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NCsoft's CryEngine powered fantasy MMOG Aion will switch to a free-to-play model in Europe in February.

German developer and publisher Gameforge will handle Aion's free-to-play launch and all future updates, NCsoft told Edge.
Executive product director Volker Boenigk said that, following the switch to free-to-play, Aion's core gameplay will remain intact, with minor changes made to its interface.

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Always wanted to try this one out!
 
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wow that's quick. I thought it was pretty big?
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Hmmmmm I am hoping they don't have the stupid system like in many supposed free to play games where you are extremely limited if you are on a free account and to get full access you need to get a premium account for a monthly cost...
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Is it FTP here?
   
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Juganot yes it will have that system. I play AION since launch in EU. The free players will have some limitations.
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Is it FTP here?

Nope. They also have no set ETA for NA to see F2P as of yet.
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I stopped playing before they released the lvl 55 cap. It was alright but after months of grinding then having nothing to do at lvl 50 for the longest except farm for stuff, it just got old. It is quite a good game though and had alot of fun jumping rifts and ganking people biggrin.gif
    
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How's the server population, though? I took the trial a few months ago, and the capital of those white-winged folks was nearly empty. Is that normal & everyone's camping out at high-level areas, or is the game simply a ghost town?
     
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I stopped playing before they released the lvl 55 cap. It was alright but after months of grinding then having nothing to do at lvl 50 for the longest except farm for stuff, it just got old. It is quite a good game though and had alot of fun jumping rifts and ganking people biggrin.gif

Same, this game requires a static group where you suppose to meet up certain time of the day and which most of times people busy with school or work won't able to show up. You can group with random pugs and will fail miserably most of the time, really killed my mood there. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

I think this game is aiming more towards to hardcore gamers and not so causal friendly.
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Waiting for GW2 still. Although the game looks nice it's for Europe. smile.gif
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