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Stainless001
06-27-2018, 05:32 PM
https://youtu.be/z7ypyL5nCGw

WolfsheadBin
06-28-2018, 12:13 AM
I did a bit of the maths already Stainless this is how it breaks down:
Starlink Starter Set - 69.99
Mason Rana, Zenith Starship, Shredder Weapon, Frost Barrage Weapon, Flamethrower Weapon
Judge, Neptune, Levitator Weapon, 24.99
Calisto Chase Da Silva, Pulse, Volcano Weapon 24.99
Hunter Hakka, Lance, Imploder Weapon 24.99
Shaid, Nadir, Nullifier Weapon 24.99

Weapons Pack- Crusher and Shredder 9.99
Weapons Pack- Hailstorm and Meteor 9.99
Weapons Pack- Shockwave and Gauss 9.99
Weapons Pack- Iron Fist and Freeze Ray 9.99

Pilot Pack - Kharl 6.99
Pilot Pack - Eli 6.99
Pilot Pack - Razor 6.99
Pilot Pack - Levi 6.99

69.99
99.96
39.96
27.96

237.87 Total

However with the named four new pilots, can assume that they have thier own ships and specialist
weapons so can drop their price and add four ships with the list
99.96
So if that theory is true its:
309.87

Stainless001
06-28-2018, 03:32 PM
I mean it's not too bad, I don't think the intention is that players would buy everything upfront, as long as they don't release any new pilots or whatever maybe for a while you could see it being a gradual investment as you add on to your collection.

WolfsheadBin
06-29-2018, 01:37 PM
All the items priced are currently slated for the October 16th Release The only thing thats not is if they bring out additional ships for the additional pilots etc. Don't get me wrong I am pretty excited by this game but part of the problem at the moment is not knowing how the ships differ stat wise, what the pilots bring to the table and of course what the weapons do and what they're most effective against.

And finally how it all will tie together so that you can mix and match according to your preferred playstyle. The other thing though is also what worries me, if you buy digital versions of the ships/weapons/pilots etc, how much you're getting charged vs how you find out which one is ideal for your playstyle. What would make more sense to me would be to announce what does what before hand so you can make an educated guess for what you want. For example if I diecided that the Nadir ship would be great but I wanted Shockwave and Gauss with Eli then thats a few packs I have to buy in addition to the game.

Whereas if they sold the game as one thing, the ship as a single entity alongside the individual pilot and weapons, then I can price tailor it to start with without having to purchase other bits that I wouldn't want. Yes I understand why pilots, ships and weapons are put together already but the key is giving such individuality available then it would be cheaper for the player to get what they want. The other thing that hasn't been announced yet is something to store them all in to keep it all safe.

neilvbell
07-14-2018, 11:33 AM
I am also waiting for some more detailed information on the ship stats to decide which ships to buy. They have given vague information about the ships but nothing specific. I would favour an all-rounder and then maybe a durable ship. I would maybe pick up a couple of others later.

The only info about this that o have seen was from carefully watching the Nintendo treehouse interview video. You can see the ship stats when they swap ships. I will post the clips.

neilvbell
07-15-2018, 11:03 AM
Keep getting database errors. Is this just me?

neilvbell
07-15-2018, 11:07 AM
Taken from Nintendo treehouse interview
Ship. Speed. Handling. Defense. Energy
Arwing 150. 205. 100. 100.
Neptune 100. 100. 200. 155.

neilvbell
07-15-2018, 11:11 AM
Also lots of views of ship and weapon mod info. Looks great for being able to tweak your ship stats for your preference or any given situation. I would love to know the other base ship stats, particularly zenith and Lance. Plus, as someone else mentioned, knowing the pilot special abilities would help in making purchasing decisions. Mason does an orbital strike, fox calls for a temporary ally and Neptune pilot can slow time.

WolfsheadBin
07-20-2018, 10:39 PM
thanks Neil, it would help if we knew what does what etc. Personally I'm more in favour of heavy armour myself so higher defense.

neilvbell
07-24-2018, 04:44 PM
Ooh, also:
Pulse. Speed 150. Handling 175. Defense 100. Energy 100.

neilvbell
08-31-2018, 02:31 PM
Having watched more videos of Starlink gameplay I am REALLY looking forward to this. Spaceship RPG, with cool interchangeable ships, pilots and weapons plus loads of in-game modification and upgrades of everything (mothership, pilots skill trees, weapon and ship mods...).
Found a really good video that shows loads of in-game stuff, including (yay) all ship stats. This was for the XBOX One version so no Arwing stats (and the stats are slightly different than the previous ones I found from Switch version, which may be due to the equipped pilot or some upgrade or similar...

