I treat the game as if I were to go to an arcade..
I don't mind spending $5 -$20 a week. As this is within in my limited budget of "fun" money. My first platform was Atari. As a wee little fella then, now gaming is in my blood.
I only spend as little coin as possible.. more fleets and ships allows this to be reduced further.. at this point I know what I'm doing with farming, riots and events. And Still find myself playing more often than I probably should. •Fun Game
Side note/ I've never built a blank hull to this very date. 1.5 years into the game (Never thought of it, but seems to be a thing..odd)
I use the Ship Calculator and at this point. Only build when I have a Mk4 set ready to be applied..
For me. I have so many ships I would love to be able to re fit. Weapons and specials that go unexplored. All in the attempt to keep up with the meta/cookie cutter fleets that 90% players use" Granted, they Work!
Earlier in the game it was fun to explore different tech.. I miss being "the guy that had something different" I want to get back to that.. but keeping up with these high end builds is killing that "risk"
I can easily spend 60 coins or more a day if I could refit and tweak weapons and such.. i only have 1 hellfire.. 3 vigs.. 2 covenants.. and just built my first lance.. I am so far behind on top tier hulls.. I don't coin those from the get go.. NEVER!
But .. If I know a build will finish in a timeframe where I'll be busy or asleep and I'm playing now.. Sure! spend the coins to complete it. Fly it or mark it up and refit it! Then build another ship. Minimal lost time is crucial. IMO
Summary: I'll spend More Coins! More Often!! IF! I had a RE-FIT Bay! and I feel other players would as well..
PS. Biggest purchase for me was the vigilante deal back when it was first released and happened to have an xtra $50. To fling towards those mark upgrades. Happy I did at that time. But.. these "Deal" prices you are running now.. $100 -$200 are honestly insulting to gamers like me. Happy for those that can afford such stupidity. Maybe time to reconsider these things for if I heard of prices like this! At the time I first played the game I would have deleted it seeing the cost to compete. Might be scaring potential players away juss sayin..
Kixeye, I understand. and willingly contribute to your fine war game. So. Please re consider the thought of a refit bay.. 1 xtra thing to make money on.
And I pledge! That I will keep plugging away at these high end ship builds. Explore original/funky builds and destroy ships/bases across sectors. Hopefully helping you guys out as well.