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#61 Richard Hammond

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 11:54

Sell a kidney and buy a lifetime subscription then :p


#62 Yusuf M.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 12:30

It keeps getting better and better! I love it. I'm interested to see how they implement cloaking. In previous ST games, I've always used cloak to flee or sneak up on my enemy.

#63 Raktael

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 09:10

I do like their new website design, and I can't wait for more information regarding the ships, especially the Klingon ones!

#64 Pablo2008jedi

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 10:30

I do like their new website design, and I can't wait for more information regarding the ships, especially the Klingon ones!


+1

#65 Slarlac249

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 10:36

is this going to require some lame subscription to play it? If so count me out. I believe if you pay for a game that's all you should pay.

#66 Raktael

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 21:47

is this going to require some lame subscription to play it? If so count me out. I believe if you pay for a game that's all you should pay.


so server support, continual patching etc etc, you expect that all to come for free do you and the purchase of the box simply pays for everything? Guess we won't be seeing you in STO, oh well.

#67 Sethos

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 21:54

Watched a few YouTube videos and my god, this game looks so bad :laugh: Can't wait to try it out at some point to, hopefully, disprove my worries but damn ... 1999 called, they want their game back.

#68 Obi Wong

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 21:59

is this going to require some lame subscription to play it? If so count me out. I believe if you pay for a game that's all you should pay.


so you believe that all the devs and admins should work for free after you've paid your $60?
where do you think your "lame subscription" goes? it's not like they're taking your money and using it to light cigars
like Raktael said, server maintenance, patching, developing new content, support and probably an entire department to listen to everyone whine and complain about nerf this and that.
i suppose there's another solution, instead of paying a monthly fee they could just charge you $500 for the game

#69 Raktael

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 15:04

Watched a few YouTube videos and my god, this game looks so bad :laugh: Can't wait to try it out at some point to, hopefully, disprove my worries but damn ... 1999 called, they want their game back.


The graphics aren't amazing but the engine also runs champions and so on which also aren't graphically amazing :) but Sethos, to give you the chance, they announced the open beta test dates, end of Jan for the US and 5th Feb for us Europeans so it'll give us a chance to try it before buying it if you're not in the closed beta.

I don't see STO being a long term success in all honesty, but it might get me through to SW Old Republic, fingers crossed.

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#70 Pablo2008jedi

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 16:25

I'm just worried about the support side of subscriptions for the UK, I looked over champions site and there was a lot of complaints about pricing issues and its not really clear how much £'s you actually pay. Not even sure if they charge UK in $'s, £'s or Euro's ... If its euros count me out. Eve-online is Euro's and its works out to be about £15 per month! I'd be happy with WOW prices of £8!

#71 Raktael

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 16:41

It will be interesting to see how that goes, hopefully they will learn from Champions though and make sure the pricing is a bit more clear cut for the British subscribers...we can but hope!

#72 Raktael

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 10:49

Collectors Edition Goodness

Well the CE has been announced and it has some interesting goodies in there, so far it's only been confirmed really in the US and thats through gamestop obviously, but strangely, a brief appearance yesterday of the CE version appeared on gamestops UK counterpart 'Game' but since this morning this has vanished from their website. This could be mean Game will supply the UK counterpart, but this has also happened before and hey had to remove it because play.com got it exclusively (Warhammer Online CE) so it's just waiting to see what happens.

Anyway, lets move onto what you actually get inside the box and extra:

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Deluxe Packaging: Futuristic 3dX holography set in a high quality brushed aluminum finish. Heavy duty construction with magnetic closures and nested compartments for all components.
Deluxe Manual: High end, hardbound, art book, manual, and disc case in a single, elegant package. “HD Printing” on over 40 glossy pages of exclusive art from the Star Trek Online Universe.
Communicator Badge: High quality cast metal design based on the in-game badge model. Fully 3d Sculpted with recessed burst and curved contours.
Guest Passes: Credit card style buddy passes to invite three of your friends for a ten day trial of Star Trek Online.
Red Matter Capacitor: A unique item that charges up and delivers extra energy to all of your ship’s equipment for a short time. A device that, when used, gives you a small bump in energy, has a long recharge.
Next Generation Uniform: Uniform Options from and the Next Generation. The timeless look worn by Picard, Data and Riker.
“Deep Space Nine” Uniform: Uniform Options from the “Deep Space Nine” Series. Grey shoulders, on a black uniform, just like Sisko, Worf and Dax

Reserve Star Trek Online and receive a GameStop exclusive in-game Starfleet Constitution Class Starship. This unique, upgradable starship comes equipped with blue phasers and an extra engineering station mod slot. Available online and in-store while supplies last. Note by Rak: So far only confirmed in the US Gamestop pre-orders for the Constitution, nothing for the EU etc yettc yet[/font]

Reserve Star Trek Online and receive beta access, and 2-day early head-start access. Beta begins January 12, 2010 and runs through January 26, 2010. Early head start will begin on January 29, 2010. Available online and in-store while supplies last.


Some interesting goodies in there, the Uniforms and Red Matter do sound cool, would like to be whizzing around wearing a:DS9 Uniform :D

#73 Pablo2008jedi

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 11:10

I just wish they had more EU related information, I feel left out!

I've been following this over the past year and only in the past month I've been checking for news daily.

No subscription info
No pre-order Beta / Bonus Info

So no pre-order from me! even though I can only find it on Play!

#74 Raktael

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 12:40

I just wish they had more EU related information, I feel left out!

I've been following this over the past year and only in the past month I've been checking for news daily.

No subscription info
No pre-order Beta / Bonus Info

So no pre-order from me! even though I can only find it on Play!


I know exactly what you mean mate, as I said the CE version appeared briefly on Game's site before being taken down, I did put in a pre-order, but I'm guessing that will have vanished too. All the news on the official forums/site say is 'coming soon' for the EU pre-order information, I am guessing they are trying to wrangle some good exclusive deals no doubt.

#75 Pablo2008jedi

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 14:03

HMV £17.99

No idea what they are like for release date delivery, but cheapest I've seen.