Cryptic Considering a F2P Model for Star Trek Online

While he doesn't confirm any active plans, Star Trek Online executive producer Daniel Stahl shared on the official forums that Dungeons & Dragons Online's successful switch to a free-to-play business model has them considering a similar hybrid model for the sci-fi MMORPG.
I could easily see STO going into a hybrid model similar to what Lotro is doing. In that model, subscriptions stay as is - but you allow people to play for free but heavily limit what they can do - which in essence creates a robust way to demo the game and then if you want to keep playing, you either pay for every little thing you are interested in, or you subscribe and don't have to worry about it.

Turbine seems to have some interesting plans and looking at how DDO has turned around, its worth taking note.
Thanks, Massively.