2 months ago - Boggzy - Direct link

Early access is part of the way a free-to-play game is monetized. It is purely optional and does not prevent anyone from acquiring the content at some point. The Lighthouse Auction for Superships is for credits anyway - which is not a real monetization method. It's just something for folks to spend their mountains of credits on.

Of all the ways to monetize, early access has to be one of the most reasonable due to it being voluntary and non-exclusive.

2 months ago - Boggzy - Direct link

You'll have to help me out with what point you're trying to make.

2 months ago - Boggzy - Direct link

Careful. There's no need to be insulting. Make your points without it.

The auction is a temporary opportunity for 375 people out of hundreds of thousands across the globe to have access to ithe superships 3 months before they are fully available.

Sorry, but that's not enough to say that our statement is false somehow. The rule is that you must have 3 Tier 10's researched or owned, the auction is an exception. We are allowed to make exceptions.

2 months ago - Ahskance - Direct link

After reading the discussion on this, I think I see the misunderstanding. The breakdown is between a "Rule for Ownership" and a "Method of Aquistion".

Rule of Ownship - "You must be this tall to ride the ride. No exceptions"


Method of Aquistion - "This is the line you go through to ride the ride for free."

For instance, the Bismark is a tech tree ship available for free in game. You need to Research the precedeing tiers in her tech tree line before you can purchase her for Earned Ship XP and Credits. This is her free-to-play Method of Acquistion and is the only way to acquire her as a routine standard.

The Bismark could be featured in an event, or linked to a bonus code, or sold directly in the premium shop/armory. These would not be her normal method of acquistion, so they would stand out. However, there is no Rule regarding use of the Bismark outside of having an internet connection to play the game.

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The free-to-play Method for Acquistion of a SuperShip is to own 3 Tier Tens and have researched the prior ship in the line so you can purchase her for Earned XP and Credits.

The SuperShip could be featured in an event, or linked to a bonus code, or sold directly in the premium shop/armory. These would not be the normal method of acquistion, so they would stand out. However, there is no Rule regarding use of the SuperShip outside of having an internet connection to play the game.

2 months ago - Boggzy - Direct link

There are far more ships in-game that are tech tree or "game-free" (coal, steel, etc...) than there are doubloon premiums.