A lot of folks have been wondering where the playable Klingons and Ferengi were for the Federation side. Well, they’ve just turned up, in time for launch day.
They’re so super-duper awesome that they’re not included in the price of your game. You have to pay extra. Putting an existing Klingon or Ferengi model in a Federation uniform is just such a hard task it couldn’t possibly be included in the 60 dollars, or however much, you paid already.
I’m disgusted by this. The level of greed Cryptic is showing is extraordinary, and I fear that we are going to be expected to pay over and over again in order to get a fully featured game. If you want any of the other game features that were supposed to be with us at launch, you can expect to pay through the nose for them too. Some people have just laid down 300 dollars for a lifetime subscription to Star Trek Online, and now they must pay further, before the game is even launched, to have full access to everything.
Champions Online just announced that is was going to be charging for a single zone content download, when it had possibly the least amount of content of any MMO at launch in the history of MMO. Recently Cryptic seems to release half-finished games, and then take advantage of any loyal customers willing to stick with it.
Cryptic may be living by The First Rule of Acquisition: Once you have their money, you never give it back.
But they have forgotten the 57th: Good customers are as rare as latinum. Treasure them.
Syp is equally unimpressed though a little less filled with fury.