That’s right, STO is officially open to the masses! Along with the influx of new players, I’m expecting to see no fewer than a couple dozen queries of “Where’s Sulu?” and about thrice the number of World of Warcraft references in zone chat tonight.
To all of you who pre-ordered the game online, I hope you found it in your mailbox waiting for you today! Myself, I braved the cold and picked up my order at my local EB Games and I now hold a brand spanking new copy of STO in my hand. For a minute there at the store, I actually contemplated buying the Collector’s Edition. What can I say? Being a visual artist, I’m a sucker when it comes to art books and my interest is always piqued when a game includes them in their CE’s. But to be honest, there’s not much else in the box that makes me really want to get it. A die cast wearable badge? No thanks, doesn’t go with anything in my wardrobe. It would have been a done deal if they had thrown in a game soundtrack, but I can’t justify spending an extra $30 dollars on the CE as it is now. Regular edition will do just fine for me.
That said, I’m all fired up and raring to go. I even have a back-up plan in case we get a repeat of the first days of headstart–episodes of Star Trek – The Original Series sitting on my hard drive to keep me in the mood in the event of emergency shutdowns and endless server queues!