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How much real money did you put into STO to date?

I was wondering since a guy in Earth Spacedock said he put 700 bucks on it.
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  • postagepaidpostagepaid Member Posts: 2,870 Arc User
    Over what timescale though?

    In the past month that would be a lot but over the lifespan of the game not so much as it was a sub to play game at launch and subs are a steady trickle of money going out.

    Thinking about it, I've probably put in a similar amount but played at launch, have a LTS and bought things like the romulus pack. The amount spent recently has been next to nothing as the MW ships to me are hideous and lockboxes are becoming an increasingly less enticing thing with how they stack the deck with boosters and other low quality/value items.

    Stipend gets saved up until a sale on ships or keys, so there's not much need to put more money into the game. If I do fancy a lockbox ship then I sell from my key stash and let some other mug waste their hard earned on the gamble boxes.
  • kiralynkiralyn Member Posts: 1,567 Arc User
    $40-ish since 2012?

    (post-f2p, bought a hardcopy of the game for install+month of sub. Then maybe another month of sub + some zen for character slots/etc. Everything since has been dil->zen or EC.)
  • usskentuckyusskentucky Member Posts: 402 Arc User
    More than $2000. But no regrets, even though I try not to spend money anymore and have only been using my 500 zen stipend since last year. With the exception of the 2-4 month break I take each year I play almost everyday. Probably been playing for four or five years now. So 365 Days a year - 90 (3 month break) = 275. 275 Days x 4 years = 1100 Days. Let’s say I’ve actually spent $2200, that comes to 2 dollars a day I pay for endless entertainment, socialization, and mastering a very complex game. STO has been worth every penny to me.
  • jonsillsjonsills Member Posts: 9,767 Arc User
    I bought the big Agents of Yesterday pack, because I really wanted those sweet, sweet TOS-style ship skins. Other than that, all the Zen I spent was acquired through careful use of Dilithium (watch for those Zen-store sales - your profits will skyrocket!).
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  • usskentuckyusskentucky Member Posts: 402 Arc User
    I guess I could take up artisanal coffee drinking and quit playing STO at $2 a day, but I hate coffee and love Star Trek. To each their own. Entertainment has value and it does take resources for Cryptic to keep the game running. Even though I gripe about bugs, broken accolades, and wanting more play options, it’s only because I like what we have here and want to see it grow.
  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 6,054 Arc User
    I think about $250 since I started playing about 4-5 years ago. Never all at one time though.

    I learned my lesson when I was much younger...my days of impulse buying for games on line, long gone.
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  • benitolaforgebenitolaforge Member Posts: 7 Arc User
    Is it really worth it spending that much money once you already played... basically the whole thing?
  • valoreahvaloreah Member Posts: 11,071 Arc User
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  • nimbullnimbull Member Posts: 1,551 Arc User
    edited December 2017
    More than I ever wanted to but oddly enough much less then I ever put in to World of Warcraft.
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  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 6,054 Arc User
    Is it really worth it spending that much money once you already played... basically the whole thing?

    No, probably not.

    But I haven't even got close to playing the entire thing....I am stuck back on "Of Bajor". Because between Events and real life, Doffing and Admiralty and reading the main forum is the only thing flexible enough to fit in my regular schedule, these days.

    With the holidays, I can't even get that done, so it may be ice race daily for STO for a while.
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  • talonxvtalonxv Member Posts: 4,252 Arc User
    Since this game went f2p, A LOT, but that's over what almost 5 years. Last major purchase was LTS and I think the last ship I bought was the tier 6 Engineering Vests.

    Only other thing I might buy is a tier 6 nova.
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  • fleetcaptain5#1134 fleetcaptain5 Member Posts: 3,330 Arc User
    Way too much.
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  • silverlobes#2676 silverlobes Member Posts: 1,953 Arc User
    Since last year, a little over $1500
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  • tarran61tarran61 Member Posts: 826 Arc User
    Since last year, a little over $1500

