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Posted: Jan 11th 2010 12:05PM (Unverified) said

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Wow that was worth the read.....

*sarcasm may be included*

Posted: Jan 11th 2010 12:11PM (Unverified) said

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Well it did say it was a quick interview.

Surely people can not expect any real answers from Cryptic about STO can they?

Maybe tomorrow we will get a new video showing the same stuff in a differen't order.

Posted: Jan 11th 2010 12:23PM Mr Angry said

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I didn't realize they are going to cash shop this game, that's a -1 for me. I prefer to pay my sub and for those assets to be supplied in updates, not pay to play then pay again.

I really dislike quotes like this :

We knew that we couldn't create a mirror image to the Federation content; we had to do something different.

What he really means is that they didn't do Klingon's as a full playable race with PvE content, because they didn't have the time, but they want to dangle the carrot out there that this might change, no promises mind!

Tomorrow I guess it all comes out, just a warning, get the tin foil hats ready, this game is a bit of a let down!

Posted: Jan 11th 2010 12:26PM (Unverified) said

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I am preparing for the let down. I hope I am pleasantly surprised

Posted: Jan 11th 2010 12:42PM SMELTN said

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I deifnitely think the game has potential, but it is some what of a let down and I must say Cash shop + Montly Fee = Epic Failure

Posted: Jan 11th 2010 12:55PM ShockerX said

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Well, its Cryptic, they're known for having cash shops in their damn games which I hate generally hate Cryptic, so it shouldn't be surprising STO will have it as well... (but I am against cash shops). I like Star Trek, and I just hope STO won't be a big disappointment or Cryptic is in a whole lot of trouble.

Posted: Jan 11th 2010 1:00PM (Unverified) said

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Let's be honest, Klingon gameplay is "distinct" is a big time cope out. They did not have time to actually make content for Klingons so they are now calling them "aggressive" so more PvP oriented gameplay.

I don't care if you hate STO or are a STO fanboy, it would have been a better choice to have more PvE content for the Klingons.

The biggest problem Crytic will encounter is Klingon players complaining and the lack of population in the Klingon side.

Posted: Jan 11th 2010 2:02PM (Unverified) said

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CB server just closed down, so the NDA lifts tomorrow. Some sites will be...interesting...to read.

For the record I liked it.

Posted: Jan 11th 2010 1:17PM (Unverified) said

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Has anyone got the link to start the download for the open beta?

I'd like to get it going prior to beta launch.

Posted: Jan 11th 2010 5:34PM (Unverified) said

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Is this going to be a real open beta where anyone can sign up for it or just for the people who pre-ordered it?
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Posted: Jan 11th 2010 1:19PM (Unverified) said

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I dont like the idea of cash for gear in games, however... I'll be honest, if STO is good enough to get me away from WoW, I'd happily pay 50 bucks a month and probably send them a thank you card for hurting my rear.

I'm not looking for the wowkiller (tm) here, I'm just looking for something "I" think is as good. - Cap Ships and Consensual pvp FTW.

I followed STO and bought her dinner, now it's time for her to put out. Thats all I'm saying.

Posted: Jan 11th 2010 1:22PM (Unverified) said

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You made me laugh out loud with that last line.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2010 1:40PM MrGutts said

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Well I uninstalled the beta already, just like some others here. Make your own conclusions.

Posted: Jan 11th 2010 3:48PM misterorff said

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You seem to hate games that I like. I must take this as a good sign for STO.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2010 4:22PM MrGutts said

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Maybe, give it a shot when a 10 day trial comes up.
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Posted: Jan 12th 2010 12:00PM (Unverified) said

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well u most have uninstalled the beta and not played the game, cause if you were in the Closed Beta you wouldnt be able to tell us without breaking the NDA. So you are dumb for uninstalling with out playing the game... and for all of you worried about micro transactions, dont worry if it is like CO the stuff you get doesnt really effect game play!
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Posted: Jan 11th 2010 1:56PM EdmundDante said

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Can the writing on the wall be any clearer?

Posted: Jan 11th 2010 2:02PM dudemanjac said

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I don't know why ppl make such a big deal about these cash shops. They may be a big deal in some other games, but it hardly amounted to anything in Champions Online, which he said is the template.

For the uninformed, the only thing that got sold in the shop in CO was a couple of those miniature figures that ran along side you, some of which I'm sure you could get in game or through one of the events they ran. They were useless and it and had no effect on the game whatsoever.

Also you have the ability to buy a retcon, which essentially took your character back to 0 skills and let you select them again for free. For the most part they tossed those out like candy after the game started. Not to mention they also hand them out whenever they do a major update, just like any other game. You also have the ability to do it yourself in game, but just like any other game you have to pay for it out of pocket. They even went through and made it cheaper to do to make ppl happy.

Then they let you pay for more costume slots if you wanted because I guess 4 isn't enough.

And they let you pay to have additional characters. I guess 8 isn't enough.

And then they have those other costume pieces that you can buy if you want to be fancier than you already are with the multitude of options you have for free.

Though I don't have a list in front of me, I would bet the cash shop is going to be silly stuff along the same lines: character resets, extra uniform options, maybe more paint schemes for ships. Nothing that is important or game altering. As much complaining as there is about this cash shop, they are so easy to avoid and ignore.

Posted: Jan 11th 2010 3:02PM (Unverified) said

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@JP

you crazy

It's much more likely that Mr Emeret STILL feels that way about Microtransactions. Unfortunately, if he wants to keep his job he has to play along with whatever the rest of the company decides is financially prudent.

The best way to take away micro transactions is to NOT PAY FOR THEM. That's it. I'm sorry, but as long as people enjoy the idea of paying for special items, they'll do it. And the business, rather than ethical, minded will take full advantage of that fact.
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