Star Trek Online goes Free-to-Play on Jan 17th

#2 Posted by jakob187 (21508 posts) -

It'll go free to play and STILL suck balls.

#3 Posted by Venatio (4485 posts) -

I really liked the ship gameplay during the beta, played alot of it

Is the ground combat improved? Anyway I'm planning on jumping in

#4 Posted by TehFlan (1944 posts) -

I'll probably check it out.

#5 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7612 posts) -

I'll be there. The ship combat is good, there's a lot of customisation and a lot to like, if you're a Star Trek fan.

It has a lot of flaws, but.. it's still better than Old Republic, in my opinion.

#6 Posted by PenguinDust (12414 posts) -

I'll try it eventually, but there's no rush. The bright side is that it will probably make some money for them now.

#7 Posted by FateOfNever (1758 posts) -

I'll probably check it out when it goes free. I was in the beta and thought it seemed interesting enough; not great, but, sort of cool. I didn't really have the time or money when it came out though so I pretty much just skipped over it. Free to play though, might as well check it out again.

#8 Posted by Ubersmake (753 posts) -

Huh, if early-access is available, I might jump in again; I played for a month or two at release. I'd only stay in if I had other friends also jumping in, too. Ground combat was...meh, but there's nothing like being in a space death-flotilla with friends.

#9 Posted by rosebud04 (360 posts) -

I wonder what Jeff thinks about this?

#10 Posted by Rattle618 (1463 posts) -
I still have no interest in this game, but I might check it out if I get bored and have nothing to play someday.  

@rosebud04 said:

I wonder what Jeff thinks about this?

He doesnt give two shits about it, or so he says.
#11 Posted by dagas (2711 posts) -

@rebgav said:

Early access has begun for those who already have an STO account, everyone else gets theirs on the 17th.

Anyone planning to jump back in? I'm considering revisiting the game for a few days before the inevitable influx of new players.

So all I have to do is download the game and play with my account I used in 2010?

I've been wanting to play it again. I've heard they have changed the ground combat which was pretty bad before.

#12 Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror (2055 posts) -

@dagas said:

@rebgav said:

Early access has begun for those who already have an STO account, everyone else gets theirs on the 17th.

Anyone planning to jump back in? I'm considering revisiting the game for a few days before the inevitable influx of new players.

So all I have to do is download the game and play with my account I used in 2010?

I've been wanting to play it again. I've heard they have changed the ground combat which was pretty bad before.

I've been wondering this too, I might re-download and just do space battle stuff, when I get the right ship. Might have to check out the re-worked ground combat too.

#13 Posted by RTSlord (1195 posts) -

now that its going free to play, i cant wait to try it out. if i completely hate it, well then i guess ill have wasted a couple hours on it, and ZERO DOLLARS

#14 Posted by stinky (1545 posts) -

not sure i understand the concept of an MMO that already exists giving players who are paying early access to a free version.

they stop accepting their credit cards?

#15 Posted by Ubersmake (753 posts) -

@rebgav said:

I played for a few hours last night and it seems like they've made a large number of positive changes. The smaller initial install was welcome (they now stream out the content as/when you need it) and the redesigned interiors of space-stations are great. You can actually navigate them without pulling up the area map every few seconds now! We live in an age of miracles.

Are people still having issues finding Sulu? :)

#16 Posted by Ubersmake (753 posts) -

@stinky said:

not sure i understand the concept of an MMO that already exists giving players who are paying early access to a free version.

they stop accepting their credit cards?

Anyone who has paid for STO in the past gets early access. This includes people who are currently paying.

#17 Posted by Klaimore (945 posts) -

Well I just recently got into the whole Star Trek thing so I'll jump in just to get a feel of the world.

#18 Posted by Rapid (1333 posts) -

If Perry and Intern Daniel still do their F2P videos, it'd be cool to see the differences between beta and now.

Or even better if Jeff did another quicklook with his life-time account.

#19 Posted by kashif1 (1428 posts) -

More proof that the subscription model does not work. Anyway I might try it.

#20 Posted by Skytylz (4015 posts) -

So, I just went to their website and you can sign up and download now for free!

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