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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,062
# 1 I have no Hope.
07-12-2012, 09:55 PM
This isn't a "Doooooom" thread, in that I think the game is gonna fail in a general sense.

But it has failed me (again), and I no longer "look forward to" my future with Star Trek Online. Prior to the forums reboot, I had a thread about story content. During that discussion we learned Season 7 was going to focus on the game's story. That sounded lovely at the time...

I haven't played STO in nearly 3 months. I kind of figured I'd return during S6 to at least sample some of the new "alert" missions, but confirming during my Tribble Weekend Testing that there's no story, it now turns out that there's not even an interesting carrot to grind for...

Near as I can figure, the "Ultimate Reward/Goal" of Season Six are Fleet Starships.

In addition to months of the new Fleet/Starbase "Minigame" Grindfest, I also have to pay Real World Cash (or someone else does and I grind for more in-game resources) to unlock one of these new Fleet Ships for one character...

>shakes head<

Have at it folks, if that's your cup o' raktajino, but that's not me.

I'll keep tabs of the goings-on via the Forums/Dev Posts, and otherwise be waiting for S7, but it's clear PW's monitization strategy for STO will likely stain that too.

- Patrician Havelock "No Hope" Vetinari.

When XP earnings during a Double-XP Weekend still feel like I'm underperforming,
there's something terribly wrong with the reward system...

You can find/contact me in game as @PatricianVetinari. RIP Terry Pratchett. Original Join Date: Feb 2010.
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 72
# 2
07-12-2012, 10:15 PM
Yeah I have to agree with you. It seems kind of a bust with this whole grind up your fleet and pay just as much as a C-store ship. It should be fun to watch the forums in the next few days.. Might get toasty on here. lol

Oh and so much for the whole it will cost a LOT less the C-Store ships.
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 475
# 3
07-12-2012, 10:44 PM
I have to agree, paying cash on top of a mind-numbing grind is an insultingly obvious cash grab.

Really, the whole Fleet system is rather disappointing to me. Way too much grinding to be fun. Lower all costs by a factor of 10 and we'll talk.
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 29
# 4
07-12-2012, 10:55 PM
I agree, some of the resource barriers are obscene. It'll take forever for the very small fleet I'm in to tier up, time constraints aside.

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