The whole focus of the game since the buyout seems to have become outpacing a player's ability to build new fleets in time for the next event by releasing a constant flood of new hulls, armors, weapons,and specials necessary to compete in those events. In that way it appears you hope to force players into spending more money in order to keep pace. As someone who spends roughly $150 per month playing BP, I can assure you I won't spend more and if $150 won't allow me to keep pace I'll simply stop playing and find another online game. I'm hearing this same attitude from other longtime BP players. They agree it's one thing to give your customer base the option of spending money in order to speed up their play. It's another entirely to try and bully them into it. You need to rethink your marketing strategy.