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XavierMace

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Star Trek Online's annual winter event (free ship) started today.

Edit: There's also the free Phoenix prize box give away this week. The ship you don't have to log in every day for, but the prize box is a once per day thing for only this week. So if you're into the game, it's worth your time to log in once a week, at least for this week.
 
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Craig234

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Marvel Heroes has a huge Christmas giveaway for logging in at least today, not sure how long it'll continue. Like 12 boxes, dozens of items.
 

DaveSimmons

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lupi

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Other than the one hero/pet they said, I've gotten I believe 3 or 4 heroes/teamups. Didn't pay attention to any others scheduled but it's been pretty good.

Also got one about a month ago from an achievement coffer I picked up as the daily log on.
 

Craig234

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Marvel gave a venom today. I gave up on a good g discount and finally bought some - now today I got a 50% discount. Makes the most sense for the big $200 28k g for half off - but I have no idea what I'd use those g's for. I'm not that into the game and dont care much about costumes and different teamups and all that.
 

DaveSimmons

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How much stash space do you have? I always want more to hoard artifacts, medallions, legendaries, one of every unique before they stop dropping, etc.

If there are any specific heroes or team-ups you've wanted then (50% of gold) + (50% off xmas sale) = 25% of normal price.
 

lupi

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Yes, finally bit and bought some G when I had a big discount, then stash went on a mega-rare sale. Was like being in heaven.
 

Craig234

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How much stash space do you have? I always want more to hoard artifacts, medallions, legendaries, one of every unique before they stop dropping, etc.

If there are any specific heroes or team-ups you've wanted then (50% of gold) + (50% off xmas sale) = 25% of normal price.
Well there aren't really any heroes I want - getting them with ES seems fast enough that I can just level the free ones. So I'd be buying them just to buy them. And I have pirate deadpool teamup so don't know that I want any more teamups. I don't have a count on stashes exactly but maybe 10 general and three for heroes. More is nice but I already have some G's for that.

What a difference between 50% and 90% on the big package - $100 versus $20.

Spend $100 then get the 90% coupon...

It seems the g's are pretty oriented toward costumes I don't care about, and then a bit of speedup whether buying heroes or 'boxes' with loot. Hate to waste a 50% coupon, but $100?
 

DaveSimmons

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I understand. The only thing I've spent money on are stashes, that 90% off Steam deal for cap + iron man, and Iron Man's classic costume since that's how I remember him from the comics.

The other ~20 heroes and all the team-ups have come from events, loot drops and splinters.

I've spent much more on Star Trek Online, because of all the different playable starships across 3 factions.
 

DaveSimmons

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Star Trek Online's 7th anniversary event begins Thursday with an event that earns you gear upgrade tokens (Omega Tech Upgrades) while grinding for a free endgame ship.

Also this week are daily minor item giveaways. Today's is a costume unlock for the "intel" uniforms, usable by all factions. To claim them you need to log in and buy them for $0 from the cash shop. Only one character needs to "buy" the uniforms.
 
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lupi

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My mains rank should be high enough now to claim all the rank locked ship giveaways.

Haven't actually played the game much lately though as they've also done a substantial change to it it seems by the notices I got of everything being reset.
 

XavierMace

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I'm waiting for them to release the details on the space triscuit before I decide if I'm even going to bother with it.
 

DaveSimmons

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It's worth grinding Omega tech upgrades for their own sake, you can get the ship as a side effect.
 

lupi

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Haven't checked on today's yet, but hopefully you logged in yestersay, a good freebie.
 

DaveSimmons

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Haven't checked on today's yet, but hopefully you logged in yestersay, a good freebie.
Yep, though the News post worded it as an account unlock when it needed to be claimed separately by every character.

Today's STO giveaway is 2 spec points. The News post says for a single character but it actually can be claimed by all of your characters.
 

lupi

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Blah, giving away ships and yet again does no good for most of my chars as they are still level restricted.
 

DaveSimmons

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Blah, giving away ships and yet again does no good for most of my chars as they are still level restricted.
If you can get just 1 in each faction up to 50 by Sunday night then you are good. This type of ship giveaway is a purchase at 100% off -- it's buying it for 0 zen. That means a permanent account unlock for all characters now and in the future. You can even dismiss and reclaim the ship.
 

lupi

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Both my romulan and klingon chars at 30 so would take a good amount to hit that.
 

DaveSimmons

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The Romulan ship comes in a box so you might be able to buy it, but I think that only works for event ships.

The KDF ship does not have a console, so if you do decide to power level the Romulan makes more sense in case you get the matching T6 ship later and want the console set.
 

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