F2P yet.

#1 Posted by dice66111 (40 posts) -

Is it Free to play yet, and if so is it worth it?

#2 Posted by mmzOne (279 posts) -

It's not free to play yet. F2P seems to start january 17.

#3 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

January 17th is the date.

And is it worth it? It's free, so you don't have anything to lose. I think it's a pretty fun game, it has a lot of flaws, but the space combat is really great, and if you're a Star Trek fan there's some good stuff in the missions and customisation. If you have no interest in Trek though, I don't think there's much that would give it any lasting appeal.

#4 Posted by Vodun (2370 posts) -

@dice66111: I played it during the free month after launch but then gave it up. Like WinterSnowblind said it has a lot of flaws, but there is a lot of good atmospheric stuff in there and the space combat is pretty neat. I'm thinking of giving it another go during the holidays now that it's free.

#5 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5256 posts) -

Oh cool I didn't know that it was going free to play so soon. Wouldn't hurt to check it out especially if it's free, and I'm curious to see how much the game has changed since launch.

#6 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

@Vodun: One of the biggest problems is still the utter lack of content. You can literally do everything in about a month, I have no idea why people have been subscribing for almost two years..

F2P is perfect for this game. You can play through some of the missions, buy a few things you like on the store then stop and come back after a few months to see what they've added, etc.

They just added the duty officer system, which is a really great little micro-management game that helps it feel more like you're commanding a ship, and they're busy hyping up new missions that will involve the Enterprise-F, which is pretty exciting too.

#7 Posted by Hero_Swe (1148 posts) -

I remember really liking it in the closed/open beta. Space combat was a simplified star trek bridge commander (which is one of my favorite games). The away team things were standard MMO gameplay but I was fine with it. I had great potential back then and I don't know if they acted on it or not. But man I can't wait for it to go F2P.

#8 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

@Buzzkill: It's Perfect World who own it, they're not exactly a shady company. Just expect it to have a lot more in the way of microtransactions.

Like I said though, F2P microtransactions should suit the game a lot better than the subscription Atari forced onto it.

#9 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -
#10 Edited by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

I'm looking forward to dusting off my space dwarf tomorrow. :)

#11 Edited by Brackynews (4083 posts) -

@PhatSeeJay: If I shoot you a message are you able to invite into the GB fleets?

I have 2 fresh "freep" toons I would like to play with other duders. I'm not so deep into TOR that I can't load this up too for my DOFFs. :)

My only other fleet preference would be Jupiter Force, and although I love the show I'm just not sure if it's worth the hoops.

#12 Posted by Android22 (71 posts) -

I'm also interested in teaming up with other duders. I just started playing again and the game is great but feels like it is wayyyyyyy better playing with others.

#13 Posted by neon123 (54 posts) -

Only played the beta, but I'm tempted to dust off the USS Steakhouse and start playing the F2P on tuesday. Are completely newbs allowed to join the GB fleet?

#14 Posted by Fattony12000 (7418 posts) -

HOW'S THAT LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION WORKING OUT FOR YOU JEFF?

#15 Posted by chrissedoff (2108 posts) -

It's going free to play? This is great news!

#16 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

@Fattony12000 said:

HOW'S THAT LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION WORKING OUT FOR YOU JEFF?

I wonder what he gets in compensation..

#17 Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror (2103 posts) -

I've been in the early access to F2P content for about a week or two and a lot of it has changed, the quests/episodes have been redone, and there's A LOT of players around, probably down to server consolidation. also, you fly around without the astrometrics map :O

#18 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3645 posts) -

Didn't know it was going f2p...that's a bummer for the people who bought lifetime subscriptions

#19 Posted by Bollard (5555 posts) -

I like the breadth of content they seem to be offering in F2P. Gunna check this out.

#20 Posted by adoggz (2068 posts) -

oh cool. guess ill download this and play for maybe an afternoon. see whats changed and whatnot

#21 Posted by Brackynews (4083 posts) -

@addictedtopinescent said:

Didn't know it was going f2p...that's a bummer for the people who bought lifetime subscriptions

It's really not a bummer, the Gold perks mean something to the people that play STO every night, or have played for the past 2 years. And they are still selling lifetime subs in fact.

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