in the future.

Thanks!

-eric
Just to clarify where will the remaining 4 Encrypted Data Cubes come from - the next pack or with credits from some in-game vendor?
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06.26.2013 , 10:48 AM | #388
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Yes... I think the message is pretty clear. TY eric for updating everyone.

You know folks have brought this up a couple times before.

WHY DON'T you SURVEY the community before doing things? I mean Forums are great for hearing about things AFTER you deploy them, but that's a waste of time/money and potentially upset's customers if nobody wanted.

I think a weekly SURVEY of some sort via mail might be worth the trouble to test the waters on ideas. Make it worth everyone's while and throw in say 5cc's for the trouble each survey completed (Once per week or month).
Something in game might be better. Aion did (maybe still does). Sent out survey's often (unfortunately most were, how is the game not future content related) and when you finished it you got a few XP boosts I think (the gift was a nice little gift)
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06.26.2013 , 11:14 AM | #389
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey everyone,

Our plan with the Encrypted Datacubes was simply to see if packs would be another avenue of getting story content in the game. It will always be the Cartel Market teams goal to look for new and interesting things to add into the Cartel Market which are not gameplay impacting (avoiding pay-to-win, etc.). With that being said, we have heard your feedback loud and clear on this and we have no plans to place the Datacubes in the Cartel Market in the future.

Thanks!

-eric
I appreciate the honesty in admitting that these cubes were intended to test whether you could get away with adding story content to the list of what you can charge extra for through the CM. The fact that that's what you were doing...yeah, not cool. However, you do get points for listening to the feedback and acting on it, which is something you guys seem to be consistently improving.

This is why feedback is important, people.
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06.26.2013 , 11:16 AM | #390
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey everyone,

Our plan with the Encrypted Datacubes was simply to see if packs would be another avenue of getting story content in the game. It will always be the Cartel Market teams goal to look for new and interesting things to add into the Cartel Market which are not gameplay impacting (avoiding pay-to-win, etc.). With that being said, we have heard your feedback loud and clear on this and we have no plans to place the Datacubes in the Cartel Market in the future.

Thanks!

-eric
In other words, you tried to push the envelope just like you did with the G7 ship components. Then you realized based on severe community backlash you pushed too far?

Maybe you should stop trying to push the envelope.
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