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[Kotaku] Global Agenda Is Going Completely Free to Play!

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The mid-April Free Agent update for Hi-Rez Studios' online multiplayer shooter Global Agenda will drop the game's purchase requirement, making it free-to-play for anyone that has the urge.

Original planned as a subscription-based MMO, in June of last year Hi-Rez dropped plans to implement monthly fees, only requiring that players initially purchase a retail or digital version of the game. The Free Agent update will remove that requirement, allowing anyone to download and play the game for as long as they desire.

What's the money catch? Free players will not have access to the game's auction house, in-game mail system, will have lower login priority, and won't be able to create agencies, the game's equivalent of guilds.

A one-time purchase of $19.99 will give players Elite Agent status,

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Might have to start playing again! I haven't played since their Sandstorm update
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Not completely. You have to pay $20 to use auction and other feautures.

Any former paying customers wont have to pay though.
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I have never played but I would think that would bring in lots of potential hackers, griefers, etc. I can't think of a single non-co-op game that hackers didn't flood if it was free.

But I guess I'll give it a try.
    
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I bought it on sale for 7.50, it was ok I suppose.

Will I still get the "premium" features because I bought it?
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I bought it on sale for 7.50, it was ok I suppose.

Will I still get the "premium" features because I bought it?
People who bought/will buy the game will not be missing anything.
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We'll see... we'll see...

Please, spread the word !!!!
Edited by _Chimera - 4/7/11 at 1:03pm
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It's a pretty good game... a few aimbotters, but not really that bad at all.
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Does that mean I can get my $7.50 back? It was the worst $7.50 I've spent...But hopefully, it'll add more players to make it more enjoyable..
     
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I don't know how I feel about this, hopefully this will bring some more life into the game. The issue is that they keep catering to PVE players when the game is mainly about PVP (4v4, AVA, etc.) so all of the good players keep leaving.
Edited by Vikhr - 4/7/11 at 1:08pm
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So how do they make money? A monthly fee of $4.99 and a one time purchasing fee of $19.99 would do for Elite, and trust me, I'd do it Only because I want to support such an amazing game.
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