Battlestar Galactica Online has scored over two million registered players in just over three months of active service. Developers attribute the game's growth to the free-to-play revenue model and to the continuing addition of new features, most notably Colonial and Cylon ships, a Merit system, and the Battlestar Pegasus or Cylon Basestar.
New major content additions include the addition of new tier three “line” ships for both human and Cylon players. The Gungnir joins the Colonial fleet and the Nidhogg joins the Cylons – both are powerful, multi-role attack ships. Basic models of both can be unlocked with Cubits (in-game premium currency), and advanced models can be purchased with Merits, which players earn through gameplay such as helping to destroy enemy outposts.
Both ship names follow the Norse mythology theme, which has been used to name the existing line ships. Gungnir is Odin's spear, and Nidhogg is the main dragon in Norse mythology, which gnaws on the roots of the World Tree. In addition to ongoing game balancing, performance optimization, and general polish, Bigpoint will continue to add new content and features.
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