Already commented thereYour Feedback is needed badly......
1. Concerning the 300 variants.....
2. The Customizer
The prices and loadouts (especially weapons, etc) are just placeholders for testing purposes.
I look forward to being able to do all of our ships.
**** HELP 'Ole CosmicTrader get the color GREEN......... Please. CIG seems to have forgotten GREEN.
Something else to consider is economic scaling. Perhaps CIG could scale customization costs with the actual ship being customized. So painting an Idris TEST yellow or adding wood trim would cost much more than a 300i because it's obviously a much larger ship and requires more materials to complete.overall the customizer works great. Prices are okay, except maybe for the packages. I think 18-29 $ for a 60-80$ ship is too much. I would feel more happy with 10-20$ for those packages.
This sounds like the best way to do it imo.Something else to consider is economic scaling. Perhaps CIG could scale customization costs with the actual ship being customized. So painting an Idris TEST yellow or adding wood trim would cost much more than a 300i because it's obviously a much larger ship and requires more materials to complete.
Best of all, this approach would be much easier on newer/poorer players, especially those with starter ships, as they could trick out an Aurora for as little as $5-$15. It would be a scalable "gateway drug" monitization system for CIG as well. Everybody wins (except for the poor bastard that has to spend an extra $150-$250 putting hello kitty paint on their Idris).
Not sure if this would survive contact with reality, but it sounded good in my brain...
I think the component packages are too pricey, but also the best part of the customization. 315p was one of the first ships I purchased (after my Aurora game package!) and I frankly hated it, I kept it a long time though melted it after 3.3.5 when I realized that it had the slowest QT drive in the game.
However, now that I got one in the PTU, and was able to customize it to not only Test colors, but now defaults to a much faster QT drive the 315 is a really fun ship to fly and I totally intend to purchase a new upgraded one during the Origin event, I have found myself flying it a lot in the PTU. I do hope they bring the prices down on the upgrades though, 1 to 2 bucks for the cosmetic stuff is totally good, but the component packages need to come down to the 10 - 15 range I think.
That doesn't bother me since you can just melt anything and get full value back.I haven't checked it out yet, but wanted to comment that, with the way the ship component stats and weapons stats keep changing (and are going to keep changing due to balancing) it is WAY too early to customize anything other than the paint job....