Star Trek Online Going Casual?

Shacknews reports that Perpetual Entertainment has been acquired by newly formed Perpetual LLC. This is said to likely be a way of dealing with the company's credit situation, as the report was spurred by information in an SEC filing by Ragnarok Online creator Gravity Co., Ltd where the Korean firm says it thinks its $9 million investment in Perpetual is lost. In an interesting twist, a later update to this story with information from an anonymous source suggests that the new owner of Perpetual envisions a more casual business model for Star Trek Online, which suggests the MMOG may follow the free-to-play route that includes optional cash transactions.
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I find this sad really. I had stopped looking forward to this game when they mentioned that you or your guild wouldn't be able to fly around in the Galaxy and Sovereign class ships, which was a huge feature they were pushing. I know there were tons of "crews" set up for this game years ago.

It's a pity you can't have that child-like excitement about games anymore, especially MMOs. Hell even SWG delivered on more of their promises than STO will. Now pay to play? Seriously...wtf? Paramount, revoke their license and give it to a more capable dev team, like Mythic, who have been doing some wonderful things with the Warhammer license after that other company blundered it up.

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Free2Play (I.E. Pay out your nose for items) completely goes against everything Star Trek stood for. I dont recall Scotty ever asking for money to fix the warp core, or Worf wanting hand outs for reloading the torpedo compliment. If it really is going this direction, I hope the game is just axed entirely. This model has always disgusted me but has always been limited to absolutely horrific and terrible Korean MMOs (click to move, anyone?) but to see it pop up in a western MMO just sucks...

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