I got sto though steam and donít run steam that thing is a resource hog. Steam still thinks Iíve not even used the retail key yet. Iíd not be surprised to see a drop off of people when the first 30 days is up though.
Same for mt GF and I. We don't run the Steam client, ever.
I know that's only Steam players and some are playing it with Steam turned off but still I would have thought that the number would have been much higher than that.
Sadly I doubt we will be told how many are playing STO at the moment or how many copies they sold... MMO companies seem to usually only release stats when they hit X million players.
Think I remember one of those many interviews with someone from Cryptic saying they sold something like in the 100.000 copies area.... anyone know?
I would say there is a large portion of steam users that don't run steam with this game because of past issues with updates. I'd imagine those steam numbers are significantly less than the actual steam users playing the game. Of course I don't have hard numbers so it's just my 2 cents.
I don't run steam unless I need to, Also, I didn't buy it off steam or add it to my list on steam. Don't really care if it knows what I'm playing. So I would be an example of this. I went thru amazon for the borg boff
bought from steam, don't run it. And I agree with the skill cap and DP and no micro transactions... and please lower the game purchase price to get new people to buy...lol that should about cover the bases