In Star Trek Online there are lottery boxes that have a small chance of giving a rare ship similar to the boxes introduced here that yield rare outfits/bikes.
However, to make players feel they are getting more value for their buck(and increase revenue on the keys needed to open them), the boxes also give a minimum of four lobi crystals-a special currency that can be spent in the Lobi store on rare ships/outfits/pets ect that are exclusive to the Lobi store. This way, even if you spent $100 on lottery boxes and didn't get what you want, you are still building up currency to acquire valuable items, thus increasing the value of the lottery boxes.
Would you guys consider something similar as a future lottery box feature?
This is an excellent post. The cash shop in STO by perfect world is an excellent example of it done right in an MMO. STO was dead before perfect world made it F2P and added that excellent cash shop. ( although i bought every ship and crew uniform in cryptics shop prior to the PW takeover to lol )
In my Opinion £10-£15 a outfit is probably the maximum I would pay, so roughly $20 for a really good outfit say about half that for lingerie which you rarely see.
I feel the bike prices are kinda skewed as well they should probably be nearer the $20 mark than the $30 as they stand.
Also allow us to sell the items we buy for ingame currency to other players. This has a two-fold beneficial effect:
1) people with free time and less cash can also obtain the items they want
2) people with money to spend and less time to grind can earn ingame gold meaning less chance they go to a gold seller
Personally I will never buy gambling boxes in item shops. If i want to gamble i'll go to the casino. When I want an item for my hobby i'd rather pay a normal price than risk nothing trying to get it on the cheap.
I do pvp a fair bit and the "instant" mounting on the new mounts ( which is probably an oversight ) is a bit of a stickler. I like my Elite founder mount a lot and feel a touch annoyed the other "cheaper" new mounts are "better" so to speak but it's hardly a game breaker.
I think perhaps the "enhancement" items are a touch overpriced but thats just personal opinion
fe the no loss of level on failed enhancement could perhaps give you 2-3 of the items for the current cost.
The pet datachips if they can be leveled up as a previous poster asked are then worth the money but if in a couple months you try to sell us level2 chips for more cash. Then your going to have some irate customers i would imagine.
Really liked the 69AP Shop