One thing missing from Cryptic’s hybrid-subscription model that I really liked in Turbine’s was a monthly allowance of free store points for subscribers. Apparently it was something being discussed internally but not decided on until yesterday. Poz announced on the forums that yes there’ll be a stipend for subscribers, although no word yet on how much or how frequent (although I’d assume monthly).

It wasn’t if the points could only be used in the Champions store. Currently Cryptic Points are attached to you account and can be used in both the Champions and Star Trek C-Stores. So, unless they change their sales system, it’s likely possible that subscribers to both games could use their free points from Champions to buy items in Star Trek. This is something that Turbine doesn’t allow between DDO and LotRO.

Even though there’s not much in the C-Store that I’m interested in purchasing, it’s the thought that counts.

Special thanks to Nod for the heads-up.

C-Store Stipend
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2 thoughts on “C-Store Stipend

  • October 29, 2010 at 11:34 am

    This is something that Turbine doesn’t allow between DDO and LotRO. It’s something Turbine can’t allow currently due to contractual issues between the two publishers. It’s unfortunate because they are currently the “guiding light” so to speak for Western F2P but are also the only one being held back in that manner.

    I’d suspect if Turbine could get the rights to DDO back from Atari, that would solve things.

  • October 29, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    This is pretty interesting. Thanks for the news, Blue. I’m looking forward to seeing how this works out.

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