Details on all features

This table displays all the options that are open to you as a Starter, Veteran and Gold-User. More information on free-to-play and the associated changes can be found in the FAQ.

 Starter
(new player)
Veteran
(former subscriber)
Gold Pack
(Premium player)
Requirement none former subscription 99 AION Coins
Duration permanent permanent temporary
Creatable characters 2 8 8
Chat limited not limited not limited
Whisper Chat at Level 10 Yes Yes
Group Chat Yes Yes Yes
Legion Chat Yes Yes Yes
Alliance Chat Yes Yes Yes
Union Chat Yes Yes Yes
Open world Chat no Yes Yes
Trade limited not limited not limited
Item/give Kinah no Yes Yes
Item/receive Kinah Yes Yes Yes
Private shop limited not limited not limited
Open shop no Yes Yes
Sell shop no Yes Yes
Mailbox limited not limited not limited
Send letters to friendslist Yes Yes Yes
Send letters to players not on friendslist no Yes Yes
Receive letters Yes Yes Yes
Send attachements no Yes Yes
Receive attachement Yes Yes Yes
Trade broker limited not limited not limited
Shop at the Trade Broker's no Yes Yes
Sell at the Trade Broker's no Yes Yes
View offers Yes Yes Yes
Legion limited not limited not limited
Create legion Yes Yes Yes
Join legion Yes Yes Yes
Leave legion Yes Yes Yes
Rename legion Yes Yes Yes
Legion Chat Yes Yes Yes
Legion warehouse no Yes Yes
Gathering limited not limited not limited
Essencetapping 1050 per week not limited not limited
Item extraction limited not limited not limited
Extraction 35 per week Yes Yes
Housing Functional items limited not limited not limited
Studio 1/3 Functional items Yes Yes
House Yes Yes Yes
Mansion Yes Yes Yes
Estate Yes Yes Yes
Palace Yes Yes Yes
All instances Yes Yes Yes
Amount of instance entries normal normal high
Rewards for fortress sieges limited limited not limited
Quests not limited not limited not limited
Daily quests Yes Yes Yes
PvP quests Yes Yes Yes
PvE quests Yes Yes Yes
Equipment quests Yes Yes Yes
Medal quests Yes Yes Yes
Campaign quests Yes Yes Yes
Equipment not limited not limited not limited
PvP equipment Yes Yes Yes
PvE equipment Yes Yes Yes
Fashion equipment Yes Yes Yes
Customisations not limited not limited not limited
Maximum NPC sales low normal normal
Maximum character level 65 65 65
Level 1 to level 65 Yes Yes Yes
PvP not limited not limited not limited
Open world PvP Yes Yes Yes
Instances PvP Yes Yes Yes
Abyss PvP Yes Yes Yes
Crafting/Professions not limited not limited not limited
Armorsmithing Yes Yes Yes
Weaponsmithing Yes Yes Yes
Alchemy Yes Yes Yes
Tailoring/Leather processing Yes Yes Yes
Handicrafting Yes Yes Yes
Cooking Yes Yes Yes
Construction Yes Yes Yes
Bonuses      
Veteran rewards no Access to previously earned Veteran Rewards Each Goldpack used on an account, increases the Veteran reward level by one.
Abyss points (kills and mobs) no no 20% more AP
Crucible bonus no no 20% more medals
PvP arena no no 20% more Courage Insignias
Energy of Repose no fourfold increase, extended duration fourfold increase, extended duration
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