On September 21st, StarQuest Online announced that their beta phase had ended and that new players would begin paying the $9.99 monthly fee. The game is available for free download.
After a lot of discussion around here, and the loss of our main developer because of it, the open beta test phase of StarQuest Online is over as of 5:00 pm CST today, September 21 2007
All the bugs and issues are not fixed, and they never will be in a constantly growing and evolving game
Now hopefully a decision made in anger can be reconsidered (you know who I'm talking to )
More on StarQuest Online here.