Summary: I bought this when it was $6.99 here on Amazon about 2 or 3 years ago. The collector items like the communicator badge and the book are pretty cool. The problem is the game itself. Fortunately, it's free to play now and is a solid value now that it's free. However, there's a lot of combat both on planetary surfaces and in space. Your ship is constantly over matched with the enemy ship often warping away from battle and returning to its' starting position.
Summary: While the Collector's Edition does come with some neat in and out of game items, it really isn't worth while to get. The in game items are barely useful (I'm speaking of the Red Matter Capacitor. Every other in game perk becomes useless by the time you hit level 20). The game itself has gone to free-to-play some months ago now, so the free 30 days is useless.
Will Not Save You 50% Off. 30 Days of Gametime Only.
10 July 2014
Summary: Does NOT cover 60 days as the picture implies. You will NOT be saving 50% by buying this card. When added to my account, it clearly says only 30 days of gametime were added. If I had known this, I would have just bought it directly through the game company. Caveat Emptor.
Great delivery, nice packaging, but incredible pain to use.
Anthony Scott Campbell, Amazon
26 May 2014
Summary: First off the new arc site makes it a double log in buried in a set of tiny links experience to enter the code along with making me do a Kaptcha. That's pretty bad. The real culprit here was the card though. Very visually appealing with nice Star Trek picture and what not, but the 'scratch off' area on the back was a nightmare.
Summary: I received the game in a timely manner, it came with everything promised, etc. However, the game was junk at the time of release. Despite the improvements now, it's not a true Star Trek game. It's mostly combat and a cash shop. Trekkies will have to continue waiting if they want a good Star Trek MMO.
Summary: I'm a big Star Trek fan so I was all over this. It was my first MMO to be part of the Beta testing and I was very excited about this game. The graphics for the game are excellent, but I have found game play to be very, well, repetitive is the best word I can think of. There's a story line, but all but maybe 3 missions is pretty much "if it moves, kill it" missions.
Summary: First, I have been a fan of Star Trek since the original series. Yet I am still willing to allow the developers some freedom to work with the material. But the developers in this case are lazy (this product was rushed...), and I seriously doubt their competence. I have been playing this game since closed beta (11+ months ago). And some of the same issues we had in beta, and at launch, are still here.
Summary: The game reeks of being incomplete even with the release of Season 2 content patch. In fact the content patch was an utterly worthless bug ridden pieces of junk that provided very little in the way of "content". A few new missions and raising the level cap. Bugs too numerous to mention and the patch did nothing to address the underlying problems with the game.
Summary: While I would not by any means call myself a diehard Trekkie, I have generally enjoyed the franchise- including quite a few older PC games. A friend recommended this game to me, and being quite sick of fantasy MMOs, I decided to give it a swing. Star Trek Online (STO) is a massive multi game, and has most of the typical elements present in such: levels, gear, crafting, PvP, quests, zones, customization, etc.