Lt. Commander
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I'm worried about the media coverage of STO going F2P. I don't think the word has or is getting out there enough in the gaming community. Where are the commercials? The print marketing, the web marketing?

Is the word even getting out there that people who subbed prior to F2P are going to be able to start F2P early on the 5th? Other than the front page of STO, where is the media coverage for that?

Then as a whole, where is the media and marketing campaign to inform the masses that STO is now F2P?

I'm worried that the word hasn't quite got out there enough with a lack of marketing campaign.

What if F2P goes live, and STO doesn't see a big spike in numbers, what if its just a a small curve of new players? Will STO be in trouble?

I want F2P to succeed, I'm just not sure it's had enough of a push out there in the world to get it.

Thoughts?
Lt. Commander
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# 2
01-04-2012, 02:12 PM
A person can make themselves insane worrying about things which are 100% out of their control.
Lt. Commander
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# 3
01-04-2012, 02:17 PM
Since f2p will be on the 17th, there is no point in making a huge advertising campaign yet. There are too many games which have the spotlight just now.
Maybe starting with the 10th (one week before the release), Cryptic will start advertising more.
Lt. Commander
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# 4
01-04-2012, 04:27 PM
You worry too much and like everyone else, have no idea what they plan for marketing.

F2P masses find their games via the web, not TV or other such media, wait and see.
Lt. Commander
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# 5
01-04-2012, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by The-Doctor.
Is the word even getting out there that people who subbed prior to F2P are going to be able to start F2P early on the 5th? Other than the front page of STO, where is the media coverage for that?
Did you even look?

http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/01...-trek-onlines/

http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/g...nuary-5th.html

http://tentonhammer.com/sto/news/sta...tarts-tomorrow

Those are just the 3 sites I personally read often. I'm sure it is elsewhere as well.
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