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Posted: Mar 9th 2010 1:57PM Seffrid said

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Half price for half a game.

Posted: Mar 11th 2010 2:39AM (Unverified) said

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lol. QFT

I was actually going to try this game, but considering how bad i was screwed by Champions Online, i'm staying away from the NEW Cryptic & Atari.

I'll stick w/ the old cryptic team & NCSoft, now Paragon Studios; TYVM.
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Posted: Mar 9th 2010 1:53PM CCon99 said

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Still to high of a price if you ask me. If they're so desperate to get rid of these game boxes after just six weeks, imagine how cheap it will be six weeks from now.

Posted: Mar 9th 2010 2:00PM (Unverified) said

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!!!QUICK BUY NOW!!!
(before we go free to play)

Posted: Mar 9th 2010 2:13PM ployer said

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A lot of people trash the game but I really like it

Posted: Mar 9th 2010 3:25PM ultimateq said

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Too many people trash the game. So it isn't the ultimate Star Trek Simulator, it's not as bad as people say it is. They were just disapointed (as was I) that the game wasn't made in way we had all hoped for, and instead was re-envisioned. Take it in as a new and different game that what you were expecting, and it's actually not that bad.
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Posted: Mar 9th 2010 5:53PM Lichbane1 said

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Totally agree!
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Posted: Mar 9th 2010 6:28PM Thac0 said

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I agree with Q.
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Posted: Mar 9th 2010 8:50PM (Unverified) said

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STO is better than a lot of the comments make it out to be.
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Posted: Mar 9th 2010 11:11PM CCon99 said

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I think the reason the game gets bashed so much isn't because of the game play (though I think this game would have been a really huge hit if it was a simulator that offered the Star Trek experience the fans get from the shows), but I think the bad word of mouth mostly comes from the game being so bare bones at release with the intent of finishing the development on the customers dime.

Another reason you're starting see more bashing lately is because a lot of their original supporters spent a lot of money to play this game, some even buying multiple boxes for different preorder perks, others spending lots of money on long term and lifetime subs. Then those players find not even 3 weeks later the same company they've been supporting, drop the prices and offer 2 months of additional game time to players who haven't been supporting them at all. Add on top of that the game is so simple and dumbed down where the average player can get to max level in under 3 weeks only to find there's nothing at all to do, and you now have a pissed off player base who wanted to love the game, but were let down by incompetence and a company that chose to release yet another faulty game. A lot of people wanted to like this game, but the development team failed them.

I do find it funny that the best thing anyone can say to defend this game is that "it isn't that bad". =P
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Posted: Mar 9th 2010 2:12PM (Unverified) said

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Lesson learned: paying full price for an MMO at launch is for suckers.

Posted: Mar 9th 2010 2:37PM (Unverified) said

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And yet, I will do it again when the next shiny game comes out. *sigh*
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Posted: Mar 9th 2010 2:25PM Neurasthenic said

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I just got a $10 video game credit at Amazon for buying FFXIII...
$18 for a new MMO is a mighty tempting deal, but I still don't know if I'll buy it.

Posted: Mar 9th 2010 2:31PM yeppers said

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What's sad is the retailer mark-up on products like this is infinitesimal already. Either Amazon negotiated this price drop with Atari and will be credited with the difference or they are taking a major loss on the sale and just want to make room in their warehouse.

I'm thinking/hoping they negotiated the price drop with Atari as a result of Atari having their own "specials" over the last month.

This game was released just over a month ago. This is probably one of the largest IPs a publisher could own and product is being discounted (even by the publisher themselves) almost 50%. Crazy.

Posted: Mar 9th 2010 2:40PM (Unverified) said

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The Grey-Market keys for this game are down to 15-17 USD. Not good since it is right about a month into release.

Posted: Mar 9th 2010 3:03PM LaughingTarget said

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A but better than Champions, that went down to $5 quick.
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Posted: Mar 9th 2010 3:23PM (Unverified) said

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I'm still waiting for it to be $15 or less.

Posted: Mar 9th 2010 3:28PM (Unverified) said

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AAAAHHHHHhahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Posted: Mar 9th 2010 3:28PM ployer said

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I think another thing people need to think about is the game was just released a little over a month ago, games like EVE,WoW, Lotro, etc have had a lot of time to grow into what they are today. i think in time, given a chance, star trek online will be a great game.

Posted: Mar 9th 2010 3:37PM (Unverified) said

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That may technically be true... But one only has to look at Champions Online to see STO's future.
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