Star Trek Online May Go Free to Play

#1 Posted by Kut_U_Up (52 posts) -

Cryptic Studio recently announced that if their one year old MMO champions free to play structure becomes a huge success, then its possible they may follow suit and add a free to play structure to Star Trek Online.
 
I wonder if Jeff will be pissed about this, espicially since he shelled out for the Lifetime Subscription. either that or im sure he doesnt care too much since he doesnt have time to play it.

#2 Posted by Wolfenhex (22 posts) -

I had a lifetime subscription to LotRO before it went free-to-play.  What Turbine did was every month they give free points to the store to the lifetime subscribers.  I like this because I'm able to buy future content and expansions for LotRO for free. 
 
I have a STO lifetime subscription as well, I hope Cryptic does something like this if they do go free-to-play.

#3 Posted by ReyGitano (2467 posts) -

Man, I thought Star Trek was already free to play. I'm actually impressed it's still going, but then again, I guess they have the fan base to support it.

#4 Posted by VicRattlehead (1398 posts) -

If it goes free to play I'll most definitely start playing it much like I did with lotro....

#5 Posted by Fascism (148 posts) -

I will for sure try it probably drop some money in the CS if it goes F2P

#6 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

And that is the only time I will play that game. Think I'll go watch the ER though.

#7 Posted by Falconer (1686 posts) -

I'm in. Resurgence of the Space Neon Lobsters?

#8 Posted by Lind_L_Taylor (3966 posts) -
@Kut_U_Up said:
" Cryptic Studio recently announced that if their one year old MMO champions free to play structure becomes a huge success, then its possible they may follow suit and add a free to play structure to Star Trek Online.  I wonder if Jeff will be pissed about this, espicially since he shelled out for the Lifetime Subscription. either that or im sure he doesnt care too much since he doesnt have time to play it. "
Why would he be pissed?  He invested in the game to make it
a better game.  I have the Lifetime sub as well.  The issue is that
F2P usually has some limitation or minimal amount of things to
pay for.  I know the upcoming F2P for Champions Online is adding
some restrictions to "archetypes", but if it doesn't keep you from
enjoying the missions, I don't see this as a major drawback.
 
They've also brought back Lifetime subs for both STO & CO. So
if anyone wants to have it all, they're welcome to pay for it in
advance.  I don't know why somebody like Jeff would bother with
a Lifetime sub for anything (unless somebody else was paying
for it).  He doesn't have the time, I would think.  I imagine if you
play/review games for a living, you must do something other than
games during your time off.

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