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Please add new VIP levels

edited February 16 in The Bridge
I don't feel like I've spent a lot on this game, but I guess I have over many years thanks to holiday offers and monthly campaigns tracks. My VIP level has been stuck at level 14 for what seems like forever. It'd be really great if we had that little bit of incentive/reward to look forward to if we keep spending.

I know the incentive is supposed to be accumulation of the things we buy, but thanks to RNG, the longer we play the more likely each purchase is a complete waste of money due to duplicates and poor honor conversion rates. The VIP bonuses at least give us something tangible to show for our money.

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  • AndrewAndrew ✭✭✭
    I like it! I'd second this!
  • I like this
  • Kim_Novak.IIKim_Novak.II ✭✭✭✭
    Bylo Band wrote: »
    Funny you should start this thread because I've been thinking about this the last two days also to the point where I even know what I would want for VIP 15 and almost started my own thread last night!

    I think once you get to the point where you have hit and far exceeded VIP 14 standards, help with collecting is more useful than buffs/boosts/etc so I think improved DYC (Double Your Crew) options make a LOT of sense as an incentive/reward for the spenders.

    Things I would want:

    1. A DYC 'A La Carte'. How this would work: at VIP 15 the old DYC is replaced with a menu of every 5* card you have acquired since the DYC triggered and the VIP 15 player can choose which card they want to double. All the other benefits remain the same but this would liberate us to open a lot more packs and be able to double the card of OUR choosing and not the first card RNG chose.

    2. A reduced DYC cost. Leave everything as it is just take something off the price. We already have a lot of skin in the game, make it a bit easier for VIP 15 to complete the cards they are buying packs to complete.

    3. Reduced cooldown on DYC. Pretty self-explanatory.

    I don't need more buffs and I would imagine most people wouldn't be in favor of the haves having an even easier time in events, but this would be a meaningful boon to help people complete the cards they are collecting without unbalancing competition.

    🤣🤣

    I can imagine this would be complicated to programme
    There would also be the factor I think of taking advantage of non-portal cards
  • AviTrekAviTrek ✭✭✭✭✭
    Simpler approach DYC for every 5* that drops. It's giving the player the option to spend $25. Why limit that and harm sales by making it tied to the first card that drops in a time window.
  • Greetings Captains, we are so happy to se eager players for additional content on our VIP system. I'll pass notes to the devs and see if we can plan some additional content on the upcoming months. LLAP
  • Kim_Novak.IIKim_Novak.II ✭✭✭✭
    Bylo Band wrote: »

    1. A DYC 'A La Carte'. How this would work: at VIP 15 the old DYC is replaced with a menu of every 5* card you have acquired since the DYC triggered and the VIP 15 player can choose which card they want to double. All the other benefits remain the same but this would liberate us to open a lot more packs and be able to double the card of OUR choosing and not the first card RNG chose.

    how exactly would this work?
    How would it work with honour, voyage & gauntlet (specifically Voyage) crew?

    Apart from premium packs, if you are aiming for specific crew such as from event, campaign, OE, then it doesn't take a genius to time it or not open anything. 24 hours isn't a long cooldown period. I know when I got my voyage Chapel, I timed it right until picking her
    Leaving it open to non-portal crew is unfair too as you had the chance to earn them(if they were event crew) during that period. Chances are you have already leveled them up for the next week anyhoo

    You got your cites. Use them or buy them, save your honour & get them during the sale

    Plus if you are at VIP14, then you should have the resources to level up immediately. I know I hardly need to do any building or replicating to get crew straight to 100

    If you are just looking to dupe already FF crew, honestly IMO with quipment now, dupe crew aren't really necessary now, apart maybe from the elite
  • Kim_Novak.IIKim_Novak.II ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 21
    AviTrek wrote: »
    Bylo Band wrote: »

    1. A DYC 'A La Carte'. How this would work: at VIP 15 the old DYC is replaced with a menu of every 5* card you have acquired since the DYC triggered and the VIP 15 player can choose which card they want to double. All the other benefits remain the same but this would liberate us to open a lot more packs and be able to double the card of OUR choosing and not the first card RNG chose.

    how exactly would this work?
    How would it work with honour, voyage & gauntlet (specifically Voyage) crew?

