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# 1 FREE to PLAY??
11-20-2010, 08:25 AM
When is this game going FTP??
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# 2
11-20-2010, 08:28 AM
From the recent Dev statement stickyed at the top of this section of the forum, the game's not expected to go FTP. Please read the Champions Online stickyed thread for more info.
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# 3
11-20-2010, 08:37 AM
Star Trek is a major license Atari has aquired the usage rights from CBS. Royalties must be paid so FTP isn't an option.
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11-20-2010, 08:37 AM
I hope not for a long time -- these people have certainly earned my money.
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# 5
11-20-2010, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Doomicile
Star Trek is a major license Atari has aquired the usage rights from CBS. Royalties must be paid so FTP isn't an option.
We don't know what the license contract calls for. We can only speculate. LotR is a major license, and probably has royalties too, and it is using the hybrid F2P model.

Beyond that, all this has been discussed to death in the thread stickyed above.
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# 6
11-20-2010, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Cosmic_One View Post
From the recent Dev statement stickyed at the top of this section of the forum, the game's not expected to go FTP. Please read the Champions Online stickyed thread for more info.
There have been alot of comments in interviews since then that are leaning more and more towards it being a likelihood.
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# 7
11-20-2010, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Cosmic_One View Post
We don't know what the license contract calls for. We can only speculate. LotR is a major license, and probably has royalties too, and it is using the hybrid F2P model.

Beyond that, all this has been discussed to death in the thread stickyed above.
Except ST is a franchise, an entity. LOTR is practically public domain, like Journey To The Center Of The Earth or War Of The Worlds. There probably are some royalties, depending on who owns the rights and whether the Tolkien family still has any legal hold on the books, if they haven't already pawned em off.

But it's by no means a multimillion dollar institution held by any one studio or entity. Only George Lucas has can claim that honor.
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# 8
11-20-2010, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Doomicile
Star Trek is a major license Atari has aquired the usage rights from CBS. Royalties must be paid so FTP isn't an option.
No offense, but you apparently have no idea what your talking about. LOTRO has made MORE money since going F2P, not less.

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/07/lo...g-free-to-pla/
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# 9
11-20-2010, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by The.Grand.Nagus View Post
No offense, but you apparently have no idea what your talking about. LOTRO has made MORE money since going F2P, not less.

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/07/lo...g-free-to-pla/
Perhaps, but it's CBS's call, not Cryptic's. Lest CBS agreed to a contract giving Atari complete control over the game's business model.
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# 10
11-20-2010, 08:50 AM
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Perhaps, but it's CBS's call, not Cryptic's. Lest CBS agreed to a contract giving Atari complete control over the game's business model.
"Perhaps", but money talks. CBS and Atari both are probably paying very keen interest to how it goes with CO, and if CO has any significant increase in revenue its almost a certainty STO will be following. But hey, dont take my word for it. Bookmark this thread and come back a year from now and see what has happened.
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