Star Trek Online

Discussion in 'Press Start' started by Sean the Puritan, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Sean the Puritan

    Sean the Puritan Endut! Hoch Hech!

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    I'm playing the Open Beta. So far I am not liking it at all. It feels all wrong, and the missions seem really grindy.

    Anyone else checking out the Beta or plan to buy the full game at launch?
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  2. $corp

    $corp Dirty Old Chinaman

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    I have two friends who are playing the open beta too. I was suppose to join them, but I can't seem to get a good torrent and the line at fileplanet keeps screwing up. From what those two say, they like it, so far.
  3. Darkening

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    Takes a little bit to get in to it, had it preordered a few months ago when it was cheap

    The ship handling gets better the higher the level you go.

    Hate the chat setup on it.
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    Just a bump for this.
  5. Uncle Albert

    Uncle Albert Metal health

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    A friend just forwarded me an email offering lifetime memberships for Star Trek online for $239.99.

    That's fucking obscene. There is no goddamned way I'm paying that much to play a fucking computer game.
  6. Sean the Puritan

    Sean the Puritan Endut! Hoch Hech!

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    I know people who have played World of Warcraft for five years now. If they had a lifetime sub option back then, they would have saved a TON of money.

    IF you are gonna stick with the game for that long, the lifetime sub is a good value, believe it or not.
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  7. Uncle Albert

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    Yeah, well, I'm not sure I have that kind of devotion. I'm already thinking of cancelling my $14.99 D&D Online membership, and it hasn't even been three months. Online play should just come with the 1-time game purchase price, and I'll pay right around fifty bucks for that. This monthly dues bullshit is just shameless ass-rape, and I refuse to play along.
  8. Talkahuano

    Talkahuano Second Flame Lieutenant

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    Considering a night out will cost you $15 anyway, a whole month of playtime for that much seems reasonable to me. :P Anywho, y'all playing the beta, let us know if the game sucks! :D
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  9. $corp

    $corp Dirty Old Chinaman

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    "Lifetime Subscription" is misleading. Lifetime, until people move on to something better and they close down the servers for lack of interest.

    I think I'd predict an MMO that lasts 5-10 years about right. Anything more than 10 would be very good for the company.
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  10. $corp

    $corp Dirty Old Chinaman

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    For an MMO, that is no longer possible, and would have the company lose money, unless the game stayed completely the same. There are always bug fixes, server crashes, and dealing with cheaters to contend with, i.e. policing the game. Plus, the game companies are always adding new content and items for players to collect. I do think they should give more options if you want to play it though.

    If I were in charge of an MMO company, I'd let people buy into it charging an hourly rate. And I'd charge like, $1 an hour. Then the casual gamers can choose to pay the monthly $14 fee or play x amount of hours and be billed for x dollars.
  11. Scott Hamilton Robert E Ron Paul Lee

    Scott Hamilton Robert E Ron Paul Lee Straight Awesome

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    How is it shameless assrape? They have to maintain servers, add new in game content, and make a profit.

    If you don't want to pay it, fine. To accuse them of assraping you is ghey.
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  12. Parallaxis

    Parallaxis Reformed Troll - Mostly

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    Seriously you shouldn't devote more than two months of regular play to any game.
    It can't be good for you.

    That's why I stay away from those WoW kind of games like the plague.

    You're just hurting yourself.
    EVERYONE on this forum (myself included) should be looking at ways to cut their online time, not drag it out.
  13. Talkahuano

    Talkahuano Second Flame Lieutenant

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    I've made good friends playing those games for 1yr+. It also brought my sister and I closer together. There are benefits to these games, despite what the media will tell you.
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  14. Rincewiend

    Rincewiend 21st Century Digital Boy

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    I bought the Digital Deluxe edition on Steam...
    I like it so far...
  15. Hood

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    Downloaded some special edition gubbins last night. Server's down though. :mad:
  16. Darkening

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    I'm in it too.
  17. Hood

    Hood Oi Vey Intensifies Cunt

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    It's patching now.
    I've never played an MMO before so I expect I'll be back here for help.
  18. Doctor Manhattan

    Doctor Manhattan Fresh Meat

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    To put that into perspective, one year's membership in EVE Online costs about one half of that.

    So that would be a worthwhile deal...however, at present it remains to be seen whether Star Trek Online will be a long-term success.
  19. Phoenix

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    Just downgrade to premium. Use the ponts you have saved up to buy the adventure packs you like,and play pretty much for free.

    Also..what server ya on? I play on Cannith right now :)

    As for lifetime memberships. They are worth it if you plan on playing a MMO for at least 18 month. I wish EQ, EQ2, and WoW had lifetimes, I would have saved a considerable amount of cash over the past 10 years...
  20. Sean the Puritan

    Sean the Puritan Endut! Hoch Hech!

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    I couldn't ever get into STO, so I canceled my preorder.
  21. Rincewiend

    Rincewiend 21st Century Digital Boy

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    I also got the annual membership...
    Tactical Captain Samuel Vimes of the U.S.S. Ahnk-Morpork...
  22. $corp

    $corp Dirty Old Chinaman

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    I am on this. Username on Steam is Scorponox.

    Server is down at the moment. :(
  23. Hood

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    Well, so far it's fucking shit. Left my pc on for the patch to install and it's only managed to do 30%.
    Colour me unimpressed.
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  24. Darkening

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    Right now it's totally shit, your not getting the mission rewards and it's lagging like a motherfucker when the server isn't crashing.

    It's worst then it was in the beta.
  25. Chris

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    The only games that offer a lifetime subscription are the ones that know their game is so bad, they'll never make that up month-to-month.

    Be very, very wary.
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  26. Darkening

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    Right now it's a waste of money to get, server is crashing all the time now.

    So far in the last two hours been able to do one mission with the loading probs and servers dropping.
  27. Hood

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    620 players queued to play.
    Cunts won't get another penny from me.
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  28. Darkening

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    it's just the preorder people, going to get messy on Tuesday when the rest get on.
  29. Rincewiend

    Rincewiend 21st Century Digital Boy

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    LOTRO offers one...
    And that is a good game...
  30. Amaris

    Amaris Obsolete Fun

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    Man, I want to get this but I don't. Since there won't be free trials for some time, (if ever), I don't want to just jump in and pay $50 for a game and then $15 per month. One guy said "You could just buy the game as it comes with 30 days included", to which I answered, "so you're saying I should pay $50 for a game that I might only play for 30 days." /facepalm