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Lt. Commander
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Please find the official press release concerning the acquisition here on PR Newswire.
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# 2
05-31-2011, 11:36 AM
I like this part of the announcement:

Quote:
"With the acquisition by Perfect World, Cryptic has found a strong platform for continued expansion into free to play business model and growth in the global marketplace," said Jim Wilson, CEO of Atari.
Great news as far as I'm concerned, and bring on the F2P. Subscribers will get more for their money than they already do, and people who dont want to subscribe still get to play and buy the specific things they want:

http://www.champions-online.com/f2p_matrix

http://www.champions-online.com/f2p_faq

And Champs has proven that content doesnt stop once going F2P:
  • May 17th: Resistance Adventure Pack launch
  • June 1: Comic Series(like our Featured Episodes) "Aftershock" issue 1
  • June 8: "Aftershock" issue 2
  • June 15: "Aftershock" issue 3
  • June 22: "Aftershock" issue 4
  • June 29: "Aftershock" issue 5

http://www.champions-online.com/calendar

They also have Hideouts coming soon:

http://www.champions-online.com/node/595282

Last but not least, here is a post from someone who actually plays PW to give some insight on what the company is like:

http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...80#post3566980
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# 3
05-31-2011, 11:37 AM
Will we be getting an official word from Dstahl as to what this may or may not change as far as STO's status at some point this week?
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# 4
05-31-2011, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by The.Grand.Nagus View Post
Yay a new thread
*Gives the Nagus some jellied gree-worms.*
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# 5
05-31-2011, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Captain_Sol
Will we be getting an official word from Dstahl as to what this may or may not change as far as STO's status at some point this week?
He already responded:

http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...postcount=1977
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# 6
05-31-2011, 11:39 AM
For whatever reason, some players may feel uncomfortable with having their personal details shared with the new owners.

Whether a legitimate concern or not, will players have the opportunity to 'shred' their personal details from Cryptic's records, before the new company gets to see them? Essentially removing all trace of their identity from the system, forfeiting their accounts.
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# 7
05-31-2011, 11:39 AM
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Ah, thanks for that Nagus!
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# 8
05-31-2011, 11:40 AM
I would like to ask these questions.
  1. Will Cryptic remain its own entity or will it be absorbed into PWE?
  2. Will the C-Store remain the same or will it change into PWE's store?
  3. Will all our acounts be PWE accounts or will it remain seperate?
I realize most of these are inter related, but I still would like an answer.
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# 9
05-31-2011, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by The.Grand.Nagus View Post
Yay a new thread

I like this part:



Great news as far as I'm concerned, and bring on the F2P. Subscribers will get more for their money than they already do, and people who dont want to subscribe still get to play and buy the specific things they want. And Champs has proven that content doesnt stop once going F2P:
  • May 17th: Resistance Adventure Pack launch
  • June 1: Comic Series(like our Featured Episodes) "Aftershock" issue 1
  • June 8: "Aftershock" issue 2
  • June 15: "Aftershock" issue 3
  • June 22: "Aftershock" issue 4
  • June 29: "Aftershock" issue 5

http://www.champions-online.com/calendar

They also have Hideouts coming soon:

http://www.champions-online.com/node/595282
The Grand Nagus is INDEED wise.
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# 10
05-31-2011, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Presbytier View Post
I would like to ask these questions.
  1. Will Cryptic remain its own entity or will it be absorbed into PWE?
  2. Will the C-Store remain the same or will it change into PWE's store?
  3. Will all our acounts be PWE accounts or will it remain seperate?
I realize most of these are inter related, but I still would like an answer.
I'd also ask what becomes of our Atari Tokens and our Champions Online Tokens (from the stipend, which cannot be spent on other Atari products).
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