Just read this this morning and I had an awful image of FFXIV doing something exactly the same since SE have launched this new Crysta Currency thing.
STO has only launched this month and is carries with it a monthly sub as you probably already know. But now they've done this, I almost bought that game but cancelled when I saw that it was basically a heavilly instanced cluster of bubbles, rather than the expansive space, boldly going adventure they had their spin-doctors spouting.
I'm all for DLC and stores, bot THIS soon? If I was still buying this game I would be so angry with them. Pay all this money to play and be charged more for races that really should have been included from the bloody start. I've also got CO, which is currently broken due to the lag they caused in a not so patchy patch and I'm rather miffed about their recent announcement they are then charging for an expansion, which promises us content in which to level in from 37-40. Content that should be there from the get go since its a grind fest in one area since the only other area available for those levels is...wait for it...broken. Lagmuria is a black hole! People who logged out there can't get back in and are unable to access characters trapped there.
Cryptic/Atari for me are a shady company to start with, but I have to admit since SE announced the Crysta thing, I'm worried.
Are we going to be seeing, as well as a monthly sub, micro transaction stores to boot?