Free-to-play model

What does free-to-play mean for AION?

Free-to-play means that you can play the game free of charge – there are no monthly fees.
If you took out an AION subscription before the changeover (regardless of whether it is still active or has already expired), we will reward you for your loyalty and award you "Veteran" status. With this, all game options are open to you free of charge and you also receive special bonuses.
For new players (Starters), who start playing after the changeover of AION, there will be a few minor restrictions in an effort to protect the game against bots and gold sellers. You can remove these restrictions by buying a Gold package.