Was about to say - spikes like this would look uber awesome on the Conda!These look amazing. I don't fly either ship these days, but may have to take the plunge. Would really like these for some of the more advanced/bigger ships. Think the Anaconda would look awesome, for example.
This is an excellent idea. Folk would still pay for them, I'm sure, but to have some limitations behind it is a great opportunity to inject a bit more personality into them.They would have been way cooler if you could unlock them by going to a pirate controlled asteroid base in deep space and doing missions for them. That would have also given them meaning, and when people saw your ship, they'd think "damn that guy has some balls" instead of "oh look, that guy put some credit card info in the store". Just my 2 cents.
I'm confident there can be a healthy balance between paid cosmetics and earnable cosmetics.This is an excellent idea. Folk would still pay for them, I'm sure, but to have some limitations behind it is a great opportunity to inject a bit more personality into them.
Raider skins unlocked when you've done X dodgy missions for cartels, number of black market accesses or PvP kills etc.
Industrial skins unlocked when you've reached a certain level of mining.
Trucker skins unlocked when you've traded enough cargo.
Maybe even "Police" liveries for those with enough BH kills, or army skins for the CZ folk.
Loads of opportunities!
[EDIT]They do this already with the Elite decals, right? You don't get access to any you've not earned AFAIK, so the code is already pretty much in place...