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iRO F2P Plans
« on: December 10, 2010, 04:35:27 PM »
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Starting at 3pm PST December 17, 2010 we will be lowering our subscription prices!

The subscription price lowering will duplicate what our intended Premium Subscription Price will be when we become Free to Play in early 2011!

New Subscription Price:
30 Day : 700 WPE
90 Day : 1900 WPE
180 Day : 3350 WPE

As a very special extra bonus, all accounts that have an active Daily subscription on 12/20/2010 will have their subscription time credited with enough time to keep you logged in until our Free to Play launch! In effect if you have a subscription now, you are Free to Play on our Premium servers until we officially become Free to Play.

So input those 14 day codes, subscribe at this new lower rate for a month with your alt accounts, get your friends in, and enjoy Ragnarok with Free Game time!

Happy Holidays!

http://forums.warpportal.com/index.php?/topic/21747-holiday-special-subscription-prices/

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What are we doing for the holidays?

Well part 1 is inviting everyone back that has been a supporter of RO. Within the day or so any account that is not suspended, and has made a subscription/Points/VAS purchase since 2004 is going to get a code emailed to them for 14 days free subscription. These codes will only work 1 time per account, but that shouldn't be a problem given the next part.

The above is how we are letting everyone back in for the holidays.
And below is the big news that many of you have already thought about.

We will be going Free2Play in 2011. We are working out the timeline and the minute details (like our tools to handle it) currently, but it is planned to happen in the first month or 2 of 2011. We will switch to a premium subscription model, that will control:


  • Bonus exp
  • Bonus drops
  • upgrade rate
  • death penalty
  • extended storage
  • access to premium content NPCs
  • Access to premium dungeons.
  • And accesss to create characters

In reality the extra offerings will be more than it is currently, but what it won't control is access to the game on premium servers. Everyone that thinks about this has asked almost immediately about the bot stopping, and for that we have an answer that only premium accounts can create characters on the current premium servers, thus an initial payment, or a special invitation would be needed to create a character on our current Premium servers. Valkyrie players will get an option of the premium account as well, but you can create a few characters on Valk without an initial purchase; thus Valkyrie is still a free server.

Update: There has been understandable confusion as to how many characters people will have access to with this system. I asked Heim and he gave the following numbers:



As you can see, people who already have 9 chars on Valkyrie shouldn't be impacted by the limitation, but new accounts will need to subscribe at least once in order to make more than 3 chars. Those with "disposable" chars in the first three char slots appear to have an advantage in terms of being able to remake them for free again without having to subscribe. Ygg/Ymir will require a subscription in order to make ANY chars. It's possible this could still change.

http://forums.warpportal.com/index.php?/topic/20309-ragnarok-and-playing-free-during-the-holidays-look-inside/
« Last Edit: December 17, 2010, 03:30:23 PM by Resplendent »
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Re: iRO F2P Plans
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2010, 05:01:21 PM »
When do they plan to give out those 14 free days code?

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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2010, 05:11:34 PM »


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Re: iRO F2P Plans
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2010, 05:51:22 PM »
nice! i wont have to pay for my 2 accounts ^^

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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2010, 06:31:09 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2010, 06:31:23 PM »
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Re: iRO F2P Plans
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2010, 07:44:53 PM »
So prem = one time fee?
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Re: iRO F2P Plans
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2010, 08:27:35 PM »
No. Optional monthly payment for "premium" services it seems?

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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2010, 09:13:42 PM »
That seems alright to me:) i can be lazy and not pay til they have an event i like:D
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2010, 09:35:15 PM »
So not much has changed other than ymir turning into valk pretty much. How would extended storage work? I have 600 things then I don't pay. I don't have access to those items?
 
Why don't they make it a one time thing. It would stop the bots for the most part. $40 an account seems fair.
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« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2010, 10:23:17 PM »
No one new would ever ever ever join ever under any circumstance.

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« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2010, 11:14:42 PM »
..so why aren't they just combining valk and ymir again?

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Re: iRO F2P Plans
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2010, 11:25:11 PM »
I guess it's like fRO than.
If you have over 300 items in storage and your premium acc is running out, you can still remove items from your storage, but you're not allowed to put in any more untill you reach the 300 limit again.
It's a very nice solution if you ask me.
On this way, you don't have to pay for buff accounts or accounts you're not playing much currently but still have full access to them, no matter how long you're online with them.
And if you want to create a new char, well, do it now or use a low premium subscribtion - helps with leveling too.
For servers that are used to be paid the whole time, it's not big of a deal, but a very nice bonus.

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Re: iRO F2P Plans
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2010, 11:28:02 PM »
So... inb4 bots?

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Re: iRO F2P Plans
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2010, 11:57:49 PM »
We shouldn't get bots seeing as we have to pay to make chars.
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