By admin @ November 9, 2011 at 4:53pm
The big news is that we have set a launch date for Star Trek Online to become Free-to-Play (F2P), and that date is Tuesday January 17, 2012.
With the date now being public knowledge, I can share two other announcements.
First, we will be starting the Gold member stipend benefit on December 1st. This benefit grants 400 free Cryptic Points each month to each subscriber to STO.
The stipend is granted on the “anniversary day” for your account. This is the day in the month which corresponds to the day after your subscription would renew if it was monthly. 3-month, 6-month, 12-month, and lifetime accounts use the day of the month in which they were started for this purpose. This means that you won’t necessarily get your stipend right at the beginning of the month, but it will be coming for you at the appropriate time during December and each following month. Stipend points from STO can only be spent in STO.
We are starting the Gold member stipend early as a way to thank our loyal customers during this transition period prior to the launch of Free-to-Play.
Second, we will be bringing the new build from Tribble to Holodeck somewhere in the range of December 1 to December 8.
Testing with the new game changes has been going really well on the Tribble server. The development team has been pleased with the results and feedback, and we think we only have a few more weeks of iteration and testing before the game changes will be ready for the mainstream players.
We’re excited to bring all the great content and game play improvements from the test server to the majority of the player base during the first week of December.
Mark your calendars. Star Trek Online F2P is coming your way!
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