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Join Date: Dec 2007
12-06-2011, 01:32 PM
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Keep in mind that the game is going F2P in January. Instead of the cost to play the game, your lifetime subscription go to pay for a stipend of C-Points.
(The following figures are in USD, so please keep that in mind. I don't know the numbers for GBP, or I would run that math for you instead.)
C-Points are worth $0.0125 each ($6.25 / 500)
One month's allotment (400 points) is worth $5
The lifetime subscription is on sale for $200 right now
At 400 points per month, you will have to wait for 40 months (3 years, 4 months) ($200 / 5) before you receive your money's worth in C-Points.
With F2P not gating any content, and P2P not providing any
incentives, the only thing you're buying is C-Points. If you plan to play every month for the next 3 years, then go for it. Otherwise, I wouldn't recommend it.
Plus the cost of extra char slots, extra bank slots, extra inventory slots, the extra ship slots, the unique playable species, the ability to refine dilithium without having to actually be logged on...
There is a pretty good thread somewhere in here about the total benefits of a LTS. At the current price, I think it is a good deal.