Hot on the heels of its 7th anniversary, EverQuest II has announced that it will be making changes to the way it handles free-to-play this December.
According to producer Dave "SmokeJumper" Georgeson, "We believe the key to meeting your expectations is to provide more flexibility and to deliver what you want when you want it, whether it's basic game content, full subscription access to the game, or something in-between."
Georgeson goes on to explain that the subscription model will be changing in a few significant ways. "Bronze" membership will be called "Free," "Silver" memberships will be 500 Station Cash lower, and the "Platinum" memberships will be phased out. On top of the dangers of Norrath that new "Free" and "Silver" members will face, they'll also have to deal with the limitations placed on their accounts, such as restrictions on character class, race and on how much Coin they may carry.
Sony Online Entertainment has also detailed the features in the next expansion Age of Discovery, releasing in December as well.