About 4 months ago I wrote a review of Star Trek Online and my conclusion was that the game wasn’t that bad, but also not worth $15 every month. Soon, you’ll be able to check if I was right with no strings attached.
It seems Cryptic is going to change the game to be free to play (F2P) by the end of the year. And then it will match the price I thought it would be reasonable.
The only thing I have some restrictions now is the user created content. Yes, I know I said it was somewhat cool but one has to wonder how this will affect the general gameplay when there is nothing at stake. My reasoning goes like this: If you’re paying for it, you won’t want it ruined — after all, your money go there. So you won’t write crappy quest after crappy quest just to fill the content as fast as you can just to annoy the reviewers — or maybe you can’t, if the system protects itself. Now, if it’s free… who knows? Maybe all you want is to troll the game.
On the other hand, if you check the League of Legends Reddit, you’ll notice that a lot of people take the game seriously. And it’s also free to play.
Only time will tell if the system will be abused or not. Meanwhile, you” soon have a chance to check if you agree with me or not without using your wallet.