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Old August 9 2013, 11:33 PM   #3721
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Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

This announcement is noteworthy:

http://sto.perfectworld.com/news/?p=955821

basically having a week long give away event for some (older) account wide c-store items.

Devs have been hinting at items of low to high value, from uniforms to starships.
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Old August 10 2013, 02:07 AM   #3722
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starships.
I hope they are one part of the three-piece sets Or one faction only

Though they are probably going to be things like the Gal-X that hardly sell because they aren't worth it, or skins for the T1-4 ships. Maybe some of the c-store bridges.
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Old August 10 2013, 08:10 AM   #3723
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Well, we already know there will be a lower Tier ship for Fed and KDF each and a Top Tier ship for each of both factions.
Romulan ships will be excluded, they are too new.
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Old August 10 2013, 01:29 PM   #3724
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Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

I'm a little worried about STO.

One of the things about playing MMOs on the other side of the world from Americans is that we see the early symptoms of a game on the decline. It starts getting hard to find people to group up with, the "regulars" disappear. And I'm observing it in STO. Its now hard get players to join ISEs, the regulars who typically give advice on the dps-5k channel are gone. And now this announcement, which I see as a cheap attempt to keep people playing.

I hope I'm wrong., but all the above hints that people are dropping this game.
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Old August 10 2013, 02:18 PM   #3725
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It is a cycle.
The newness of LoR is gone, everything is back to normal grinding. And they have no immediate new content.

Though even the most dedicated players have to take a break sometimes.

People will be back with the next bigger update or event.

That's why you see them giving things away for free now, so people log in at least once or twice a day for now.
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Old August 10 2013, 03:15 PM   #3726
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Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

I think STO doing quite well still, it still gets updated with new content fairly often, the devs are active and so is the community.
It is still one of the better MMOs out there
Certainly beats many of the so called WoW clones out there.

(Champions Online is in much bigger trouble, IMHO)

I admit that I do not play STO daily these day, like I used to.
But that is to be expected, since I have played it tons in the past.
I did enjoy the new Romulan and KDF content and the Summer event much lately
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Old August 12 2013, 03:58 AM   #3727
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Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

Well, it took a complete reformatting of my laptop's hard drive and a reinstallation of Windows (from a recovery partition I didn't even know existed before this morning), but I have successfully gotten back in game. Just in time for freebie week.
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Old August 12 2013, 07:43 AM   #3728
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So according to info gleaned at STLV Season 8 will focus on the Voth and the new space adventure zone, which will be the Dyson sphere, it seems the Voth are attempting to take control of it. Dstahl also said that the zone is much more like a battle zone, with territorial control involved, which will take place on the ground as well.
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Old August 12 2013, 08:39 PM   #3729
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That sounds super fun! Love the Voth, should be fun.
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Old August 12 2013, 10:42 PM   #3730
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Just browsed through the comments on Cryptic's Facebook post about today's giveaway of the DS9 uniform.

So many rude, ungrateful and self-entitled people. People who bought the uniform two years ago and are rage-demanding a refund. And most of these look like adults, who should understand that nothing works that way. Geez.
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Old August 12 2013, 11:26 PM   #3731
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That was bound to happen. Anyone expecting they'd give away items Not already widely distributed and still selling well was foolish.

I bet even on the Last day when they give awaya top level ship for both factions there will be raging going on.
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Old August 12 2013, 11:34 PM   #3732
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While I disagree with random rage on this, I understand that it feels like a wimpy giveaway at best. I wasn't expecting them to giveaway the latest ships or anything but I hope that they do something more interesting with the rest of it, maybe allow account wide unlocks of purchases of the First Contact Space suit.
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Old August 13 2013, 07:42 AM   #3733
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Ruaidhri wrote: View Post
Just browsed through the comments on Cryptic's Facebook post about today's giveaway of the DS9 uniform.

So many rude, ungrateful and self-entitled people. People who bought the uniform two years ago and are rage-demanding a refund. And most of these look like adults, who should understand that nothing works that way. Geez.
Reminds me of when the game went free to play, grown people (probably with kids) throwing a tantrum and demanding refunds of all their monthly fee's since the game came out, or refunds of lifetime sub fee's, complaining about how they game would get scummy with all the free players...etc, etc...No wonder Devs. grow to hate some of this stuff. I bought a lifetime sub a couple of years back during a sale and while I don't play often, I don't regret it and I certainly don't think I'm owed a refund...
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Old August 13 2013, 08:11 AM   #3734
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While I disagree with random rage on this, I understand that it feels like a wimpy giveaway at best. I wasn't expecting them to giveaway the latest ships or anything but I hope that they do something more interesting with the rest of it, maybe allow account wide unlocks of purchases of the First Contact Space suit.
Well it saves me the bother to Log in to claim it. The uniform was included inmy collector's edition of the game, so had it account wide since day one.

Don't get your hopes up. They won't change or add anything to the store, just reduce the price of accout wide items to 0 for a day.
The EV suit is a character unlock (as overpriced as it is), so it won't be a give away.
The whole thing is purely meant as a symbolic gesture and only include the store's dust catchers no one is buying anymore.
I'm guessing no one bought the DS9 uniform anymore since it dropped like candy from lockboxes as character unlocks.
It is easily available for small change on the exchange. If anyone wants it for free and missed todays claim, we still got a couple lying around in the fleet Bank I believe.
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Old August 13 2013, 08:30 AM   #3735
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Tribble puncher wrote: View Post
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Just browsed through the comments on Cryptic's Facebook post about today's giveaway of the DS9 uniform.

So many rude, ungrateful and self-entitled people. People who bought the uniform two years ago and are rage-demanding a refund. And most of these look like adults, who should understand that nothing works that way. Geez.
Reminds me of when the game went free to play, grown people (probably with kids) throwing a tantrum and demanding refunds of all their monthly fee's since the game came out, or refunds of lifetime sub fee's, complaining about how they game would get scummy with all the free players...etc, etc...No wonder Devs. grow to hate some of this stuff. I bought a lifetime sub a couple of years back during a sale and while I don't play often, I don't regret it and I certainly don't think I'm owed a refund...
Those people would be what we call assholes. Be grateful that that they're giving away anything at all--even if it's older content. Wonder if any starships are going be in the giveaway?
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