    Im at or above that as well. I play a lot of warships and planes but I keep coming back to my STO. Not sure why but I like the game to include assignments, doffing, missions red alerts. I find it relaxing.
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  • sisko09sisko09 Member Posts: 61 Arc User
    a total of 3,640 over the past 7 years, not counting birthday cash, Christmas cash, of buying the lifetime sub
  • ironmakoironmako Member Posts: 770 Arc User
    Over 500 $ for me, but that is since 2011, and when yu think about the cost of consoles, games, addon packages etc, it was a good investment. As a kid, I grew up with the Star trek movies in the 80's. Two of my fave all-time ships was the B'rel BoP and the Reliant, so having the opportunity to have both of them at T6 once again meant that I was spending more in recent times, but no regrets. My first purchase was so I could get my hands on the B'rel Refit when T5 was the highest. My only annoyance is that i have suffered from a touch of impulse-buying, and have the Klink Tac command crusier, and the Temporal dread crusier, and none of my 7 alts use them! I also have an affinity for ground weapons, so I have spent a lot of zen just for use in the Lobi store, so now I have all the ground weapons over all my alts, and most of those weapons sit in my Banks gathering dust...
  • fruitvendor12fruitvendor12 Member Posts: 615 Arc User
    I was wondering since a guy in Earth Spacedock said he put 700 bucks on it.
    I joined two weeks after it went live, bought two LTS. Over the last six years It's safe to say I could have bought a pretty nice used car in the mid to high four figures. My first car (1966 Buick) cost me $600.

    Is that too much? I dunno. Ask people who ski (snow or water), fish and hunt, play golf, go to casinos and ask them how much they have paid over six years. Pretty safe to say most of them have paid mid to high *five* figures.

  • burstorionburstorion Member Posts: 1,750 Arc User
    Zero, nadda, nothing ...of course if you account for the zen I've ground out over the last five, six years converted to cold cash though, I'm a f2p whale... (I reckon if I totalled up all my c store ships, account dealies and other purchases like doff packs, I'd easily be able to buy five or six of those delta megapacks)
  • daveynydaveyny Member Posts: 8,227 Arc User
    edited December 2017
    $5300 plus change since day one.
    Not a dime since They put the TOS T6-Connie into a once-in-awhile RNG.
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  • seaofsorrowsseaofsorrows Member Posts: 10,913 Arc User
    Hard to say because I have been playing the game for so long.

    There was a time, years ago.. where I spent rather freely on STO. This was intentional, I have always been a 'free to play' person, the sub fee never seemed worth it to me. The fact that I got so much value out of a game I didn't pay for encouraged me to spend on the c-store in order to support the game and the staff at the time.

    Still, compared to some, I spent hardly anything.. I would guess that over the years I have spent somewhere in the $300-$400 range, maybe a little more.

    TI have not however, spent any money in the last 2 years and have no plan to spend any more going forward.
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  • fishnoobfishnoob Member Posts: 25 Arc User
    Hard to say..... I'm just guessing around $500-600 With life time and all I can't remember how much extra I have put on just because I don't want to wait for my free 500C.....
  • smokebaileysmokebailey Member Posts: 4,453 Arc User
    Aoy pack, light cruiser pack, T5 galaxy pack, Rom starter, nearly all the costumes and all the buyable races, several T6 ships, keys now and again, life time.....pretty good, I think.
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  • tacticoolfugga#9235 tacticoolfugga Member Posts: 377 Arc User
    I would have to guess around $2000. Since I’ve fully built up 3 characters with all epic gear for what I want with them, one for each faction, I project that I’ll be spending way less unless another faction is introduced. I pretty much have all the ships that I want.

    Right now I’m trying my best to help out my fleets.
  • lianthelialianthelia Member Posts: 7,705 Arc User
    Not what people would call a whale...but I'd say at least 500-700 dollars...bigger purchases of a LTS and the big LoR pack
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  • strathkinstrathkin Member Posts: 2,655 Bug Hunter
    jonsills wrote: »
    I bought the big Agents of Yesterday pack, because I really wanted those sweet, sweet TOS-style ship skins. Other than that, all the Zen I spent was acquired through careful use of Dilithium (watch for those Zen-store sales - your profits will skyrocket!).

    Oh my goodness jonsills is a lover of TOS... ...With such a great pack he forever be known as a Temporal Agent.
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  • soullessraptorsoullessraptor Member Posts: 353 Arc User
    I think I'm at something like 5k over the life of my playtime, across two platforms.
    Only been like...200 last month, though. Gonna be more this coming month.
  • hawku001xhawku001x Member Posts: 10,664 Arc User
    Over the $400 range but I can get more, I swear. I'm good for it. You know me. Just give me a few days and I'll make it up to you. Come on, Johnny, don't be like that.
  • jaguarskxjaguarskx Member Posts: 5,945 Arc User
    edited December 2017
    I basically limit myself to $100 per year starting back in 2014. Excluding the purchase of the LTS.
  • jexsamxjexsamx Member Posts: 2,797 Arc User
    I don't want to think about it.
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