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Posted: Nov 19th 2009 6:36PM Firebreak said

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I want a Borg bridge officer.

Posted: Nov 19th 2009 6:49PM LaughingTarget said

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Why? He would just assimilate your entire crew.
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Posted: Nov 19th 2009 7:55PM Firebreak said

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Which would be awesome!
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Posted: Nov 19th 2009 6:51PM (Unverified) said

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Nice we send you a video link with a guy from Cryptic basically saying the same thing and you ignored it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CpaTO_G2fQ

Posted: Nov 20th 2009 5:06PM (Unverified) said

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Nice we send you a video link with a guy from Cryptic basically saying the same thing and you ignored it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CpaTO_G2fQ
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Posted: Nov 19th 2009 7:24PM (Unverified) said

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Here's to hoping my six month commitment to Champions pays off! Still waiting on that sweet sweet email.

Posted: Nov 19th 2009 8:06PM Anatidae said

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Ouch. Still waiting too eh?

I love how they used closed beta spots to sell Champions and some people will get 2-3 months of closed beta access and some people maybe 2 weeks.

Life isn't fair - and neither is Cryptic's deals you pay money for either.

I think STO is being rushed. Maybe it is about that Activision bonus I hear about. I dunno. But I have the distinct idea this is going to be another great intellectual property that gets tied to a mediocre MMO. I have yet to see anything really forward thinking in their gameplay.
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Posted: Nov 22nd 2009 5:38AM fatpanda said

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Activision bonus? What are you talking about? Cryptic has nothing to do with Activision...
Did you mean Atari? If so what Atari bonus?
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Posted: Nov 19th 2009 8:02PM Minofan said

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I hope these are easy to come by, as I'm intrigued but not sufficiently to blind-buy a Cryptic game (and I can't in good conscience place pre-orders I'm planning to cancel) - could be quite a wait for a free trial after launch!

Although Champions offered one a few weeks in, so I suppose it needn't be all doom & gloom if I don't get an invite.

Posted: Nov 19th 2009 8:10PM (Unverified) said

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Yikes, lifetime subs still haven't got their STO beta access? You essentially bought a lifetime sub that used STO beta access as one of it's main selling points, even placing the beta access BEFORE the Champions Online features in the advertisements. Now they're basically telling you that you're getting... guaranteed open beta access? Like everyone else who didn't buy the lifetime? (Yeah, I know it's a little bit extra exclusive time)

This reminds me of Cryptic ending the lifetime subscription sale before the announced ending date. Also, changing the combat dramatically on launch day.

Sure, you weren't guaranteed closed beta access, but jesus... They sure as hell made it their number one selling point for buying a CO lifetime subscription. MMORPG.com just had an article about it.

Posted: Nov 19th 2009 11:43PM Firebreak said

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Only some have not gained access.
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Posted: Nov 19th 2009 8:29PM elocke said

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I don't want to play open beta on any Crypic games ever. Not after the debacle of Champions Online and the game completely changing on Launch Day 1 and ruining my whole feel of the game.

That being said, I'll just wait till day one to buy the game and play it from there, LOL!

Posted: Nov 21st 2009 10:02AM (Unverified) said

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Wow... awesome... glad I bought that Lifetime Membership with Champions Online to get my closed beta release. I am tending to believe that STO is going to be the next Matrix Online... ugh.

Posted: Nov 20th 2009 9:34AM dudemanjac said

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Well closed beta isn't over yet and you don't know how many have been invited or how many are scheduled to be invited before it's over. No one said anything about getting in Day 1.

Posted: Nov 20th 2009 2:55PM Pingles said

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Still. If I had shelled out the cash JUST to get into Beta I'd expect to get a considerable amount of play time for my money.

I never thought about this aspect and will make sure I never pay for Beta access unless it's secondary to what I am paying for.
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Posted: Nov 20th 2009 3:23PM dudemanjac said

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You $200 to get into a beta or to get a lifetime sub to a game with beta access thrown in as a perk? The discount of having a lifetime sub should have been the main reason for doing this. Otherwise you paid a lot of money to do bug reports on an unfinished game.

And that is nuts.
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Posted: Nov 20th 2009 12:27AM (Unverified) said

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I can't wait to play this game. I'll be helming the U.S.S. Sakura

Posted: Nov 20th 2009 4:24PM (Unverified) said

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Still waiting for an invite here too... I'd really like to not regret buying that lifetime sub. ;)

Posted: Nov 20th 2009 2:20AM (Unverified) said

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I really want the beta access that I paid for.

Posted: Nov 20th 2009 4:54AM Dopamin said

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Hm, it's a pity that this "Open Beta" is again nothing more than a promotional gag instead of a real performance and stress testing phase.
It's also a pity that some people seem to see this only as a means of playing the game first and not testing the game which might actually increase its quality.

The whole beta of this particular game seems so short already, a short and bad open beta just does not sound very good.

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