Warhammer Online’s Endless Free Trial
I noticed a Warhammer Online newsletter in my inbox and it was a slow news day. Rather than simply feeding it to the trash can, I decided to read it over and saw the following:
Yep still there.
If you played Warhammer Online then you would know that some of the best content in the game is the lower level scenarios and open RvR areas. With the upcoming patch anyone can simply keep an active “trial” account and log in to play low level characters for free. Perhaps this is the first step in some type of microtransaction/subscription hybrid model utilized in Dungeons and Dragons Online to great success.
I am fairly certain that this will do nothing for those of us with inactive accounts with multiple upper tier characters. But being able to log in anytime free of charge and play potentially level capped characters in tier one or tier two RvR is very appealing. The potential for twinking is amazing. I will be the first to admit that more than a few times I have signed up for the trial and fired up my WAR client for a few days of casual RvR. Not surprisingly I had no yearnings to reactive my account to play either of my tier 4 characters.
Will it recapture that feeling from beta where everyone rushed to level 12 in one evening and then spent the next few days in Tier 2 open RvR? Will the mass of players kept at some artificially low level cap provide the critical mass needed to revive lower tiers of the game?