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skipper

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#1 15 years ago

I might get hit by the modderators on here but please dont hurt me too hard im very little person and come apart easy:bawl: hehe

Who will be buying this new StarTrek Game I will be but might not play it might buy and and leave it in its packaging and hopefully it will do the same as Bridgecommander did go very rare and have to pay even more then the shop price (ebay etc) hehe.

But what i dont understand is like other games you buy what got sp and mp on you dont have to pay any extra money like halflife2 etc so why have you got to pay for others? like this one.

Thanks for any info:bows: to filefront:beer:




Greenvalv

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#2 15 years ago

That'll be it's demise....I'm not payin' for something and then have to pay again just to play it..... I'm goin' with Star Trek:Legacy.




Inyri Forge Advanced Member

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#3 15 years ago
skipper But what i dont understand is like other games you buy what got sp and mp on you dont have to pay any extra money like halflife2 etc so why have you got to pay for others? like this one.

With games like halflife, the players create their own small servers.

With massively multiplayer online games, the developers/producers of the games run massive servers capable of supporting thousands of people. This costs a lot of money, hence the monthly costs. So unless you plan on putting up the money for the server, or you suggest they pay for the servers themselves and don't make a profit (which is rediculous to suggest) you can't really call monthly fees rediculous or unreasonable.




Hypnotoad13

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#4 15 years ago

I've never paid for an online game before, but i WILL pay to play this game




FN_lewrbm69

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#5 15 years ago

mah thay better have a 14day trial befor i schell out the clams for a mmo never liked them but i am a st geek so i might if it plays well.




SuperSmeg

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#6 15 years ago

How much does it cost to play MMORPG games each month? If its something like £10 a month then thats no problem. If its like way more then that then I'll avoid this game completely. Besides I have way more fun playing games like Bridge Commander or Jedi Academy.




Hypnotoad13

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#7 15 years ago

usually between $15 and $30 bucks depending on how much upkeep is required.

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Mr. Matt Advanced Member

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#8 15 years ago
SuperSmegHow much does it cost to play MMORPG games each month? If its something like £10 a month then thats no problem. If its like way more then that then I'll avoid this game completely. Besides I have way more fun playing games like Bridge Commander or Jedi Academy.[/quote] Usually less than that, depending on exchange rates it's about £7 - £8 a month. Games like Bridge Commander and Jedi Academy are extremely simplistic and repetitive, even with mods installed, and if you think you can play on those for as long as you can play on an MMO that's your decision. MMORPGs have a monthly subscription because developers are continually supporting the games, making changes, correcting bugs and adding in new content all the time. Bridge Commander received its last patch years ago. MMORPGs rarely go for a week without at least a bug fix. On Bridge Commander you must play on player-hosted servers, which are often slow and unreliable, and you will find them to be offline more often than not. MMORPGs have enormous, dedicated servers which, unless you're talking about SWG, are fast and reliable, most of the time, and they are persistent. And on these servers, there are thousands of players all in the same world, forming their own communities and doing their own thing. On Bridge Commander, there are eight players, and all you do is shoot at each other until one of you has a higher score than the other. Fun, eh? And how much content has been added to Bridge Commander by the developers since its release? That's right, none. BCs developers don't give a damn if you keep playing the game -- you've already bought it, they don't care anymore. MMORPGs on the other hand are often expanded with new missions, new equipment and items, and in the case of STO you can probably add new ships and planets to explore onto that list too. This is all done to keep people playing for longer, of course, but it's more than you'll get with most games. Simply, you get what you pay for. [quote=G®33N<@|>]That'll be it's demise....

And that'll be nonsense. There are dozens of MMORPGs that have subscriptions, and most of them go on for many, many years. Look at EverQuest for example. That game actually has a sequel out, for a year or so now, and people are STILL playing the original. Look at Star Wars Galaxies -- the game was complete, utter rubbish to begin with, and to make matters worse the developers lie to and screw over the player base and refuse to fix years-old bugs as a matter of course, and people are still playing the darned thing several years after its release (though thanks to the last stunt pulled by the developers, it is dying now). Considering the popularity of the Star Trek brand, the lack of decent sci-fi MMORPGs at the moment, and the extremely unique concept of the game on a purely practical level, I expect nothing less from STO. Unless, of course, the development team turns out to be similar to the SWG developers, though I don't think anyone would be stupid enough to use them as a role model. And having played a MMO without subscription fees, I can safely say that I very much prefer to pay. Guild Wars, the great experiment in the MMO world, is absolutely flooded with obnoxious jerks and annoying kids. It's no fun to play anymore, not that it didn't have its flaws to begin with (I'm no longer much of a fan of the whole 'instanced' thing -- I used to think it was a good idea, but not so much anymore). I've played several different subscription-based MMOs now, and none of them suffer from as many jerks as GW does, not even WoW. If that's what it takes to keep your neighbours tolerable, I'll keep paying.




Stark98

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#9 15 years ago

star trek online is worth paying for i think but what i find ashame is, like you need to go away urgent for a month so you need to pay for that month but you dont play it! There needs to be a system where ya can buy time or minutes to play!




Hypnotoad13

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#10 15 years ago

well STO is still in development. Go to their website and suggest it. I think that would be great. Thet way if and when i get bored, i can stop payng and then play for a few hours if i change my mind.




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