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Old August 4 2008, 10:29 PM   #61
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Re: Star Trek : Online is happening OFFICIAL

We may get most of our questions answered at the LV con panel.
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Old August 5 2008, 10:06 PM   #62
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That would be ideal.
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Old August 6 2008, 03:03 AM   #63
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I love the idea of a Star Trek MMO but who knows if it can really be as robust as WOW
Before I bought LOTRO, some WOW people I know were like "hmmpf. I hear bad reviews about it." LOTRO rocks! You can actually find people to RP with (sporadically), and the visuals are really good even on an outmoded X700 card.
I think the Star Trek MMO will probably not reach the popularity of WOW (unless ST XI is a huge hit) - but the richness of it, particularly once the fans start creating content, will be unparalleled, perhaps comparable to NWN which saw some of its best modules created by fans.
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Old August 6 2008, 09:22 PM   #64
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People that play MMORPGs are usually sorta geeky on some level
That's a demographic too. But basically I agree with you. I don't think TOS diehards are going to hurt this game's chances of succeeding. I think it will generate a lot of interest.
I agree. People need to understand that TOS is almost 42 years old, and those kids who grew up with TOS and swear that everything post '69 isn't Trek are increasingly inconsequential, epically when it comes to gaming.
You realize that in the long run 'those people' (like me as I'm 45) either HAVE the disposible income to pay hardware, cost of the 'box' with the client inside (usually $50 - $70) and the monthly subscription fees, right? The 13 - 21 crowd usually can't/doesn't want to commit to an ongoing cost; so either way, it's the folks my age (well say 30+ or so) that are usually doling out the cash for this stuff.

MMO developers don't usually cater to the 'younger' crowd as they usually don't commit the time or in some cases patience it takes to get ahead in them. Hell, my World of Warcraft Guild has an 21+ min age member policy (they of course make exceptions for Family members) because we need a level of maturity when it comes to Raiding upper level content and other issues.

I'm sure both younger and older people will play this game, but I can guarentee that they're not aiming this at the younger crowd.
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Old August 7 2008, 02:04 AM   #65
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You realize that in the long run 'those people' (like me as I'm 45) either HAVE the disposible income to pay hardware, cost of the 'box' with the client inside (usually $50 - $70) and the monthly subscription fees, right? The 13 - 21 crowd usually can't/doesn't want to commit to an ongoing cost; so either way, it's the folks my age (well say 30+ or so) that are usually doling out the cash for this stuff.
Actually there has been some studying done on the demographics of MMO players. The average player is 26 years old and male. My previous estimates of 18-30 were wrong.

Demographics in PDF format.
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Old August 7 2008, 04:26 AM   #66
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I talked to a cryptic guy today. My interpretation is that the game will be released about a year from now, with not top of the line graphics cards needed. Too early for beta testers.
More after the talk.
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Old August 9 2008, 12:14 AM   #67
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here's the CNN article
http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/ptech/0....ap/index.html
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Old August 9 2008, 12:31 AM   #68
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Are there that many TOS-diehards who play MMORPGs?
Just the ones that want to complain about the game and how it doesn't sync up with TOS in every single way.
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Old August 9 2008, 03:25 AM   #69
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More news Sunday at 1:30. If I am not stuck on an autograph line, I will ask system questions.
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Old August 9 2008, 03:36 AM   #70
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Wow apparently they may be bringing it to 360 and PS3!
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Old August 9 2008, 06:27 AM   #71
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Wow apparently they may be bringing it to 360 and PS3!
Probably just the X360 as another MMORPG of theirs, Champions Online, was released for the PC and X360.
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Old August 10 2008, 04:12 AM   #72
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Tried to get more. Nothing until tomorrow(no doubt while I am on the autograph lines).
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Old August 10 2008, 04:45 AM   #73
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Wow apparently they may be bringing it to 360 and PS3!
Probably just the X360 as another MMORPG of theirs, Champions Online, was released for the PC and X360.
I'm perfectly content with that.
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Old August 10 2008, 10:05 AM   #74
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Looking at the CNN article this is looking interesting. Hopefully they will keep to the canon but the prospect of being able to create our own alien races is very cool.
Would like to see how we can roam around our own ships. I wonder if we can recruit other players to serve on our ships?
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Old August 10 2008, 05:55 PM   #75
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Are there that many TOS-diehards who play MMORPGs?
Just the ones that want to complain about the game and how it doesn't sync up with TOS in every single way.
Um Not I and that is a dim view of the fans of the classic show. To be honest I can't wait to hop into my starship and begin exploring the 25th Century,
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