Star Trek Online going Free to Play?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
09-01-2011, 02:18 AM
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So, assuming the above details are correct, what do you guys make of this?
Source: Massively by Joystiq
Following the recent "Character type must match account type" and "You need a Gold account to use the Foundry" error messages (the former at least cropped up months too late to have been bleedover from CO despite Tuesday's "not an indication of anything" post), looks very much like they're following CO's model.
CO's model is actually pretty decent. Free you'd get about what you get as a subscriber now, probably minus some options (I can see them restricting ship type or skills to mirror CO's more restrictive skill selection for silver accounts). For the monthly fee (or lifetime) you get a healthy chunk of C-store stuff up front, and 400 points a month to cover a lot of the rest.
There's some complaints about how CO does things, Massively's had articles on it in the past, but honestly I think most of them are with CO itself, and not the free/pay model.