Cryptic has revealed a lifetime subscription offer for Star Trek Online, which comes with playable Borg (singular and liberated). The sub is available only as a pre-order deal.
Well, if the game picks up and gathers a big following, it could live for a long time, making the life long subscription really worth it (it's 240$, so it's more or less 16 moths of game time if you pay it on a monthly basis), but since WoW, things haven't been so bright for new MMOs, many not reaching the million subscribers mark, while others are becoming F2P to attract some new people in the micro transaction market. Aion and LotR:Online are really the only two, subscription based, big MMOs that are still doing rather well, as fas as I know. So, if the game goes the way of LotR and gets a good community, those who paid more in the beginning will be rewarded. However, if goes the way of Tabula Rasa, a big-budget MMO that had (on paper) everything to be the next big thing, it's like taking 240$ and throwing it in the fire. I wonder how many will take the offer.
Couldn't agree more. Def worth it provided the game lasts at least 2 years. I'd do it... but, I have more important things to spend my coin on. Although, if the Borg are their own faction, and given bad ass stats to make them "raid boss" worthy. H O L Y S H ! T that would be fun. Nightly Earth raids anyone?
I much prefer the flexibility of being able to cancel after a few days if the game is not very good.
However as compensation I will get to infiltrate and assimilate Starfleet at my leisure.
I doubt we'll get to be a separate faction. It's more than likely your character that's Borg. Still pretty cool though, the Borg traits are nice. Hopefully there will be story perks since you're Borg. Maybe going against a new Borg "Queen" will offer something special, not available to other races.
It's just a trick to get you assimilated.
basically its a game that costs $240. Then what happens after 2 years. You have to pay more?
Its a lifetime subscription. So if you pay the money, thats it. You shouldnt ever have to pay again. Its worth it if you plan on playing for a long time.
The thing that gets me though, Panthers is you have the option to cancel at any time if you decide you want to stop playing. Say after 2 years, why would you cancel? I mean, unless the game flops you will always have a now "free" access to the game. Just seems odd to me.
longetivity into the mix, then EQ2, EQ, City of Heroes are all doing rather well. Not the behemoth juggernaut that is WoW.. but holding their own pretty steadily.
The fact that someone has disagreed with you shows that their either a clueless idiot, or they just like to disagree with peoples post.. just to do so. The games themselves prove what you said. They're still around, albeit not with the player base they had at launch(most anyway), or the amount WoW has. But they are quite successful. Especially EQ and GW..
Well, that is actually a pretty sweet deal. I was expecting something more like $500. The only thing that sucks about it is what if the game turns out to be garbage, or only gets a small player base? You just screwed yourself out of $240. I would really like to see more MMO companies offer something like this, and not just as a special pre-order type of thing. I wouldn't do it for this game, but a couple other MMO's maybe.
I agree something more like Lifetime or 5 year deals or something for MMO games would be awesome if offered to more MMO games. Sure its expensive or it would seem so, but if you save hundreds if not thousand dollars or so to remove subscription fees from your account for awhile then its worth it.
I never got the idea of paying money for a game after you paid $50-$60. Multiplayer is free for all games on PS3 & you pay $50 a year for Xbox Live to play multiplayer on the 360. That's all I need. Thank You. I don't need to play PC games and pay outrageous subscription prices for games like Star Trek. No thanks, Atari.
That's you. Others see it differently. Me, if content keeps coming out, it can be worth it. Most games, you beat and you're done. 20 hours max for most? Hell.. 10. MMO games can keep you going for months, years w/o "repeating" the game. Sure, once you hit max level and you're raiding.. eventually you'll kill the same bosses over and over and get bored. You gotta get there first. But there's more to the games than that. MMO players see it, and enjoy what there is. Others, talk sh!t, or like you just don't get it. And that's fine. I look at it like this, 15 bucks a month vs 50+ a night at the bar, 3-4 nights a week. I know people from real life that play mmos also. So, instead of going to the bar, we play.. We still go out, just not as much and spend far less. Also, take the cost of your personal entertainment. As long as I'm happy with the amount of playtime I get each month, the 15 bucks is well worth it. To each their own really, some like paying 20 bucks + a week/month at the movies. Some like to play games, others like prostitutes. I should pay a prostitute to play mmos with me, I'd be set!
Until I discovered EQ I would by 2-3 new games a month. After EQ I didnt buy so many because it had so much content. EQ is on its 17th expansion now? That is a hell of a lot of area for EQ.You could probably run from zone to zone to 12 hours and not even get close to seeing every area
HAHA, @ a prostitute playing MMO's. She could play with something else as I see it, if you know what I mean. lol
Role playing works in the real world too ya know.
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