First off I want to say its good to be back. The last time I played was when I bought the game and played for the free 30 days. When I first played the game it didn't seem like Star Trek at all and there was very little to do and I got bored fast......very fast. Now that I am back after 21 months of non play time I have to say that the game has really gotten so much better. There is more to do and I am pleased at the content. It took me 6gb and a couple of hours to update the game, but it was worth the wait. Cryptic made the game I thought was going to fail into something I actually enjoy. I'm still getting used to the whole user interface again but I'm sure I'll be up to speed again in no time.
So I would like to say to Cryptic and all its developers that even though you have gone F2P with STO I may consider getting a lifetime membership. You guys did an excellent job at boosting the games level. Keep up the good work.
P.S. This is not me trolling and I know some of you might not even care that I was gone. I just wanted to let Cryptic know that they did a good job since I left during its baby days.
Yeah, I had a similar experience. As I recall the game at launch was full of bugs (I loved the floating eyeballs) and terribly boring/repetitive to play. Now it's almost a completely new game. I especially love how they have "Episodes" and "Seasons" and such, really sticking with the Star Trek feel. And you can actually tell what your upgrades actually do!
Welcome back to the both of you! I'm sure I speak for many when I say we're happy to see returning players enjoying the changes since launch. I can share your sentiments perfectly as I paid for an annual sub during early access and I too got bored very quickly and left after about a month, only to have returned at the beginning of December. There's a lot of nice additions, and there's still room for a great deal more growth. I know it has been challenging for Cryptic at times, but they've weathered those storms and I'm looking forward to what they can accomplish over the next two years.