Buying ships and other such items from the CE store with cash

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Re: Buying ships and other such items from the CE store with cash

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Darakhoranon wrote: Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:29 pm On a slightly more serious note:
Before we run off on odd tangents, would it even be conceivable from a coding point of view to e.g. "upgrade" non-PM ships in some way? Or would it be better to instead think about some kind of "non-PM ship only" equipment/pods?
Due to how ships are stored in the DB, editing the standard Ships (non PM) is tricky and could be a lot more trouble than its worth in the coding long run. That's why the PM ships were created so we could extend the line with other stat options.

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Re: Buying ships and other such items from the CE store with cash

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Hmm... so maybe we should really think along the lines of "non-PM ship only" pods and the like...

How about pods that improve one specific aspect each, e.g. a pod that increases the payout you get from haulage missions (by a relatively small amount, but still)?
Or maybe a system similar to alien passengers, i.e. you need a special cargo expander (that only works on non-PM ships) to haul "high value" packages?

Wouldn't that make a non-PM ship much more interesting in certain situations, e.g. if you decide to haul stuff for a while (i.e. you'd get a better payout, etc.)?
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Re: Buying ships and other such items from the CE store with cash

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Sunflower, here also the PM ships, and the store has everything except a shipbuilder and some Dark Matter for a shiny new ship.

To come back to existing store items.
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Re: Buying ships and other such items from the CE store with cash

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So, folks, I am quite confused by this thread.
Was the issue that Sunflowers needs a new ship but does not want to pay real cash from the store or did he not understand that he can pay real money to get the in-game ship he is drooling for?

It is my understanding that every VP made ship is available as a token purchase from the CE Store. Then Sunflowers needs only tell Coops to assign the token to him so he can drop-in to the ship store in VP to claim his brand new vessel.

If Sunflowers does not want to pay cash for a VP ship and does not have any in-game funds, then I would say he is out of luck. Otherwise, he can indeed get the VP ship of his dreams.
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