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Star Trek Online Lifetime Sub Offers Playable Borg

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.

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STK0265267d ago

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.

moe845267d ago

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?

Perjoss5267d ago

I much prefer the flexibility of being able to cancel after a few days if the game is not very good.

diatom5267d ago

However as compensation I will get to infiltrate and assimilate Starfleet at my leisure.

moe845267d ago

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.

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Kakihara5267d ago

It's just a trick to get you assimilated.

ian725267d ago

basically its a game that costs $240. Then what happens after 2 years. You have to pay more?

Panthers5267d ago

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.

moe845267d ago

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.

KaL_D5267d ago

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.

moe845267d ago

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..

Fragger2k85267d ago

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.

DeadlyFire5267d ago

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.

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Star Trek Online: Both Worlds is now on Xbox and PlayStation

The long-running, free-to-play Star Trek Online has expanded once more - and this time it's the new Both Worlds season that comes to Xbox and PlayStation.

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Cryptic Studios impacted by layoffs

Cryptic Studios appears to be the latest Embracer-owned company to be impacted by layoffs.

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Janeway Comes To Star Trek Online: Shadow’s Advance

Fans are getting their Janeway fix with the latest update. Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of online games, and Cryptic Studios announced Captain Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager will make her Star Trek Online debut in Shadow’s Advance.

Knightofelemia873d ago

Was never really a big Voyager fan I did watch it they reused a lot of the same story arcs time travel, slip stream, the borg, thrown closer to home. Best aliens I like that were introduced in the series were the Hirogen would love to see the Klingons take them on in a war.

Garethvk873d ago

The big issue was it was hard to have any consistency as you knew they were not going to mysteriously get home and Villains had to be infrequent as they were going through their space and would in time be out of range of their influence. There was a plan for the ship to get home via a new technology early in a mid season and then have them go to and from the Delta Quadrant and Federation as the story needed but that was nixed. I think not showing what happened when they actually set foot on Earth was a huge issue. I am hoping Picard addresses it.

Knightofelemia873d ago

There were plans to show a few episodes of what happened to the Voyager crew once they came back to the Alpha Quadrant but that fell through. Voyager was ok but it's not TNG or DS9 those two series I liked Enterprise with Scott Bakula was good I could never get into the Captain Kirk Star Trek that was before my time.

Garethvk873d ago

DS9 was great. I have not been able to get into Discovery. I do not like the characters or stories. I do not expect Xmas lights but the fact that it is 10 years before Kirk yet the ship is so much more advanced even before they went into time has not worked for me. Mainly dislike the characters. Prodigy lost me at the first episode but Lower Decks has grown on me and I have liked Picard.