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Star Trek Online and the Implications of Becoming Free-to-Play - MMO Anthropology

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Published on Jan 23, 2012

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SUMMARY

Star Trek Online uses the long-enduring Star Trek mythos and back-story to develop an interesting MMO game with with a great deal of cultural value to several generations. The game itself represents an interesting examination of an intersection between MMO players and fan culture. The recent shift from the subscription-model to the free-to-play model has caused a certain amount of the game's appeal to change.

These modifications create cultural changes to the folkways of the existing and established groups and also change the hierarchy already existing in the game as new players pour in to examine the game.

With less risk being put into the game, players can come and go more easily without fear that they're wasting their monthly subscription by not playing.

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CREDITS

To thank him for that lovely intro animation here's Chris Warren

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