Star Trek Online Goes Free-To-Play in January 2012

Going free-to-play early next year
Cryptic Studios has announced that Star Trek Online will become a free-to-play title on January 17th, 2012 - anyone will be able to download and play the game for free without purchasing a retail copy or subscription. They also revealed that the Gold member stipend benefit will begin on December 1st. This benefit grants 400 free Cryptic Points each month to each subscriber to STO. The stipend is granted on the "anniversary day" for your account. This is the day in the month which corresponds to the day after your subscription would renew if it was monthly. 3-month, 6-month, 12-month, and lifetime accounts use the day of the month in which they were started for this purpose. This means that you won't necessarily get your stipend right at the beginning of the month, but it will be coming for you at the appropriate time during December and each following month. Stipend points from STO can only be spent in STO. Thanks: Blues.