Battlestar Galactica Online passes 5M players

Free-to-play Battlestar Galactica Online passed the five million registered players mark in just six months since its February launch reports its operator, Bigpoint.

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Battlestar Galactica Online now boasts more than five million registered players, Bigpoint revealed today. The browser-based free-to-play MMO based on the television series achieved this mark in only six months since its February launch. Building on that momentum, the company also shared plans for new ships being added to the game in the coming months.

"We listen very closely to what the players ask for and are happy to announce that more features and items, including a number of new ships, are on the way," said Bigpoint producer Sarah Levantine.

For starters, a new line of Fleet Recon ships will arrive beginning in mid-September. They feature a "Jump-to-Target" ability that lets them hop immediately to a battle where they provide recon combat support. The much larger Brimir Class Carrier is still on target to release this fall but no specific time could be given because its potential impact on game balance requires more testing before it can be released.

According to the press release over 25,000 people sign up to play each day. So if you haven't tried the game out yet, you should still find plenty of company should you decide to give it a shot.

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    September 7, 2011 3:00 PM

    Garnett Lee posted a new article, Battlestar Galactica Online passes 5M players.

    Free-to-play Battlestar Galactica Online passed the five million registered players mark in just six months since its February launch reports its operator, Bigpoint.

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      September 7, 2011 3:37 PM

      No more StumbleUpon! :D Hooray!

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      September 7, 2011 3:55 PM

      Didn't even know this existed...

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      September 7, 2011 4:18 PM

      Is it any good ?

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      September 7, 2011 4:19 PM

      Their payment model isnt like wow (it's f2p). I'm be more interested in the total amount of money they've made off of paid content

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        September 7, 2011 9:55 PM

        I'm very interested in this as well. Always the thing I watch for regarding f2p and social games.

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      September 7, 2011 4:25 PM

      I didn't even know this existed.

      Also, I love it when you register for something and it emails you the password they had you enter when you registered. In plain text. Fucking brilliant.

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      September 7, 2011 5:14 PM

      cool didnt know this was a thing

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      September 7, 2011 6:00 PM

      Wow, this one flew under the radar.

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      September 7, 2011 7:16 PM

      Who here has played this? How's the space fighting?

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        September 7, 2011 7:53 PM

        5 million registered accounts but no Shackers it seems.

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        September 7, 2011 11:29 PM

        Its good for a browser.... its no X-Wing or Freespace2.

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          September 8, 2011 12:47 AM

          sad... also didn't realize it was just in-browser

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          September 9, 2011 6:04 AM

          Ive registered and played it for about a week or so its decent and fun its no Alligiance or Freelancer but its still fun and enteraining when your on the go or at work.

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      September 7, 2011 7:52 PM

      Registered != Active. Bigpoint .. ugh..

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      September 7, 2011 9:27 PM

      The first time I heard of this, it was a flash advertisement with Adama's face badly rendered and placed in a Raptor cockpit, with the camera zooming up into it. I thought it was a joke.

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      September 7, 2011 9:39 PM

      wtf? i never knew this game existed.

      O_O

      good for the devs i guess. Because goddamn, i honestly can't remember this game at all.

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      September 7, 2011 9:48 PM

      "browser based"

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        September 8, 2011 3:49 PM

        Probably with the Unity Browser Plugin

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      September 7, 2011 9:52 PM

      I tried this out and was pretty solid. Until I saw the "Pay-to-Win" stuff.

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        September 8, 2011 1:11 AM

        Any details on how bad pay to win is in this before I put time into it?