https://www.shacknews.com/article/106986/witness-the-galactic-dogfights-of-starlink-battle-for-atlas-in-xbox-one-x-gameplay

neilvbell
08-31-2018, 02:35 PM
Ship stats from this video (but watch it for other great info, including seeing Judge's (pilot of the Neptune) skill trees. All relate to his time shift special ability).
Zenith speed 100 handling 125 defense 170 energy 185
Nadir speed 225 handling 125 defense 130 energy 100
Lance speed 150 handling 205 defense 110 energy 100 (very similar to Arwing)
Pulse speed 155 handling 210 defense 115 energy 100
Neptune speed 100 handling 100 defense 230 energy 155

Frankie_Drums
09-14-2018, 03:08 PM
I did a bit of the maths already Stainless this is how it breaks down:
Starlink Starter Set - 69.99
Mason Rana, Zenith Starship, Shredder Weapon, Frost Barrage Weapon, Flamethrower Weapon
Judge, Neptune, Levitator Weapon, 24.99
Calisto Chase Da Silva, Pulse, Volcano Weapon 24.99
Hunter Hakka, Lance, Imploder Weapon 24.99
Shaid, Nadir, Nullifier Weapon 24.99

Weapons Pack- Crusher and Shredder 9.99
Weapons Pack- Hailstorm and Meteor 9.99
Weapons Pack- Shockwave and Gauss 9.99
Weapons Pack- Iron Fist and Freeze Ray 9.99

Pilot Pack - Kharl 6.99
Pilot Pack - Eli 6.99
Pilot Pack - Razor 6.99
Pilot Pack - Levi 6.99

69.99
99.96
39.96
27.96

237.87 Total

However with the named four new pilots, can assume that they have thier own ships and specialist
weapons so can drop their price and add four ships with the list
99.96
So if that theory is true its:
309.87
That's $311.51 for the original items or $405.80 including the additional pilots, ships and specialists.

Am I the only one who thinks that's insane?

Are the toyless digital versions significantly cheaper?

neilvbell
09-17-2018, 10:20 AM
No information on this yet and I am hoping that digital versions will be available decently cheaper (since most of the cost should be the manufacturing of physical stuff) but this is just how to Toys to life stuff is. You don't need any more than the starter pack, the add-on stuff is just for entertainment. I always find it amusing how angry people get at this kind of thing. I would be miffed if I bought the game and content was locked due to not having the extras but for interesting extra flavour that you can take or leave I would eithe decide the game was worth playing and buying or I would just go elsewhere for my entertainment. As long as it isn't pay to win then this seems fine and all reviews so far imply that the toys are very well made.

The people wanting to pay that money for every item would be much less common and is no different than people willing to pay similar amounts for fancy models of their favourite game characters. More common would be the people that enjoy the game and decide to pick up a few more of the weapons and maybe an extra ship or two for extra interest and versatility when playing. I am seeing this as some nice toys for my kids to play with and a decent game for me to play primarily as digital only (using the portability fo the switch).

Frankie_Drums
09-17-2018, 02:57 PM
I always find it amusing how angry people get at this kind of thing.
Who's angry? The game looks fun but the price is ridiculous. Judging by the lack of hype here (or anywhere) I won't have to long to wait for the digital price to plummet so I can buy the complete package for cheap. No anger there. :rolleyes:

neilvbell
09-17-2018, 05:27 PM
Hah, yeah, I am probably putting you in as part of a crowd of people making similar (but more aggressive) comments along the same lines. Apologies. I have a similar plan of buying a few early on and then maybe picking up others later in sales if I am enjoying the game enough. Still, just wanted to make it clear that whilst I'm sure they would be happy for people to buy everything I think they are really just expecting people to pick their favourites and play the game with that. It was aimed at kids who would enjoy playing around swapping the ships and potentially sharing them with mates and playing co-op.

I am really curious to see what happens about digital-only pricing (which would be annoying if they make it very expensive, since that doesn't cost them anything extra) but I can see that they have a quandary since if they make very cheap digital-only options then potentially no-one will buy the actual ships. The quality of the ships also means that they can't make them too cheap since they probably cost a reasonable amount to manufacture. Ahh, maybe they will suffer the curse of toys-to-life but i really hope not as I am really looking forward to this game. The gameplay looks excellent. :)

Rooar
10-08-2018, 08:17 PM
And now ladies and gentkeman finaly we have a pre-order. For Germany 80€! Thats rediculous!!! 80€!!!!??????
For
4 Ships
6 Pilots and
11 Weapons

Thats is the highest price for a standart version of a videogame of alltime and iam 40years old. Ah by the way. I mean the digital Version of course
!!!Sorry Ubisoft this is a BIG Fail! I know i can play whole game with this but when i will play with an other ship i must pay, pay ,pay, pay, pay ...............