It's in the game. You can buy it or it's an extremely rare drop and I do mean extremely rare. It seems about 1 in a few billion drop, even in instance. However you can report this as a bug and see if the devs can check to see if it's been implemented properly or not. However the drops for the special ships are supposed to be extremely rare.
omg... IS no developer on to answer???? rofl
Just a GS. lol
first, there is absolutely NO WAY it is a "1 in a few billion" drop rate"
Since you seem to want to answer for the devs, and are now obviously just pulling numbes and stuff out of a hat. Let me explain it TO YOU as a former Pro-Gamer. and someone who also has an MBA in finance.
There has NEVER, and I do MEAN NEVER been a '1 in a few billion drop rate" on anything in a game. Ever... if anyone says there was, they are lying.
Now to show you this is not correct... watch...
Estimated number of ACTIVE players in this game.
Server 1- 50
Server 2- 200
So lets assume this game is EXACTLY like all the other f2p aeria games, and that old servers have very very very few players, and new servers get a nice pop in the beginning.
Lets also be very very generous for your arguement. And say that there is that SAME amount of people who play very rarely (i.e. once every 2 weeks)... and yes, I know I was extremely generous on the above numbers as well..
Let's say a rough "weighted average" of people would be 50+200+(50/14)+ (200/14)= Roughly 269 people.. (again, it is obvious from anyone who plays these numbers are way too high... but lets pretend
Ok so 269 people. divided by 2 servers, equals about 135 people PER server as active. (hahaha, yeah I know.... numbers way off.. but bear with me)
Now lets say EVERY single person. ALL OF THEM. THAT IS EVERY SINGLE ONE!!!!! does 10 corsairs a day, and also does a FULL INSTANCE. ( like the pirate one that can drop the ship)
That is 130*11= 1,430 Chances per day. per server to get a ship fragment
Now since it takes 10 fragments to make one blue print. We have do divide that 1430 by 10.
We also have to do your "few billion" estimate.
So first we take 3,000,000,000 / 1430=2,097,902 days
Next we have to take that 2,098,902 and MULTIPLY by 10 (because 10 frags for a blueprint)
So mathematically. there will be (read this.. and laugh...)
1 Fragment found per server EVERY 5,747 years. (2,098k days)
1 BLUEPRINT earned per server EVERY 57,470 years
So yeah.. even if your number was correct. Which it isnt... that is one ship blueprint per server every 57,470 years.
If there were 5 servers. that means every 11,494 years someone in the game will earn a blueprint
So let's reevaluate. Let's pretend by estimate of 130 people is low (it is probably too high by a multiple of 5 lol). lets say that 10,000 active people a day play. And it is only 1 in a billion chance for a fragment
That means 10,000*11 chances=110,000 chances for a fragment a day
1,000,000,000/ 110,000= 9,090 days
That would mean every 25 years someone would get a Blue print per server... or Roughly 1 person in the WHOLE game would find one every 5 years... assuming 5 servers with 10,000 very very very very very active people.. all playing every day
so is it safe to assume
1-- The fragments and blueprints are not in the game
2- The developers do not reply
3- Your estimate of "1 in a few billion" is just a number you made up
4- This is yet another example of something NOT in the game. such as colony ships.
I for one, don't plan on playing this game for 57,470 years for the CHANCE to be the one person out of 130 on my server to win a ship BP.
Let's just call it as we see it. The new server cannibalized the old server. HORRENDOUSLY, (but made them a lot of new cash). and these new ships are NOT in the game, except as a "Pay to Win" item in the cash shop.
can any PLAYER or DEVELOPER comment on if my math is right, or if I am the only one disappointed anothe game function is NOT in the game?
PS--- Just woke up, and trying do this math in my head.. so if it is wrong, or I did a wrong variable. feel free to correct it. i am too lazy to double check it
(yeah I changed some numbers to round numbers to help me do the math in my head.. like 135 people to 130... etc..)
Incidentally 57,470 years time 130 people (every one on server) is about 7,471,100 years for all 130 people on your server to have just ONE of the blueprints. For each person to have all 3 ship prints. it is about 22.5 MILLION years. rofl