Allods Online has the distinction of being one of the very few MMORPGs to launch as a free-to-play game and add a subscription-only server after the fact. But how do you sell a premium gated community to people who otherwise see just F2P? My.com thinks it’s figured that out: It’ll give newcomers a free week of the sub, permanently.
“We’re pleased to announce that from this point onward, all newly created accounts will gain a whole week of free subscription, giving new players the luxury of exploring the subscription server (Smuggler’s Paradise) right off the bat. In addition, all existing accounts will also be given 7 days of free subscription (from September 8th to September 15th) to ensure nobody is left out of this great deal.”
The trial runs whether you try out the sub server or not, so you may as well poke your head in — and the sub server really does have some good perks, with 30% experience gain and no boutique, which creates, as My.com puts it, a “100% balanced experience where everyone is on an even playing field.”