Yet another massively multiplayer online game has taken to the hybrid model. This time, it's City of Heroes, which will offer a free-to-play alternative in addition to the normal pay scheme when it relaunches as City of Heroes Freedom later this year.
If, for instance, you are a paying member right now, you'll get exclusive rewards, services, and features as a VIP member. Monthly in-game Paragon Points will also be thrown in for these subscribers. As one might expect, these can then be used to purchase the good stuff. Y'know, items and services and such.
There's actually quite a bit of information to take in here, so start with this in-depth FAQ and announcement post from the game's official site. This page displaying how the content is divided between the various player account tiers is worth a look as well.
|8:30 PM on 03.06.2012|
City of Heroes Issue 22 launches today
The lastest "issue" of City of Heroes Freedom launches today. To get your heroic juices flowing, NCSoft have put together a wee trailer full of skittle explosions, men in tights and a chap throwing crows. Issue 22 Death Inca...more
|5:15 PM on 12.13.2011|
Death of a Statesman: New City of Heroes content
NCsoft has some good news and bad news for long time players of City of Heroes. This coming January will mark the fifth part of the Signature Story Arc and the end of an era in Death of the Statesman. As the name suggests, th...more
|6:00 PM on 09.09.2011|
Early access to City of Heroes Freedom for subscribers
It seems like we're never too far away from an established MMO going free to play. Just like Star Trek Online, long-running NCsoft title City of Heroes will be going free soon and the developers have announced some benefits f...more
|7:00 PM on 05.22.2013|
WildStar's Paths accomodate specific MMO play styles
The new MMO on the block, WildStar, is gearing up for its release this year, and the developers at Carbine Studios are cranking out new details as we near that. As if making choices in MMO games weren’t tough enough, C...more
|9:00 PM on 05.21.2013|
Guild Wars 2 sheds a little off its price
Despite not playing as much Guild Wars 2 as I'd like to, that's okay -- it's not costing me anything. I can continue not playing free of guilt, which is the only way I can do MMO gaming any more, I've realized. ArenaNet has k...more
|7:30 PM on 05.16.2013|
Star Trek Online adds a new preorder ship, goofy clothes
Star Trek Online is less than a week out from its latest big free content update, Legacy of Romulus, which, as may be expected, will introduce the playable Romulan Republic faction and a new line of Romulan Warbirds...more