This post is outdated. Click this link to read our final decision on ToA's pay model. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Here are the preliminary details of the B2P with optional subscription pay model. You will be able to purchase the game at a relatively low price point. We won't settle on an exact price point until much closer to release. Best guesses at this point would be in the $25 range. The game purchase will come with a month of subscription. Once you've purchased the game, you can play it for as long as you like, with or without a subscription. Playing it without a subscription however will have the following restrictions: - You will be allowed to create and play human and raknar characters only. If there are other races on the account, they will be locked from play while the account is without a subscription. - Innovations cannot be discovered. You can still be given/interrogate innovations from others but you cannot discover any new ones without a subscription. - You cannot be a lord/lady or king/queen. Any character that is a ruler when their subscription expires will be removed from power and the replacement system initiated. - We are considering a skill cap for non-subscribed accounts but nothing is solidified at this point. You can expect the monthly subscription to be in the $10 range with volume discounting. Writs of Time We will continue to offer WoT's. They will cost more than a monthly subscription with a portion of the purchase going to charity. Permanent Race Access Once you've unlocked a race through in-game methods, this one-time purchase will allow you to play that race without a subscription. Custom Crests We are considering the idea of allowing you to design your own crest via a pre-built design tool or by working directly with Forged Chaos. The crest would be yours to put on any item in-game that accepts crests (banners, shields, chests, etc) and cannot be interrogated from you. Again, this is just a consideration at this time. Loyalty Program We will offer various non pay-to-win perks to those that have held a subscription for certain lengths of time, or as time limited offers. A few examples: 1) An account with 6 months of subscription unlocks a jungle pattern raknar skin. The skin can be applied to any future raknar at character creation. 2) Anyone with a subscription during the month of December will receive a treasure map. 3) An account with 12 months of subscription gets a free t-shirt. These are all just examples. We will define the real list closer to launch.