Star Trek Online Season Two kicks off with price cut

Atari ushers in first free expansion to sci-fi MMORPG by raising level cap, lowering retail price point to $20.

The universe is constantly expanding, so it's only fitting that Atari's intergalactic massively multiplayer online role-playing game Star Trek Online is doing its part to keep pace. The publisher this week introduced the first free expansion to the game, Season Two: Ancient Enemies, and cut the suggested retail price for the core game to $20.

The original Star Trek lasted just three seasons before being cancelled.

Season Two adds a variety of new features and content to the game, including a raising of the level cap from 45 to 51, adding new ranks and rewards for advanced players. The expansion also features eight new Klingon episodes, further advancement of the Undine story, the introduction of the Federation Diplomatic Corps for those who prefer peaceful conflict resolution, and new minigames and customization options.

Developed by Cryptic Studios, Star Trek Online launched in February and has a storyline that is separate from the film or television series. Players assume the role of a starship captain operating under the banner of either the United Federation of Planets (better known simply as "the Federation") or the Klingons, who are locked in an intergalactic struggle.

For more on the game, check out GameSpot's review of Star Trek Online.

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blackace
blackace

atopp399 Posted Jul 29, 2010 8:56 am PT Lower the monthly fee. The game could be $20 or even free but who wants to pay $15 a month? The $15 per month fees need to be looked at by companies. Just because WoW can get 8 million people to pay that doesn't mean other games with no track record can. Maybe if they had subs for $9.99 they would get a few more people. ************************************************************** Totally agree. To me, most games should start at $5 a month. I think $15 is way to high, even for WoW now. When it launched, it was worth it, but after 4-5yrs, they need to lower the month fees on these games. WoW should be $9.99. EverQuest 2? $9.99. Star Trek Online $4.99 or less. The game is barely worth $20. That was one of the many reason I quit WoW, EQ2 and CoH. $180 a year is too much for an online game to me. Blizzard can afford to lower their price.

BigDawgSteve420
BigDawgSteve420

Dropping to 20 bucks already....smells like a turd to me

Lionheart8472
Lionheart8472

I'm sorry, but to all those people that say they would play this game if it was $9.99 a month instead of $14.99..... really? You're trying to tell me $5 extra dolllars a month that you can make in less than 2 hours of work for most people really makes that much of a difference? I bet you are the same people that decide to take that $5 bucks and rather eat Mc Donalds or go out and drink some beers. It's called cheap entertainment people, and if you like the game (not just talking about the Star Trek MMO) then don't complain about paying $15 / month. That's just cheap on your part if you'd pay $9.99 / month to play and not $15. Now for actually being on topic, I'm a Star Trek geek but I still have yet to pick this up because I'm not sold on new changes just yet. If this game continues to improve then I will pick it up in the near future.

skipper847
skipper847

If it was Single Player I would buy it but MP only no thanks.

suiside__biker
suiside__biker

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EchoEcho
EchoEcho

@ScorpSt -- Actually, I've been following continued development on the game on the off chance they do make some changes that intrigue me, and a friend of mine continues to play it even though I couldn't stomach it. You really shouldn't assume how much I do or do not know about the game. You also shouldn't assume that I know nothing about how MMOs evolve over time. I've been playing games such as LotRO and EVE Online since their respective launches, and while both have seen tremendous amounts of added content and improvements, the core essence of the gameplay for both games has not changed since day one. My issues with the game go down to the core design. I do not like the core gameplay that the game is designed around. The game can refine what's there, add and subtract extraneous bits, but if the very core of the experience is flawed (as it is, in my opinion) then the only way for it to "improve" to my liking is to be torn down and rebuilt from scratch. I highly doubt that's going to happen, because this core design is precisely what they wanted -- and obviously plenty of other people enjoy it, whether I do or not. I think I am justified in making the educated guess that if I didn't like the game at launch for these reasons, that I still wouldn't like it now.

Targzissian
Targzissian

Stop using the word "intergalactic." In the Star Trek universe, the galaxy is surrounded by an energy barrier. The game is an interstellar space adventure.

ScorpSt
ScorpSt

@EchoEcho So you played durring the Beta and the first month after launch and you know what the game needs NOW. MMOs are constantly evolving experiences. It's very difficult to be perfect right out of the gate, but after a period of time, games like this can actually become worth the subscription fee. And no, I haven't played past the demo, so I don't know what the game is like now. But neither do you.

BladeCaptain
BladeCaptain

I enjoy the game, and though I'm a long time Star Trek Fan... I only like to get on a few times a month. I like to log in and get me geek on. some times I'll play two days in a row.. honestly, if you had the aerial combat that STO has in Space, City of Heroes would seriously kick everything.... yup, I mostly play CoH still... it has continued to grow over the years and still holds me as my primary Game over all.

atopp399
atopp399

Lower the monthly fee. The game could be $20 or even free but who wants to pay $15 a month? The $15 per month fees need to be looked at by companies. Just because WoW can get 8 million people to pay that doesn't mean other games with no track record can. Maybe if they had subs for $9.99 they would get a few more people.

FoeCrusher
FoeCrusher

Maybe when it goes free to play and has had enough time to work out some of the kinks it will be worth playing. Until then you have far better options for your time and money.

StarKiller2127
StarKiller2127

Star Trek online has gotten a lot better than it used to be there is a lot more end game content the grind isn't nearly as bad as it used to be and the Klingon finally have PVE which is good.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

I played for a few months I loved the space combat I found the games biggest let down the tedious ground combat

Blitz8529
Blitz8529

For those still playing is there a decent radar yet? Or do you still have to fly around to find objects. I felt like I was on a boat sailing around looking for survivors. I begged in BETA for a radar like Eve onlines where you can click and set course and actually see objects on the radar.

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

@mude anyone reading the above news on GS is gonna also read the comments below ... which arent the most... supportive, you might say, of the game XD

stakex007
stakex007

While not really being a Star Treck fan, I would think it wouldn't be too hard to make a very fun and engaging online Star Treck game. Yet.......

PcGamingRig
PcGamingRig

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EchoEcho
EchoEcho

@davonas -- As someone who played through Beta and the first month of release, I can tell you that it is anything but awesome. What it is, is fun in very small bites -- but a game that is fun in very small bites isn't worth paying a monthly fee for. As BloodMist says below me, what the game really needs is a complete revamp from the ground up. It deserved to be an epic, well-realized game to rival the best on the market, but what was delivered is wholly underwhelming in every sense -- except for character customization. But if you have more fun making your character than playing it, you know something is wrong.

BloodMist
BloodMist

Dang, I was hoping they would announce a complete revamp, as that's what it really needs.

jazilla
jazilla

this game is instanced into districts or zones like Guild Wars yet has a monthly fee unlike guild wars. so why the fee? this game is a grind fest button masher.

Evenios
Evenios

meh star trek online could have been so much more. i played the beta but have yet to see any real reason to get the full game. at least the price drop might attract newcomers the so called "ship builder" web feature is nothing more then mixing and matching a few preset ship part designs...nothing special....

mude
mude

I hope for the sake of the game that the news above attracts new players to tryout the game.

davonas
davonas

this game sound awesome really awesome

davonas
davonas

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