Star Trek Online (3)

Some free-to-play games are more polarizing than others, with some sides taking the stance of “great, totally non-exploitative implementation” and others thinking “total pay-to-win trash.” We’d like to see on what side of the spectrum the gaming public — and by that, we mean you guys — think of certain F2P games, and so we’ve invented something new called Love It Or Hate It?




Every week, we’ll present a new F2P game and give you the option of passing judgment on it. Then we’ll look back at it the next week and see what people thought. There are no prizes, except for the satisfaction of knowing you clicked on a button and made something happen. Really, what else do you need?

Last week, we set Star Wars: The Old Republic in our sights, and the results were frankly better than I expected. 38% registered a “Love It” vote with only 20% saying “Hate It.” BioWare’s worked hard on the game for years, and those efforts appear to be paying off. Kudos to them.

But we all know that Star Trek is better than Star Wars, right? Right? Let’s put that to the test this week as we see what people think of Cryptic Studios/Perfect World’s Star Trek Online!

Tell us what you think of Star Trek Online, and leave a comment below to expound upon your views!

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. Merkadis on May 31, 2015

    It’s hosted by one of the terrible companies, that should tell you all you need.
    Tried it myself, got mission bugged unable to finish it, searched for solution on official forums found that the issue is actually 3(!) damn years old and after that i left.
    If it takes them 3 years to fix a critical bug what can you possibly expect from them?
    You got it, nothing.

  2. CorgisRawesome on May 24, 2015

    never spent a cent since it transitioned to F2P and wont ever intend to ever….. its an awesome game if u just get past the trolling griefers giving new players shit all day but once u find yourself a nice fleet what u can accomplish even with basic ships and weapons is way beyond what you can do in other MMOs….

  3. john on May 20, 2015

    meh, the game itself is fine, the community however……..

  4. Dokkodo on May 20, 2015

    I don’t love it or hate it.

    It isn’t great, it isn’t awful. I got bored after a week, but considering most MMOs make me uninstall after an hour that is above par.

  5. chefmadness on May 20, 2015

    One of the best games EVER!. STO is awesome. it’s not pay to win if you can survive. I have been playing for years. The STO community & players are awesome & friendly & if you get in a large active fleet sky’s the limit on what you cam accomplish & what they give away to fellow fleet mates. I have been playing this for 3 years & I keep coming back. Damn trolls ruin a good thing, go back to playing WOW & mobas.

  6. Elvenwolf on May 19, 2015

    I would consider this more of a kids version or Kindergarten version. So many limitations as far as what the game could have become as far as graphic, physics. combat AI, diversity of missions. Don’t even get me started on the AI… (especially on planet side) horrible to no end. I have seen some 10-20 year old games with better AI. Overlooking the pay to win mentality, I just couldn’t get myself play that game again despite that I have tried twice (once in beta). If they are still in business and still making good profit, then they are doing something right… or is just because it is Star Trek? Who knows.

  7. zxc on May 19, 2015

    Same , gameplay sux and its a pay to win, u are locked without cash , all start trek movies are cheap like game ,shame good ideas not implemented right, nerds dont be so cheap invest in real star trek game.

    • Frank on June 1, 2015

      What a loser,get your facts straight.

      STO isnt pay to win,friend of mine is FTP,hasnt spent a dime of real life cash and has about 6 ships from the C-Store and a whole lot of unlocks,granted he had to spend more time than someone who just uses real money but in the end he got all he wanted.

      Think before you post,and before pressing enter make sure your comment isnt in the moronic department of K-Mart….moron.

      • NopnopanNOP on June 10, 2015

        And thats going off your word and the word of your friends word. Sorry yours isn’t facts either its just a testimonial.

  8. hawkfun on May 19, 2015

    Like the idea,universe but dont enjoy the game so MEH

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