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The Daily Grind: Do you play the MMO lockbox game?

The infamous marketing phenomenon known as the lockbox has been the subject of much disdain since F2P took over the MMO market because lockboxes are perceived by players to be an annoying lottery mechanic, but they don't seem to be going away. Studios like Cryptic have gone on record as saying they...

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Captain's Log: Star Trek Online celebrates 25 years of The Next Generation

Star Trek Online's Season Six is in full swing! My fleet is extremely close to reaching tier one of its new fleet starbase (in all three categories), and people seem to be having a pretty good time as they team up to take on fleet missions to earn the merits the starbase is starving for. I have t...

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Star Trek Online shows off the new Tholian Lock Box

Fair warning for those of you who hate the Star Trek Online lock boxes: There's no good news for you in this post. Those of you who do like the system (or at least aren't actively unfond of it) will be glad to know that the release of Season 6 is bringing along a new box, complete with new reward...

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Captain's Log: It always floods after a drought in STO

Over the course of the last week, Star Trek Online fans have been swimming in the flood of information that has been released regarding several missions and features of the game that are expected to be released either just before or as part of Season Six. We still have no formal release date f...

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Star Trek Online dev unconcerned with losing global playability for the sake of lock boxes [Updated]

Lock boxes in Star Trek Online -- love them or leave them, right? Well, now it may be more of an issue of Cryptic's leaving you if your country has an issue with them. When a discussion on the Jupiter Force forums noted that certain countries may have legal issues with lock boxes in the game, ...

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Star Trek Online unpacks Cardassian mystery boxes

While last December's red gift boxes proved controversial in the Star Trek Online community, Cryptic has stated that they were incredibly profitable and that it will continue to produce similar "treasure chest" items that require real-world money to acquire. True to its word, the studio will rele...

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