    Apart from premium packs, if you are aiming for specific crew such as from event, campaign, OE, then it doesn't take a genius to time it or not open anything. 24 hours isn't a long cooldown period. I know when I got my voyage Chapel, I timed it right until picking her
    Leaving it open to non-portal crew is unfair too as you had the chance to earn them(if they were event crew) during that period. Chances are you have already leveled them up for the next week anyhoo

    You got your cites. Use them or buy them, save your honour & get them during the sale

    Plus if you are at VIP14, then you should have the resources to level up immediately. I know I hardly need to do any building or replicating to get crew straight to 100

    If you are just looking to dupe already FF crew, honestly IMO with quipment now, dupe crew aren't really necessary now, apart maybe from the elite

    Here's the situation I suspect the op is dealing with. They got Chapel on a voyage. Clicked return and are waiting for the voyage to return. Then before the voyage returns they played gauntlet and got a FF behold with crew they don't need. Now that gauntlet crew triggers the DYC. The player now needs to give up the DYC on chapel or sit with no voyage going for 24 hours so they can wait to claim the voyage with chapel.

    Are players supposed to not play gauntlet if a voyage is returning? Plus in the general portal case, if they're opening multiple packs who knows what crew show up in which pack. Imagine opening an elusive treasures and getting an ok behold to trigger DYC before getting a better behold in the same pack.

    I still say the simplest solution is just give DYC for every 5* drop. If players want to spend $25 instead of using a cite, let them. I'm sure TP will make more money selling $25 DYC than whatever they think they're protecting by limiting how often players get it.

    yup, I would have waited on Chapel. What's one missed daily mission?
    As for multiple packs & elusive treasure, sorry but tough if you don't get your pick
    If you buy a lottery ticket or scratch card & win, should you be able to get a new one because you got nothing?

    As you progress in the game, chances of getting all frozen beholds or naff choices increases. Buying elusive treasures early on is great but later on not so because of the increased chances of owning all the crew

    And IF bland did get a gauntlet win, then he surely would have posted it in his RNG thread, no?

    Also you still haven't addressed how this would work with non portal crew that you already own. because as I see it, that's the main hurdle
  • Kim_Novak.IIKim_Novak.II ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 25
    I have nothing against more VIP levels/rewards. It's just what can they give us?

    a higherboost on the limit on daily chrons,. More Rep rations?

    Maybe a cite for every X amount you spend or a monthly one
  • AviTrekAviTrek ✭✭✭✭✭
    Also you still haven't addressed how this would work with non portal crew that you already own. because as I see it, that's the main hurdle
    AviTrek wrote:
    I still say the simplest solution is just give DYC for every 5* drop. If players want to spend $25 instead of using a cite, let them. I'm sure TP will make more money selling $25 DYC than whatever they think they're protecting by limiting how often players get it.

    You get a 5* crew, you get the DYC option. That's it. Doesn't matter if it's a portal crew or not. If a player wants to spend $25 instead of a cite, good for them. If a player wants to spend $25 to dupe a crew, they can.

    If a player owns Chapel at 1/5, gets a second on a voyage, and chooses to spend $25 on a DYC for a third copy, that's fine. They can make a 3/5 or make 3 separate versions. TP makes $25, and the player is happy with the choice they made.

    If a player has Omet'iklan at 5/5 and then gets another one in gauntlet, they can choose to DYC for $25. If they want to start at a second at 2/5 or start a second and third at 1/5 each that's their choice. TP still makes $25 and the player walks away happy.

    I don't see why this is complicated or why being portal or not makes any kind of difference.
  • Kim_Novak.IIKim_Novak.II ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 21
    because getting non event non portal crewshould be a challenge & not an easy option

    It may be a sucky challenge, yes, but what is a game whithout them?
    This should be a marathon, not turn it into a sprint with this move

    And again, at this level, why would people have essential crew not already leveled up?

    Last word: no crew that will never be available in the portal should be made exchangeable for DYC AFTER they have been added to your crew.

    you want 2 Captain tribbles? time it right
    You want more Mirror Mariners? earn them

    I went through a dabo wheel to get wanted Mariner pre-portal release
    yesterday I got her from a credit pack 😆
    That's the luck of the draw. getting her on the dabo, then getting first a gold in credit pack & one that you already own.
  • Navarch Navarch ✭✭✭✭✭
    I don’t use DYC, but I’m always in favor of encouraging people to spend. As long as new crew slots came with the higher VIP leve, that’s key for me.

