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Cryptic Studios has launched a new free-to-play model for planet-hopping MMO Star Trek Online.

CEO Jack Emmert said the new free-to-play focus is great for fans and casual gamers who were previously put off by the barriers of entry that paid subscriptions entailed.
"We couldn't be more excited," he said, "Anyone can download and play Star Trek Online at no cost. There's no better way to see how sitting in the captain's chair feels."

Originally released as a subscription-based MMO in 2010, the game will still feature a payment option of $15 a month, providing additional features such as more character slots and a bigger inventory.

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To boldly go where only subscription fees could take me before!
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post #2 of 33
Is it any good?
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cool, i wanted to try out the game but there was no way i was going to spend 15 bucks a month to play, even after the 30 dollars i spent for the game.
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In the past the free to play model was what a game that was worried about subscription numbers did...now days it is becoming the norm even on games that have decent player populations.
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Trekies unite!
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Trekies unite!

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It's meh. Not bad but not the greatest.
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I love ST, might give it a shot.
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post #9 of 33
LOTRO is better by far, and its also F2P.

And if you earn enough "turbine points" and wait for sales, you never have to shell out RL cash for anything.
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Hmm, for free I may try it.
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