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Mars Needs Women
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I've been hearing STO might become free to play in the near future. Good news for people who haven't joined, bad news for those who have been paying.
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Krenim
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I cancelled my subscription to STO long ago. If it becomes free-to-play, I might just start playing again.

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quote:
Originally posted by Mars Needs Women:
I've been hearing STO might become free to play in the near future. Good news for people who haven't joined, bad news for those who have been paying.

I shouldn't think so. Typically when MMOs go F2P the existing paying members get something a long the lines of a platinum membership status for pretty much the same content while the free players get a nerfed version of the game.

Personally a couple hours messing around with the demo when it came out left me very disinterested in the whole affair. I think I'm just not built for MMORPGs.

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I think if you know a bunch of others who are playing then it can be fun, but if not then I find it a rather lonely experience, and leveling up can turn into a chore.

Luckily, for my wallet and my social life, I didn't find STO at all interesting, as the design work just seemed like a mess of overlapping styles (and almost offensively ugly ships) and the gameplay wasn't anything at all out of the ordinary.

Might get into EVE or the Star Wars one though. :/

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I played at launch for a month and then revisited the game back in June. It has improved significantly in it's breath of content and Trekness.

At launch the game was just run and gun. It's opened up quite a bit with diplomatic missions and a plethora of things drawn from the various series and movies.

The developers seem to know what they are doing and have a sense of humour. When Earth's starbase received a significant redesign, the in-game explanation is that Q decided to do it for fun.

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I've had an on again, off again relationship with STO. Maxed out my Fed and Klingon characters, but now there isn't much to do out there. I'll occaisionally drop in to view new content and see if I can snag that very rare bridge officer, but other than that, nothing else.

I've heard that transferring to F2P usually is the sounding of the death knell for MMORPGs. The less people put money into a product, the less work is done on the product itself. You have to wonder why WoW is still the #1 RPG out there, and they still charge monthly subscriptions.

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Teh PW
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DDO seems to be doing well, though i admit its harder for me to find groups around my level (since folks are either lvl20s, TR's that seem to know how to lvl much faster than i do, or F2P noobs playing disposable lowbie toons for favor only). update 11 will be out this week i think so there will be glut of Artificers and no rogues probably LOL

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http://startrek.com/article/star-trek-online-boldly-goesundefined-free

LOL... [Big Grin]

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Teh PW
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quote:
Originally posted by Krenim:
I cancelled my subscription to STO long ago. If it becomes free-to-play, I might just start playing again.

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http://trekmovie.com/2012/01/04/star-trek-online-free-to-play-available-early-for-returning-players/

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Krenim
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quote:
Originally posted by Pensive's Wetness:

http://trekmovie.com/2012/01/04/star-trek-online-free-to-play-available-early-for-returning-players/

Thanks for the heads-up, I'll probably check that out later today.

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Mars Needs Women
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I wonder how the Old Republic MMO is doing. Heard a lot of good things.
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Jason Abbadon
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People at my work play it- they're very happy, but then, they were WoW players before so...

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I play it. It's pretty dope. Although I'm sure my nostalgia for SWG is the main motivating factor behind my enjoyment of it. Tis a shame, I don't think I'll pick STO back up again.

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I started STO. It's OK for a time waster but by the time you get a character topped out with all the high end stuff....there's not much to do with them so you start back over with a new character.

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Teh PW
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well, they have monkied a lot of the game content in time for F2P. They did up the skills to ensure folks put at least some points into ground-based skills (space specing with zero ground skills seemed to be very common for some folks). Crafting is harder for Epic loot (ing only purchaseable using dilithium ore as well as scan ing + schematics), common content for the Klingons (or least some reason why i see Ridgeheads crusing Fed Space)... oh, the Micromanaging that is Duty Officers (OMG the awesome LOL)
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