    Other stuff I’d want with higher vip levels: no more caps on chrons and quantum. Accumulaate as much as you want.
    Interest on credits, dil, and honor paid daily.
  • AndrewAndrew ✭✭✭
    Bylo Band wrote: »

    1. A DYC 'A La Carte'. How this would work: at VIP 15 the old DYC is replaced with a menu of every 5* card you have acquired since the DYC triggered and the VIP 15 player can choose which card they want to double. All the other benefits remain the same but this would liberate us to open a lot more packs and be able to double the card of OUR choosing and not the first card RNG chose.

    Plus if you are at VIP14, then you should have the resources to level up immediately. I know I hardly need to do any building or replicating to get crew straight to 100

    Just a quick note on this; I have been VIP 14 for... almost a year? I still have to do building and replicating constantly. Particularly once I hit level 70+ for the character. Different people play differently; resources are distributed differently. I know I'm not stockpiling, everything I get goes right into leveling up crew, of which I have hundreds still waiting to climb the ranks.

    So just to keep in mind for this discussion that the idea that VIP 14 = easy/quick level-up does not hold true for everyone.
  • Kim_Novak.IIKim_Novak.II ✭✭✭✭
    Andrew wrote: »
    Bylo Band wrote: »

    1. A DYC 'A La Carte'. How this would work: at VIP 15 the old DYC is replaced with a menu of every 5* card you have acquired since the DYC triggered and the VIP 15 player can choose which card they want to double. All the other benefits remain the same but this would liberate us to open a lot more packs and be able to double the card of OUR choosing and not the first card RNG chose.

    Plus if you are at VIP14, then you should have the resources to level up immediately. I know I hardly need to do any building or replicating to get crew straight to 100

    Just a quick note on this; I have been VIP 14 for... almost a year? I still have to do building and replicating constantly. Particularly once I hit level 70+ for the character. Different people play differently; resources are distributed differently. I know I'm not stockpiling, everything I get goes right into leveling up crew, of which I have hundreds still waiting to climb the ranks.

    So just to keep in mind for this discussion that the idea that VIP 14 = easy/quick level-up does not hold true for everyone.

    I totally get that & was in the same place as you, but you have to understand that the quote you posted & its content was to one person & not everyone at VIP14

    the same person who posted:
    I don't need more buffs and I would imagine most people wouldn't be in favor of the haves having an even easier time in events

    Which I don't agree with

    Hope that clears things up
  • AndrewAndrew ✭✭✭
    Andrew wrote: »
    Bylo Band wrote: »

    1. A DYC 'A La Carte'. How this would work: at VIP 15 the old DYC is replaced with a menu of every 5* card you have acquired since the DYC triggered and the VIP 15 player can choose which card they want to double. All the other benefits remain the same but this would liberate us to open a lot more packs and be able to double the card of OUR choosing and not the first card RNG chose.

    Plus if you are at VIP14, then you should have the resources to level up immediately. I know I hardly need to do any building or replicating to get crew straight to 100

    Just a quick note on this; I have been VIP 14 for... almost a year? I still have to do building and replicating constantly. Particularly once I hit level 70+ for the character. Different people play differently; resources are distributed differently. I know I'm not stockpiling, everything I get goes right into leveling up crew, of which I have hundreds still waiting to climb the ranks.

    So just to keep in mind for this discussion that the idea that VIP 14 = easy/quick level-up does not hold true for everyone.

    I totally get that & was in the same place as you, but you have to understand that the quote you posted & its content was to one person & not everyone at VIP14

    the same person who posted:
    I don't need more buffs and I would imagine most people wouldn't be in favor of the haves having an even easier time in events

    Which I don't agree with

    Hope that clears things up

    It does, my appologies.
  • ChaosChildChaosChild ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bylo Band wrote: »
    I've thought of something else I want for VIP 15: I think everyone who has spent enough to earn VIP 15 has 100% also spent enough to NEVER have to deal with this nonsense ever again...

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    ...at VIP 15, we should only ever get voyage ship traits for 5* ships.

    I agree with you on general principle but you picked a bad example to illustrate it since we do have a 5* Gorn ship available. Barely anybody will have it completed, but it does exist.

    If you'd chosen Maquis or Hirogen for your example, I'm behind you 100%.
  • Greetings Captains, This is definitely something we can let Ben and the Team know about. But we definitely have new ships coming LLAP
  • WaldoMagWaldoMag ✭✭✭✭✭
    I second the crew slot point. I would be okay with that being the only reward for higher VIP levels
  • Update: Proposal was sent and devs are looking into a possible change. Nothing sure for now, but we will provide more news once we have them. Thank you Captains!
    LLAP
  • ChaosChildChaosChild ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 25
    Nevermind, posted in wrong thread.
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