Free-to-play model

Do I have to pay anything in order to play AION?

No, all classes, areas, quests, equipment, individualisations, professions and the PvP are freely available - the client and registration are also free of charge. However, to protect our players against bots and gold sellers, several game options such as chat and trading will be restricted for starters. This limitation can then be removed by buying a Gold package.