I had feared they might come in at $10B, so I was working toward that goal and currently have just shy of $8B CR. So...yeah, I'm buyin'.
That's around-about my credit balance. About 3 months ago I only had slightly over 300Million but decided to try mining to have a snowball's chance to get a FC when it comes out.I currently have 6.3b so it will put me back to 1.3b for upgrades and fuel. I predict many more trips to Sothis for Cargo Missions.
That may be so but personally I'll reserve judgement until we learn more details and I get to try one in the upcoming beta.Don't waste your lives trying to save for a juicy impressive Fleet Carrier of economic independent perpetual wealth.
It is just an option for those who are bored with money.
Up until this point I've always defended FD against the 'grind accusation': you can take part in pretty much all gameplay aspects without grinding, and you can get a huge amount of benefits from Engineers without grinding (barring some unlock conditions, which are grindy but don't take that long). The only true mandatory grinding were some of those 'relog community goals' which were stupid but could be easily ignored. This is the first time where a major addition (arguably the most anticipated addition for well over a year) is solidly locked behind a grind wall. You can hit pretty much all achievements, become elite in everything, unlock everything, and still not be anywhere close. The grind void between 'having done everything' and 'buying a carrier' is just obnoxious. And in that void there is absolutely nothing else; no new ships or anything that could serve as intermediate goals.I could, but only if I sell a lot of my ships (which are engineered, so I would make a loss so I won't).
Based on cash only I'm 2.7 billion short