Castiel AngelOfTheLord Feb 26 @ 6:46pm
How long will this game be here?
So I really wish to play this, and I'm thinking about downloading it, but I'm always worried that ''the free to play'' model will stop the game from generating income, and it'll have to be gone or something.
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grizster Feb 26 @ 8:09pm 
trust me bud they have plenty of income,from zen points expansion's and etc but it is free to play tho :)
Castiel AngelOfTheLord Feb 26 @ 8:10pm 
Oh good! I look forward to downloading this :D
impliedword Feb 26 @ 9:32pm 
people in my fleet spend like 200 bucks on stuff...its not going anywhere. the devs are constanly getting actors from the shows to do voice work to add in.
Castiel AngelOfTheLord Feb 26 @ 9:41pm 
I look forward to it, then!
TheBear Feb 26 @ 10:35pm 
f2p sometimes does better then a p2p model.
Infact it usually does.

Smaller percentage is paying, but ironically they always pay more then usual.
In the first month i spend over 200 euros myself, simply because i didnt have the patience to wait to get some of the lobi ships i really wanted for 1 or 2 characters.

Also i subbed, spend about 50 euros on zen store ships and items.. so all in the first month.
If i do that, im sure some if not most people go even beyond that.
Szeron Feb 26 @ 11:29pm 
To repeat what I've said before:

This game went from being on the brink of being shut down before it went Free to Play.. to being able to afford to expand the team(how many MMOs can you say that about these days?), develop expansions, and hire actors from the series like Michael Dorn(Worf) and Tim Russ(Tuvok) to voice their characters ingame. STO is probably PWE's highest earning MMO in the western market right now.

Don't worry, the game/playerbase is still continuing to grow and it will be around for a good, long while yet.
Castiel AngelOfTheLord Feb 26 @ 11:41pm 
Thanks for all of your input.
I'll install the game now, and play it when I get home from work.
I look forward to it. Thanks!
yourself Feb 27 @ 1:08am 
trust me, free to play is making them loads of money
Rocley Feb 27 @ 2:46am 
Yeah my wife just spent $100 on that dyson ship package plus loads of other stuff STO can survive on just her alone.
12_monkeys Feb 27 @ 2:52am 
One of the few good F2p games (with a sub option) on the market so no worries about it being sunsetted, the vast majority though are indeed throwaway crap with more development going into the cash shop than to the game...
Akhiro Feb 27 @ 8:36am 
The only thing I can't stand is how ridiculously expensive zen is for cosmetic items. They take advantage of Trek fans by making us pay to wear all the cool uniforms we saw on TV haha... Those items should at least be unlockable in-game without having to pay anything.
Szeron Feb 27 @ 12:15pm 
They are.. if you grind dilithium and use the dilithium exchange.

The only things you're forced to buy into are veteran rewards and things from special packs/versions(steam starter edition, boxed collector's edition, etc.).
Castiel AngelOfTheLord Feb 27 @ 12:44pm 
thanks guise!
Gon Feb 27 @ 2:33pm 
They've semi-announced an expansion for this year, and they went to the expense of having Tuvok (Tim Russ) record content recently (Some of which has already been released) as well as having Worf (Michael Dorn) reprise his role at the end of last year.
Gilder the Squidslinger Feb 27 @ 5:16pm 
zomg, I just tried to update and reload this game after being away from it for over a year. What a nightmare. You have to access 3 different sites with 3 different accounts just to use it. From Cryptic to Perfect World, and now to some silly thing called Arc. Sorry this just isn't worth the hassle. Uninstalling. It was a fun game once but I'm not jumping through hurdles to reload it just for nostalgia purposes.
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