What does 'free-to-play' mean?

In February 2012, AION has been switched from a subscription based system to the free-to-play model. This switch spares your wallet from the start: there are no monthly charges or costs for registration and the game client. The whole world of Atreia and all its regions is open for your exploration: all the quests, all playable classes, all specialisations and all instances are available.
For new players there are only a few limitations, that concern trading and chat amongst others. You can always upgrade your account and enjoy AION in its full extent: with a Gold Pack you unlock all game functions. Look forward to bonuses such as higher rewards or the opportunity to visit the instances more frequently.
All existing players will receive an extra special status: those that have already paid for an AION subscription – whether it is still active or not – will be raised to the honour of Veteran status and will enjoy privileges similar to those of the Gold Pack. So that we can bestow this status on you, we will need you to allow us to transfer your account to the new Gameforge server. You can find out how to do this in the FAQ.


 An overview of all the advantages:

  • No monthly subscription fee
  • No charges for registration and client
  • All classes, regions and instances playable
  • Complete and playable storyline with 3,900 quests
  • Character development up to level 65 possible


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