We used to have the option to customize ship’s appearance.
We used to have the option to pay with credits or with GS.
If we paid with credits, we paid for either 1 day or 1 week.
If we paid with GS, we unocked certain appearance option forever for affordable price.
Now we have:
System, which grants no option to pay with credits, like it used to be before.
System, which cancels/forgets any payment option with GS, if you have decided to switch to another flag or color, etc.
This means that you need to pay for each ship individually for every tier again and again.
Higher prices on all ship’s selections, if you compare those in 0,7 build version.
This is simply unacceptable and it cannot be ignored any longer.
I am offering you a solution, which will still give you, developers, more benefit than ever before.
You got only 3 options.
Introduce the old system with a few tweaks:
Pay with credits option for 1 day or 7 days.
Remove credits option and give us universal use of all the apperance features for GS (DLC exclusives should stay locked).
By Universal, I mean that there will be no T1, T2,T3,T4 and T5 GS price for each ship of the same class, but an universal price, thus ignoring tiers.
Universal price is a fixed price and it can be re-used on any ship or any tier, without any need of re-buying the same apperance customization content again, since it won’t get cancelled.
Once again, bought color, preset and other options will not be cancelled, if they are switched.
Introduce a DLC pack, which will have all of those features enabled by default. (DLC exclusive emblems and any other options will also be unlocked as well).
Full access, full features and add or extend current customization options with a new colors and options as well.
An option where you could move a slider on the color panel to get the desired color and even reflection would be nice. Such an example is often offered in racing games.
Name of the DLC should be yours to decide, but you could keep it simple.
Ship’s customization unlocker DLC pack or maybe something way more fancy.
Price of the DLC should be affordable, but also high enough to ensure, that the balance between the need and greed is maintained on a healthy scale.
Make me want to spend my money, not to force me to spend it the only way you know, like now.
I am sure that most of us hardcore players would get that DLC pack.
Remember, ship bundles also have special stickers, but to get a bundle, even if you own all of those ships is unprofessional and greedy.
Implement those stickers in that DLC as well, without any need of re-buying those premium bundles just for the stickers alone.
Also, DLC customization features should not just unlock all the options in the customization tree, but also offer some additional benefits, to please the players with higher demands.
- color blend mixer option should be added, which would enable you to to get unique color blend
- reflection options
- more layouts/presets
- possible paintbrush, so you can manually paint the ship with your moves
- you can zoom in or out and add stickers/emblems on the area you want and you decide how many
In short, customization options would become truly enriched and enhanced on a major scale.
Such options should already be in the game itself by default and they don’t need to be in DLC only.
DLC option is meant for immediate access, but it could offer additional benefits.
Is the worst of all of them. Do nothing and keep the current system.
I don’t need any additional explanation from my side. The others will explain all that needs to be said.
Treat players with respect they deserve.
Solution is not to force money out of people, but to encourage people to spend more money voluntarily and with a smile on their faces.
Remember, happy customer is a good customer.
Angry customer is a bad customer.
Also, customers, remember to vote with your wallets!